Patriotic Styled Shoot

A few weeks ago, I helped in putting together a fabulous patriotic styled shoot for Bayside Bride that captured the patriotic spirit of Independence Day! Incase you don’t know – I co-founded Bayside Bride with one of my best friends, Krista Jones after realizing that Annapolis didn’t have a wedding blog to call it’s own! Since May 2nd when we launched, everything has been growing so rapidly! We took on a few interns, started building a strong vendor guide, and planning our own styled shoots & putting together inspiration boards to help local brides! If you haven’t checked out the website yet, you should! I’m so proud of everything that we’ve been able to do so far and all the plans we have for the future!

One of my favorite parts about running a wedding blog, is being able to create a styled wedding shoot from start to finish! It takes a ton of hard work to put something like this together, but when you step back and see the finished product – it’s so incredibly worth it! For our most recent shoot, we wanted to incorporate our appreciation for the military with our love for patriotic wedding inspiration & ran with the theme of “Stars and Stripes” – Enjoy this little glimpse into the shoot!

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I love how WesWen Design included a fact about the Naval Academy on the back of the Table Number card! Such a great idea!

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Julie from Little House of Flowers was an incredible supporter during the entire shoot!
She helped Krista & I assemble everything and provided the stunning floral arrangements!

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While shopping in the local Annapolis antique store, Then & Again Antiques, we came across a 1950’s ammunition box!
What a fun & unique way to display drinks that are also escort cards? We felt it fit with the military theme!

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Krista also had the idea to use a boat’s blueprint for a “guest-book” that the couple could frame after the wedding! So cute!

nautical guestbook idea

The fabulous Bayside Bride Vendors who made this shoot a reality:
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Flowers: Little House of Flowers
Cake Toppers: The Pretty Pixie
Favors and Flags: 2Hands Studios
Cake: The Main Ingredient
Printed Materials: WesWen Design
Nautical Guest-Book: Krista A Jones Design
Ammunition Box: Then & Again Antiques

To see the full post on Bayside Bride, go here.

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24 Responses to “Patriotic Styled Shoot”

  1. I absolutely love this! The blueprint idea is genius!

  2. Janice says:

    You have the coolest job in the world. This is so cool!

  3. Wow, this is amazing! Im in love with the little wooden bride and groom, they are adorable (:

  4. Brian Kraft says:

    Very nice! You captured all the details really well. Go red, white, and blue!

  5. Just beautiful Natalie! In addition to all the hard work you put in, it looks like it was a lot of fun too :-) Your passion definitely shines through.

  6. Wicked details and I love that cake!

  7. Maria says:

    So cool! Such attention to detail!

  8. Christy says:

    Amazing details! Love the cake

  9. Kyle says:

    SUPER cool! I loooove Fourth of July!

  10. Awesome details. Love!

  11. Karen says:

    What a great theme and incredible details!!! Great job :)

  12. Paul Rowland says:

    Nice, clean images. Love the details.

  13. Caroline says:

    This looks awesome! I love the cake toppers and the cake looks delish!

  14. Jenny Meng says:

    Nice! The bride and groom salt&pepper shakers (is that what they are?) are obnoxiously cute :)

  15. Love this styled shoot! Care to come up and do one for Canada?? :))

  16. Love that cake! Great job shooting this!

  17. Some really neat stuff here – that guestbook is an amazing idea. I would love to put together a styled shoot like this!

  18. AW!! I love these patriotic ideas!! so charming!

    ~chrissy from the perfect palette xo

  19. Heather O'Mara says:

    This is really pretty, love how it is styled. Definitely speaks to me of that area. My best friend’s husband was in the Navy when they were Married and he wore his whites for the Wedding. Love that piece in here!

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  23. Rich Howman says:

    Do those little red crabs make it a ‘crab cake’? ;-)
    Great work and lovely details Natalie.

  24. Chris says:

    That cake is amazing. Lovely photos.

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