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Sail Away to Love: A Nautical Kent Island Wedding

January 31, 2024

Pops of cool blues and bright whites compliment Ariel and Elliot’s Kent Island wedding day with nautical details throughout. From the stunning ceremony with a super chic bridal party, to the romantic reception made oh so enchanting by On Your Mark Lighting, this day was planned to the nines. Talk about a dream wedding cake, this one might actually be too pretty to cut into! And to top the night, the newlyweds left in a stunning horse-drawn carriage pulled straight from a fairy tale.

About the couple:

We met at our mutual friend’s birthday party at Bluejacket in Navy Yard! The proposal story: I thought we were headed to brunch on King Street in Old Town, Alexandria for my sister’s birthday, but as we walked through Oronoco Bay Park, I noticed a beautiful picnic set up under a shady tree. As we walked toward it, I saw that the letter board sign said, “Moose (our English Springer Spaniel) and I love you,” but it still took a second to realize that the picnic was for me! Elliott got down on one knee and proposed as he held Moose on his leash, and then we enjoyed charcuterie and champagne and soaked in the moment!

A classic white invitation suite is on display with wedding day details and hints of the eastern shore in the blue and white color popsA lace gown with a sheer bodice and tiered a-line skirt hangs awaiting the brideBride and bridesmaids dress in custom bridal robes to get ready for the eastern shore wedding daySurrounded by her bridesmaids the bride enjoys a champagne toast as she gets ready for her beautiful eastern shore wedding dayMother of the bride and bridesmaids help the bride into her a-line lace gown with a tiered skirt as she gets ready for her eastern shore weddingThe groom and groomsmen get ready for the eastern shore wedding ceremony with cufflinks and suits The best dog/dog of honor is suited up for his debut at the wedding with a blue suit collar and boutonniere The groom suits up for his eastern shore wedding day in a classic black suit and bowtieThe groom gets ready for his big day on the eastern shore with his little man sporting a chic black suit | My Eastern Shore Wedding Dressed in a low back lace gown with a sheer veil the bride is ready for her eastern shore wedding day The bride has a private first look of her reception space as she prepares for her big day on the eastern shore of maryland The bridesmaids help the bride stay picture perfect as they fluff her veil and train for her wedding ceremony on the eastern shore of maryland An adorable flower girl in a white flower gown with a white basket leads the way for the bride as they enter the ceremony The bride makes a stunning entrance while her veil blows in the breeze behind her as the enters her eastern shore wedding ceremony  Groomsmen are decked out in chic black suits as they support the groom on his big day | My Eastern Shore Wedding, Eastern Shore Wedding Venue The bride and groom exchange their wedding vows under an arch decorated in stunning hydrangeas on the Eastern Shore of Maryland The bride and groom meet at the altar to exchange their wedding vows on the Eastern Shore of Maryland Bridesmaids with bouquets of white roses and pastel details to match a mismatched set of dusty blue dressesThe bride and groom share a romantic kiss as they process down the aisle after exchanging their vows | My Eastern Shore WeddingThe bride and groom are greeted with love from their furry friend after they exchange their vows during their eastern shore wedding ceremony Pastel hydrangeas detail the ceremony site and altar for this outdoor eastern shore wedding Pastel hydrangeas compliment the blue and white nautical decor for this eastern shore wedding reception Escort cards in the style of MD blue crabs show the guests to their seats for this nautical eastern shore wedding reception Welcoming the guests to this eastern shore wedding reception is a custom welcome sign and a boat bar A true Eastern Shore tablescape for this wedding reception is detailed with white and blue nautical details of the MD Blue crab  A grand entrance over the reception space lit up by On Your Mark LightingThe newlyweds share their first dance as husband and wife at their classic chic eastern shore wedding reception venue The newlyweds share a first dance as husband and wife to kick off their celebratory eastern shore wedding reception and open the dance floor The maid of honor shares a toast to the newlyweds | My Eastern Shore Wedding The bride and groom share a kiss at their head table following the toasts at their reception A 4 tiered wedding cake is decorated in white icing with blue nautical details of dock lines and MD Blue Crabs for this Eastern Shore Wedding Reception The bride and groom cut the ceremonial first slice of their stunning 4 tiered wedding cake decorated with designs of the MD Blue Crab Eastern Shore Wedding Cake | Eastern Shore Wedding Bakery | Eastern Shore Blue Crab | MD Blue Crab Eastern Shore Wedding Desserts | Dessert Bar | Dessert Bites An aerial view of the reception space highlights the lighting by On Your Mark Lighting and captures the joy of this gorgeous reception space The bridal party puts on a show for the guests as they enter the reception and hit the dance floor. Grandparents of the bride dance on the dance floor at this Eastern Shore Wedding Reception Wedding guests dance the night away on a dance floor lit up to shine by On Your Mark Lighting on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and DE  Guests celebrate under enchanting lights by On Your Mark Lighting Left: Flower girl takes the dance floor in her adorable white gown
Right: Bride and bridal possy hit the dance floor for a girls' moment A live band keeps the guests entertained with lively music and fun vibes during the reception with a lit backdrop by On Your Mark Lighting Guests dance the night away highlighted by custom lighting by On Your Mark Lighting Bride and bridesmaids dance with the flower girl on the dance floor during the reception Stunning string lights by On Your Mark Lighting | Eastern Shore Wedding Wedding guests enjoy cocktails by the bonfire during the reception The bride is hoisted in the air in celebration of her marriage as she shows off her stunning tiered, lace gown Guests dance the night away under the romantic lighting by On Your Mark Lighting MD Governor Larry Hogan joins the newlyweds for their wedding celebration styling a navy blue suit and tie with a big smile for the lovebirds. Bride and groom enjoy their ceremony with big smiles on faces full of love The dance floor is packed to the brim and lit up with custom lighting designs by On Your Mark Lighting The newlyweds exit with a stunning sparkler sendoff The newlyweds leave their reception through a stunning sparkler tunnel as they get ready to depart for their honeymoon in the most magical sendoff ever. The newlyweds have a romantic sendoff in a horse-drawn carriage as they depart from their reception at the end of a wonderful wedding day Newlyweds depart for their fairytale honeymoon in a stunning white horse-drawn carriage


Photography | Nadine Nasby Photography
Lighting | On Your Mark Lighting
Rentals | Eastern Shore Tents and Events

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