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Congratulations Whether this is your first wedding or the second time around, getting married is an exciting time in your life. There isn’t anything better or more fun than celebrating your marriage with family and friends. These days, there are so many options and ideas with every budget under the sun! Beach To Bay Bridal was created as a resource to help brides and grooms on the Eastern Shores of Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. Whether you want to get married on the beach, a golf course, a historical site or a traditional church – we have it all here to help you along the way. And as you plan you special day, no matter what you do, enjoy it. It’s YOUR day. After all, your parents and in-laws already had their wedding day. If you are interested in featuring your wedding in our next issue, please contact me at molly@beachtobaytimes.com or call 443.523.5599 for details on our print deadlines. Best Wishes, Molly Hilligoss Thank you to all the Beach To Bay Bridal advertisers who make bride and grooms dreams come true!

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Contents W Feature Bride ... 6 Bridal Shows ... 8 The Cake ... 10 The Gown ... 14 Beauty & Health ... 18 Feature Brides ... 24 Wedding Planners ... 26

Tents & Rentals ... 34 Gifts & Framing Memories ... 38 Destination Weddings ... 40 Say I Do in Berlin ... 45 Flowers & DĂŠcor ... 52 Photographers ... 56 Officiants- The Ceremony ... 60

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Founder and Editorial Director Molly Hilligoss

Graphic and Creative Designer Jennifer Pfister

Logo Designer Gemma Boyer

Advertising Sales Team

Kathy Hawkins & Kathleen Garton

Contributing Editors and Writers

Brittney D. Herz, Alison Sappington, Susan Patt, Jennifer Pfister

Contributing Photographers

Kristin Staples, Sean Rox, Kristen Latham – A Day in a LIFE Designs

Contributing Fashion

Colleen Hazel – Patsy’s Bridal

Web Site Designer Matice Interactive

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Bridal Shows October 6, 2013 11am-2pm

Heritage Shores Club Bridal Show

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Eastern Shore Bridal Extravaganza

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The Black Diamond Lodge, Fruitland, MD DJ, Live Entertainment, Fashion Show, Cocktails, Lite Fare and MORE One lucky guest will win $1000.00 in CASH to be used on any vendor participating in the expo! Doors open at 6:30pm $8.00 for a single ticket; $14.00 for a couple / Tickets go on sale September 1st at www.anightunderthestars.com

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Premier Bride Bridal Show Coconut Mallory Ocean City, MD

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Ocean City Bridal Show Seacret's

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The Delmarva Bridal Showcase The Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

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Wedding Dress Shopping Simplified By Brittney D. Herz There are literally thousands of different styles and designs of wedding dresses to choose from for today’s bride. This can make dress shopping fun, exciting, nerve racking, and of course confusing. This is a quick guide to help you with basic wedding dress terms and designs for the beginner bride trying to find her dream dress. One, choose a flattering shape. You know there are going to be hundreds, nay thousands, of photos taken on your wedding day and every bride wants to look her best. That being said make sure you pick a dress that flatters your figure. A dress that looks great on a friend or in a magazine may do nothing for you once it’s on so be open to trying more than one silhouette. If you are very thin a ball gown can work wonders for your shape.

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they come off a little more casual but can still be very classy. Than lastly we have the miniskirt. A miniskirt traditionally lies above the knee, as short as the bride pleases, and is for very outgoing brides! Remember to keep in mind the type of wedding you are having. Is it an outside wedding in the summer? Then maybe you want to steer clear of a long sleeved ball gown. Is it inside in the winter? You can pull off most dresses for inside weddings but beings it’s winter you may want some length to your gown. Does your wedding have a theme or cultural elements you want to bring into your dress? Maybe you know you want a lot of flare in your dress for your Spanish themed wedding, maybe even a fan or large red bow. Maybe you know you want your “something blue” to be visible like a ribbon or flower on your dress. All these things need to be considered before you run your card to purchase your dress. Beach to Bay Bridal

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Beach Wedding Hair Styles Up, down, all around? What are the best styles for beach wedding hair? Ah the ocean, a beautiful backdrop for your dream wedding. The sun beaming down, your guests in the sand, the water crashing behind you…all these things can lead to a gorgeous day. But they can also lead to a less than perfect hair style by the time you speak your vows. So what’s the best way to wear your hair if you want to get married oceanfront? One of the most simple styles, but still elegant if done right, is the high ponytail. It’s prefect for being outside in the hot sun, in the wind, and in the salty air that may cause some women’s hair to frizz. It can be played up with accessories or just left alone. Same goes for a low pony tail or bun which may be a little more elegant. A messy

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By Lucretia Mahoney, LMT, Owner Chesapeake Massage & Bodywork Peace of the Bay Boutique

One statement we commonly hear from women is “I don’t have time to take care of myself.” Please replace that thought with “I can’t afford not to take care of myself.” On your wedding day, you want to radiate beauty. You want to glow with happiness and love. This is accomplished by living a healthy lifestyle in the months prior to your wedding day. It takes less time to follow a health and beauty regimen than you think; just a few minutes per day, or about an hour per week. The following suggestions will help energize you during the process of planning your wedding. The details of your perfect day will be accomplished in less time,

all while looking and feeling radiant. Up to one year before the wedding: • Pick your hairstyle so you have time to start growing into it, if needed. Start getting trims as often as your stylist recommends. Use a natural warm oil scalp treatment such as our Healthy Growth Scalp Elixir, and massage it into your scalp once a week to promote hair growth and relax your mind. • Start getting facials every 4 – 6 weeks to deep clean your pours and maintain the health of your skin cells. Be sure to

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get a facial no later than 3 days before your wedding, to avoid discoloration. Do find a natural, gentle daily cleanser that purifies your skin without stripping it of its natural oils, such as our Organic Honey Facial Scrub. • Eat a colorful diet full of organic and unprocessed foods. The sooner you detoxify the healthier you will glow. Drinking a healthy amount of water and eating your colorful produce will hydrate your skin cells, plump out fine lines, and prevent dry skin and brittle nails. • Practice yoga. Take a class with a certified teacher and become your most radiant self by connecting with the temple that is your body. • Get a monthly massage. This will help you manage your stress, boost your immune system, nourish your skin and muscles, and reveal your

natural beauty by inducing relaxation. Our organic, unrefined massage oils and body butter products plus our licensed therapist’s expert techniques are just what your body needs to rejuvenate. Four to eight weeks before the wedding: • If you want to reduce cellulite before donning a honeymoon bikini, it’s not too late. Massage cupping and lymph drainage therapy are highly effective at breaking down the fibrous tissues that cause cellulite.

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• A relaxed bride is a beautiful bride. Even if you haven’t received monthly massages during the planning process, we recommend a massage one month before your wedding, and another in the week preceding the nuptials. By making time for yourself, everything else will fall into place, and you will be the bride everyone else wants to emulate. May you experience many blessings in your wedded bliss, and in the years to come.

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A Marriage of Equals By Brittney D. Herz

Though it may not be common these days to hear the words “would you like to be buried with my people” as a proposal, it can be used as the beginning of an Irish engagement. Irish weddings used to be only about procreation. Men were not permitted to be married unless he owned land and unless he was armed. Women were just supposed to be pure with a gentle voice. Arranged marriages were common, the wedding was arranged from the time the boy and girl were nine or ten years old, even if they didn’t meet until the day of their wedding. That has obviously changed through the decades but a lot of the old customs are still popular in traditional Irish weddings. Here’s some things you may want to consider if you are planning a traditional Irish wedding.

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Irish wedding customs are deeply rooted in folklore and superstitions. For example, before the wedding there is one custom that suggests the bride’s family is to invite the groom over for a cooked goose. It is also considered lucky for a bride to wear a horse shoe. More recently cloth horse shoes have become a popular item to carry instead of the real iron horse shoes which was common centuries ago. The bride is supposed to wait till the morning of her wedding before doing the last stitching on her dress. Still, if the dress rips, it is considered very good luck. In medieval times an Irish wedding would also have the tying of the hands were bride and groom’s hands are tied together, this is where the expression “tying the knot” came from. This has become a popular trend in Irish weddings today to have their hands ties together. In medieval Ireland white wedding dresses were not

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in style. Most gowns were elaborate in color and, depending on your economic status, adorned with different jewels. It is considered bad luck for the bride to wear green and adversely it is good for a bride to wear blue, which represents purity. If you still want to be a traditional bride and wear a white wedding dress, a blue trim could be added to bring the old with the new. To complement the dress many brides used to wear a wreath of wildflowers in their hair. The most popular style of dress for a traditional Irish wedding is called Iona. It has long flared sleeves, is floor length, and usually has delicate lace work throughout. Nothing really makes an Irish wedding like the music. During the ceremony the sounds of a Celtic Harp will definitely help to send the bride, groom, and the assembly into a state of Irish bliss. Some places around the United States have Irish folk bands, but if

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You cannot possess me for I belong to myself But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give You cannot command me, for I am a free person But I shall serve you in those ways you require And the honeycomb will taste sweeter coming from my hand. I pledge to you that yours will be the name I cry aloud in the night And the eyes into which I smile in the morning I pledge to you the first bite of my meat and first drink from my cup I pledge to you my living and dying, each equally in your care I shall be a shield for your back and you for mine I shall not slander you, nor you me I shall honor you above all others, and when we quarrel we shall do so in private And tell no strangers our grievances. This is my wedding vow to you. This is the marriage of equals. Beach to Bay Bridal

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never close His fist too tight.” However, some people prefer to take the light route with more humorous toasts “may the sun shine warm upon your face, but not after you’ve had too much to drink.” Then there is always the epitome of any wedding: the food. It is tradition to have an Irish Whiskey Cake as the standard wedding cake. If the couple wishes the top tier can be Irish Whiskey Cake and the rest a different kind. The whiskey cake is to be saved for the christening of their first child. No Irish wedding can be complete without the serving of Meade. It is a traditional honey wine. The recipes for making mead run from simple to very complex. Like with any wine, making mead takes a few days at the least, it may be much simpler to order it. Lamb is a traditional selection for meat in an Irish wedding. Working with

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mother decides to smash a piece of the wedding cake over her head. Though not customary today, this was to make the bride and the mother-in-law friends for life. Very simply stated, integrating Irish music, food, and customs into your wedding will change it from being a standard wedding into a traditional Irish wedding. Just make sure that bride and groom don’t sing during the reception. For some people that may be a relief, but for others that like to belt out a tune, you may have to control yourself for it is bad luck. Enjoy your marriage of equals!

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Themed Weddings Themed Weddings: Where to even start? Many girls grow up knowing exactly what they want their wedding to be like. They want to be a princess or they want to go to Vegas and find an Elvis impersonator. However, a majority of women get a little stuck when it comes to actually planning their big day. Themed weddings are becoming very popular but what is right for you? Here are some ideas to help you start thinking of your own personalized wedding theme. Nighttime- Dark colors such as navy, black, and purples would be a good color scheme with pops of brightness in whites and silvers. This theme would obviously work the best if your wedding (or at least the reception) was set at nighttime. Candles and electric light could

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scheme for this time of year. Travel- If you and your partner love to travel or have big travel plans then it might be a good idea for your wedding theme. You can incorporate many different styles into this theme as well using old rustic luggage, vintage globes, or retro styled maps. Your invitations should display travel maybe with different stamps or looking more like passports. Picnic or BBQ- If you want the relaxed feel of a family picnic or barbeque at your wedding then why not make it your theme? The color scheme would work best using red, white, blue, and maybe yellow. Your main element would most likely be the food. Try to incorporate some barbeque that won’t leave your guests covered in sauce. Sweet tea, lemonade, and apple pie would be some good staples to have as well. This would work best as an outside wedding and reception.

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Whether it’s because of work, kids, money, or you just plain love the shore and don’t want to leave, here are some local spots for the perfect honeymoon. Bed and Breakfasts are always a good choice for newlyweds. They’re quiet, cozy, and much more intimate than most hotels. That being said how do you pick a good one that’s local? One local option is The River House Inn. They describe themselves as a “spacious National Register Victorian home on the beautiful Pocomoke River.” The home truly is beautiful inside and out and offers many things to do in the area. If you’re more outdoorsy you’re close enough to waterways to go boating or fishing, or even just take a bike ride. If you’re more interested in shopping and dining your only minutes away from downtown

Snow Hill. Their breakfasts are all fresh and included every morning. They are highly rated and members of several associations. Also, they have special rates for off season. Unlike many B&Bs the River House Inn does offer a large in ground pool for their guests as well. Another local option would be the Alexander House Book Lovers B & B. It “is a literary-themed inn located in the quaint historic

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district of Princess Anne�. This is a Victorian home with rooms that have been designed to represent several authors including Langston Hughes, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Mark Twain. They offer breakfast, afternoon tea, or late night liqueur. Some nearby attractions are Crisfield, MD which offers ferries to Tangier and Smith Island or you could just walk into Historic Downtown Princess Anne. Want to be near Ocean City without actually staying in Ocean City? Waystead Inn is a Bed and Breakfast located in Berlin, Md. The history of the house is somewhat of a mystery thanks to a fire at the County Seat at Snow Hill in 1911. However, Waystead is a large Victorian home only a short drive to the Assateague or Ocean City beaches. Those who are on the more adventurous side can take advantage of local claims of the B&B’s haunted corridors.

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Destination On the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Eastern Shore, it goes without saying that many look at the option of a Beach Wedding. With adequate time and planning or engaging the help of a Wedding Planner, you can create a custom Beach, Historic or Rustic Style Wedding that fits your budget. There are also some companies that offer ‘packages,’ making it easy to budget but fewer options to customize. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Chincoteague Island is your wedding and honeymoon destination all rolled into one! We have motel rooms as well as efficiency, one, two and 3 bedroom cottages and vacation homes available for nightly and weekly rentals. Conveniently located, and yet removed from traffic noise, to the beautiful Assateague National Seashore and the Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge with its nature trails, old Lighthouse, and exhibits. Also located nearby is NASA, The Museum of Chincoteague, Ocean Charter Boats, Surf fishing, Bird watching, Eco-tours, Bay flounder fishing and of course our beautiful beaches which are the home of the world famous Chincoteague wild ponies. Our web site has a link to all the fun activities and attractions on the island as well! We look forward to seeing you on our beautiful Chincoteague Island!

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to design and make your own centerpieces for your wedding. To make sure they are original, make them more special, and of course to help you save some money. If you are working with a wedding planner they can help you with a design if you want the experience of actually making the centerpieces but are not sure where to start. Otherwise you can do it all yourself without breaking the bank. Here are some items that can be used to make chic and affordable centerpieces for your wedding. Various vases- Of course most women picture flowers in the center of their tables, but what are those flowers in? Traditionally a glass vase would be appropriate but nowadays that’s just one of many options. You could use different fruits such as a

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partner to use as a centerpiece. For a shabby chic look check out your local flea market or thrift store and get as many mismatched frames as you can. If you have a more finite color scheme then just focus on getting an array of sizes and paint the frames to match your theme. Grouping different sizes together usually looks the best. Remember photos do not have to be in frames! You can display them however you want; hang them from little decorate trees, attach them to candle holders, have them peeking out of your flower bouquets. You may want to have small labels on the photos to help guests know more about the photo. Beach to Bay Bridal

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package discounts they may have or off season discounts. You will also want to decide how you would like your pictures. Do you want all the prints? Just some prints and the rest digital? Are you mailing out some of the better shots? Things like this you need to discuss to better determine a price for you and your photographer. As I said you’ll want to get in contact with the photographer a.s.a.p. Remember you can interview as many photographers as you want, you don’t have to narrow it down to who you

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think you are going to choose and then contact them. Contact first, and then decrease your options from there. After you reach out to them you can start to judge their professionalism. Make sure they get back to you in a timely manner. If they seem more apt to tell you about themselves as a photographer and less interested in the details of the wedding this could be a bad sign. However! You do need to pry. Ask them how long they’ve been photographing, how many weddings have they done, will they continue to do this in the future. Don't write off a photographer or a company just because they are new or don't have a long list of references. Many beginning photographers are just as talented as their seasoned counterparts. If you are leaning towards a newer photographer make sure to examine their profile carefully. One thing to watch out for if you decide to use a photography

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Getting your Marriage License Maryland: A blood test is not necessary and same sex partners are free to marry as well. Application rules and fees are pretty standard in each county in Maryland as listed below. Be sure to contact the county you plan to get married in ahead of time and if you are not a resident of that county, there is a non-resident affidavit (plus $35 fee) that you will probably need to complete in your county of residence and bring with you. Also, if you plan to marry on a beach or at a state or national park, there could be other fees. Be sure to ask the County Clerk. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Kent County 103 N. Cross St., Chestertown, MD 21620; 410.778.7660

Queen Anne's County 100 Court House Sq., Centreville, MD 21617; 410.758.1773

Talbot County 11 N. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601; 410.822.2611

Wicomico County 101 N. Division St., Room 105, Salisbury, MD 21801 10.543.1427

Worcester County Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, 1 W. Market St., Room 104, Snow Hill, MD 21863; 410.632.5500 Dorchester County Clerk’s Office, 206 High St., Cambridge, MD 21613 410.228.0480

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Delaware: Sussex County Marriage Bureau 2nd Floor, Room 268, (PO Box 29) 2 The Circle, Sussex County Admin. Office Bldg., Georgetown, DE 19947 Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Closed holidays) 302.853.1717 The Marriage Bureau issues marriage licenses, officiates Memorable Marriage ceremonies and provides certified copies of marriage and civil union licenses issued in Sussex County, Delaware. In-state residents License fee is $50 for the license and out-of-state is $100. Ceremony fee: In-state resident is $50; out-of-state resident is $100. There is an online application tool now available: www.sussexcountyde.gov/dept/ Eastern Shore of Virginia: Clerk of the Circuit Court 23316 Courthouse Ave. Accomac, VA 23301 757.787.5776 or 757.824.4318 Hours: 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. (Arrive before 4 p.m. to process paperwork). You can obtain a license in any Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court in any city or county in Virginia. A license may be obtained in Accomack County even if one or both parties do not reside in the county. Once granted, a marriage license permits a marriage ceremony anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia. There is no waiting period in Virginia between being granted a divorce and remarrying or between applying for and being issued a marriage license. Once a marriage license has been issued, however, the marriage must be performed within 60 days or the license becomes void. After the marriage ceremony is performed, the officiant (person authorized to celebrate the rites of marriage) must return the marriage license to the Clerk of Circuit Court's office within five days. Minimum age is 16, with consent in person by father, mother or legal guardian. Both parties must appear in person to receive the license. Each party must furnish the required information under oath or affirmation, and falsifying any information on a marriage license could subject the parties to prosecution for perjury. Your driver's license or a valid photo ID is required. Marriage License Fee is $30; Certified copies of your marriage license are $3.

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Directory of Wedding Professionals Accommodations Atlantic Hotel 2 N. Main St. Berlin, MD 21811 Contact: Angela Reynolds 410-641-3589 Boardwalk Hotel Group 2200 Baltimore Ave. Ocean City, MD 21842 3 Hotels on the Oceanfront 14th St., 23rd St. & 24th St. 888-465-3451 www.boardwalkhotels.com Coconut Malorie 200 59th St. Ocean City, MD 21842 410-723-6100 The Edge Hotel A Fager’s Island Property 201 60th St., Ocean City, MD 21842 Contact: Angela Reynolds 410-524-5400

The Lighthouse Suites A Fager’s Island Property 201 60th St. Ocean City, MD 21842 Contact: Angela Reynolds 410-524-5400 River House Inn Bed & Breakfast 201 E. Market St., Snow Hill, MD 410-632-2722 innkeeper@riverhouseinn.com The Sea Shell Motel, Chincoteague Island 3720 Willow St. Chincoteague, VA 23336 757-336-6589 seashellmotel@verizon.net

Bachelorette Parties Pole Power Studio 927 Mt Hermon Rd. Salisbury, MD 21804 877-653-3482 Pole Power Studio 12319 Ocean Gateway, Suite 306 Ocean City, MD 21842 877-653-3482

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Cake & Decadent Desserts Cake Art & Cupcake Café 124 Division St. Salisbury, MD 21801 443-859-8147 www.cakeartmd.com CakeArtMd@yahoo.com Main Street Sweets 116 N. Main St. Berlin, MD Handmade Truffles and gifts Contact: Connie Mayers 410-629-1930 Miss Patti Cake 116 W. Green St. Snow Hill, MD 21863 443-359-3735

Catering The Globe Rehearsal Dinner/Catering 12 Broad St., Berlin 21811 Contact Jennifer Dawicki 410-641-0784 jenn@globetheater.com

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The Palette Restaurant 104 West Green St. Snow Hill, MD 410-632-0055 Blue Dog Café 300 North Washington St. Snow Hill, MD 21863-1131 410-251-7193 Harvest Moon Tavern 208 W Green St. Snow Hill, MD 21863 Rehearsal Dinner/Catering

Hair & Makeup & Massages Chesapeake Massage & Bodywork 547 Riverside Dr. Salisbury, MD 21801 443-880-3477 Courtney Brooke Salon 220 N. Washington St. Snow Hill, MD 21863 410-632-2008 The Serenity Shoppe Manicures, Pedicures & Massages 214 N. Washington St. Snow Hill, MD 21863 Beach to Bay Bridal

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Directory of Wedding Professionals Gifts & Framing Your Memories Bishop’s Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine 202 W Green St., Snow Hill, MD 410-632-3555 Classic Custom Framing Inc. Frames your engagement & wedding photos with us. 608 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, MD 410-548-9008 Main Street Sweets 116 N. Main St., Berlin, MD 410-629-1930 Over 100 flavors of handmade truffles. Bridal gifts and jewelry too. The Sassy Girl Boutique 114 W. Green St. Snow Hill, MD 21863 410-632-4114

Flowers, Bouquets & Décor Four Seasons Florist 4405 Deep Hole Rd. Chincoteague, VA 23336 757-336-0643 www.Chincoteagueflorist.com Fourseasons07@hotmail.com

The Flower Shop in Snow Hill 218 N. Washington St. Snow Hill, MD 410-632-2477

Gowns Bustle on Main 9 South Main St. Berlin, MD 21811 443-513-4248 bustleonmain@gmail.com Patsy’s Bridal 212 West Main St., Suite 204C Salisbury, MD 21801 410.543.5332 www.patsysbridalsalis.com info@patsysbridalsalis.com

Honeymoon Planning/ Travel Agencies Bethany Travel/Dream Vacations 28436 DuPont Blvd. Millsboro, DE 19966 302-933-0955 or 800-806-TRIP cmccabe@dreamvacationic.com

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Oasis Travel 9923 Stephen Decatur Hwy #4 Ocean City, MD 21842 410-289-7155 www.travelwithoasis.com

Photographers

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Lifetime Visions Photography 105 North Bay St., Snow Hill, MD 410-632-1919

Christian Light Ministries Rev. Gary J. Dierolf, Lewes, DE info@christianlightministries.com 302-360-8720 Delmarvalous Occasions 213 W. Main St., Suite 101 Salisbury, MD 21801 Brian Townsend 443-944-0177 www.delmarvalousoccasionsinc.com delmarvalousoccasions@gmail.com Mary Mazzullo, Officiant 302 Union Ave. Salisbury, MD 21801 410-603-9918 Rev. Michael Smith, Officiant 410-608-6663 baronsgr874@cs.com Stephen Mathews, Officiant 105 North Bay St., Snow Hill, MD 410-632-1919 Badge1972@aol.com

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Kristin Staples Photography kristinstaples@comcast.net www.kristinstaplesphotography.com

Gillette Portrait Arts 312 N Washington St. Snow Hill, MD 410-632-4855 Richard Dalcin Photographic Artristry 410-486-1463 richarddalcinstudios@gmail.com richarddalcinstudios.com

Tents & Rentals Dover Rent-All Tents & Events Meghan E. Clapp 35 Commerce Way, Suite 180 Dover, DE 19904 302.739.0860 x 106 Meghan@TentsEvents.net www.TentsEvents.net

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Directory of Wedding Professionals Delmarvalous Occasions 213 W. Main St., Suite 101 Salisbury, MD 21801 Contact: Brian Townsend 443-944-0177 www.delmarvalousoccasionsinc.com delmarvalousoccasions@gmail.com

Venues Atlantic Hotel 2 N. Main St., Berlin, MD 21811 410-641-3589 Boardwalk Hotel Group 2200 Baltimore Ave. Ocean City, MD 21842 3 Hotels on the Oceanfront 14th St., 23rd St. & 24th St. Room Blocks & Wedding Packages call: 888-465-3451 www.boardwalkhotels.com Byrd Park In The Town of Snow Hill W. Market St., Snow Hill, MD Gazebo rental 410-632-2080

Captains Cove Yacht Marina & Golf Club 3332 Captains Corridor Greenbackville, VA 23356 757-824-3465 City Center – Downtown Salisbury (Up to 179 guests) 213 W. Main St., Suite 101 Salisbury, MD 21801 www.delmarvalousoccasionsinc.com delmarvalousoccasions@gmail.com Contact: Brian Townsend 443-944-0177 Elks Golf and Country Club 401 Church Hill Ave. Salisbury, MD 21801 Contact: General Manager & Chef Gerry Patt 410-546-0345 Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum Old Furnace Town Rd. Snow Hill, MD 21863 Contact: Karen Taylor 410-632-2032

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Green Hill Yacht & Country Club 5471 Whitehaven Rd. Quantico, MD 21856 410-749-5119

Poplar Hill Mansion 117 Elizabeth St. Salisbury, MD 410-749-1776 Curator@poplarhillmansion.org

Historic St. Martin's Church Berlin, MD 21811 410-430-2142 Contact: Sherrie Beckstead historicstmartin@aol.com

Rehoboth Beach Country Club 221 West Side Dr. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Contact: Cheryl Romano, Banquet Coordinator 302-227-3811 Ext. 230 rbccbanquets@dmv.com

Maple Dale Country Club 39 Maple Dale Rd. Dover, DE 19904 302-674-4951 gm-mdcc@comcast.net www.mapledaleclub.com Nassawango Golf Course Riverview Restaurant 3940 Nassawango Rd. Snow Hill, MD 410-632-3114 golf@nassawango.com Pocomoke River State Park 3461 Worcester Highway Snow Hill, MD 410-632-2566

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River House Inn 201 East Market St. Snow Hill, MD 410-632-2722 innkeeper@riverhouseinn.com The Sea Shell Motel Chincoteague Island 3720 Willow St. Chincoteague, VA 23336 757-336-6589 www.seashellmotel.org

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Directory of Wedding Professionals The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art 909 S. Schumaker Drive Salisbury, MD 21804 Contact: Rose Taylor 410-742-4988 Ext. 108 Wicomico Youth & Civic Center 500 Glen Ave. Salisbury, MD 21804 Contact: Stacie Desautels 410-548-4900 ext. 125

Wedding Planners Delmarvalous Occasions 213 W. Main St., Suite 101 Salisbury, MD 21801 Contact: Brian Townsend 443-944-0177 delmarvalousoccasionsinc.com delmarvalousoccasions@gmail.com Eastern Shore Wedding & Events Contact: Debbie Wayland 443-669-3106 easternshoreevents.net Easternshoreevents@gmail.com

Encore Events by Angie Gillis "Life's Celebration's from Concept to Reality" 9748 Stephen Decatur Hwy. Unit#101 Ocean City, MD 21842 410-726-8662 angie@encoreeventsbyag.com Little Miss Lovely Vintage Contact: Ami Reist 443.397.7670 amireist@gmail.com Rox Beach Weddings PO Box 311 Ocean City, MD 21843 Contact: Cassandra or Sean Rox 410-289-7699 Roxbeach.com Vanderbilt Weddings, Inc. Ann Vanderbilt 11625 Manklin Creek Rd. Ocean Pines, MD 21811 410-208-1479 ann@vanderbiltweddings.com

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iMagine the gRaCe & gRandeuR oF youR wedding day – getting married on the golf course green followed by an unforgettable reception in our historic ballroom with accommodations of up to 225 guests. For rehearsal dinner or smaller receptions, our antlers and Regency rooms are perfect. general Manager and Chef gerry Patt will help you plan your plated or buffet menu to fit your budget. don’t forget the groom – ask about planning a groomsman golf outing as part of your wedding package!

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