I am so excited to share our beautiful World is Your Oyster styled shoot that took place last fall. Thank you to Coastal Bride for the amazing feature!
Our inspiration for this Eastern Shore elegance inspired shoot came from a newly restored dovetail skipjack, the Dorothy Lee. The beautiful lines, wood trim, and the way it glides along the water allowed us to base this editorial shoot around the boat and the classic waterfront settings on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The color palette used was a neutral palette infused with pops of blue and camel brown to accent the water and skipjack lines. The design concept was to create a beautiful feminine and southern feeling while keeping masculine undertones present with the rich colors. The tablescape was set as an intimate table for two using gorgeous camel colored leather chairs adorned with beautiful floral garland of garden roses and winter peonies. The vintage mother-of-pearl flatware helped keep the coastal-shore inspired feel and the varied brass candlesticks created a soft glow on the table. The whimsical stationary and airy, monogrammed dinner napkins completed the look.
The models wore complimentary pieces – the bride in a Kate McDonald wedding dress and the groom in a custom suit with a Brackish Bowtie. The bowtie paired perfectly with the colors and textures of the setting! It was also a wonderful touch to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and seemed to be sun-kissed as the couple boarded the skipjack for their sunset cruise.
The catering, by Buckeye Mountain Farms, was presented using local ingredients and served on a recreated oyster bar. Rich colors from the foods were used to plate each dish to perfectly match the setting. Thank you all of the amazing vendors for putting this shoot together!
Stylist/Wedding Coordinator: Cristina Calvert Signature Weddings & Celebrations
Venue: Private Home, Trappe, Maryland
Historic Dovetail Workboat: Dorothy Lee
Furniture & Tableware: White Glove Rentals
Florist: Sweet Root Village
Linens & Monogramming: Number Four Eleven
Bridal Gown: Kate McDonald Bridal
Bow Ties: Brackish Bow Ties
Hair & Makeup: Shaper’s Salon
Catering: Buckeye Mountain Farms
Cake: Julie Bakes
Welcome Basket: Marigold & Grey
Stationary: Sincerely, Jackie
Jewelry: Kyle Edwards Fine Jewelry
Champagne: Hair of the Dog
Oyster Apron: Clark’s Oyster Bar
Additional Rentals: Select Event Group
Videography: Cecile Davis Films
Velvet Box: The Mrs. Box