Nancy and Ryan’s sweet wedding had the blessing of sunny skies, a lovely, meaningful ceremony and lots of love and support from their family and friends. I loved how her two sisters and mom kept her calm and focused as they all got dressed in the bridal cottage at The Oaks Waterfront Inn. Cute, flowery robes, a gift from Nancy, brought a burst of color to the overall palette and the additional gifts of sparkly earrings for the bridesmaids were so pretty with their flowing dresses.

After the ceremony, and the limo ride back to The Oaks from the church, there was plenty of time for family photos and, of course, wedding party antics. We got our best light of the afternoon later in the day and took advantage of it and the long dock at the venue for some fun shots. Then it was into the ballroom for the grand introductions, which were marked by some funny entrances by the bridal party. Everyone cheered the smiling bride and groom when they entered the ballroom and went immediately into their first dance as husband and wife.

Dining and dancing were followed by a sparkler send-off, with all guests wishing them only the best in their new life together. Thank you Nancy and Ryan for the honor of being a small part of your wonderful day!Details from a wedding at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyBrides sparkly wedding shoes at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes- Guy PhotographyBrideBride and bridesmaids in flower robes at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyLovely lace hem of a bridal gown at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyGroomsmen ride in limo to the church in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyBride dresses in her gown and shoes at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyHappy bride in her gown and getting her veil put on at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyGroomsmen at door to church with wedding programs in St. Michaels, wedding by Mellissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyBride and her father coming into church for her wedding in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyNewly married couple kiss at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography

What a couple! What a wedding at The Oaks! It goes to show you that a wedding can be all anyone would hope forAND be peaceful and calm. AND FUN! We loved working with Virginia and Tommy- they are a class act. And their whole wedding party were the same. I loved that Virginia was so conscious of recycling that she bought her wedding dress second hand and her shoes on Poshmark! I loved that Tommy couldn’t find his underwear on his wedding day- don’t know how that ultimately was resolved!! In all cases, things just seemed to flow nicely. Sunny skies cooperated and stayed around, it wasn’t too hot, the musicians from the band provided a great background through the ceremony, cocktail hour and, of course, the reception. Virginia added some nice fashion drama by changing into a more dance-friendly outfit after the dinner hour and to tie it all together, surprise fireworks lit up the night after dark! How cool is that?!!Exterior of The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-GuyBride and bridesmaids inside bridal cottage at The Oaks Waterfront Inn, St. Micheals, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyPretty wedding dress hangs on old barn at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyClose-ups of bride hairstyle and hair clip at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyGroom putting on his tie and hanging out with his groomsmen at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyBride reading a special pre-ceremony note from the groom at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyWedding rings on top of crossword puzzle created by the bride and groom for their wedding at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-GuyPretty bride at The Oaks Waterfront Inn at St. Micheals, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography"First Look" between bride and groom at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michales, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyBride and Groom portraits at The Oaks, St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyWedding ceremony at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyFireworks at a wedding at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography

Fun and more fun- love and more love! This charming wedding at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in Royal Oak, MD hit all the right notes. From Allison’s lovely, lacy dress to her gorgeous flower arrangements and bouquet, to cute and fancy “guy” socks, the wedding was perfect! There was even an artist who painted a “reception” portrait for the lucky couple, a surprise well-appreciated, I’m sure, a gift from one of their thoughtful guests. Allison and Brandon will have sweet memories of all the wonderful, light-hearted, tender and funny moments from their waterfront wedding. And Brandon’s brother deserves a shout-out for having one of the funniest and coolest Best Man speeches ever, in my humble opinion! Congratulations Allison and Brandon on your fabulous wedding!

 

Details from an Eastern Shore Wedding by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyWedding gown and bridesmaids dresses hanging on wall at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography

 

Wedding dress, rings and other details from Eastern Shore Wedding at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyBrideGroom in grey suit poses for portraits at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyLittle ring bearers in grey suits at a wedding at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyGroom and groomsmen a wedding on the Eastern Shore of Maryland by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyWedding rings on golf ball at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy PhotographyBride putting on her gown with her mom and bridesmaids looking on at The Oaks

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Venue, caterer and cake design: The Oaks Waterfront Inn | Floral Design: Seasonal Flowers | Officiant:  Elegant Ceremonies