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Chesapeake Charm: Eastern Shore Elegance for Eliza and Alex

April 19, 2024

From the moment we laid eyes on their breathtaking engagement photos, we knew Eliza and Alex’s wedding day would be nothing short of magical – and it exceeded all expectations. Radiating with love, laughter, and the promise of happily ever after, this celebration captured our hearts from start to finish. From heartfelt toasts that echoed with cheers to the infectious smiles that illuminated the dance floor, we found ourselves falling head over heels alongside the newlyweds. Every detail of this day exudes timeless Eastern Shore elegance, and we couldn’t be more enchanted by it all.

Black and white wedding detail photography of the bride's shoes and veil The engagement ring and wedding bands are stages on a custom invitation featuring a watercolor painting of the venue | Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Dusty blue bridesmaids dresses hang on custom engraved wedding day hangers Wedding day details including the bride's shoes and wedding bandsWedding day details include the bride's something new: blue sapphire earringsBridal bouquet with greenery and white rosesBride and bridesmaids get ready for the day in a stunning ensuite bathroom in the bridal suite complete with a soaking tub and vanity mirrorThe bridesmaids help the bride get ready for the day wearing matching bridal pajama setsMother of the bride helps her daughter into an elegant off the shoulder gown with a buttoned train  The bride enjoys a celebratory glass of champagne before making her way to her wedding ceremony The bride approaches her groom in her sleek and stunning white satin gown The groom smiles as he greets his bride for the first time on their wedding dayBlack and white wedding photography The bride and groom share a private first look moment on the shores of the Miles River at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Barn wedding bridal portraits Bridal portraits by Karena Dixon PhotographyBridal bouquets full of white roses and pops of greeneryBridal party portaits on the docks at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels The bride shares a first look moment with her grandmotherFamily portraits on the docks at the Maritime MuseumFamily portraits by Karena Dixon Photography at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Bride and father share a laugh in front of the boathouse's rustic backdrop on the docks at the Maritime MuseumGrooms portraits by Karena Dixon PhotographyGroomsmen portraits by Karena Dixon Photography The groomsmen make their way to the ceremony site at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum  The bride and groom share a walk around the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum before their ceremonyBridal party portraits at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum The bridal party processes in for the ceremony at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Brother of the bride walks their mother to her seat for the ceremony Bridesmaids look on with smiles as the bride enters the ceremony Boathouse wedding | Black and white wedding photography Rustic wedding ceremony Bride and groom exchange rings in honor of their marriage | Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Wedding Bride and groom share a kiss to affirm their exchange of vows and commitment to each other in the boathouse at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum The newlyweds exit their ceremony and make their way to cocktail hour to celebrate their marriageSignature drinks for Eliza and Alex #crushingoncraig Cocktail hour on the lawn at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime MuseumCocktail hour on the lawn at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime MuseumBacon wrapped shrimp by Chesapeake Chefs for cocktail hour at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime MuseumCrab cakes by Chesapeake Chefs for cocktail hour  The newlyweds take a sunset cruise on their boat during their waterfront wedding reception Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum wedding photography | Boat weddingChesapeake Bay Maritime Museum wedding photography Black and white wedding portrait photographyAerial wedding reception photography Guest tables are donned with blue linens to match the waterfront scenery at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Blue and white wedding reception detailsNautical blue wedding details Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Wedding Reception featuring waterfowl guests of mallard ducks Dusty blue table markers guide guests to their seats for this waterfront reception Beautiful blue and white florals detail the reception site The bride and groom make their first appearance as husband and wife with a grand entrance to a waterfront reception at the Maritime Museum The newlyweds share their first dance as husband and wife on a beautiful hardwood dance floor at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Father of the bride gives a moving welcome toast, bringing tears to the eyes of many guests Guests raise their glasses in honor of the newlywedsThe maid of honor gives a sweet toast in honor of the newlyweds bringing smiles to the faces of the bride and groom and guests The best man concludes his toast with a beer Guests laugh along with humorous toasts in honor of the newlywedsA single tier, naked white wedding cake The bride and groom cut the ceremonial first piece of their wedding cake The newlyweds cut the ceremonial first piece of their wedding cake The bride shares a father-daughter dance with her father to country song He Loved Her FirstFather daughter dance Father of the bride and mother of the bride dance with the newlyweds Father daughter and mother son dances Guests form a conga line on the dance floor at this Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum wedding reception Wedding reception photography Wedding videography Dance floor photography Guests dance the night away at this Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum wedding Bridesmaid and father of the bride dance at the wedding reception at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Musem Wedding reception photography | Dance floor wedding photographyChesapeake Bay Maritime Museum dance floor | Reception PhotographyScottish Highland Creamery Ice Cream Dessert Bar | Chesapeake Bay Maritime MuseumNewlyweds dance the night away on the dance floor and the bride shows off her feathered reception dress


Venue | Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Photos courtesy of Karena Dixon Photography

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