Chesapeake Bay Wedding || Arlen + Jesse

Pack your bags, we're going to Maryland.  Our first out of state wedding, so Franky being his typical Type A created the epic checklist. 

I've been to Maryland a bunch of times, but never have I gone to this part of the state.  It is a nice rural area, with lush trees and evergreen scenery.  The wedding was at Herrington on the Bay in North Beach, MD.  It's a beautiful waterfront property, with an outside garden, and indoor ballrooms.  

Jesse and Arlen got ready separately.  Actually, Arlen got ready on her way to the venue.  Being 3 hours away, as usually happens with weddings, things don't go the way they are supposed to and couldn't make it to her hotel room in time to calmly get ready.  We decided to do their first look on the Marina, since it was secluded from the hotel and it's many guest.  

The ceremony was filled with beautiful flowers in the outdoor garden of the property overlooking the bay.  It was a cool September night, the sky was incredibly blue and the sun bright and orange.  We knew after the ceremony we would have a chance to take advantage of all the colors nature was providing us.  

The reception was in one of their two ballrooms.  Both families have great dancers.  Once the music turned on, the dance floor got packed.  Even some guest got off their chairs while eating dinner because the DJ just plugged in their jam.  The night was fun, intimate, with so many great moments.  It is always fun to see families unite and share the incredible love people have for one another.

As a bonus, Arlen & Jesse's wedding was published on Huffington Post , Charm City Wed and The Knot

Wedding Venue & Reception- Herrington on the Bay

Bridal Prep - Bride's Residence - Maryland, DC

Hair & Make-Up - DIY

Invitations - Paper Divas 

Groom Attire - Men's Warehouse