Ellen + Chris met in college on the crew team and water had always played a significant role in Ellen’s life, so naturally a wedding on the water was quite fitting. The beginning of June couldn’t have had more beautiful weather for their outdoor wedding and reception at The Candlewood Inn.   I knew with Ellen that everything would be put together perfectly and she did not disappoint.  The venue was filled with cute, DIY, nautically themed details.  It was classic and super sweet!

Much love to Tania Sones for her support while I sounded like a man that day from a wicked sinus infection + her shooting skills!

I love first looks!

How cute are kids when they transition into their adult teeth?



Ellen + Chris wanted to slip away after they were announced husband + wife before the fun chaos began.

Ellen is a pretty big Steelers fan.

A boat caused a huge wake that almost knocked the guys over.  It was pretty hilarious. 

Thanks, Tania for snagging the top image.  Getting to put my feet in the water wasn’t a bad day’s work.

Instead of a sign in book, guests wrote a little something for the bride + groom on these handmade oars.

Vendor Love:

Venue + Cake:  The Candlewood Inn

Dress:  David’s Bridal

Florist:  Azalea Floral Design

DJ:  Party ProDJ







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  • Gorgeous Wedding! You totally Rocked the details and I love the seashell ring shot! You really captured the emotions of the day!

  • Meghann Gregory

    Athena! These are amazing. Love the shot of the bride walking down the aisle with her dad and of course all the dock shots! Looks like a fun couple!!

  • Nice work Athena! You really hit a home run with the bridal party shots. Nice arrangements, settings and poses. I also love all of the details in this wedding. What a beautiful couple, beautiful day and beautiful wedding!