Hi there! Welcome to the Heather Marie Journal. Here you can find my most recent shoots all the way to different highlights throughout my life.


More Categories





tips for the brides

find me elsewhere:

Browse Posts


Browse Posts



Browse Posts


Spring Water’s Edge Event Center Wedding

Apr 28, 2021

Phew. A spring Water’s Edge Event Center wedding may be my new favorite thing!

Nate stood at the front of the aisle at Saint Ignatius Church in Forest Hill, Maryland with the biggest smile on his face. Any nerves he had were quickly covered by the overwhelming excitement to finally see his bride.

This day was so up-in-the-air only a couple months ago.

As the music quietly transitioned, all eyes turned to the back of the church. There, standing in the doorway, was Paige in her beautiful gown. With her dad by her side, and the biggest smile across both of their faces.

They slowly began to make the walk down the aisle.

Down the aisle to the man she was only moments away from marrying. The one her family welcomed into their family with open arms. As if his smile wasn’t big enough, with each step Paige took with her long veil flowing behind, Nate’s face lit up more and more!

These two were perfect for each other.

From the first time I chatted with them, I knew it wouldn’t take long for us to form a close friendship. It happened quite immediately. Other than the engagement session, I don’t always have the chance to meet up with my couples in-person before the wedding day. Luckily, Paige and Nate had been referred to me by one of my other brides who got married this past September. So when their wedding came around, I had the amazing opportunity to not only say hi while they were showing their moves on the dance floor but also to eat with them at the same table during the reception! It was so special just have that extra time to get to know them and to see how wedding planning was going.

It truly means so much to me to form a friendship with each of my couples!

Paige and Nate, I feel like it was just yesterday that I received your inquiry! Where did the time go? Yet at the same time, I feel like I have known you two for years! You two have the sweetest souls and know how to break it down on the dance floor! I have absolutely loved getting to know you, and fingers crossed I’ll get to see you again soon 😉
I can’t wait for you to see the full gallery of your spring Water’s Edge Event Center wedding soon, but for now, here are some of my all-time favorites!!

XOXO ~ Heather Marie

wedding invitation, rings, and diamond earrings on display and surrounded by beautiful spring flowers diamond engagement and wedding rings resting inside groom's wedding band on top of floral backdrop bridal adding the final touch of her earrings before her big wedding day bridal in sleeveless white dress surrounded by bridesmaids in light blue dresses in bridal suite bride smiling looking over right shoulder with long veil and holding beautiful spring flower bouquet in maryland bride standing on pathway outside large wooden doors of catholic church in bel air maryland bride holding beautiful bouquet filled with light and dark pink flowers and stunning greenery bride surrounded by bridesmaids all holding their spring bouquets and looking at each other by wooden door in maryland bride with bridesmaids and flower girl outside large wooden doors of catholic church back of bride with long veil blowing as she glances over her right shoulder holding bouquet by wooden doors in maryland bride with bridesmaids and holding flower girl smiling at camera by entrance to catholic church bride and bridesmaids walking towards camera smiling and looking at each other holding bouquets in maryland bride surrounded by four bridesmaids wearing light blue dresses and all smiling and looking at camera while holding bouquets groom's dress shoes and watch on display as he smiles for camera before spring wedding day groom walking ahead of four groomsmen all wearing light gray suits with hands in their pockets groom buttoning up his suit coat and smiling alongside his groomsmen groom surrounded by groomsmen by historic white building with green door in maryland groom standing alone by green door with his right hand holding his suit coat near beautiful catholic church stunning interior of catholic church with exposed wooden beams and lit archways during wedding ceremony bride and groom kissing as they leave catholic wedding ceremony near bel air maryland bride and groom with bridal party on grass lawn by large trees in forest hills maryland bride and groom standing close as bride looks at camera and surrounded by bridal party bride and groom looking at each other surrounded by bridal party outdoors on spring day in bel air maryland groom kissing the bride as her veil blows around them on spring wedding day on the east coast groom standing behind bride hugging her as she smiles at the camera holding bouquet by pink blooming trees bride and groom kissing and celebrating their wedding reception on beautiful spring day bride kissing groom on dance floor during reception at water's edge event center groom dancing with his mom and bride dancing with her dad during reception in maryland bride holding bouquet and snuggling tightly with groom on beautiful dock along water at water's edge event center bride and groom standing on dock surrounded by water in bel air maryland groom lifting bride while kissing on dock at sunset at water's edge event center bride and groom snuggling and smiling on wedding day in beautiful forest hills maryland bride dancing with friends and family during wedding reception at water's edge event center bride and groom kissing surrounded by wedding guests as they leave their reception at water's edge event center


The Amazing Vendor Team

Wedding Dress | Elegant Touch

Wedding Dress Designer | Azazie

Bridesmaid’s Dress | Azazie

Groom’s Attire | Macy’s

Groomsmen’s Attire | Macy’s

Florist | Richardson’s Flowers & Gifts

DJ | DJ Jimmy T

Hair Stylist | With Love Beauty Bar & Studios

Makeup Artist | With Love Beauty Bar & Studios

Invitations | Vistaprint

Wedding Cake | Sugar Bakers Cakes

Caterer | Water’s Edge Event Center

Venue | Water’s Edge Event Center



More of my favorite photos:

Paige + Nate’s Engagement Session

Downtown Lancaster City Intimate Wedding


  1. […] Spring Water’s Edge Event Center Wedding […]

  2. […] Spring Water’s Edge Event Center Wedding […]

  3. […] That statement is ever so true when I think about Jackie. She was a bridesmaid and sister of one of my past HMP brides (check out that wedding here). […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Photographer, go-getter, and ice cream lover
Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania