On a gorgeous spring morning Katie and Craig had their Chesapeake Bay waterfront wedding at Celebrations at the Bay. One of our past brides Katie B was in the wedding party which is always a sweet treat. Katie and Craig are so in love it’s hard to keep them looking at the camera for more than a moment before they grasp on even tighter to each other! Love it! Their “meet-cute” is such a perfect reflection of their love story we have to share it… Enjoy a glimpse into their love story
From Katie’s eyes – Personally, I was ready to give the whole dating scene a break after a run of no luck and some pretty bad dates, but a co-worker suggested I try Bumble since it puts the lady in charge! Anyone who knows me, knows I’m sassy and have no problem taking charge, so I was intrigued and decided to give Bumble a try.
Enter Craig. I was in no way ready for Craig. Craig was nice, respectful, and kind. Craig was not what I was used to, or how I was used to being treated. Game changer. There are not many men out there like Craig. Men that teach women what it means to be respected and loved. Men that stick to their word, and who are the true definition of trust. Our first date we went to Rams Head Tavern in Down Town Annapolis. I can now say that true love comes when you least expect it. I walked into that date knowing that I was going to enjoy meeting Craig, but I did not know that that day was going to change the rest of my life. He stood up from the table to greet me, and all I could think in my head was, hello, where have you been all my life?
“falling for him wasn’t falling at all. it was walking into a house and suddenly knowing you’re home.”
Craig’s point of view – Before meeting Katie, I took a long hiatus from the dating world. Having recently moved to Maryland, I was still finding my way around, working in a new job, and and looking to meet new people. When Katie and I matched and started talking, I couldn’t believe how such an unbelievably beautiful girl was so interested in me! I couldn’t wait to meet her! Fast forward a few weeks, we finally had our first date in downtown Annapolis. It was an unusually warm spring day and I was a little nervous, but more excited to meet her in person. When she walked into my life that day, I had no idea how much my life would change. We hit it off instantly, and have been inseparable ever since. Everyday since then I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have such a caring and beautiful woman in my life.
Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: Celebrations at the Bay, Tented Vista Ballroom
Wedding Planner: Cindy at Celebrations at the Bay
Wedding Photographer: Erin with Carly Fuller Photography
Wedding Cake: Catering by Uptown
Invitations: Luke Sohl
Bridal Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Target
Grooms Shoes: Men’s Warehouse
Grooms Tux/Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Rings: Helzberg Diamonds
Bridesmaid Dress: David’s Bridal
Makeup Artist: Kelley Unthank Makeup
Hair Stylist: Nichole Bailey
Florist: Family friend
DJ/Band: DJ Thad
First Dance Song: “Precious Love” by James Morrison