Letter From The Editors: For The Love of Blogging

A little over 2 years ago, Serena and I attended an Annapolis wedding vendors meet-up, sponsored by the lovely ladies at Bayside Bride. As we sat there eating and chatting, we agreed that it was unfortunate that the Baltimore area did not have a wedding blog, just as Annapolis and DC did. Then we looked at each other– and it was as if the heavens opened.. giant lightbulbs appeared over our heads… you get the picture. “Why don’t WE start one?” “Ok… let’s do it!” And so, Charm City Wed was born.

As we started prepping for the launch of the blog, one of our biggest concerns was… what if those blogs and wedding resources that are already established view us as competition? We both firmly believed (and still do) that there is plenty of wedding inspiration to go around. We knew that we weren’t out to copy anyone or steal anyones work. We even made a point to sit down with the Editor in Chief of Baltimore Bride Magazine and let her know what we’re doing, and to this day, we are good friends and mutually support one another’s work. There really is nothing to be gained from climbing over one another to try and be the one on top. The best way to the top is hand and hand with others you’ve helped along the way!

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And that being said, within the past year 2 other wedding blogs have launched in the DC/MD/VA area, and we thought it would be a great time to highlight and give a shout out to the region-based wedding blogs around us!

Bayside Bride
Region/Focus: Annapolis & Chesapeake area Weddings
What We Love: Editors Natalie, Krista, Bekah, and Sara are truly sweethearts, and we love all of the nautical wedding inspiration and swoon-worthy weddings they feature!
One of Our Favorite Posts: Preppy Crew Inspired Bridal Shower Styled Shoot, inspired by editor Natalie Franke, who met her husband on their high school crew team!
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Photo: Natalie Franke Photography / Krista A. Jones Photography

Capitol Romance
Region/Focus: Washington DC / DIY, Offbeat Weddings
What We Love: Editor Bree is a breath of fresh air and consistently brings new ideas and amazing wedding inspiration to wedding blog scene!
One of Our Favorite Posts: DIY Tutorial: How to Make An Album Cover Photobooth Backdrop How cool would this be to have at your wedding?!
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United With Love
Region/Focus: Washington DC / Modern, Upscale Weddings
What We Love: Editor Juli features some of the most beautiful weddings in the DC area and we love the wedding tips for couples to be!
One of Our Favorite Posts: Photo Etiquette Cards for Unplugged Weddings If you need a great way to let guests know to put away their phones, this post is for you!
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Photo: Life Chronicled Photography

Heart of Frederick
Region/Focus: Frederick, MD area weddings
What We Love: Editors Mary Kate, Briana, and Megan have a knack for style and we absolutely love their beautiful wedding inspiration boards!
One of Our Favorite Posts: 9 Tips for Surviving a Bridal Show Heading to a bridal show? This post has you covered!
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Marry & Bright
Region/Focus: Virginia weddings
What We Love: Editors Katie and Amanda both hail from Virginia and were both married in the “Old Dominion” state, and have a fantastic resource for all Virginia area brides!
One of Our Favorite Posts: Wedding Etiquette Demystified: Saying Thank You We love these tips on writing your wedding Thank You cards!
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Photo: Erin J. Saldana Photography

There are so, SO many other area wedding & lifestyle blogs, both locally and nationally, that we absolutely love. We wanted to highlight a few of the region-based wedding blogs around the area specifically with this post! To see a few of the many other wedding blogs we love, please check out the “Links” section in our side bar!

Admiral Fell Inn Wedding by Kirsten Smith Photography
Kent Manor Inn Wedding by Kathleen Hertel Photography
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