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STYLED SHOOT: Celtic winter wedding style

It’s hot and summery here today, but we’re chilling with these gorgeous styled bride and groom shots by Robin Collins Photography. Working with stylist Maureen Flynn Luther, newlywed models Jenny and Adam braved freezing January temperatures in Maryland to create ...

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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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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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Going to the Chapel – and Buying a Southern Maryland Home at the Same Time?

If you’ve been watching the housing market in Southern Maryland lately, you know that housing is moving fast. Interest rates are still low (but slowly creeping up), and buyers are scrambling to purchase homes before someone else gets there first. ...

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3 Etiquette Tips for Destination Weddings

We love destination weddings – they’re at exotic, exciting locations, sometimes tropical, sometimes not. No matter where you’re planning your destination wedding, remember these special etiquette rules. Invitations Invitations should be sent out two to three months in advance, but ...

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6 Reasons to Consider a Short Wedding Dress

The long, white or ivory wedding gown is still the choice of most brides, but a peek onto the runways of Bridal Fashion Week will show you that nontraditional wedding gowns are gaining in popularity. One of the hottest trends? ...

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How to Prepare for Hot Wedding Day Weather

If you’ve lived in Southern Maryland for any length of time, you know that summers can be hot and humid. (Heck, sometimes this extends into spring and fall!) You can take simple measures to make sure you and your guests ...

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3 Wedding Flower Trends Blooming in 2017

It’s spring, and that means flowers are blooming everywhere you look. What’s popular in wedding flowers this year? Check out these three trends for 2017. Location, location, location More and more couples are putting seasonal, locally sourced food on the ...

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What type of wedding planner do you need?

Like the brides who hire them, all wedding consultants are different. From full-service planning and design to a la carte service, wedding planners can serve a variety of roles for their clients. Which type of wedding planner is right for ...

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What’s a groom’s cake – and do we have to have one?

Have you ever attended a wedding where two cakes were served? Chances are good that the second cake was a groom’s cake, made in honor of the groom. It is a tradition that dates back to Victorian times in Britain ...

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