An intimate elopement atop Monte Sano with a stunning background view – what a way to celebrate love! We had the beautiful privilege to photograph Kathleen and Mark’s private wedding ceremony at Monte Sano State Park last week. From their relaxed, joyful hearts to the groom’s patience for taking portraits on a warm May afternoon, every moment displayed their love and commitment to each other.
Like many other spring brides, Kathleen and Mark made the difficult decision to move their grand Maryland wedding celebration to a date later this fall. As the day approached, however, they decided not to wait any longer to make it official!
We met the bride and groom at Monte Sano State Park with hearts full of happy anticipation. As much as we adore the big, grand wedding celebrations, there’s also something incredibly special about an intimate wedding ceremony. It radiates its own special kind of beauty.
After a heartfelt ceremony, Kathleen and Mark shared a special cake cutting and champagne toast before we headed off for their wedding day portraits. The mid-day sun was toasty warm, but they were total troopers! We found little pieces of shade and tree-lined pathways. The sun shone brilliantly on the valley below! It painted a canvas of picturesque greens and blues as we photographed portraits on the mountain’s edge.
Fun fact: Kathleen created the bouquet herself! It was beautiful!
Everything about this intimate elopement brought joy upon joy. They are the sweetest couple! They demonstrated their kindness, thoughtfulness, and genuine love for each other throughout the afternoon. We’re slightly envious of their photographer in Maryland because they are an amazing couple and such a joy to be around! We can’t wait to see pictures of their full celebration later this year. We know it’s going to be so special!
Kathleen & Mark – what an absolute treasure it was to witness and capture this precious elopement! Even in this incredibly special moment for you, you found so many ways to bless us and fill our hearts with joy. We wish you both so much happiness!
A shoutout to their amazing vendor team!
Venue: Monte Sano State Park
Photography: Joel and Amber Photography
Hair and Makeup Artist: Under the Veil
Necklace: Kathleen’s great-grandmother
Florals: The bride
Officiant: Joseph MacKenzie
Cake Artist: Edgar’s Bakery
Want more intimate wedding inspiration? Don’t miss Cassie & Landen’s intimate ceremony at Annabella at Cedar Glen!
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