Real Wedding: Anna and Sean

This couple opted for Eastern Shore-inspired nuptials complete with crab mallets and nautical details.

Anna and Sean dance on their wedding day on November 16, 2013. All photographs by Eastport Photography.

When Sean Garrity met Anna Frey, through mutual friends from college, he was instantly smitten. “I thought Anna was beautiful, had a great sense of humor, and seemed like a genuinely nice person,” says Sean, who works in federal affairs for a medical society. Anna reciprocated the attraction, and they had their first date at an outdoor concert. Seven years into their romance, Sean proposed to Anna, who works in commercial construction, on Christmas Day at her family house. For their wedding, 11 months later, the couple opted for an Eastern Shore inspired wedding full of nautical touches and thoughtful details.


Photographer: Eastport Photography

Ceremony Venue: St. Michaels Mission Church

Reception Venue/Caterer: Talbot Country Club

Bride’s Gown: Austin Scarlett, Hitched

Hair/Makeup: Serendipity Salon

Groom’s Tux: Black by Vera Wang, Men’s Wearhouse

Cake: Julie Bakes

Cake Flavors: Spice and lemon

Florist: Murdoch Florists for the ceremony, Seaberry Farm for the reception

Flowers: Boxwood wreaths, hydrangeas, and roses

Music/Entertainment: Bay Deejays

First Dance Song: “Give Me Love” by George Harrison

Invitations: Pris’ Paper 

Bride’s Favorite Detail: “All of the flowers.”

Groom’s Favorite Detail: “Anna in her dress.”

Biggest Surprise: “That there weren’t any.”

Favors: Crab mallets by Bay Imprint and Old Bay seasoning

Theme: Eastern Shore, nautical, classic

Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Classic, family, happy, beautiful

Honeymoon Spot: Asheville, NC, and New Orleans, LA

Where They Currently Live: Washington, DC