Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding: Kaye + Eric

Kaye met Eric on New Year’ Eve 2007 in DC at their friends’ gathering. They immediately hit it off, and since both love the outdoors, they planned a hiking date on the very next weekend! Six years later in 2013, they went for a hiking trip at Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain and heavy thunderstorms along the way there, but Kaye was determined to go because she had a hunch that something wonderful was about to happen. As they reached the parking lot, the sky cleared and the rain stopped. As in Kaye’s on words, “It turned into a great day for a winter hike. When we got to the top, Eric proposed and I said yes!”.

For their wedding, both Eric and Kaye wanted an outdoor reception space by the bay, since they also love being on the water. They absolutely adore the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, with its perfect location and views along with its elegant but understated decor. The Tavern Ballroom was just the right size for their guest list, and the rooftop deck sealed the deal. Though the weather did not turn out as they hoped on their wedding day, the beautiful venue stood out for any weather conditions.

Bride and Groom on the Beach laughing together. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Mother of Groom pinning boutonniere on her son's jacket. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The beautiful wedding dress from Betsy Robinson Bridal.

Simple but beautiful wedding gown from Betsy Robinson Bridal. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Groom awaiting for the wedding to begin. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of the Groom helped put jacket on his son. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Maid of Honor help Bride put on her shoes. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride holding her lovely flower wedding bouquet by florist Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Gorgeous bridal bouquet designed by the florist Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden.

Bride and her floral bridal bouquet florist Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother kiss Bride's cheek. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Wedding tokens of fans from the Bride and Groom for the ceremony. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Beautiful blooms adorned the aisle.

Stunning blooms adorned the aisle by florist Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The Groom finally had the chance for the first time to see his Bride being escorted down the aisle by her Father.

The Groom seeing his Bride for the first time. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of the Bride walked her daughter down the aisle. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride looking at Groom, smiling during the blessing ceremony. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Interestingly, just like their first hike together to Shenadoah, the weather forecast for the chosen wedding date was kind of gloomy with no chance of outdoor ceremony. But Kaye was determined to wait until the last minute. They were blessed indeed, for the rain stopped not long before the start of the procession. Her wish to have an outdoor ceremony came through!

Bride and Groom held hands during the wedding ceremony. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom laughing during the wedding ceremony listening to Uncle's speech. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom reciting their vows during the ceremony. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom during the wedding ceremony about to do their first kiss. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The happy expressions of the Bride and Groom after the wedding ceremony. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom kissing Bride by the beach. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The radiant Bride and Groom by the beach. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride, Groom, Maid of Honor, and Best Man walking together on the beach. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Tavern dining hall for the wedding reception. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The lovely table centerpieces created by the florist Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden.

Lovely table centerpieces. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

To commemorate their love for hiking, Kaye and Eric picked National Parks as their table names, and specifically had Shenandoah National Park for their sweetheart table as a remembrance to where they got engaged.

Table decor for the wedding reception. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Outdoor theme used as table decor on a wedding reception with National Park names. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com The Bride and Groom kissing at their sweetheart table. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres beautifully arranged by The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.

Mouthwatering hors d'oeuvres served during the wedding reception. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Shrimps and crab claws hor d'oeuvres. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The wedding cake by Fiona’s Cakes is also using the same floral decorations from Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden.

Wedding cake by Fiona's Cakes with flower decorations from Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Summer blossoms serves as enchanting cake topper.

Summer blooms from Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden serve as enchanting cake topper by Fiona's Cakes. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The wedding toast speeches from the Best Man and Maid of Honor.

The wedding toast speeches from the Best Man and Maid of Honor. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom laughing, enjoying the toast speeches. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom goofing around with Best Man and Maid of Honor. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Guests got to pick from the main course choices for the night, delicious crab cakes or steak.

Signature crab cakes dish. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Diamond engagement ring and Bride and Groom's wedding bands. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Kaye and Eric arranged to provide flip flops for their guests so that everyone could enjoy to dance comfortably, followed by open dance floor for all.

Comfortable flip flops sandals for guests to wear during the open floor dance session. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The Bride and Groom’s first dance.

Bride and Groom's first dance. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of the Groom and grandmother dancing and laughing together. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Assortment of desserts, cutely arranged using ice cream cones.

Assortment of desserts, cutely arranged using ice cream cones. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The ending highlight, sending off the Bride and Groom using sparklers! Truly a grand exit for a wedding reception.

Sparklers and lined up guests to send off Bride and Groom in a grand exit. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Congratulations Kaye and Eric!

May you live happily ever after! 🙂

Leo Dj

 

Vendors

Venue and Catering: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Hotel: Loews Annapolis Hotel

Officiant: Pastor Lisa Bandel

Make up and hair: Varuna Salon, Annapolis

Dress: Betsy Robinson Bridal

Suits: Macy’s

Florist: Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden

Decorations: Mother of the Bride

Cake: Fiona’s Cakes

DJ: Steve Yates

String duet: Chesapeake Strings

Limo: Limousines, Inc.

Invitation cards: Paper in the Park

Wedding favors: Made a donation to the National Park Service in lieu of favors

 

 

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