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Southern Seaside Elopement Inspiration

September 5, 2016

Labor Day marks the unofficial “end of summer”–the weather is beginning to cool, and before we know it we’ll be seeing the first leaves begin to fall. While there’s no denying we’re girls of summer, there’s something about autumn that we can’t help but look forward to each August (hello, oysters!). Every little thing about this elopement inspiration from Cristina Calvert Signature reminds us why we love the Shore this time of year–a perfect mix of southern charm & seaside whimsy. Still not convinced you’re ready to say “so long” to summer? Just wait until you see this gallery from Laura’s Focus Photography

From Cristina of Cristina Calvert Signature: Our inspiration for this elegant shoot came from a newly restored dovetail skipjack, the Dorothy Lee. The beautiful lines, wood trim, and the way it glides along the water allowed us to base this shoot in a classic waterfront setting on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The neutral color palette was infused with pops of blue and camel brown to accent the water and boat lines. This color palette allowed us to create a beautiful feminine and southern feeling while keeping masculine undertones present with the rich colors. The tablescape was set as an intimate table for two using gorgeous camel colored leather chairs adorned with a floral garland of garden roses and peonies. The vintage mother-of-pearl flatware helped keep the coastal feel and the varied brass candlesticks created a soft glow on the table. Whimsical stationary and airy, monogrammed dinner napkins completed the look. 

The models wore complimentary pieces–the bride in a Kate McDonald wedding dress and the groom in a custom suit & a bow tie from Brackish Bow Ties. The bowtie paired perfectly with the colors and textures of the setting! Catering by Buckeye Mountain Farms was presented using local ingredients and served on a recreated oyster bar. Rich colors from the foods were used to plate each dish to perfectly match the setting.

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Stylist/Wedding Coordinator | Cristina Calvert Signature Weddings & Celebrations
Photography | Laura’s Focus Photography
Hair & Makeup | Shaper’s Salon
Videography | Cecile Davis Films
Catering | Buckeye Mountain Farms
Cake | Julie Bakes
Venue | Private Home, Trappe, Maryland
Historic Dovetail Workboat | Dorothy Lee
Florals | Sweet Root Village
Furniture & Tableware | White Glove Rentals 
Linens & Monogramming | Number Four Eleven
Bridal Gown | Kate McDonald Bridal
Bow Ties | Brackish Bow Ties
Welcome Basket | Marigold & Grey
Stationary | Sincerely, Jackie 
Jewelry | Kyle Edwards Fine Jewelry
Champagne | Hair of the Dog
Oyster Apron | Clark’s Oyster Bar
Additional Rentals | Select Event Group 
Velvet Box | The Mrs. Box

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