The Official Woody Classic Boat Wedding Photos

Love in BW

We now have professional woody wedding photos, okay, we have as a family 100’s of them. So I curated the ones for you all the ones that relate to woody boating, and to anyone searching the www for theme weddings, the use of classic boats and a marina or boat yard as a venue, an idea at how it can look. I will add, that this may be the most classic boats used at a wedding. A total of 5 were used. And 1 Model A. Okay and lots of classic people, and some classic weather.

At the dock at home ready for a ride

A classic Woody Boater image.

The Reedville Stack.. oh ya and the happy couple..and a Whicker sister

The ride

Special shoes for the Bride and Groom.

The rings are ready. Old family rings.

The Railway is ready. Simple clean Tables and chairs.

We left lots of the texture of a working boatyard in place.


More texture. Lots and lots of texture

Maybe too much texture

The Glenna Faye was being worked on. Built here at the Railway in the late 40’s.

The Moms show up to the Railway. And Wayne photo bombing. Oh we have many Wayne photo bomb shots. I am sensing a new theme here. A Wayne Bomb?

The Chapel and reception hall

The Groom and Dad showing up

A Wayne Bomb and Hank getting ready

He is ready

Bride and Dad show up. Jimmy at the helm

Suz and Martin arrived safely. No breakdowns..

Ready to walk down the isle. A Dock isle

Bride and Groom are ready

Taking vows

A wonderful setting

Simple and sweet

Boom! and we are all one family now.

Break out the good stuff.

Lots of Get started food. Local Crab cakes

Kill the overhead light

Lots of laughter and connecting with family

Even the boats got together for some catching up

One happy Bride

Cutting the cake. A Cheese Cake And Carrot Cake as one. Good god that was good

Wayne and Kelsey eating Oysters. Oh boy.

The Boatress and Mim Boatress

Yes the Groom had some fun. Til 2AM.. Thats like 4AM in old man terms

Family portrait

The happy couple.. and Oreo

A Huge thanks to Ashley Peterson for doing an amazing job capturing the joy of the moment. Here is a link to her website. 

19 replies
  1. Floydrturbo
    Floydrturbo says:

    What an amazing setting for a wedding complete with these beautiful memories. After attending a friends wedding this past Memorial Day on Saint Augustine Beach I know how much fun you guys must’ve had.

  2. Royce Humphreys
    Royce Humphreys says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful day for you and your families Matt! An amazing setting for a beautiful beginning! Dreams are made of these!

  3. Steve Anderson from Michigan
    Steve Anderson from Michigan says:

    It looks like it was a perfect day in a perfect setting! My youngest son is getting married next fall on the dock/deck at a local marina, and the plan is to have the bride arrive in my Continental! With some help of the local Michigan gang, we could go for the 5 boat record and bring up the rest of the bridal party! Lol

  4. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    Beautiful couple, setting and event! Congratulations to all! Looking at the shoes, I’m wondering if the bride has relatives in Seattle – we have some good friends, last name Nuss – Rodney and Barbara. She used to own the “Miss Thriftway/Century 21” unlimited hydroplane… 🙂

    • ART
      ART says:

      Congratulations to ALL, very nice venue.

      Molly-O, G.O.D.(Grand Old Dame) ( a 25 ft CC Red and White) And Champion’s Auto Ferry were the only 3 boats used for our son’s wedding…… we come in a distance 3rd.

      Wow Dick ……as the world turns…… I think I met Barbara at a Clayton NY Race Boat Regatta back in the late 90’s. As I recall she was just in the process of obtaing a/that Hydroplane.

  5. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    Great post today Matt. It was very timely. I have been thinking about weddings and anniversaries all morning. Today would have been my Mom and Dads 73 anniversary. Dad passed away in 2014 and Mom in 2020. They still got to enjoy 65 years together. May the new Bride and Groom enjoy at least that many years of happy boating, as Bob and Alice did.

  6. Alex
    Alex says:

    A beautiful collection of pics and memories for sure. Congrats to both families!

    Does tying the boats, railway, dog, and wedding all together get you a write off? Asking for a friend. Actually, asking for all of us.

  7. Gail Turner
    Gail Turner says:

    These are fantastic! Congratulations to the happy couple…wishing for you a future filled with adventures and joy!

  8. Denis D
    Denis D says:

    So now we know how you convinced the Boatress to agree to buying the railway, all the savings from wedding venue costs!

    Awesome event!!

  9. Murdock
    Murdock says:

    Looks like all had a wonderful time!!!!
    Congrats Matt and all the best wishes for the happy couple too!
    Our daughter will be doing the same at our marina next year.
    Maybe a wedding venue is one more preservation opportunity………..😄

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