_001On July 10, 2016, BTC Photography had the pleasure of joining Carlyle Smith & Chelsea Grothe in celebrating their most intimate day when the two became one. Their Wedding Day was filled with much love & laughter, and the core of their love comes from two very devoted families.

Clemmis & Laura Futrell, and Robert Smith are the proud parents of Carlyle. Carlyle is one of five siblings.  Matthew, Bobby, & Brian Smith & the only sister, Sarah Futrell are a sweet and loving family.  Carlyle graduated from Towson State University in May of 2013.

Chelsea, the daughter of Jennifer & Jeffrey Bartholow, is the oldest of her three sisters, Delaney, Mackenzie & Marlee.  Chelsea attends Stevenson University and graduates in December of 2016, and is also a full time Mother to Parker Grace. Chelsea has exceeded all her parents dreams for her in so many ways and is quite the role model for her younger sisters.

Carlyle & Chelsea attended the same high school and then reconnected through mutual friends in college.  Their love grew when their first joy in life together was the birth of their daughter, Parker Grace Smith.

We couldn’t of asked for a more beautiful day. The Bride festivities started off at Chelsea’s parents home where Chelsea, Parker & her bridesmaids got ready. Hair + Makeup was done with perfection by Amy Miller, Tina Wilkinson & Dawn Hicks. Chelsea’s wedding colors were Blush & Navy. Kristyn Hayman, Matron of Honor, Edie Turner, Maid of Honor, and Bridesmaids, Debi Buchman, Ashley Polman, Sarah Futrell, Brinlee Smetzer, & Delaney Bartholow were all dressed in Blush.  Bridesmaids, Mackenzie & Marlee Bartholow were adorable in their Navy bridesmaids dresses.  Chelsea and Parker Grace, (the flower girl of course) were adorned in ivory lace and were simply stunning.  Chelsea’s bridal bouquet was handmade from family heirloom brooches and gave such a sentimental touch.

At the same time the bridal party was getting ready, Carlyle and his groomsmen were getting their attire together at his parents home. Matthew, Bobby & Brain Smith, Best Men, & Sam Elder, Bryce Smetzer, Zach Westfall, Nick Strong, Russell Hayman & Taylor Griffith were groomsmen. They were all handsomely dressed in Navy suits with Blush ties.

The Wedding & Reception was held at Union Mills Homestead in Westminster, Maryland. As you entered the rustic barn atmosphere, and the beautiful gardens, you could hear the relaxing, romantic music of  Twenty Four Seven.  The food was absolutely delicious and provided by Kountry Kafe Catering.  All the pies were yummy & country fresh, homemade by Carlyle & Chelsea’s family members. The DJ, Complete Weddings & Events started the wedding festivities with lots of music and dancing.

The entire day was filled with so much love and joy. This is the biggest wedding party we have ever shot so there are lots of images to see.  Sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and enjoy Carlyle & Chelsea’s love story through pictures.


BTC Photography wishes Carlyle & Chelsea, and their sweet little Parker Grace much love, joy and happiness in their new beginning!


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