I was looking forward to Gaby and Liam’s intimate Chesapeake Bay Foundation wedding in Annapolis, Maryland for quite some time. Gaby and Liam are two kind and loving souls. Their deep care for their community was evident throughout their wedding day. Gabby and Liam kept things low-key by inviting only their closest friends and family members. Rather than having a bridal party, the couple included the most important members of their community in different aspects of the wedding day. They also worked with some of my favorite vendors including Steelcut Flower Co. and Adriana Marie Events! , who served this Chesapeake Bay Foundation wedding, and also do work for the greater Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington DC metro areas.
I absolutely loved reading Gaby and Liam’s love story in my inbox!
Here is how they met from Gaby’s perspective:
“My friend from college sang in an a Capella group with Liam. I had mentioned in passing to her and another friend that I thought he was cute. They both immediately jumped at the opportunity to set us up! On our first date, we met up at the college town shuttle and rode the free bus (an actual yellow school bus) downtown to Red Emma’s. We were both nervous, and it was a very awkward date. He didn’t eat, and I bought myself a sandwich that I barely touched. On the ride back, we started to loosen up and really connected with one another. Once we got back to campus, we watched David Lynch movies and cuddled for the rest of the night. As they say, the rest is history!
Before we met officially, we had a serendipitous encounter…
A couple months earlier, my friend asked me to play the keyboard in his band. I was a little familiar with playing, but I definitely needed some practice before going on stage. I played my cheap little keyboard every night in my dorm room. It was totally embarrassing that the whole floor could hear me fumbling around with my songs. In my frustration, I drew a picture of a keyboard broken in half on the whiteboard on my door, which was usually reserved for messages to friends.
The next day, someone had written the lyrics to Engine by Neutral Milk Hotel under the keyboard drawing. I was convinced that it was my ex-boyfriend messing with me. Months after we were dating, I found out that it was Liam who had written the message, explaining that he thought the drawing was cute, but cryptic, and thought whoever drew the broken keyboard might appreciate the lyrics to his favorite song.”
Here are some of my favorite frames from Gaby and Liam’s Annapolis Maryland wedding story!
Thank you to the incredible vendors who made this Chesapeake Bay Foundation wedding possible!
Hair/ Make-up: Vintage Veils
Christina Del Sesto, Adriana Marie Events
Rouge (100% yummy!)
Handmade bands from Baltimore Jewelry Center
Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals
Cake Topper: LoveBird Goods
Groom’s Suit: Suitsupply