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Tessa & Bill | Historic St. Mary’s City Wedding

We drove down to Historic St. Mary’s City and arrived at the Inn at Brome Howard. It was one of Maryland’s “weird weather” days, giving us 85 degree heat in October. The Brome Howard feels like a strong old home, built in the 1800’s with character that has stood the test of time. It seems the walls are holding the memories of hundreds of years. The fathers of the bride and groom were sitting in wooden rocking chairs on the back porch while the girls finished up at the hair salon. When Tessa arrived, her eyes were wide. As one of the most organized brides I have met, running late from her hair appointment  seemed to jolt her nerves. When it came time for Tessa to put on her gorgeous lace gown from Mary’s Bridal, it was like the nerves faded away as soon as she realized she was that much closer to seeing Bill. College sweethearts, Tessa and Bill are the perfect compliment to one another. St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary

Each boutonniere and the table centerpiece flowers, were hand made by Bill and Tessa (and a little help from friends!)Engagement Annapolis USNA_0004 Engagement Annapolis USNA_0008

Bill’s ring is made with meteorite metal. True story. And Tessa’s ring is a gorgeous heirloom piece.Engagement Annapolis USNA_0006 Engagement Annapolis USNA_0007 Engagement Annapolis USNA_0005St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary

I love these of Tessa. Girl, you are just beautiful.St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary

Their First Look took place on St. Mary’s College of Maryland Campus, where Tessa and Bill met and both call their alma mater.St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary St. MarySt. Mary St. Mary St. MaryGah! Tessa! :)St. MarySt. Mary St. Mary St. MarySt. Mary St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary St. MaryHow cute are the girls’ shoes?!St. MarySt. MaryTessa and Bill shared one of their first meals together in their college dorm. Their dinner was put together from a care package sent by their moms- Wheat Thins and Tomato Soup. I love that they wanted to recreate this moment at the very same table almost 10 years later!St. Mary St. Mary

The Ceremony and reception at Brome Howard was perfect. St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary St. Mary

Congratulations Tessa and Bill! We love you guys and are so honored to have been able to celebrate with your friends and family! Enjoy Spain, friends!

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  • Kristen

    These are all so beautiful, Tara!!ReplyCancel

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  • Carolyn

    And again, a great job of shooting a beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cummings

    I write alum notes for St Mary’s College of Maryland and would like to do a marriage note for Tessa & Bill. Would you be able to provide their last names so I can find them in the database and contact them or just pass my email to them and ask them to contact me post-honeymoon.

    beautiful photography!

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