Bright Beach Club Ceremony
There is nothing better to help shrug off the winter chill like a beach club wedding! We are absolutely loving the bright pops of pink! And, that floral arch?! Hello, perfection! Excuse us while we drift off into daydream land with this one!
We wanted to hear all about the engagement & the big day!
Ivn told us about the engagement...
"I've always known I didn't want a public proposal (just a personal preference) so we got engaged in a suite at the Sofitel in DC. Ed was coming back from a vacation in the Philippines and I picked him up from his flight back to Reagan International. We had a very casual dinner in a restaurant around Adams Morgan and he was itching to get home to our 4-year old Pomeranian, Bogart. While he thought I was driving him home, I dropped him off at the lobby of the Sofitel and gave him the key card to the room. I, together with some friends, had decked it out in decor the night before. There were the staples; music on repeat (Us Against the World by Coldplay -- we would eventually decide this to be our processional song), candles, flowers, champagne, balloons, and bubbles. Yes, bubbles! I also orchestrated a little scavenger hunt of place cards that had photos of us with stories and sentiments of my love for him. The place cards would lead from one to another until it gives away the final clue -- me waiting at the door with Bogart holding the engagement ring tied to his collar. The rest, as they say, is history!"
And about the Wedding...
A casual setting in a nautical town was exactly what Edwin and Bernard hoped for at their Chesapeake Bay Beach Club wedding. For this couple, who considers Maryland their adopted home-state, saying “I do” in a spot that emitted an elegant vibe overlooking the Bay was the easiest wedding decision they made. Through a truly collaborative effort, Edwin, Bernard and Sarah Campbell of Intrigue Designs crafted a vision that was a perfect complement to the charming Tavern Bayside reception. One of the biggest details of Edwin and Bernard’s big day was the breath-taking floral motif. From the ceremony to the reception, white and green hydrangeas, coral peonies, deep pink and quicksand roses along with coral zinnias filled the venue spaces. With a desire to keep their ceremony intimate, this couple stayed true to their wishes and followed through with an unplugged wedding. Displaying quaint chalkboard signs at the entrance that state: “We really want to se your faces, not your devices. Please put away phones and cameras” as their guests completely engaged in the “I do’s.” For future couples planning their wedding, Edwin and Bernard offer the following: "The truth is, you can prepare all you want but know that things may not always happen the way you plan it. Know that a "perfect" wedding does not a good marriage make. If you accept this, then being frustrated over details that "fail" would seem trivial and unnecessary."