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Real Engagement: A Love for Horses – and Each Other

High school sweethearts Melanie and Justin put the things they love into their summertime engagement session: Horses and the outdoors. Their photo shoot hits on a real trend in engagement sessions: Couples incorporating their hobbies, passions, and interests into their ...

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Smile! Photo Booth Fun at Your Wedding

From hired vendors to DIY set-ups, photo booths have become a major trend at weddings in the last couple of years. And there’s good reason why: They’re fun, guests can make a keepsake for themselves, and they get your guests ...

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5 Tips for Wearing Mom’s Wedding Dress

Lots of girls dream of wearing their mother’s wedding dress on their wedding day. Doing so is a special way to honor your parents’ marriage and to give a nod to your mom and your past. If you’re planning to ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: DIY Halloween Celebration on the Farm

Michelle and Jared knew exactly what they wanted for their Halloween-inspired wedding celebration, and they set to making it themselves. They married Oct. 19, 2012, at a farm in Harwood, Anne Arundel County. “We love fall, Halloween, loud music, antiques, ...

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Pinterest and Your Wedding Photos

There’s no doubt about it – Pinterest might be one of the coolest things to happen to wedding planning since, well, maybe the invention of the wedding planner. There’s no other place where you can find inspiration and ideas – ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Maritime style on the water in Annapolis

Lindsay and Kevin love their life in Annapolis, a city of rich history and Maritime style. They wanted to highlight both of those things when they married on Aug. 3, 2013. Family wedding photos and antique accents combined with driftwood, ...

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The Five P’s to Fitting into Your Dress!

By Rob Turner, Rob Turner Fitness It goes without saying that every bride wants to look and feel her best for the wedding day. As a bride, you desire to hear the words breath-taking, stunning, amazing, and several others that ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: A Handmade Community Celebration

A few key ideas guided Diana and Jordan as they planned their Oct. 2, 2011, wedding: Community, simple, and the outdoors. They chose the barn at Jefferson Patterson Park in Calvert County for their wedding, and invited their friends and ...

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Everything Old is New Again

By Kristie Wood, Today’s Bride and Formal Wear What do I mean by that?  Well, there is nothing new in the revelation that fashion trends and styles make a resurgence decades later, with some updates of course.  Bridal fashions are ...

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Welcome Basket Essentials

If your guests are traveling to your wedding, it’s nice to leave a surprise waiting for them in their hotel rooms. Whether you drop them off personally or ask hotel staff to leave them in rooms for you, a welcome ...

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