The Faces of The Perfectly Planned Wedding (from left) are Dana Bartholomew, Alison Sappington, Theresa Whitelock & Andrea Bounds.

FACES 2018


Dana Bartholomew, Alison Sappington, Theresa Whitelock & Andrea Bounds combine talents to create a wedding day planned to absolute perfection

You’ve said yes… now what?

This unique collaboration of local women-run businesses work together to ensure your wedding day is planned to absolute perfection. Alison to the Altar, Andrea Bounds Beauty, Dana Marie Photography and Sugar Rush by Theresa are all included in this acclaimed combination of women.

The four ladies who run these businesses work flawlessly together from start to finish, which streamlines the wedding-planning process and reduces stress for the bride and groom. Their collaborative approach provides you with a cohesive and stress-free event. From lipstick to lashes, last dances and grand exits, this dream team of ladies strive for every couple to reflect back on their wedding day and say they wouldn’t change a thing.

Alison, Andrea, Dana and Theresa began their collective approach of referring one another because they complemented each other’s work and shared a similar mindset and passion for providing exceptional wedding services. These four ladies work together to make certain the wedding day runs seamlessly, while each having impeccable attention to detail!

Alison Sappington of Alison to the Altar, an award-winning wedding planning service is extremely hands-on and present to manage every aspect of the wedding planning process, down to the smallest detail. 

Alison takes the time to listen to each couple, making their wedding vision a reality. She believes no wedding is too large or too small to benefit from her planning services. After booking, she always schedules a preliminary phone call or meeting to learn as much information as possible about the couple. She meets with couples several times before the big day, to fully ensure that the timelines, décor and other details are planned to perfection. 

She is always learning new styles and trends from within the wedding industry and shares recommendations and suggestions with couples throughout the planning stages. 

Alison covers all the bases so the bride is relaxed when the big day arrives. Alison to the Altar even offers several officiants for couples to choose from, if desired, and Alison herself is an available officiant.

Alison Sappington

ALISON TO THE ALTAR  443-695-5044

13010 Old Bridge Road, Ocean City


Andrea Bounds Beauty is a renowned luxury beauty studio located in West Ocean City that provides both an on-site and in-studio beauty experience. The highly sought-after beauty team will ensure brides and bridal parties look and feel stunning on their special day. Andrea has worked alongside many professional photographers, which has afforded her the knowledge to apply her clients’ makeup to best reflect their beauty, capturing the best version of themselves, with a camera-ready look that will last all day. 

Andrea offers both traditional and airbrushed makeup application services, customized based on her clients’ needs and desired look. She encourages brides to book a trial prior to their special day, to ensure the look is achieved and to guarantee their satisfaction. In addition to makeup, the Andrea Bounds Beauty team of highly skilled professionals provides stunning hairstyling services tailored to the brides preferences. Whether it be updos, curls, beach waves, braids or top knots, they can do it all. 

The Beauty Studio offers a wide variety of luxury cosmetic services in addition to hairstyling and makeup, including custom vegan spray tanning, mink lash extensions, and naturally derived teeth whitening services — a must-have for brides preparing for their big day!

Andrea Bounds


12417 Ocean Gateway, Unit 19, Ocean City

Sugar Rush by Theresa is an elegant custom bake shop conveniently located alongside the Wicomico River in Downtown Salisbury. Theresa takes great pride in making sure every order placed with Sugar Rush is a work of art
and love.

A Sugar Rush cake always stands apart, due to the extensive time Theresa devotes to each and every cake ordered from her. Every step in the cake creation process is done by Theresa herself — from start to finish! Her cakes are so exclusive and in-demand that arranging a consultation in her gorgeous cake studio as early as possible is highly suggested.

Theresa considers wedding cakes a part of the wedding décor and fully believes that every cake should be stunning and encapsulate the bride and groom’s personal style. Every wedding cake is custom to ensure a unique experience for her clients.

Sugar Rush by Theresa is so much more than custom wedding cakes. She also specializes in gourmet cupcakes, delicious cake pops, gluten-free French macarons and many other sweet delicacies.


Theresa Whitelock


201 E. Market Street, Salisbury


Dana Bartholomew is an award-winning wedding photographer who captures memorable images that couples will enjoy for a lifetime. She offers a diverse range of wedding packages, which will accommodate most budgets. Medium-to-long coverage days include a second shooter and a non-shooting assistant. 

Whether the couple love the spotlight or are a bit camera shy, Dana makes every client feel comfortable, relaxed and at complete ease. By ensuring couples are comfortable, she is able to capture their true selves and genuine personalities. The angles and moments she captures are unique and eternally charming. Her preferred photography technique is a combination of artificial and natural light.

Dana’s passion for photography comes through in every photograph she takes. She aims to provide photos which are both eye-catching and timeless.


Dana Bartholomew

DANA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY  |  301-848-2355  

9925 Stephen Decatur Hwy., Unit E-2, Ocean City

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