Melissa + Mark || The Winery at Elk Manor Wedding

Melissa and Mark love wine and water. They grew up on boats and their family vacations usually revolve around the water and boating. Combining their love of both wine and water, they planned a nautical theme for their wedding at The Winery at Elk Manor on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

Nautical themed details included an anchor attached to the bride's bouquet and a dinghy converted to a bar --not to mention the entire Chesapeake Bay which served as the backdrop for their outdoor wedding ceremony. For favors, they gave bottles of Mazzocco wine from Mark's family vineyard where he proposed to Melissa.

To encourage mingling and dancing, they had a cocktail style reception. No sit down dinner here. There were food stations throughout the tent, lawn games, and a tree swing! As you can see, from Kevin's photographs, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. 

Baker: Rogue Fine Catering

Caterer: Rogue Fine Catering

Dress: Klienfelds from Fairytale Brides

Florist: Sheila Smith Wedding and Event Floral Design

Music: Meridian Ensemble, Bachelor Boys Band

Officiant: Vitaliy Skriptkin

Photographers: Kevin Dietsch and Denny Henry for The Observatory

Venue: The Winery at Elk Manor