Thursday, September 24, 2009

August Wedding on the Bay

Well, I admit I have fallen quite behind. I had a huge wedding month in August and have yet to share all of the wonderful details with you. So, here goes!

On August 22nd, Annie and Rob treated their guests to Annapolis wedding weekend that would keep the celebrating going for days. I met Annie and Rob in January and there was really only one issue we had to work with. Very good friends of theirs were getting married Sept. 19th so we had to leave some time before or after that date. So, we started looking at places on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Annie and Rob were coming from NYC and wanted something a bit more slow paced than DC, and we decided on an October wedding date. After reevaluating their guest numbers a couple of times, we determined that their ideal setting was going to be a bit too quaint for their numbers and we had to look elsewhere. The couple finally fell in love with the setting of the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club and decided to nab the only date still available, August 22nd!

The humid weekend began with a rehearsal at St. Christopher's Church, a newly opened house of warship in Chester, MD. The wedding party boarded the bus to travel over the Bay Bridge from their hotel in Annapolis. The rain came and went while we were inside practicing, and as the night cleared up, the celebration continued with a dinner at Treaty of Paris and drinking in Annapolis.

The morning of the wedding was a humid one but the bridal party was in great spirits as they got ready and boarded the buses to the ceremony. The rain came later, as guests were arriving at the Beach Club but that certainly wasn't going to start the festivities. The steel drum group, Oasis Trio provided by Bialek's Music, moved themselves inside and the cocktail hour was hopping

Amaryllis and Digital Lightning made the ballroom look beautifully traditional, but the decor didn't take away for the beautiful wall of windows overlooking the Chesapeake and the Bay Bridge. Rentals were brought in from Party Rental LTD to finish the look.

A special thank you to Fancy Cakes by Leslie for the wedding cake and grooms cake, a Loyola Grey Hound, Free Spirit for keeping the party pumping all night long, Linder and Associates for the transportation, Jenny Lehman Video for capturing the emotions of the day and Michael Bennet Kress and Associates for the beautiful Images.