Waterfront views. Rustic piers. The towering masts of classic sailboats. You just can’t beat a bayfront wedding. And Herrington on the Bay in North Beach, Maryland is one of the best. With dreamy gardens full of native and exotic flowers, two waterfront ceremony sites, and fabulous local food, this is a venue to remember.
Maryland wedding DJ Mike “Q” was on hand for couple Dan and Jennie’s November wedding. While the skies were a bit overcast, the temperature was perfect, hitting the low 70s mid-day before cooling off at night.
Dan and Jennie are seriously photogenic. Their photos could be in a magazine, thanks in part to the genius of photographer Nate Bittinger. His combination of color and black & white shots show both the classy side and the fun side of this couple and their friends!
Jennie looked chic in a streamlined one-shoulder gown with a slit and a little ruff on one side. She skipped a veil, simply adding a white bouquet and dangly earrings for a minimalist and glam look.
The ceremony was held at Herring Bay Garden, a waterfront ceremony site with exotic plants like ponytail palms, big hibiscus blooms, and butterfly bushes. The wedding party made their entrance to I Guess I’m In Love by Clinton Kane, a lovely song about how overpowering it can feel to fall in love. Then, Jennie made her entrance to I Get to Love You by Ruelle.
Standing before a wooden pergola and arch, Jennie and Dan said their vows with expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay stretching behind them. When it was over, the joyful horns of Ray LaMontagne’s You Are the Best Thing signaled that it was time to get up and celebrate!
The ceremony took place in the upscale Herrington Yacht Club site. This fabulous multi-level space is hella elegant (hell-egant?), with a second-floor overlook that makes for great pictures down onto the dance floor below.
The wedding party and the newly married couple made their entrance to This Is What You Came For by Calvin Harris and Rihanna (lyrics by one Taylor Swift!). For their first dance, the pair chose Another by Adam Doleac, which is all about cherishing the little moments together.
The couple also included an anniversary dance in their reception, with a bit of a twist! When Unforgettable by Nat King Cole began, the dance started with just the parents of the bride. Then the other married couples were invited to join them. This is a lovely way to honor a special couple!
This wedding was a masterclass in class, and we were delighted to participate. But whether you’re tying the knot at a yacht club, an art museum, a hotel, or simply in your backyard, we’d love to help. Contact us to check our availability and get on the Maryland’s DJ schedule!
All photos by Nate Bittinger
Friday, March 10, 2023