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Coastal Bliss at The Inn at Haven Harbour

August 3, 2022

A coastal wedding at the Inn at Haven Harbour was perfect for these truly nautical newlyweds. Caroline and Brandon’s wedding day was filled with personal details that showed their love for the sea and for each other. A driftwood arch, a ceremony departure by boat, and an ocean inspired wedding band for Brandon just made sense for a couple who first met at the beach! Tied together with beautiful blue details and gorgeous greenery by Chesapeake Blooms, this day was nothing short of spectacular. Cassidy MR Photography captured all the love and laughter of this day, including an adorable flower pup and an epic dance party to end the night!

Wedding bands rest in a white rose | Cassidy MR Photography 

From the bride:

Caroline & Brandon’s Dream-Day-Come-True

 A beach wedding was an obvious choice for us. Not only is the beach our favorite place to be, but our love story started waterfront as well. Haven Harbour provided the tropical island getaway of our dreams, and gave us a place where the whole family could celebrate the wedding weekend together!

Surrounded by all of our favorite people from the moment we woke up, the day was filled with so much laughter and love, even before the ceremony began. It just got better and better from there.

Our whole family stayed together in The Cottage at the Inn at Haven Harbour, which came complete with breathtaking views of the ceremony site to enjoy all weekend long. When guests arrived, we were able to watch from The Cottage as they admired the gorgeous waterfront that we love so much. When the music began, my cousin led the way showering the aisle in petals as we processed in. Brandon walked our puppy, Oakley, into the ceremony with him and she sat perfectly with the groomsmen while we exchanged our vows. My father walked me down the aisle to meet Brandon under Haven Harbour’s beautiful driftwood arch, where one of our most cherished friends performed our ceremony.

After the ceremony we hopped aboard Andover for a private cocktail hour while we cruised to the reception site. We all love boating, so being able to celebrate with our family and bridal party on the water was the perfect, personal touch to make our day that much more special. 

When we arrived at the reception site, at Haven Harbour’s Lil’ Tahiti Beach, we were greeted with our signature drinks and a dance floor that was begging to get going. We danced into the reception with our bridesmaids and grooms people and had the most amazing first dance to our favorite song.

The dinner by Chesapeake Chefs was amazing. If you know me, you know I’m all about the dessert. A dessert bar was a must: cake pops, petit fours, macaroons, and chocolate covered strawberries to go along side our wedding cake made for the sweetest selection I could dream of.

After dinner, I shared a super special dance with my mom before the father-daughter dance. The dance floor opened with Sweet Caroline while I danced with dad, and everybody joined the fun. Surrounded by so many amazing people and so much love, we quite literally danced the night away.

"I Do" wedding sandals, perfume | Cassidy MR PhotographyDetail image of the invitation suite | Cassidy MR PhotographyBridesmaid dresses hang in the window with the bridal gown | Cassidy MR PhotographyMother of the Bride helps with wedding gown | Cassidy MR PhotographyBridesmaids enjoy a first look with the brideLeft: Detail image of the bride's hair braided with florals to match her bouquet | Right: Detail image of the back of the bride's lace bodicePortrait of the bride on the lawn with her white and green florals | Chesapeake BloomsPortrait of groomPortrait of groom waving to a friend walking byFirst look with the father of the bride | Cassidy MR PhotographyPortrait of bride with her father before the ceremony Groom tears up at first seeing his bridePortrait of the bride and groom | Inn at Haven Harbour The bride and groom sit with their flower pup  | Inn at Haven Harbour The groom and grooms people jump for joy before the ceremony  | Inn at Haven Harbour Groomsmen pose for a picture at the Inn at Haven Harbour The bride shares a special moment with her bridesmaids before the ceremony  | Inn at Haven Harbour The bridal party celebrates the newlyweds  | Inn at Haven Harbour The bridal party cheers as the newlyweds share a kiss  | Inn at Haven Harbour The bride's family poses for a picture with the new husband  | Inn at Haven Harbour The bride and her grandmother share a laugh  | Inn at Haven Harbour The mother and father of the bride share a special moment before the ceremonyThe bride and groom stand with their officiant and close family friend getting ready for the ceremony to beginThe ceremony site overlooks the Haven Harbour MarinaFloral drape the driftwood archGrandmother of the bride is seated by her grandson during the processionalThe mother of the bride is seated by her son during the processionalThe flower dude spreads petals around the aisleMaid of honor processes inThe father of the bride walks the bride down the aisle to meet her new husband  | Inn at Haven Harbour The bridal party bows their heads for a blessing at the beginning of the ceremony | blessing read by family friendThe bride and groom exchange their vows under a driftwood arch | waterfront views  | Inn at Haven Harbour The bride and groom share their first kiss as husband and wife  | Inn at Haven Harbour Celebratory hugs are exchanged after the ceremonyThe bridal party departs the ceremony by boat to head to the receptionBride and groom enjoy their charter to the reception The bridal party celebrates the newlyweds on their way to the receptionThe bride and groom share a private first dance on the bow of the boatThe newlyweds enjoy their signature drinksThe newlyweds share a private moment on the dock when they arrive at the reception  | Inn at Haven Harbour The bride and groom share a dance on the dock at their reception  | Inn at Haven Harbour Reception details include a garland of greenery for the head table, and florals on the blue and white cocktail tablesThe head table is decorated with greenery along with the bridal party bouquets | Chesapeake BloomsCharcuterie provided by Chesapeake Chefs | Florals provided by Chesapeake BloomsOyster Shell escort cards showed the guests where to find their seatsReception tablescape featuring a message in a bottle table numberThe bride and groom hold hands while enjoying the receptionThe bridal party enters the reception dancingThe newlyweds share their first dance at the receptionThe newlyweds share a kiss during their first danceFather of the bride gives a welcome toast | not a dry eye in the houseThe maid of honor toasts the newlywedsThe mother of the bride shares a special dance with the brideThe father daughter dance opened the dance floor to the guests to join the partyGuests dancing and smilingThe bride sings with her guests on the dance floorFriend of the bride fluffs the bride's dress as they danceDessert bar included cake pops, chocolate covered strawberries, and more | Sweet Hearts PatisserieA chocolate raspberry wedding cake topped with white chocolate icing and a cake topper to include the flower pupThe bride and groom cut their wedding cakePetit fours and macarons on the dessert barA dirty dancing moment on the dance floor as a groomsmen lifts a fellow guest into the airBride and groom enjoy their waterfront sunsetThe newlyweds enjoy the sunset together on the beach outside the reception  | Inn at Haven Harbour

VENDORS

Photography | Cassidy MR Photography
Venue | Inn at Haven Harbour
Catering | Chesapeake Chefs
Florist | Chesapeake Blooms
Desserts | Sweet Hearts Patisserie 
Hair & Makeup | Heather’s Salon
Wedding Dress | Mia Rose Bridal
Officiant | Joseph Spurry, Family Friend
Videography | Perfect F.O.R.M.
Design | Katie Parks Events
Rentals | Ebb Tide Tent and Party Rentals
Music | District Remix
Transportation | Delmarva Craft

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