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Planning a Fall Wedding

From rich, golden colors to hearty food, you’ll find September, October, and November to be a lovely time for a wedding. Here are a few ideas for incorporating autumn into your plans. Color Scheme Your color palette may be one ...

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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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Theme Inspiration: Nautical

Few themes are more natural to Southern Maryland weddings than nautical – you don’t have to go far to find the water, and when you do, it’s often filled with sailboats and other kinds of boats. From invitations that set ...

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Theme Inspiration: Steampunk

Take an affinity for the Victorian era, add a science fiction bent, and a flair for vintage, and you’ve got steampunk. Steampunk inspired-weddings are characterized by an industrial look focused on the steam-powered machines of the past – think gears, ...

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Eco-Friendly Inspiration: Recycled Romance

Many couples are not only committed to each other – they’re also committed to taking care of the Earth. They consciously make planet-friendly decisions as they plan their wedding day. This eco-friendly styled wedding shoot organized by Pamela Alston of ...

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Real SoMd Wedding Inspiration Board: Shabby Chic

You know shabby chic when you see it: Lots of lace, floral patterns, and a distressed, antique look. Sometimes shabby chic is described as “cottage,” and it’s true that there is something quaint about the look. It’s marked by items ...

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Real Wedding: Laid-Back Romance in the Great Outdoors

If you’re planning a wedding at one of Southern Maryland’s many historic sites, you’ll want to take note. Margaret and Chris chose the historic, natural Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, for their Aug. 17, 2013, planning a laid-back ...

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Vintage Wedding Inspiration Photo Shoot with Rustic Charm

It’s amazing the impact simple details can have. This styled wedding photography session was inspired by gorgeous vintage-themed floral wedding invitations. Stylists set up a simple table in the barn at Riverside on the Potomac in Leesburg, Va., and dressed ...

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