Twenty-two years ago, Donnie and Nicole’s parents met in birthing class. Both couples were expecting their first child and they shared their excitement as they prepared for parenthood. Little did they know that this fleeting moment was the first of many that would come full circle two decades later.
Fast-forward a decade and half to the moment when Donnie and Nicole reconnected and fell in love. There was a spark between them that they couldn’t quite identify, but it felt like that serendipitous magic that you read about in novels. As the months passed, the couple promised to stay together regardless of what obstacles they faced after high school. That commitment turned into seven years of dedication that brought us to a little beach beside the Chesapeake Bay.
On Saturday, Nicole and Donnie tied the knot in Southern Maryland at Herrington on the Bay. It was a spectacular ceremony filled with their closest family and friends who have been a part of this beautiful journey. I cannot express in words just how extraordinary this day was… so photographs will have to suffice!
Congratulations Nicole & Donnie!
The Amazing Wedding Professionals Who Made This Day Possible:
Wedding Planner: Lenysa Gardner
Florist: Kim Sullivan
Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil Beauty
Reception Venue: Herrington On The Bay
DJ: Crow Entertainment
Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Paper Goods: Paper In The Park
Videographer: Brett Bye
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Rachael
Calligraphy: Hand Lettering by Jade
Photography Assistance: Kate Ann
© 2023 Natalie Franke
Such a gorgeous wedding and love their love story 🙂
Wow!! This was such a gorgeous wedding. I love the colors and the style! Not to mention what a beautiful LOVE STORY!
Oh my goodness, what a sweet story! Pretty amazing how it all worked out for these two. The detail pics are gorgeous and oh my goodness Nicole is stunning!!!! I love her hair, so natural! The portraits are gorgeous, great job!
Beautiful as always Natalie 🙂
So, so stunning, as usual!
I got chills reading their story! How amazing! And their wedding was absolutely beautiful! Natalie you have such a talent for storytelling through photography!
Absolutely stunning! Amazing work!
These are so beautiful! I love love love their story! Though I can’t believe they’re only 22!! Ahh! What a gorgeous gorgeous wedding 🙂
Beautiful!!! LOVE your work!!
Wow what a beautiful bride and wedding! Beautifully captured, especially that tent lighting!
I love the patriotic colors! You did a phenomenal job capturing this wedding! And the bride looked like she was having so much fun on her wedding day! love it!
Great set of photographs. Great work. Bride looks stunning.
A first look with her Dad – I’ve never seen that before and I love it!