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Gabby & Ryan’s Wedding | Wedding Photography Maryland

Gabby and Ryan smiling and embracing. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.

Wedding photography is full of so much love, and in my home state of Maryland, I get to capture so many sweet weddings! Every wedding I photograph, I walk away with a full heart . . . but Gabby and Ryan’s wedding sticks out among the many!

Gabby + Ryan’s Dating Journey

In the world we live in today, it’s normal to find the love of your life online. I’ve done the dating apps! Most of the couples I work with have met through one of them. They’re a great way to meet people you wouldn’t meet otherwise! Still, among all of the love stories I’ve heard, I don’t think I’ve heard one quite so sweet as this couple’s! Their story is so sweet and I talk all about it on on their engagement blog. But this blog is about Gabby and Ryan finally tying the knot, and every beautiful moment of their special day!

Gabby and Ryan’s families are both religious. Scripture readings from the moms, private prayers from the fathers, and worship songs from the bride’s sister permeated the ceremony. The wedding was so special, and both sides of the family contributed to creating an intimate and impactful start to Gabby and Ryan’s married life!

The Most Memorable Reception

After the wedding, the reception began! Both the father of the bride, and the father of the groom made speeches during the reception. Ryan’s dad served as his best man, which made the usual “best man” speech a bit more personal!

Gabby’s dad gave a speech before the father-daughter dance. He grabbed the mic, and shuffled a stack of papers and told the guests “Don’t worry, it’s in eighteen-point font because I can’t see very well!”. Funny sure, but his speech was so precious as he described Gabby and what a wonderful person she is. I can vouch for that – Gabby was one of the sweetest brides I’ve ever worked with!

The father-daughter dance was one of the most unique ones I’ve ever seen! It started out with the normal slow and sentimental music and dance. After a minute the music changes, and they both start breakdancing! Gabby and her dad had a whole routine lined up and it was so comical, but a perfect testament to their personalities and relationship! They did eventually go back to the slow dance and it ended on a sentimental, and beautiful note.

Two Become One

Both families, though they were from different states, made for such a welcoming environment! Gabby and Ryan thanked everyone for traveling out for the wedding. They even listed off the states that everyone traveled from! Both Gabby’s family from Maryland, and Ryan’s from Arizona blended together so well, and now are bonded even closer through their children’s marriage! No distance kept either Ryan and Gabby, nor their families from becoming one!

Gabby and Ryan,
It was a pleasure to be part of your wedding, full of so much love! Thank you for allowing me to walk through this season and serve you two. May your marriage be blessed!
-Hugs, Ashley

VENDOR TEAM:
Venue | Cold Saturday Farm
Dress | Amanda’s Bridal Loft
Flowers | Fleeman Florals
Hair | NVS Bridal
Make-Up | NVS Bridal & Hayley Black
Catering | Cey’s Catering, LLC


If you need someone to show your love story in pictures, send me a message and let’s get coffee! Thanks for reading!

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Wedding detail photo of the rings. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
Wedding detail collage of the save the dates, rings, and the bride's dress and shoes.
Collage of the bouquet and of Gabby holding her earrings.
The bridesmaids all assembled together on a couch before getting ready. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
Gabby getting into her dress and shoes. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
The mom of the bride and the bridesmaids reacting to Gabby in her dress
A collage of Ryan's dad/best man helping Ryan get dressed and Ryan opening a gift from his bride
Collage of Ryan dressed for his Maryland Wedding and Ryan posing with his dad/best man before the ceremony
The outdoor venue with all of the chairs set up on a wide lawn. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
The first look! Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
Gabby being walked down the aisle while Ryan watches in anticipation. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
The vows, rings, and sand pouring. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
Black and white photo of the bride, groom, and their fathers praying during the ceremony. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
The first kiss and walking out for the new couple. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
The bridesmaids and bride all laughing together with their bouquets.
All of the wedding party assembled in a line for a photo. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
The couple kissing while the bridal party watches and smiles. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
Ryan with his best man and groomsman. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
Gabby with her bouquet posing on the grass. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
Collage of the bride and groom kissing and laughing together on the grass.
Ryan and Gabby laughing together in front of a stone wall. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
Collage of Gabby and Ryan hugging and eskimo kissing. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
Ryan and Gabby walking together in a field and smiling. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
Posed photos of the bride and groom kissing and nuzzling.
Black and white photo of the newlyweds. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
The first dance and guests' reactions to it.
The father-daughter dance, and the groom dancing with his mother. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.
Ryan dipping and kissing Gabby. Wedding photography in Maryland done by Ashley.

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