Brides who are searching for a reception location that is unconventional yet picturesque may want to consider a barn. While the term may initially conjure up images of hay bales and horses, the appeal of these delightful structures is undeniable. They combine rustic charm with relaxed elegance and are essentially blank slates that brides can decorate using virtually any color or décor scheme they desire. Feel free to play up the barn theme by incorporating a related motif such as cowboy hats, boots, or horseshoes. Take a look at these images to see how to finesse a barn reception with style. Simone & Martin PhotographySimone & Martin PhotographySimone & Martin PhotographyTodd RafalovichTodd Rafalovichframe.thirty.sixArtisan EventsArtisan Events Read More »
The final installment of our photography series highlights the special moments that occur throughout the itinerary of your wedding. With the pressure of planning and prepping behind you, it’s time to enjoy the rites of passage you’ve anticipated your entire life: your dad walking you down the aisle, your groom seeing you for the first time, leaving the ceremony holding hands after you’ve said “I do,” and your first dance as husband and wife. Though the events might be scheduled, the reactions and the responses are not. A spontaneous gesture, an unplanned laugh or a secret glance preserved in a photograph will speak volumes long after the event is over, and allow you to treasure the perfection of the day for the rest of your life. Stephen Karlish PhotographyTripleCord PhotographyAnnabel Braithwaite & Dorothée BrandIra Lippke PhotographyPaul Barnett PhotographyKingenSmithElizabeth Monge PhotographyM Bénédicte Verley PhotographyVentana Photography Read More »
There is something enchanting about viewing a wedding reception it in its virgin state, before chairs have been occupied, napkins unfolded, and linens stained with drops of red wine. The series of images your photographer takes should recreate the impression a guest would have upon stepping into your reception hall and absorbing each color, each flower, each fabric, and each texture for the first time. Your photographer should take landscape shots to establish the layout of the room, followed by plenty of still life close-ups of your menus, napkins, charger plates, centerpieces, table numbers, glasses, candles, and of course, the cake. In other words, make sure he or she has plenty of time to capture every single detail you lost sleep stressing about while planning for this day before the crowd rushes in. We especially love it when photographers keep it interesting, either by shooting from unique angles such as ... Read More »
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