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Cooking Up the Perfect Cake

After dinner, there’s always dessert, right? Of course there is, and a wedding dinner is no different. The thing is, wedding cakes have to serve a dual purpose — they’ve got to be beautiful, but they’ve also got to be ...

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Real MD Wedding: Fireworks for Every Anniversary

Bride Christina was born on Christmas, so when she and her fiancé Byron found out their chosen venue had an opening on the weekend of July 4th, they jumped at the chance to marry on a national holiday. Christina described ...

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5 Tips for Planning Your Honeymoon

It’s the trip of a lifetime – your first vacation as a married couple. Where will you go? Here are five tips for planning a dream honeymoon. Start Early Planning your honeymoon doesn’t have to be the first wedding task ...

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Real MD Wedding: Classic Nautical Wedding at the Yacht Club

Olivia and Lou wrote their own vows for their Oct. 11, 2015, wedding – but they kept them secret from each other. When they read their vows, the realized what a perfect match they are: “We wound up saying some ...

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Our Favorite Boutonnieres

A boutonniere is the finishing touch to the guys’ outfits, whether they’re wearing tuxes, suits, or dress shirts. Usually the boutonnieres coordinate with the bouquets carried by the brides and bridesmaids, but we love it when grooms throw their own ...

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Real MD Wedding: Ethereal Garden Wedding

Kelsey and Andy chose the venue for their May 2, 2015, wedding because it was the perfect blend of the two of them. Kelsey loved the Aspen Wye River Conference Center in Queenstown, MD, because the gardens, statues, and history ...

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The Costs of Being in the Bridal Party

There’s already a lot of politics that go into choosing your bridal party. Family relations, friendships, even your parents have an opinion about who should stand by you on the big day. Add another consideration as you make your choice: ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Celebrating Tradition on the Bay

Cynthia and William’s May 23, 2015, wedding was the culmination of a long relationship that began just before senior prom. Their spring bayside wedding honored their Chinese heritage and included many events and wardrobe changes. A very lucky color – ...

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Thinking Outside the Guest Book

We love it when couples take tradition and turn it on its head. For decades, the guest book has been a standard wedding accessory, capturing guests’ signatures but usually nothing else. These days, couples are asking guests for their signature ...

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Real MD Wedding: Colorful Park Elopement

Affectionately called “Kicky” by their photographer, Kate and Ricky headed to Wildwood Park in Mount Airy for an intimate elopement. They made most of the details themselves and shared the day with two of their closest friends. True to their ...

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