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Melissa & Jeff | Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding






There are few words to describe the excitement and overwhelming joy that we shared in together as two soul mates said their vows overlooking the Chesapeake Bay! Melissa and Jeff’s Wedding was absolutely incredible! We began the day with the girls at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kent Narrows and soon after made our way to the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club for the outdoor ceremony and reception!

The day started with quiet anticipation and ended in laughter and cheers – with more memories captured than I could possibly share in a single blog post!  Much gratitude is owed to my talented second shooter, Krista A. Jones, and the entire staff at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club for making this wedding truly a spectacular celebration!

Without further ado, a few of my favorites from Melissa & Jeff’s Wedding!

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I was absolutely blown away by the gorgeous details that Melissa made for her reception. Bottles wrapped in twine, painted picture frame table numbers, accents of burlap with lace, and favors placed on each guests’s seat. The stunning flowers were designed by Julie at Little House of Flowers and fit Melissa’s vision of Country Chic perfectly!

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The vendors who made this day possible:
Hair & Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty
Gown & Jewelry Retailer: MB Bride
Floral Design: Little House of Flowers
Day of Coordinator: Erin Janes of Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Officiant: Rev. Laura Cannon of Divine Transformation
DJ/Band: Chris Riddle at Beat 2 Beat DJs
Invitations, Centerpeices, Table Numbers: DIY by the Bride
Ceremony & Reception: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Transportation: Towne Transport
Wedding Cupcakes: Kupcakes & Co.
Cake Topper: Lisa Leonard Designs

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  1. Katie Nesbitt

    May 2nd, 2012 at 7:28 am

    What a beautiful wedding! And omg those cupcakes look like they were off the chain. Pancakes and bacon flavored?? Ahh!!

  2. Urška

    May 2nd, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Gorgeous photos and gorgeous location 🙂

  3. Amie Decker

    May 2nd, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Oh my goodness! What a beautiful wedding. It is so fun to see all the details and moments that we miss after we are finished with the hair and makeup! Beautiful job Natalie and Krista, and congratulations Melissa and Jeff!

  4. Alexandra {Heart Love Weddings}

    May 2nd, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Beautiful wedding! I love her dress and that shade of purple throughout all the details! And the cupcakes? Whoa! Amazing job as always, Natalie!! xo

  5. Abby Grace

    May 2nd, 2012 at 8:33 am

    LOVE her hair- so elegant! Great detail shots, girl!

  6. Sarah

    May 2nd, 2012 at 8:48 am

    This is by far one of the most beautiful weddings you’ve done! The portraits of the bride and those pictures of the couple are stellar.

  7. Alison Mish

    May 2nd, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Beautiful!! I love all the colors and details!

  8. katie yuen

    May 2nd, 2012 at 9:26 am

    What a beautiful bride!!! Those details are so so perfect! Great job Natalie- these images are so beautiful!

  9. kristi wright

    May 2nd, 2012 at 11:09 am

    The bride has such a beautiful smile. Love her bridal portraits.

  10. /mariahedengren

    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Wow, I really like the bride’s bouquet!

  11. Krista A. Jones

    May 2nd, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Natalie these images look amazing! I had so much fun shooting with you!

  12. Heather

    May 2nd, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I love all the details! This wedding was gorgeous and your photos are perfect!

  13. Tall

    May 2nd, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Nice work! What an elegant wedding and pics to match!

  14. Michele

    May 2nd, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Incredible pictures!!! Loved the B&W of the bride and the wedding party shots!!! WOW!! Great work Natalie!!

  15. Kyle

    May 3rd, 2012 at 12:15 am

    This day looks amazingly fun! Your photos have so much energy and life to them!

  16. Matty

    May 3rd, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Beautifully styled!

  17. Melissa

    May 3rd, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Our pictures turned out amazing! You captured our day perfectly. I cant stop looking at them! 🙂 Thank you Natalie & Krista!

  18. Eduardo Suastegui

    May 4th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Nice coverage! And yes, lots of details for you to feast on… photographically, of course. That B&W H&S close up of the bride, WOW. Nice.

  19. Andrew Cheal

    May 5th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Fantastic – love it when there is so much attention to detail 🙂

  20. A & J - new york wedding photographers

    June 20th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Love all the little pops of color and the details, like the table settings and the cupcakes!

  21. What's Up? Weddings Magazine Feature | Chesapeake Bay Beach Club - Natalie Franke Photography

    July 16th, 2013 at 8:09 am

    […] Melissa and Jeff put an immense amount of love and time into their big day, which shines through in all of the little details. The team of vendors working on their  wedding also deserve a loud round of applause for helping to make this wedding one of my favorites from last year! Melissa and Jeff introduced me to Rev. Laura Cannon, whose eloquent officiating over the ceremony inspired me enough to hire her for our big day! […]

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