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Fairy-Tale Wedding: Kent Island Resort’s Epic Celebration of Love

wedding kiss at Kent Island Resort view with guests pink flowers flowing wedding dress white suit for groom

In the heart of Chesapeake Bay lies a slice of paradise known as Kent Island Resort, a historic gem nestled amidst lush garden grounds and picturesque waterfront vistas. It was here that Greg and Nina chose to embark on their journey of love, celebrating their union in an epic wedding full of joy, laughter, a heartfelt and funny poem by Greg to his new wife, and unforgettable moments.

rich green, gold, and  copper colors wedding colors in elegant barn wedding at Kent Island Resort with light up dance floor

The color scheme of soft copper, rich greens, and touches of gold adorned every corner of the venue, transforming the already impressive and elegant barn in to a breath taking wedding venue. As guests entered the venue, they were greeted by the enchanting sight of a dozen large rustic style chandeliers and blooming flowers in tall vases, and a light up dance floor, guaranteed to get the party going in an epic fashion. The dance floor deserves it’s own paragraph and photo session. It takes center stage of the venue, and lights up with various led patterns and colors throughout the night.

groom swings flower girl wedding party in off white suits and soft pink dresses at Kent Island Resort

Having a large wedding party is a testament to the countless friends and family members that came out and supported and loved on Nina and Greg. With their closest friends and family by their side, they felt an overwhelming sense of love and support as they exchanged vows and sealed their commitment to each other. Having a larger wedding party do offer a few benefits. Often it is hard for the bride and groom to narrow down the list of people that they want to to stand by their side. Having a larger wedding party means you don’t have to choose. You can have all those that are special come up and join you, and stand with you as you say your vows. A large wedding party, especially at an open and vast wedding venue like Kent Island Resort looks beautiful in the field backdrop that Nina and Greg choose to say their vows at Kent Island Resort. All those friends and family members also make photographs a lot of fun. You can just take that time and have fun with your closest family and friends while the wonderful staff at Kent Island Resort makes sure you have appetizers and beverages. The benefits of having a large wedding party were evident throughout the celebration, as each member added their own unique touch to the festivities, creating memories that would last a lifetime.

large wedding party in off white and soft pink with flower girl in front of wedding venue Kent Island Resort

One of the most celebrated members of Nina and Greg’s wedding at Kent Island Resort was Bowser their dog. Dressed in a dapper tuxedo, Bowser walked down the aisle as their ring bearer, and then stayed to watch his parents get married at the beautiful Kent Island Resort. Bowser stayed for photos and a few snuggles at the venue, but then went on to enjoy some rest and relaxation after a tough day, being one of the many highlights of the wedding day.

dog in wedding wearing dog tuxedo

Having your dog at your wedding is often a very special part of the day for wedding couples. Dogs are family members and we often want our family to be there with us to celebrate, and to take part in photos. There are a few helpful hints about having your dog in your wedding that I wrote about. Feel free to look for ideas.

proud dad with daughter at wedding flower girl in pink dress at Kent Island Resort

But perhaps the most special wedding party member was Greg’s daughter, and how she took center stage as the flower girl. Looking like a princess herself, she stole the hearts of everyone present as she walked down the aisle to her dad, where at the very end she dropped a handful of petals, making Greg jump in celebration and pride at his daughter. For Nina and Greg, having Margaret play such a significant role in their wedding was a testament to the love and bond they shared as a family, making their union even more meaningful and unforgettable.

ruffled train wedding dress at sunset with groom kissing at Kent Island Resort in field

Kent Island Resort served as the perfect backdrop for Nina and Greg’s epic celebration of love. Steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty, the resort provided the ideal setting for their fairytale wedding. The garden grounds, with their lush greenery and vibrant blooms, and the waterfront vista both offered a picturesque setting for photos,

wedding bride and groom on pier at water ruffled dress and white suit at Kent Island Resort

But it was the addition of the new beautiful modern barn at Kent Island Resort that truly elevated the wedding experience. With its sleek design and spacious interior, the barn provided ample space for Nina and Greg’s large wedding party to dance the night away. From the elegant décor designed by Aubrey and her team at Simply Created Events to the state-of-the-art amenities, every detail of the barn was carefully curated to ensure that Nina and Greg’s wedding was nothing short of magical.

Dirty Dancing wedding song choreography with lit up LED dance floor at Kent Island Resort Wedding

After coming back from photos on the stunning grounds of Kent Island Resort, Nina and Greg danced a second dance to the iconic Dirty Dancing song Time of your Life, choregraphed and executed perfectly. They tore up that lit up dance floor as the floor changed scenes with the music.

bride and groom kiss wedding photo at Kent Island Resort

It was a perfect day to have a wedding at the historic and newly renovated Kent Island Resort. Sunny and warm on one of the first beautiful days of Spring this year, Nina and Greg were able to just enjoy being in each other’s company celebrating the life that they have and continue to build together. They start this new journey together, growing their family, and having two families become one.

Caterer and Venue Kent Island Resort
Cake: Blue Crab Cupcakes

DJ: Perpetual Sound LLC
Craig Wood

Florist: Fleur de Lis

Photographer: Artistic Imagez Molly Humphrey


Hair + Make Up: No Filter Glam
Jill Billings

Transportation Zbest
Photo Booth: MD Mojo Photo

String Lights 27 Studios

Dance Floor: Extraordinary Entertainment INC.

Event Planner: Simply Created Events

Herrington on the Bay with your dog

One of the reasons I absolutely LOVE Herrington on the Bay in North Beach, Maryland is that they make is to easy for you to have your puppy there with you to celebrate! Firstly, they allow your best friend to join you. Let’s be real, not every venue is pet friendly. Second, they pretty much have pet care on speed dial to help make having your fur-ball be a part of your Herrington on the Bay wedding be a stress-free as possible.

Yes, puppy tuxedos are a thing, and I am here for them.

Herrington on the Bay knows that our pets are our family. And many of us would love the idea of having our dogs in our wedding if we could figure out the logistics. So, let me tell you how Herrington on the Bay typically get having your dog in your photos and even part of your wedding day, be as stress-free as possible. Herrington on the Bay will partner with one of the premier pet resorts in the area. Perfect Pet Resort is located in Lothian, Maryland, just about 10 minutes from Herrington on the Bay’s Maryland Tropical like Resort.

Herrington on the Bay will have Perfect Pet Resort bring your pup over after you have gotten ready and are ready for photos. You don’t need to organize this, they have it done for you. They will stay there while your pup is taking photos with you and the wedding party, and then, bring them back to their own resort where they are played with and loved on.

Kisses from your puppy bff

Now, you can also incorporate your puppy dog into your wedding beyond photos. Having your dog be part of your wedding party during the wedding is extra special. I know, not all dogs are cool with this, so know your pup of course. But it can make for beautiful photos and extra special moments. One last way to have some special moments with your pup is to have a dog first look. Have your Maid of Honor or someone your puppy loves, bring them over to see you and make a moment of it. No one’s eyes light up with such delight as a dog seeing you when they haven’t seen you all day, (or even in 5 minutes. They give us so much love, right?!).

doggy first look
wedding with dog
Dog in wedding ceremony

A few extra points to help you on the day. Be sure to have a neutral color leash or harness for puppy photos. This will look much better, and the leash won’t be so distracting. If your pup is your ring bearer, treat them as if they are a two year old, and don’t give your dog the actual rings. You might get more of a story than you bargained for. Bring plenty of treats, let this be special for your pup. We all know a way to a dog’s heart is through their belly. And lastly, have fun with it! Get a cute bandana or our wreath, or even outfit for your pup. Having your dog be a part of your wedding is a wonderful way to to personalize your wedding and include your whole family. Herrington on the Bay really does a great job of alleviating the stress of logistics. Below are a few extra photos, because why not?! Who doesn’t love adorable dog and wedding photos?!

I have photographed weddings at Herrington on the Bay many many times. If you would like to see more work at Herrington on the Bay, I have included a few previous blog posts. I am terrible at blogging, so there are only a couple, but safe to say I have been there well over 50 times. 🙂 If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding, I would love for you to drop me a line! You can contact me here



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