The weekend of July 2, 2021 was pretty much made for a wedding celebration. Like, it’s the kind of weekend that we’d want to order for all of our special events; the weather was gorgeous. And there’s no couple more deserving of such a picture perfect weekend than Laura + Chad who said their “I dos” at the beautiful Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. With lots of nautical touches, an incredible backdrop, and an amazing cast of family and friends, this wedding was such a special celebration of a very special couple.
Laura and all of her girls began their morning in the Manor Suite at the Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Megan and the team from the Spa at The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club were on hand to get everyone’s hair and makeup looking picture-perfect. Shortly thereafter, Christa of Christa Rae Photography arrived to capture all of the special moments as the girls laughed and prepped. Meanwhile, Chad and his groomsmen had a leisurely morning and gathered to shoot a few photos of their own as they put the final touches on their wedding looks.
Once the bride was dressed and ready, she shared an incredibly special first look with her dad. This was closely followed by THE first look between Laura + Chad. After these sweet and emotional moments, the bride and groom were whisked off to continue wedding party photos with the incredibly skilled Christa Rae Photography team.
In no time at all, the hour arrived to head over to the actual venue where C&J Entertainment provided the music as guests found their seats. The space was beautifully decorated with flowers from the team at Scentsational Florals. Shortly after 6:00pm, once the entire wedding party (including an adorable ring bearer) had made their way down the aisle, Pastor Lisa Arrington took her place and the real reason for the celebration began. In no time at all, Laura + Chad were announced as husband and wife in front of all their family and friends.
Afterwards, while final photos were captured, cocktail hour began onsite at Tavern Bayside. Delicious appetizers and drinks were served while DJ Chris of C&J Entertainment continued to set the party tone with the perfect party set list. MD Mojo Photo Booth was also on hand to entertain guests with a souvenir to remember this special night.
Once the bride and groom finished their photos and cocktail hour had come to an end, the reception doors were opened and guests were seated for dinner as the wedding party was introduced. Dancing in to a mix of the Chicago Bulls theme song and “Hot in Here” by Nelly, Laura + Chad were officially announced as “Mr. & Mrs. Chad Skeele” to the cheers of their guests. From there, they went directly into their first dance as a married couple to “The One” by Kodaline.
Following a welcome from the the father of the bride and a blessing from the pastor, a buffet dinner was served. As guests enjoyed a delicious meal, the maids of honor and best man gave their toasts, with parent dances following shortly thereafter. After the couple cut the beautiful cake provided by Blue Crab Cupcakes, the party truly began. And as always happens, the reception felt like it was over in the blink of an eye.
We were so honored to be a part of Laura + Chad’s special day and to get to walk through the planning process with them. Special thanks to all of their family and friends as well who made our job easy. We can’t wait to hear about the beautiful future that awaits this couple.
Shoutout to Christa Rae Photography for all the gorgeous photos!
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