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Introducing Greenery, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

Every year, we look forward to the unveiling of Pantone’s Color of the Year. Last year’s duo of Serenity and Rose Quartz was a relaxing, calming duo that worked well at weddings. This year, the color experts at Pantone have ...

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Real Engagement: A Romantic Stroll Through a DC Garden

While on a surprise getaway in Paris – does it get more romantic than that?!? – Gerald proposed to Krishaun at the Musee de Rodin. Through life’s and ups and downs, he told her, she had remained the one true ...

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5 Wedding Dress Trends to Watch in 2017

Wedding dress designers work on a different timeline than the rest of us. While you’re thinking about your 2017 wedding now, designers are already looking ahead to 2018. It takes about six months for wedding gown designs to go from ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: Backyard Rainbow Wedding

When bride Katy saw a wedding dress with color underneath, she knew exactly what she wanted to wear the day she and Corey married. But she had a new problem: Which color to choose? Rather than pick, Katy convinced Corey ...

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A Typical Wedding Day Timeline

You don’t have to put together a wedding timeline, but it will make life easier for everyone if you do. A timeline tells the major players in your big day where they need to be and when – and it ...

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Real MD Wedding: Sparkle and Blue for an Elegant Winter Wedding

Ashley and Mike totally embraced the season for their Jan. 17, 2016, winter wedding. They chose a silver and blue color scheme, and wedding guests wrote well wishes on snowflake ornaments that were then hung on a Christmas tree. Snowflakes ...

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Winter Wedding Planning Tips

Winter wedding in SoMd

Winter is a magical time for weddings – white snow, twinkling lights, and crackling fireplaces can make for a romantic and elegant setting. But winter is also a tricky time to marry. Snow can hamper plans, and wind chills can ...

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Real MD Engagement: Rustic Outdoor Engagement

Melissa and Diogo love the outdoors; hiking is one of their favorite things to do together. So it was natural that these two – who got engaged on a beach in Portugal! – would want to spend time outside for ...

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A Wedding Day Survival Kit – For the Groom!

The bride isn’t the only one who needs to be prepared for everything on her wedding day – the groom does, too! What should he pack in his survival kit? Well, a lot of it is similar the suggestions for ...

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Real SoMd Wedding: An Intimate Rustic Celebration of Family and Love

Becky and Joel knew right away that they wanted to marry in the church Becky grew up attending. Since the sanctuary is small, the couple limited the guest list for their Oct. 20, 2016, wedding to just 50 of their ...

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