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PUBLISHER’S LETTER F A L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 5 | I S S U E No. 4

Ahhh, Fall! How happy we are to see

Hughes! How fun is it to take photographers out

you! After this long, hot summer, we welcome

from behind their cameras and make THEM the

your cooler temperatures, your crisp days. As

subject of photographs? The results, I promise

a summer-lovin’ girl, that takes a lot for me to

you, are truly stunning.

say. The truth is, I love fall; it’s winter that gets me down. I know, I know, it’s the cycle of the seasons. For me to feel the same about fall and winter as I do about warmer times, something has to be there that makes it all worth it. So, what is there in these two seasons to look forward to? I went looking… First, color! How lovely is the beautiful changing foliage? Or, the cold winter vista of snow on water with a tree line beyond? And how about scents and flavors; the taste (and aroma) of cinnamon and nutmeg in a good apple cake? Warm, cozy nights by a fire watching Harry Potter movies—AGAIN! I find peace in anticipating these moments as I’m sure do many people. With our Fall/ Winter issue of Inspired!, we went looking for the expression of the cooler months in food, gifts and weddings. We thought it would be fun to feature the weddings of two of our favorite Eastern Shore photographers, Coty Jones and Jillian 4 | ISSUE N o . 4

Yummy treats more your style? How about candy apples as wedding favors? Fun to make and fun to eat, there seems to be never-ending possibilities for toppings for these over-the-top favors. We’ve got a great, easy recipe courtesy Bake My Day in St. Michaels. On another note, we’re talking about Hollywood on the Eastern Shore! You may be surprised by how many movies have used our beautiful scenery as a backdrop! Check out our comprehensive list. And yes, “Wedding Crashers” is one of them! Other features including “Things We Love” (for him this time!) and more sweet wedding proposals help round out our celebration of all things Eastern Shore wedding.

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KATE ANN PHOTOGRAPHY MELISSA GRIMES-GUY PHOTOGRAPHY

Carolyn Swift Lasako is the studio manager at Kari Rider Events, a boutique event planning and design firm serving Maryland’s Eastern Shore and beyond. Prior to joining Kari Rider Events, Carolyn worked in the publishing field, most recently as the managing editor of a regional magazine publishing group. She has a soft spot for genuine love stories (especially her real-life love story with husband Gary), red wine and her son Reid.

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PUBLISHER’S LETTER 5 MINUTES WITH Cathy & Brian Schmidt

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A TOUCH OF AUTUMN How to host a seasonal wedding

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SAY YES: PROPOSAL STORIES We asked you how he popped the question

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EASTERN SHORE MOVIE NIGHT A nautical addition to your tablescape

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LAS T IS S UE WE ASKED OUR BRIDES TO SUBMIT TH EIR SW E E T PROPOSAL S TORIES . H ERE AR E A FEW OF OUR F AVORITES ! CONGRATS TO EACH OF Y OU !

On a mundane Sunday afternoon I was baking

edge of field, Robbie mentioned he thought he saw a

cupcakes for our party for August family birthdays.

balloon in the field. Little did I know, there was not

Robbie came in the kitchen and asked how much

a balloon in the field. This was his distraction so he

longer I would be making cupcakes and even started

could get on one knee and say “Will you marry me?”

helping me make the cupcakes. He casually mentioned

Without a doubt it was the most amazing, magical

that he wanted to take a walk down the farm lane to

moment of my life. I can’t even put into words how

the sunflower field and see if there were any doves

overwhelmed with joy I was -- and still am. Carrying

(he is an avid hunter and this was nothing out of the

on the tradition, Robbie proposed to me in the same

ordinary for a Sunday). Once I was finished making

field where his father proposed to his mother, and his

the cupcakes I didn’t think any more about it and he

brother proposed to his wife.

said “Come on, let’s go to the sunflower field”. So, off we go to the sunflower field. Once we were at the 8 | ISSUE N o . 4

Robbie and Katie


Meghan and I met during middle school in a

Things have been going smoothly since the

small town in Pennsylvania. We remained friends

proposal. We were welcomed back home by our families

throughout high school and began dating during

with a celebration dinner after our trip. Everyone was

our senior year of college at Penn State. I knew that

very happy and excited to see Meghan's new finger

Meghan was the one when we began dating in college.

hardware. Since then, we've been looking at wedding

No matter what the occasion was, she was always

venues and taking everything a step at a time.

happy to be there and was a joy to be around. She never lets the little things bother her and that provides

Meghan and Stephen

a solid backbone for our relationship. When we decided that we wanted a weekend getaway earlier in the year, I knew that it would be a great time to pop the question. After we set the date, it was a race against the clock to research rings and customize/design one that I knew she would love. I wanted it to be a total surprise, so her sister provided me with some insider information about the style of ring she liked and I went from there. The hardest part about the actual proposal was ensuring that we were both in the correct spot at the correct time. When the clock is ticking towards proposal time, the photographers are in place, and you have a girl taking a shower, you never know if you're going to make it in time. Fortunately, Meghan was ready in record time and I actually ended up stalling for a little bit before heading to our destination.

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eastern shore M OV I E N I G H T When most people think of the Eastern Shore, they probably don’t think Hollywood! Sure, we have wonderful, scenic vistas, charming small towns and gorgeous sunsets but does that immediately say “cinema” to you? Well, if it doesn’t, you may be among those who will be surprised by the abundance of movies that have been filmed here. It may be our best kept secret, but Hollywood has discovered the Eastern Shore and we’ve been attracting movie makers and movie stars for a while now. We’ve done a little research and found some of our favorite films that feature this beautiful place we call home. Whether you’re hosting a movie night for your girls or just looking for a flick for a night in with your favorite guy, fall is a perfect time to grab the popcorn and cozy up next to your DVD player for a little local flavor, Tinseltown style!!


FAILURE TO LAUNCH (2006) Sarah Jessica Parker and her co-star Matthew McConaughey spent time filming in Easton for this story about a suave momma’s boy who lives at home rather than start a family of his own. RIDERS (2001) This film is set on the Eastern Shore, and writer-director Doug Sadler is also a longtime Easton resident. The film was featured at the 2001 Maryland Film Festival.

THE RUNAWAY BRIDE (1999) Julia Roberts and Richard Gere star in this movie set in a fictional Maryland town, Hale, but was actually filmed in real Maryland towns including Berlin and Snow Hill in Worcester County!

CLARA'S HEART (1988)
A bond between a teenager and a housekeeper unlocks a secret in the housekeeper's past. Filmed in Talbot County's Easton/St. Michael's area. 12 | ISSUE N o . 4


THE FIRST KISS (1928)
Did pirates scour Baltimore's shores looking for gold and crabs? Maybe. One Baltimorean turns pirate in this movie filmed in St. Michaelis in Talbot County. Directed by Rowland V. Lee. Starring Fay Wray, Gary Cooper and Lane Chandler.

SILENT FALL (1994)
 A Maryland psychiatrist helps an SWIMMERS (2005)
This drama,

autistic child reconstruct

which probes the hardships and hopes

his memory of a gruesome

of a crabbing family on Maryland's

murder. Filmed St.

Eastern Shore, received ovations

Michael’s and directed by

when it opened at the Sundance

Bruce Beresford. Starring

Film Festival 2005. As relationships

Richard Dreyfuss, Linda

are tested, dark secrets are revealed.

Hamilton and John

Doug Sadler, an Easton resident,

Lithgow.

wrote and directed this look at a fishing family and filmed it in Oxford, Bozman and Easton.

TUCK EVERLASTING (2002)
 After a teenager finds a strange family living on her parent's property she learns that they have discovered a spring that holds the key to immortality. Parts of the movie was filmed in the quaint town of Berlin. List compiled from DELMARWEB.COM and BALTIMORESUN.COM


VIOLETS ARE BLUE (1986)
Two high school sweethearts rekindle their lost love while vacationing in Ocean City. Filmed in Ocean City and starring Kevin Kline, Sissy Spacek and Bonnie Bedelia. WEDDING CRASHERS (2005)
Probably the best known of all Eastern Shore films, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson prey on bridesmaids in this comedy, winding up at a high-society wedding at an Eastern Shore estate. Much of the movie was shot on the Eastern Shore, in and around St. Michaels, including The Inn at Perry Cabin, where some cast and crew stayed during filming.


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M E S W: As a wedding photographer, did you have a hard time choosing a photographer to shoot your own wedding? C o t y : Of course! There are so many talented photographers out there and I love so many of them that it was hard to select just one to document our wedding. I wanted a photographer with a fine art style and the ability to put up with our quirky families! And I think I hit the nail on the head with Kate Ann!


M : Shooting weddings, you see so many different themes and

rope, the bow of one of the boats my grandfather built

details. How did you narrow down all of that inspiration to

(we used that as our cake table!), drift wood and other

make your day something that was truly your vision?

little odds and ends to decorate the property.

C : Having photographed so many different weddings

M : What did you find the most difficult part of the planning

and seeing so many different visions from other brides

process? What did you find the easiest?

we knew that we wanted to stay true to both Lewis and I’s first love which is the water. We are both boat builders babies and have been around the water our entire lives and it is something that is such a large part of who we are as individuals but also as a couple. To complete our, I guess you would call it “nautical” (but it wasn’t your type of nautical that you see so popular today) vision, we used items that were easily accessible from my parents boatyard - buoys, propellers, pylons,

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C : I think that being a vendor myself made the entire process pretty simple. We only had four short months to put together our wedding and we were able to pull it off without a hitch. We knew which vendors we wanted to use, the process of getting it all done efficiently, and with being in the industry for a little while I understood the ins and out of how to knock everything off our to-do list. I can honestly say there were no difficult parts of the planning process! If I was


to choose something to deem it ‘difficult’ it would probably be that we got married in a very short amount of time so with selecting our vendors we wanted to make sure that everyone was available and we got very lucky! Everything went rather smoothly in the planning process which might be because we got married in the “slow season”!

M : Did your husband join in the planning? C : Yes! Lewis had a few requests for the wedding planning but other wise he said “whatever I wanted”, which was sweet but I wanted to make sure it was everything he wanted too! We went over different designs details of the wedding


together and different layouts of the day, he was a huge

M : Throughout the day, did you have a hard time taking off

help with the planning. He’s a pretty crafty creature so

your wedding vendor hat and putting on your bride hat (aka

he made a beautiful draft beer bar for our special day!

crown)?

He busted his butt the day before, morning of and day after with setup and cleanup of everything from our wedding day, he truly helped to make our day perfect.

C : I hate to admit it but yes. I had a hard time taking off my wedding vendor hat and releasing the reins the


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day of our wedding. We had both planned so much in advance, but that morning I told myself whatever happens happens and you just have to go with it! And thats exactly what we did! I did not want to look back and have memories of stressing out about things that might have not gone completely to plan, but to look back and remember everyone there who loved us and supported our crazy love story and every second that evolved that day. Thats the only way to do it—just go with the flow and make some amazing memories! 30 | ISSUE N o . 4

M : Looking back, what was the favorite part of your day? C : There are so many! But by far my most favorite part of the day was walking down the aisle arm in arm with my Daddy, savoring every single second and telling him to walk a little slower, soaking in the fact that I and walking towards my future husband and man of my wildest dreams. I will never forget that moment. Another would be when Lewis and I paused during the ceremony to look out in the crowd at all the people who loved us, and that right there, that took my breath away.


M : What advice do you have for other brides looking for a

clients, the food that they prepare, the products that

photographer? Or any vendor?

rent, how they feel out the vibe for music for your

C : My sole advice for any bride looking at hiring any vendor for their special day…hire your vendors based on the fact that you love what they do. That you love their photography skills, the way they interact with

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guests, and most importantly them - love your vendors! Because they will be working so hard for your wedding day and you have to have trust in them to make everything run smoothly and bring to life your vision!


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M E S W: As a wedding photographer, did you have a hard time choosing a photographer to shoot your own wedding? J i l l i a n : Actually that was the easy part. I wanted to have someone I was comfortable with since they would be around me the entire day. I decided to call upon my good buddy, Peter Pousard. We met many years ago when I lived in Los Angeles. He lives in Sweden so I actually booked him before I decided where I wanted to get married. Having someone I felt comfortable with and did great work was the most important part for me.


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M : Shooting weddings, you see so many different themes and

little details can drive people nuts so I decided to do

details. How did you narrow down all of that inspiration to

the opposite and I keep it simple. I knew I wanted it

make your day something that was truly your vision?

outdoors with lots of bulb lights, basically a fun fancy

J : I am a simple person. I think I am so involved with so many weddings that I knew the most important part

party. And we did just that, through the help of our unbelievable vendors, they made it happen!

was marrying my best friend. We have one of those

M : What did you find the most difficult part of the planning

crazy love stories that we dated, spent ten years apart,

process? What did you find the easiest?

and then through the power of Facebook while we were on opposite sides of the world, we came back into each other’s lives. I see how the stress of all the

J : The difficult part was the last two weeks. Trying to keep everything in order and do a lot of it on our own


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was stressful. Luckily I had an amazing bridal party

being so quiet. But I was just in the moment and it was

and my Mom flew in from Sweden to help. With that

a beautiful day.

being said in my above comment, keeping it simple was a good thought, but you don’t realize all the little

M : Did your husband join in the planning?

details. When you take on and do a lot of it on your

J : Somewhat. Andy and his groomsman did a lot the

own, you don’t realize how many pieces go into making

day of. He is quite a fan of pies, so he selected the

a wedding work, which is why I HIGHLY suggest a

pie bar we had. Anytime I would start going cross-

planner. I lucked out and got a good friend to do mine

eyed from looking at too many things I would show

and she was a LIFE SAVER.

him the selections and he would quickly pick out his

Easiest was the day of. I just decided to let go and enjoy it. I drank champagne with my friends and family, snuggled with my pup and relaxed. All the

favorite and I would go with it. He hears me talk about weddings so much that he knew how to help me be decisive.

planning was done and whatever was going to happen

M : Throughout the day, did you have a hard time taking off

was going to happen. We made it to the day. I see how

your wedding vendor hat and putting on your bride hat (aka

quickly couple’s weddings day fly by on a weekly basis,

crown)?

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J : I honestly didn’t. Working in weddings for a living, I realize how quickly those precious moments fly by. I


got to marry the only person I knew I could spend the

hair and makeup, so that was a special moment for

rest of my life with and I wanted to be present. I put

us. We ran off to a little spot where it was just us, our

my phone away and just sat back and realized that I

photographer and videographer. It was one of those

had an unbelievable team of vendors so I would let

moments I will always cherish because we got to be

them do what they do best.

alone for 20 minutes during our portraits and just take

M : Looking back, what was the favorite part of your day?

that time to be alone. I wish everyone would do them! Shooting weddings, I always like doing first looks.

J : The first look. Hands down. I hadn’t seen Andy all

It gives the couple some time alone to relax and be

day, which is very unlike us, so I couldn’t wait. He had

excited at what they are about to do. I also have a real

no idea what type of dress I had, how I was doing my

issue with being in front of large groups of people and

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being the center of attention, so getting our first-look

about two-weeks after your wedding has passed, let

over before I had to stand in front of a large group

it go. You may not end up having everything exactly

took the edge off!

as you want it, but remember the real reason you are

M : What advice do you have for other brides looking for a photographer? Or any vendor?

there that day. To marry your best friend. Just roll with whatever happens and it will all be ok. And try your best to enjoy the getting ready part. Those moments

J : Remember to breathe. It is so easy to get caught

are important too. Laugh, have fun, joke and have

up in all the little details and freak out if something

an adult beverage if you like. Just relax and let your

doesn’t go quite as you planned. What I tell my brides

vendors do their job. If you hired a good team, you

is this: If this isn’t something you are going to think

won’t even have time to stop and worry!


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a T O U C H of AUTUMN how to host a seasonal wedding without going overboard

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I’m all for incorporating seasonal details into your wedding day. Peonies in May? Rosé in July? Pies in November? Yes, yes, and yes please! But I’m also a big believer in not letting the season dominate your day. There are plenty of ways to give a nod to the time of year without going overboard. With fall right around the corner, here are three tips for tastefully embracing the season on your wedding day.


TA K E A DVA N TA G E O F T H E N AT U R A L S C E N E R Y One of my favorite things about fall is you don’t have to manufacture its character. The scents and colors of the season are all around—in the grasses, the trees, the sky. Look to capitalize on that existing scenery when deciding on your ceremony backdrop, reception location or first-look setting. It’s a subtle and seamless way to tie in the season, and—bonus—it requires little to no effort on the actual wedding day.

K E E P O R A N G E TO A MINIMUM Yes, fall signifies Halloween and changing leaves, but that doesn’t mean orange has to be a staple wedding color of the season. From deep reds to soft yellows to muted whites, the fall flower color palette is as gorgeous as it gets. Consider discussing seasonal blooms with your florist before choosing your wedding colors; you may get inspired by a hue you haven’t yet considered. Keeping your blooms in season also will help save money, especially since several Eastern Shore florists grow seasonal blooms right on their farms.

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F I N D WAYS TO WA R M U P There’s a certain coziness to fall. Even before the weather officially turns, we all love to “warm up” with layers, fires and hot toddies. From bourbon bars to cigar stations to fire pits, there are plenty of ways to help your guests stay toasty during your celebration. A few small touches can go a long way in ensuring your guests leave with warm hands and warm hearts.

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CAN DY A PPLES If your’re looking for a little something sweet to send away with your guests, we’ve got the perfect thing...candy apples! They’re a fun (and in-season) DIY, they make for a gorgeous display, and are a total crowd pleaser! We paired up with Melissa at Bake My Day and tested our skills in the kitchen to make these fun and flavorful favors! With endless color and topping possibilities, these little beauties can compliment any fall or winter wedding!

1/2 c light corn syrup

Skewers

2 c sugar

Candy thermometer

3/4c water

A pot

Food coloring

Baking sheet lined with foil

Toppings

Pastry brush and bowl of water

Skewer your apples from the top. Combine corn syrup, sugar and water and heat over medium-high. Stir thoroughly to dissolve sugar and add in food coloring (if desired). Once the mixture is boiling, stop stirring. You may use the pastry brush to brush the sides of the pot with warm water to prevent crystals from forming. Simmer the candy until it reaches 290 F (143 C). Once you’ve reached temperature, hold your apples by the stick and dip until completely covered. If you’re using additional toppings, roll apple in the topping(s) of choice before the shell hardens. Place the finished apples on the paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate to cool. Enjoy!

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