The Hotel at University of Maryland Wedding: The Dizards

Love stories come in many forms, each unique and inspiring in its own way. On January 14, 2024, we captured the journey of Connie & Chip finding love again. In the heartwarming story of Chip and Connie Dizard, they celebrated the union and painted their stories in a beautiful wedding at The Hotel at University of Maryland College Park. This celebration of love is not just a union of two ordinary people but a celebration with details that reflect Connie’s attention to detail as a doctor, and Chip’s elite thought process as a baltimore wedding photographer.

This wedding was important because it was magical to capture one of the DMV’s #1 photography educators. In exchange the Dizard’s provided a premiere wedding that topped a majority of the weddings that I’ve shot across the United States. View some of Peculiar Images previous weddings here.

A Love Story Unfolds: Chip and Connie’s Journey

Chip’s artistry, both as a photographer and a groom, added a unique touch to the festivities, ensuring that every moment was captured with precision and passion. Connie’s inspiring journey from loss to love was a testament to the power of healing and the promise of a brighter future.

As fate would have it, their paths crossed, and love blossomed in unexpected ways. Chip’s creativity found a counterpart in Connie’s compassion, creating a bond that would withstand the tests of time with Chip supporting her premature widows group, and Connie supporting Chip’s photographic ventures across the world. Their decision to tie the knot at The Hotel in College Park, Maryland, adds a layer of significance to this already extraordinary love story.

The Perfect Setting: The Hotel at the University of Maryland Wedding Venue

Choosing the right venue is crucial for any wedding, and Chip and Connie made an impeccable choice by selecting The Hotel at the University of Maryland wedding venue in College Park, Maryland after comparing amenities and the ability to stretch. Nestled in the entrance of the University of Maryland College Park, The Hotel provided the perfect backdrop for a celebration that blended elegance with a touch of Maryland charm from Lady Victoria Designs.

The scenic beauty surrounding The Hotel at the the University of Maryland wedding venue added a magical touch to the ceremony, enhancing the overall atmosphere of joy and love. From lush greenery inside of their ballrooms to picturesque landscapes, every element of the venue contributed to making Chip and Connie’s wedding a truly unforgettable experience.

Sartorial Splendor: A Bride’s Elegance and a Groom’s Artistic Touch

The elegance of Chip and Connie Dizard’s wedding extended beyond the ambiance and music, making its mark on the fashion choices that reflected the couple’s individual styles and shared journey. Connie, the radiant bride, donned a breathtaking gown, infusing the ceremony with a touch of timeless beauty with a studded dress, and exuberant accessories that was weighted with a train beyond. It was almost a no brainer that the Maryland bride was going to go in with the attention to detail, because the wedding stationary set off all of the queues with Divine Designs by Diesha.

Leading up to the ceremony, Connie found solace in the art of penning her vows. Each word became a brushstroke, carefully crafted to express the depth of her love for Chip. As she sat with her thoughts, memories of shared laughter, overcoming challenges, and the simple joys of their journey flowed onto the paper. Connie’s vows were not just promises; they were a lyrical journey through the pages of their love story. With every stroke of the pen, she articulated her gratitude for the healing power of love and the joy of finding a soulmate in Chip. Her written promises became a heartfelt melody, ready to be sung in the symphony of their wedding vows, marking the beginning of a new chapter filled with love, commitment, and everlasting happiness.

The bride writing her vows at the Hotel at the University of Maryland wedding venue

Esé Azénabor‘s creation adorned Connie with grace and sophistication. The intricate lace details and flowing silhouette of the dress complemented Connie’s natural beauty, making her the epitome of a modern-day queen. As she walked down with her son and brother down the aisle, the gown seemed to dance with every step, a perfect reflection of the joy and love that filled the air.

Connie Dizard dawned an magical by Esé Azénabor located in New York, NY.

Chip, the artistic groom, opted for a custom-tailored jacket by Stanlion that went beyond conventional elegance. From the outside, the red suede jacket exuded class and style, but it was the inside that held a unique surprise. Images from Chip and Connie’s engagement session and date nights were meticulously laced into the fabric, creating a wearable canvas that told the story of their journey.

As Chip stood by Connie’s side, the jacket became a visual narrative, with each image capturing a precious moment in time. From the laughter shared during date nights to the profound expressions of love in their engagement session, the jacket became a living memory, a testament to the depth of connection that defined Chip and Connie’s relationship.

In the midst of the stylish celebration, Connie’s gown and Chip’s customized luxury jacket became symbols of the couple’s commitment to making every detail of their wedding uniquely theirs. The sartorial choices not only added to the visual splendor of the ceremony but also served as a reminder that love, like fashion, is a form of self-expression—a canvas upon which the story of two souls intertwines in a beautifully crafted tapestry.

College Park, Maryland Wedding Magic

In the middle of one of College Park’s finest hotels, Chip and Connie Dizard’s wedding unfolded like a fairy tale – a pure reflection of love, resilience, and the beauty of second chances. The Hotel at the University of Maryland wedding venue, with its scenic charm, set the stage for a celebration that will forever be etched in the memories of all who attended to include photographers, videographers, and some of the pastors of Baltimore’s largest church.

As we reflect on the magical union of Chip and Connie Dizard, we are reminded that love, when celebrated with complexity and variety, becomes a masterpiece of emotions. The echoes of their vows and the beauty of College Park, Maryland, will forever resonate in the hearts of those who witnessed this extraordinary wedding.

Harmony of Melodies: A Reception to Remember

The enchantment of Chip and Connie’s wedding continued into the reception, where the atmosphere was infused with the soulful sounds of old-school R&B hits played by an extraordinary saxophonist and one of go-go music’s legends. As guests entered the reception venue adorned with roses in glass globes hanging from trees, the ambiance became a symphony of elegance and rhythm.

Elegance in Every Detail: Roses, Gold, and Black at the Hotel at the University of Maryland Wedding Venue

The reception venue itself was a visual masterpiece, with meticulous attention to detail. Roses delicately suspended in glass globes hung from trees, creating an ethereal and romantic atmosphere. The interplay of gold chairs and black tabletops, adorned with gold chargers, added a touch of sophistication and glamour to the setting.

The combination of floral beauty, metallic accents, and the richness of black and gold created a visual feast for the guests. Each element, carefully curated, reflected the elegance and style that defined Chip and Connie’s love story. The reception became not just a celebration of music and dance but a feast for the eyes, a true reflection of the couple’s taste and the beauty they found in each other.

Go-Go Legend: SugarBear’s Dynamic Presence

Adding a touch of local flair and cultural richness to the celebration was the legendary Sugar Bear, a prominent figure in the world of Go-Go music known for hits like “Da Butt” and songs in the classic black film “School Daze” by Spike Lee. As the beats of Go-Go filled the air, the reception took on an energetic and vibrant vibe. SugarBear’s dynamic presence ensured that the dance floor was alive with movement, creating an electrifying atmosphere for the bridal entrance.

Sugar Bear performing at the premiere the Hotel at the University of Maryland wedding venue

Soulful Serenade: The Saxophonist’s Melodic Magic

While being served, guest were serenaded by one of the DMV’s best saxophonist, a virtuoso in their craft, filled the air with soul-stirring melodies. With timeless R&B classics, each note resonated with the essence of romance and celebration. The saxophonist’s artistry became a journey through the golden era of R&B, evoking nostalgia and creating an unforgettable soundtrack for Chip and Connie’s special day and creating an atmosphere where guests couldn’t help but sing along…well for some “scream along”.

A Night to Remember at the Hotel at the University of Maryland Wedding Venue

In the end, the reception at Chip and Connie Dizard’s wedding was not just a party; it was a symphony of love, culture, and artistic expression with a touch of reunion with not only family and friends, but the heart of Connie’s brand–the company of premature widows, onlooking to know that you can find love again.

Love stories come in many forms, each unique and inspiring in its own way. On January 14, 2024, we captured the journey of Connie & Chip finding love again. In the heartwarming story of Chip and Connie Dizard, they celebrated the union and painted their stories in a beautiful wedding at The Hotel at University of Maryland College Park. This celebration of love is not just a union of two ordinary people but a celebration with details that reflect Connie’s attention to detail as a doctor, and Chip’s elite thought process as a baltimore wedding photographer.

This wedding was important because it was magical to capture one of the DMV’s #1 photography educators. In exchange the Dizard’s provided a premiere wedding that topped a majority of the weddings that I’ve shot across the United States. View some of Peculiar Images previous weddings here.

A Love Story Unfolds: Chip and Connie’s Journey

Chip’s artistry, both as a photographer and a groom, added a unique touch to the festivities, ensuring that every moment was captured with precision and passion. Connie’s inspiring journey from loss to love was a testament to the power of healing and the promise of a brighter future.

As fate would have it, their paths crossed, and love blossomed in unexpected ways. Chip’s creativity found a counterpart in Connie’s compassion, creating a bond that would withstand the tests of time with Chip supporting her premature widows group, and Connie supporting Chip’s photographic ventures across the world. Their decision to tie the knot at The Hotel in College Park, Maryland, adds a layer of significance to this already extraordinary love story.

The Perfect Setting: The Hotel at the University of Maryland Wedding Venue

Choosing the right venue is crucial for any wedding, and Chip and Connie made an impeccable choice by selecting The Hotel at the University of Maryland wedding venue in College Park, Maryland after comparing amenities and the ability to stretch. Nestled in the entrance of the University of Maryland College Park, The Hotel provided the perfect backdrop for a celebration that blended elegance with a touch of Maryland charm from Lady Victoria Designs.

The scenic beauty surrounding The Hotel at the the University of Maryland wedding venue added a magical touch to the ceremony, enhancing the overall atmosphere of joy and love. From lush greenery inside of their ballrooms to picturesque landscapes, every element of the venue contributed to making Chip and Connie’s wedding a truly unforgettable experience.

Sartorial Splendor: A Bride’s Elegance and a Groom’s Artistic Touch

The elegance of Chip and Connie Dizard’s wedding extended beyond the ambiance and music, making its mark on the fashion choices that reflected the couple’s individual styles and shared journey. Connie, the radiant bride, donned a breathtaking gown, infusing the ceremony with a touch of timeless beauty with a studded dress, and exuberant accessories that was weighted with a train beyond. It was almost a no brainer that the Maryland bride was going to go in with the attention to detail, because the wedding stationary set off all of the queues with Divine Designs by Diesha.

Leading up to the ceremony, Connie found solace in the art of penning her vows. Each word became a brushstroke, carefully crafted to express the depth of her love for Chip. As she sat with her thoughts, memories of shared laughter, overcoming challenges, and the simple joys of their journey flowed onto the paper. Connie’s vows were not just promises; they were a lyrical journey through the pages of their love story. With every stroke of the pen, she articulated her gratitude for the healing power of love and the joy of finding a soulmate in Chip. Her written promises became a heartfelt melody, ready to be sung in the symphony of their wedding vows, marking the beginning of a new chapter filled with love, commitment, and everlasting happiness.

The bride writing her vows at the Hotel at the University of Maryland wedding venue

Esé Azénabor‘s creation adorned Connie with grace and sophistication. The intricate lace details and flowing silhouette of the dress complemented Connie’s natural beauty, making her the epitome of a modern-day queen. As she walked down with her son and brother down the aisle, the gown seemed to dance with every step, a perfect reflection of the joy and love that filled the air.

Connie Dizard dawned an magical by Esé Azénabor located in New York, NY.

Chip, the artistic groom, opted for a custom-tailored jacket by Stanlion that went beyond conventional elegance. From the outside, the red suede jacket exuded class and style, but it was the inside that held a unique surprise. Images from Chip and Connie’s engagement session and date nights were meticulously laced into the fabric, creating a wearable canvas that told the story of their journey.

As Chip stood by Connie’s side, the jacket became a visual narrative, with each image capturing a precious moment in time. From the laughter shared during date nights to the profound expressions of love in their engagement session, the jacket became a living memory, a testament to the depth of connection that defined Chip and Connie’s relationship.

In the midst of the stylish celebration, Connie’s gown and Chip’s customized luxury jacket became symbols of the couple’s commitment to making every detail of their wedding uniquely theirs. The sartorial choices not only added to the visual splendor of the ceremony but also served as a reminder that love, like fashion, is a form of self-expression—a canvas upon which the story of two souls intertwines in a beautifully crafted tapestry.

College Park, Maryland Wedding Magic

In the middle of one of College Park’s finest hotels, Chip and Connie Dizard’s wedding unfolded like a fairy tale – a pure reflection of love, resilience, and the beauty of second chances. The Hotel at the University of Maryland wedding venue, with its scenic charm, set the stage for a celebration that will forever be etched in the memories of all who attended to include photographers, videographers, and some of the pastors of Baltimore’s largest church.

As we reflect on the magical union of Chip and Connie Dizard, we are reminded that love, when celebrated with complexity and variety, becomes a masterpiece of emotions. The echoes of their vows and the beauty of College Park, Maryland, will forever resonate in the hearts of those who witnessed this extraordinary wedding.

Harmony of Melodies: A Reception to Remember

The enchantment of Chip and Connie’s wedding continued into the reception, where the atmosphere was infused with the soulful sounds of old-school R&B hits played by an extraordinary saxophonist and one of go-go music’s legends. As guests entered the reception venue adorned with roses in glass globes hanging from trees, the ambiance became a symphony of elegance and rhythm.

Elegance in Every Detail: Roses, Gold, and Black at the Hotel at the University of Maryland Wedding Venue

The reception venue itself was a visual masterpiece, with meticulous attention to detail. Roses delicately suspended in glass globes hung from trees, creating an ethereal and romantic atmosphere. The interplay of gold chairs and black tabletops, adorned with gold chargers, added a touch of sophistication and glamour to the setting.

The combination of floral beauty, metallic accents, and the richness of black and gold created a visual feast for the guests. Each element, carefully curated, reflected the elegance and style that defined Chip and Connie’s love story. The reception became not just a celebration of music and dance but a feast for the eyes, a true reflection of the couple’s taste and the beauty they found in each other.

Go-Go Legend: SugarBear’s Dynamic Presence

Adding a touch of local flair and cultural richness to the celebration was the legendary Sugar Bear, a prominent figure in the world of Go-Go music known for hits like “Da Butt” and songs in the classic black film “School Daze” by Spike Lee. As the beats of Go-Go filled the air, the reception took on an energetic and vibrant vibe. SugarBear’s dynamic presence ensured that the dance floor was alive with movement, creating an electrifying atmosphere for the bridal entrance.

Sugar Bear performing at the premiere the Hotel at the University of Maryland wedding venue

Soulful Serenade: The Saxophonist’s Melodic Magic

While being served, guest were serenaded by one of the DMV’s best saxophonist, a virtuoso in their craft, filled the air with soul-stirring melodies. With timeless R&B classics, each note resonated with the essence of romance and celebration. The saxophonist’s artistry became a journey through the golden era of R&B, evoking nostalgia and creating an unforgettable soundtrack for Chip and Connie’s special day and creating an atmosphere where guests couldn’t help but sing along…well for some “scream along”.

A Night to Remember at the Hotel at the University of Maryland Wedding Venue

In the end, the reception at Chip and Connie Dizard’s wedding was not just a party; it was a symphony of love, culture, and artistic expression with a touch of reunion with not only family and friends, but the heart of Connie’s brand–the company of premature widows, onlooking to know that you can find love again.

Comments

  1. Carl Bassfield says:

    Absolutely stunning. You and Chip, both, are awesome and inspiring mentors! It’s amazing to see your work and see bits of you in my own! I wish you all nothing but continued growth and success!!

  2. Sam J says:

    Grateful to have been a fly on the wall! Godspeed Chip & Connie. I love y’all.

    #Coldrank

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