In my book, there’s no such thing as too much pink. And when it comes in the form of peonies, bridesmaids’ gowns and decor details galore, I say EVEN better. The fabulous Vicki Grafton and East West captured this Chesapeake Bay Beach Club affair, and if you’re left wanting even more, you, m’dear are in luck. The full gallery of nautical goodness is right this way.
From The Bride…After fourteen and a half years together, we have been looking forward to finally tying the knot and making our relationship and commitment to one another official. Kelly and I wanted an intimate wedding with 75 of our closest family members and friends. I have always dreamed of having an outdoor wedding near the beach. We fall in love with the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, Maryland the moment we saw it. The Chesapeake Bay area was the perfect backdrop and the views during sunset were absolutely breathtaking!
Kelly and I did most of the planning for our wedding, and found inspiration from Pinterest, Etsy, and SMP! Kelly is a graphic designer and had an amazing eye for detail and decor. We did a lot of DIY projects for our wedding day that included ribbons for ceremony chairs, program chalkboard sign, table numbers, the candy buffet, tissue paper garlands, sparklers, and origami boats as escort cards.
We wanted our day to reflect the love we have for each other. Although we did not write vows for each other, we were involved with the planning of our ceremony. My favorite memory was when Rev. Laura shared our “10 Things We Loved About Each Other” during our ceremony. This was the first time Kelly and I heard each other’s list along with our family and friends. Kelly’s favorite memory was our first look on the beach, of him finally getting to see his bride.
For our wedding day we wanted it to be fun for our family and friends, the location of the Beach Club provided a small getaway for our guest that were coming from all over the U.S and abroad. During the ceremony, the groom and his groomsmen walked to the “James Bond theme song,” as the guys pretended to be 007 agents. I choose to walk down the aisle with my brother while the string trio played my favorite song “Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. After the ceremony, we enjoyed a cocktail hour with delicious appetizers on the rooftop overlooking the bay. At dinner, our best man and maid of honor gave their beautiful toast that we followed with a packed dance floor and impromptu break dancing from our guests and the groom himself! The beautiful night ended with our guest lighting the way with sparklers for our grand exit.
Photography: Vicki Grafton Photography | Videography: East West | Floral Design: Intrigue Designs | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Fiona's Cakes | Invitations: Minted | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Makeup Artist: Blend Make-up Artistry | Hair Stylist: Jewel Hair Design | Calligraphy: Sarah Bohl Designs | Lighting: 27 Studios | DJ: MyDeejay | Wedding Favors: Oh My Chocolate | Grooms Attire: J.Crew | Grooms Attire: Gucci | Officiant: Ceremony Officiants | Ceremony Music: Chesapeake Strings | Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club | Candy Jar Rentals: 2Hands Studios | Ceremony Wedding Signage:: Lily & Val | Flowergirl Dress: Watters | Flowergirl Dress: American Blossoms | Mr & Mrs Signage: Sugar & Chic | Stylists: Megan Soh | Veil: Robinson's Bridal | Wedding Guestbook: ACFcustoms