Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding: Lindsey + John

During their engagement session at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, Maryland, I was glad to discover that Lindsey and John are truly an amusing and happy-go-lucky couple. Both are enthusiastic and willingly went through all the arduous locations or experimented with various poses. We then ventured on several ideas for their wedding pictures, some of which I am very thrilled to present here.

Lindsey and John fell in love with the beautiful Eastern Shore views from the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Since the majority of their wedding guests would be from out of town, the couple wanted to show them some of the most scenic spectacles of Maryland. As the Chesapeake Bay is truly iconic and beautiful, it had to play a role in their wedding. Ironically, the weather didn’t cooperate and they didn’t get to have those amazing views they had planned on. Nevertheless, the rain stopped after the wedding ceremony and the guests finally had a chance to wander outdoor and experience the Bay on their own.

Groom kissed Bride on forehead outside by the water with stormy clouds. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Dinning room table setting with the head table. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

In this wedding occasion, I had the honor of working together with Lauren Niles, who assisted with the room layout, floral placement and petite decor items. She was also the coordinator on the day of the wedding.

Centerpieces on the head table and other guest tables. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Tall elegant vase flower table centerpiece by Lauren Niles and My Flower Box Events. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Love the soft but striking pastel color palette chosen by Lindsey and John, and arranged by My Flower Box Events with the final setting by Lauren.

Pastel colored flower bouquets designed by Lauren Niles and My Flower Box Events. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Lauren designed and made the table number assignments board, but the Bride’s sister – who was also the maid of honor – was actually the one who wrote on all the capiz shells.

Capiz shells for table number assignment. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Watch the following sequence on how the Father of the Bride met his daughter Lindsey for the first time in all her wedding regalia.

Bride waiting for first look with Father. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride in her regalia seeing Father 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 and daughter hugging during first look, watched by Mother. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride, Father and Mother laughing during first look. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of the Bride and daughter about to cry during first look. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother smiling seeing Father of Bride and daughter wiping of tears. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

And now, the First Look between the Bride and the Groom.

Bride tapped Groom's shoulder during their first look. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride holding Groom's shoulder during first look. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom holding each other close during their first glance. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom holding each other during first look. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

I just love the unique backdrop necklace Lindsey was wearing. A beautiful piece with a classic vintage look, something quite rare to find in weddings.

Bride embracing Groom during first look showing her backdrop necklace. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom cuddled during first glance. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Also adore the centerpiece design of the head table where the Bride, Groom and their wedding party were sitting, with its structural arrays of elegant flower vases.

Head table centerpieces with various vases from Lauren Niles and My Flower Box Events. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Flower table centerpiece and table number with crab illustration. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Indoor wedding ceremony setup with arch and drapes. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The wedding ceremony was supposed to be held outside, but due to the unpleasant weather and heavy rain, everything was moved indoor. Nonetheless, the excellent workmanship of all teams from CBBC, Lauren Niles, My Flower Box Events and Event Dynamics transformed The Tavern ballroom into a magnificent setting.

Flower arrangement on ceremony arch by Lauren Niles and My Flower Box Events. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Although the couple had their first glance earlier, John was evidently still very fascinated upon seeing his Bride, Lindsey, walking down the aisle escorted by the Father of the Bride.

Groom seeing Bride walking down the aisle escorted by her Father. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of the Bride escorting daughter during ceremony processional. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom looking at Bride during ceremony. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bridesmaids during ceremony holding floral bouquets from My Flower Box Events. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride reciting vows to Groom during ceremony. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The officiant, Rev. Tim Mulosmanaj from Ceremony Officiants, explained to everyone why the fourth finger is chosen as the ring finger.

Officiant Rev. Tim Mulosmanaj from Ceremony Officiants explained to everyone why the fourth finger is chosen as the ring finger. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom first kiss during ceremony. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom walk out of the aisle after ceremony. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom posing with his Best Man and groomsmen. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The stylish Groom with his Best Man and Groomsman.

Groom lounging on the couch with Best Man and Groomsmen. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom posing with grooms party. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom posing with the Bridal Party. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The lovely Bride with his Groom, Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids.

Bride and Groom with the Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

We were fortunate to finally had a little break in the stormy weather, which finally ended when it was still daylight. Although we didn’t have much time, we got a chance to take some pictures outside with interesting clouds.

Bride and Groom with the whole wedding party. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride, Groom and guests listening to welcome speech from the Father of the Bride. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom smiling listening to Father of the Bride's speech. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Pink and violet roses table centerpieces. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Pink, orange and pastel colored flower table centerpieces with candles. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Pink roses with with hydrangea on silver vase against a wet window from the rain. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The table numbers, programs and menu cards were all designed by Lauren and printed by Cink Art.

Main course of steak and crab cake with the menu card. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Love cake topper. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The two-tier wedding cake and colorful cupcakes were from Cakes by Rachael, complete with its “love” cake topper. And a lovely personal touch from the Bride and Groom, the pastel cake stand.

Wedding cake and cupcakes from Cakes by Rachael. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride holding a large flower bouquet of white and pink roses. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom with his white rose boutonniere. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom laughing listening to speech from Maid of Honor. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride hug Maid of Honor after her speech. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom smiling to Best Man's speech. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Groom laughing hard listening to speech from Best Man. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

During the first dance, John and Lindsey did a beautifully choreographed dance.

Bride and Groom performing their first dance. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Mother and Father of Groom watching Bride and Groom dancing. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom performing choreographed first dance. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom holding board of their elementary school pictures. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Would you like to find out how these two met? Check out their story which was featured in their engagement photo set at Annapolis.

Bride and Groom at the head table toasting their champagne drinks. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom holding champagne glasses, kissing. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride's engagement and wedding rings, with Groom's wedding band. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom cutting the cake. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and guests cheered after one guest caught the flower bouquet tossed. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Father of the Bride and guest singing along with singer from Onyx band. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

The Onyx Band gave such a stellar and uplifting performances that everyone was moved to dancing and grooving along.

Bride and Maid of Honor singing together with Onyx Band. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride, and guests dancing and singing along with Onyx band. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Little boy dancing to the music by Onyx Band. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Yeah, check out this ring, guys… Bam!

Groom showing off his wedding band to his Best Man and Groomsmen. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com View from above of Bride, Groom, and guests dancing to the music from Onyx Band. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Reflection on the mirror of Bride looking at Groom. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com Bride and Groom hugging at the bottom of the stairs. Kent Island Maryland Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding photo, by wedding photographers of Leo Dj Photography. http://leodjphoto.com

Congratulations Lindsey and John!

May you live happily ever after! 🙂

Leo Dj

 

Vendors

Venue and Catering: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Planner: Lauren Niles Events

Hotel: Loews Annapolis

Officiant: Rev. Tim Mulosmanaj, Ceremony Officiants

Hair & Make up: Heather Rea Style Studio

Dress (designer name and store): Hayley Paige, Love Couture Bridal

Tuxedo/Suit: Vera Wang, Nordstrom

Florist: My Flower Box Events

Band: Onyx, Washington Talent Agency

Guitar: Chris Dunn, Classical Guitar Ceremonies Inc.

Invitations, Programs, Table Numbers: Cink Art

Videographer: Blue Sky Films

Cake: Cakes by Rachael

Lighting: Event Dynamics

Limo: An Extraordinar Limousine Inc.

Decors: Lauren Niles Events, Bride and Groom

 

 

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