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Gorgeous Annapolis Destination Wedding: USNA & Hidden View Farm

Senior Planner Leslie Jefferson so enjoyed working with Naval Academy couple Alana and Roscoe making their Annapolis destination wedding a dream come true and a weekend to remember.

The couple wanted to keep things simple yet elegant and chose an ethereal, organic color scheme and venue.  The United States Naval Academy & Hidden View Farm were the perfect spots to WOW guests in from across the country.  Photographer Krista Jones did a great job of capturing the love and the special feelings throughout the day.

“My wedding day took place over 6 months ago, and my husband and I still daydream about the day. Wedding Savvy, Inc. was a game changer for me, especially since I was planning my wedding from California. Leslie was a fairy godmother, who thought about everything, and planned every detail, so that I didn't have to think about it, and I could go about my daily life without the worry of planning a wedding by myself. My stress was so low because of her, and I can't thank her enough. From the constant communication, to the recommendations, to being the go-between with vendors, she was incredible. And to top it all off, she and her team created a fairy tale reception for us! I cannot even describe the ease that I felt the day of the wedding, and it was all because of her. It was such a neat moment to arrive to our reception, with no idea of what the event would look like (because I didn't lift a finger in the coordination), but to have complete trust that our vision would be fulfilled. Yes, it was expensive, but we wouldn't have had it any other way. I did not want to assemble table arrangements, or craft the days leading up to my wedding, because I would much rather pay for the convenience and sit back and enjoy the festivities. Wedding Savvy was a gift from above, and I would use them over and over again.” - Alana


Ceremony Site USNA chapel

Reception Site Hidden View Farm

Caterer Ken's Creative Kitchen

Florist Rhonda Kaplan Floral Designs

DJ C and J Entertainment

Photographer Krista Jones

Cake Fiona's Cakes

Hair and Makeup Behind the Veil

Transportation American Limo Trolley

Valet Right Way Valet

A Timelessly Elegant Wedding: USNA & Gibson Island Yacht Club

A Timelessly Elegant Wedding: USNA & Gibson Island Yacht Club

Feeling chilly after these snowy days? Check out Sam and Sarah’s beautiful August wedding at the USNA.

Cambridge Hyatt: Black and White and Elegant all Over!

Cambridge Hyatt: Black and White and Elegant all Over!

Jill & Josh of Candy Kitchen make a living making others ‘ lives SWEET! Well this October day was one where they were able to enjoy the sweetness of friends and family smiling and sharing a special day with them! J & J had a love for their pug, beauty & glamour and most importantly - each other. Enjoy this once in a lifetime wedding at Cambridge Hyatt in Cambridge, Maryland overlooking the beautiful Choptank River. From the stunning ceremony to the ultra cool lounge area, this is one wedding you’ll be SWEET for!

Chart House Annapolis Waterfront Wedding

Chart House Annapolis Waterfront Wedding

This is how you do a monogrammed dance floor! This Annapolis wedding is the definition of showstopper! 

Kent Manor Inn /Fall Flowers/Clear Top Tent -SWOON! Jen & Ben make our hearts POP!

Kent Manor Inn /Fall Flowers/Clear Top Tent -SWOON!  Jen & Ben make our hearts POP!

Jen and Ben’s Kent Manor Inn Eastern Shore Waterfront Fall Wedding was full of fall beauty and warm smiles.

Melissa and Zach's Exquisite Ride on The Catherine Marie

Melissa and Zach's soft and sweet wedding day was graced with beautiful weather while atop the Catherine Marie! The bride is one of 5 girls so you could say their family knew a thing or two about weddings! Event Pro provided the stellar decor and rentals while paying impeccable attention to detail. The big bridal party had so much fun taking pictures with Hamilton Photography, even spelling out LOVE with their bodies at the Annapolis docks! This day was perfect from start to finish! 


Ceremony & Reception Catherine Marie

Caterer Ken’s Creative Kitchen

Cake Sweethearts Patisserie

Photographer Hamilton Photography

DJ District Remix

Florist Blue Vanda Designs

Hair & Makeup Sadona Salon and Spa

Rentals/Lighting Event Pro

Transportation RMA Limo

A Glamorous Annapolis Westin Wedding that Pulled out all the Stops!

Meagan and Sean were a young couple in love and starting their life together was going to be a celebration of a lifetime! Guests were coming in from all across the country and the Mother of the Bride wanted to ensure it would be “an event of a lifetime!” From the custom gift bags for guests including a private self labeled wine and a personalized cook book from the couple to the decadently elegant mirrored head table and the groom’s custom cigar bar built off the side terrace to the second line processional to the custom made mardi gras float at the end of the night — THIS was the event of a lifetime that pulled out all the stops. It was so much fun working with this family and the Westin Annapolis to plan the event of a lifetime for this family & their guests!

Crystal and Orchid Head Table

The couple met in New Orleans and because of that, the city always held a special place in their heart. They thought it would be fun to bring a little bit of The Big Easy to Annapolis and we had a New Orleans themed cocktail hour complete with a french quarter area with a custom tree bar and authentic Jazz grouping. We had custom screens flanking the bar showing images from earlier in the day for guests to enjoy while getting a drink at our 32 foot long mahogany oak bar in the foyer. Once guests moved into the ballroom, it was timeless upscale elegance all the way with sparkle, bling, and stunning florals. We wanted to make a head table to remember so we custom crafted a 32 foot truss and then suspended alternating strands of white orchids and crystals from it. Below was a 24 foot long pristine mirrored head table with stunning arrangements and elegant crystal stemware, beautiful bone white chargers, and custom chocolate menus in its own keepsake box! The special touches were out of this world on this event and guests left knowing the couple put a lot of thought into each detail.

Meagan & Sean, it was our pleasure to bring your fantasy to reality and create an event all will remember for a lifetime! Wishing you many years of continued happiness and fond memories of your amazing day!


Raquel Shutt, Owner & Founder, Wedding Savvy

Full Service Wedding Planner: Raquel Shutt, Wedding Savvy

Florist: Silver Stems of Annapolis

Decor: Staged Right Productions

Ceremony: St. Mary’s of Annapolis

Reception: Westin Annapolis

Rentals: Party Rentals, LTD.