Apr 26

My Favorite Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore Wedding Vendors

If you’ve been dreaming of a Chesapeake Bay wedding, you’re likely on the hunt for Eastern Shore wedding vendors who will make your big day a truly unforgettable (and stress-free!) experience. I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with the vendors listed below over the years and can vouch wholeheartedly for the quality of their work. So, look no further than this post for the folks who can help you put together a unique wedding day here on the Eastern Shore!


Event Planner: Hannah Belle Events
Wedding Venue: Kent Island Resort
Wedding Venue: The Historic Inns of Annapolis
Photography: Jeffery Murphy Photography
Florals: Wildly Native Flower Farm

Wedding Decor: To the Mooney and Back
Tablescapes & Tent Rentals: Honeywood Rentals
Wedding Gowns: Sandals Bridal & Formal Wear
Transportation: Fisher Bus Service


Eastern Shore wedding vendors in Maryland


Wedding Planner: Hannah Belle Events

Hannah, the lead planner of Hannah Belle Events, is an Eastern Shore native and expert in all aspects of shore life! The primary focus of her business is bringing ease into clients’ wedding planning experiences. Accordingly, she offers various planning packages to suit clients’ individual needs. Each package takes into account a client’s desired level of assistance, as well as the amount of time they intend to spend planning their wedding amid other life commitments.

The largest package offered, Full Service Planning & Styling, is best suited for couples who want a professional planning team to curate their vision for their wedding all the way from invitations to a sparkler exit. Partial Planning & Styling is suited for couples who desire a planning partnership. They already have a unique vision for their day, but require help with refining and planning the little details in the months leading up to the wedding. Finally, Event Management is best for couples who are eager to plan all of the details on their own but would like to have a professional team join the fun about a month out to ensure that all goes smoothly.

Whatever your needs, the HBE team is here to help you! Reach out to them today for custom package options.



Wedding Venue: The Historic Inns of Annapolis

Imagine celebrating the wedding of a lifetime at the Historic Inns of Annapolis! A romantic location for wedding ceremonies and celebrations on the Annapolis waterfront. With historic charm, classic elegance, and timeless allure, the historic hotels offer the perfect setting for romance, joy, and unity. The Maryland Inn and Governor Calvert House offer magnificent wedding venues and banquet halls in downtown Annapolis, as well as flowering gardens, verandas, and terraces where love blossoms. Walk down the aisle at the most historic wedding venues in Annapolis, where moments echo and traditions are revered.

To learn more about the The Historic Inns of Annapolis, visit their website.



Wedding Photographer: Jeffery Murphy Photography

Story telling is built into Jeff’s DNA. He believes that every connection is unique and above all else, every wedding’s photographs should capture the authentic emotions of the day. His priority is to bring out and document those details that make your story so very special and unique.

Jeff is one of the best at his craft and has a natural calling for photography. With is funny and outgoing personality he puts couples at ease which shows in his work. Just ask the many couples he’s worked with. Amazing energy, relaxing and fun atmosphere, creative eye, and stunning photographs, are just a few of the things couples say Jeff brings to every shoot he does.

By investing in photography like Jeff’s, you’re able to preserve all of the moments from your day so you can look back in the decades to come and relive your wedding like it was yesterday. To learn more about his wedding experience, head over here!



Wedding Venue: Kent Island Resort

The historic Kent Island Resort is Maryland’s Eastern Shore premier wedding destination. It’s the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions alike! Since it’s located at few hundred yards from the peaceful waters of the Chesapeake Bay, it’s just a short drive from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Annapolis. However, it feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The venue’s Manor House has welcomed guests seeking relaxation and rejuvenation for more than 220 years. It’s expansive gardens, grassy lawns, and 2 miles of water front provide couples with a myriad of options for deciding where they will exchange their vows. Plus, you have your choice of the Pavilion for a beautiful tented wedding, the Farmstead which can easily accommodate up to 200 guests for the dance party reception of your dreams, or enjoy picturesque waterfront views from the privacy of the more intimate Garden House, set in lush formal gardens that are a few short steps from the waters of Thompson Creek! While the pavilion is ideal for spring, summer, and early fall celebrations, the Farmstead and Garden House are the perfect alternative for the chillier months.

To learn more about the venue, visit their website.


List of Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore wedding vendors


Wedding Florals: Wildly Native Flower Farm

The plants at Wildly Native Flower Farm are grown locally in the Eastern Shore village of Chestertown. This floral company puts a unique twist on wedding floral selection by placing their focus on hand-picked, in-season flowers that are harvested at peak bloom. So, their clients’ floral arrangements are all locally sourced and delivered just minutes from the field where they grew. Imagine walking through a field of colorful flowers with Liza Goetz, Wildly Native’s Chief Flower Grower, and selecting the blooms for your big day!

Wildly Native is equipped to take on events of all shapes and sizes. If you can dream it, they can do it, whether that means an elaborate 300-guest affair, a simple flower bar, or something in between! With freshly cut flowers available across the seasons, the creative possibilities are endless.

To learn more about Wildly Native, Liza, and her floral experience, check out their page.


'Happily Ever After' neon sign from To the Mooney and Back for a wedding reception


Wedding Décor Company: To the Mooney and Back

Based in Easton, To the Mooney and Back is a small, woman-owned wedding decor business that specializes in neon signs. Owner Sammie Adams-Mercer aims to make milestone moments even more special with the addition of her services. By offering a variety of rentable signs and backdrops, To the Mooney and Back has the ability to elevate the ambiance of any event space. Not only do neon signs make an aesthetically pleasing addition to wedding celebrations, but they also offer unique photo opportunities for couples and their guests!

To-be-weds can browse the business’s collection of signs with romantic sayings such as “Happily Ever After” and “Better Together.” To reflect your one-of-a-kind love story, the creative team is also happy to design personalized signs! And, there’s good news for out-of-towners: although based in Maryland, To the Mooney and Back ships nationwide.

Head here to learn more about this trailblazing business.



Wedding Tablescapes and Tent Rentals: Honeywood Rentals

Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Honeywood Rentals is a boutique rental company offering a one-stop-shop for all of your rental needs. Make your day one to remember with their specialize luxury sailcloth tents, handcrafted tables, unique furniture pieces, lux restroom trailers, trendy tableware, and more. They currently offer tent packages that include everything you will need for a flawless wedding! Their packages include the rentals you need to host a gorgeous tented wedding, all at an amazing price. There’s no need to worry about scheduling different vendors for your tent, furniture, lighting, tabletop and decor. This allows you the luxury of focusing on what really matters — enjoying your big day!

Honeywood Rentals offers top-notch service and ensures each detail of your day is cohesive for a flawless look! Click here to learn more about what they offer.



Wedding Gowns: Sandals Bridal & Formal Wear

Sandals Bridal & Formal Wear is your one stop shop for all of your celebration needs!! They offer quality bridal gowns such as Sincerity and Lillian West by Justin Alexander, as well as their own exclusive line called Forever AND they have a private designer who designs 100% customizable gowns!

For the mother of the bride or groom, they offer gowns by Marsoni and Rina di’Montella. You will have the elegant look you have been dreaming about since you set the date!! Top notch quality at a very affordable price.

In addition, they have everything from veils, to belts, to purses, to jewelry for your wedding party or special event. Whatever you are searching for, Sandals Bridal & Formal is your must go to shop!

To schedule an appointment with Maria, call (410) 390-3937. Or go to www.oceancitymdbridal.com.

Wedding Transportation: Fisher Bus Service

Hiring someone to provide transportation on your wedding day is a convenience that will take pressure off of you and your guests. Based on the Eastern Shore, Fisher Bus Service provides a fun and relaxing way for you to arrive at your venue! You can rest easy knowing that Mr. Fisher will get you and all your guests to where you need to be on time.

Born and raised on Kent Island, Mr. Fisher spent his life as a Chesapeake Bay waterman. Then, in 2002, he decided to combine his knowledge of the Bay area and charming personality to form Fisher Bus Service. All these years later, he is a preferred vendor for the gorgeous venues of Silver Swan Bayside, Kent Manor Inn, and Chesapeake Bay Beach Club!

To book with Fisher Bus Service, call Mr. Fisher at (410)-310-6063.

And then there’s us, Turnage and Watts! We pride ourselves on crafting heirloom-quality wedding stationery in semi-custom and custom designs for our clients. In addition to save-the-dates and formal invitations, we offer wedding day-of paper including table numbers, menus, and place cards. To get in touch with us, head over here!


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