The garden party continued for Valerie and Michael’s bayside reception from Readyluck. (Don’t miss their outdoor wedding ceremony!) Heavily inspired by Australia (a place closely tied to their love story!), they brought in a bit of a feel from down under, even topping their cake with koalas! What I love most is the dreamy, romantic flowers mixed with their modern stationery. How about you?

Modern Wedding Signage

From Valerie: The inspiration for our wedding day was drawn from our love of Australia and my love of fluffy flowers. We both studied abroad together in college and then two years ago returned back for six months. It was during that study abroad experience years ago that we first became good friends and it was two years ago on our second excursion together that we knew that we’d be together forever.

Wedding Wishes Guest Book

Wedding Wishes

Shutter Escort Card Display

Window Shutter Escort Card Display

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Reception

I love blue mason jars and the color of the jars reminded me of the turquoise South Pacific Ocean. Our cake had a koala bear on top, and our flowers were roses, hydrangeas, mums and seeded eucalyptus

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Decor Pastel Wedding Flowers

Garden Wedding Flowers

Edible Wedding Favors Bride Koozies

Mr and Mrs Signs Garden Wedding Cake

Love Wedding Garland

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding First Dance

Custom Drink Koozies Wedding Drink Koozies

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Dance Floor

Valerie’s advice to other DC-area couples:

Our wedding day was perfect and it wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing vendors that we had. When choosing vendors, we decided that we would pick people whose work we liked, that we also generally enjoyed hanging out with. We had the best, coolest vendors and I hope some day that I can work with them again. Jacqueline Schlossman at Readyluck captured our day perfectly, she caught every emotion and every moment perfectly in the best light. I think the key to a successful, beautiful wedding is to hire vendors that you are comfortable with and can easily communicate with, everyone nailed it for our wedding. 

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Sparkler Getaway

The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Valerie and Michael’s wedding:

Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Photographer: Jacqueline Schlossman, Readyluck
DJ: MyDeejay
Floral Designer: Karen’s Flower Market
Cake: Fiona’s Cakes
Stationery: Allison Barnhill Designs
Officiant: Rev. David Flaherty
Favors: Totally Koozies and Mouth Party Caramels
Dress: Watters
Sash: Pronovias
Bridesmaids: Allure Bridal
Hair + Makeup: Lehman Larue

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for more fabulous Washington, DC area wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more beautiful Washington, DC area weddings!

Photo Credits: Readyluck

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