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Classic Silver Winter Hotel Wedding in Maryland

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 27, 2013

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Veronica and Doyin were married in downtown Annapolis, Md. with harbor views of the Chesapeake Bay on March 2. The bride wore a Cinderella ball gown, accessorized with a jeweled embellishments, a black faux fur stole, and a vibrant bouquet of ruby red ranunculuses and garden roses, while bridesmaids wore long luminescent silver taffeta dresses, accessorized with bouquets of white ranunculuses and blush garden roses. You won’t believe Doyin’s facial expression as Veronica walks down the aisle of the church! Priceless. The reception was decorated with hundreds of floating candles to create a romantic ambience with blue uplighting, and family and friends were surprised at the end of the night when the newlyweds changed into traditional Nigerian attire.

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Photography:  Natalie Franke Photography | Second Shooter: Krista A. Jones Photography | Videography: Jeremy Mitchell Cinema | Venue: Loews Annapolis Hotel | Event Planner: Charlotte Jarrett Events | Lighting: Event Dynamics | Floral Designer: Intrigue — Flowers & Lighting | DJ: Delray Gooch | Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters | Bridesmaid Dress Store: Annapolis Formal & Tuxedo | Makeup Artist: Lauren Gehrig 

Top 6 Couple Photos To Take On Your Wedding Day

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 21, 2013

Photographers will most likely concentrate on documenting the traditional milestones of your wedding day (i.e. getting-ready, walking down the aisle, first dance, and cake cutting), but be sure to add some fun with these creative shots you won’t want to miss:

1. First Look

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Photo: Marlon Taylor Photography

Summer Color Scheme: Teal + Green

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 09, 2013

Our final favorite summer color scheme of the week AND series — teal and green! This inspiration board is fit for a retro bride who wants a peacock-themed wedding. Wear a feathered headpiece, similar to Sarah Jessica Parker’s in the movie Sex and the City, statement necklace and pair of dangling earrings to show off your unique sense of style. Dress your bridesmaids in sweetheart ruched dresses and groomsmen in solid colored ties, but let your groom stand out in a checker patterned tie. Follow your ring bearer carrying a moss pillow down the aisle with a bouquet of greenery and scabiosa pods. And be sure to make your exit as dramatic as your entrance with a old-fashioned Volkswagen beetle.

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Photos (clockwise from top left): Sweet Sensations, Ryan Ray Photography, Wedding Paper Divas, Natalie Franke Photography, Carmen Ash Photography, QWeddings, Jasmine Star Photography, Meg Perotti Photography, and One Love Photo 

What was your color scheme? Let us know in the comments below!

4 Oscar-Inspired Reception Ideas

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 28, 2013

Your wedding is a chance to be a star for the day, so why not draw inspiration from the Oscars? After you’ve walked down the red carpet aisle and struck a pose for the paparazzi, show off some glitz and glamour at your reception with a few of these academy awarded ideas:

1. Movie Screening Lounge

Play your favorite movie for those who need a break from dinner and dancing.

 Photo: Lindye Galloway Events 

5 Creative Engagement Session Locations

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 10, 2013

The most popular reason to take engagement photos is for your save-the-dates. But, it’s also a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera with your wedding photographer and see how your photographer operates. (Think of it as a test run.) Trust your photographer to bring out you and your fiances’ personalities in a creative way. So, when it comes time to introduce yourselves to your guests, why not choose one of these 5 unique engagement session locations:

1. Carnival 

Still little kids at heart? Relive your childhood by spending an afternoon at a carnival. Play games, ride the carousel, eat cotton candy and maybe win a prize or two!

Photo: Indigo Photography

2. NFL Football Stadium

Die hard football fans? Score a touchdown on your favorite NFL football stadium.

Photo: Vanessa Joy Photography

3. Ski & Snowboard Resort

Adventurous? If you love colder weather and hitting the slopes, trek down the mountain together.

Photo: Jason + Gina Photography

4. On the River

Down to earth? Float down the river in a little canoe. Nothing’s more romantic than reenacting “The Notebook.”

Photo: Natalie Franke Photography

5. Pumpkin Patch

Is your favorite season fall? What better way to celebrate Halloween by heading over to your local pumpkin patch.

Photo: Alexandra Hunt Photography

For more creative engagement session locations, consider a flea market, coffee shop, train station, or even revisit your high school or college if you first started dating there. And remember, don’t forget to smile for the camera!

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