In sickness and in health. Those are words I have heard probably at least a hundred times by now, but never have they hit me as hard as when I listened to Jaime be brought to tears as she said them to Michael. I’m not going to go all into the unfortunate struggles that Jaime and Michael have had to face already in their relationship, but I want the world to know that Jaime is one strong, kickass, sweet to the core chica that is truly an inspiration. And Michael is a model of a committed and loving man that has stood by her side. To have them choose me as the one that got to be there as their dream of marrying on the field at the Ravens M&T Bank Stadium came true….I don’t know how I got so lucky. And beyond that, to have Jaime’s Mom tell me, when I met her the morning of their wedding, that Jaime was over the moon happy to have me as their photographer and that she has heard so much about me…..that I have no idea how happy Jaime was to have me there…….it’s the most rewarding and gratifying feeling. I can’t thank her enough for that.
It truly was a day I will never forget. A wedding that Jaime had told me was what helped keep her happy and with a positive outlook through everything. Jaime and Michael, hardcore Ravens fans both with Ravens tattoos, got to marry on the 50 yard line at M&T Bank Stadium surrounded by the most important people in their lives. How many people can say that?! They celebrated afterwards on the club level, decorated with purple and orange for the Baltimore Birds. And I can’t forget to mention how awesome it was that we all got to hang out before the ceremony in the Ravens locker room, grabbing a few photos and hitting the “Play Like a Raven” sign on the way out. Seriously…..how did I get so lucky?! They even had pictures of Jaime and Michael scrolling through on the big screens out on the field during the ceremony. They made it on the big screen!! The stadium was theirs for the day and it couldn’t have happened to a sweeter and more deserving couple. On several different occassions I overheard Michael say “How cool is this?!”, and even asked me if he could take a second break from photos so he could grab a photo of them on the big screens because it was just so cool. They were both in awe of the magic that their day had become…..constantly grateful and so much in love. I was left in awe of this great couple I was given the gift of knowing.
Ok….enough of this sappy stuff…..moving on!! Haha!
All the great vendors from the day:
Hair: Phyllis with Nucci Salon & Spa
Makeup: Danielle Collier (personal friend)
Venue: M&T Bank Stadium
Flowers: Richardson’s Flowers and Gifts
DJ: Luxor Music Services
Photographer: Lauren C Photography
Videography: In Motion Video
Cake: Baltimore Cakery
Invitations: Preston’s Stationary
Dress: Casablanca from Juliet’s Bridal
Shoes: The Dessy Group
Favors: Bay Imprint