Tricia and Reginald found inspiration right from their venue on the Chesapeake Bay for their wedding. A subtle nod to the beach and an unexpected addition of purple married perfectly together as this duo said “I do” with jan michele photography there to capture it all. I’m loving the little touches in this ceremony, like the bride’s “something blue” shoes and her special nod to her mother. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s the little things that count. Check back later for part two of this wedding by the bay!


From Tricia: Reg and I both wanted a wedding that represented our simple styles, yet we still wanted it to be fun, unique and special for us.



My mother passed away when I was 15, and I wanted to make her a part of our wedding day. I pinned a locket size photo of her to my bouquet and carried it around with me most of the wedding day. It made me feel as if she was there sharing our wedding day with us. 

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I’ve always enjoyed crafty type of projects, so I made the decision that I would make all the stationery for our wedding. I bought my supplies online and made our invitations, dinner rehearsal invites, programs, and escort cards. Although it probably added to some of the stress leading up to the wedding it was well worth it! I was able to save a little bit of money and I was really happy with how they turned out.

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We also wanted to incorporate some of Reg’s Filipino wedding traditions into our ceremony. Part of the Filipino wedding tradition is to choose three pairs of secondary sponsors. The candle sponsors light the smaller candles in which the bride and groom light their unity candle using the flame of the smaller candles. The veil sponsors pin a veil on the bride and groom, signifies the groom pledging his strength and protection to his bride and the bride promises to take care of her groom. The cord sponsors place the cord over the veil in a figure eight, the cord symbolizes unity and infinity.

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The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Tricia and Reginald’s wedding:

Ceremony Location: St. Andrew by the Bay
Reception Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Photographer: jan michele photography
Floral Designer: The Flower Box II
DJ: DJ Phlipz
Cake Designer: Fiona’s Cakes
Makeup Artist: KateR2U Hair & Makeup Artistry
Transportation: An Extraordinar Limousine

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Photo Credits: jan michele photography

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