An engagement shoot is a great opportunity for you and your beloved to get comfortable in front of the camera, as well as a good chance to develop a rapport with your potential wedding photographer. Often, couples are focused on what they should wear for these photographs, and when during their engagement they should take them. However, the “where” is also an important question to answer, as there are so many location options. We find – at the most general level – that there are two schools of thought regarding where engagement shoots should take place: you can choose to complement or contrast your wedding. If you would prefer your engagement session to complement the eventual photos of your nuptials, you may want to book the shoot a year before your celebration, so that the seasons will match. Selecting a location similar to your venue is an especially apt choice ... Read More »
When it comes to your wedding cuisine, most brides and grooms rightfully focus on the preferences and restrictions of their guests. Typically, this is the reason there are stereotypical food selections for a reception: a red-meat dish, a poultry or fish dish, and a vegetarian option. While there are definitely ways to get creative with your menu while still satisfying – and wowing! – your friends and family, the culinary zone in which you can really show some personality is with your dessert. Traditional white wedding cakes can sometimes be deemed as “unexciting,” which is why some couples elect to include a "naked" or "semi-naked" confection in their celebration. Naked cakes are adored with very little frosting, leaving the tiers exposed. It gives the dessert an “unpolished” look that so many desire for their rustic or boho-chic events. Semi-naked cakes are slightly more covered with icing, leaving very small windows ... Read More »
You've found the love of your life, so chances are you've discussed your past, present, and goals for the future. What some couples do not discuss, however, is their finances. It's a touchy subject, but it's necessary to talk about since you'll be spending the rest of your lives with each other. To get some advice on the subject, we asked Marlow and Chris Felton – a husband-and-wife duo who help couples get on the same page financially – for their tips on making the first year of marriage as blissful as possible when it comes to money matters. Read their opinions below: Photo by Marisa Holmes; Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier It’s summer wedding season and many couples are tying the knot. Compatibility is in the bag, but what about the nitty-gritty financial details of your new spouse? It is a sensitive topic, and one many couples don’t touch until years into a marriage when ... Read More »
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