Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St. Michaels Wedding | Missy + Scott

June 6, 2023


Luck is a thing that comes in many forms and who can recognize her?

–  Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

If you are reading this post and you know Missy and Scott personally, you are one of the lucky ones. A toast was given at the start of the reception, chilled champagne in glasses held high, Missy’s eyes brimming with tears, about much Scott lucked out when he found Missy. But I think she would tell you the same – that she’s the lucky one – and a set of mismatched socks (one with hearts, one with 4-leaf clovers) under her shimmering cowgirl boots proved it.

There was no other place for this wedding than the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD. With deep roots in Annapolis and a lifetime on the water, Scott and Missy welcomed friends by land but mostly by sea, the docks lined with American flags whipping in the breeze and the smell of saltwater in the air. But my favorite part was the people – Missy was absolutely overflowing with joy all day long. Completely unstressed, fully savoring each part of the day, and her happiness contagious to everyone around her. Scott is quiet, steady, a handsome counterweight to Missy’s effervescence. Missy’s Mom, I will call her Nonny because everyone does, who had us laughing all day long. Her Dad, who hand-scrubbed over 1,500 oyster shells for the reception tables and made me promise to delete any photos of him dancing (I won’t do it!). Gabby and Brenna, her beautiful and kind daughters and their thrill for their Mom’s happiness and adoration for Scott. I wish I could do it all over again!

What a wonderful, happy day! Many thanks to this fantastic team of vendors for bringing your talents to the table for this incredible couple:

Venue | Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Planning + Design | Sara Reynolds Events

Photography | Brittany Thomas

Entertainment | Bachelor Boys Band

Catering | Chesapeake Chefs

Rentals | Eastern Shore Tents + Events, Select Events, Pretty Little Wedding Co.

Florals | Floret + Vine

Paper | Minted

Dessert | Highland Creamery

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