Natural Beauties
The union between gown and floral is intimate, unique, and extraordinary, just like marriage itself.

The Breakfast Club
The post-wedding brunch is one last chance for great food, stylish décor, and lots of laughs.

44 Reasons We Love Baltimore Weddings
Here's a small taste of why we love Baltimore for all our nuptial needs.

aisle style

How Sweet It Is
The ice pop goes gourmet.

Into the Deep
A poolside style guide.

Old, New, Borrowed, Brewed
Let's face it, the best groomsmen's gifts come filled with beer.

Can't Say I Do Without You
We paired drop-dead gorgeous dresses with all that's great about being a bridesmaid: friends, flowers, and fun.

Draw Me Close To You
Hiring an illustrator means injecting loads of personality into your wedding invitations.

the album

Local Love
Five amazing celebrations from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore to Patapsco Valley State Park.


Say Yes to the Dress
Ask the Expert: The Dress Shop Proprietor

Love Is In The Air(waves)
Ask the Expert: The Disc Jockey

The Tipping Point
Our bridal professionals tackle your questions on the taboo topic of tipping.

I Now Pronounce You . . .
Ask the Expert: The Wedding Officiant

The Registry Revolution
When it comes to wedding registries, millennials have raised the bar.

A Tent to Call Your Own
Ask the Expert: The Tent Specialist

online exclusives

DIY: Can't Say I Do Without You
From our "Can't Say I Do Without You" bridesmaid dress shoot, MAKETRIBE shows us how to easily create a mini tassel garland—perfect for a photo-booth backdrop—with an easy-to-follow video tutorial.

Ask The Expert
Listen to DJ Carl Jr.'s top 25 first dance songs.

The Breakfast Club
Wild Thyme Event Studio's Sarah Acconcia, the chef behind our post-wedding brunch shoot, shares recipes for seasonal fruit chia jam, crushes, and an unbelievable snickerdoodle crêpe cake.

Say Cheese
Pixilated Photo Booth's Patrick Rife and his top five wedding photo booth must-haves.

Here For The Beer
We loved both our groom growler shoots. Find our very Maryland version here.

local love

Back Story
A few months after their nuptials, Blair Hagan and Will Gee donned their fancy wedding attire again and took a bunch of silly/weird photos at their home, above, and all around Fells Point. Justin Tsucalas of Plaid Photo's snapshots are not to be missed.

City Chic
Ashley Abrahams's and John Ruff's Fells Point wedding was one of the most beautiful we've seen. Find loads more gorgeous images from photographer Anna Reynal's album of their summer city wedding.

behind the scenes

Bridal Fashion
Our stunning "Natural Beauties" floral/fashion shoot was captured by Zinnia Films. See interviews with our florist, beauty team, and managing editor, plus how it all came together on location at the Patapsco Female Institute.

Get a peek at our honeymoon swimsuit shoot "Into the Deep" with our stylist Mia Darrow Tarley and her talented team (including a giant inflatable swan!), as filmed by our media intern Justine Hulsey at Clipper Mill pool.

in every issue

Publisher's Note
Nineteen years of being the most-valuable resource for area brides and grooms.

Editor's Note
This issue is a love letter to my favorite city, Baltimore.

Check out the area's top locations, ranging from formal to fun, for every kind of bride and budget. These sites are perfect for everything from rehearsal dinners to wedding receptions.

Where To Buy
Our list of vendors featured in the 2016 issue.

on the cover

Photographed by Jennifer Hughes. Flower wall: Victoria Clausen Floral Events. Makeup and hair by Amie Decker and Kelley Small with Amie Decker Beauty. Model: Andreia Contreiras, Q Management. Shot on location at the Patapsco Female Institute. Model is wearing an ivory/gold Alencon lace trumpet bridal gown with cashmere chiffon underlay, mandarin collar neckline, and a Maria Elena floral crystal belt ($4,800) at Gamberdella Salon for Brides. Emsaru 18-karat, white-gold, triple-row diamond wreath earrings ($52,800) at Radcliffe Jewelers. Jack Kelége platinum diamond Lacey wide-band ring (call for price) at J. Brown Jewelers.

Meet the Editor

Janelle Erlichman Diamond

We are feeling extra giddy this year as Baltimore Bride celebrates two decades in the business. I’ve been lucky enough to be a small part of this magazine since 2006 and managing editor the past few years. read more >>