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Ashley & Mikes | Sunset Park Wedding Ceremony | Ocean City, Maryland

It’s incredible how two souls can meet and fall madly in love. That is exactly what happened with Ashley and Mike. Ashley’s dad told mike during a golf game that he had two daughters he could meet. In true 2013 fashion, later that night Mike took to Facebook to ask Ashley out and the rest is history! So, on a beautiful October day in Ocean City, Maryland Ashley and Mike tied the knot. Friends and family gathered at beautiful Sunset Park in Ocean City, Maryland to watch Ashley and Mike say their “I Do’s” before an epic sunset, under an amazing round arbor covered in fresh flowers and greens. Immediately following the wedding ceremony Ashley and Mike had a formal reception at Harrison’s Harbor Watch. We transformed Harbor Watch into an over the top reception site. Wrapped white columns flanked the dance floor. Tables were a combination of high low elements. Rose gold sequin table runners were accented with lush greens, fresh flowers in combinations of pinks and whites. With oyster shell balls that we laced with fairy lights. The cake was a simple stunner, accented by the fresh florals. Mike and Ashley made their entrance through a cloud of smoke and spent the night tearing up the dance floor! It was truly an amazing night that represented their fun nature! The Alison to the Altar I Do Crew was so excited to be able to be apart of their wedding day! Thank you, Ashley and Mike we wish you a lifetime of happiness!


Wedding Planner: Alison To The Altar

Photographer: Paige Engel Photography 

Hair & Makeup Artist: Andrea Bounds Beauty


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LaShelle & Jamil | Beach Wedding Ceremony | Bethany Beach, Delaware

Summer wedding season came and went in a flash! So, here I am gearing up for the 2018 wedding season, and finally finding some time to blog! 

Laschelle and Jamil had a romantic intimate beach wedding in June in beautiful Bethany Beach, Delaware. Weddings are scheduled after the guards are done so the beach is not packed with visitors. The evening was perfect, as the sun was starting to settle they were surrounded by close family and friends. Everyone wore white and the bride could not have been cuter! LaSchelle and I had multiple conversations in preparation for her wedding! She told me her vision for her wedding was simple and elegant. The arbor was draped in a sheer voile and we completed the arbor with a beautiful flower topper. It was just enough to give the couple their perfect spot for their I Do's and the backdrop was the ocean. Barefoot was a must to complete this upscale beach ceremony. Their beautiful beach wedding ceremony was followed by dinner at 99 Sea Level. Located on the boardwalk in Bethany Beach, Delaware they actually had their dinner on the boards as the sunset on a perfect day. With amazing views of the ocean, they can return each year to the spot where they tied the knot! 

Wedding Coordinator & Officiant: Alison to the Altar

Photographer: Lighthouse Ministries and Photography Studio

Reception Venue: 99 Sea Level


Kelly & Kevin | Beach Wedding Ceremony | Ocean City, MD

Kelly and Kevin tied the knot on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland on one of the most beautiful days in June. Not to mention one of the busiest days in June, the Alison to the Altar team set up three weddings that day! We created the most magical beach ceremony with sea-foam colored lanterns that lined the isle way complete with palm leaves and starfish. An amazing bamboo arbor with a full flower topper (that almost didn't happen due to the wind, but we anchored it down!) Kelly and Kevin's beach ceremony was absolutely perfect, a great start to what was a busy 2017 Summer wedding season!

Wedding Coordinator: Alison to the Altar

Photographer: McCarthy Imagerie

Venue Location: Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

Flowers: Little Miss Lovely


Brooke & Justin | Beach Wedding & Wedding Reception | Cape Charles, VA

I'm not even sure where to start! This amazing experience was a few months in the making. I was approached by Sunset Beach Resort to help with a "Dream Waterfront Wedding" contest, where one lucky couple would win a free waterfront wedding! We had so many entries to pick from, but at the end it was Brooke & Justin's story that won our hearts over.

After being on a Party Bus to celebrate a friend’s birthday that ended up breaking down, Brooke & Justin became inseparable. They were engaged in October of 2016 and unfortunately, Brooke lost her father to cancer in the same month. The beginning of their engagement was not a happy one, it was hard to plan or even be happy while dealing with the loss of her father. Winning this dream wedding meant taking the stress and sadness of planning a day Brooke always dreamt of spending with her dad.

Everyone worked together to make Brooke and Justin's dream wedding come true. We create the most magical wedding ceremony over looking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, on the beach at the Jackspot in Sunset Beach. With a wedding reception on the Jackspot's deck that we tented and turned into a wonderful fall oasis. The day was magical and we were so happy to be able to have been a part of making a couples dream wedding come true! Incredible view and a beautiful day.


Planner: Alison to the Altar

Sponsor: Blue Water

Photography: Paige Engel

Location: Sunset Beach

Florals: Sea Grass Floral

Hair & Make Up: Melanie Widgeon- La Bella MI

Cake: Incredible Edibles

Music: MarkShaw


Mary & Dan | Beach Wedding | Ocean City, Maryland

This day was truly magical! Mary & Dan tided the knot on a beautiful August day in Ocean City, Maryland with a Beauty and The Beast themed wedding! Both being lovers of the popular Disney movie and the theater.  Mary was a true "Belle" on her wedding day! The decor matched perfectly to Mary's theme. The day was abosutly beautiful, a scene out of a fairytale!

Wedding Decor & Coordination: Alison To The Altar

Cupcakes: Sugar Rush By Theresa

Flowers: Little Miss Lovely

Photographer: McCarthy Imagerie


Wedding Planner Vs. Wedding Coordinator, which one do you need on your special day?

Lately I have been receiving A LOT of questions about the difference between a Wedding Planner, Wedding Coordinator and a Day Of Coordinator. So I decided to outline of of those duties below. It is very important to know what you are paying for and getting. 


A wedding Planner will work with the client from the start. Helping with the selection of everything from vendor selection, hotel rooms, florist, cake, photographer hair & make up, transportation, anything needed to pull the wedding. They are with you from start to finish of the wedding planning process.



A coordinator will come in at the end and make sure everything goes off with out a hitch. Checks on deliveries, make sure the reception has the look and feel desired by the client. Pretty much to make sure the day runs smoothly and will handle any hiccups along the way to ensure an easy flow on the wedding day.


A ceremony coordinator will work during the ceremony to ensure everyone gets where they belong at the right time and the ceremony flows as it should. They can help the photographer with pictures and get guests to the reception. They may or may not have anything to do with decor.

It's important to understand who you have hired to navigate your wedding experience. Don't be afraid to ask questions and always make sure you have a complete job description outline! Planning a wedding can be a tricky thing, make sure you know how much help you need!

Sami & Ryan | Wedding Ceremony at Sunset Park | Ocean City,MD

A true wedding ceremony out of a story book. Sami and Ryan first met while she was working at a brewery, and the rest is history. Both having a true love for the beach they knew getting married on the water was only the right thing to do! After all, Ryan did propose to Sami while on vacation in Virginia Beach. 

The ceremony was completely magical. With views of the Ocean City Inlet & the smell of salt air, love was all around! The groomsmen all dressed in white & the bridal party in navy. Complete with the sword arch to finish the ceremony. It's safe to say Sami & Ryan's wedding was straight out of a story book.

Ceremony Decor: Alison to the Altar

Photographer: Danae Stephens Winship Photography

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We've got you covered

You've said "Yes" now it's time to say "I Do" and if you haven't done this before it can be very confusing. Don't navigate the wedding world blind. Alison to the Altar brings elegance and class to your event. With packages designed for every brides budget! From full support planning services, partial planning and day of management we've got you covered. Even your first initial consultation is free! Not to mention we have a team of professionals in our network for any need you might have.

My team knows planning a wedding isn't always easy. We have a proven system that works for our couples and you will be sure to love the ease of the process. Let us help you and your partner get closer to the altar.  We make memories happen!

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