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Couple stands in archway of Virginia wedding venue

Keep reading for this videographer’s answers to the top questions to ask a wedding videographer as you select one for your wedding day!

Top Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Wedding Videographer

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wedding florals with table setting at backyard wedding

Working alongside the talented Wander + Whimsy has left me convinced that wedding florals are one of the key ingredients to creating your wedding style!

Wedding Day Florals – How to Style Your Intimate Backyard Wedding

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Bridesmaid zips up bride's wedding dress

The morning of your wedding is such a crucial time for setting a relaxed vibe. Here’s how you can make the most of getting ready on your wedding morning!

Make the Most of Your Wedding Morning Getting Ready

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Groom holds bouquet while embracing bride at wedding

Here are thoughts from a photographer who has photographed many elopement and wedding days on what to consider when you plan yours!

How to Plan an Elopement vs Wedding Day

Elopements, Weddings

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Red Fox Inn Wedding

Indoors or outdoors, from winter to summer, this rustic Virginia wedding venue is the perfect setting for your big day.

Red Fox Inn – Rustic Virginia Wedding Venue

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Couple kisses at DC garden wedding venue

These DC Metro Area garden wedding venues are such a perfect combination of the best parts of both city life and nature. You may find your own hidden gem!

Top 10 Garden Wedding Venues in the DC Metro Area

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Couple kisses sitting on grass at Washington DC sunset engagement session

If weddings and elopements are all about making memories, then wedding day photography is truly the most important part of your day!

Why Photography is the Most Important Part of Your Wedding Day

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Couple kisses at Baltimore engagement session

This couple wanted their engagement session outfit style to showcase their personality and reflect their life together exactly as it is right now.

How to Show Off Your Engagement Session Outfit Style

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Couple cheers at velvet winter wedding

This couple found the perfect balance for their winter-themed wedding between what the venue had to offer and their own added touches of velvet and fur.

Classic Tuxedo Wedding with Velvet Winter Twist

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Couple cheers with guests at COVID-restricted wedding

Here are snapshots of a few COVID-restricted weddings and some tips on how to plan a wedding moving forward no matter when you get married!

What 2020 Taught Us About How to Plan a Wedding

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Couple kisses at festive winter wedding

One of the things that brought this couple together was bonding over Christmas. Having a festive winter wedding during Christmastime only made sense!

Festive Winter Wedding at The Red Fox Inn

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Couple kisses at Washington DC winter engagement photo session

A night in the city with twinkle lights, a beloved pup, and two lovebirds makes for magical Washington, DC engagement photos.

Washington, DC Winter City Engagement Photos

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