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Kara and Matt - Main Street Ballroom, Ellicott City Maryland Wedding

How they met:

Matt and Kara met in college through the Christian ministry they were both a part of, Cru. They became friends and ended up working together as Matt ran the weekly meeting while Kara was the emcee. For Halloween that year, Kara dressed up as a Pacman ghost and according to him her stunning looks and character made him fall madly in love with her. Several months past, feelings for each other grew and he asked Kara out on a date (They went to an Ethiopian restaurant.. a bold choice but she was into it).

The proposal:

As their relationship grew, they quickly realized that we were meant for each other and Matt proposed to Kara on a sunrise hike the day after she had finished her last final of the semester. It was one of the most joyous days of their lives and Kara could not stop smiling at the thought of getting to spend the rest of my life with her best friend.

December 30, 2021

Kara and Matt planned the most beautiful wedding day. They wanted it to have a little bit of a Christmas and New Year's theme, but just subtle enough to be so classy and romantic. Their color pallet were pops of burgundy, navy, white, and forest green, and let me just tell you... I was in love! Their details were one of my favorites to style and capture. Kara got ready at her mom's house with the help of her bridesmaids, and family. They shared some special and sweet moments together and I couldn't help but tear up behind my camera. While Kara finished getting ready, I headed over to the church for the rest of the getting ready pictures. Good Hope Presbyterian Church was such a beautiful church for their ceremony! It had beautiful landscape that was the perfect backdrop for a December wedding. Inside, it was decorated tastefully with a couple Christmas trees, beautiful garland, and lanterns that lined the aisle. Kara and Matt at first did not want to do a first look, but after sharing some benefits of why it would be so great for them, they agreed. Their first look was such a sweet moment as Kara tapped Matt on the shoulder and as he turned around, the biggest smile I had ever seen grew on his face as he hugged his soon to be wife. Kara and Matt professed their love for each other as they repeated vows and shared rings. Then, it was party time! Main Street Ballroom was such a fun venue. They had Mission BBQ catering which was delicious. They had a friend sing and play guitar for their first dance which was so sweet. Kara and Matt danced the night away with their family and friends and let me just say, it was a PARTY! Thank you both for letting me be apart of your special day!


Caterer: Mission BBQ