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Katharine and Dan’s Nautical Love Story

February 28, 2024

Nestled against the picturesque backdrop of the Tred Avon River, Katharine and Dan chose a venue that held special significance in their hearts. As they exchanged vows, the gentle ebb and flow of the river mirrored the rhythm of their love, creating a magical ambiance for the beginning of their forever. Katharine and Dan’s wedding was more than a celebration; it was a maritime love story, an ode to the uniqueness of their journey. Every element, from the riverside vows to the custom oyster ornaments, painted a portrait of a couple who dared to make their love story sail into the extraordinary. To top it all off, the bride herself was the planner, and planning her own wedding jump started her journey into becoming our beloved Island Creek Events!

Check out more of Katharine’s amazing work right here, and be sure to take a look at Katharine’s lovely wedding day. She was just the most beautiful bride!

Island Creek Events | Bridal Photography | Oxford MD Wedding

From the planner, and the bride!

In the heart of the Eastern Shore, where their lives had intertwined multiple times before, a love story decades in the making found its perfect chapter. Katharine and Dan first crossed paths in 2005 when Katharine was Dan’s bus girl at Latitude 38 in Oxford, MD. Back then, an age difference separated them. They remained friends, their paths crossing again and again at different stages of life.

It was the summer of 2019, in the heart of Oxford, where fate intervened once more. This time, it wasn’t just friendship; it was love. Little did they know that the same spot where their hearts had ignited would become the sacred ground where they exchanged vows three years later. Their wedding was beautifully set against the backdrop of the Tred Avon Yacht river, where Katharine and Dan worked together as a couple to make this special place even more extraordinary. They opened their hearts to their family, friends, and even their beloved dogs, weaving their love into every aspect of the celebration. Special touches included the custom wedding favor wall built by the bride’s brother that displayed 100 oyster ornaments made with love by the bride and groom. A memory table honoring those that couldn’t be with us, a custom nautical map as a guest book for all to sign, a bourbon and cigar bar, and a dessert table filled with goodies made by the Oxford Auxiliary. With no formal sit down dinner, guests enjoyed passed heavy hors d’oeuvres and food stations of eastern shore classics, and then the dance floor was packed all night. Guests enjoyed some late night snack options from the junior sailing lunch window of soft pretzels and chicken tenders and fries. The couple had a golf cart send off, which led the way to the after party at Capsize.

Bridal details | Wedding Photography | Island Creek EventsThe groom's dog patiently awaits his wedding day debutA blue velvet ring box, custom engraved with a message for the newlyweds Engagement ring on display with a simply classic invitation suite and blue velvet ring boxDetail images of the bride's dress and jewelry | Island Creek EventsDetail images of the bride's classic satin down and lace detailed veil The bride is supported not only by bridesmaids but by her furry friends as she gets ready for her wedding dayThe man of honor adorns his bridesmaid's robe as he helps the girls get ready for the big day | Groomsmaid | Bridesman | Man of Honor | Best WomanSurrounded by bridesmaids, the bride is all smiles as they get ready for the ceremony The bride has her final touch ups as she gets ready for the ceremony | Island Creek EventsThe bride gets ready and into her wedding gown with the help of her family and bridesmaidsThe groom gets ready for his wedding day The groom gets suited up for his wedding ceremonyGroomsmen Portraits as the men get ready for the ceremonyGroomsmen Portraits in Oxford MD Groomsmen portraits in downtown Oxford MDThe groom makes his way to the Oxford Bellevue Ferry for a private first look with his brideThe bride makes her way to a private first look with her groom as her veil billows gently in the wind creating an aura of romance and intrigue The groom waits patiently on the Oxford Bellevue Ferry for his bride to arrive to share a private first look momentThe bride and groom get a romantic first look moment on the Oxford Bellevue Ferry on a stunningly sunny day with blue skies for a romantic Tred Avon River wedding day The bride and groom tear up as they get a first glimpse of each other on their wedding day | Island Creek Events | Bridal Photography The bride is all smiles as she is embraced by a loving groom during their private first look moment on the Oxford Bellevue Ferry The bride and groom share a kiss on the Oxford Bellevue Ferry during their private first look The bride and groom are greeted by their adorable junior guests The bridal party cheers as the bride and groom share a kiss on the Oxford Bellevue Ferry The bride and groom share a kiss during their first look Wedding Photography in Oxford MD | Island Creek Events The bridal party makes their way to the ceremony through the streets of downtown Oxford The bridal party and guests make their way to the ceremony by golf cart The groomsmen pose for a group picture at the Tred Avon Yacht Club The bride and groom's dogs arrive for the ceremony A waterfront fire pit to keep guests warm on a chilly waterfront wedding day Wedding Ceremony Photography | Island Creek Events Wedding Planning The bridal party embarks on a pre-ceremony cocktail hour on their way to the ceremony site Cheers to the bride and groom during a pre-ceremony cocktail hour for the bridal party Guests arrive at the ceremony and await the bride's arrival The groom escorts his parents to their seats for a waterfront ceremony on the Tred Avon River A waterfront ceremony site is framed with white florals and greenery for a romantic vow exchange The bride is all smiles as the groom shares his vows to her The bride and groom exchange wedding rings during their waterfront ceremony on the Tred Avon River Guests gather for a waterfront exchanging of vows The bride and groom share their first kiss as newlyweds The newlyweds depart their wedding ceremony making their first debut as husband and wife An aerial view of the wedding site at the Tred Avon River with guests enjoying a sunset cocktail hour Guests play games on the lawn at the Tred Avon Yacht Club during cocktail hour The bride and groom enjoy time during a waterfront cocktail hour with their guests on the Tred Avon River Island Creek Events | Wedding Family Portraits | Wedding Photography The bride and groom celebrate their marriage with their furry friends Golden Hour Wedding Photography | Island Creek Events Wedding Photography | Island Creek Events | Waterfront Wedding Photography Wedding Photography | Island Creek Events | Tred Avon River | Beach Wedding Wedding Photography | Island Creek Events Custom wedding calligraphy Oyster shell escort cards Island Creek Events Island Creek Events Island Creek Events Dance floor photography | Wedding reception pictures The bridal party makes a grand entrance to the reception Guests dance under the tent on the shores of the Tred Avon River Bridal portrait details Island Creek Events | Wedding Photography | Oxford MD wedding Island Creek Events Tred Avon Yacht Club Wedding A getaway golf cart complete with a just married sign and the initials of the bride and groom The bride and groom make their getaway in a decked out bridal golf cart The bride and groom are cozy during the wedding reception A beautiful sunset over the Tred Avon River to conclude this Island Creek Events wedding day

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Photos courtesy of We are the Cashmans

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