Nautical Seaside Wedding
March 30, 2016
Tri State
NauticalBallroom WeddingsOutdoor Weddings
Wonderfully classic with the perfect nod to all things nautical, this Coveleigh Club wedding captured by Melani Lust Photography is seaside wedding perfection. It's the perfect example of why timeless weddings will always win, and you can see all the reasons why right here in the gallery. See even more in the VAULT.
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From Melani Lust Photography...Liz and Chris wanted a classic wedding with a chic and classic nautical feel, a simple color palette of green and white, with navy and gold accents, without being over the top. Keeping everything simple and elegant drove their entire planning process, so that decades from now, their wedding would still look timeless.

In case of sea breezes, they had a wicker basket painted by the Bride's mom, which she filled with gold, white and navy shawls to give out to guests for their outdoor ceremony. They also had Koozies that had a nautical wheel on them with Chris and Liz and the date of their wedding. Chris's tie was custom made by Vineyard Vines and it had bull riders on them...Chris rode bulls out in Wyoming for 2.5yrs while he was in College. He also turned his regular tie into the bow tie, to make himself stand out from the groomsmen.

From The Bride...My favorite moment by far was the first look...seeing Chris's face was so exciting and something that I will remember forever. While planning the wedding I went back and forth about doing a first look, but in the end, I am so happy that we did!

All the vendors we used for the wedding contributed to making our day as perfect as possible. Melani Lust knew our style and found such creative ways to use the grounds at Coveleigh Club to capture the most amazing pictures. I still go through the pictures today and I'm amazed at how they came out. Frank, from House of flowers, created beautiful centerpieces and bouquets and listened to everything I had to say (and I had to say a lot when it came to the flowers!). The Anne Barge wedding dress I chose was certainly different than the dress I originally pictured myself wearing, but as soon as I stepped out of the dressing room we all knew that was the one. Looking back on the day, I couldn't imagine wearing anything else and the amount of wonderful comments I got from people about the dress only confirmed my decision! Finding the perfect cake was actually harder than I thought it was going to be. I knew I wanted a funfetti cake from the start and I had a hard time finding a bakery that would make it the way I wanted. In the end we had this beautiful cake that was so elegant from the outside and fun in the middle! Our band, Live Wire Entertainment made the night a blast! I have never been to a wedding where people danced so much, and I'm glad it was mine! The singers were amazing and the choice of songs couldn't have been any better to get the mood going all night long. Linda Gallo, the makeup artist, was also amazing. Lastly, Coveleigh Club did an amazing job with everything...I couldn't have picked a better venue, it was absolutely beautiful inside and out, the food was delicious, and the Managers Ted and George were so easy to work with and made sure everything went smoothly. I couldn't have done it without them!!

My advice for future brides is "Don't worry about what other people are going to think....this is your day, make it perfect for you!"