Annapolis in May is a magical time. People flock to the downtown area for a taste of the summer to come. Shops line the original brick-laid streets with flower pots full of blooms, sun shines on the Chesapeake Bay, warming it for summer swimmers and lovers stroll hand in hand absorbing the romance in the history.
Maggie and Jason wanted to capture this feeling for their wedding day!
We started the day at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, with it’s beautiful harbor front setting, it puts one in the heart of this maritime town.
Maggie and Jason decided to keep things traditional by not seeing each other before the ceremony and got ready separately. Jason meticulously pulled on his black naval dress attire adorned with medals, fastened his belt and checked his look in the mirror. He looked absolutely handsome and astute. In another room, Maggie and her ladies, had their hair and make-up perfected and then slipped into their gorgeous dresses. Maggie’s mother buttoned up her daughters gown , while her maid of honor placed Tiffany-blue Badgley Mischka shoes upon the bride’s feet.
We snapped some bridal portraits and headed out onto the docks in downtown Annapolis. A few more photos and then we were off to the Naval Academy Chapel for the ceremony.
Here we go, it was time to get married. Maggie’s father took his daughter’s arm. Her hair was tussled back into a chignon and pinned with a delicate crystal pin, a pearl necklace adorned her neck, her lace-top gown swung a tulle skirt and she held a bouquet of white roses in her hands.
They started down the beautiful blue carpet aisle that leads to the alter. Jason’s face lit up as he saw his bride walking towards him. It was one of those ceremonies that keeps a smile on your face the entire time. When it was done and they were married, Maggie grabbed Jason’s face and planted a huge kiss on him! The husband and wife then exited the chapel through a sword arch and were met by the cheers of their family and friends.
The bridal party boarded the Annapolis Trolly, which was ready to take them over to the reception at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, but not before we snapped some cute trolly pics.
The reception was gorgeously decorated with white floral accents and a nautical theme. The dessert table was well appointed with cupcakes and a sandy beach display with “M+ J,” written in graham cracker crumbs.
The reception included plenty of dancing and fun, with the evening ending with a cake cutting . The bride and groom seemed to taunt each other with the possibility of a cake smash and then Maggie went there, SMOOSH, right on Jason’s perfectly shaven head!
What a fantastic Nautical, Naval, Annapolis wedding it was!