Katie and Peter celebrated their wedding over Memorial weekend on an absolutely picture perfect day. Their wedding took place at the family’s eastern shore retreat in the quaint town of Oxford. Upon arrival,  I felt like I was walking onto a movie set. With the help of Kari Rider Events, the family’s waterfront haven was transformed into a magical secret garden soiree. More about their wedding following the photos. Enjoy!

letter press wedding invitations

Boxwood backdrop

bridal details, earrings and shoes

Groom getting dressed for wedding

Groom goofing off with groomsmen

Bridesmaids getting ready


Wedding day belt

Groomsmen cheers

Groom portrait

wedding tent

Bride and Groom First look in the pine trees

First look on wedding day

Groom checking out Bride

bridesmaid tearing up

bride and groom portraits in the pine trees

Candid Bride and Groom poses

Oxford wedding on private property

bride and groom laughing

Poolside wedding

Candids of Bride and Groom


Artistic wedding day portraits

Bride and Groom embracing

Bayside wedding locations

Bride and Groom Snuggling


Wood door installation for wedding venue

Bride and Groom by the boxwood wall

white wedding bouquet


Wedding party

White wedding ceremony flowers

Bride walking down the aisle with her father

Father giving away bride

Oxford waterfront wedding ceremony




Quaker waterfront wedding ceremony



Incredible wedding cocktail hour location



cocktail hour scallop appetizer

cocktail hour seared tuna appetizer

hand calligraphy framed table seating charts

Kari Rider Events Tented wedding reception

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eucalyptus table runner

Eastern Shore Oxford Wedding

woodbox table numbers

table centerpiece floral ideas

wedding letterpress name cards

waterfront wedding ideas

basket lights

summertime wedding cake

watercolor table cloth for hightop tables

guests enjoying cocktail hour

bride and groom sneaking a moment before their ceremony

bride and groom's first dance

bride and groom enjoying wedding toasts

backyard tent wedding

candids of ring bearers

wedding band

Maid of honor toast

best man toast

parents of the groom

beautiful bridesmaids

bride and groom laughing at best man toast

bride and her father dancing

groom and his mom dancing

sunset on the water in Oxford

night photos of bride and groom on the water

night photos of bride and groom on the dock

waterfront dock light up at night for wedding

uplighting and lanterns for tent wedding

doggy at wedding

Dance party at wedding

bride and groom dancing at wedding

funky wedding dance moves

Eastern Shore Oxford Wedding

Not long after I arrived, I heard laughs from the other side of the boxwood wall. I peeked around the corner to find the bridesmaids dabbin’ for a photo. I thought if this is a sign of how the day is going to go, today is going to be a blast. After wedding prep, Katie and Peter met for a first look along the driveway in the shade of the pine trees.  Their reactions to seeing each other were overflowing with joy. I had to also share Katie’s maid of honor Elisa’s expression seeing it all go down, priceless! We made our way around the yard, where we stopped for photos with the pool flamingo, Martha. Katie and Peter held a Quaker service as part of their ceremony. It was quite a powerful thing to witness. Part of the service is for family and friends to share thoughts, memories, and/or prayers with the couple. Their outdoor ceremony felt very intimate because of their loved ones opening their hearts.  The couple signed their Quaker marriage certificate, which was then signed by their guests as they made their way from the ceremony to the cocktail hour. The wedding reception entertainment was provided by the band Sultans of Swing and holy smokes they rocked!! Before I departed for the night, we grabbed a few magic hour photos on the dock. After which, everyone cut loose in the best kind of way. Congrats Katie and Peter on a wedding beautifully done!

Event Planner and design- Kari Rider Events
Florist –Amaryllis
Hair and Makeup- Behind the Veil
Second Photographer- Arica Gonzalez