I am SO excited to share Callie and Drew’s GORGEOUS wedding today! Callie and Drew were married on Saturday, August 25, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville, Maryland, and celebrated with loved ones at the beautiful Waverly Mansion in Marriottsville
Callie and Drew met in January 2017 after they had both recently moved to Maryland; Callie moved back to Maryland, where she grew up, and Drew moved from Vermont to Maryland around the same time. These two met and instantly hit it off. Drew proposed in November with a sweet surprise geocaching scavenger hunt that ended with Drew down on one knee with an engagement ring. He even proposed to their dog, Chesney, too!
I was so, so honored to celebrate with Callie and Drew because I have been friends with Callie for most of my life! Every single wedding is so special to me, but there is nothing as wonderful as photographing a friend’s wedding. Callie is one of the kindest people – she is so caring, sweet, and genuine, and it was so exciting to be there celebrating with her! When I first arrived at Callie’s parents’ house, Callie teared up because suddenly it was more real (so of course I was in tears too!). It was so nice to see Callie’s mom and sister again too, and to meet her father, and I loved meeting Drew! Drew is just as kind as Callie, and it is clear that these two are truly meant to be. They are a great couple!
Callie began the day getting ready at her parents’ beautiful home with her bridal party, family, and adorable dog, Chesney. Callie’s younger sister, Kathleen, was her maid of honor, and her bridesmaids were friends Marissa, Christin, and Jamie, and this group was SO excited for Callie! Callie and her bridal party wore matching floral robes to get ready. Meanwhile, Drew and his groomsmen got ready at Turf Valley. Drew has three brothers, so Josh, Bryan, and Tyler were all his best men, alongside groomsman Jared. These five were so much fun; Justin couldn’t stop laughing during the groomsmen pictures!
Callie and Drew were married in a beautiful ceremony at Callie’s family’s church, St. Louis Catholic Church, in Clarksville, Maryland. Afterward, everyone headed to Waverly Mansion, where Callie and Drew’s adorable dog, Chesney, was waiting to greet them! Chesney was SO excited to be part of the wedding and was so good in the pictures – I just love that they included their dog in their wedding (and the pictures are so cute!!). Justin and I had our dogs in our wedding too, and it is one of my favorite memories of our wedding! Chesney had a floral collar that matched the bridal party’s bouquets! And portrait time was incredible; these two are so, so comfortable together – which shows in their gorgeous pictures! They were so relaxed, easy-going, and happy all day, and their genuine joy made for the prettiest portraits. After portraits, Callie and Drew were introduced at their reception, and the party began!
Callie’s dad gave the sweetest speech welcoming their guests and sharing some stories about Callie and Callie and Drew. Callie’s sister, Kathleen, had everyone laughing with stories of Callie and Drew, and she talked about how Callie and Drew love playing games together. Drew’s brothers also had everyone laughing. They began their speeches by announcing that they were going to do a musical performance together; they gathered together like they were about to sing and then quickly backed away, saying they needed Drew to be part of the ensemble if they were going to do that. It was so funny! After that, the dance floor opened, and DJ Jacob Jenson of District Remix kept everyone dancing all night! It was SUCH a fun celebrating; the dance floor was packed, and guests were able to relax and mingle outside the reception tent too (which was perfect because it was such a beautiful night!). It was so nice to see how close Callie and Drew’s families are; it is clear that Callie and Drew are incredibly loved and their families are so happy for them! It was such a fun night – complete with a spin-the-bottle dance off!
I LOVED Callie and Drew’s green and rose cold color palette; Callie’s bridesmaids wore long emerald green chiffon gowns, and her maid of honor wore a full-length sparkly gold gown (it was amazing!). The groomsmen wore the same emerald green color ties, and the bridal party had blush pink bouquets. Not only were the colors gorgeous, but we had the most BEAUTIFUL weather! It was a perfect sunny day – and even though it was late August, the weather was, incredibly, in the 70’s. It was the perfect day for a garden cocktail hour and an outdoor wedding reception, and it made for the most BEAUTIFUL pictures! Just wait until you see Callie and Drew’s STUNNING portraits! We also were able to step out later in the evening before sunset for some golden hour pictures too J
Congratulations, Callie and Drew!! I am so happy for you two! Your wedding was the perfect day in every way, and Justin and I were so, so honored to celebrate with you, your family, and your friends. I hope you and Drew are having an incredible time on your honeymoon in St. Lucia! Enjoy some favorites from your best day ever!
Callie’s parents gave her this beautiful ring for her birthday when she turned ten, and she has worn it ever day since!
I love the monogramed glasses each bridesmaid had – and their robes were so cute!
Chesney and Callie’s dress!! Thank you, Chesney, for posing here so well! She is such a good dog!
I love this sweet moment!
Callie’s first look with her dad and with her bridal party was so sweet!
Chesney was so as excited to see these two as they were to see her!
The one on the left was completely candid!! Callie, you’re a stunning bride!
What a great wedding party!!
I’m obsessed with Callie’s color palette!! How pretty is this? And I love how Callie and Kathleen’s dresses look side-by-side too!
I love both of these!! And look at the back of Callie’s gorgeous gown!
I love this! This bunch had so many funny pictures! :)
Callie, you are such a beautiful bride!
I love the one on the right so much!
I just love this one of Callie with her sister and mom!! How sweet is it?
And I love these two of Drew with Chesney and with his mom and brothers!
Callie and Drew love games, so they had guests sign Jenga pieces with marriage advice! Such a fun idea!
And then we stepped outside for some GORGEOUS sunset portraits!
I love this one of Callie looking over her shoulder!
Wedding cake time!
Congratulations, Callie and Drew!!