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May 1, 2016

Nicole + Joe, a Romantic Ceresville Mansion Wedding

Brooke Tyson Photography

Nicole and Joe met in graduate school where the two were both studying to become pharmacists at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. They started dating in 2012, and when Joe proposed in 2014, the two began planning their April 2016 wedding at Ceresville Mansion. Nicole was truly the most organized bride; she created a powerpoint of her colors and themes, and she shared all of her favorite ideas on Pinterest. It has been so fun seeing Nicole and Joe’s plans come together, and Nicole and her bridesmaids had such a good time planning this special celebration!

And Nicole and Joe have a lot to celebrate this year; just weeks after their wedding, these two moved into their very first home, last May, they were graduating pharmacy school, and they both landed their dream pharmacy jobs in the past year!

I adore all of my couples, but this wedding was so special because I know Nicole and Joe so well also – these two are two of my sister, Kelsey’s, absolute best friends! It was so fun photographing this wedding because of how much Nicole and Joe mean to me, and it was awesome having my sister in the wedding as a bridesmaid and knowing SO many of the wedding guests! Kelsey is my second shooter at many of my weddings, so it was really cool having her on the other side of the camera with the wedding party! Maybe I am partial because I knew so many of them, but I have to say – this was truly such a kind, fun, loving, and genuinely joyful group of people; Nicole and Joe have some incredible friends! It was such a fun reception, and people had so much fun celebrating Nicole and Joe’s wedding!

Ceresville Mansion in Frederick, Maryland was also a STUNNING backdrop to their wedding; the cherry blossoms were blooming and those plus the beautiful architecture of the mansion made for such incredible photos! Justin, my second shooter (and husband!), and I loved this venue, and it was so fun shooting here because we attended our very first wedding as a couple in 2007 together at this venue too! It was a very, very windy day, but Nicole, Joe, and their wedding party didn’t let that stop them from having a great time and doing lots of photos outdoors J And it was so worth it! I can’t get enough of Nicole and Joe’s stunning portraits!!

Congratulations, Nicole and Joe! I love you two so much and I am so happy for you!! Enjoy looking through just a small percentage of my favorite photos from your beautiful wedding day!

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I can’t get over how beautiful this is!!
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Ceremony time!
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Ceresville_Mansion_Wedding-2205.jpgThese two make this look too easy!!
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Ceresville_Mansion_Wedding-22025.jpgNicole and Joe’s wedding cake may be the most beautiful cake I have ever seen!  How incredible is this blue ombre wedding cake?  Plus the sweet owl cake topper! Aww!!
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Ceresville_Mansion_Wedding-523.jpgThis was a FUN reception!!
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VENUE | Ceresville Mansion

PHOTOGRAPHER | Brooke Tyson Photography

FLORIST | Blossom and Basket

DJ | Chris Yoo

WEDDING CAKE | Karen Rodkey Cakes

WEDDING DRESS | David’s Bridal



ashton : 04:19 May 3, 2016 Reply
kate spade and pastels?! be still my heart! beautiful wedding and work!
Anna Marie Arpasi : 04:34 May 3, 2016 Reply
GAH!! I've been loving these pictures ever since I saw the previews. Everything is just aboslutely perfect. I love the spring feeling! All the portraits are absolutly wonderful! GORGEOUS!!!
Brea : 08:26 May 3, 2016 Reply
This wedding is so beautiful, Brooke! You did an amazing job capturing their sweet love. I have a wedding there soon and now I'm extra excited about it!
Emily : 13:59 May 3, 2016 Reply
What a pretty spring wedding! These are lovely photos, and the flowers and background are perfect.
Dani : 14:03 May 3, 2016 Reply
These are gorgeous!! I love all the spots for portraits, especially the ones right under that cherry blossom tree. Beautiful work!!
Jennifer : 16:05 May 3, 2016 Reply
These are simply stunning! LOVE!!
Melissa : 20:58 May 5, 2016 Reply
These are beautiful! I love the bride & groom portraits under the cherry blossom tree!
Jenni Meisner : 09:56 May 11, 2016 Reply
Love the photos! Such a pleasure to work with Nicole and Joe.
Sonya + Steve, a Pier 5 Baltimore Wedding » Brooke Tyson Photography : 15:49 June 12, 2016 Reply
[…] sister, Kelsey; these two went to pharmacy school together at the University of Maryland (just like Nicole and Joe!  I am so lucky to photograph so many gorgeous pharmacists!!).  I met Sonya and Steve at their […]
Carolyn + Dan, a Fall Wedding at Overhills Mansion - Maryland Wedding Photographer Brooke Tyson Photography : 19:59 October 13, 2017 Reply
[…] many cool connections to these two! Carolyn went to school with Kelsey’s best friend, Nicole (you can view Nicole and Joe’s gorgeous wedding here!), and it turned out that Kelsey went to college with Carolyn’s bridesmaid’s fiance! […]