Welcome back for another wonderful week of DC area wedding inspiration and real weddings! We are kicking off the week with a beautiful nautical wedding at The Oaks Waterfront Inn with one of our DC area wedding vendor guide members, Mike B Photography. Nicole and Chad’s wedding mixed a touch of rustic with the venue’s more nautical theme by pairing blush and navy with accents of mercury glass and wood signage. Their engagement began at the spot of their first date nearly three years later when Nicole opened a fortune cookie predicting she would make a wonderful wife one day. Little did she know that “one day” was really right then as Chad got down on one knee and popped the question. Inspired by her love of all things vintage, their wedding took place at The Oaks Waterfront Inn where the old school soft and elegant tone they were looking for would be a perfect fit. Light pink, cream and shimmery gold décor accents mixed perfectly with the vintage furniture and books placed around the ceremony and reception. The couple says the real highlight of the day was their first look when they were able to have a few minutes to take it all in together, just the two of them. Looking back, Nicole says that when planning your wedding make sure to “enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! It is so much planning for one day, but it is so worth everything leading up to the big day!” She also encourages couples to always remember “not to get wrapped up in the small things. Only you will know the things that don’t go perfect. Just love each other and and tell one another that!” Thank you to Mike B Photography for sharing this lovely wedding with us today!
Congratulations to Nicole and Chad! Thank you for sharing your waterfront Maryland wedding with us!
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Photography: Mike B Photography
Videography: Ryan Serio Films
Venue: The Oaks Waterfront Inn
Ceremony Musicians: Classical Guitar Ceremonies
Floral Designer: Seasonal Flowers
Wedding Cake : The Main Ingredient
Band: Mike Hines and The Look
Rentals: 2 Hands Studios
Makeup Artist: Happily Ever After LLC
Hair Stylist : The Blushing Bride
Officiant: Ceremony Officiants
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Photo Credits: Mike B Photography