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Throwback Wedding Trend

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Blog

Throwback Thursday time and this trend is a favorite of mine. Gloves! Oh, I wish I could have had a truly vintage wedding with a tea-length gown and a pair of short crochet gloves to match. Maybe even a pillbox hat, but let’s not get carried away. It is true there are plenty of contemporary brides who wears gloves these days, but it’s still primarily a trend associated with the 40’s and 50’s.   Brides wearing gloves comes from a time in which women in general could be seen wearing gloves at the super market or the cinema, or in other words, a time of style. Wearing gloves was also considered proper etiquette according to politeness guru Emily Post. Wearing gloves while out and about was just the proper thing to do.   In a contemporary world of sheer chiffon blouses, crop tops and skinny jeans it’s hard to imagine women wearing gloves as anything but a means to keep warm in the winter. But if there was ever a time and a place to revive this formal fashion trend it’s certainly at a wedding. The delicate lace, the Swiss dots, the intricate crochet patterns all add an air of retro style and flare to an already special day. They also add a sense of formality and propriety; no, you don’t wear gloves everyday, but you don’t get married everyday either. Want to see More Great Modern Brides rocking Gloves? Voila!...

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Engagement Photo Hot Spot

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Blog

I’m a great Baltimore enthusiast, and I love the chance to share that enthusiasm with others. Today I am feeling especially enthusiastic about Druid Hill Park and all the wonderful ways it can help you take great engagement photos. When you plan an engagement photo session you want to try to get the most bang for your buck and the most variety of beautiful backdrops as possible. It’s costly and time-consuming to travel from site to site and most photographers give you a limited amount of time. Druid Hill Park offers a great solution by squeezing so many wonderful Baltimore landmarks into a few miles radius. I’ve highlighted some of my favorites below, but as you make your way through the park don’t miss the many stone statues and carved wooden sculptures that dot the path.   Druid Hill Park Tower Druid Hill Tower sits at the southeast end of the park’s reservoir and its gleaming white stones can be seen from the traffic below on 83. You can no longer climb to the top, but it still provides a beautiful backdrop. Be sure of course to take plenty of pictures along the stonewall with the city spread out beneath you. Truly the best of Baltimore.     The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens Referred to by most as just the Baltimore Conservatory this place is a true gem. If you don’t know about it, you should. It is possibly the most beautiful landmark in the whole city. It’s situated just on the edge of Druid Hill Park on a lush green lawn and the Victorian structure is breathtaking. A few quick photos of you and your sweetheart with the glimmering glass windows behind you and people will think you flew to England for your photo session.     The Stieff Silver Sign Just a hop skip and a jump away from Druid Hill Park is the Stieff Silver Sign. The Domino Sugar sign is the obvious lighted structure to pose in front of, but Stieff Silver has equal charm. The building has long been sold off as office space, but the sign remains as a signature of...

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First Dance Fridays

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Blog

This week’s first dance song is for all the Bob Dylan fans out there and even for the ones who aren’t. No, it’s not Make You Feel My Love, although that is a wonderful song, but as usual I like to bring you songs that are unusual. So on that note, I give you I Want You.   At first listen this song just sounds like nonsense, happy nonsense, but nonsense all the same. And that’s partly true. The verses tell of a surrealistic journey filled with strange characters, but the chorus reminds us that none of that matters. All that matters is I want You. So Bad. Sometimes it’s hard to tell when Dylan is being sincere or sarcastic, but this time it feels true and it’s infectious. I want you. So Bad.   And it’s such a happy sounding song. Forget about just plain joyful the harmonica is practically jolly. As the soon as the song starts you’ll set the mood for the whole reception. You’ll put a smile on everyone’s face Dylan fan or not. It’s a fun, whimsical sort of wedding song and again, most importantly, you can dance to it anyway you like. It’s a no-rules kind of tune. So go ahead and kick up your heels, smile bigger than you ever have in your whole life, and dance it out.   Cheers,...

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Throwback Spotlight

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog

In honor of our feature bride, Natalie Montag (who is getting married on Saturday!) I decided to make this Throwback post about her and her fiancé Justin. They have been together for nine years, and would you just look at that prom picture! Love it. And even better to go along with it we get a nice story of how their relationship began all those years ago.   I met Justin my freshman year of high school, his senior year. Justin was a good friend of my older sister who was a Junior, so I kind of knew him through her.  During that school year, Justin told my sister he wanted to take me to his senior prom. As the prom approached, I woke up in the middle of the night with a text from Justin that said “look out your window.” When I looked, “PROM?” was written in Christmas lights! I was completely shocked! I couldn’t believe a senior was taking me, a little freshman, to prom. After prom, I thought we would go our separate ways – he would go off to college, and I would be a sophomore in high school; but I was wrong. We ended up hanging out all summer and before it ended, we were officially dating. Even though he was away at college, he would come home often to visit me. We have stayed best friends ever since.   Natalie and Justin are tying the knot this Saturday, so wish them well and stay tuned for photos.   {Lindsey}...

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First Dance Fridays

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Blog

On my own long and laborious list of might-be first dance songs, Roy Orbison’s You Go It was pretty close to the top. This was mainly because I had to have a song that was upbeat and happy. No tearjerkers; I can do that well enough on my own, thanks.   So I have great appreciation for the songs that above all else call for celebration. I love the songs that people sing along to. I’m all for unique and unknown gems, but a familiar song allows everyone to share in the joy and joy shared is magnified a thousand times.   I love the simple repetitive declaration of this song. Anything you want. You got it. From this day forward. Anything you want. You got It. And who can resist when the back-up singers swoop in? You just want to dance and clap and sing and, you guessed it, celebrate. That’s the power that such an upbeat song has on your guests.Of course the last and most obvious reason to choose this song is that Roy Orbison is amazing, and if you could make him a part of your big day, why wouldn’t you? You Got It – Roy Orbison Happy Dancing! {Lindsey}...

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