Andrea + Chris are two of the sweetest and kindest people I’ve ever met – they’re also full of silliness and fun! Their engagement session from this past spring was a blast and it’s not surprising that their festive New Year’s Eve wedding was a ton of fun for everyone! These two have the cutest story – they were best friends for years before they finally started dating. And they’re clearly so perfect for each other – it wasn’t surprising when the officiant during their ceremony said “it’s about time!” as they exchanged vows. Andrea + Chris’ wedding day was chock full of laughter, smiles and tons of fun and celebration – we were lucky to be there!
Getting Ready, Ceremony & Reception Venue: Governor Calvert House in Annapolis, Maryland
Hair: Maria from Behind the Veil
Invitation Design: Allison Barnhill Designs
Florist: Intrigue Designs
Videographer: The Wood Room
DJ: Karl from C&J Entertainment
Cake: Fiona’s Cakes
Andrea + Chris’ invitations were custom-designed by Allison Barnhill Designs, and then personalized by using Andrea’s moms hand-written calligraphy!
This from Andrea about her gorgeous Chinese dress: “My Chinese relatives found a Chinese tailor in NY Chinatown to make the Chinese dress for me. It was made from fabric that my Popo (Grandma in Chinese) brought back from China over 50 years ago.”
I love the Chinese fabric wrapped around Andrea’s bouquet – such a unique touch
I loved that Andrea wrote on the bottom of her shoes. She even wrote in blue ink so she’d have her “something blue!”
After family shots, we booked it out to the Statehouse lawn for some preview fireworks fun.
The next two shots require a little explanation. Andrea and her dad danced to “Swinging on a Star.” They actually acted out each of the animals during the dance! In the 2nd shot, they are exhibiting the line in the lyrics:
A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He ain’t got no manners when he eats his food
He’s fat and lazy and extremely rude
They also passed little cards to the guests with the lyrics written on them so everyone could sing along!
Super cute wedding favors! These are chocolates with their vows on one side of the wrapper and engagement photos on the other side!
And as the night wore on and midnight loomed closer, things just got crazier and crazier! I’ve never seen such a packed dance floor!
Countdown to midnight! 3….2….1……
……HAPPY NEW YEAR!
These guys are definitely going to be living happily ever after!