Bayside Wedding by Bellafare
September 22, 2011

What I love most about this wedding is the cohesive mix of traditional, vintage and shabby chic elements that all combine to make for one gorgeous day and we are seriously dying over all these pretty, pretty images by Charlotte Jenks Lewis Photography. The green, white and beige color palette is beyond beautiful and elegant. Oh, and those adorable chihuahuas in bowties and flower poofs? Best aisle attendants ever!! The sweet florals, courtesy of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD are just incredible and we've got none other than Bellafare to thank for coordinating and planning such a spectacular day. Click here for more!










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From the Bride...Having spent summers at my grandmother's home on the Eastern Shore, I always knew I wanted to get married overlooking the bay in a place that meant so much to me. Being a corporate event planner and venue manager myself, I had a good idea of what I wanted, however, I enlisted the help of Bellafare to bring my vision to life. Starting with "preppy" and "shabby chic" as inspiration, we created an elegant, vintage look with a focus on the things that were important to us like good food, great music and an atmosphere that was both magical and fun for everyone, from our family and friends to our dogs who were in attendance as well.

Being from a musical family, I knew I wanted to include my talented brothers (one being a band member of Darlingside) during my ceremony and reception and incorporate special musical elements throughout the evening. As I walked down the aisle with my father, Darlingside played an Irish Jig that the band had written followed by a duet performed by my brothers.  The Pocket Band played Calypso and Reggae music as guests sipped ice teas served via a circular bar and relaxed by the water while lounging in wicker sofas and chairs. After cocktails, guests were invited into the main tent for dinner. Due to a string of unforeseen weather, Sperry created a village of tents which, along with an eclectic mix of lanterns strung from the ceiling by A Vista, added a bit of magic. On the tables, vintage milk vases were filled with white and green florals including cabbage roses, peonies, ranunculus, and hydrangeas and linens were mixed throughout to add a bit of texture.  Live music played in the background while guests enjoyed watermelon heart salad, beef tenderloin and sea bass. After dinner, we had a cake cutting accompanied by an a capella selection from Darlingside and then Jangling Reinharts brought up the tempo and we danced late into the night.

Entertainment: Jangling Reinharts, Darlingside + The Pocket Band / Wedding Cake: One Sweet Cake / Catering: Federal City / Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau via Hitched Maids / Florist: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD / Wedding Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis Photography / Wedding Planning: Bellafare / Rentals + Decor: A Vista + Party Rental Ltd. / Stationery: Sue Coe Designs / Tent: Sperry Tent / Sound: TEBJR / Lighting: Summit Event Productions / Bridal Party Trolley: Annapolis Trolley / Transportation: Chesapeake Charter