Love Wins. Always.
I’m excited to share this preview of Casey and Erin’s beautiful spring Basignani Winery wedding! This beautiful winery, located in Sparks, MD was the perfect location for their intimate union attended by a small group of family and friends. Not even the scattered rain and lightning storms were enough to damper the joy, love and pride shared by the couple. After getting dressed I took the brides and their immediate family into the vineyard for some portraits and family photos. We then went inside, where Casey, Erin, their two witnesses and the officiant signed the Ketubah, which is the Jewish marriage contract. Prior to walking down the aisle, the brides performed another Jewish ritual called the Bedeken or Un-veiling. Casey and Erin stood back-to-back with their eyes closed and were then invited to turn around and open their eyes in order to see and accept each other for who they really are. During the ceremony under the Chuppah, each bride circled the other 3 times before taking the seventh circle together to represent their safekeeping over one another and the home they’ll create together with their new family at the center.
Casey and Erin exchanged rings unadorned by stones or decorations and then as their ceremony came to an end, they stepped on and shattered a glass wrapped inside a bag. The breaking of the glass represents the reminder of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem over 2,000 years ago and the preciousness of life and relationships. The ceremony was followed by music, dinner, wine and delicious desserts, including a simple yet elegant cake made by the bride (Erin) herself. The bright, colorful and yummy cookies and cupcakes were made by the brides’ friend, Lindsey Satterfield. Cookies shaped in the form of Washington state and Baltimore row homes, representing where the brides are from was such a creative idea! Casey’s dad gave a heartfelt toast, and they spent the remainder of the reception talking and laughing with their friends and family. It was truly a beautiful evening, and I was honored to capture these memories for Casey and Erin. I wish them many years of joy, love, and happiness! Enjoy this preview of their special day…
Venue: Basignani Winery
Flowers: Butterbee Farms @butterbee_farm
Cookies/Cupcakes: Lindsey Satterfield @oneponypaper
Caterer: Zefert and Gold @zeffertandgold