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TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Wedding – Maggie & Tony

October 25, 2016

When I think about how we nearly missed the privilege of meeting Maggie and Tony and photographing their wedding, I’m just so thankful for the way it all worked out! Maggie and Tony had actually hired another photographer, but through a series of unfortunate events, she became unavailable for their wedding. Maggie and Tony’s longtime friend Kelly (of Petals by the Shore) texted us just a little while back to see if we were available. We *almost* said no, because their wedding fell within a fully booked week in an intensely busy month. But we always treasure the opportunity to work with Kelly, so we set up a phone call with Maggie to feel out the situation. Immediately upon speaking with Maggie, who was so lively, candid, and kind, I knew that we wanted to be there on her wedding day!! Fortunately, she also felt that we’d be a good fit. The entire time elapsed from contact to booking was just a matter of hours!

After that, I met Maggie and Tony for a little mini-shoot, just so they would be comfortable with us on the wedding day. I left that session even MORE thankful that God orchestrated this meeting, because I saw that Tony was Maggie’s perfect match – not quite as lively perhaps (few people are as lively as Maggie!), but solid, mature, and equally as funny and kind as Maggie. I listened to Maggie and Tony talk about their families, their wedding, and the things that were important to them and I became a little emotional as I saw how much they appreciated their families and wanted to use their wedding as a way to honor them. The rest of our correspondence before the wedding was by email, where they did what I called the “Good Cop/Funny Cop Routine”. I don’t think I ever sent an email that wasn’t responded to by BOTH Maggie and Tony, which is very unusual. One would write something informative and always affirming. An hour or so later, the other would follow up with something hilarious. As I sat at my desk working and their emails popped in, they just made my day! Then, at some point along the way, Susie and I had to share some personal news that was perhaps going to affect their wedding day. You’re not even going to believe this – Maggie was so gracious and compassionate, she offered to come CLEAN MY HOUSE. What?! As I said – this is an uncommonly kind couple! (By the way, I declined – that’s what I have kids for, right?! ;-))

On the day of Maggie and Tony’s wedding, I saw everything that I had seen in them before – love & appreciation for their families and their kindness & humor – but I also saw something I hadn’t noticed before. Tony and Maggie are truly a team that looks out for one another’s interests and desires. They’re wonderful about compromise. Sometimes wedding days can be hard on a couple, because the expectations are so high, it’s easy to get upset if things go a little differently. Not for Maggie and Tony! – nothing mattered to them except being together with their dearest. As minor decision points came up, they listened to each other and easily made choices based on concern for the other. That was a beautiful thing for me to see and gave me so much excitement for them as they enter marriage!!! I’m so happy for Maggie and Tony and so, so thankful that they chose us to document this day!!! Maggie and Tony – thank you, congratulations, best wishes and highest hopes for many years to come!!!!!!

Gorgeous Casablanca wedding dress

The prettiest Fall inspired wedding bouquet with shades of burgundy, pink and white

Photos of Unique wedding details for the modern bride

unique wedding shoes for modern brides

Stunning unique wedding bouquet perfect for a fall wedding, love the burgundy and pinks

floral wedding invitations and cards

Magenta wedding colors

fun photo groom getting his head shaven on wedding day

Groom getting ready pictures- shaving bald head

Avenel groom getting ready

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Happy groom for his wedding day at Avenel

Bride getting ready photos on her wedding day

cute photo of flower girl and bride while she gets ready on her wedding day

Photo of mother of the bride prepping daughters wedding dress at potomac Avenel

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Unique SF garter

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First look wedding photos at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm wedding pictures of first look

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm wedding portraits - what a gorgeous bouquet

TPC Avenel wedding photos in Maryland

the prettiest blush wedding bouquet ever seen! great for fall weddings

TPC Avenel is a romantic wedding venue in Maryland

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Wedding pictures

Rustic wedding venue in Maryland

Outdoor rustic wedding photos in Maryland

TPC Avenel Farm Wedding is a wonderful venue

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TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm wedding photos outdoors

eggplant wedding colors

Fall wedding at Potomac at Avenel Farm

Cute flower girl holding the tulle from Brides wedding dress

Potomac at Avenel Farm Wedding wedding photographers

Grooms men horsing around Potomac at Avenel Farm photos

Eggplant wedding colors for bridesmaid dresses so fun

Love the mix of plum, eggplant, purple and pink wedding colors so vibrant and beautiful

The prettiest fall wedding flowers- romantic colors of fushica purples and burgundy

Beautiful vibrant colors for weddings

Love this darker gray suite with the bridesmaid eggplant colored dresses

Outdoor wedding pictures at Potomac at Avenel Farm

st catherine laboure wedding ceremony

st catherine laboure wedding ceremony pictures

What a cute ring bearer running down isle at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church

Photo of Bride excited to enter church for ceremony st catherine laboure

Bride walking down isle St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church

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wedding ceremony pictures inside St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church

St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church wedding ceremony

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Sweet moment of grand parents st catherine laboure wedding ceremony

st catherine laboure wedding ceremony photos

Happy smiling groom during his wedding ceremony at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church

Wedding pictures couple existing ceremony

Unique rustic wedding center pieces with tree branches

purple burgundy and white wedding flowers for center pieces. Beautiful colors. love the gold mercury glass candle holders

mint favors and cigars for wedding favors

Gold and white wedding decor with shades of pink and purple - perfect for fall wedding rustic chic color theme

Reception photos Avenel Wedding venue

unique custom bobble head cake topper

love how they used the mercury glass for the wedding decor

First dance photos TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm wedding pictures

Toast during reception at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm

How funny is this set of photos of brides reaction during toasts for her reception

Bridesmaids laugh during toasts too

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm wedding pictures of reception

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm wedding photography

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Parent dances during reception at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm

First Dance photos and parent dances Avenel Farm wedding photography

Prime Time band killing it at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm

Wedding guests having a great time at this fun wedding at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm

Prime Time is a great band and entertains guests during weddings

Floor girl catches bouquet and is super happy

Garter toss TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm wedding photography

Dances TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm wedding photos

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm wedding photography by Susie and Becky

Vendor Team

Venue: TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm
Ceremony Venue: St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church
Caterer: TPC Avenel
Videographer: AM Films
Hair and Makeup: Chelsey Dame of Beauty by Terra
Barber: Andrew, The Suite Barber Shop
Men’s Suits: Jos A Bank
Dress: Designed by Casablanca, Found at White Swan Bridal
Florist: Petals by the Shore
Band: Prime Time
Officiant: Fr. Salah
Limo: Martin’s Sedan

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