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Tying the Knot: A Nautical Maryland Wedding

The most spectacular setting for a nautical wedding was a dazzling day in June on the immaculate waterfront grounds of the Inn at Perry Cabin. Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, it is a venue that oozes classic American style and relaxed luxury.

Organizing a wedding from London was not without its challenges, but we were thrilled to see so many long-imagined details come together on the day.

And the weather was just like I planned it – perfect.

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Custom Calligraphy Wedding Program by Laura Lavender

Custom Calligraphy Wedding Program by Laura Lavender

Silvery Seashell Ring Holder from BHLDN

Silvery Seashell Ring Holder from BHLDN

Something old was my mother’s veil. With it’s delicate emboidered flowers, the vintage double blusher went perfectly with the leather appliqued straps on my gown. It was meant-to-be.

Something new was my dress – a summery organza number by Valentino.

Something borrowed was a glittering pair of earrings borrowed from a newlywed best friend. I nervously brought them all the way from London to make sure I had plenty of sparkle power coming down the aisle.

Something blue (besides my sapphire ring, of course) was a delicate bracelet with a chic and simple blue charm, a last-minute gift from a bridesmaid.

And, by all means, the obligatory silver sixpence for my shoe!

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My gorgeous gal pals

My gorgeous gal pals

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Custom Nautical Wedding by Paperless Post

Custom Nautical Wedding Menu by Paperless Post

Sailboat Placecards by Third Cloud to the Left on Etsy

Sailboat Placecards by Third Cloud to the Left on Etsy

Nautical custom favor bags by Paper Source

Nautical custom favor bags by Paper Source

Hobnail cake by Sweet Hearts Patisserie, Annapolis

Hobnail cake by Sweet Hearts Patisserie, Annapolis

Sail & Anchor Wedding Cake Fork Set via Fancy

Sail & Anchor Wedding Cake Fork Set via Fancy

The setting, and the day itself, felt so effortless and surreal.

In fact, it was perfect.

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Mr. Scene didn’t want to be seen in this post, but I can promise you he looked marvelous, darling!

A big thank you to the team at The Inn at Perry Cabin and our wonderful officiant, the honorable William A. Potts, Sr.

Happily ever after to follow.

Greece, Love & Happiness

There are some places in this world that just stick with you long after you leave. I knew by my first full day, Mykonos would be one of those special spots I will remember vividly forever.

I could hardly sit still through breakfast, I was so excited to scurry down to the beach like a little crab. Agios Stefanos is a sandy local beach with crystal clear shallow water, perfect for wading and snorkeling.

M1 M2 M18 M7 M8 M9A morning swim in the sea is like a cup of coffee – a wonderful way to start the day! We paddled around and then lazed on our towels in the warm sand until lunchtime. When our tummies started to rumble, we didn’t have to go far – we just breezed into the beachside grill and ordered up a plate of barbecued sardines, and one mean salad – pomegranate, pinenuts, sun-dried tomatoes, and big squidgy chunks of Greek cheese. M20 M4M10 M13 M12 M11 M14 M15

At the end of the day, with our swimsuits hung out to dry, we scrubbed up, dressed in our dinner clothes and headed up to our private rooftop to watch the sun set. As the sun dipped down behind the end of the island, champagne was popped – and so was a big question!

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How can a little box hold so much happiness?

Over dinner, we laughed and gasped and sighed, and celebrated our engagement.  Our candlelit table for two overlooking the sunset was the most amazing place to dine on three courses served to us right there on our private rooftop.

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I think it was the happiest sunset I ever saw.