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SPRING WEDDINGS: FRESH, NEW & LOVELY
W E D D I N G S O U N D S : O U R FAVO R I T E S W e L o v e : 2 0 1 4 S p r i n g Pa n t o n e P i c ks Ro a d Tr i p : B u s t l e B r i d a l B o u t i q u e
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sweet spring sweet spring is your time is my time is our time for springtime is lovetime and viva sweet love
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elcome to the premier issue of My Eastern Shore Wedding’s Inspired!
magazine. If you could see me now, you'd know I'm clapping my hands while sporting a big ear-to-ear smile. I can't believe that MyEasternShoreWedding.com has "birthed" an e-magazine version showcasing our love and passion for weddings in the Chesapeake region. Since it's inception in 2009, the MESW website has grown and changed. When we unveiled our new design in September 2012, I felt like a proud mama! I have always taken very seriously our mission to match brides
where we live, it's rich history, cuisine and beauty but from a wedding point of view. Articles may feature ideas for wedding decor with a Shore accent, introduce a new wedding venue or showcase locally-made gifts. But that's not all we want Inspired! to be; we also want it to inform our readers. For example, is there such a thing as a budget Eastern Shore wedding? Or, what are some great places to shoot your engagement photos? We'll always be searching for story ideas that we know will inspire and excite Eastern Shore brides! In this issue, not only do we offer the
who're being married here with the best
beauty and freshness of Spring weddings,
local wedding vendors. That, combined with
but also a feature on Bustle (pg. 48), a stylish
delivering information and inspiration, has
wedding dress boutique in charming Berlin,
been the foundation of our goals. I know
Maryland. Owners Jen Davis and Kathy Walsh
we've succeeded when I hear a bride say that
offer personal care and service to every bride
she found all of her vendors on the website
and love helping her find a perfect wedding
(and equally important, she loved working
dress! Also, we'll have some regular features
with them). This focus will now extend to the
like "Wedding Sounds" (pg. 47)—playlists
magazine as well.
from our favorite wedding professionals. Who
Inspired! compliments the website and we hope it will provide an even greater service to our readers—sharing our love for
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better than they to let you in on some great romantic tunes? And check out "We Love" (pg. 42) for some great finds right here on the Shore in Pantone's Spring 2014 color picks.
Stay in Touch:
114 NORTH WASHINGTON ST., SUITE 1 • EASTON, MD | 410.690.3606 InspiredIdeas@MyEasternShoreWedding.com
I'm also particularly excited to showcase from time to time some wonderful contributing writers who'll offer their perspectives on weddings with a Shore slant. I know their opinions will be offered with thought, experience and sometimes humor. Inspired! will appear seasonally and will be featured on MyEasternShoreWedding.com. I welcome your suggestions and thoughts on what we've done as well as what we can do to make your wedding experience that much more successful. I can't do this alone and consequently, I am honored to work with the best team there is! Their hard work and dedication makes all they contribute mean the world to me and indeed, they make my job a true pleasure. So, with that, we're now "out of the gate".
Inspired! m eet
publisher MELISSA GRIMES-GUY marketing director ANNIE HYNES art director CARA SMITH sales manager MELANIE CASTELLI cover photo by COTY JONES PHOTOGRAPHY contributing photographers COTY JONES PHOTOGRAPHY MELISSA GRIMES-GUY PHOTOGRAPHY TOM M c CALL PHOTOGRAPHY
I hope that you'll make Inspired! YOUR favorite wedding inspiration.
See you at the wedding!
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WE LOVE Spring 2014 Pantone Picks
WEDDING SOUNDS A playlist of our favorite wedding tunes
SARA & KEVIN A nautical affair on the Choptank River
AMELIA & JASON Love is in bloom at The Inn at Perry Cabin
KARIN & JASON The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is the perfect backdrop
SHANNON & MICHAEL Croquet and sailboats accent this St. Michaels wedding
SPRING WEDDINGS Fresh, New and Lovely!
CASEY & ERIC A fresh bohemian vibe at The Oaks Waterfront Inn
ROAD TRIP: BUSTLE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE A small town with big fashion
Spring WEDDINGS FRESH, NEW & LOVELY !
BY MELISSA GRIMES-GUY
HOW WONDERFUL TO WELCOME SPRING with a lovely wedding! Since the season itself speaks to renewal and beginnings, weddings easily blend with this time of year. On the Eastern Shore, the closer we get to the end of April, trees and grasses "green up" and the world seems to awaken. After such a snowy and cold winter, all is fresh, warm and fragrant. Inspired by sunny daffodils and blossoming dogwoods, brides dream about floral bouquets. When thinking of guest favors, they may choose little seed packets, a good choice to inspire the gardener in us all. Brides choose Spring wedding dates for the temperate weather and later-in-the-day ceremony times. Venues may have more availability, especially prior to mid-April. Some may even have lower fees, too. There is also that wonderful feeling to finally be outside, in nature, without the encumberance of coats, hats, even socks! With the beauty of the Chesapeake region as a backdrop, Spring whispers in your ear to enjoy this sweet earth. And what better way to do that than to look into your love's eyes, holding his hands, in front of the most important people in your lives, and say "I'll love you forever"? A promise. That's what Spring is.
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Casey glided through her Spring wedding day—a smiling, glowing presence. Her style carried through her entire wedding decor, (jeweled headband, for instance), creating a distinctive look. The day was warm, the flowers were lovely, all was fresh, vintage-y and very “Casey”.
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VENUE: THE OAKS WATERFRONT INN FLORAL DESIGN: SEASONAL FLOWERS CAKE: BAY COUNTRY BAKERY PHOTOGRAPHY: MELISSA GRIMES-GUY PHOTOGRAPHY
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Sara and Kevin picked a beautiful spring evening to be married at the Cambridge Yacht Club. Inspired by a love years in the making, Sara and Kevin couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have planned a more perfect day. With personal details like the tiny anchors adorning their wedding cake, and florals created by Saraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mom, everything came together perfectly. They were even lucky enough to catch a beautiful Choptank River sunset!
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VENUE: CAMBRIDGE YACHT CLUB FLORAL DESIGN: FLOWERS & THINGS CAKE: BAY COUNTRY BAKERY DJ: CHRIS START HAIR: TINA DAYTON PHOTOGRAPHY: COTY JONES
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How pretty is The Inn at Perry Cabin in the Spring? Amelia and Jason chose this lovely Eastern Shore icon as their wedding venue for it’s charm, style and view. What better spot to say “I Do” than with the Miles River as your backdrop?
VENUE: THE INN AT PERRY CABIN PHOTOGRAPHY: MELISSA GRIMES-GUY PHOTOGRAPHY
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The bright exquisite flowers tied with a simple blue striped ribbon blended the feminine with the nautical at Karen and Justin’s Spring wedding held at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Add a soft breeze off the Miles, love, laughter, and good food—that’s a Shore wedding!
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VENUE: CHESAPEAKE MARITIME MUSEUM FLORAL DESIGN: SEABERRY FARMS RENTALS: ATLANTIC SAILCLOTH CATERER: GOURMET BY THE BAY CAKE: JULIE BAKES PHOTOGRAPHY: MELISSA GRIMES-GUY PHOTOGRAPHY
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Sailboats floating by accented the stunning views of the Miles River at Shannon and Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding. The ceremony and cocktail hour were held al fresco on the grounds of the Inn at Perry Cabin. It was a simple event in the best sense of the word. Good food, great friends and a picturesque location added up to perfection.
VENUE: THE INN AT PERRY CABIN PHOTOGRAPHY: TOM McCALL
PLACID BLUE Personalized invitations? We love’em! From the watercolor blue crab, to the Chesapeake Bay map on the back, these invites showcase the laid-back nautical feel of the Eastern Shore. Cara Smith Designs cesmith711.wix.com/carasmithdesigns
VIOLET TULIP Looking for a signature cocktail? Mixologist Justin Peregoy of Bartlett Pear Inn has created the perfect summer drink, “She Loves Me, She Loves Me Knot”. Keep an eye out for our blog post for the story behind this custom concoction. Cheers! Bartlett Pear Inn bartlettpearinn.com
PALOMA Something for the boys? His buddies will definitely appreciate a good single malt from this keepsake flask. Have it monogrammed for a personal touch. Salisbury Gift & Garden salisburygiftandgarden.com
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HEMLOCK Register at D&D and choose the perfect statement piece for your home. We love this gorgeous glass and metal chandelier! We trust Fiona and Don to find truly inspired gifts. Dwelling and Design dwellinganddesign.com
RADIANT ORCHID We love this new take on the Marquee trend! Let Seasonal Flowers help you “spell it out” with custom floral letters.
Seasonal Flowers seasonalflowers.net This peanut butter and banana cupcake with butter crème frosting is divine. With different flavors everyday, you’ll drive yourself crazy choosing your favorite. Who said you can only have one? Yum! Mabel’s Bakery facebook.com/pages/Mabels-Bakery
DAZZLING BLUE Make your “something blue” something bling—at least that’s what we’d do! Let the experts at Shearer dazzle you with their selection. Shearer the Jeweler shearerthejeweler.com
Make your sweetie something yummy with Le Creuset’s French oven in their signature color, “Flame”. Designed for the foodie (and foodie-wannabes). Chef & Shower chefandshower.com
Let Jen & Kathy help you find the perfect dress to flatter all your maids. We love this little Alfred Sung one-shoulder number! Bustle Bridal Boutique bustleonmain.com
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Step inside this charming Victorian and let Studio 2’s stylists work their magic. This salon’s sunny exterior is enhanced by the cheerful atmosphere inside. Studio 2 Salon 124 North Harrison Street, Easton, Md. studio2salon.com
KARIRIDEREVENTS@GMAIL.COM • 443-534-4257 • KARIRIDER.COM
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sounds THAT’S WHAT’S UP | Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros HOW SWEET IT IS (TO BE LOVED BY YOU) | James Taylor CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE | Ingrid Michaelson
STAY YOUNG GO DANCING | Death Cab for Cutie WONDERFUL TONIGHT | Eric Clapton LOVE IS ALL I AM | Dawes 5 YEARS TIME | Noah and the Whale
DARLING BE HOME SOON Lovin’ Spoonful ALICE LLOYD
Co-Owner of Bartlett Pear Inn
YOU’LL ACCOMPANY ME | Bob Seger YOU ARE THE BEST THING | Ray LaMontagne TUPELO HONEY | Van Morrison MAYBE I’M AMAZED | Paul McCartney
MARRY YOU Bruno Mars
Owner of Cowger Entertainment
If your life were a movie, wouldn’t you want the most important moments to have a soundtrack? We think so. Weddings are the perfect place for expressing your inner music goddess! We’ve had fun cherry-picking some of our favorites for you. We asked a few of our Eastern Shore wedding vendors to share a tune that they love, too! Set the mood, cut a rug, or shed a tear—and do it in your own musical style. Do you have a few favorites? Send them to us at: INSPIREDIDEAS@MYEASTERNSHOREWEDDING.COM
Lady Antebellum AMY CLOUGH Owner of Clough’D 9 Cookies
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bustle bridal boutique
GORGEOUS DRESSES PERSONAL SERVICE COOL TOWN
O N A B L U S T E R Y D AY in April, My Eastern Shore Wedding took
known for its Victorian homes, quaint
a road trip to charming Berlin, MD for a
storefronts and its small-town feel. The
personal tour of Bustle Bridal Boutique.
town also has the distinction of being
Just 7 miles from Ocean City, but a world
recently voted Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coolest Small
away in style and architecture, Berlin is
Town by BudgetTravel.com!
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It’s easy to see why! Berlin boasts great
complimentary champagne and cupcakes, the
restaurants, a gorgeous historic hotel and
Bustle experience is what sets them apart from
fabulous shopping. In the heart of it all,
on-line shopping and large department stores.
you’ll find Bustle, the perfect place to shop for all your bridal fashion. From mother-ofthe-bride formal wear, to bridesmaids’ dresses and wedding jewelry, to the all-important wedding gown, Bustle offers fashion with a very personal touch. Proprietors and mother-daughter team,
Kathy and Jen really want brides to say “yes” to their perfect dress. It’s been their experience that brides come in with a specific style of dress in mind and often leave with just the opposite. Jen says that dresses look very different on than how they appear in photos. The ability to try on a dress, feel
Kathy Walsh and Jennifer Davis, believe they
the fabric, sit down, and move in the dress
have created exactly what today’s savvy
before purchase are some of the advantages of
bride is looking for. They love to pamper
shopping local. A talented on-site seamstress
their clients and believe the experience is just
is ready to make the necessary alterations to
as important as the outcome. From comfy
ensure that you will not only look great, but
seating and spacious changing rooms, to
also feel great, on your wedding day.
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B R I D E S L E AV E H A P P Y,
Jen and Kathy have made their business all about superb customer service. Brides leave happy…guaranteed. This mother-
daughter duo has definitely perfected how to make shopping for the big day, an easy, fun and rewarding experience. Stop in Tuesday–Saturday from 11–3 or contact them to make an appointment.
for more information:
9 South Main Street | Berlin, MD 21811 443-513-4248 | bustleonmain.com
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