Classic Silver Winter Hotel Wedding in Maryland

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 27, 2013

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Veronica and Doyin were married in downtown Annapolis, Md. with harbor views of the Chesapeake Bay on March 2. The bride wore a Cinderella ball gown, accessorized with a jeweled embellishments, a black faux fur stole, and a vibrant bouquet of ruby red ranunculuses and garden roses, while bridesmaids wore long luminescent silver taffeta dresses, accessorized with bouquets of white ranunculuses and blush garden roses. You won’t believe Doyin’s facial expression as Veronica walks down the aisle of the church! Priceless. The reception was decorated with hundreds of floating candles to create a romantic ambience with blue uplighting, and family and friends were surprised at the end of the night when the newlyweds changed into traditional Nigerian attire.

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Photography:  Natalie Franke Photography | Second Shooter: Krista A. Jones Photography | Videography: Jeremy Mitchell Cinema | Venue: Loews Annapolis Hotel | Event Planner: Charlotte Jarrett Events | Lighting: Event Dynamics | Floral Designer: Intrigue — Flowers & Lighting | DJ: Delray Gooch | Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters | Bridesmaid Dress Store: Annapolis Formal & Tuxedo | Makeup Artist: Lauren Gehrig 

U.S. Naval Academy Weddings

Posted by ddrenner on Jul 29, 2013

The US Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland is one of the grander venues around. The “chapel” is actually more like a cathedral, with a long aisle and high dome above the altar. Its a beautiful place for your ceremony, but only if you ties to the Navy — not just anyone can get hitched here (though anyone can visit!)   Outside the chapel, the grounds of the naval academy are great for portraits.

If church ladies had an ultimate fighting tournament, I would put all my money on the ones that run the chapel at the US Naval Academy. They are small, they are cute, — and they are to be obeyed.
Gea and Chris exit the Naval Academy Chapel through an arch of cross swords.

Gea and Chris exit the Naval Academy Chapel through an arch of cross swords.

I joke of course (please don’t hurt me nice nice ladies)  but the Naval Academy Chapel is a tightly run ship where weddings start and end at the appointed hour. It is also a beautiful, historic structure built in 1908 and featuring a glittering dome towering 120 feet over the altar,  and the tomb of John Paul “I have not yet begun to fight!” Jones in the basement.  The wide grassy lawns and riverfront promenades are also great for shooting portraits.