I’ve been starring at this stunning Maryland wedding for some time now, and I don’t think I’ll be looking away anytime soon. Just take a peek at these gorgeous images form Krista A. Jones and you’ll see why. I’m just obsessed with this wedding’s gorgeous blend of maritime touches with pure timeless elegance. The result is a soiree I simply can’t get enough of, and you can see why here.
From The Bride….Both Matthew and I were born and raised in Maryland. We love the state, and most especially, the city of Annapolis. The beauty and character of this historic, sailing town has always charmed us. What better place to celebrate our marriage than the place we have always known and loved? St. Mary’s is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen, and with my father’s love of sailing and my grandfather being a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club, these two venues were the perfect choices for our ceremony and reception sights.
There is a painting by my Great Uncle Leo that inspired the old world design of our wedding. This painting, which was on display at our reception, depicts two sailing ships on a stormy sea. This maritime style was woven throughout our wedding, from my father’s hand drawn motifs on our wedding paper components, to the muted blues and grays in the florals and decor–and, of course, we will never forget firing off the cannon for evening colors!
My mother’s side of the family is from Louisiana, and in my travels there, I have absolutely fallen in love with the culture–the upbeat music, delicious food, southern traditions, and fun atmosphere—just about everything! Matthew and I both went to New Orleans for our Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties, so it is now a mutual love! We wanted to incorporate some of the elements and traditions true to this special place into our wedding. After our church ceremony, The Bay Winds Dixieland Band set the tone by playing lively jazz for guests as they sipped on a variety of cocktails, including our signature drink, which was chosen in honor of our first dance, “La Vie En Rose”. Following cocktail hour, The Rollex Band took the reception to the next level and completely filled the dance floor. Before cutting the cake, the bridal party and parents of the bride and groom pulled ribbons and pearls out of the wedding cake to reveal charms of fortune. Delicate chocolates from Sucre Boutique in New Orleans were placed on the tables as favors for guests. We couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate being married than with good music, good food, good friends, and some southern flair. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!
Photography: Krista A. Jones | Videography: D Carpenter Videography | Wedding Planner: Wedding Savvy | Floral Design: The Spectacle Shop, Nick Codd | Wedding Cake: Fiona’s Cakes | Invitations: Paper In The Park | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Annapolis Yacht Club | Jewelry: Haute Bride | Rings: Radcliffe Jewelers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Watters | Hair & Makeup: Behind The Veil | Band (Cocktail Hour): Bay Winds Dixie Land Band | Band (reception): The Rollex Band | Bridal Gown: Lazaro | Transportation: Towne Transport