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Styled Shoot: Woodland Vintage Inspiration

Vintage-themed weddings are hot, and the beauty of this theme is that you can take it in so many directions. We love this styled shoot near the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland for its woodsy take on vintage. The simple elements, ...

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Real SoMd Engagement: Signs of Spring at Historic St. Mary’s City

A gorgeous spring day provided the perfect backdrop for Christine and Tyler’s playful engagement photo session at Historic St. Mary’s City. Christine’s wardrobe provided the pops of color against the museum’s landscape, which was just coming into spring. The couple ...

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Etiquette 101: Choosing Attendants

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about money – the wedding conversation we all love to hate. Let’s discuss something more fun this week: Your bridal party! As a general rule, the size of your bridal party is determined ...

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Real SoMd Wedding Inspiration: Something Blue

You know the old rhyme: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” Many brides tuck their something blue in their gown or wear something subtle that’s blue. But what about making blue ...

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You’re Invited to a Free Dinner Party!

Ever wanted to know how to plan a menu? How to pair wine with food? What it takes to throw the perfect dinner party? Do you want to know all this — and learn more about home ownership? Your chance ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: DIY Details in Jewel Tones

Artistic couple Jaryd and Patti put their hearts and souls into their May 24, 2013, wedding day at the historic Newtown White Mansion in Prince George’s County. Working with a peacock-inspired palette of jewel tones, Patti designed all the paper ...

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Etiquette 101: Who Pays for What?

No doubt you’ve already found out that weddings are steeped in tradition: Those of your family, your culture, your religion, maybe even the region of the country where you live. Etiquette rules — some more flexible than others — are ...

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10 Unique Ways to Market Your Business

By Cori Shaw Meloney, Writer, SoMdWeddings.com You know all the typical ways to market your small business: Brochures, websites, advertising, networking, social media. We hope you’re already doing all of those. (You are, aren’t you?) But if you’re looking to ...

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Beyond Dancing: Creative Ideas for Reception Activities

Wedding receptions can be a blur: mingle, eat, drink, dance, cut the cake, eat some more, dance some more, drink, go home. After a while, all the wedding receptions you’ve been to can run together. Want to make your reception ...

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Real Engagement: Celebrating a Family’s Love

Priscila and Brooks have a lot to celebrate: They’re getting married in July 2015, and they’re expecting a baby girl to join big sister Beatriz, Priscila’s daughter. The family got together for a group engagement session at Baker Park in ...

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