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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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How to Give Charitable Donations Instead of Wedding Favors

The wedding favor is a wedding tradition. It’s a small token of appreciation for your guests, a treat or a tchotchke they can take home. Some guests love it, but we’re the first to admit that not all wedding favors ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: An Intimate, Handmade Beach Wedding

Chelsea and Mark wanted to keep the details of their Sept. 17, 2016, wedding simple. Inspired by rustic themes and soft colors, the couple planned a waterside wedding in Solomons accented by yellow and pastel pink and blue. Several DIY ...

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A ‘Vintage’ Flower Makes a Comeback

What classic flower is suddenly trendy at weddings this summer? The carnation! You may know it best as the colorful flower in arrangements or in your mom’s prom corsage. But carnations are back, and their colors are starting to pop ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Tropical Beach Wedding on the Chesapeake Bay

How do you bring the tropics to a beach in Anne Arundel County? With bold colors, tiki torches, and hibiscus flowers! That’s exactly how Jessica and Jason transported their guests to an exotic location for their July 23, 2016, wedding ...

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4 Summer Wedding Make Up Tips

Whether you’re the star of the show or a wedding guest, there’s one enemy all women at a summer wedding will face: The heat. High temperatures and humidity can melt even the most gorgeous makeup. Here are four tips for ...

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Dream Wedding Update: Today’s the Day!

Dear Erica and Corey, Happy wedding day! Can you believe it’s finally here? We’ve only known you a few months, but we are so excited that this day has finally come for you two. It’s the first day of the ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: From Finding Love Online to Building a Life

Erin and John met by chance online. She was in Baltimore, he was in Chicago, but something clicked across the miles. They emailed, Skyped, and eventually met in person, doing everything they could to maintain their long-distance relationship. They got ...

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Dream Wedding Update: Hair It Is!

We can hardly believe that we are TWO DAYS away from Erica and Corey’s Southern Maryland Dream Wedding! One of the last tasks on Erica’s pre-wedding to-do list was to have a hair style trial with Lynn Kilinski of Illusions ...

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