She beamed. I have never seen someone walk down the aisle with such a glowing smile of confidence. Annette never looked back. She had looked forward to that moment her entire life. That moment she knew she was marrying the guy of her dreams. While Annette beamed as she walked arm in arm with her father down the aisle, Scott smiled with pride. I am not sure I have ever seen a groom so focused on his soon-to-be wife. Scott did not take his eyes off of Annette. It was beautiful!
Annette’s confidence seemed to be a common thread throughout her wedding planning. She was in the middle of a career change, going back to school, and starting a new job- all while planning their wedding. Busy is an understatement- so when she had a free moment she put it to good use. Shortly after Scott proposed, a friend of hers told her about the Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sale. Annette looked at the website and found they were hosting a gown sale in Baltimore the next week. For those of you who are not familiar with the Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sale… it is basically a traveling bridal gown sale that “provides brides-to-be with an opportunity to find their dream gown (at an incredible savings) while making wishes and dreams come true for women and men who are losing their fight to breast cancer.” The gowns are often donated by brides who have already worn the gowns or they are donated by designers and dress shops from around the world. Annette figured that attending the show would be a great opportunity to just get an idea of the dresses she could choose from. By herself, as confident as ever, she walked into the ballroom full of gowns… and found a group of volunteers (many cancer survivors) eager to help her find the dress of her dreams. And in fact she found the perfect one! The perfect one to show off her beauty on her wedding day and keep Scott’s eyes mesmerized!
We were so excited to hear Annette’s story of finding her dream gown while giving back to such a worthy cause! She inspired us and as a result we decided to give 10% of our sales from our online galleries to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. At our wedding photo reveal party with Annette and Scott, Annette informed us that she would likely be donating her dress back to Brides Against Breast Cancer! How admirable and inspiring! If you are a former bride and have your dress hanging in your closet and just don’t know what to do with it… definitely check out this amazing organization.
Annette and Scott- we loved being a part of your wedding day! You two are so much fun to be around… I am not sure we will ever be a part of another wedding where the groom drops his pants… lol ;)… but Scott, you will always be our first! ;) It was great to see your group of friends again- and of course we have to say thanks to Katie and Frank for the incredible referral! It truly means the world to us when we know our past brides and grooms refer us to their friends! Annette and Scott- we wish you all of the happiness in the world… keep beaming and inspiring! :) Enjoy the photos and the slideshow!
Annette and Scott were married at the Hotel Monaco in Baltimore, MD. We LOVE the Hotel Monaco because of its beautiful architecture and swanky interior! Love it!
Annette’s perfectly simple wedding dress she purchased at the Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sale.
We had a lot of fun with Annette’s shoes- which also happened to work so nicely with the hotel room decor! ;)And here begins Annette’s beam! She glowed in every way! Special thanks to the ladies at Scene 217 and Alexis for an incredible job on Annette’s hair and makeup! She looked fabulous!
The beautiful flowers for the day were provided by Cheryl at Reidel’s Florist. They were beautiful!
This ceremony was full of lots of laughs and good fun! ;) Annette and Scott have such an amazing sense of humor! After their reveal party my cheeks were sore from laughing so much! :) They are so much fun!Glamorous! Love it!
I secretly wish I had this big huge couch in my house! The second floor of the Hotel Monaco is full of real fun, super swanky furniture! Amazing! And the perfect compliment to the traditional feel of the marble staircase on the first floor of the original Baltimore & Ohio Railroad headquarters.
Don’t miss the slideshow! Congratulations Annette and Scott!