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A Modern Micro-Wedding Weekend

November 17, 2023

This wedding weekend stands as a timeless celebration etched in memory. Island Creek Events masterfully orchestrated an intimate and enchanting micro-wedding weekend to honor Maddie and Tilby’s maritime matrimony. Commencing the festivities with a sailboat ceremony and continuing the revelry with a backyard reception the following day, this wedding sets an exquisite new standard of splendor.

A Sailboat Micro-Wedding

Maddie and Tilby’s micro-wedding weekend set sail with a captivating sailboat ceremony, graced by the presence of cherished family and close friends along the tranquil waters of the Tred Avon River. Guests embarked on a small fleet of boats, accompanying the bridal party’s sailboat, creating an intimate atmosphere for the exchange of vows and a breathtaking sunset cocktail cruise. The evening continued with a private dinner at the family’s estate, bathed in the celestial glow of stars, enveloped by the warmth of family and dear friends.

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A Saturday Reception

Maddie and Tilby extended the merriment throughout the weekend with a Saturday soirée, featuring an authentic Eastern Shore backyard feast. Maddie, taking her first bow as a wife, graced the occasion in a captivating blue and white sundress, artfully mirroring the nautical theme that encapsulated the essence of the weekend’s revelry. Meanwhile, Tilby exuded timeless elegance, donning a classic jacket and a dapper bowtie, perfectly poised to reunite with his beloved wife and carry forward the jubilant festivities.

As the evening unfolded, guests reveled in delectable cuisine and danced the night away, commemorating the newlyweds’ first day of marriage with unparalleled joy and merriment.

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Planning & Design | Island Creek Events
Catering | Garden & Garnish
Photography | Cecile Storm

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