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8 Common Bridal Bouquet Shapes

What will you carry down the aisle? Try one of these common bouquet shapes on for size. Round Nosegay Cascade Presentation or Arm Bouquet Crescent Hand-Tied Freeform Pomander Curious about other bouquet shapes? Check out this pin from our Wedding ...

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Ceremony 101: Order of Events for Your Ceremony

Whether religious or civil, most wedding ceremonies follow the same format. Here’s a typical order of events for wedding ceremonies for you to follow – or modify! Procession: This is the part where the parents, bridal party, and bride walk ...

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5 tips for planning a long weekend or holiday wedding

Long holiday weekends like Labor Day Weekend are like a gift for brides and grooms. There’s an extra day to play with, which makes these attractive to couples choosing a wedding date – especially when you expect most of your ...

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No dancing at your wedding reception? No problem!

Most wedding receptions follow this script: Cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, cake, go home. But that doesn’t mean your wedding has to! If you’re not into dancing or you want to shake things up a bit, you don’t need to worry ...

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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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