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WeddingWire’s Real Weddings of 2012

Posted by Kim on Dec 31, 2012

It’s been an exciting year here at WeddingWire – for more reasons than one! Several of our talented team members got married in 2012, and we shared some of their weddings right here on the blog! Check out a recap of the year in weddings at WeddingWire:

molly and george january 28, real weddings ideas and trends Molly and George, married January 28 in Massachusetts
Photo: The Feds Studio

helena and cj june 9, real weddings ideas and trends Helena and CJ, married June 9 in Maryland
Photo: CINEMATICbyDavidM

melanie and travis august 11, real weddings ideas and trends Melanie and Travis, married August 11 in Maryland
Photo: Jordan Marsh

blair and jon september 15, real weddings ideas and trends Blair and Jon, married September 15 in Massachusetts
Photo: Person & Killian

lee and lynn 1st anniversary september 24, real weddings ideas and trends And a happy 1st anniversary to our COO Lee Wang, who married Lynn last September in Washington, DC.
Photo: Steve Canning Photography

And we can’t forget the other staffers who got married in 2012 – congratulations are in order for Eileen, Persephone, Victoria, Jeanette, Stephanie, and Kate. We’ve also had a bunch of engagements, so watch this space for more WeddingWire weddings in 2013 and beyond!

Favorite Real Wedding Details of 2012, Part 1

Posted by Kim on Dec 27, 2012

This year, we published over 200 real weddings on this blog – from glamorous affairs to laid-back celebrations, we’ve truly seen it all. But some weddings and details really stood out, and we wanted to share them with you.

Modern and Cheeky Wedding Stationery

The wedding of two graphic designers in Palm Springs, California featured some of the coolest details we’ve ever seen. In particular, we loved the paper goods – from the aisle markers to the menus, the contemporary design and informal language really sets the tone for a totally relaxed affair and showcases the couple’s sense of humor. See more of Tiffany and Mark’s completely creative wedding here.

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Intimate, Garden Wedding in Maryland

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 23, 2012

Melanie & Travis 

August 11

Stevenson, Maryland 

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. Which four details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Our vows: We wrote our own vows because we wanted them to reflect our relationship. I’ll never forget the moment when everyone laughed when I said, “I promise to listen when you speak.” to Travis. I guess everyone knows how stubborn I can be at times, especially when I believe I’m right!

2. Photographer: Our brother-in-law, Jordan Marsh, photographed our wedding. He took amazing pictures, but the best part was we were so comfortable with him. We had a blast sneaking off with Jordan and my sister to take photos. It felt like we were having a mini family reunion in the middle of our wedding day.

3. Hearts: Travis’ 93-year-old grandmother made personalized hearts for each of our wedding guests. She spent months working on this project, and it was great to see how happy she was when she saw her hearts on the reception tables.

4. Speeches: We were so happy to see our childhood best friends give speeches recounting inside jokes and great memories. We also loved my younger brother’s last minute speech despite the fact he made me cry.

2. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Have a small, intimate wedding and invite the people you want to invite. We had 75 guests at our wedding, and we felt like it was the perfect size. We had enough time to talk to everyone at the wedding without feeling rushed.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

I cannot stop thinking about our ceremony, and the moment I saw Travis for the first time as I was walking down the aisle. He had tears in his eyes, and he looked so calm and proud. We
couldn’t stop holding each other’s hands during the ceremony, and I knew without a doubt that I was making the best decision of my life.

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Pretty in Pink Summer Wedding in Baltimore

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 24, 2012

Lisa & Craig

June 23

Baltimore, Maryland

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The Baltimore Country Club was an easy choice for us.  My parents have been members for years, and I can remember walking in for the first time as a kid thinking that I wanted to get married there one day. I just love everything about it.  Craig had been there with my parents and I many times before we got engaged and luckily he fell in love with it too. When we started the wedding planning process, one of the most important things to us was to be able to have everything at one location.  We felt it would be so much easier this way and allow us to spend more time with our guests. The fact that we could have the ceremony outside in the gardens, cocktail hour on the patio and bring guests right inside for dinner and dancing made it a no brainer.  

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

I like very modern and contemporary designs, so Craig and I chose vendors that could help create something a little outside of the box:

1.  I worked with Kat at Gilah Press, who customized all of our printed materials.  She helped create custom invitations, programs, menus, etc. She also created a personalized logo that we used on all of the materials as well as around the Baltimore Country Club.  I liked having a design that could be incorporated into all of the details.

2. The flowers were also extraordinary and even more stunning than I could have ever dreamed of. 

3. We brought in some fun couches, cocktail tables and stools and a cool modern bar to liven up the space and create more of a party atmosphere. We just wanted everyone to kick back and have fun, which we think they did! 

3. Give us one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

We really can’t pick just one moment of the day that we can’t stop thinking about. Truly, every second of the day was perfect to us. We wish we could do it all over again!

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Organic, Wildflower Wedding in Maryland

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 19, 2012

Gillian & Matt

June 23

Wye Island, Maryland

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Lights, lights, lights! All I wanted was lights strung across the backyard for a summer evening, party feel.

2. The burlaps, white linens and wildflowers made the tables come together better than I could have ever imagined.

3. The hanging mason jars on the back wall of the pavilion. The plan was to nail the mason jars to the wall, but when we arrived on-site the night before, we were told that nails were not allowed. So, I came up with the solution to string them at odd lengths. Definitely not what I planned, but it turned out great!

2. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

I still can’t stop thinking about the whole thing! My wedding was beautiful. From the burlaps, wildflowers, the food and wedding dress, to it being the best party I’ve ever had with my friends and family, my wedding was more than I could have hoped for. I was blown away by how my vision materialized. 

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