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23 Welcome Bags Your Guests Will Adore

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 28, 2014

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Photo: Natalie Franke Photography

Booking that block of hotel rooms for out-of-town wedding guests may be the most challenging task during the entire planning process. But it’s the discounted rates they will appreciate! Upon arrival, be sure to provide them with a bag filled with hometown memorabilia. The example, pictured above, is from Maryland. It includes: Utz crab chips, Fisher’s popcorn, Candy Kitchen taffy, Bergers cookies, visitor guides and maps. Get more inspiration here.

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 

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