“Have fun with planning, even in all of the stress. It is one of the most exciting times in your life, so enjoy it! Splurge on the things that mean the most to you and hold back on the things that don’t. For me, the most important thing was pictures. I did a lot of research to find the perfe…

A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that many people who were married before are deciding to take the plunge a second time. Four in 10 new marriages in the United States now include one partner who was married before. Roughly 42 million American adults have gotten married a sec…

The perfect dress is on the wish list of many a bride-to-be, but no look is truly complete until the bride selects her veil.

Donna Summer may have sung about making the most of life with her song “Last Dance” in the 1970s, but during a wedding reception the focus is on the newlyweds when they take to the dance floor for the first time after tying the knot. Not only does the first dance give the couple an opportuni…

Nature is always ready to add a unique twist to long-planned wedding days. Beautiful backdrops like ocean waves or rolling country hills lend atmosphere to a wedding — but outdoor events carry risks, too.

As engaged couples compile their guest lists, many might realize their friends and family are spread out across the country — if not the world. Technology has made it easier than ever to stay connected to faraway loved ones, and couples no doubt have a handful of guests on their lists who wi…

Personal websites are an invaluable resource for couples. They provide a great platform for couples to share all sorts of information regarding their big day, making them an essential element of modern-day wedding planning.

When couples tie the knot, many changes are in store. Compromises will be made, and many memories will be created. But in the weeks and months before their big days, couples can easily get caught up in the whirlwind of wedding planning, never taking inventory of their feelings until their we…

  • By LENA ELLWANGER Special to Brides

A love connection for Jimmie Because the Plumpton Park Zoo is a nonprofit, it receives its animals by donation or purchases them with money brought in through fundraisers. The zoo is currently working to raise $60,000 to obtain a female giraffe to keep Jimmie company in the soon-to-be-comple…

The terms wedding and money go hand in hand. The average wedding cost is now up to $31,213, according to theknot.com — and that’s not even including the honeymoon. Because of increasing costs, more and more couples are looking to plan a smaller, more intimate ceremony.

Wouldn’t it be great is you could guarantee that your wedding came together without a single issue or upset? If you could know that the perfection you’re striving for on your big day is protected?

Married on April 9, 2016 Venue: Prospect Bay Country Club, Grasonville, Md. Photographer: Dunks Photo

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This year has been full of love around our offices and we’re excited to announce recent nuptials of not just one of our colleagues, but two of them!

Married on: July 3rd, 2016