Maryland Science Center Wedding

August 20, 2018

 

~ Laura & Travis | June 22, 2018 ~

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.

Timeline of 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.

bride walking down aisle with cathedral length veil with flower appliqués at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Ellicott City, Maryland

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.

bride walking down aisle with cathedral length veil with flower appliqués at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Ellicott City, Maryland
bride walking down aisle with cathedral length veil with flower appliqués at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Ellicott City, Maryland

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.

bride and groom holding hands during Catholic wedding ceremony
Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Ellicott City, Maryland
Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Ellicott City, Maryland
Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church by Ellicott City Wedding Photographer
Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church by Ellicott City Wedding Photographer

The first kiss and recessional are my favorite parts of any wedding ceremony!

first kiss at Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church by Ellicott City Wedding Photographer
recessional at Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church by Ellicott City Wedding Photographer
recessional at Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church by Ellicott City Wedding Photographer

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.

view of the harbor from roof of Maryland Science Center Wedding in Baltimore
wedding cake with a mountain-theme  at Maryland Science Center Wedding
t-rex skeleton at Maryland Science Center Wedding

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 at Maryland Science Center Wedding

Constellations cover the floor of the Maryland Science Center wedding. Also, the giant floor-to-ceiling windows gave great light.

cupcakes and wild flowers
wildflowers
table with photos
couple's portraits outside on roof of Maryland Science Center wedding

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.

couple's portraits outside on roof of Maryland Science Center wedding
bridal portraits outside on roof of Maryland Science Center wedding
wedding toast
couple toasted with beakers and sat under a T-Rex skeleton at Maryland Science Center Wedding
couple toasted with beakers and sat under a T-Rex skeleton
couple toasted with beakers and sat under a T-Rex skeleton at Maryland Science Center Wedding

After the ceremony, the couple toasted with beakers and sat under a T-Rex skeleton.

bride hugging father
bride and groom cut a wedding cake with a mountain-theme at Maryland Science Center Wedding
bride and groom cut a wedding cake with a mountain-theme at Maryland Science Center Wedding
bride and groom had a low-key "first dance" at Maryland Science Center Wedding

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.

bride and groom had a glow-stick exit
couple's portraits on roof of Maryland Science Center wedding at night
view of harbor at night

Congratulations to Laura and Travis!

Maryland Science Center Wedding Vendors

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

 

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