Jenna & Brad :: Port Annapolis Wedding

I was so excited when Jenna reached out to me about photographing her summer wedding at Port Annapolis Marina.  Not only is it one of my favorite venues, but her coordinator was my friend Christina Rosetti from Main & Market Catering.  I knew it was going to be a fantastic day!

How they met:

Brad was Jenna’s brother’s best friend since they were 13 years old.  Jenna and Brad were first friends, then became roommates and adopted a dog together.  Platonic love grew into romantic love, but they wanted to make sure it was real before announcing to their friends and families that they were dating.  When they finally did the family was thrilled!  After 3 years of dating they began discussing the topic of marriage.  After purchasing a home together Brad secretly bought a ring and was holding it until they moved.  On moving day, when the last box was loaded in truck, Brad proposed!  It was July 30th, 2017 and they began planning the wedding in January.

Why Annapolis:

About five years ago, the couple attended a wedding at Port Annapolis Marina and loved it, but there was nothing like it in NJ.  They are good friends with Christi Rosetti and her brother so that was the start of their love for Annapolis.  We obviously love Annapolis as well and are so glad they chose us to photograph the wedding day!  As a bonus, we keep our boat at Port Annapolis Marina, so I can sneak the couple away at sunset to take some photos on the bow.  Gorgeous!

Annapolis wedding invitations
Bride and flower girl at Port Annapolis
bridal preparations at an Annapolis wedding
Groomsmen by the water at Port annapolis marina
Jenna wore a champagne gown and had white bridesmaids dresses.  There are no rules when it comes to planning, only what makes you happy!
Bridesmaids at Port Annapolis
The little ring bearer needed a nap asap.  It was about 96 degrees that day!
Wedding Party on deck at Port Annapolis

The best and worst things about wedding planning for Jenna and Brad:

Their least favorite was that every spare moment was wedding related.  The best part was the support of each other.  It was empowering to support each other during the stressful times instead of letting it cause more stress.  They also loved every single vendor they hired, so felt completely comfortable trusting them to handle the details of the day.

The couple’s advice for wedding planning:

Let every decision be your own.  Do you and don’t make one change based on others opinions.  

The couple plans to take their honeymoon in St. Lucia in November!
Venue – Port Annapolis Marina
Photographer – Kate Fine Art Photography
Wedding Coordinator- Christina Rossetti
Caterer- Christina Rossetti/Julie Ryan, Main & Market
Florist-Aileen, Urban Chic Floral
DJ- Rob Followell
Baker- Aunt Debbie Aliseo, Grooms Aunt
Hair- Abby & Jude, Tousled Hairstyling
Make Up- Ashley Taylor
MC – Family Friend

 

 

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