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Today is a HUGE day for What's Up? Weddings, and an even bigger day for brides-to-be across the region. Read more

My one-year anniversary is in 30 days, and I have a confession to make: I never got my wedding dress cleaned. Read more

  This past weekend I flew down to Charlotte, North Carolina for my third dress fitting/consultation. I was slightly afraid to face Pam only six pounds lighter than last time, but I was so excited to see my dress that I could barely stand it, and I w... Read more

Currently in my wedding planning process I am trying to decide which local day- or month-of coordinator to hire, if any. In the early stages of the process I went back and forth with whether to enlist solely the help of friends and relatives, or to b... Read more

In the weeks leading up to my wedding, I bought more makeup than anyone could ever use. But I needed to test out the best brands to find the makeup that could withstand a full day of eating, drinking, dancing, and general merriment. Read more

 As I've mentioned before I am wearing my mom's wedding dress when I get married in August. My mom was 18 when she got married and I, unfortunately, am not shaped like an 18 year old. Read more

At the peak of the bridesmaid dress selection indecision, I'd narrowed the choices down to two: the same dress, same color, but one long and one short. While I preferred the look of the long, I knew the short was more appropriate for the style of our... Read more

Choosing bridesmaid dresses is a daunting task. Finding a single dress that flatters many different body types is difficult, even for experts. What’s a bride to do? The answer: Don't panic. This age-old dilemma is becoming less and less stressful as... Read more

I am a terrible secret keeper. Read more

I have been dreading the stationery aspect of wedding planning for quite some time. I have always adored handmade save-the-dates and invites, and as a creative professional (yet not an actual designer) I feel totally unwarranted pressure to design my... Read more

Elizabeth Meyer and Ryan Kirkpatrick married on October 9, 2010 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Photos by Michael Kress. Read more

If there’s been one thing I’ve been looking forward to since the moment I said “yes,” it was cake tasting. Read more

Do you remember the movie "Serendipity"? Whenever I think of groom's gifts, I think of that movie -- specifically, the scene where Hallie gives Jonathan a copy of "Love in the Time of Cholera" because he's always looking for it in used bookstores. He... Read more

This particular decision has been haunting me since day one. Why? Because it is imperative that you know your color scheme before you decide on a bridesmaid dress. Otherwise, where do you begin?  Read more

  Jessa Samson and Jeff Miyamoto married July 3, 2010, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. Photos taken by Tony Lewis, Jr. Read more

After the final glass of champagne has been drunk and the beautiful rose centerpieces have wilted, your wedding day will be a memory. While hiring a photographer for the wedding day itself is a given, consider capturing the rest of the wedding—from t... Read more

This week I decided to seek the help of a professional in finally nailing down color choices for our wedding. Read more

Our wedding planning has included a whirlwind of changes. I knew we wanted a garden party style with nautical touches, and initially I knew the colors were to be navy and yellow (more on that later…). The problem (or perk) is that Annapolis is chock ... Read more

The only decision I've been able to stick to through this process was the first one I made (after I said "yes"). That is, to wear my mother's wedding dress. Read more

When choosing the right hairstyle for your wedding, the options may seem endless. Narrow it down by thinking of what would look best with the neckline and cut of your dress, as well as with the shape of your face. Read more