In a bold move that was either destined for love or doomed for heartbreak, Michael asked Jenny out on their first date on Valentine’s Day—and luckily for both of them, the move paid off! An outing to Baker Beach in San Francisco quickly turned into a love connection for this East Coast gal and West Coast guy, who found themselves at the right place at the right time—living in the Bay Area. They spent the early days of their relationship hiking, fishing, and enjoying weekend getaways to Napa and Sonoma. It was on a weekend getaway to their favorite town of Carmel, Ca., that Michael surprised Jenny with a proposal in the company of her entire family—who traveled all the way from D.C. for the occasion.
Although they fell in love on the West Coast, they decided to move the party East for their big day. Jenny’s parents’ second home in St. Michaels inspired the setting at the waterfront Inn at Perry Cabin, where we helped bring a California cool vibe to this East Coast meets West Coast soiree. Inspired by the terrain of California’s wine country, topiaries, faded woods and lush greens set the scene at the Inn at Perry Cabin. Beneath the sailcloth tent, mixed tables and seating—including curved settees anchored by oversized pedestal urns—kept things relaxed. Meanwhile, driftwood chargers were layered with slate place cards, gold and white flatware, and olive branch sprigs to give life to the Napa Valley meets Chesapeake Bay theme. See more from this wedding on Brides.com!
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