About Us

Bayside Bride is the comprehensive wedding resource & inspiration website for couples getting married in the Annapolis and Chesapeake area! With a top-notch vendor guide, DIY ideas and inspiration from real weddings and engagements there is a little something for everyone. Our mission is to provide local brides with the resources to plan their dream wedding, while also promoting the best wedding vendors and small businesses in the Chesapeake area! We love anything nautical, have a soft spot for bowties & believe Annapolis is the perfect place for a wedding!

Becka Nix

Born abroad, but raised as a Maryland girl through and through, Rebekah knew that her love for weddings made her a perfect fit for the Bayside Bride team. After interning for the blog in Fall of 2011 she worked hard to finish her degrees in English & Media and Communications at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Graduated and ready to return, she wants nothing more than to pass her love of event planning & weddings onto brides-to-be. Aside from scrolling through gorgeous wedding photos or writing articles, Rebekah spends her summer days kayaking around Kent Island & her winter nights ice skating at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. She has a soft spot for traveling, her high school sweatshirt, and tea imported from her hometown of Harrogate, England.


Krista A. Jones
Co-founder & Editor

Krista fell in love with all things wedding-related after an internship with a Philadelphia invitation studio. Along with her graphic and web design work, Krista also enjoys photographing portraits and weddings. Krista was married January 1st, 2010 and lives on Kent Island with her husband Davey and their dog.
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Natalie Franke
Co-founder & Editor

Natalie’s love for visual storytelling and creative expression lead her directly to a career in wedding & portrait photography. Her images have earned her two Bride’s Choice Awards in 2010 & 2011. When Natalie isn’t capturing a couple’s special day, she is usually baking cupcakes, watching romantic comedies or writing for Bayside Bride!
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Sara Metzger
Event Designer

Sara graduated with a degree in art from Towson University in 2009 and after planning her very own wedding, she knew weddings were her passion and she decided to share her talents with other brides-to-be. Sara also loves the beach, yoga, painting, and leading Young Life. She lives in Severna Park, Maryland with her husband, Steve.

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