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Nautical Wedding on the Miles River
August 27, 2015

We’re smitten with Bre & Nathan’s preppy wedding style! From the nautical stripes to the oh-so-charming tablescapes, this couple and their fabulous team of vendors put together an event to remember, all captured by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography!

From Jody of Diamonds & Confetti: I was lucky enough to work with Bre and Nate for over a year leading up to their special day. They had certainly dealt with their share of distance, as Nate is in the Navy and was away on-ship for a period of time during the initial venue scouting. When he returned, and I met with them both in person, I could tell immediately how excited he was to make sure Bre got the day that she had always dreamed of! I enjoyed every minute of planning and creating their beautiful day! It was filled with genuine happiness that could be seen in not only the bride and groom, but in both families and friends as well.  From the beginning, they had a clear vision of a nautical wedding with a hint of vintage. From the little signs placed throughout the reception tent, to their signature drink, everything reflected that look. One of my favorite moments was the Navy Sword Arch after the ceremony; it was a moving sight to see as they walked through, and I felt so proud of them and happy for their love! I was very grateful that they chose me to be a part of this day and I thank the wonderful vendors who worked together to make it possible!

From Debbie of Swan Cove Flowers: Bre and Nate were a delight to work with! After meeting with the bride and groom to get a feel for their style, we decided that they wanted a nautical feel (Nate is in the Navy) with a touch of elegance. Bre supplied the coral vases and lanterns that she wanted to use for centerpieces, accented with navy and white-striped runners and sand dollars. I love that brides are mixing small vases and mason jars! It’s all these little touches that make a wedding special and memorable!



Venue | Kirkland Manor
Photography | Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Planner | Diamonds & Confetti
Rentals | Atlantic Sailcloth Tent Company
Florist | Swan Cove Flowers
Catering | Linwoods 
Officiant | Reverend Mark Nestlehutt
Furniture | XOXO Vintage Rentals
Makeup and Hair | Elizabeth Claire
Band | Bachelor Boys Band
Videography | Seth Klinger
After-Party Pizza | Sams Pizza

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Kathryn & John’s Nautical Nuptials
August 20, 2015
We’re head over heels over Kathryn and John’s navy & nautical nuptials! So many sweet details and  personal touches, all pulled together by a fabulous team of vendors led by Kari Rider Events
From the bride: My first job after grad school was at a community hospital in the small town of Easton, MD. My sister, Maria, was invited to a party there and asked me to come along. The party was at my future husband’s mother’s house, Ellenborough Cottage. John spotted my unfamiliar face and introduced himself to me, eager to meet the woman who he would ultimately marry! The next weekend, we had our first date at the charming Bartlett Pear Inn. I remember walking around the lovely historic district in Easton enjoying the peaceful summer evening. I thought to myself, “Wow, this could really be something special!” Six months later (on Groundhog Day!), John proposed to me at the Bartlett Pear! He was nervous but excited and the proposal was beautiful. I accepted on the balcony of the Inn overlooking the town below. Shortly after his proposal, Madigan, our beloved Labrador Retriever joined our “family” on St. Patrick’s Day!
We really wanted to incorporate a lot of personal touches into our wedding, and we wanted everyone to be a part of our love story; our love of the arts and outdoors, where we first met, our dog, our family, etc. We also wanted to continue the tradition of being married at Ellenborough Cottage, which had been done perviously by both of John’s sisters. John had a piece of my wedding gown carefully wrapped in his handkerchief beside his late father’s cufflinks. My “something old and blue” treasures came from John and I’s grandmothers, and I carried a picture of John’s father in my bridal bouquet. John used his artistic abilities to make the wedding invitations and table numbers. Each table number hand carved out of beach wood, and was Maryland themed. We wanted everyone to feel the sense of us, and the love that we share with each other  throughout the ceremony.
We wanted everyone to get a sense of us, our relationship and the love that we share so we wrote our vows to each other. During the ceremony, I surprised John by singing “Songbird” accompanied by soprano Anne Binkley, my college opera professor, and Ben Grant and Jimmy Cunningham, both Naval Academy musicians I’d worked with in the past. Each song was symbolic and meaningful to us and reflected what brought us together. My father walked me down the aisle to “O Babino Caro”, one of my favorite Italian arias; translated this means “Oh Daddy, I Want to Marry Him”. Our close friends and musicians each played a role in the wedding, each singing songs that were played on first dates, or songs that were meaningful to family members. 
After the ceremony, cocktail hour was held around the pool with candles overlooking the water while a jazz duo played romantic songs that were meaningful to both of us. We both love ice cream, and our families do as well so we hired Oxford Creamery to serve their delicious homemade ice cream. We had 6 flavors, each ours or our families’ favorites. Other special touches were our bride and groom gifts; I gave John a customized art easel from Italy, inscribing it “All my love, my life, forever my best friend”. John gave me his grandmother’s gorgeous diamond tennis bracelet. Our “getaway” car was my father’s 1966 Corvette Stingray convertible, and after a beautiful and romantic weekend in historical St. Michaels, we were off for our honeymoon in Tahiti to visit the islands of Moorea and Bora Bora!



Catering & Rentals: Peach Blossoms
Planning: Kari Rider Events 
Florals: Seaberry Farm 
Videography: Cecile Davis Films
Photography: Jim Kennedy Photographers
Table Numbers: the Groom, John Windsor 
Hair: Levity Hair Studio
Ice Cream: Oxford Creamery
Officiant: Kevin Cross of The Church of the Holy Trinity
Restrooms: Maryland Portable Restrooms
Beverages: Hair O’ the Dog Wine & Spirits
Rehearsal Dinner & Accommodations: St. Michael’s Harbour Inn
Music: Ben Grant & Jim Cunningham Jazz Duo, Michael McHenry Trio, Anne Binkley

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Caitlin & Grant’s Floral Engagement Session | Part II
August 13, 2015

If you’re anything like us, you couldn’t get enough of last week’s dreamy floral-filled engagement session! Well you’re in luck, because Part II is every bit as lovely! With florals from Intrigue’s sister company, Pops of Plum, and Sarah of Photos by SarahBeth behind the lens, it’s no surprise that the there’s no shortage of beauty here!  

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Photographer | Photos by SarahBeth
Florist | Intrigue Design & Décor 
Venue | The Old Lucketts Store
Hair and Make-Up | Alison Harper & Co

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