Erin + Jimmy

September 16th 2012 in Event, Weddings oaks46

 June is a special month here at The Oaks! And Erin and Jimmy had a very special wedding…. The bride wore a beautiful silk strapless gown. The groom was dashing in his simple spring suit. Our 200 point Lace Bark Elm provided the perfect frame… You could say the same about our historic red barn! The boat [...]

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How to Create the Perfect Romance Theme for Your Wedding

April 15th 2014 in Weddings oaks

Romance themed weddings are a wonderful style and are a perfect match for The Oaks. It’s a timeless style that can allow you to take advantage of a big trend without being too “trendy.” If you love soft, feminine touches and want a wedding day that will still look beautiful 30 years from now, a [...]

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Erin + Jimmy

September 16th 2012 oaks46

 June is a special month here at The Oaks! And Erin and Jimmy had a very special wedding…. The bride wore a beautiful silk strapless gown. The groom was dashing in his simple spring suit. Our 200 point Lace Bark Elm provided the perfect frame… You could say the same about our historic red barn! The boat [...]

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Can a Mature Bride Wear White?

April 9th 2014 oaks-matbride

If you’re a mature bride or planning a second wedding, you might be worried about wearing white. Tradition would say that it’s a strict no-no, but this isn’t always the case. When choosing a wedding gown, there are some things that you should consider, though. Style of wedding Any bride should make sure that her [...]

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Flowers for an Outdoor Spring Wedding

March 31st 2014 Spring-Wedding-Flowers1

With spring just a few days away, it is once again the season for romance and beautiful weddings! Plenty of bride-to-bes have particularly selected this time of the year to get married because of how beautiful outdoor weddings can be. Adorned with the right flowers, it is easy to turn a simple venue into something [...]

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Getting the Opinion of Others on Your Wedding Dress

March 24th 2014 WHAT-YOU-HAVE-TO-KNOW-BEFORE-WEDDING-DRESS-SHOPPING-1

Trying on wedding dress without hearing a rowdy group of friends and family bicker over your choice can be somewhat depressing. That is why most brides bring an entourage of people they trust. Just like the ceremony and the reception, organizing a trip to the bridal salon is not without speed bumps. Here are a [...]

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A Destination Wedding

March 17th 2014 melissa grimes oaks 045

When having a destination weekend wedding, it is a great idea to choose a location with options available for your guests to do when not involved in the actual wedding ceremony and reception.   It is not necessary to plan every minute of the weekend for your guests, but many will appreciate having choices and also [...]

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Four Secrets to Having Clear Skin on Your Wedding Day

March 10th 2014 face-whats-the-best-airbrush-makeup-for-your-wedding-376238

Each bride-to-be has an ideal picture of how her wedding would look like. It is natural to expect that she would be the most beautiful person that lights up the room after walking in it. One way to make this vision come true is to have perfect skin. Having breakouts and allergies is not something [...]

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How to Choose a First Dance Song for Your Wedding

March 3rd 2014 03_01_christobal_perez_azulphotography

Once newlyweds are proclaimed to be “Just Married”, the rest of the wedding reception is an affair to look forward to. There’s good food, heartfelt music and all smiles from the well wishers who are joining in the celebration. As a tradition, the married couple must have their first official dance in front of their [...]

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Making a Venue Come to Life

February 24th 2014 pak

For any event, you will need to have two things: decorations and an idea. Most of the time, venues can be really a blank canvas that will need lots of working on. Especially if you already have an idea for the decorations you plan to use, you have to work hard to transform the room [...]

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The Perfect Nautical Wedding Theme

February 19th 2014 the oaks

Brides are so creative these days with outside of the box wedding themes.  Being on the waterfront  on the Chesapeake Bay,  we get excited when we hear that a bride is going with a nautical themed wedding.  Have you thought about bringing in the ambiance of the bay to your wedding?  Perhaps some inspiration is [...]

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