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 »
We all know it’s traditional for the bride to wear white on her wedding day, but what about her bridesmaids? If you like the look of a fresh, polished bridal party, then choosing to outfit your ladies in white (or off-white) dresses may be the right choice for you. Generally, many of our brides who have gone this route also selected a white floral theme for the ceremony, but there's no reason you couldn't add a splash of color with bright bouquets or jeweled accessories. White is quite versatile and can be appropriate for any style wedding. Shorter sundresses are ideal for an outdoor, summer beach ceremony, while longer evening dresses look heavenly at an upscale, elegant affair. Here are a few examples of bridal parties looking simply angelic in all- or off-white. John Solano PhotographyNancy Cohn Photography and Lauren RossDennis ReggieYitzhak Dalal PhotographyStewart Pinsky PhotographyAnnabel Braithwaite & Dorothée BrandJohn ... Read More »
These days, when it comes to wedding favors, brides and grooms are thinking outside the box of chocolates and coming up with inventive, one-of-a-kind ways to show guests their appreciation for celebrating with them on their special day. Whether it's a scrumptious treat to satisfy a late-night sweet tooth or a personalized item that reflects location or theme, here are a few favors that caught our attention and most certainly sent guests home with smiles on their faces. Compass. These compasses helped guests navigate to their seats and doubled as a symbolic take home souvenir of this nautical-themed wedding.(M. Bénédicte Verley Photography) Candy Filled Swans. This wedding took place on a farm that had a large pond where two beautiful swans resided, so these favors incorporated a memorable aspect of the location and provided guests with a yummy treat. (Simone & Martin Photography) Jars of Jam. Homemade by the bride's ... Read More »
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