I'm Brianna. Pennsylvania based wedding + portrait photographer. My hair is typically in a messy bun, I usually have a baby on my hip, and I never say no to cake. I want photographs to feel as good as they look, and my overly sentimental, married, momma heart knows the weight of soulful photographs all too well.
I will never forget photographing this long cookie table at Katlin and Craig’s reception at the historic Belmont Manor in Elkridge, Maryland.
I’m pretty open around here about my love of cake. Photographing weddings is my favorite thing, but trying wedding cakes is a close second, let’s be honest here!
“The Cookie Table” is a Pittsburgh tradition where every woman from the family makes a cookie of sorts and brings it to the wedding. It is SO impressive to see the care that goes into creating this huge buffet of delicious cookies!
I was photographing some older ladies from the family fidgeting with the cookie table. Before I knew it, one of the grandmothers took me by the hand and insisted I try them. Right then and there. During cocktail hour as things are being set up before guests have even seen this cookie table! I felt like I was breaking every vendor rule in the book!
I wasn’t going to argue TOO hard with her, so I walked away with about 14 cookies in my belly all because grandma made me do it.
Cookies aside, this was a beautiful fall wedding + these people made me feel like family. I had photographed Katlin & Craig’s engagement session and had many chats with Kate leading up to their big day. We have a lot in common and it truly felt like I was photographing a friend. She was giddy the entire day and was downright lovely!
I’m honored that they chose me to document their marriage, and I hope you enjoy their wedding day at Belmont Manor as much as I did!
Venue: Belmont Manor
Photographer: Brianna Wilbur Photography
Event Planner: Sara Reynolds Events
Florist: Floret & Vine
Cake: SugarBakers Cakes
Videographer: Lindsay Conway Videography
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Kevan
Hair Stylist: Amie Decker Beauty
DJ: Mixing Maryland
Catering: Zeffert and Gold
Decor Rentals: Pretty Little Wedding Co.
Calligrapher: Paradise Invitations
Ceremony Music: Chespeake Strings
Bridal Boutique: Curvaceous Couture Bridal
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