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Kings Contrivance Restaurant Wedding

Kings Contrivance Restaurant, Columbia, Maryland Wedding

A CoVid Tale

Roxanne had reached out to me over the summer, as she and Mario were planning their intimate wedding. Unfortunately, as life often does, it had other plans and they had to postpone their day of union until health-related matters cleared up.

When she finally got clearance, it was a quick wedding turnaround time, and friends and family came together to make it happen. We phone tagged back and forth and got her details ready in 3 days. Yes, you heard that correctly…3 days. Oh, the wonders of an intimate wedding!

Kings Contrivance Restaurant

Held at Kings Contrivance Restaurant in Columbia, Maryland, just outside Baltimore, her intimate wedding began. A tent was lifted, socially distant chairs were placed, and a gorgeous cake from Edibles Incredible! was brought in.

Roxanne and Mario met at a coffee shop, and among their many bonds is faith. It was important to both of them that they incorporate their pastors from both the United States and Senegal. Both men prayed over them with the congregation joining in as witnesses. Not many of Roxanne’s family members were able to make the trip, but it was incredibly special having the ones that could! Oh, and we cannot forget the flower girl! I was a flower girl so many times as a kid, and it’s the most thrilling job as a child. She is so adorable and took on the job effortlessly.

The other thing that strikes me about Roxanne and Mario is their gentleness and intentionality. Even if they were nervous, they never showed it. They’re the type of people that encounter each moment softly, take it in, make sure to hold each other’s hand and such. They took time before and after the ceremony to breathe and be in each other’s presence. I truly believe that is such an important part of the wedding day!

The wind was at our backs, but the sun peeped out from the clouds, creating a glorious afternoon and evening to celebrate. With flowers in full bloom, it was a perfect afternoon! Check it out below 🙂

black and white photo of kings contrivance restaurant in baltimore
coral flowers and coral dress
bride gets her hair done in purple floral silk robe
flower girl puts on earrings
bride in purple floral silk robe puts on pearl bracelet at wedding
groom in camel suit and african mask stands looking at camera at kings contrivance wedding
flower girl helps a bride into her shoes and lifts up her dress for her
black and white photos of a bride in a veil and looking out the window at kings contrivance wedding
bride poses by window at kings contrivance with tiara
bride and flower girl put their foreheads together
details of a groom's camel suit
bride and groom hold hands at kings contrivance under tree for first look at wedding
first look for the bride and groom at kings contrivance wedding
first look for the bride and groom at kings contrivance wedding
first look for the bride and groom at kings contrivance wedding
first look for the bride and groom at kings contrivance wedding
bride and groom are escorted back to kings contrivance at wedding
groom walks down aisle and waits for bride at kings contrivance wedding
bride walks down aisle at kings contrivance wedding
black and white photo of bride and groom exchanging rings
mother looks on at kings contrivance wedding
bride and groom are prayed over at kings contrivance wedding
bride and groom kiss at kings contrivance wedding
bride and groom are pronounced man and wife at kings contrivance wedding
flower girl jumps and throws petals at kings contrivance wedding
bride and groom shoe off their rings black and white image
bride poses in front of kings contrivance restaurant
black and white images of bride and groom's first dance
bride and groom kiss under tent at kings contrivance wedding
groom claps with a tear in his eye at wedding reception
mother of the groom becomes emotional while giving a speech
aunt gives speech to bride and groom at wedding reception at kings contrivance restaurant
cake by edibles incredible at kings contrivance wedding
bride and groom hold hands at kings contrivance restaurant

If you want to check out Kings Contrivance Restaurant for yourself, head on over and look at their menu!

I would love to capture your special day, so head on over and give me a holler to see if I’m available for your special day!

Coordinator: Reunette Frasier
Venue, Decor, & Catering: The King’s Contrivance Restaurant
Cake: Edibles Incredible! Desserts
Officiant: Mary Maurey

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