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Dear Brides and Grooms affected by COVID 19 closures and postponements, We at Going to the Chapel understand your disapp...
03/17/2020
Annapolis Military Weddings

Dear Brides and Grooms affected by COVID 19 closures and postponements,

We at Going to the Chapel understand your disappointment and frustration as many venues and vendors are finding it necessary to postpone your wedding day in light of the restrictions required to control the spread of COVID 19. As a wedding planner specializing in military weddings at the United States Naval Academy, I’d love to offer my expertise and knowledge of the Annapolis area vendors to you in providing a “Rebooking Special”. I will work with you for 2-3 weeks in locating venues and vendors available for your new wedding day. If after we’ve worked together to plan your wedding you’d like to continue my services through your wedding day, we make those arrangements.
Please contact me through my website www.annapolismilitaryweddings.com for more information and to discuss how I can help you have the wedding you wish for, just at a later date.
Warm regards,

Jan

Jan Wise, B.S. Psychology, M.S. Inst. Technology
Principal, Wedding Planner
Going to the Chapel...
[email protected]
www.annapolismilitaryweddings.com
An Approved Business Partner of Naval Academy Business Services Division

Dear Brides and Grooms affected by COVID 19 closures and postponements, We at Going to the Chapel understand your disapp...
03/17/2020
Annapolis Military Weddings

Dear Brides and Grooms affected by COVID 19 closures and postponements,

We at Going to the Chapel understand your disappointment and frustration as many venues and vendors are finding it necessary to postpone your wedding day in light of the restrictions required to control the spread of COVID 19. As a wedding planner specializing in military weddings at the United States Naval Academy, I’d love to offer my expertise and knowledge of the Annapolis area vendors to you in providing a “Rebooking Special”. I will work with you for 2-3 weeks in locating venues and vendors available for your new wedding day. If after we’ve worked together to plan your wedding you’d like to continue my services through your wedding day, we make those arrangements.
Please contact me through my website www.annapolismilitaryweddings.com for more information and to discuss how I can help you have the wedding you wish for, just at a later date.
Warm regards,

Jan

Jan Wise, B.S. Psychology, M.S. Inst. Technology
Principal, Wedding Planner
Going to the Chapel...
[email protected]
www.annapolismilitaryweddings.com
An Approved Business Partner of Naval Academy Business Services Division

Wishing Will and Lauren a Happy One Year Anniversary!!! 🍾 🥂          @ Annapolis, Maryland
01/05/2020

Wishing Will and Lauren a Happy One Year Anniversary!!! 🍾 🥂 @ Annapolis, Maryland

"Working with Jan Wise was the best decision I made when planning our wedding. When we first started out she set meeting...
12/30/2019

"Working with Jan Wise was the best decision I made when planning our wedding. When we first started out she set meetings with all of our possible vendors which ultimately led to us having the most fabulous team on our actual wedding day. As the wedding got closer she was on top of timelines, our payments due, proofreading everything, and consistently brought things to my attention that I would have never even thought of. About two weeks before our wedding I sent her a long rambling email and Jan responded calmly and reassured me everything I asked about she had under control and that’s exactly what she was there for."

Thank you for the glowing words, Tori. It was a pleasure to assist you in having everything perfectly planned and executed for you wedding. I thank you and Nico for your service and hope our paths cross again.

@ Annapolis, Maryland

"Working with Jan Wise was the best decision I made when planning our wedding. When we first started out she set meeting...
12/30/2019

"Working with Jan Wise was the best decision I made when planning our wedding. When we first started out she set meetings with all of our possible vendors which ultimately led to us having the most fabulous team on our actual wedding day. As the wedding got closer she was on top of timelines, our payments due, proofreading everything, and consistently brought things to my attention that I would have never even thought of. About two weeks before our wedding I sent her a long rambling email and Jan responded calmly and reassured me everything I asked about she had under control and that’s exactly what she was there for."

Thank you for the glowing words, Tori. It was a pleasure to assist you in having everything perfectly planned and executed for you wedding. I thank you and Nico for your service and hope our paths cross again.

@ Annapolis, Maryland

Tis the season! Just living this three-tiered wedding cake designed by local pastry chef
12/20/2019

Tis the season! Just living this three-tiered wedding cake designed by local pastry chef

“Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” -Erol OzanLoving these photos of Korinna and Dustin...
10/27/2019

“Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” -Erol Ozan
Loving these photos of Korinna and Dustin dancing in the Zimmerman Bandstand at The Academy. What beautiful work from .photo ! @ United States Naval Academy

Zeffert & Gold did such a remarkable job with our recent Baltimore Museum of Industry reception. We loved taking a look ...
10/13/2019

Zeffert & Gold did such a remarkable job with our recent Baltimore Museum of Industry reception. We loved taking a look back at the delicious food and picture-perfect linens. What an outstanding team! Beautiful photos by: .photo
Catering:
Flowers:

@ Baltimore Museum of Industry

Happy 1st Anniversary to two of our gorgeous Going to the Chapel couples!!!! One year ago today, it was our distinct ple...
09/22/2019

Happy 1st Anniversary to two of our gorgeous Going to the Chapel couples!!!! One year ago today, it was our distinct pleasure to be part of a very special day for The Yangs and The Rickerts.
@ Annapolis, Maryland

LTJG Dustin Shackleford and his beautiful bride, Korinna Sachs Shackleford were married at the chapel last Saturday. It ...
08/21/2019

LTJG Dustin Shackleford and his beautiful bride, Korinna Sachs Shackleford were married at the chapel last Saturday. It was so wonderful being part of their wedding day celebrations. This photo by .photo is simply perfect!

"Flowers don’t tell, they show.” – Stephanie Skeem 📸   William Petruzzo & Felipe Sanchez.moldoveanu                     ...
07/24/2019

"Flowers don’t tell, they show.” – Stephanie Skeem

📸
William Petruzzo & Felipe Sanchez

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@ Annapolis, Maryland

Look at the hand painted gold just  popping off this beautiful Navy blue two-tiered wedding cake from Graul's Market. Wh...
07/20/2019

Look at the hand painted gold just popping off this beautiful Navy blue two-tiered wedding cake from Graul's Market.

What a gorgeous contrasting color combination.

The cake was topped by picture perfect, fresh, white flowers from Flower Follies.

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Cara Fleck is a professional harpist in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. As a core member of the Grammy-nominated I...
07/17/2019

Cara Fleck is a professional harpist in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. As a core member of the Grammy-nominated Inscape Chamber Orchestra and principal harpist of Apollo Orchestra, Cara performs at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore and National Gallery of Art. She appears regularly with the Annapolis Chamber Players. In addition to regularly performing in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings, Cara has played at some of our weddings. We love working with her! She is an approved business partner of the United States Naval Academy business services division, and she always impresses us with her beautiful music.

📸
, William Petruzzo & Felipe Sanchez


Serving those who serve our country is an honor and a privilege. Going to the Chapel follows military event planning pro...
07/07/2019

Serving those who serve our country is an honor and a privilege. Going to the Chapel follows military event planning protocol and etiquette, while blending individual visions and ideas to create the perfect wedding for you.

Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts. Hoping everyone had a safe and wonderful Independence Day celebration!        ...
07/05/2019

Bold stripes, bright stars, brave hearts. Hoping everyone had a safe and wonderful Independence Day celebration!

What a wonderful First Dance moment captured here with 1st Lt. Lainie Long, USAF and LT Luke Hoffer, USN. Their wedding ...
06/25/2019

What a wonderful First Dance moment captured here with 1st Lt. Lainie Long, USAF and LT Luke Hoffer, USN. Their wedding was held at the USNA Chapel in April with their beautiful reception at The Naval Academy Club. Their smiles say it all.

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May 24: Congratulations to Ensign Dimitry Willadsen, USNA graduate of Distinction with the class rank 71st out of a clas...
06/04/2019

May 24: Congratulations to Ensign Dimitry Willadsen, USNA graduate of Distinction with the class rank 71st out of a class of 1053. Dimitri earned his degree in quantity economics. His first duty station is the Pentagon where he will be assisting with Russian-US relations. He is a fluent Russian speaker after spending the semester in Latvia. He will attend nuclear power school as the beginning of his career aboard submarines. We are very proud to have been Dimitri’s sponsor parents while he was attending the Naval Academy and we hope to stay in touch with him for many years! @ Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

”Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” -Franz Schuber...
05/18/2019

”Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.”
-Franz Schubert

Our beautiful bride, 1st Lt. Lainie Long, USAF and her handsome groom, LT Luke Hoffer, USN on their wedding day in April.

📸William Petruzzo Photography

Going to the Chapel offers three levels of service designed to meet your wedding budget and wishes. Each potential clien...
03/11/2019

Going to the Chapel offers three levels of service designed to meet your wedding budget and wishes. Each potential client is offered a complimentary initial face to face or phone consultation to start the planning process. Or, if you prefer, we can design a customized package just for you.

We also offer a Special Events package for assistance with Vow Renewals, Rehearsal Dinners, Welcome Dinners, Farewell Brunches!

We had the opportunity to check out the event spaces at  this week! With gorgeous waterfront views and beautiful dining ...
03/02/2019

We had the opportunity to check out the event spaces at this week! With gorgeous waterfront views and beautiful dining windows it is certainly a venue worth considering. Michelle O'Brien, Director of Catering, is able customize an event package for your needs.

“From the start Jan was amazing! She was thoughtful, motherly, understanding, patient, and kind. You see; we were gettin...
02/20/2019

“From the start Jan was amazing! She was thoughtful, motherly, understanding, patient, and kind. You see; we were getting married in Annapolis, Maryland. The only problem with this was that we weren't exactly in Annapolis, Maryland. Colleen and I both work for the Department of Defense. Colleen as active duty Navy and I as a civilian employee. Jan was to be our boots on the ground.

To say she thought of everything was an understatement! Jan went well beyond our expectations. She created and managed a day that proved to be the happiest we both had ever had. Jan's attention to detail is only shadowed by one thing... her knowledge and resourcefulness to pull off what seems like the impossible!

From hair and makeup to transportation to DJ's; Jan never let us down. She had vendors for days with backgrounds and accolades equaling almost her own.

From the initial establishment of our relationship with Jan until days after our wedding Jan was there. The late night phone calls, the weekend almost meltdowns, the last minute details a day before the wedding were flawlessly executed by Jan Wise.

I don't think there is enough that I can say about her services.
If you find yourself getting married in the Annapolis area; I'd feel you'd be remissed is you did not consider Jan and the amazing services she provides.”

Brian Bauguess - Groom

“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning
02/14/2019

“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

Check out the flawless details in this tiered wedding cake! We love everything from the adorable personalized topper to ...
02/07/2019

Check out the flawless details in this tiered wedding cake! We love everything from the adorable personalized topper to each strategically placed pearl.

Photo: Hamilton Photography
Cake: Main & Market
Topper: Etsy (AnnaCrafts)

@ United States Naval Academy Officer's Club

Our breathtaking Winter Bride, Lauren, with her gown earlier this month. Photo:  Makeup & Hair:  Dress:                 ...
01/22/2019

Our breathtaking Winter Bride, Lauren, with her gown earlier this month.

Photo:
Makeup & Hair:
Dress:

Don’t you just love these custom designed wedding invites from Cink Art?! They create your invitations to suit your even...
01/01/2019

Don’t you just love these custom designed wedding invites from Cink Art?! They create your invitations to suit your event colors, theme, or personal style and feature hand renderings, personal monogram designs, beautiful paper choices and creative packaging. Cink Art, LLC is one of the few stationers licensed to use the United States Navy and Marine Corps crests on printed invitations and they offer a military discount!

12/27/2018

“The amount of stress we avoided thanks to Jan and her associates at Going to the Chapel was well worth every cent we paid and more! Jan is a fountain of knowledge. She has great connections with local vendors and, most especially, with the staff at the Naval Academy Chapel. There's a lot of work that goes into a wedding, but Jan makes it all feel like fun work, not stressful work! If you follow her personalized checklists in the run up to the wedding, she will ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly so you can focus on celebrating!”
-Sarah Yang

“It is hard to truly express in words how amazing Jan and Going to the Chapel was for our special day.I knew day one on ...
12/25/2018

“It is hard to truly express in words how amazing Jan and Going to the Chapel was for our special day.

I knew day one on the phone that I loved Jan. Instantly, her calming demeanor helped me through planning our wedding in Annapolis, while I was stationed in Seattle, and she also assisted in dealing with strong family personalities.

She was available for us almost 24/7, thought of things we did not think of, and ensured our guest were taken care of throughout the weekend.

The amount of work she puts in from start to finish is far more than what she charges.

Our wedding was perfect thanks to Jan. She went out of her way numerous times and truly made everything perfect.

Jan handled all logistics from last minute catering issues (she brought in an assistant to help Maureen who was also AMAZING), assured all printed items were proofread (this is a God Send come seating chart time) access to the Naval Academy and a few new rules at USNA we had to adjust to.

We truly feel blessed to have worked with Jan, we are forever grateful for her services and also are lucky to have gained a wonderful friend.”
- Colleen Dibble


Do you need winter wedding ideas? Check out this wonderful wintry wedding cake designed by the talented pastry chef  for...
12/18/2018

Do you need winter wedding ideas? Check out this wonderful wintry wedding cake designed by the talented pastry chef for a January wedding. We instantly fell in love with her elegant silver filigree and incredible rosettes. These tiers of texture are to die for! Can you believe it tasted as good as it looked?!

Looking back at our stunning bride, Colleen Dibble, and her handsome groom, Brian Bauguess. We loved helping them plan t...
12/15/2018

Looking back at our stunning bride, Colleen Dibble, and her handsome groom, Brian Bauguess. We loved helping them plan their October wedding ceremony was at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and their reception at the Naval Academy Club.
📷 Hamilton Photography
@ Annapolis, Maryland

🇺🇸To our brave men and women in uniform, past, present, and future: Thank You. Your service and sacrifices will never be...
11/12/2018

🇺🇸To our brave men and women in uniform, past, present, and future: Thank You. Your service and sacrifices will never be forgotten.

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