Do you need a little cheering up on this cold and windy day? Well, I’ve got just the wedding to help you see beauty even on days with tropical storms. Alex and Sheri’s nautical wedding will have wanting to say “ I do” in the rain, and take a walk through the streets of Annapolis, Maryland. With details of navy blue, stripes and subtle accents of the Maryland crab, this classic wedding will surely give you pin-worthy inspiration.
The day started with each of them getting ready with their family and closest friends.
Their excitement and love for one another was so apparent as Sheri walked along the docks to meet Alex for their first look. The laughed, kissed and shed happy tears. It was the perfect moment and just the two of them.
Many date nights were spent walking along the Annapolis harbor. So, it was important their bridal party portraits included this special location. Of course, it was only fitting that we stopped at the one and only Annapolis Cigar Company to document how these two met and with Sheri’s best friend that played match maker that one sweet day.
As we headed off to Port Annapolis for the ceremony, Sheri had one last surprise for Alex. To honor his service as a firefighter, we stopped at a historic building that was once a fire department.
The music began and little by little the rain began to come down, but no one noticed because they couldn’t take their eyes off these two exchanging their vows. It was true devotion and celebration of this beautiful couple’s love.
Once the reception got started, guests had genuine look into their marriage that is sure to be full of fun and laughter. A cigar bar was tucked away for guests to enjoy hand rolled cigars and brandy.
This wedding was nonstop dancing. Boy, did the dance!…and dance some more.
Their closest friends and family, where they first locked eyes and the place they fell more in love each day: The day was all about who they are and how they fell in love.
Thank you Alex and Sheri for giving me the honor of capturing your wedding day. Because of you two, I now love rainy days, and I’m even more in love with Annapolis.
Carla Lutz Photography is a featured wedding photographer based in Southern Maryland and documenting love stories across Maryland, DC and Virginia. Areas include: Charles County, St. Mary’s County, Calvert County, Annapolis, Columbia, Ellicott City and beyond. Now booking weddings for 2016 and 2017. For more details, please inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wedding Planner – NoLo Weddings & Events
Catering – Julie St. Marie Catering
Venue – Port Annapolis Marina
DJ – C & J Entertainment
Bake – Sweet Sue’s Bakery
Favors – Bay Imprints– Custom Crab Mallets
Wedding Invitations – Chelsey May Designs
Hair and Makeup – Lucia Steele, Varuna Salon and Spa
Rentals – Rentals to Remember
Bouquets & Boutonnieres – Petal Pusher Florist
Cigars – Cortez Cigars
Bridal Gown – Adorae by Maggie Sottero from Bridals by Elena
Bride’s Earrings – Steven Singer Jewelers
Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire – Black by Vera Wang – Jos A. Bank
Bridesmaids’ Dresses – David’s Bridal
Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands – Steven Singer Jewelers