Skip to main content

What's Up Weddings

Real Wedding: Megan Griffith & Brian Werrell

Nov 09, 2016 02:31PM, Published by Arden Haley, Categories: Local Weddings

September 19, 2015 // Osprey Point Marina & Inn // Flora + Fauna Photography

The Proposal

College sweethearts from the University of Delaware, Megan and Brian’s romance turned to wedding planning after a romantic proposal in Central Park, New York City. After the proposal, Brian arranged for their families to meet them for dinner and the celebrate the long awaited proposal. Their trip was complete with a stay at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.

The Planning Process

Megan recalls that planning the wedding “was not too stressful to us because we took our time. We really wanted to add personal touches anywhere we could so it was fun thinking of new creative ideas along the way.”

The Venue

“Selecting a venue was probably most exciting,” Megan remembers when thinking about planning their wedding. “It sets the tone of your wedding and gets the ball rolling. We waited three months after our engagement to start that process. It allowed us to enjoy the engagement and not rush into the planning.” Osprey Point Inn was perfect for the couple. They knew they wanted an outdoor wedding and traditional Chesapeake Bay feel to their ceremony and reception without having to pick multiple locations. “We wanted a private place we could call home for the wedding weekend.”

The Walk Down the Aisle

Brian being very traditional, refused to do a first look. They agreed that they wanted the first time they saw each other to be when Megan walked down the aisle. “We were both in tears and really enjoyed that moment.” They do want couples to understand that not having a first look means you sacrifice cocktail hour with your guests and photos are rushed. “Not having a first look worked out for us because everything was on site and we had great photographers and coordinators, but each couple has to choose for themselves!”

The Fisherman’s Knot

Being on the water where the breeze can pick up, the couple opted out of using a candle or sand during their ceremony. Instead, they had their mothers tie a fisherman’s knot with rope. It is a symbol of growing stronger under pressure.


The Dessert

Neither Megan nor Brian particularly like cake and they knew much of it would go to waste. Instead of a wedding cake, they served two flavors of gelato from Café Gelato in Newark, Delaware. Megan’s mother gave them engraved ice cream scoops for a twist on the traditional cake knife.

The Decor

The couple wanted a polished nautical theme for the wedding so they incorporated maps and map coordinates throughout their paper goods. They also used wood and brass elements alongside a navy, white, and gold color scheme.

The Bridal Party

Eight bridesmaids and eight groomsmen, the couple chose a nontraditional way of introducing them to their guests. They were introduced in groups versus pairs based on how they knew the couple. So family was introduced together, followed by grade school and then college.

The Best Decisions

“Committing to an outdoor wedding is high risk,” Megan admits. “But if the weather is decent, it’s an amazing setting for you and your guests!

We were so happy we went with a beautiful sailcloth tent for our outdoor wedding. It really tied everything together. And, of course, we have no regrets about the 10-piece band!”

Day of Coordinator:
Jenna from Pop the Cork Weddings

The Floral Studio

Doctor’s Orders

Osprey Point Inn

Café Gelato in Newark, DE

Bridal gown store:
Betsy Robinson’s Bridal

Gown designer:
Martina Liana

Bridal belt:
Melinda Rose

Bride’s makeup:
Izzy B Makeup

Bride’s hair:
PSC Artistry

Engagement ring store:

Wedding bands store:

Bride’s earrings:

Bride’s shoes:
Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaid dresses store:
Bella Bridesmaid

Bridesmaid dress designer:
Adrianna Pappell

Men’s attire:

Men’s attire designer:

Pomp Creative and Ruby the Fox

Tweed Weddings

Wedding hashtag:

Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma

Eastern Shore Tents & Events

Blue Crab Crawler

Real Weddings Real Wedding Fall/Winter 2016

  • The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County Exhibition Committee will judge the second exhibition in ...

  • See the world through the lenses of members of the Digital Photo Club of Annapolis in a newly ope...

  • Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics

    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it has played a crucial role in politics and soci...

  • Synergies

    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Two or more things working together in order to create something that is bigger or greater than t...

  • Transcendent Musings

    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    “Transcendent Musings” features artists Christian McCarroll and Colin Lacey of the Open Eye Galle...

  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...

  • Weekly Fine Art Classes


    Chesapeake Fine Art Studio offers top-quality art classes in a variety of media every week. Study...

  • Strata: New Work by Gail Watkins

    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Artist Statement: "In the cycle of history, the new is created from the old. It is the natura...

  • Amare Selfu Worku: Coexist

    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Artist Statement: The idea of moving from one place to another, relocating and the process of ...

  • Smithsonian Gardens presents Orchids: A Moment

    10:00AM — 05:30PM

    Orchids: A Moment, the 22nd annual orchid exhibition presented by Smithsonian Gardens and the Uni...

  • In the Tower: Theaster Gates

    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over the past decade, American artist Theaster Gates (b. 1973) has explored the built environment...

  • June Schwarcz: Invention and Variation

    10:00AM — 05:30PM

    June Schwarcz (1918–2015) is considered one of the most innovative enamelists working in the late...

  • New Work


    New Work by gallery artists is on display in March at Troika Gallery, showcasing “The Finest of F...

  • Petite Squares

    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    This year's theme is Pets. The month-long exhibit will be at West Annapolis Artwork and Fine Fram...

  • American Society of Marine Artists

    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    Contemporary American Marine Art highlights the works of marine artists recognized as the best in...

  • Gene Davis: Hot Beat

    10:00AM — 05:30PM

    Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gen...

  • Border Crossing

    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Border Crossing presents recent work by Albuquerque-based artist Jami Porter Lara (b. 1969), who ...

  • HERE. a pop-up shop ~ Made in Maryland

    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    HERE. a pop-up shop will celebrate their 5th year in business and their 20th pop-up shop in the A...

  • Four Centuries Walking Tour

    10:30AM — 12:45PM

    A period dressed guide in colonial attire will lead you through Annapolis’ historic district and ...

  • Harbor Queen Cruises

    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    Watermark immerses people in the history, culture and fun of the Chesapeake Bay region and Harbor...

  • Chair Yoga


    Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a cha...

  • Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait

    11:30AM — 07:00PM

    Video-art pioneer Bill Viola believes that cameras are the keepers of souls. From the moment he f...

  • Open Portrait Studio

    01:00PM — 03:30PM

    Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - noon The group meets weekly with a live model. Model fee collected weekly....

  • Four Centuries Walking Tour

    01:30PM — 03:45PM

    A period dressed guide in colonial attire will lead you through Annapolis’ historic district and ...

  • Seventh Annual Empty Bowls


    The event will benefit the Kent County Food Pantry. Tickets includes your choice of a handmade...

  • Men's Support Group


    Men’s Support Group-Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the Month from 5:30-7:00pm Offers men who ar...

  • 2017 Spirit of Community Awards Dinner

    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    On Monday, March 27th, the West County Chamber will be recognizing the accomplishments of outsta...

  • Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meeting

    06:30PM — 09:00PM

    The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis will meet on Monday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Maryland...