Looking for inspiration in going with the flow and making lemonade out of lemons?
Look no further than couple Natalie and Shawn, whose August 2020 wedding was moved no fewer than THREE times! COVID-19 tried to throw this sweet couple for a loop, but they pivoted and rearranged and ended up with a beautiful Annapolis Maritime Museum wedding this summer.
As one of our favorite Annapolis wedding venues, we always love coming out to the Maritime Museum. The Bay views are unparalleled, and the interior ceremony spaces are a perfect blend of rustic and elegant.
Photographer Joey of Trans4mation Photography snapped the pics at this seaside wedding. Joey has been a photographer for almost 10 years, and he brings skill and professionalism to every event.
With 50 guests in attendance, Natalie and Shawn said their vows on the museum’s waterfront dock, with views of the Chesapeake Bay in the background. Bridesmaids all in navy blue suited the venue’s nautical theme to a T!
Natalie and Shawn chose to have their event earlier in the day. The ceremony began at 2:00 pm, which left plenty of daylight left for photos, dinner, and dancing! For the bride’s processional, the couple chose Over the Rainbow/Simple Gifts by The Piano Guys. And after it was over, they went with the classic All You Need is Love by The Beatles.
After the ceremony and cocktail hour, the guests moved into the museum’s newly renovated Exhibit Gallery for the reception. This 2,000 square foot space left plenty of room for the 50 guests to spread out.
DJ Steve Hartka queued up the first dance, which was The Wonder of You by Elvis Presley. There was also a dedication played to some older relatives who had passed on, to the tune of The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra.
While the happy couple may have chosen classics for their special dances, they weren’t afraid to bring the dance floor tunes into the 80s, 90s, and today. On their “must play” list:
- 24k Magic by Bruno Mars
- You’re the Inspiration by Chicago
- You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oates
- Perfect by Ed Sheeran
- A Praise Chorus by Jimmy Eat World
- Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
- Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) by Looking Glass — an excellent choice for a seaside wedding!
- Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon
In between dances, the guests took fun pictures with a touchless photo booth from Maryland’s DJ. They chose one of our most popular backdrops — a dark wood background with festive string lights. It fit in perfectly with the nautical museum.
We had a great time at Natalie and Shawn’s bay side wedding at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. While the wedding season may be winding down for 2020, we’re looking forward to winter weddings and a big summer spring and season next year!
If you’re planning a 2021 or 2022 wedding, let us know! We’ll pair you up with one of our dedicated DJs to help you start planning the soundtrack to your perfect day.
All photos by Trans4mation Photography
Monday, November 2, 2020