I recently had the privilege of photographing the very nautical wedding of Cate and Rafael at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. “Raf,” a lieutenant in the US Navy (and a naval aviator), is Puerto Rican and a graduate of the Naval Academy.
One of the highlights of the day was a brief boat cruise around the Annapolis Harbor taken by the bride, her father, and her bridesmaids while the guests were arriving. Just prior to the start of the ceremony, the boat docked at the museum, and the groomsmen greeted the bridesmaids and walked them up the pier – which became the aisle. Then the bride and her father emerged from the boat and walked up the “aisle” to the ceremony.
A second highlight was the Arch of Swords and its welcoming of Cate to the military lifestyle.
Cate and Raf, I thoroughly enjoyed sharing your day and wish you both a happy life together.
The amazing vendors who made this day possible:
Venue: Annapolis Maritime Museum
Caterer: Creative Cuisine Catering
Photographer: Christa Rae Photography
Cake: Dudley’s Desserts
Brides Rings: Zachary’s Jewelers
Gown: Lex Bridal Gowns, Inc.
Tablescapes: DIY – Bride’s mother
Table Sailboats: Salty Girl and Long Dog of York Beach, ME (Etsy Shop)
Boat Rental: SJ Koch Duffy