A Classic, Nautical Wedding at Historic Kent Manor Inn in Stevensville, Maryland
rn Kara Spector (31 and in medical sales) and Ben Nichols’s (30 and in construction) wedding took nautical to a completely different and personal level. They both love boating on the Chesapeake Bay, but what really made this theme special was Ben's connection to the US Navy. Since he is an alumnus of the US Naval Academy and was on active duty for six years, they had their ceremony at the Academy's Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland, and used the school's colors (navy and gold) as part of their palette. Everything from the bridesmaid dresses and bouquets to the sailing-themed invitation suite and the anchor-adorned table numbers included these hues. But of course, Kara and Ben also had to bring Maryland, the state where they met, into the mix. So they held the ceremony on the west side (where Ben is from) and ate crab cakes at Historic Kent Manor Inn in Stevensville, Maryland, for the reception on the east side (where Kara grew up). To make things even more local, each guest went home with an engraved "match made in Maryland" wooden crab mallet/bottle opener from Bay Imprints. Each was complete with a chocolate crab from Cakes by Rachael. "They were a huge hit," Kara says. See these details and much more shot by Carly Fuller Photography, below.