A Glamorous Summer Wedding at Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, Maryland
For their summer wedding, Erin Carraghan (31 and a meeting and event manager) and Jared Krieger (32 and an architect) wanted to mix their glam aesthetic with the natural setting at the Oaks Waterfront Inn in St. Michaels, Maryland. To highlight this contrast, they chose gold (Erin's favorite) as their main color and accented it with black, ivory, pink and other metallics. Adorable succulents in glittery gold holders doubled as wedding favors and escort cards. Low centerpieces of roses, hydrangeas and stock flowers were arranged in gold vases on gold sequined placemats and surrounded by gold votive candles on the white reception tables. Erin's bridal party wore mixed metallic dresses and carried rustic baby's breath bouquets. Erin herself wore a beautiful lace sheath Monique Lhuillier wedding dress, and she wore her hair down in a natural hairstyle. She paired it with an elbow-length veil for her ceremony. Although the ceremony was supposed to take place under an oak tree, the rain got in the way. Instead, Erin and Jared were married on the covered dock at the Oaks Waterfront Inn. "I don't know if it was the personal vows, or the rain hitting the tin roof, or the bursts of belly-deep laughter, or the streams of tears, but the air was electric during that ceremony," Erin says. There were tons of pretty details at Erin and Jared's wedding, but one of our favorites was the modern black, white and gold invitation suite designed by Andrea Penko Design. It featured a gold envelope, a chevron enclosure and a glittery gold belly band, and it coordinated with the rest of the wedding's paper goods. Bonnie Sen Creative was there to capture the day.