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Winter Wedding Signature Drink: Chilled Cocoa Martini

Delight guests at your winter wedding with a grown up version of a childhood favorite: Hot chocolate! We found this divine recipe at Mon Cheri Bridals. Chilled Cocoa Martini 1 packet hot cocoa mix 1 cup milk 3 oz whipped ...

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Where to Go Vintage in Southern Maryland

If the charms of an earlier time are tempting you, Southern Maryland is the perfect place to get married! The abundance of historic sites, homes, and mansions means you have lots of choices when it comes to picking the perfect ...

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Replacing the Rice with Something Just as Nice

You’ve seen the classic movie shots: The happy newlywed couple exits the church under a shower of rice. You’ve probably even attended weddings where rice was thrown, though we’re guessing it wasn’t a recent wedding. These days, tossing the grain ...

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Cooking Up the Perfect Cake

After dinner, there’s always dessert, right? Of course there is, and a wedding dinner is no different. The thing is, wedding cakes have to serve a dual purpose — they’ve got to be beautiful, but they’ve also got to be ...

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Thinking Outside the Guest Book

We love it when couples take tradition and turn it on its head. For decades, the guest book has been a standard wedding accessory, capturing guests’ signatures but usually nothing else. These days, couples are asking guests for their signature ...

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Pins We Love: Creative Takes on Tradition

We love Pinterest – and we know you, do, too. Can you imagine planning your wedding without it? When we pin, we’re always amazed at the creative ways couples are tweaking tradition at their wedding. We love these five clever ...

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Signature Drink: Color-Changing Martini

If you’re planning a Halloween wedding, you shouldn’t serve just any signature drink. We saw the Color-Changing Martini on Pinterest last week, and we instantly thought Halloween wedding! The fog rolling off this martini is spooky, and the way the ...

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Sip Summer Sangria at Your Wedding

Would it surprise you if we told you we like wine? And this time of year, we like a little fruit in our wine, especially since you can get so many kinds of fresh, local fruit at the farmer’s market. ...

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Beyond Dancing: Creative Ideas for Reception Activities

Wedding receptions can be a blur: mingle, eat, drink, dance, cut the cake, eat some more, dance some more, drink, go home. After a while, all the wedding receptions you’ve been to can run together. Want to make your reception ...

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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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