Since Dave and I held our wedding in Arizona in my hometown, we held a second party in Maryland this month to include all of his friends and family who couldn’t make the trip west. We held the party in Annapolis on Whitehall Creek bordering the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Given the location – a nautical theme was inevitable. I turned the invitations into mini sail boats in the navy blue and red palette and created a navy and white striped envelope liner to compliment the style. Michelle at Land & Sea Catering was a huge help in pulling off this party only 5 weeks after the wedding in Arizona! She incorporated model sail boats, life savers, and fishing nets into the table and bar decor and used blue and white striped table linens and red accents to pull everything together. I really wanted this party to reflect it’s Maryland location the way the wedding in Arizona captured the desert venue. We served Maryland Style crab cakes along with bacon wrapped scallops and swapped a traditional cake for a strawberry shortcake bar – perfect for summer!