We love these photos Mark and Jason‘s took at Samantha and Matthew’s quintessential Annapolitan wedding celebration! It began within the walls of St. Mary’s church, then to downtown Annapolis and city docks, on to a cocktail hour aboard the Catherine Marie Watermark yacht, followed by an elegant reception at the Doubletree Hotel. Samantha and Matthew first met while attending the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Each excursion they underwent gradually brought them closer together. Eventually, they were both sent to different places but their love only continued to strengthen despite the distance.
The ceremony was held at the beautiful St. Mary’s church in Annapolis. We love photographing wedding ceremonies at this church!
The bridal party was constantly brimming with smiles, even in between smile requests for photos!
During the cocktail hour, Samantha, Matthew and their guests boarded the Catherine Marie, an elegant three tier yacht.
Samantha and Matthew’s love for the water influenced their thoughtful nautical-inspired table placards and signage.
More “knot-ical” themed decorations could be found in the reception centerpieces. The Main Ingredient provided this delectable five-tier cake adorned with a floral arrangement by Little House of Flowers.
Ever since Samantha attended a Shania Twain concert when she was ten years old, she’d always dreamed about dancing to the song “From This Moment On” with her future husband. Needless to say, her wish came true!
Vendors Wedding Planner: Katie Christian-Conwell (Doubletree) Florist: Little House of Flowers Cake Artist: The Main Ingredient Wedding Dress Store/Designer: Castle Couture, Justin Alexander Make-up Artist: Natallia Ivchankova Hair Artist: Mardi Mack Band: C&J Entertainment