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March 15, 2017

When I went shopping for my wedding gown seven (!!!) years ago, I told my Mom I’d be happy buying the first gown in the first store. I felt overwhelmed with the entire process, the cost, the expectations of what it should feel like when you know you’ve got the right one. Long story short, […]

March 6, 2017

It’s getting harder and harder to find a wedding with lots of little children running around. It’s a growing trend in the wedding industry to have a child-free ceremony, reception, or both. The invitations are addressed only to the parents, there’s no flower girl or ring bearer, and no sleeping toddlers slumped over a shoulder […]

February 27, 2017

  I’m not hesitant to say this will be the greatest engagement post of all time, and I know that with confidence because this handsome groom is my baby brother, Brad, and his gorgeous fiancée Sarah. I hope you can hear the hand-wringing pride in my voice when I tell you about these two because I […]

February 15, 2017

It’s safe to say friends of Greg and Steph are all shouting, “It’s about time!” right about now. These two have been together for seven years and I can tell you that for sure because I’ve been there for most of it – Greg is Justin’s younger brother! Greg surprised Stephanie on Christmas Eve with a […]

February 7, 2017

Before Justin and I were married, I was barreling ahead to a career in food writing. I had a recipe column in the Frederick News Post, a food blog filled with cookbook reviews and mostly-dessert ideas, and a budding collection of cookbooks that, to this day, has gotten out of hand. Naturally, I wanted to […]