As we prepare to enter the peak of wedding season, the creative team at Intrigue Design and Decor loves to reflect on some of our favorite weddings and our most special brides. We absolutely love when a bride comes in to meet with us with a little inspiration and trusts us to surprise her on her wedding day. Owner and lead wedding designer, Sarah Campbell, is just bursting with ideas to make you wedding one of a kind, so when Stephanie Powell walked into our studio, she let her ideas take wind.
Stephanie was planning her June wedding at the beautiful Annapolis Yacht Club and wanted a theme that would not only match the incredible venue, but also reflect on her and her future husband’s adventurous side. Using the red, navy and yellow colors from the sailing flags that lined the walls of the waterfront dining rooms as inspiration, the Intrigue team fashioned a nautical wedding that any sailor would jump over board for.
Navy Linens decorated the outdoor ceremony space and guests sat on fun red chiavari chairs that were a true pop of color. The aisle chairs were decorated with a simply yellow garden lantern that was stringed with striped navy ribbon. Stephanie’s bridesmaids wore navy strapless dresses and held bouquets of Juliet David Austen roses, yellow Billy balls, white peonies, and yellow calla lilies. When she made it down the aisle, her groom and his groomsmen were sporting true nautical fashion in boat shoes, khakis, navy sport jackets and red striped ties. All the groomsmen wore a simple boutonniere of a small white peony paired with a yellow Billy ball and wrapped in the same navy striped ribbon from the ceremony.
During the cocktail hour, guests gathered around tables draped in navy linens and topped with steel garden lanterns. The lanterns held a red candle, a yellow cymbidium orchid and were tied with navy striped ribbon. Additional tables were decorated with the bride and grooms red and navy wedding invitation, done by Paper in the Park. Cocktail hour also gave guests time to marvel at the beautifully simple white monogrammed wedding cake wrapped in navy striped ribbon made by Fiona’s Cakes.
Once guests made their way into the waterfront dining room, they found their seats at tables decked out with true nautical style. The dining tables were lined with burlap and navy linens. Each table setting was decorated with a simple menu tucked inside a navy linen and a stunning yellow spidermum placed on top for a pop of color. Centerpieces of white hydrangeas and yellow freesias in wooden boxes wrapped with stripped ribbon covered the tables alongside whimsical white nautical rope balls.
Overall, Stephanie’s wedding was nautical at its best and her trust to let us design a spectacular wedding is why she is one of our most special brides and this was our favorite wedding. Thank you Stephanie for letting the amazing teams at Intrigue Design and Decor, Hamilton Photography, Paper in the Park, Fiona Cakes, and the Annapolis Yacht Club for throwing you a night to remember!