Jaynie and Tyler’s beautiful November wedding day began with the girls getting ready at the iconic downtown Annapolis hotel, The Graduate. Formerly the Loews Hotel, this unique hotel has been updated and decorated in bold nautical themes and is one of the premier wedding venues in downtown Annapolis.
Jaynie and her entourage wanted to take some fun photos while getting ready. We decided on a champagne bottle pop with confetti raining down on the girls. It took a few takes, but the end result made for a really dynamic photo.
When it was time to get dressed, the bride’s mother and bridesmaids helped Jaynie into her dress. She wore a white fit and flair gown with a crystal belt around her waist. Her high-heeled shoes were made by the famous Badgley Mischka and she carried a bouquet of all white roses. Her bridesmaids were dressed in deep blue gowns, which echoed the nautical blues of Annapolis.
Once ready, the girls, our bride and her mother and father, boarded the Annapolis Trolley, this is another opportunity to take some fun pics while we ride the cobbled streets of Annapolis. Our destination was Saint Mary’s Church built in 1853. Saint Mary’s has such a long history in this town and is such a wonderful church to be married in. It’s alter is beautiful with statues in lit up niches, high arches in white and the most beautiful ceiling of stars on a blue background.
Jaynie and Tyler stood on the alter and exchanged their vows in a beautiful ceremony, then sealed the marriage with a kiss and headed out into the November air. A few more photos in front of the church and then a walk-about of downtown Annapolis to take some Mr. & Mrs. photos with Annapolis as the background.
Meanwhile guests headed to the Graduate Hotel for the reception to enjoy cocktails while waiting for our bride and groom to arrive. Upon arrival, Jaynie and Tyler entered to cheers and quickly made their way to the dance floor for their first dance.
The reception did not disappoint, the decor was spectacular and the small details, like Mr. & Mrs. cookies and gift bags (doggy bags) of dog treats for guests to take home to their fur friends, was really cute!
At the end of the evening we stepped back out onto Main Street Annapolis for a final photo. A light drizzle had started and the street lights had come on for the evening. Jaynie and Tyler pushed open a clear umbrella, embraced and enjoyed a loving kiss to finish off the wedding day of their dreams.
Venue: Graduate Hotel
Ceremony: Saint Mary’s Church
Transportation: Annapolis Trolley
Flowers: Floret & Vine
Photobooth: Chesapeake Photobooth
Music: Crow Entertainment