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.

Details from a wedding at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Brides sparkly wedding shoes at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes- Guy Photography
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Bride and bridesmaids in flower robes at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Lovely lace hem of a bridal gown at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Groomsmen ride in limo to the church in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Bride dresses in her gown and shoes at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Happy bride in her gown and getting her veil put on at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Groomsmen at door to church with wedding programs in St. Michaels, wedding by Mellissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Bride and her father coming into church for her wedding in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Newly married couple kiss at The Oaks in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography

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!

Exterior of The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy
Bride and bridesmaids inside bridal cottage at The Oaks Waterfront Inn, St. Micheals, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Pretty wedding dress hangs on old barn at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Close-ups of bride hairstyle and hair clip at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Groom putting on his tie and hanging out with his groomsmen at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Bride reading a special pre-ceremony note from the groom at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Wedding 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-Guy
Pretty 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 Photography
Bride and Groom portraits at The Oaks, St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Wedding ceremony at The Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, MD by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Fireworks at a wedding at The Oaks Waterfront Inn 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?!!

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 Photography
Wedding 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 Photography
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Groom in grey suit poses for portraits at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Little ring bearers in grey suits at a wedding at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Groom and groomsmen a wedding on the Eastern Shore of Maryland by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Wedding rings on golf ball at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Bride putting on her gown with her mom and bridesmaids looking on at The Oaks
bride and bridesmaids celebrate before a wedding at The Oaks
Pretty bride poses for portraits on her wedding day at The Oaks by Mellissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Bride and bridesmaids walk to her ceremony site at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Pretty bride poses in her gown at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy
First Look between bride and groom at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Wedding couple poses for portraits at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Fuy
Wedding couple poses in barn doorway at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography
Wedding couple poses in front of barn at The Oaks by Melissa Grimes-Guy Photography

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