Colorful Summer Wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
October 13, 2018
Mid Atlantic
Al FrescoCasualOutdoor
Amy and Ben's wedding day was the equivalent of a scoop of your favorite ice cream on a warm summer day: just right. This outdoor, brilliantly colorful, and maritime-themed wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in Maryland boasted pops of bright magenta and the prettiest orange. What's more is the newlywed couple, with the help of talented wedding planner and designer Kari Rider Events, included details with an ode to their profession as teachers like gold paper clips for the escort cards and (the most chic) clipboards for their seating arrangement. Enjoy this ridiculously happy couple and the beautiful photos from Renee Hollingshead Photography.
From Kari Rider Events... Nothing says “summer wedding” like a palette of coastal blues, colorful blooms, hand-dipped ice cream, and endless sailboat views. That was the scene at Amy and Ben’s waterfront celebration at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.
With both the bride and groom working as principals at schools in D. C., we wanted to incorporate some subtle nods to their careers in education—coming in the form of adorable white “clipboard” menus with the cutest little gold clips.
We carried that theme into the escort display, as well, using wooden clipboards to create contrast with the white board, blue lettering and vibrant blooms. 
The maritime setting inspired the rest of the décor—layers of coastal blues, scalloped gold-rimmed chargers, a fun self-service beer boat, and a gorgeous sailcloth tent, to name a few details.
The result was a relaxed and intimate celebration with perfect personalization and even more perfect weather (80 and sunny with a fabulous breeze!).
Thank you so very much to the adorable Amy & Ben for sharing their absolutely beautiful, charm filled day with us. We love every, last wildly person detail that you infused!
Best parts from our sweet seats? The polkadot linens paired with the poppy, oh-so-happy colors of the coral charm peonies. The gold flatware upped the on-trend game and the ice cream surprise is one that we hope to see at every wedding reception from now until forever.
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