Monday, August 23, 2010

Chad&Gabrielle: Friendsville, Maryland Wedding.

WOWWWWW. Okay, so before I post these let me say..please do not hunt down Chad and Gabrielle and send them hate mail for being SO cute that they make you sick and having an absolutely PERFECT wedding. Really, it's not their just comes natural. So try to contain your rage...
Anyway, I had the pleasure of shooting this absolutely gorgeous wedding a couple of weekends ago. The ceremony and reception both took place at the Chanteclaire Farm, an adorable venue tucked away in Friendsville, Maryland. And can I just say...I was in love.
The whole day truly was gorgeous from start to finish and everything ran smooth as silk. Gabbie did an amazing job of styling everything herself, from the wildflower centerpieces to her own hair and makeup(and some of her bridesmaids too!). I was thoroughly impressed.
Check it out for yourself! :)

Isn't she just STUNNING? I know Chad's reading this and saying "Yepp, that's my wife."

The lovely ceremony...

The you're probably saying "Gee they look like a bunch of beauty queens!" Well they are!!! You're looking at several former, current, and future title holders. Why so many beauty queens in one wedding, you ask? Well Gabbie was Miss Maryland USA 2009, so she's met quite a few other beauties along the way..So if you've kept up with the Miss USA and Miss America pageants you're probably seeing some familiar faces. Be sure to watch the Miss America 2011 pageant to see Lindsay(3rd from the left) compete for the crown!! :)

And the fellas?? They're not too bad lookin' either...

The whole gang.


Oh bright red barn, you completely won me over...

This has to be one of my favorites...EVER.

You two are a work of art....I mean that in the sincerest way.

The first dance. It was breathtaking...kind of like the other 95% of the wedding. I was started to feel like I needed an oxygen tank or something!!!

2 thumbs up for receptions inside of barns!!!!!

Mother/Son dance...

The Father/Daughter dance that STARTED OUT as a slow, emotional, tear-jerker. but......

Surprised everyone when the music changed and it turned into a crazy dance that included Thriller, Soulja Boy, Barbie Girl, and a ton of other songs. But this was just one of many surprises throughout the night...just wait. GET IT GIRRRRRRRLLLL.

Go Daddy. Go Daddy.

About to teach that cake a lesson...

Surprise #2: With her "Miss" pageant days being gone, Gabbie's new in-law's felt it appropriate to present her with a sash of her new title. Mrs. Heller :)

Surprise #3: Chad's epic search for the garter, that included use of his toolbox and finding several very bizarre garters before coming up with the right one! All to the soundtrack from Mission Impossible :)

Surprise #4: The only one I knew NOTHING about. In fact I don't think anyone in the room knew what to expect when the DJ pulled up a chair in the center of the dance floor and told Chad to have a seat.....And then, we heard thunder coming through the speakers...Uh Oh.....

"Is that 'It's Raining Men' playing??? I think it is, but why???" Then we all knew why, as his groomsmen came running up the stairs from the lower level of the barn. Shirts, GONE. Vests and ties, yepp still on, Chippendales style...

And proceeded to give Chad a minute-long lap dance...Ohhhhh goodness.

And finally....Surprise #5: Chad and Gabrielle's choreographed Samba dance, complete with lifts, dips, spins and all that good stuff. But by now I'm sure you can see...would you expect anything less from these two?

And that about wraps it up, there's 1000 other images I would love to share with you, but if this blog post gets any're gonna need a microscope to see the scroll bar on the right hand side of this page!!


  1. Freaking amazing!! :) Awesome job Kristen!

  2. Oh My Goodness..... I LOVE it all!!!! Amazing work Kristen. Perfection

  3. Picture perfect doesn't even describe it! I think might be going to Maryland now to have my reception in that barn. You are so talented Miss Booth!!

  4. Kristen, I am so proud of you and your work...I can't believe these pictures!!! They are absolutely amazing!

  5. Love them all. You did a beautiful job. Gorgeous!!