I absolutely adore Baltimore elopements – especially at sunrise, with an incredible view of our city! Bastian+Lisa had seen another sunrise elopement that I had photographed (John+Emily) and they knew that was the kind of wedding that they pictured for themselves. So dark & early, I was up & at ’em for this Federal Hill Elopement! Funny enough, the officiant, Rev. Rachael, was the same one from my wedding the night before, so it was a treat to work together twice in one weekend! Bastian+Lisa were surrounded by their close family and friends (Bastian’s family was visiting from Germany!) and their son, who walked Lisa down the aisle. During the ceremony, guests ‘warmed’ the rings, and offered a blessing over them, before they were exchanged by the bride & groom. They ended the ceremony with a German wedding tradition, Baumstamm Sägen, which consists of the couple sawing a log. The log represents the first obstacle the newlyweds must overcome, in a lifetime of inevitable future obstacles. With a two-handle long saw, they work as a team (cheered on by their guests) until that log is successfully cut in two. Afterwards, we got some photos overlooking the harbor, and I had to snap a few of Lisa’s beautiful bouquet, from Crimson+Clover. Bastian+Lisa – Congratulations!! Much Love, ♥tPoz
What an exhausting wedding tradition! But so cool! You used that light perfectly for their family photos….it’s gorgeous! Congrats to the newlyweds!
Awwww I love how they included their son in the ceremony! The pics are just adorable. So many great moments!
Such a beautiful, sweet ceremony!! I love this log tradition! So much harder than cutting a piece of cake together!
This is so perfect! I love how beautiful the images are and how sweet and intimate their wedding was. The log cutting is so weird but so awesome!!