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Wonderful Watermelon Wedding Signature Drinks

It’s Memorial Day, and that gets us thinking about summer – which gets us thinking about watermelon. And what better way to celebrate the season at your summer wedding than a signature drink using the sweet pink and green fruit? ...

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Keep the Kids Happy

Few things add unpredictability and fun to your wedding day like inviting kids. From funny outbursts during the quiet moments of the ceremony to flower girls who are too shy to walk down the aisle, kid antics will make you ...

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Real SoMd Wedding Inspiration: Orange

Sunrises and sunsets are orange. So are some tropical flowers and pumpkins. Orange is bright and bold, and we know it might not be the first color you consider as you plan your wedding color scheme. But take a look ...

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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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Heat, Sun and Bugs: Tips for Planning an Outdoor Wedding

By Cori S. Meloney Southern Maryland brides are lucky: The climate here means that the weather is warm enough for outdoor weddings in spring, summer, and fall. And we don’t blame them! With so many gorgeous historic and natural locations ...

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Stunning Dessert Table Inspiration

Southern Maryland couples think outside the box when it comes to how they present their cake, cupcakes, and other sweet treats. Here are four creative ideas we’ve seen in recent real Southern Maryland weddings posted to our website. Focus on ...

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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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Light and Simple: Suggestions for Your Cocktail Hour Menu

By Britney Gross It’s customary for the bride and groom to pose for pictures during cocktail hour, which immediately follows the ceremony. This time is reserved for guests to mingle and enjoy a libation or two while munching on a ...

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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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Paying for Your Dream Wedding without Breaking the Bank

There’s no doubt about it: Weddings are expensive. In fact, CostofWedding.com estimates that American couples spend an average $25,000 on their wedding day. In Southern Maryland, couples spend $10,000 to $20,000 on their weddings. That’s a huge chunk of change, ...

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