Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Photos | Kent Island Maryland Photographer | Kristen and Bill

After Kristen and Bill’s engagement photo session in Annapolis earlier this year, I couldn’t wait to photograph their wedding, for they’re a really nice couple and so great to work with. I was also thrilled that their wedding would be held at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club!

The Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Kristen and Bill chose the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club mostly for the view. They reckoned that nothing defines Maryland quite like the Chesapeake Bay Bridge! In addition, for them, the entire venue is absolutely gorgeous inside and out.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride and Groom with umbrella kissing under the rain photo by Leo Dj Photography.

How they met

Bill and Kristen were introduced through Sharon, a friend of Kristen’s. One day Kristen received a phone call and several text messages from Sharon: “Call me, I found your husband”. After being a patient of Bill’s for a while and really getting to know him, Sharon thought that Bill would be a perfect fit for Kristen. Boy was she right!

Fast Forward to 2015, Bill and Kristen were together and happier than ever. They enjoyed spending time together and activities such as going to the gym and playing flag football together. They also loved spending time at home with their cats Chip and Darla and their adorable dog Hamilton.

The proposal

In her own words, Kristen described their proposal story as follows: On Christmas eve we decided to give each other our Christmas gifts. He handed over a very large wrapped box and in that box was a slightly smaller wrapped box. Then multiply that by 10. I finally got to the last teeny tiny box. In it was the most beautiful ring I have ever seen! 🙂

Then when I looked up through my tears, he was there asking me to marry him and to spend the rest of my life with him!

St Andrew by the Bay Groom with boutonniere photo by Leo Dj Photography. St Andrew by the Bay ringbearer and flower girl with funny signs photo by Leo Dj Photography. St Andrew by the Bay wedding ceremony Bride and Groom laughing photo by Leo Dj Photography. St Andrew by the Bay wedding ceremony Bride crying while reciting vow photo by Leo Dj Photography. St Andrew by the Bay wedding ceremony priest blessing rings photo by Leo Dj Photography. St Andrew by the Bay wedding ceremony Bride and Groom first kiss photo by Leo Dj Photography.

The Bride and Groom started their wedding day with a solemn ceremony at St Andrew By The Bay, and continued with the reception at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club table centerpiece by florist Little House of Flowers photo by Leo Dj Photography. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride and Groom looking at each other photo by Leo Dj Photography.

Although it was a rainy day and had to settle with indoor photo shots, fortunately we managed to nail some outside shots too. We improvised by using these translucent umbrellas which actually makes the shots unique and narrates on the weather that day.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding party with Bride and Groom kissing photo by Leo Dj Photography.

While it was pouring from time to time, the Bride and Groom and the wedding party still had fun!

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride and Groom with wedding party doing silly and fun pose photo by Leo Dj Photography. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride with Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids photo by Leo Dj Photography. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Groom with Best Mand and Groomsmen photo by Leo Dj Photography. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride and Groom first dance photo by Leo Dj Photography. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride cried during first dance with Groom photo by Leo Dj Photography.

This beautiful four-tiered wedding cake was made and designed by Sugar Bakers.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club four-tiered wedding cake by Sugar Bakers photo by Leo Dj Photography.

The Bride and Groom provided candies in various forms and colors for the guests. As a result, this gave me an idea for a perfect backdrop to enhance the unique ring shot I wanted to create.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride and Groom wedding band and engagement ring on candies photo by Leo Dj Photography. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride and Groom kissing by sweetheart table photo by Leo Dj Photography. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride and Groom cuddling under the rain photo by Leo Dj Photography. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club grandmother hugged and kissed Bride photo by Leo Dj Photography. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Mother singing and dancing with Bride photo by Leo Dj Photography. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride hugging bridesmaid photo by Leo Dj Photography. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bride dancing and singing with maid of honor and bridesmaid photo by Leo Dj Photography.

After the storm, the sunset sky was filled with a blast of stunning pink, amber, and purple rays. Therefore, we just couldn’t resist not to take some more pictures outside to capture the beautiful color of the water and sky.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Groom kissed Bride by the water under the beautiful sunset sky photo by Leo Dj Photography.

The importance of family, love, and trust has brought them together and is what continues to make them stronger. They hope to some day pass this on to their own children.

Congratulations Kristen and Bill!

May you live happily ever after! 🙂

Leo Dj

Vendors

Venue and Catering: CBBC | Coordinator: Teresa Hunter | Church: St. Andrew By the Bay | Officiant: Rev. Jeffrey Dauses | Make up: Naomi Prosser, About Faces Day Spa & Salon | Hair: Shanna Beisel, Pins To Pearls | Bride’s Dress: Bridals by Elena | Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse | Florist: Little House of Flowers | Cake: Sugar Bakers | DJ: Classic Collective Dj’s | Limo: Zbest Limo | Cards: Paper in the Park | Wedding favors: Flip flops- Old Navy , Candy Bar

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