Oh what a difference a day makes in the crazy world of weather! The wedding the day before was all clouds and rain, and Justin and Joelle’s wedding was all sunshine and blue skies! Most importantly though, just like the couple the day before, Justin and Joelle could not have been happier on their big day!
Let’s back up a bit though because we have context to add. Justin and Joelle approached me about photographing their wedding after Joelle was a bridesmaid in the wedding Maitreyi and Will. Maitreyi was the Matron of Honor for Joelle, and many of the same people in Maitreyi and Will’s wedding were also present here at Justin and Joelle’s, so the day was filled with familiar faces!
Justin and Joelle’s wedding venue was a country club in Germantown, Maryland. The view from the club house and ceremony location was pretty spectacular; rolling greens, trees, and lakes! It was all quite picturesque! The said familiarity between the members of the bridal party also brought a sense community to the whole day. This was a great group of friends celebrating a marriage!
Justin and Joelle opted for a first look, and Justin’s animated facial expressions make this one of my favorite first looks to date! Joelle was a stunning bride, and the two of them were extremely photogenic. The ceremony itself took place outside between two trees and was officiated by one of their good friends (who had a flair for the dramatic as well). I can’t remember if this was a first for me or not, but Justin and Joelle’s dog was one of the members of the processional at the beginning of the ceremony!
The reception was bouncing and energetic, the speeches were touching and heartfelt, and the photobooth was a hit (there may or may not be pictures of me in there…). Basically the wedding was fantastic! Throw in the sparkler exit and everyone left happy and probably very tired!
Ok you know the drill, check out the photos below and relive the day!
It was great to spend this day with you guys! Here’s to many happy years!
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