Preston and Jennifer are some of the easiest going, kindest people I've had the pleasure of working with. Their wedding constantly had me reaching for tissues and awakened my cold, black heart. (Just kidding. About the cold, black heart part. Let's be honest, my heart is probably floral printed.)
It was a beautiful autumn day in Baltimore, despite the Ravens' loss, and I was positively honored to be a part of the Carter wedding. Jamming out to Earth, Wind, & Fire's "September" with the bride was definitely the highlight of the night. The Carters were so generous and kind with their vendors, and I can't say thank you enough! They were seriously the cream of the crop when it comes to clients.
I had never been to the Star Spangled Banner Museum in Baltimore, but it was amazing, and such a unique wedding venue. A giant American flag was the backdrop for the intimate ceremony. There were seats marked in honor of those family members that would have been at the wedding if Heaven weren't so far away, and the bride's sister walked down the aisle with a picture commemorating their mother. Jennifer made her way down the aisle, and Preston tried to keep his eyes dry. We all did.
My favorite moment in the video is when Preston bows to Jennifer as she makes it to the end of the aisle. Their vows were so beautiful, and it was clear that these two people were so completely meant for each other. Witnessing this kind of love is my favorite part of the job, a priceless cherry on top.
The Carters had the most energetic reception I've seen yet. Everyone was on the dance floor (under the bride's commandment), and the newlyweds kept the party alive with a soul train and the shoe game, which resulted in a heated and hilarious competition. All in all, their wedding was just so much FUN! And while it was not the 21st night of September, we still danced the night away, and the stars (on the flag, of course) stole the night away.
I am so, so happy I got to be a part of Preston and Jennifer's big day, and I know they will live a very happy, adventurous life together! Congratulations, newlyweds!
Check out their highlight video below, and be sure to change the quality to watch in HD!