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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.

Something Red

Every bride needs something red.

I spent the morning wedding shopping and came away with a big crimson bag full of Valentino.

Keeping with the scarlet theme, next stop was a healthy booze-free lunch at a much-loved fave of mine, Ottolenghi.

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It seems like you can’t turn around without seeing one of Ottolenghi’s best-selling cookbooks everywhere you go – but have you ever looked at those recipes? The simplest salad has like forty ingredients! Ain’t nobody got time for that!

In London we are so fortunate to have a few of these delis from which to grab a scrummy lunch that would otherwise take half a day to prepare!

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Seared beef fillet with horseradish and green peppercorn sour cream sauce | Mixed green beans with red onion, chilli, mustard seeds and herbs | Jersey royals with yellow peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, basil and mixed herbs

Seared beef fillet with horseradish and green peppercorn sour cream sauce | Mixed green beans with red onion, chilli, mustard seeds and herbs | Jersey royals with peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, basil and mixed herbs

Roasted eggplant with walnut yoghurt, herbs and walnuts | Roasted cauliflower with wild garlic pesto, bitter leaves, parsley, chilli and toasted sourdough breadcrumbs | Green maftoul and moghrabieh with pistachios, friend onion, cumin and rocket

Roasted eggplant with walnut yoghurt, herbs and walnuts | Roasted cauliflower with wild garlic pesto, bitter leaves, parsley, chilli and toasted sourdough breadcrumbs | Green maftoul and moghrabieh with pistachios, fried onion, cumin and rocket

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Beautiful food!

And holy moly! So good.

Too bad the weather wasn’t nearly as nice. Thankfully, the staff had plenty of wooly blankets on hand – in the perfect color!

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My sugar detox was put to the ultimate test surrounded by all this sweetness!

Aren’t these blackcurrant meringues a thing of beauty?

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Ultimately, I couldn’t resist the charms of this seductive little tart!

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Nearly as tasty as my version!

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It was time to keep moving.

… After I picked up a few of these mini-meringues on my way out.

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What a gorgeous day to paint the town red!

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