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Ceremony 101: Order of Events for Your Ceremony

Whether religious or civil, most wedding ceremonies follow the same format. Here’s a typical order of events for wedding ceremonies for you to follow – or modify! Procession: This is the part where the parents, bridal party, and bride walk ...

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Real SoMd Engagement: Returning to Where It All Began

Unseasonably cold weather for their engagement session didn’t deter Tina and Ryan from going to the location they had chosen: Downtown Annapolis. The couple began dating while Ryan was attending the U.S. Naval Academy, and their first date was in ...

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5 tips for planning a long weekend or holiday wedding

Long holiday weekends like Labor Day Weekend are like a gift for brides and grooms. There’s an extra day to play with, which makes these attractive to couples choosing a wedding date – especially when you expect most of your ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Romantic Rainy Spring Wedding Day

When the forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of rain on your wedding day, you’ve got two choices: Embrace it or run from it. Tierney and David embraced it – and got gorgeous photos because they did! The couple ...

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3 Groom and Groomsman Clothing Trends to Watch

We talk a lot about how wedding gown and bridesmaid dress trends change from year to year, especially when New York Bridal Fashion Week rolls around each spring. But the guys’ styles change, too. For example, have you noticed that ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Evening Wedding on the Water

Bride Dana describes her and husband Michael’s March 25, 2016, wedding as “my fairy tale dream wedding come true.” The Patapsco River and the Chesapeake Bay were their backdrop, so that their friends and family could look out over the ...

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No dancing at your wedding reception? No problem!

Most wedding receptions follow this script: Cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, cake, go home. But that doesn’t mean your wedding has to! If you’re not into dancing or you want to shake things up a bit, you don’t need to worry ...

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STYLED SHOOT: Celtic winter wedding style

It’s hot and summery here today, but we’re chilling with these gorgeous styled bride and groom shots by Robin Collins Photography. Working with stylist Maureen Flynn Luther, newlywed models Jenny and Adam braved freezing January temperatures in Maryland to create ...

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Preparing for Unpredictable Fall Weather at Your Southern Maryland Wedding

You don’t have to have lived in Southern Maryland for long to know that fall weather can be, well, anything! From hot and humid to rainy and chilly, the weather here can turn on a dime in the fall. If ...

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Real Engagement: Strolling through DC

We love it when couples take advantage of the amazing locations that Washington, DC, has to offer. Valarie and Paresh –- she’s from Nebraska, he’s from India, they met in Maryland — took a stroll through Georgetown and Great Falls ...

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