Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center Wedding: Shannon + Matt

After the super adorable engagement photo session in downtown Annapolis and Eastport,  I am so excited to finally be able to feature Shannon and Matt’s beautiful wedding at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

Matt and Shannon wanted an outdoor wedding surrounded by the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, followed by a unique reception in a venue styled with the Bride and Groom’s personal touch-ups. This place was the perfect choice for them.

It was on this gorgeous day, blessed with the perfect weather, that Shannon and Matt began their lifetime journey together.

Bride and Groom kissing on the boardwalk by the beach. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Bride's beautiful wedding gown from Anjolique. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The exquisite wedding gown with beautiful lace details from Anjolique.

Details of lace on bride's wedding dress from Anjolique. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Lovely different shades of rose petals for the flower girls.

Pink, violet, and salmon rose petals for the flower girls. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Three different hues for the lovely flower girls’ dresses as well.

Flower girl dresses with different colors. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Pretty flower girls posing together before ceremony. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Rows of gerbera daisies for aisle decorations from florist Magnolia Floral Design. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com . Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com One last hug from the flower girl to the Groom before ceremony begins. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Groom's first glance at the Bride in her lovely wedding gown. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride happy seeing Groom for the first time during the ceremony after escorted by Father. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Shades of different rose petals on the aisle. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom smiles lovingly at his Bride during the wedding ceremony. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride reading her wedding vow. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom reading his wedding vow. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Apparently Rylee was so into the moment that she shed tears during the wedding vows.

Overwhelmed by emotion, the young flower girl shed tears during the wedding ceremony. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom's first kiss. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The officiant hugging the Bride and Groom after the wedding ceremony. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Tender kisses between the Bride and Groom on the aisle after the wedding ceremony. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom hugging their children and flower girls after the ceremony. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The Bride’s lovely bouquet of dark and light pink peonies, succulents, protea, hypericum berries, and peach dahlias was designed by the florist Magnolia Floral Design.

Bride's bouquet of dark and light pink peonies, succulents, protea, hypericum berries, and peach dahlias designed by the florist Magnolia Floral Design. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom posing for the first time as husband and wife after the wedding ceremony. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom enjoying their moments together after the wedding ceremony. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom hugging and smiling together. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Peonies and gerberas were seen all around as ravishing table centerpieces.

Peonies and gerberas seen all around as ravishing table centerpieces. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com You and I ampersand sign at the sweetheart table. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Unique place cards tagged to twigs at the wedding reception venue. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom, moments before they stepped into the reception venue. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

For the introductory of the flower girls followed by the Bride and Groom, the DJ played a fun song from James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good).

The flower girls dancing along to the introductory song from James Brown, I Got You, I Feel Good. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom enter the reception venue while dancing along to the introductory song from James Brown, I Got You, I Feel Good. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom kissing at the sweetheart table during the reception dinner. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The flower girls toast to the Bride and Groom. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Cheers from the flower girls to the Bride and Groom. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride kissing one of the flower girls. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Place cards for guests to sign along with dinner and dessert menu. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The song for their romantic first dance was Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years, which brought tears to many people in the room. If I was not engaged in capturing tender moments of the Bride and Groom’s first dance, I would be one of them too.

Bride and Groom smiling during their first dance. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom's first dance while the guests shed happy tears. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom standing and holding hands beside the beautiful lake. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom gazing at his beautiful Bride. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom kissing Bride's hand on the boardwalk at the beach. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom kissing Bride during sunset on the beach. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Matt and Shannon decided not to have any wedding cake and skipped the cake cutting tradition. Since both of them are ice cream lovers, instead, they opted for an ice cream bar from Scottish Highland Creamery Sundae Bar. It was a huge treat for everyone, and it was one of the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted.

Bride sprinkles topping on delicious ice cream from Scottish Highland Creamery Sundae Bar. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom sharing scoops of ice cream from Scottish Highland Creamery Sundae Bar. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Beautiful diamond engagement ring and bands. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Flower girl balancing wedding favor on her head. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The rest of the evening was all about dancing and fun-filled time for everyone!

Guests dancing and singing to the song playing. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Flower girl jumping high while dancing with Bride. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

At the end of the memorable night, the Bride and Groom had a grand exit by going through a row of guests holding sparklers.

Bride and Groom had a grand exit by going through a row of guests holding sparklers. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Eastern Shore Maryland, wedding reception and ceremony photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Congratulations, Shannon and Matt!
May your family live happily ever after! 🙂

Leo Dj

 

Vendors

Venue: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Officiant: Jenna Collins (close friend of Bride and Groom)

Make up: Jamie Myrick, David Alexander Salon

Hair: Jamie Myrick, David Alexander Salon

Dress: Anjolique

Tuxedo: Nordstrom

Florist: Magnolia Floral Design

Decorations: Bride and Groom DIY

Dessert: Scottish Highland Creamery Sundae Bar

Catering: Garden and Garnish

DJ: BayDeeJays

Cards: Magnet Street

Wedding favors: Bride and Groom DIY

 

 

2 Responses to “Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center Wedding: Shannon + Matt”

  1. Wedding Photographers Portland

    The sparks lights it up! Wow! Happily ever after…

  2. Sasser Stills

    The shot at the lake with the golden sun is amazing… Looks so magical!

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