Carmen and Daniel had a most beautiful and fun-filled wedding day this summer at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Their lovely and touching ceremony was held outside on the lawn of the Tavern Ballroom and overlooked the beach and the Chesapeake Bay on a hot and sunny day.
And, adding to the beautiful surroundings, was an arch totally covered in soft pink and white roses and greenery! It was gorgeous and matched the flowers in Carmen’s and her seven bridesmaids’ stunning bouquets and in the reception table centerpieces. Rhonda Kaplan Floral Design truly did such an amazing job on all of the florals and bringing Carmen’s vision to fruition!
Not only did Daniel tear-up as he anticipated Carmen’s entrance and her walk down the aisle, but Carmen’s brother, one of Daniel’s groomsmen, did so as well.
At the end of their ceremony, and in the aisle, Carmen and Daniel walked through and kissed under a traditional sword arch, welcoming Carmen into the military life she will be sharing with her Naval Academy graduate husband!
Carmen and Daniel are such fun-loving people! This was evident throughout the entire day and evening, as well as at their cherry blossom engagement session which I photographed in the spring.
Carmen and her girls got ready for the big day in one of the new cottages which opened earlier this year on the property of The Inn at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. They are a great space to get ready in! And Daniel and his groomsmen and swordsmen prepped in a room inside of The Inn.
I really loved the pale shade of sage green gowns worn by Carmen’s bridesmaids – the whole color palette Carmen chose for her wedding was stunning! Not to mention Carmen’s fantastic Essence of Australia dress from Wren Bridal!!
Carmen and Daniel met through a mutual friend when Carmen was a freshman at Towson University and Daniel was attending the Naval Academy. Their first date was a trip to D.C. to see the cherry blossoms, which is such an epic first date! Carmen’s mother is from Taiwan, and on a trip last summer to visit with her mother’s family in Taiwan, Carmen brought Daniel and he proposed there in front of her whole family!
Congratulations, Carmen and Daniel! It has been so much fun and such an honor to be your photographer!
The amazing vendors who made this day possible:
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Accommodations: The Inn at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Coordinator at CBBC: Teresa Hunter
Photography: Christa Rae Photography
Videography: Just Hitched Wedding Films
Hair & Makeup Artistry: UpDos for I Dos
Bridal Gown Designer: Essence of Australia
Bridal Boutique: Wren Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Florist: Rhonda Kaplan Floral Design
DJ: District Remix – Jason Wallace
Invitations: Cink Art
Wedding Cake & Cupcakes: Blue Crab Cupcakes
Officiant: Pastor Rob McNutt
Transportation: Chesapeake Charter