Jun
21

Nautical Navy and Pink Wedding in St. Michael’s Maryland

Today’s real wedding, captured by the super talented Abby Jiu, is one of our favorite from last year and is featured in the newest issue of Washingtonian Bride and Groom Magazine.

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

 

Nautical Navy Pink Wedding St. Michaels Welcome Bag: planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Guests for this destination wedding were greeted with tin pails lined in crab paper, a crab mallet with the couples custom logo, UTZ Crab Chips, local St. Michaels Salt Water Taffy, Old Bay Seasoning and an anchor cookie cutter.

Nautical Wedding Groomsmen :: planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Nautical Navy Pink Bridesmaids Wedding: planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Nautical Navy Pink Wedding St. Michaels:: planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Nautical Navy Pink Wedding St. Michaels: : planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Nautical heart sailors knot wedding and shell ring holder: : planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

We loved this heart sailors knot created by the talented Holly Chapple Flowers to tie off the aisle prior to the ceremony.

Origami Sailboat escort cards and nautical corn hole boards at a wedding: : planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Nautical wedding : planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Nautical Navy Pink Wedding St. Michaels: : planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Nautical Navy Pink Wedding St. Michaels:: planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Sailboat Table numbers at Nautical Navy Pink Wedding St. Michaels: planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Nautical life ring Bride Groom Chairs: planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography; centerpieces by Holly Chapple Flowers

 

Nautical Navy Pink Wedding gelato: planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Smith Island Cake and Octopus BHLDN cake stand: planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Smith Island Cake – a cake native to the Chesapeake Bay area

Nautical Navy Pink Wedding St. Michaels: planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

Nautical Navy Pink Wedding St. Michaels: planned by Lauryn Prattes with Table 6 Productions; photography by Abby Jiu Photography, flowers by Holly Chapple Flowers

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!)

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