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Real SoMd Wedding: A Romantic Evening in Paradise

Bride Koryn wrote our headline for us: She described her and Joel’s wedding in Puerto Rico as a “romantic evening in paradise,” from the picturesque beach backdrop to the simple elegant details. Working with a color scheme of coral, white, ...

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All in the Family

If you and/or your fiancé has children from a previous relationship, you’re doing more than getting married on your wedding day: You’re blending your families together. Symbolize the blending of your two families with a special ritual during your ceremony. ...

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Celebrating 6 Years: A Dream Outdoor Photo Shoot

They’ve been married for six years, but Barbara and Nick were never completely satisfied with their original wedding photos. They didn’t get any outside pictures on the big day, and that has always bothered Barbara. So, they decided to do ...

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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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