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Vintage Wedding Inspiration Photo Shoot with Rustic Charm

It’s amazing the impact simple details can have. This styled wedding photography session was inspired by gorgeous vintage-themed floral wedding invitations. Stylists set up a simple table in the barn at Riverside on the Potomac in Leesburg, Va., and dressed ...

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Choosing Your Bridal Party

You’ll make lots of big decisions as you plan your wedding, including choosing your bridal party. Few wedding decisions are as rife with emotion (and sometimes a little family politics) as this one. Here are some tips for staying sane ...

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Creative Engagement Photo Shoot Ideas

One of our favorite current trends is the creative engagement photo shoot. No longer happy with posing under a tree or by a garden, couples are throwing their personalities into their shoots and staging something that’s almost a performance. If ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Rustic, romantic, and handmade

Kendra and Aaron put their hearts and their hands into their June 1, 2013, wedding at Severn Christian Church in Severn, Md. They decorated with mint green, burlap, and twine, and shared meaningful songs with their guests on handmade CD ...

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Real Engagement: Vintage Romance

Irielys and Michael’s engagement photos are frozen in time. Their vintage-styled session is a blast from the past, from Irielys’ pin-up hair to the elegant backdrops they set up amongst the trees in their home state of Florida. The only ...

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Should I serve a groom’s cake?

Groom’s cakes began in Victorian times, a dark fruitcake served alongside the “bride’s cake” – the precursor to today’s wedding cakes. Here in the United States, groom’s cakes are becoming increasingly popular, especially in the South where the tradition has ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Classic with a Pop of Yellow

Brittany and Louis planned a classic and romantic celebration  when they married in Port Tobacco on April 26, 2013. St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Port Tobacco was decorated with white bows and yellow flower arrangements, and the bridesmaids were dressed ...

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Wedding Registry Etiquette

If you’re registering for wedding gifts – and you should – you’re probably wondering how to get the word out and what you should register for. Whenever we have wedding etiquette questions, we go to the experts for answers: The ...

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Real Engagement: Love … and Zombies

All was going well at Jay and Savannah’s engagement photo shoot – until the zombies showed up! Lovers of B-List horror films, the couple was chased through Libby Hill Park in Richmond, Va., by the ghoulish undead until … well, ...

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Staying Organized While You Plan

No matter where you are in your wedding planning, you’ve probably figured out that a lot of information is going to exchange hands. Whether you do things digitally through email or on paper – or a bit of both – ...

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