Laura and Travis had a fun and quirky Maryland Science Center wedding. The bride searched for an Ellicott City wedding photographer to capture her wedding because she grew up in the area. As a result, she found me. I was so excited to be a part of her and Travis’s special day.
First, Laura specifically mentioned that the couple did not want a lot of getting ready photos. Therefore, the main wedding photography started at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Ellicott City, Maryland. St. Paul’s describes itself as a “voice and presence for the marginalized and needy.”
It has a long and interesting history. First, according to its website, the church was “[d]edicated on December 13, 1838, [and] St. Paul’s Church was the only Catholic church between Baltimore and Frederick.” Furthermore, “[d]uring the Civil War, the basement of the church served as a hospital for all soldiers – both Northern and Southern.” Finally, Babe Ruth married here in 1914.
Check out Laura’s amazing veil! It is a cathedral length veil with flower appliqués. Laura found it at a bridal salon and bought the last one they had. As the bride walked down the aisle, the bride’s good friend played the violin in the church’s balcony.
Many times, during Catholic wedding ceremonies, the photographer is not permitted to move around. However, St. Paul’s Catholic Church permitted me to move around the periphery of the church. St. Paul’s has a balcony in the front and back of the church. Therefore, I was able to capture many more angles than in a typical Catholic ceremony.
The first kiss and recessional are my favorite parts of any wedding ceremony!
After the ceremony, the guests headed over to the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore. The Science Center is located right on the water. The cocktail hour was on the roof. Therefore, everyone had a great view of the harbor.
The baker baked a wedding cake with a mountain-theme because the bride and groom have Colorado roots. Also, a t-rex skeleton smiled down on the married couple.
Constellations cover the floor of the Maryland Science Center wedding. Also, the giant floor-to-ceiling windows gave great light.
It drizzled rain on and off throughout the day. As a result, we had about five minutes to take couple’s portraits outside before the bride was too cold and wet.
After the ceremony, the couple toasted with beakers and sat under a T-Rex skeleton.
The bride and groom had a low-key “first dance.” It was technically not a “first dance” because the couple did not want everyone staring at them. So, the couple simply danced with all of their guests without any announcement. Finally, at the end of this Maryland Science Center wedding, the bride and groom had a glow-stick exit.
Congratulations to Laura and Travis!
Wedding Photography | Ellicott City wedding photographer Olivia Jacob Photography with second shooter Inna O. (credited with first and last photographs above and with photo of first kiss)
Wedding Coordination | Nora Lorraine, NoLo Events
Hair | Something Blu Beauty, Marriottsville, Maryland
Wedding Ceremony Venue | St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Ellicott City, Maryland
Wedding Reception Venue | Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, Maryland