Julie & Darren- Baltimore, Maryland

Julie and Darren entered a contest to win a dream wedding to be held at the Tremont in Baltimore City. Local Baltimore TV station WMAR – ABC 2 held the contest on their Good Morning Maryland show where several couples told the viewers why they deserve a dream wedding (Live on air). Viewers could then go online to vote for the couple that they felt really deserved the wedding. Julie and Darren made it as finalists, blew the competition away, and won!

And that’s when they called me a few months ago. I was all booked up for the year, but after I met with Julie and Darren, heard the story of how they met as counselors at Camp Airy, I couldn’t say no. And I am so glad I didn’t. I did their engagement photos earlier this month, and their wedding yesterday.

Many of Darren’s family flew from across the pond to be with them yesterday, and it was amazing to see just how many people love these two.

Julie and Darren saw each other for the first time before the ketubah signing and it was such a sweet moment. Watching Julie walk towards Darren was fun to watch.

After the ketubah signing, they did a veiling ceremony, and then came the ceremony. All were really nice, intimate, and family-centered.

Then came the big party. The band Millennium tore it up. Or, as Jaime would say, “Bangin‘ and off the chain!” And that’s so true. They rocked it out. And as a fun side note, one of the very talented signers of Millennium is a former American Idol contestant– how cool is that?!

The reception was one big, happy celebration for these two, and I don’t know any other couple more deserving of it.
Julie and Darren, thank you so much for calling me even though my website said I was booked for the 2007 season. I never would have been able to meet you and your amazing families, and I am so happy I was able to document your day. Best wishes to both of you!
Amazing Vendors:
Lauren Thurston- Event Coordinator for Baltimore’s Tremonts
David Cohen- Flute Musician (410.653.0516)
This garter was Julie’s great great great grandmother’s

Nothing like a bit of guitar hero before getting hitched!

Julie and Darren see each other for the first time- it was so romantic!

Traditional Jewish veiling ceremony

These two are like pro models!


I thought this one was funny

Their first dance was to Queen and had an awesome ending!

Father and daughter dance- I’m always a sucker for it!

Havla Nagila!

Darren’s parents

Julie’s parents

Best man and maid of honor

Julie’s little sister grabbed the mic from the band and totally started to free style rap- who knew?!

The boys did a surprise serenade to Julie of “You’ve Lost That Lovin‘ Feeling” It was awesome!

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