A Bright Summer Wedding at Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson, Maryland


                                        High school sweethearts Elisa Bateman (25 and a teacher) and John Windsor (26 and an admissions assistant at

High school sweethearts Elisa Bateman (25 and a teacher) and John Windsor (26 and an admissions assistant at New York University) wanted to reflect their love of the beach in their wedding decor. To do so, they chose a beachy color palette of turquoise and white for the summer event. Everything was turquoise, from the wedding invites to the guest books. The bridesmaids wore turquoise dresses and the groomsmen wore turquoise cummerbunds and bow ties. Elisa's shoes were turquoise, so they were also her "something blue." All the flower arrangements were in shades of white, with ivory rose bouquets and centerpieces made up of white lilies and hydrangeas. Elisa and John also incorporated a nautical theme into their wedding decor. The stationery and signs at the reception featured anchor motifs, and the cake was decorated with fondant rope as a maritime twist. Elisa and John had their ceremony at St. Paul's School Chapel in Brooklandville, Maryland, where John went to school. The reception followed at the nearby Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson, Maryland. Anna Grace Photography captured all the pretty details.

The invitation suite featured turquoise script and nautical anchor motifs.
Elisa carried an ivory rose bouquet and wore turquoise sandal heels on her wedding day. The shoes were her "something blue."
Elisa wore a strapless ball gown with a sweetheart neckline, a beaded corset and a pleated skirt. She paired her dress with an elbow-length veil for the ceremony.
John wore a black tuxedo with a bow tie and a white rose boutonniere on his wedding day.
Elisa's bridesmaids wore knee-length dresses in turquoise with different necklines. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with turquoise cummerbunds, turquoise bow ties and suspenders.
The ceremony took place in St. Paul's School Chapel in Brooklandville, Maryland. The chapel features cathedral ceilings with wooden beams.
Centerpieces at the reception were low flower arrangements with white lilies and white hydrangeas. The chairs at the reception were white with turquoise sashes.
At every reception table was a turquoise notebook for guests to sign with their words of wisdom for the newlyweds. Elisa and John planned to read the notes on their anniversary.
The white wedding cake had three round tiers and a square middle tier. The cake was decorated with white cake flowers and a fondant rope accent. It also featured turquoise ribbon accents and a nautical-themed cake topper.