Elina & Kyle | Antrim 1844 in Taneytown MD

Sunset silhouette of a bride and groom under a gazebo at Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, MD.

“When you fly those jets, make sure you always come back safe to us,” said Elina’s mother during her speech.
In the months leading up their engagement session and wedding day, Elina and Kyle were separated by hundreds of miles. Kyle was training to fly Harrier jets in the Marine Corps and Elina was studying to pass her boards as a Neurosurgery Physicians assistant. They always seemed busy but snuck in every chance they could to see each other. Even on tours overseas Kyle wrote dozens of letters to his wife-to-be back home.
When their wedding day finally arrived at Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel in Taneytown, MD, it was easy to see how excited they were to finally be called husband and wife. “I am also excited for Kyle to see me look my most beautiful self,” Elina wrote to me days before their wedding. They patiently waited for the figurative miles to melt away and moment they could walk across the side porch and put their arms around each other. From that moment on, they were inseparable. The excitement and tears during their ceremony gave way to signature drinks, cocktails and lawn games outside the Rose Garden, and as dusk fell the party livened up! There they were arm in arm, hand in hand, dancing, spinning and singing together at every moment! They may be separated by miles once more, but they’re never separated at heart.
Bride grabbing her wedding dress.
Bridesmaid and bride laughing while sipping mimosas.
Bride getting her mascara applied.
Military groom laughing with his groomsmen.
Bridesmaids and bride toasting on a balcony at Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, MD.
Bride crying as she read card from groom.
Groom smiles to himself as he reads card from bride.
Mother of the bride and bride laughing as she gets into her wedding dress.
Bride descends staircase at Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, MD.
Aerial shot of bride walking down the aisle during wedding ceremony at Antrim 1844.
Groom gets choked up during his vows.
Bride crying as she says her vows.
Bride and groom raise their hands in excitement as they are announced as husband and wife.
Bride and groom walk up stairs into Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, MD.
Groom helps carry the train on bride's dress.
Portrait of a bride and groom through veil.
Bride hugging groom from behind and laughing.
Bride and groom walking together down a path.
Wedding guests enjoy cocktail hour sitting on chairs and playing lawn games.
Flower girls walking through grass.
Bride and groom kissing in the evening light.
Bride and groom snuggling under the veil.
Bride and groom announced into their wedding reception at Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, MD.
Bride and groom kissing during their first dance on their wedding day.
Mother of the bride kisses the groom after her speech.
Bride hugging the maid of honor after her speech.
Close up of bride toasting with her wedding guests
Bride and Marine groom cut the cake with Marine's NCO sword.
Bride hugs her friends on her wedding day.
Guests dance on the dance floor.
Bridesmaid dances on the dance floor.
Bride and bridesmaids dance at the wedding reception.
Groom carried bride while dancing at the wedding reception.
Bride singing and shouting during wedding reception.
Groom dancing and carrying a wedding guests at the wedding reception.
Groom dips bride during dancing at wedding reception.
Bride and groom get low during The Shout.
Bride dances with guests as a shadow is cast on the wall.
Guests shout with the bride and groom during the last song of the wedding reception.
Bride and groom sing with open arms during wedding reception.
Groom lifts bride and carries her across dance floor at wedding reception.
Bride and groom leave to a sparkler exit!
Groomsmen directs wedding guests inside as bride and groom laugh.