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Preppy and Nautical Spring Wedding in Maryland

Posted by Kim on Feb 18, 2013

Molly & Jamie

May 19

Annapolis, Maryland

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Q&A with the Bride

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. The little touches  at our reception: Oyster shells used as name cards at each place setting (the Annapolis Maritime Museum used to be McNasby’s Oyster Factory), handmade sailboats out of scrap sail material and driftwood that were named for favorite places of the couple, and guests signed oars as the guestbook (that now hang in the couple’s apartment in Manhattan)
  2. Photobooth: Our family and friends had a ball snapping pics with our props, which included a Vanderbilt lacrosse helmet (the groom’s), sailor hats and life jackets
  3. The Band: Nick Carver and his group traveled through the night from Nashville, TN to present their country-esque musical stylings and covered popular dance tunes!

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Keep constant communication between you, your families and your vendors. It is crucial to keeping your big day problem-free! We made sure everyone was equipped with a vendor list, contact information on site at the church and reception venue, which included a timeline of events so everyone knew where to be and when – a bit OCD, but it kept everything on schedule!

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

At the end of the four-hour reception, guests lit sparklers and lined the dock to the bride’s parent’s boat donning a “Just Married” sign. Looking back at everyone waving as we left by boat thinking “Did that just happen?” definitely stands out as one highlight of the night! The Naval Academy happened to shoot off fireworks that night which lit up the sky on our cruise into Ego Alley. Friends hopped on local water taxis that followed us to Pusser’s for a night cap and a late night dance party – we didn’t want the party to end!

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Nautical Waterside Style Shoot in Missouri

Posted by Kim on Aug 31, 2012

As you start heading off for your Labor Day weekend plans (we hope you’re doing something fun!), we just wanted to sneak in one last inspirational summer style shoot that came to us from a group of talented Missouri vendors. We were huge fans of the whole nautical theme this summer, and this shoot is a perfect example of doing the whole seaside-wedding thing without going overboard (pun completely intended).

Have a great long weekend – we’ll be back next week with lots more wedding inspiration to kick off fall!

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Terace & Philip

April 20

Newport, Rhode Island

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Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

I made sure that all the gift bags were handmade locally, all the contents made in Rhode Island or the USA. We had two bands, the Yvonne Monnett Quintet performed while guests arrived throughout the cocktail hour.  Then we had Travis Colby’s Roomful of Blues members perform at our reception.

I had a cape made by Vivian of Vivian’s Tailoring in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. It was a design I came up with when I saw an Alexander McQueen cape in one of my magazines and inquired about its cost.  It was $17,000, so I commissioned Vivian to create my cape and it was such a lovely addition to my ensemble!

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Just remember it’s one day so keep your wits about you.  Stop and enjoy your day because in all the years I’ve been photographing weddings all I’ve heard is it goes by in a flash and boy it does!

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

When I first got downstairs and saw the tent all set up and saw Philip standing at the arbor it was such an unbelievable feeling!  We selected two very meaningful readings “Love” by Roy Croft and “The Art of Marriage” by Wilfred A. Peterson that truly articulated our feelings. It truly was a beautiful wedding!

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Nautical Themed Private Cruise Wedding

Posted by Jeffra on Mar 02, 2012

Jennifer & Dave

September 23

Seattle, Washington

From the Photographer: “This couple wanted to give their guests a very “Seattle” wedding, since most of them were from out of town. The couple met in Arizona and work moved them to Seattle and they fell in love with the city. They held the wedding and reception on a Argosy Cruise Ship and gave their guests the most amazing view, the Seattle skyline on a warm fall night! They also included a nautical theme with their dessert centerpieces and decor. They danced the night away until we pulled back into port! What a great night!” ~Kaylee Eylander Photography

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Real Michigan Nautical Themed Wedding: Jenny + Jeff

Posted by Jeffra on Nov 19, 2010

Jenny + Jeff

August 2010

Upper Peninsula Michigan

The details of this wedding are adorable!  The first set of images are from their rehearsal dinner which took place at a private lake house in Michigan.  The second set of photos are of the reception at Les Cheneaux Yacht Club! Enjoy!

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