Ally and Jeff had a sweet love story that started in the charming town of St. Michael’s Maryland, set along the Chesapeake Bay. They selected the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as the perfect backdrop for their quintessential nautical prep wedding. Working with Ally, we designed a wedding full of nautical and personal details that created a perfectly styled and cohesive event.
The ceremony began as Ally sailed across the Chesapeake Bay on a sailboat with her bridal party to meet her father and begin her walk down the wood plank aisle.
Cocktail hour was set along the museum lawn where guests could sip on the signature “Shwashbuckler” cocktail and play corn hole on custom designed boards. Guests could brush up on their nautical speak with the “nautical dictionary” cocktail napkins featuring key sailor terms.
It was important to Ally to keep the reception space very light and airy, which was achieved through using beautiful seersucker linens from LaTavola Linen. Holly Chapple Flowers designed stunning centerpieces incorporating the wedding colors as well as cheerful bursts of yellow and rope accents.
Ally and Jeff cut into a Smith Island Cake, a special cake native to the Chesapeake Bay consisting of many small layers. Just before they left on a sailbaot back across the bay Ally through her bouquet from the top of the Museum’s lighthouse.
I Spy Favorite Details: Origami boat escort cards to honor Ally’s distant Asian heritage, mini-message in a bottle place cards, Sailboat table numbers, polka dot gelato cups, Octopus Cake Stand from BHLDN
Thank you to the amazing vendors that worked together to execute this day beautifully!
Photography: Abby Jiu Photography
Venue: Chesapeake Maritime Museum
Styling and Planning: Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions
Floral Design: Holly Chapple Flowers
Rentals: Party Rental LLC
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Video: Bill Bowen, Suburban Video
Makeup: Blend Makeup Artistry
Dress: Love Couture Bridal
Wedding Day Paper: Paper Daisies
Cake: Smith Island Cake Company (psst: they ship cakes nationwide!)