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Etiquette 101: Tips for Guests

We’ve spent the last several weeks looking at etiquette guidelines for the bride and groom — but guests aren’t totally off the hook. There are things guests can do to make the wedding go smoothly for the happy couple. Here ...

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Real Engagement: From High Tech to Historic

John and Kim met in a very modern way: Over email. John’s mom had Kim’s address, and urged him to write. He only knew her name – nothing else. After exchanging emails and telephone calls, the two met in North ...

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The Kate Effect

Local bridal shop sees trend toward more elaborate, formal wedding gowns She’s been married more than three years and is about to welcome her second baby, but Kate Middleton’s impact is still being felt on weddings here in Southern Maryland. ...

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Daily Inspiration: Shades of Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness

Photographer Kishana Highgate wanted to do more than shoot a gorgeous inspirational wedding when she planned this styled photo session in Washington, DC. She wanted to inspire young brides who are facing a breast cancer diagnosis – letting them know ...

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Etiquette 101: Sticky Situations

Whether it’s divorced parents who are still at war or an aunt who insists your cousin should be one of the bridesmaids, there are many tricky situations that can arise while you’re planning your wedding. Here’s some advice from Emily ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Eco-Friendly and Rustic at Sotterley Plantation

Heidi and Trey put their hearts and souls into their Aug. 4, 2012, wedding day. They chose historic Sotterley Plantation in St. Mary’s County for the ceremony and reception, and got to work. The bride created the invitations and paper ...

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Trend Watch: Mason Jars

Spend 10 minutes browsing weddings on Pinterest, and you’ll quickly see that Mason jars are all the rage. From decorating to drinking, couples the classic canning jar everywhere at their rustic and country weddings. We love them for vases and ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Orange and Blue Accents — and the Cutest Flower Girl!

Megan and Dino invited a very special guest when they married on July 5, 2014 at Billingsley House: Their pet Pomeranian. The pooch served as the couple’s flower girl and inspired several other aspects of their celebration: Her picture adorned ...

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Etiquette 101: Destination Weddings

You’ve found the perfect location for your wedding – and it’s nowhere near your home. It’s time to plan a destination wedding! All the usual wedding etiquette guidelines apply, but whether you’re marrying on the beach, in Las Vegas, or ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Classic Elegance on the Water

Ashley and Clifton jumped headfirst into wedding planning soon after getting engaged in the Outer Banks in September 2013. Clifton wanted to marry by the water, so they choose Swan Point Yacht & Country Club in Charles County and settled ...

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