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Married in Maryland! Marylanders, let's chat!

Jo, on February 14, 2018 at 7:45 AM Posted in Maryland Planning 0 65
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Who is getting married in Maryland??

Married in Maryland! Marylanders, let's chat! 1


I'm a Marylander through and through (why yes, I do have a MD flag crab decal on my car) so I want to chat about all things marriage in MD. I got engaged on the beach in Ocean City, was married in Baltimore, had mini crab cakes as one of my hors d'oeuvres, and gave out Old Bay as one of my favors. So tell us about your MD venues, the places around MD where you took your engagement photos, your Black Eyed Susan bouquets, the craft beers you chose for your reception, and your Berger cookie dessert displays! Show 'em off, hon!

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Latest activity by Alisa, on June 22, 2020 at 5:50 PM
  • Bella
    Just Said Yes September 2018
    Bella ·
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    We got engaged in ocean city abs are getting married at grand lodge in cockeysvillw
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  • K
    Just Said Yes August 2018
    Kandace ·
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    We live in Chestertown, and are getting married on a small farm outside of Rock Hall (#easternshorepride). We're having a laid-back, all outdoor, rustic August wedding with yard games (think- cornhole), beer and a food truck!

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    Just Said Yes May 2018
    Brandi ·
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    Hey!!thanks for inviting me to this forum... I'm not from MD .... And would like to know some cool places in or between MD and PA to go for the honeymoon that are not costy.
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  • Jo
    WeddingWire Administrator May 2015
    Jo ·
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    I had an OC proposal too, tell me about yours!

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  • Jo
    WeddingWire Administrator May 2015
    Jo ·
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    Nice! Will you get a custom wedding cornhole set? What food truck will you have?

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  • Jo
    WeddingWire Administrator May 2015
    Jo ·
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    Welcome! Is your partner from MD, is that how you decided to get married here?

    What kind of cool place are you interested in? Active, historic, relaxing...? Ellicott City has vintage-y shopping and nice restaurants. Downtown Baltimore has the harbor, a great aquarium, two stadiums, and lots of cool bars. Annapolis is awesome, it has pretty parks and waterfront and just overall has a cool vibe. Pennsylvania of course has Philly, which has great art museums and the Liberty Bell. Lancaster and Gettysburg are cool places to visit too.

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    Savvy November 2019
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    Hello!! I'm not from MD either. Just moved here about 6 months ago with the FH. However, we're looking to get married here since it's going to be our new home and we're planning to settle down here for a while. Any suggestions for venues or vendors? We would love to do a MD themed (i.e crab eating fest) rehearsal dinner for all of our OOT guests (there are a lot of them). As far as wedding venue, we're looking for something with glamorous, ornate, castle-like features (we've only seen the Belvedere so far). Thanks in advance!


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  • FutureMrsN14
    Super July 2018
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    Poconos? Ocean City?

    what are you guys wanting to do?
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  • FutureMrsN14
    Super July 2018
    FutureMrsN14 ·
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    My FH and I are both from HarCo so we are getting married there! We currently live closer to Annapolis though so we took our engagement photos at Downs Park Smiley smile

    P.S. love ocean city - go twice a year with my family!
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    Just Said Yes October 2018
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    Thanks for inviting me to this forum! I love MD, have been here for a while and can't see myself moving to another state! We got engaged the day after Christmas (in NYC not MD) but we will be getting married in Fullerton, then reception in Cockeysville.


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  • Jo
    WeddingWire Administrator May 2015
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    Well welcome to MD! I'm totally biased but I think it is the best state Smiley smile

    Crab feast rehearsal dinner sounds amazing! What a good way to introduce your families to all things MD. As far as glam castle-like venues I'm thinking The Cloisters (Will Smith got married there), The Engineers Club, The Peabody Library, The BMA (Baltimore Museum of Art), and the Evergreen house (the carriage house and gardens are amazing) all pop into my mind right away.

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  • Carlie
    Beginner June 2018
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    We got engaged in Ocean City, will be getting married at Celebrations at the Bay, and the guys will be wearing Maryland bow ties! ❤️ We also had our engagement pictures taken in Annapolis!

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  • Tiara
    Expert October 2018
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    HarCo bride here! I'm getting married at Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace!
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  • emcknight1517
    Super April 2018
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    I've lived in MD my whole life and I think it's awesome. FH has lived like everywhere, but also really loves MD. We got engaged in his old hometown in WA. We're getting married at The Grand in Baltimore and making Baltimore-themed welcome bags for those who used our hotel room block.

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  • Debra
    Just Said Yes November 2018
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    Try Cloisters Castle or Grammercy Mansion Smiley smile

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    Just Said Yes May 2018
    Brandi ·
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    Yes he's from MD... But we're gonna be btw MD and PA for the honeymoon ... We are really into adventure and anything active . But would love to quiet romantic places would be nice too.

    Cool I'll look up those suggestions. Thanks ! Smiley smile Smiley love
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  • Jo
    WeddingWire Administrator May 2015
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    Love it! What are some of the things that are going in your welcome bags?

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    Savvy November 2019
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    Thanks for the recommendations! we'll be sure to check them out soon =)


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  • Cee Cee
    Devoted August 2018
    Cee Cee ·
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    Hi, Fellow Marylanders (and friends of Maryland)!

    My FH and I are both native Marylanders and have lived around Annapolis for most of our lives. He even works for the State and we dressed as Natty Boh and Sally the Utz Girl for Halloween last year. Although our formal proposal was at a mountain resort in West Virginia, all of our history and our hearts are here in the Free State. We are having our ceremony and reception in August at the little community beach on the South River (south of Annapolis) in the neighborhood where we both spent much of our childhoods.

    Of course we wanted to incorporate our love of the state into our wedding theme, and chose black-eyed susans are our featured wedding flower. However, has any of you noticed that there are hardly any pictures of black-eyed susan bouquets on Pinterest - or anywhere else, for that matter? There are plenty of sunflower bouquets, but only a few with the actual state flower. My florist even said she has seldom gotten requests for black-eyed susan bouquets, and she's been doing weddings in Maryland for over 20 years! I think that is so strange. They're a lovely flower!

    As for recommendations for honeymoon and/or wedding venues, come to Annapolis! There are lots of options here, as Jo mentioned - parks, waterfront, and beautiful historic buildings and gardens. And so many things to do for honeymoon exploring. We're spending our wedding night at an Annapolis waterfront hotel (hoping to have a pedicab ride in my wedding dress!) before heading to the Outer Banks for the rest of our honeymoon.

    Best wishes to all of you. Looking forward to sharing our Maryland wedding journeys!

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    Dedicated April 2019
    Meaghan ·
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    Absolutely the Cloisters has to be your next stop, it is absolutely what you're looking for as far as castles go. We are in Howard County, so getting married in Elkridge, then, we are trying to decide between a reception lo cation of savage mill manor house or overhills mansion. We are doing tastings, hoping that will help with final decision.
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