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Real SoMd Wedding: Solomons Nautical-Themed Wedding

Mike and Kristin paid homage to Solomons Island when they married at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church there on Sept. 12, 2015. Guests signed two wooden oars instead of a guestbook, and centerpieces included wooden lanterns full of ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: A Perfect Golf Course Wedding

For a Cara and Sander, a famous wedding crasher wasn’t the best part of their wedding day: It was saying “I do” after 18 years together. They added personal touches to their day from start to finish. Cara wore her ...

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Looking Ahead to 2016

Are you ready for 2016? We know, we know. There’s still a few weeks left in 2015, and you’re just coming through the end of the busy fall wedding season. But if you wait until New Year’s Day to plan ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Casual Waterside Wedding

With the Patuxent River as their backdrop. Stephanie and Christopher imagined a casual wedding where their guests could mingle, wander, and enjoy the spectacular view. Stephanie made most of the decorations and favors for their June 6, 2015, wedding, and guests ...

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Giving Thanks: How to Write and Send Thank You Cards

The honeymoon is over, the gifts are open, and you’re settling into married life. Before you can totally move beyond your wedding day, there’s one more important task for you and your new spouse: Thank you cards. Think about it: ...

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REAL SOMD WEDDING: Romance on the Chesapeake Bay

Megan and Nate gave back for their Aug. 9, 2015, wedding. They hosted their ceremony at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation headquarters in Annapolis, which allowed them to take advantage of the natural beauty of the bay. We love their color ...

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REAL SOMD WEDDING: Vintage Laughter and Love

Jenny and Shane kept the details of their Aug. 29, 2015, wedding simple. The bouquets looked like fresh-picked wildflowers, and the bridal party wore gray and yellow. The bride chose a simple gown, accenting it with a pearl sash. Instead, ...

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REAL ENGAGEMENT: Sunset at the Conservancy

Arriving at the Howard County Conservancy shortly before her subjects, photographer Meghan Rose knew the session was going to be special. The weather was perfect, the location was magical, and from reading about Ariel and Jason’s faith-filled engagement, she knew ...

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REAL WEDDING: All Smiles

We’re not sure which was brighter at Melissa and Chris’s June 27, 2015, wedding: The twinkle lights they used to decorate their reception or the smiles on the faces of the couple and their guests! Vendors Photography: Mantas Kubilinskas Photography ...

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Find a Wedding Dress for Your Body Type

When you’re shopping for a wedding dress, the staff in every shop will give you the same in advice: Try on lots of dresses. Lots and lots of dresses. Try on dresses in styles you think you like – and ...

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