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REAL ENGAGEMENT: Joy-Filled Timeless Love in Old Town Alexandria

Nikey and Waverly found love when they were least expecting it – at 70. Their connection was immediate and deep, and you can see from their exuberant engagement photos in Old Town Alexandria how unaffected they are by the world ...

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Real Wedding: A Rustic Baseball-Themed Wedding that Knocks It Out of the Park

Baseball is central to Kasie and Jarret’s lives, so paying homage to their favorite sport was a natural choice for their June 17, 2017, wedding. Jarret, who played baseball in college, sacrificed his baseballs for centerpieces and decorations, and the ...

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What’s a Groom’s Cake – and Do We Have to Have One?

Have you ever attended a wedding where two cakes were served? Chances are good that the second cake was a groom’s cake, made in honor of the groom. It is a tradition that dates back to Victorian times in Britain ...

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Real MD Engagement: Elegant Mansion Engagement

There’s one word for Cybill and Marc’s engagement photo shoot at Strong Mansion: Enchanting. From Cybill’s elegant pink gown to musician Marc’s chance to tickle the ivories of the mansion’s piano, the couple paid attention to detail and captured magical ...

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14 Food and Drink Bars That Will Delight Your Guests

Candy buffets have long been a reception addition at weddings, but today’s couples are thinking outside the candy shop – and outside the box. Treat, drink, and food bars are becoming a fun wedding addition that allows couples to share ...

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Real MD Wedding: A Maryland Maritime Theme for a Fall Wedding

Past and present came together at Amelia and Justin’s Oct. 1, 2016, wedding. They love Maryland and Annapolis in particular, so they planned a Maryland nautical theme for their country club wedding. The bridesmaids were dressed in navy blue, and ...

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10 Things You Should Know Before You Choose a Wedding Venue

After dress shopping, one of the most fun parts of planning a wedding is visiting possible locations. It’s exciting to visit a space and dream about how you could stage your wedding there. But don’t book venue visits for the ...

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REAL MD WEDDING: Picture-Perfect Picnic Wedding

Between heartfelt speeches and an emotional ceremony, there was hardly a dry eye in the park when Kristi and Lee married in a picnic-style wedding on June 24, 2017. They worried about rain, but morning showers gave way to picture-perfect ...

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3 Tips for Making Your Wedding Theme Work for You

You don’t have to choose a theme for your wedding, but if you’re not sure where to start your planning, choosing a theme can help you move forward. Here’s how to make your theme work for you. A theme can ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Casual Backyard Wedding

Sarah and Dale aren’t fussy people, so it was natural for them to keep their July 8, 2017, wedding simple and relaxed. They married at Sarah’s parents’ home in Hollywood and made it clear to their guests that there was ...

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