Tansy and James were married at the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay. Yep, right smack dab in the middle of the freakin' water. 

The couple wanted a nautical, beachy wedding, so sailing 30 minutes into the bay to exchange vows couldn’t have been more perfect. They had an intimate ceremony at the lighthouse with only immediate family, before heading back to Oyster Harbor Beach for food, drinks, and dancing on the beach.

Annapolis Wedding Photography

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is managed by the Annapolis Maritime Museum and is a perfect spot for adventurous couples to elope or hold an intimate ceremony. The space can accommodate up to 17 people and has quite a few sets of stairs, but is truly spectacular to experience. After their heartfelt ceremony, we spent time with James and Tansy on both of the balconies - including the upper balcony that requires a tight squeeze and a ladder to access - to get these gorgeous newlywed portraits with nearly 360 views of the Chesapeake. 

Since the ceremony space was so limited, James and Tansy knew that they wanted to have a bigger reception, and Oyster Harbor Beach was the perfect spot. James changed out of his suit and Tansy kicked off her shoes as they greeted guests with a steel drum playing in the background. Their tables were decorated with sea stars and coral-colored accents and sat just steps away from the waterfront. There was no lack of activities either - guests spent the evening playing cornhole, enjoying the playground, and warming up by a campfire. James and Tansy's wedding was a joy to be a part of, and one of the most unique experiences we’ve had the benefit of photographing.

FLORALS // Cache Fleur

DJ/BAND // Orlando Phillips

Bride putting on wedding dress
sail boat figuring next to wedding jewelry
groom's brown leather shoes with dog belt
groom putting on watch
bride having her hair styled
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mother and father of the bride
bride hugging her father
bride and father walkiing through gravel lot
bride and groom first look
father handing off bride to groom
bride and groom under tree
people boarding small boat
bride and groom boarding a boat
wedding party on motor boat
chesapeake bay as viewed from rear of a boat
bride and groom on boat
bride and groom on boat
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thomas point shoal lighthouse viewed from boat
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Black naped tern at Oyster Harbor Beach
sign reading "The Sun + The Sand and a DRINK in my HAND"
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Wine bottles and floral arrangements
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