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21 October 2020

Wedding Blogs
  • 12 Unique Dining Tables & Cool Centerpiece Ideas You’ve Got to See
    21 October 2020

    You're reading 12 Unique Dining Tables & Cool Centerpiece Ideas You’ve Got to See, originally posted on Love & Lavender - Bridal guides, reviews & roundups

    Finding the right dining table unique to your home and lifestyle can be a challenge. After all, the dining table is arguably one of the most essential furniture pieces in any home. The right table will be the center of the household for a long, long time. It’ll host everyday meals, dinner parties, marathon homework […]

  • Eloping with Kids: Tips from Photographer-Parent Jenny Ellen
    21 October 2020

    The essence of an elopement is that it’s focused 100% around the happy couple with no ‘distractions’. But what if you’re already a family of more than two by the time you decide to tie

    The post Eloping with Kids: Tips from Photographer-Parent Jenny Ellen appeared first on We Are The Wanderers.

  • Real Wedding: Jordan & Tylar
    21 October 2020
    Chic Boho Elopement at Joshua Tree

    Real weddings are so inspiring! To get you in the mood to plan, we askedreal brides to spill the details on everything from getting engaged to finding their wedding dresses to the special touches and surprising moments that made their celebrations completely one-of-a-kind. Read on for Jordan and Tylar’s chic boho elopement at Joshua Tree.

    Briefly tell us how you and your fiancé met! How did you know that he was the one?

    We started dating when I was a junior and he was a senior in high school and we’ve been inseparable ever since! Conveniently, we had the same school in mind and went to James Madison University together. We lived together our senior year and then after graduating, we moved to California together! I knew he was the one before I even turned 18. Our love was cosmic. We were perfect for each other. Our first date was the first time we’d ever spoken to each other but it felt like we’d known each other our whole lives. As cliche as it sounds, it was truly love at first sight!

    Tell us your proposal story!

    In our first year of college, we went to California to visit my brother for a summer vacation. I’d been once before and insisted on taking him to see the sunset in Laguna Beach, so when we went it was absolute magic. Apparently, at that moment he knew he’d bring me back to that same spot one day to pop the question. Fast forward five years, he got our mutual friend and photographer Rohn to ask me to do a photo shoot for my blog one day, so I just assumed he was in town for work and wanted to create together. I drove to Laguna without a clue of what was about to go down. I literally wore a wedding pantsuit because I thought I was just shooting some looks for Instagram. So embarrassing!

    When we got down to the beach, Rohn handed me his phone to watch a video of Tylar telling me he loved me and that he wanted to ask me a question. On the beach were four lanterns, each with a folded up love note on the inside. Each love note ended with a line of this poem that Tylar ends all of his love letters with. When I walked around the corner after reading the last note, he was standing there beside the same flowers he left on my porch the night he asked me to be his girlfriend in 2012.

    I walked over to him, he grabbed my hand and told me how he wanted to love me forever, and got down on one knee. I’m not going to lie, I kind of blacked out a little bit because I was so nervous, but I embraced him immediately and said yes! On the inside of my engagement ring, he engraved the last line of the poem he ends all of his letters with: “but never doubt I love.”

    How did you decide on your wedding dress?

    I tried on a ton I thought I liked but cried when I tried the one on (a beaded V-neck sheath from the DB Studio collection)! I didn’t expect to want something so classy and traditional, but it was perfect. The beading in the center is shaped like a diamond and I love the open back! I felt excited, emotional, and like a bride when I found the one!

    Do you have any dress-shopping advice for future brides?

    Go in open-minded! You never know what you want until you try it on. I thought I wanted something super boho with lace and bell sleeves. But that style ended up being super unflattering on me and I ended up with a fitted, beaded, Gatbsy-looking dress!

    Tell us about your wedding day!

    We got married in Joshua Tree, just the two of us. My brother officiated the wedding, which was really special. Tylar was waiting for me in the desert as I rolled up in a vintage white mustang. Once I got over to him, he turned around and cried when he saw me for the first time. We exchanged our vows, cried a lot, and then made it official! It was super easy and super simple, but it was absolute magic. After we finished the ceremony and the photos, we hopped in the convertible, blasted classic rock, and drove to Popeyes to end the night!

    Was there a highlight or most memorable moment of the day?

    Tylar’s vows were everything to me. People get caught up in the location, the guests, the bridal party, and all that jazz but all I needed was to hear him promise himself to me. We both wrote our own vows and his were the most romantic thing I’d ever heard. He could literally give Nicholas Sparks a run for his money.

    Did anything funny or unexpected happen?

    I almost forgot my bouquet. Ty left for the desert first so that he didn’t see me in my dress and my brother drove me there in the mustang after. The mustang wouldn’t start at first, and when it finally did I realized I forgot my bouquet when we were halfway there so we had to turn back around and get it.

    Is there something you wish you had known before the big day or while you were planning the wedding?

    Honestly, it went so well. I highly suggest eloping because it went exactly as planned and was stress-free!

    What did you do to stay stress free on your wedding day?

    I listened to my favorite songs all day to distract my mind!

    What’s your best wedding planning advice? And what advice do you have for brides that are planning their weddings right now?

    Get eloped! It’s so special having the ceremony for just you and your partner. Even if you celebrate or have an official ceremony later, I highly suggest taking a day for just you two. There was something so magical about being alone in the desert with just our vows and promise of infinite love. It was easy going, relaxing, special, intimate, romantic, and perfect.

    MORE DETAILS:

    Date: September 25, 2020

    Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California

    Dress Styles: Beaded Sheath V-Neck

    Photographer@hannahdeklephoto

    Love this chic boho elopement at Joshua Tree? Read more real wedding stories here!

    We know how important your wedding day and special events are to you and we are doing everything in our power to serve you! You can shop with us 24/7 at davidsbridal.com or come see us at your local David’s Bridal. Plus we are here for you to help guide you through your wedding planning! See tips for starting to plan your wedding at homeshopping for your wedding dress online with confidence, and more on the blog.

    The post Real Wedding: Jordan & Tylar appeared first on David's Bridal Blog.

  • Tis’ the Season: Christmas Wedding Ideas
    21 October 2020
    Feeling MARRIED and Bright

    Thinking of having yourself a ‘married’ little Christmas this year? Make this holiday season extra special by planning the ultimate Christmas wedding! From the perfect winter wedding dress to the coziest decor, we’ve got all your Christmas wedding ideas covered! Keep reading for some inspiration for you to have the best and brightest Christmas wedding!

    The Dress
    • @taymeophotography
    • @nathanpenglish
    • @kortnimaria

    Style SWG837, WGIN718, WG3913

    We’re dreaming of a white Christmas, and a beautiful winter wedding dress for your big day! A-line dresses are a gorgeous and figure flattering silhouette option for every bride! Pair a ball gown slip underneath as a way to add layers for warmth during your winter wedding without sacrificing style! Paired with gorgeous lace appliques and crystal embellishments will make you sparkle and shine just like the star on top of the tree! To keep you warm on that wintery day/night, opt for a chic long sleeve dress or style your dress with a fashion-forward faux fur outerwear piece!

    The Color Palette
    • Uploaded by MadisonR
    • @kelseadenmanphotography

    Shop Christmas Inspired Color Swatches

    We’re drawing inspiration from those timeless Christmas shades we all love for the perfect color palette! A beautiful bright red shade like Apple or a muted burgundy like Wine will no doubt get your maids in the holiday spirit! Complement shades of red with a deep green such a Juniper to reflect the shades of an evergreen tree. Embrace metallics with silver & gold touches from your jewelry or have your MOH stand out in an all over sequin dress!

    The Flowers
    • @lindsay_dawn_photography
    • @juliejamesdesign
    • @amandasmeraki

    Don’t miss out on incorporating Christmas elements into your bridal bouquet! Some of our favorite Christmas florals to use in your bouquet include: poinsettias, amaryllis, paperwhites, and white or red roses! For the ultimate festive bridal bouquet, add some natural elements like pine cones, pine needles, and holly to frame your flowers.

    The Decor
    • @indigoblue_photography
    • @juliejamesdesign
    • @lanabaughmanphotography

    Embrace classic Christmas decor for your wedding venue! Deck the halls of your venue with decorated trees, garlands, and gorgeous strands of twinkly lights for the ultimate Christmas wedding. Add textures like faux fur and plaid fabrics to give your space some added warmth for the night. Peppermint flavored desserts and drinks will be a fan favorite and will add a delicious finishing touch to your wedding!

    Feeling inspired to start planning your own Christmas wedding? From the dress to the decor we’ve got your Christmas wedding ideas covered! Shop in-store at your local David’s Bridal or online at davidsbridal.com!

    Featured Photo: @indigoblue_photography

    The post Tis’ the Season: Christmas Wedding Ideas appeared first on David's Bridal Blog.

  • A Bard’s Heroine: A Shakespeare-Themed Wedding
    21 October 2020

    BLOVED Blog - Creative & Contemporary Wedding Inspiration for Stylish Brides in the UK and beyond

    If this be error and upon me prov’d, I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d. Extract from Sonnet 116 William Shakespeare Shakespeare’s poems, plays and sonnets have inspired literary works, films and romances, and here now a sumptuous wedding shoot. Inspired byShakespeare’s great heroine, Ophelia of Hamlet, this opulent autumnal shoot celebrates, grandeur and... Read more »

    The post A Bard’s Heroine: A Shakespeare-Themed Wedding appeared first on BLOVED Blog

  • $7K Intimate Last Minute Family-Oriented Simi Valley Wedding
    21 October 2020
  • An unexpected kids Halloween party with lots of blush and skulls
    21 October 2020

    This year, pink is the new black for Halloween décor. Well, especially for the ladies. A few weeks ago C.C. Monroe Event Design popped into our event space Festoon La and transformed it into a soft, blush Halloween spooktacular. And, while we love a good pink party, we also adore a little twist to the current trend by incorporating dried pressed florals.

    From April of C.C. Monroe Event Design; â€œFor the color scheme, I went with the soft neutral colors of blush pink, mauve and ivory with skeleton details to make it spooktacular.  Creative Amme did an amazing job creating floral pressed skull placecards with matching acrylic drink stirrers. Schentell of Offerings curated the perfect mix of dried floral “potion” bottles along with soft whimsical arrangements. The theme of skeletons and dried pressed florals carried over into the dessert design with Sweetdeetails creating the prettiest 2-tier cake along with matching floral adorned skull cookies.  Can we also take a second to admire the “boo”tiful cotton candy created by Twisted 4 Sugar

    Glamfete created the perfect plastic fringe garland, which we adorned with little pink skeletons and used as the backdrop for the tablescape. For a pop of color, Party Shop Avenue created a custom mauve and pink balloon installation. 

     

    Our little Halloween models wore Shop With Grace and Joy t-shirts. When I initially saw the t-shirt’s design of pink skeletons I knew it was a must have item! Skipping the traditional Halloween face painting, I decided to add pressed florals to the girls’ faces to get them Halloween ready! The dried floral hair adornments created by Offerings were so cute it was almost scary. 

    What a ghoulish way to spend the Halloween with all your girlfriends! Thanks ladies for all the inspiration. Now, we have some fun ideas for Halloween costumes and decor!

    Vendors: Event Design + Styling: C.C. Monroe Event Design / Photographer: Caitlin Alohilani Photography  / Florals + hair adornments: Offerings / Garland- Glamfete / Shirt and graphics: Shop With Grace and Joy / Dessert: Sweetdeetails / Cotton Candy Cart: Twisted For Sugar / Balloons: Party Shop Avenue  / Laser Cut + Vinyl Goods: Creative Amme

    The post An unexpected kids Halloween party with lots of blush and skulls appeared first on 100 Layer Cake.

  • Creepy Chic Halloween Fun Before This Couple Says ‘I Do’ IRL!
    21 October 2020

    Nancy + Nishant are gorgeous skeletons by *Halloween* night but a wedding planning couple by day! Nancy shared this snippet about their relationship: We are currently dating, and planning for a wedding in a few years. We have been together for close to two years now but have been best friends for more than five! This year was definitely tough for everyone, but we consider it to be a blessing in disguise – where we have a chance to spend quality time with each other while in quarantine.

    Speaking of being in disguise…Nancy herself did this creepy chic skeleton makeup, along with her man’s. The whole creative endeavor took her two hours (1 per face)!

    Outside of the skeleton makeup and harvest-colored florals, you’ll die over the sunflower graveyard field + gruesome guests. Amrit Photography is the brave, creative soul who captured this dark magic:

    Thanks to the amazing + spirited creativity from this group. Love + creepy high fives from GWS!

    See the rest of this post →

    The post Creepy Chic Halloween Fun Before This Couple Says ‘I Do’ IRL! appeared first on Green Wedding Shoes.

  • Boho Pins: The Best of Boho – My Top 10 Autumn Weddings Ideas
    21 October 2020

    It’s been a while since I shared a Boho Pins Post with you, so I thought it was about time I brought the feature back. As Autumn is upon us, I thought it was only right to share with you some of my favourite autumn weddings that I have featured on the blog. Autumn brings so many gorgeous elements to weddings. The rich colours, the deep tones, pumpkins, leaves, the beautiful flowers, the textures of the outfits, so many wonderful ways to incorporate autumn into your design and decor. I hope you like my selection, I would love to hear from you if you are planning an autumn wedding this year.

    photo by Tori Kelner Photography – full wedding here photos by M and G Photographic – full wedding here photo by Lilybean Photography – full wedding here photos by Nicole Nero Studio – full wedding here photo by Bohemian Weddings UK â€“ full wedding here photo by Tori Kelner Photography  – full wedding here photo by Lilybean Photography – full wedding here photo by The Curries – full wedding here photos by Jordan DeNike Photography – full wedding here photo by  Three Twenty Studio â€“ full wedding HERE

     

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    The post Boho Pins: The Best of Boho – My Top 10 Autumn Weddings Ideas appeared first on Boho Wedding Blog.

  • How to Change Your Name After Marriage: Everything You Need to Know
    21 October 2020

    The vows have been said, the rings exchanged, and you’ve celebrated with your family and friends. All is said and done, right? Not quite! As part of you Post Wedding Checklist, if you’re planning on changing your last name after the wedding (which is totally up to you!), there are a few more things you need to do to make your it official. So, without further ado, keep scrolling to see our steps on how to change your name after marriage!

    Frequently asked questions regarding name change after marriage.

    Before we dive into the how to’s, we’re going to answer some common questions about how to change your name after marriage.

    Should you change your name?

    PC: Evergreen Film Company; Dress: Deirdre by Maggie Sottero

    A question many brides ask themselves before tying the knot is, “Should I change my name?” We’ve outlined the pros of cons of changing your last name after marriage to help you decide what the best decision for you is! However, keep in mind that there are pros and cons to both choices, and ultimately, it’s your personal decision whether you decide to change your name after marriage or not.

    Pros:

    • Having the same last name as your partner helps you feel like a family, especially once you have kids.
    • Doing a name change after marriage makes you more recognizable as a family unit,makes dealing with children’s schools easier, and makes things simpler when interacting with other parents.
    • Many people see changing their name after marriage as an important symbol of the commitment they’ve made to each other.
    • If you don’t like your current last name, this is an easy excuse to make a change!
    • Lastly, whether you intend to change your name or not, people might assume that you did, and they may begin to address you with that name. In this case, going with the flow might be the best option!

    Cons:

    • After marriage, you don’t become a different person. Changing your last name may feel like a loss of self or identity.
    • In the case of same sex partners, how do you decide whose name to use? Furthermore, changing your name may imply that you are more traditional than you actually are.
    • If you are the last of your family with your last name, or don’t have many male relatives, you may want to carry on the family legacy.
    • If your name is unique or alliterative, you might not want to part with it.
    • Also, if you’re well-known in your career field, it may be difficult to reestablish your reputation with a different last name.
    How long does it take to change your name after marriage?

    In most U.S. states, it takes 2-8 weeks to legally change your name after your wedding. In Connecticut, it usually just takes 3-5 weeks, while in Colorado and Florida, the timeline for changing your name after marriage is anywhere from 4-5 months. This may seem like an extremely long time, but keep in mind that the actual paperwork won’t take this long; it’s mostly just waiting for documents to be legally processed.

    How long do you have to change your name after getting married?

    Many brides wonder before getting married if there is a set time limit to how long they have to change their name after getting married. We’re here to tell you, there is none! You can wait however long you’d like to change your name, or simply not do it at all!

    Does your name automatically change when you get married?

    The law in the U.S. is clear on this. After getting married, your name does not automatically change. A woman is not obliged to take her husband’s name after marriage. In fact, both parties can change their surnames, or hyphenate if they’d like. The choice is up to you!

    How to Change Your Name After Marriage

    PC: Taylor Jones Photography; Dress: Alaina by Maggie Sottero

    From the long lines at the Social Security office and the DMV to the step-by-step name change process, changing your name after the “I Dos” can be a long process. But don’t fret! Below we’ve outlined the steps to help you know how to change your name after marriage and make the process as easy as possible.

    Get Your Marriage Certificate

    Before you can begin the process to change your name, you’ll need the original or certified copy of your marriage license. If a copy wasn’t automatically mailed to you, call the county clerk’s office where your license was filed to obtain a copy. Keep this with you while changing all your official documents so you can have a smooth and easy transition.

    Change Your Social Security Card

    PC: Alexandra Robyn Photography; Dress; Stevie by Maggie Sottero

    The first step in changing your name after marriage is to obtain a new Social Security card. Your number will stay the same; the card will simply be updated with your new last name. Fill out an application for a new social security card HERE. Then, take the application in to your local Social Security Administration office. You should receive a new card within 10 business days. See what documents you need to obtain your new Social Security card HERE.

    Change Your License at the DMV

    For your trip to the local DMV, bring every form of identification you can! These documents include your old driver’s license, marriage certificate, passport, proof of residency, and your new Social Security card. Long lines are common at the DMV, so check online beforehand to see if it’s possible to schedule an appointment.

    Change the Name on Your Bank Accounts and Credit Cards

    PC: Seedling Photography; Dress: Evangelina by Maggie Sottero

    The fastest way to change your name at your bank? Go into a branch with your driver’s license and marriage certificate. If they don’t offer up front, request new checks, as well as debit/credit cards along with the new name on your bank account.

    Change Your Name on Your Passport and Travel Documents

    While you may be itching to change your name as soon as possible, wait until after the honeymoon. Your new name has to match all travel documents, with the most important being your passport. If your passport was issued less than a year ago, you can make a “correction” without paying a fee. However, if you’ve had your current passport for a year or more, the fee for a change and a new passport book is $110.

    All passport changes must be applied for by mail. The U.S. Department of State has put together a convenient tool that will help you fill out the change form found here!

    Provide Your New Name and Banking Information to Your Employer

    PC: Peterson Design Photography; Claudia Dawn by Maggie Sottero

    Deciding which name you will use professionally can be tricky. However, if you do want to change your name after marriage, send an email to your work colleagues, clients, and vendors when you return from your honeymoon to let them know. This is important if your company will be changing your email address to reflect your new last name.

    Tie Up Any Other Loose Ends

    Once you have your new Social Security card and driver’s license, the rest of your name changes should be simple. Some changes only require a phone call, while other may require a copy of your marriage license or an updated Social Security card. Some of these name changes include updating your insurance information, utility companies, and social media handles.

    We hope these steps on how to change your name after marriage have helped rid you of some of the stress around changing your name after the wedding. For more wedding advice, visit our Wedding Planning Guide and Pre-Wedding Day Checklist blog posts. Cheers!

    The post How to Change Your Name After Marriage: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on Love Maggie.

Wedding Photography Blogs

21 October 2020

Wedding Photography Blogs
  • ariana + shane • catholic church ceremony wedding photography and ballroom reception at the breakers west country club in west palm beach, florida
    21 October 2020

    I know I know I know it has been forever since I have blogged. I have made it a New Years Resolution to blog more and to post all of my weddings and portrait sessions every single year and I miserably fail this resolution year after year! To be honest, it takes time. For small business owners it’s so frighteningly easy to put social media and posting on the back burner. Emails, editing, designing, packaging, and “me” time (haha, what?) all takes priority over properly getting pictures online and nailing a social media presence. BTW “me” time doesn’t exist unless I wake up at 5am (like I did today) because… I have a wild 4 year old. Not the calm kind either. The kind that will flip the couchupside down if she could kind. So, yeah.

    Here we go! Ariana and Shane’s wedding was going to happen in March but ha-ha-ha the world had other plans. They set the date for September and this party was going to happen no matter what! And yes it did. First *official* wedding back after a 6-month (slightly government-sponsored thankfully) “stay-at-home vacation” (with a young kid with no school and nowhere to go so let’s revoke the word “vacation” shall we?)… it felt GOOD to be back at work! Some major highlights of the day– the groomsmen’s copycat robe pictures (first time this ever happened and I hope this becomes a new thing?!) and TONS of tears all day long from literally every single eyeball in the room at any given moment (including the Groom! Like, a lot. I love a crying Groom. Those are the keepers, right?)

    The ceremony was in the ballroom at the Breakers West Country Club. I was throughly impressed by the floor to ceiling windows, the chandelier, their gigantic bar in the cocktail area, and the reflective flooring! The entire property just has so many jaw dropping spots and it was fun to jump onto a golf cart and get all around to all of these spots.

    Enjoy the highlights!!

    Photographer: Minerva Photography | Second Photographer: Erica J | Ceremony Venue: St. Luke Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Breakers West Country Club | Florist: Kish Events | Make-up: Emily Salvadir | Hair: Kiss This Makeup | DJ: Kenny Mondo | Transportation: Dream Ride Luxury | Bride’s Dress Designer: Justin Alexander | Bride’s Shoe Designer: Badly Mischka | Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Azazie | Men’s Suits: BlackTux

  • Inside Nick Fancher’s Lean, Mean Portrait Photography Kit for Easy Travel
    20 October 2020

    Before the pandemic hit, Nick Fancher, an editorial and commercial photographer based in Columbus, Ohio, traveledevery month. With a client list that includes Tidal, Apple Music, Sotheby’s, Dwell and Revolver, Fancher also teaches creative portraiture workshops in New York, Los Angeles and London. The pandemic slowed down his workload considerably (he has stayed home besides one trip to Nashville for a personal shoot), but it allowed him time to ponder what helped him succeed in the photo industry. One contributing element he landed on was his travel portrait photography kit, which Fancher says he has whittled down over the years to get the â€œleanest and meanest kit possible.”

    [READ: How Nick Fancher Lights for Dramatic, Experimental Portraits]

    © Nick Fancher

    The gear kit—consisting of two cameras, two lenses, two lighting setups and a variety of essential props—can fit in a single bag. The bag is small enough to carry on a flight, cutting down on time spent at the airport waiting for luggage, or at customs waiting for equipment to clear. “With a single bag, I look like a tourist,” he says. “I can roll up and do a shoot, no problem.” It has also allowed him to keep a tight budget on shoots. “I don’t want to risk gear getting stolen or damaged if I’m checking a bag, because if it does, that’s coming out of my end,” he says.  

    [READ: 6 Go-To Fashion and Portrait Photo Tools of Julia Trotti]

    With his travel kit, Fancher says, he can shoot a wide variety of subjects, from indoor group shots to outdoor portraits. Below, he outlines his ten most indispensable on-the-go photo tools and why he can’t live without them.

    1. Canon 5D Mark IV 

    Fancher knows the Canon 5D Mark IV as well as he does the back of his own hand—better, perhaps. “I’ve been using the 5D system for years,” he says. “I know the button layout by memory and I’m very fast with it.”  

    Something he likes, in particular, about the Mark IV, is that it can take multiple exposures and project them into live view. Multiple exposures are something that Fancher shoots frequently. “The camera overlays the first image as I’m taking my second,” he says. “I can do multiple exposures on the go with the camera perfectly.” 

    Not having to fiddle with camera settings allows Fancher to get into the flow of work even if he’s someplace entirely unfamiliar. The shutter click of the 5D helps get him focused. “I tried shooting exclusively with a mirrorless camera for a while, but the silence threw me off,” he says. 

    Price: $2,499

    2. Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L

    Fancher say the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L gets him exactly the type of crop and resolution he needs for portraits—such as the portrait of actor and comedian Kevin Hart in the gallery above, which he photographed for Hartbeat Productions. Fanchers pairs the 85mm lens with his Canon 5D Mark IV.  

    Price: $1,999

    3. Panasonic Lumix GH5 Micro Four Thirds

    Increasingly, Fancher finds that clients are requesting that he take video along with still images. Because he would like to keep the majority of a client’s budget for himself, he has learned over the years to write, storyboard, direct, shoot and edit his own films, all created with the Panasonic Lumix GH5 camera. Fancher likes that the camera captures 4K video, and that he can shoot wide-lens environmental images and group shots.  

    Even if he’s not shooting video on assignment, he travels with the Panasonic Lumix in case his Canon 5D Mark IV malfunctions. “If my Canon gets busted, I have another rig right there,” he says. 

    Price: $1,397.99

    4. Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8  

    Using the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 lens on his Panasonic Lumix, Fancher is able to capture wide-angle images that round out his story. For example, he used his Panasonic gear to capture the band Lamb of God (as seen in the gallery above) for the cover of Metal Hammer. The shoot took place in Richmond, Virginia, in February, right before the pandemic became widespread in the U.S. For the cover shot, Fancher needed to capture all five members of the band in a single image. He did so with the wide-angle capabilities of the Panasonic and a projector, which fit into his travel bags. Then, for individual portraits, Fancher switched to his Canon setup.  

    Price: $997.99

    5. Godox AD200 Pocket Flash

    What Fancher says he loves best about the Godox AD200 Pocket Flashes (he carries two in his travel kit) is that their batteries last for weeks without needing to be recharged. “I can do ten shoots on the batteries,” he says. The lights, which he finds to be “super lightweight,” can be used in almost any lighting scenario, indoor or outdoor. Fancher uses them as his primary lighting source when traveling. “They’re mobile, and I don’t need power to use them.” They’re also pretty affordable. Fancher recommends buying the Godox round head flash attachment, at roughly $100, to even out the light emitted by the flashes.

    Price: $299

    6. Rosco Gels

    Fancher combined gels from Rosco’s Digital After Dark and Photo Lighting filter kits. “Some are bold, some are color corrective,” Fancher notes. “I had to piece-meal the perfect kit together.” 

    [READ: A Complete Guide to Color-Effect Gels in Portrait Photography]

    Fancher, who shoots subjects ranging from bankers to ballet dancers, uses color in his images about half of the time. Early in October, he did a personal project with ballet dancers, whose bodies he wrapped in LED lights, as seen in the gallery above. (Fancher recently started shooting in his studio again, with the appropriate social distancing protocols in place.) He used his hybrid gel kit to wrap the Godox pocket flashes, which allowed him to paint the final images with color.

    Prices: $40-50

    7. LumoPro LP605 7.5’ Light Stand

    Fancher likes that the LumoPro LP605, a lightweight and compact light stand, can capture most subjects standing up—unless they are over 7 feet tall. â€œThe stand is sufficient for most people,” he notes. When shooting especially tall subjects while traveling, Fancher will ask them to sit down, or he places the LumoPro on a table.  

    Price: $44.99

    8. Cactus CB-60W Softbox

    Fancher generally uses the Cactus CB-60W to fill in ambient light, or to light a subject’s hair and shoulders. He likes that the light emitted from the softbox doesn’t spill out of the sides like an umbrella light would. He also likes that the Cactus CB-60W, at 2 feet wide and 2 feet long, folds up to the size of a frisbee.  

    Price: $95

    9. DIY Snoot 

    Fancher creates his own snoot using black foam core and gaffer tape. The snoot fits over his speed lights. If he’s planning on using a snoot, he brings Cactus RF60 speed lights rather than his Godox AD200 pocket flashes in his travel kit. His creations fold flat in his gear bag, and last, he says, “forever.”

    He uses the snoot as a light modifier to create the effect of light coming in through a window in a windowless space, or to concentrate light on a specific aspect of his compositions (as seen in the gallery above). “If I want a razor-sharp line of light, I use the snoot,” he says. 

    10. ONA’s The Prince Street Bag

    In order to carry his perfect travel gear kit, Fancher needs the perfect bag. He choose the ONA’s The Prince Street, which looks like a regular carry-on. “It’s nice because it has a flap buckle that can be adjusted to keep everything secure if your bag is really jam-packed,” he says. He also likes the bag’s back and side pockets, which he uses to store everything from his gel packs to his sunglasses and headphones. “It’s really easy to access stuff without having to root through the bag,” he notes. 

    Price: $409

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  • Snug Harbor Engagement Photos
    20 October 2020
    Snug Harbor Engagement Photos

    Jenna and Ray were supposed to get married on October 17th at Bear Brook Valley but, like many of my couples, decided to postpone due to Covid. Instead, we honored their original wedding date with an engagement style photo session at a gorgeous garden in Staten Island called Snug Harbor.

    Hair: Hair By Ligia / Makeup: Beauty By JSC/ Flowers: Hazel Dust Studio / Jenna’s Dress: Reformation Via Nordstrom / Spray Tan: Glow Naked

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  • Beach Wedding Inspiration
    20 October 2020

    Beach Wedding Inspired Styled Shoot
    The Wedding Table for our Beach Wedding inspired styled shoot was nothing short of an idyllic masterpiece.  the flowers and decor tied in with the Boho theme perfectly.  To stick to the natural theme, Marcel got up at the crack of dawn to forage for shells, sea weed, sponge and some flowers in bloom that he found in and around the resort.  Colourful glasses and hand painted antique plates and cutlery were used to give the table an eccentric and unique look and feel.

    Sea Shack is not marketed as a wedding venue and it does not have furniture, tables and chairs to host a wedding, so we had to source the table and ornate wooden chairs from a nearby wedding venue called Gelukkie.  Other decor elements were provided by N Concepts and the antique plates and cutlery is from the scullery of Marcel.  I think the wedding table looked fantastic!

     

    The dresses used for this beach wedding inspired shoot was provided by Victor K Couture. The hair and make-up of our models were done by the very talented Mont Romay hair and make-up artist.  As photographers, we had an absolute ball!  The natural scenery lends to so many backdrops and photo opportunities.  The huge boulders at the ceremony location, the sandy beach, the wooden jetty and even the shacks of the resort.  We really had an endless array of options to show off the dresses.

    Our two very willing models were superb.  Not only were they very willing, but also in some cases also a bit daring! To climb to the top of rocks with high heels cannot be easy! My favourite shots of the day was definitely the photos taken in the golden hour as the sun set.  It worked out beautifully and I got some stunning shots of our models in their boho inspired dresses.

     

  • Claudia&Chad
    20 October 2020

    On our first phone call with Claudia and Chad, Chad admitted he would likely be the first to cry on their wedding day (we now know he was correct). We learned that their life in New York can make them feel hard-edged at times, but that they bring each other back to the person they truly are – the best versions of themselves. And we experienced how they make each other laugh, pretty much constantly.

    Everything else discussed on that phone call got turned on its head in the months that would follow. Their 100-guest June 6 wedding on Kiawah Island, near Charleston, was postponed till 2021. In the interim, they decided to get married privately, just the two of them, at Chad’s family home on Kiawah on their original wedding date (their officiant conducted the wedding from New York via Zoom). They decided their 2021 “wedding” would be their one-year anniversary party. Then they scrapped that plan and decided to have their wedding celebration in September. They also moved it from Kiawah to The Restoration hotel downtown. Final guest count: 6. 

    Claudia told us she did not want to feel like she was missing out on anything, considering the event was reduced in size (the norm these days). She had professional hair and makeup by the amazing artists of Ooh! Beauty. She and Chad had a first look, and a very emotional symbolic ceremony they conducted themselves. We did portraits around Charleston with Chad’s parents and Claudia’s two friends Saundra and Ricky who flew in from California. They had an amazing dinner and reception on the rooftop of the Restoration, complete with string musicians, a cake cutting and first dance. Out of the Garden florists created a magical fall wedding paradise on the rooftop of The Restoration. 

    It would have been easy for Claudia and Chad to feel down and disappointed that they weren’t able to have the wedding they originally wanted, with all their guests and the big reception. But that’s not what we saw that day. We saw two people grateful to have each other, who were overwhelmed with happy emotion, who reveled in the beauty of the day, the location, the food and wine, the laughter and silliness, the love surrounding them. Even in a pandemic, life moves on. And we’re learning that two people who are ready to marry and begin their life together don’t want to wait until all the conditions are right for the perfect party. They just want to be married. 

    We all hope to be able to gather again someday, hug new friends and sweat it out shoulder to shoulder on the dance floor. But for now we will happily settle for the simple, pared-down acts of love itself. Because of all the things we need most right now, love is still number one. We’ll take it in any form it comes. 

     

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  • Fall Lake Oconee Wedding
    20 October 2020

    There has been such a tangible shift this year. Other than the obvious changes: lots of shifts in plans and dates and details – the most palpable shift has been one of priorities. During their Fall Lake Oconee Wedding Margaret said that the meaning of marriage had become so clear to them throughout planning a Wedding during a pandemic. It’s like all of the instability in the World is creating a vice that is pushing people closer together. It’s like, when we look past all that’s going wrong, it makes crystal clear all that is RIGHT. And these changes have made for some of the sweetest, most beautiful celebrations.

  • Amanda & Tyler
    20 October 2020

    The post Amanda & Tyler appeared first on Hoffer Photography: Genuine + Original Philadelphia Wedding Photographers.

    We’ve had quite a run of absolutely gorgeous fall days in the past few weeks. We met Tyler and Amanda at their friend’s beautiful farm property. We got to explore, hang out and watch a beautiful sunset on a hill. Here’s a few from a wonderful evening out on the farm!

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  • Downtown Orlando Dickson Azalea Family Pictures
    19 October 2020

    This session was so memorable and meaningful to photographer Steven! We captured Marzetta and Brian’s wedding day at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress five years ago, and now we got to meet the newest member of their family, little Zach, their son!  Zach was honestly hilarious, arriving with his dinosaur friend, excited to be in the spotlight!  We absolutely LOVE it when we get to keep our photography relationship going beyond the wedding day!  We took Marzetta, Brian, and Zach around Dickson Azalea Park and Carl T. Langford Park as well, capturing some fun portraits together and separately!  Zach was such a good sport, with such goofy smiles, and we had a great time!  We are glad we got to see them again and hope they enjoy this little sneak peek from the family session!

    Orlando Family Photographer:  Steven Miller of Steven Miller Photography

    Family Picture Location Dickson Azalea Park | Carl T Langford Park, City of Orlando

    Wedding Location Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

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  • Intimate Barn Wedding Mora Farm
    19 October 2020

    Beautiful Wedding at the Mora Farm Rustic & Barn Wedding Venue with Shannon and Dickey Shannon and Dickey met through a dating app. They talked for a month before finally meeting for a first date. After that there was no looking back.They were married at Mora Farm where the reception was held.  Shannon mentioned: “We […]

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  • Catie + Amanda : Swan and Dolphin Wedding
    19 October 2020

    Amanda has been following our work for years, since our very first Disney wedding, Carrie and Patrick! <3

    Catie and Amanda met through work where they’re both oncology nurses. They live in Jacksonville but spend a lot of time at Disney, where both proposals took place. They’ve known they wanted a wedding at the Swan and Dolphin since the beginning, and we were extra excited, because we’ve never done a wedding there! This was our first post-Covid wedding on property, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I had a little lump in my throat walking through the Boardwalk lobby with my camera!

    Special thanks to this vendor team! <3

    Wedding Planning : Just Marry!
    Venue : WDW Swan & Dolphin Resort
    Entertainment : DJ Live Productions
    Beauty : Fairytale Hair & Make-Up
    Decor : Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

    Even now when Amanda’s laces become untied around her parents, her dad ties them. :) Amanda made sure he had the honor on her wedding day to tie her wedding shoes. <3

    First looooook!

    I was blown away by how the Swan and Dolphin handled everything! Their wedding cake was safely behind glass but still visible to guests.

    Favorite part of every wedding: our check in with Ollie during dinner! This was him serenading us with his “flute,” just a drumstick he’s blowing, lol.

    Sure the guests are masked, but I promise the fun level is the same! :)

    Amanda and Catie, it was an absolute honor!!! Thank you for having us!! :)

Destination Wedding Blogs

21 October 2020

Destination Wedding Blogs
  • Beauty and the Beast Wedding in Baroque Library
    21 October 2020

    The post Beauty and the Beast Wedding in Baroque Library appeared first on French Wedding Style.

    Today we bring you a Beauty and the Beast inspired wedding styled shoot. Although this shoot took place in Germany, it is fitting because Beauty and the Beast is originally a French fairy tale named “La Belle et la Bête”. Disney even used Château de Chambord as the inspiration for the castle in the movie! […]

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  • Honeymooning at it’s best…..
    21 October 2020

    El Dorado Casitas Royale


    El Dorado Casitas Royale ~ Swim up Suites

    Luxury and romance are always two things that go together just like you and staying in one of Mexico’s pristine locations known as El Dorado Casitas...

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  • Creative Entertainment
    21 October 2020

    No matter the occasion, we rise with you to the next level of fun and entertainment for that Special Celebration in Cabo.

    If you have been into Cabo before, you know it is a place full of big experiences. A wide menu of options to do, from food and wine into the most amazing views and wildlife contact you can imagine. When you find yourself coming to Cabo for any reason; family vacation, romantic getaway, a friend’s trip, a birthday, or even a wedding, you know that more than just another vacation, it will be an unforgettable experience full of surprises and great memories. Not only because of the good people you are surrounded by but the place, it’s magic and how we make it work in your favor to create a unique experience for you. If it happens to be your first time visiting, you will discover we weren’t lying.

    That’s one of the points of view we like to share with others about Cabo through our events, a destination experience no other place – or company – in the world will be able to give you. A place full of nature and beautiful landscapes, with incredible architecture and a Cabo Villa way of celebration that will make each one of your events with us a creative and exclusive experience totally customized to live to the fullest and celebrate like never before.

    The merge between our know-how and where we are takes your celebration to a different level. By keeping it professional, customized, friendly and applying all the planning experience we’ve got across the years as part of The Morel Companies, we know Cabo and its kaleidoscopic offer to mix and match from the venue, to the food, to the music, to anything you can imagine and looking for to include in your experience creating an eclectic and unique event.

    Picture any event you would like to plan; your Wedding Day, your life partner’s Birthday Party or your Bachelorette with this mindset, with all this creativity behind everything we do and with the only objective of creating the experience you have in your head – and even further than that with styling and entertainment that perhaps you had no idea you needed but you will surely enjoy! Choosing the perfect venue, the styling of the celebration, the food, the music… you know what you want in order to have a great time, we know what you need and how to get it for you but, what if we told you there’s another level from what you already may know?

    Keep that hypothetical event in mind and let’s take you a little further where your celebration transforms into something you would have ever expected getting you into the next level of “a good time”. What are we talking about?

    The kind of celebration we already know, where you already have everything you need mixed with an experience that will defy your senses and the way of entertaining yourself and your guests transforming your celebration into a circus theme night! For any kind of event, themed celebrations with family and friends or perhaps a corporate event with a full acrobatic fire show for all the attendants to have an experience like never before.

    Choose your celebration and the way you want to experience it, tell us about it and we will customize it all the way for you to have the party you need for the occasion; from food, drinks, design and styling and every fundamental for event planning to fire dancers, acrobats, jugglers, singers and even popcorn to transport you and each one of your guests into an spectacular night to share and have fun with your loved ones having a totally different experience.

    Remember that each one of our events is a customized event, don’t hesitate to get in contact with our event specialists who will help you find the perfect fit in between so many different options of fun and entertainment for your Cabo Event. From a fun friends trip looking forward for a good time, a family vacation with fun for all ages, a work related trip with the professionalism in planning and entertainment it requires; our planners will help you adjust every detail from the very start with the basics of your party until every last detail with the kind of entertainment you are looking forward to having an amazing evening.

    At Creative Destination Events, as a part of The Morel Companies, we are celebration specialists offering you the complete celebration experience. You get full assistance for your “getting ready” with Suzane Morel Face and Body Care helping you look astonishing. The event styling with our designers in Cabo Linens Things and More creating a whole concept for the perfect celebration and together with us, your planners, we will make everything merge – colors, rhythm, signs, flowers, table setting, entertainment, and everything you can imagine – to style your event and make it flow from beginning to end.

    Get creative, get crazy, get festive… get on your way to Cabo and together lets have a celebration full of fun and entertainment to remember forever! Contact us today from the U.S. or Canada at (619) 819-9180 for an initial consultation, or in México at (624) 105-1670 and lets have a party!

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  • What's Holding You Back from Having a Destination Wedding?
    20 October 2020
    Hesitant about a destination wedding? Not to worry! We’re here to give you some reassurance.
    …but what about the cost?
    One question we hear all too often is, “how much does a destination wedding cost?” The answer? It varies! While a traditional wedding can typically be around $35,000 or more, we can plan you the destination wedding of your dreams for nearly a quarter of the cost.But to give you a ballpark, between the resort, the flights, and the all-inclusive wedding package, you can celebrate your love in paradise for under $10,000!            
     
    …but will my guests even come?
    Another thing we hear is “will my guests want to come to my destination wedding?” The long and short of it? Everyone who is important to you will be there – and those are the people who matter the most! The reality is, only about 30-40% of the guests you invite are likely attend. But don’t take it personally – some folks might not have the budget or vacation time available to them right now, which is completely understandable.  Don’t let it hold you back from having your dream wedding!
                   
    …but how would I even plan it?
    We’ve got that part covered! Our job as your destination wedding specialist is to make suggestions for you and provide you with the resorts that offer the most amenities based on what your needs are. In fact, we help you with everything from the booking process and travel arrangements, all the way to taking care of your guests and any issues that arise along the way. We also have dozens of connections across the world to ensure you receive the absolute best pricing, support, and perks you can’t find if you were to plan it yourself. Plus, we’ll hook you up with your very own onsite wedding coordinator to help you with the little details once you arrive!
     
    Ah, that feels much better doesn’t it? To get started with one of our romance travel experts, message us today to start the planning process. Your destination wedding awaits…!
  • Boho Autumn Beach Wedding Inspiration in Italy
    20 October 2020

    This beach wedding inspiration in Italy is one part vintage, one part bohemian, one part autumn, and all parts perfection! A fall-inspired color palette blends earth and jewel tones flawlessly with bridesmaids in long flowy deep red, rust, and teal dresses. Florals, grasses, and greenery of all textures create a stunning backdrop at the ceremony …

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  • Expert Pre-wedding Skincare Tips
    20 October 2020
    Taking care of your skin leading up to the day of your wedding probably isn't top-of-mind for you, and that's to be expected. You have a lot to think about! Okay, first thing's first, take a deep breath. Secondly, remember that your partner is going to think you are stunning no matter what! Now, clear skin is totally achievable if you follow the advice of the experts (aestheticians).

    We spoke with Vanessa Gil who is the skincare specialist atWellness Jar Medical Spa in North Palm Beach, Florida and who has more than 20 years of experience as a licensed aesthetician. Gil shared helpful tips and tricks for achieving clear, beautiful W-day skin!



    1. What are the best treatments/procedures for brides/grooms to get to achieve glowing skin on their special day? Different treatments have different amounts of lead time and different amounts of sessions in order to see optimal results. We have created a timeline for brides and grooms to map out which procedures they should receive, with what frequency, and how far in advance of their wedding that they should begin.

    6-8 MONTHS AHEAD

    Consultation 
    This is the time for a 360 consultation with your provider to discuss your goals, your concerns and your options. This is where you can really customize a plan and timeline that is specific to you. One way to add more fun is to share the journey with your bridal party. We suggest starting with a virtual session that you can all do together to get started by asking questions and hearing questions your bridesmaids ask. Then each of you can follow up with a one-on-one session to finalize each plan.

    Skin Care
    Work with your provider to define a home care routine. You may want to introduce medical grade products such as Retinol and you want to ensure you are optimizing your products and sequencing to achieve desired results.

    Vivace RF MicroNeedling Plus PRP
    To help get your skin’s texture and firmness picture-perfect, we recommend a series of 3-6 sessions, depending on your skincare goals, spread four weeks apart.

    Sculptra
    If your provider recommends a collagen stimulator like Sculptra, you want to allow enough time for the results to take shape. Sculptra can take 2-4 months to see results and you also may need multiple injections during that time frame to achieve your desired end result.

    CoolSculpting
    Results typically start to show at 4 weeks, but the destroyed fat can continue to be dispelled from the body for up to 6 months. Additionally, this time frame allows you to potentially have more than one round of treatments.

    3-4 MONTHS AHEAD

    Juvéderm Filler
    Freshen up your look with Filler. There are now so many different types of Filler available in the Juvederm Collection of Fillers. Maybe you are hoping for fuller lips or want your cheeks to look great without blush. Today's fillers enable subtle natural looking enhancements customized to your goals. We suggest scheduling this 3-4 months in advance of your big day to allow for the full effects to kick in and some time for fine tuning if needed. 

    1-2 MONTHS AHEAD

    Botox
    Whether it is preventative or targeting some pesky fine lines you don’t want to see in wedding photos, Botox can help. We recommend 1 month ahead of the big day. However, if this is your first time getting Botox, you should push this back 6 months to ensure you have time to see how your muscles react. 

    HydraFacial MD plus Dermaplaning
    Schedule two treatments, two weeks apart, with the final treatment one week prior to your wedding day. We recommend scheduling a session in the Pure Air Bubble immediately following treatment to reduce any redness from Dermaplaning and energize your body and skin.

    The one-month mark is where you should avoid introducing something new that could possibly be too harsh or invoke a reaction in your skin. From now to wedding day you are more gently pampering and prepping for that glow.

    1 WEEK AHEAD

    HydraFacial
    Complete your second treatment so your skin is glowing on the outside as much as you are from the inside. 

    Lash & Brow Tint
    While you are going to have amazing make-up for the big day, you likely want to look equally amazing on your honeymoon. Lash tinting helps you have the lashes you want without mascara. Brow tinting gives you a bolder look, but doesn’t have that ‘drawn on’ look since it is your actual hair.

    Vitamin IV and Pure Air Bubble
    Wedding planning can be stressful and pre-celebrations can take their toll. Plan your pre-and-post IVs to ensure you are feeling your best.

    2.  What types of products do you recommend brides/grooms start using in the months leading up to their wedding? The products you need to achieve photo-ready skin on your big day are as unique as you are. What works for your maid of honor’s skin type may not be right for you. Take advantage of experts and get a skin consultation from an esthetician. They can look at your current products and ensure they are a match to your skin type and conditions. They can also educate you on ingredients which work well together and those which can actually cancel each other out. The order you apply your products can also make a big difference to effectiveness. Give yourself plenty of lead time to allow a new or refined routine to have an impact on your skin.

    A lot of my clients are using good products but maybe not so good for them. I also see a lot of confusion on what to apply when, so we started to put stickers on products to help them remember.

    You want to ensure your skincare routine includes steps to cleanse and exfoliate, but be mindful too much and too little can be equally bad for your skin. This step helps to prepare your skin to take in all the goodness you need from your other products. 

    The next step is to prevent or correct specific skin conditions. I recently had a woman who was using a very expensive moisturizer, but it was too heavy for her skin and was actually causing her to have tiny bumps all over her face (milia). A simple switch of products and the bumps went away and her skin got back to being beautiful. It is important you are using the right products specific to your skin type and the conditions to prevent or correct.

    The final step is to protect your skin. Sun damage is the easiest way to reverse any gains you make in your skin care routine. Wear sunscreen every day. You want this to be your last step. Your other products need to penetrate your skin. Sunscreen needs to sit on top and create that ‘shield’ for you. 

    3. Are there any products or foods brides/grooms should try and avoid for the sake of their wedding day skin? Diet can definitely play a big role in nourishing the skin. When it comes to skin health, many nutritionists will point to things like antioxidants (Vitamins A, C, and E) and Omega 3 fatty acids. However, they will also tell you that you really don’t need to focus on specific foods for healthy skin, but rather focus on a healthy diet overall and the skin will reflect those good choices. The biggest things to avoid – sugar and processed food. These not only jeopardize your dress size, but they can be what’s behind things like inflammation, acne, and premature aging. The bottom line is that if your skin is nourished it will look good! 

    4.  What new skincare trends are you excited about? Are there any you recommend couples veer away from? Products with Growth Factor can deliver amazing results for both lines and hydration. However, not all products are created equal. Some products may have good ingredients, but if it doesn’t have the right delivery method it cannot penetrate to the right layer of skin and do its job. I love ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Serum and NeoCutis Lumiere.

    Nearly every dermatologist will tell you that Retin-A is still one of most effective ingredients you can leverage for skin health. I find some people are afraid of these products because they have seen or experienced flaking or other skin irritation. The trick is to start slow and let your skin get used it. You can start with as little as 2-3 times per week and work up to more over time. Also always use at night and don’t combine with other exfoliants like Vitamin C. When used correctly, these products can work on any skin and deliver amazing results. I love ZO Skin Health Radical Night Repair and for a prescription solution, you can’t beat ReFissa. 

    Now, take the opportunity to do some self-care before the big day while also maintaining gorgeous skin!
  • The most beautiful beaches in Mallorca
    19 October 2020

    Mallorca is a unique island, with crystal blue waters and golden sand, perfect for anyone looking for a sunny holiday!

    At Perfect Venue Manager we have compiled a list of some of the best beaches in Mallorca to help you find your perfect location!

    When thinking of Mallorca geographically, the north and south generally have the largest beaches, due to the width of the island, whereas the east has small secret coves and the west has a mountainous terrain. Therefore, the best places to look are north, south and east Mallorca.

    The best beaches in Mallorca: Portals Nous Beach Photo via abc Mallorca

    Near Puerto Portals marina you can find Portals Nous Beach. The bay area has crystal clear waters and is the perfect place to swim. Furthermore, there are also many options to take part in water sports, from hiring pedalos and learning how to paddleboard to even having a go at jet skiing at the marina.

    Cala Formentor Photo via Mallorqueando

    If you travel to the north of Mallorca you will find Cala Formentor Beach, one of the most famous in Mallorca with 1km of sand. The beach’s location is incredible, surrounded by plants and from the beach you can even see the bay of Pollença! The only real negative is that it is quite narrow, so it is not ideal for children to play and make full use of being on the beach.

    Camp de Mar Beach Photo via Mallorca.com

    Located near to Andratx is Camp de Mar Beach, a beach with beautiful golden sand and sparkly water. If you want to do something extra special then you can even dine at the restaurant at the end of a bridge in the sea.

    Less busy beaches in Mallorca

    Although the best beaches are beautiful, they are also more crowded. Mallorca has so many beautiful beaches that are hidden, peaceful and a true treasure!

    Cala Deià Photo via abc Mallorca

    Cala Deià, a small cove, is found on the west coast of Mallorca and has two fish restaurants. It is a very famous cala for the famous people who stay nearby and a beautiful environment to enjoy!

    Cala Varques Photo via abc Mallorca

    Cala Varques is a natural beach, one of many found on the east coast of Mallorca. If you are looking for something hidden, natural and private, this is a true treasure! The cala is far from hotels and 20 minutes from the nearest road.

    S’Amarador Beach & Cala Mondragó Photo via Iberia Playas

    These beaches, located in the south-east of the island in Mondragó Natural Park, are unique in their own right. They are joined by a coastal path and are quite popular among visitors due to their natural beauty and incredible sea.

    Cala Mesquida Photo via abc Mallorca

    Cala Mesquida is a charming cala located in the north of Mallorca, with white sand and beautiful water. If you fancy staying nearby, there is a hotel and some bars and restaurants to make your stay even more enjoyable!

    Cala Pi Photo via Mallorca.com

    Cala Pi is a beautiful narrow beach located far away from the tourist areas in the south of Mallorca. The surrounding rocks protect the bay keeping it safe, meaning that it is a great place to bring children.

    Portals Vells Beach Photo via xMallorca

    Located in the middle of Magaluf and Port Adriano in south-west Mallorca, Portals Vells Beach is said to be one of the most stunning beaches in the south.

    Family-friendly beaches in Mallorca: Playa de Muro Beach Photo via abc Mallorca

    Playa de Muro is 5km long and full of golden sand and shallow water making it perfect for families! It is important to note that there are also resorts nearby with restaurants.

    Palma Nova Beach Photo via Jose Rains

    Palma Nova has one kilometre of sand with beautiful waters, making it a popular destination for many! Furthermore, if you are a fan of sport, try some water sports on the beach! Due to being so popular, Palma Nova also has all the amenities you could need such as showers, toilets, sunshades, bars and loungers.

    Port de Pollença Beach Photo via abc Mallorca

    Located in the north of Mallorca, this beach has lots of loungers, great restaurants, shops, bars and it even has a lovely marina.

    Sant Elm Beach Photo via Playas Baleares

    Located in the south-west, Sant Elm is a small beach with a lovely view of Dragonera. Given its close location, you can even opt for an excursion to visit the island of Dragonera! Sant Elm beach also has everything you could need, such as showers, sunshades, loungers and toilets.

    Playa d’Alcúdia Photo via abc Mallorca

    With beautiful sand and shallow water, Playa d’Alcúdia is one of the best beaches in Mallorca. You can even do water sports here and there is lots of space making the beach very family friendly! Furthermore, the beach also has lots of restaurants nearby.

    Are you looking for beach bars and beach clubs? Nikki Beach Photo via Nikki Beach Mallorca

    This is one of the most famous venues in Mallorca for parties and food. It has a great swimming pool and delicious cuisine to choose from!

    Mhares Sea Club Photo via Mhares Sea Club

    Mhares Sea Club is a truly unique place, offering a great viewpoint on its terrace to watch the sunset in the evening!

    Extra beaches:  Cala Agulla Beach, Cala Ratjada Photo via abc Mallorca

    Idyllic beach in north-east Mallorca with turquoise waters.

    Cala d’Or Beach Photo via abc Mallorca

    Cala d’Or consists of five beaches on the east of Mallorca.

    Cala Major Beach, Palma de Mallorca Photo via abc Mallorca

    If you are looking for a place to go but you still want to stay close to Palma de Mallorca, Cala Major Beach is the perfect one for you!

     

    We hope that our suggestions have been useful for you!

    Take a look at the Perfect Venue blog for more inspiration!

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  • What Does A Destination Wedding Cost?
    19 October 2020

    Not all weddings have to cost a small life’s savings in order to host the event you’ve been dreaming of. One of our most common questions from a new couple is how much a destination wedding generally costs. Although you may think hosting your wedding in a beautiful location can cost a fortune, truly it can be quite economical.

    We’ve analyzed over 100 of our destination weddings and have compared them your average cost for a more traditional wedding stateside, and what we found was the vast majority of our couples saved greatly. The most common factors that contribute to cost are your chosen destination, and the resort you choose to host your ceremony at. You can learn more at our wedding cost guide, where we compare destination weddings to local wedding directly:

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  • 6 Ways To Create A Luxury Feel For Your Wedding
    19 October 2020

    The post 6 Ways To Create A Luxury Feel For Your Wedding appeared first on French Wedding Style.

    Creating a luxury environment for your event doesn’t have to break the bank. The feeling of luxury comes very much down to personal taste and how you visualise it. From my own personal experience, I truly believe it is the quality and the exclusivity created that will make the memories long lasting. An exclusive environment […]

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  • Beach Wedding Ideas on A Budget: Decorations and Favors
    19 October 2020

    what can you do to make your beach wedding extra special? How do you add your personal touch? The Florida Beach Weddings company has over twelve years of experience perfecting the classic beach wedding look and discovering new ocean-inspired beach wedding decorations.

    The post Beach Wedding Ideas on A Budget: Decorations and Favors appeared first on Florida Beach Weddings.

Luxury Wedding Blog

21 October 2020

Luxury Wedding Blog
  • 5 ADVICES WHY NEED A WEDDING PLANNER IN ITALY
    21 October 2020

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="WHY DO YOU NEED A WEDDING PLANNER?" font_container="tag:h2|font_size:38|text_align:left|color:%23bd9328|line_height:1%2C1" use_theme_fonts="yes" el_class="titolomobile"][vc_column_text]Congrats on your engagement! We’re excited for you and can’t wait for your beautiful wedding day. Are you ready to get started with your wedding planning? To have the perfect wedding of your dreams, you need a great plan. We’re sure you’ve heard the term “Wedding Planner” before. Will you be using one for your wedding? Planners can be critical when it comes to the success of your wedding. If you’re planning to get married in Italy and wondering if you need one, this is for you. Here are five important reasons why you’ll need a wedding planner in Italy for your special day.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Your First Wedding Experience" font_container="tag:h3|font_size:32|text_align:left|color:%23bd9328|line_height:1" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1602936544616{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}" el_class="titolomobile"][vc_column_text]If this is your first wedding, you probably won’t have had any prior experience with planning. Trust us when we say it is not the same thing as being invited to one! The process is time-intensive and can take as long as one or even two years if you’re not careful. Getting a wedding planner in Italy who knows the wedding market is the best idea. They’ll have the know-how you need to get started. A good wedding planner will offer you consultations, give recommendations, and let you know what works. They’ll be able to perfect your vision and open your eyes to necessities. They’ll call your attention to things like the weather, your budget, venue, catering, and lots more. For example, a good wedding planner in Italy will know that planning an August wedding in a baroque place is a bad idea. This is because these places, though prestigious, usually do not have air conditioning inside. They’ll also know to tell you that outdoor weddings in September/October need an excellent backup indoor venue because of a higher chance of rain. They won’t play Russian Roulette with your wedding plans.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="10610" img_size="900x550" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="1. 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For Example, Fridays and Sundays are the costliest days for a wedding in Italy, especially in high season. Your planner in Italy will know how to plan your wedding to avoid you paying extra. They’ll also be able to come up with budget-friendly options that work for your wedding. If you’re at a venue with lights, your planner will think ahead and make sure things like a backup power source is available. They’ll also help you negotiate your contract terms, including things like your closing time and music volume.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="10612" img_size="900x550" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="2. The Wedding Planner will Work with Your Vision and Propose the Best Solutions" font_container="tag:h2|font_size:32|text_align:left|color:%23bd9328|line_height:1" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1602937395544{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}" el_class="titolomobile"][vc_column_text]Getting the paperwork for your civil or religious ceremony from outside the country can be challenging. Having a wedding planner in Italy easily helps you solve that problem as they can assist. They’ll also help your find a great celebrant and an English-Speaking Priest. When it comes to your vision, your planner will know to get a coherent mood board. On it, you can feature the ideas for your wedding reception, décor, rentals, entertainment, and lots more. They’ll also come up with the best solutions to any problems you might encounter.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="3. 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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="10611" img_size="900x550" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="4. Planner Can Handle Unexpected Situations (Example, Postponing)" font_container="tag:h3|font_size:32|text_align:left|color:%23bd9328|line_height:1" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1602937463807{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}" el_class="titolomobile"][vc_column_text]Unexpected situations are not a new thing in the wedding industry. We saw it on a high level this year. When things like these happen, having a planner by your side can be a blessing. Are you having unexpected guests coming in? Your planner will handle it. If rain suddenly threatens from nowhere and you need someone to move in the tables quickly, your planner will be there. They’ll be there to coordinate the vendors, staff, and guests on that day. You’ll certainly need such assistance so that you can just relax and enjoy your wedding.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="5. The Wedding Planner will Help with The Planning of Your Rehearsal Dinner and Brunch" font_container="tag:h2|font_size:32|text_align:left|color:%23bd9328|line_height:1" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1602936666999{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}" el_class="titolomobile"][vc_column_text]Your rehearsal dinner and brunch are a vital part of your destination wedding in Italy. It will give you and your guests time to acclimatize and get ready. This preparation is essential and helps make your day more successful. Your wedding planner will set this up for you with no stress at all. They’ll also make your destination wedding in Italy a dream come true. They’ll plan the day before and after. They’ll also suggest attractions to keep your guests excited. It can be in an informal place like a club, boat, or vineyard. Your destination wedding in Italy should be like vacation time for you and your family. Your wedding planner will keep that in mind. They’ll also make sure that you all get the best accommodation and arrange for table transfers too. With the right wedding planner in Italy, your wedding will be unforgettable. You’ll get all the services mentioned above and more when you work with me at Luxury Weddings In Sicily. My name is Agnes Edith, and I believe that every couple deserves to have the wedding of their dreams in Italy. Why not contact me, and let’s get started on your planning? 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  • Our favourite light-hearted wedding poems
    20 October 2020

    BLOVED Blog - Creative & Contemporary Wedding Inspiration for Stylish Brides in the UK and beyond

    15 funny wedding poems selected for the best man, father of the bride, groom, maid of honour and friends of the lucky couple to add a humorous touch to your speech. Making a whole crowd of guests laugh at a speech is at once both one of the best and most daunting parts of giving... Read more »

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  • 5 Fun Ways To Introduce Your Bridesmaids Before Your Wedding
    20 October 2020

    From your sorority sisters to childhood best friends and every special friend (or relative) in between, bridal parties are larger than ever!This means it can sometimes be difficult to have your bridesmaids get to know each other before the big day, especially if some or most of your bridesmaids live out of state! Chancey Charm’s Wedding Planning Team is sharing some fun ways to introduce your bridesmaids to each other before your wedding. Happy wedding planning, friends!

    -The Chancey Charm Team

    5 Fun Ways To Introduce Your Bridesmaids Before Your Wedding
    • For bridal party members from the same city, host monthly dinner parties with a different theme each month. Make it casual (whoever can make it, comes). Have this be an opportunity for everyone to bond, not drown them with wedding chatter! This is a great way to break the ice the first time, and then build relationships over time. Eventually, they may even connect enough to converse outside of the “dinner party circle.” It doesn’t always have to be dinners – one month could be a calligraphy class, another could be a night out, etc. This is also a nice way to show appreciation for your girls and say thank you for being by your side! 
    • Another fun option for bridal party members that are all local is a dinner tour. Cocktails/happy hour at one of you and your soon-to-be hubby’s favorite spots, then on to the next one for apps and small plates, then finish it off with dinner (or skip dinner and head to your favorite sweet spot). This is also something the groomsmen can enjoy – either separately or along with your bridesmaids!
    • Signature cocktails are a favorite way to add personality to your wedding. A fun ice breaker idea and wedding planning to do could be to have your girlfriends over to craft a couple signature drinks for your cocktail hour. It will be fun to have them participate in one of the design elements of your special day and is a great alternative to grabbing a drink out with the girls!
    • If your bridesmaids are spread or live in different states, plan a weekend getaway and keep the costs low (since they will incur plenty of costs being in your wedding). This is a great way to just get away for the weekend and also have all of your bridesmaids get to know each other. Meeting several new people all at once in a relaxed vacation vibe is always easier!
    • Being from all different cities can be tricky, so if planning a weekend getaway is too difficult, plan a couple Skype wine or coffee dates with all the girls. That way they’ll at least know each other before your wedding day and have been introduced before the festivities begin!

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  • A beautiful fusion of elegance and romance
    20 October 2020

    The gorgeous florals, along with accents of taupe and gold, high and low centerpieces, and a room full of candlelight created the romantic wedding

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  • Golden Glamour
    20 October 2020

    If Shireen and Shayan’s wedding isn’t #weddinggoals, we don’t know what is! “Our color scheme was white, gold, and green with a hint of blush. We wanted to bring a secret garden fairytale to Vancouver in the middle of winter. Everything had to be soft and delicate with lush floral arrangements and lots of candlelight,” shares the bride. Dushan Flowers accomplished just that, transforming the ballroom using an array of white roses, delphiniums, orchids, hydrangeas, and lisianthus. See more in the Fall 2020 Vancouver Edition of WedLuxe Magazine, out now!

     

    Shireen looked stunning in her custom Farzaneh Vaziri Collection gown and veil from Iran. While she accessorized with multiple jewellery pieces, such as a Luxia Jewelry headpiece, the emerald ring was particularly special as it had been passed down from her grandmother to her mother on her wedding day.

    “Both Shayan and I are Iranian; however, I grew up in the United States, and Shayan grew up in England. Because of this, we had two different ideas of what ‘traditional’ meant. We wanted to combine both of our worlds, so in addition to our civil ceremony, we also had Persian (Iranian Sofreh Aghd) and Baha’i ceremonies. Combining these cultures and allowing our family and friends to experience the two worlds coming together was very memorable for both of us,” shares Shireen.
  • SECRET LOVE CELEBRATION
    19 October 2020
    Elopement

    Secrets, Intimacy, confidences…

     

    One of the most beautiful example of Elopement is Romeo & Juliet. They did Elope and were focus on their true love, genuine moment of commitment in a spiritual way. Should you wish to get married legally, civil ceremonies can also be planned on your Elopement day.

     

     

     

    The word Elopement means « to leave home in secret in order to marry in a secret manner Â». The french translation would be « La Fugue Amoureuse Â» but Elopement is now widely used.

    We sometimes forget that Marriage is the sacrement between two souls in love, that is why couples who want to a Secret love celebration know exactly what Elopement means.

    Usually, Elopements take place in a confidential and crowd- free locations. My goal is to create for you a bubble of peace and love.

     

     

     

    The Elopement is your reflection

    Your story, your experiences, your Elopement is a moment designed with flair, grace, passion and love. Just as your couple, it will be unique and iconic.

     

     

     

    There are no limits to your imagination. You dream, I make it happen. I make it a point of honor to offer you in the respect of your values, a unique and Iconic Elopement by surrounding myself with a team of competent and professional vendors and artists to offer you the best moment of your life.

     

     

     

    The elopement represents the singular opportunity to choose an exceptional place to settle your Love celebration.

     

    « Just the Two of Us Â»

     

     

    Elopement does not follow the wedding codes as traditionally understood, but on the contrary it will be your pure reflection, from the ceremony with the exchange of your promises, your bespoke culinary experiences to your iconic photoshoot session.

    An Elopement does not mean that your relatives have to be banned from the day.

     

     

     

    Actually, an Elopement can be considered as a micro wedding which means that your favorite people are beloved to celebrate this amazing day, the witnesses of your Love.

    Nothing but a dream

    From the very moment you will land in the city of lights, you will feel the atmosphere we’ve designed for your enchanted interlude.

     

     

     

    By displaying your favorite flowers in your suite, your soft- editorial bridal shoot indulging with our finest chocolate, champagne and macaroons.

    the first look and the exchange of vows in front of the sparkling Eiffel tower followed by a Gourmet pre-dinner drink during your cruise on a wooden barge on the Seine River.

     

     

    The romance continue during the Paris by night city tour in your vintage car… you will find the power of this beautiful moment in every details.

     

    The need to escape

    Elopement is nowadays seen more as an intentionally small and intimate marriage that allows more meaning to be placed on the commitment made by the couple.

     

     

    Elopements is then a way for the couple to schedule an extraordinary trip, often abroad, during which they exchange their consents in a place that is dear to them or that they admire, that makes them dream, that moves them.

    Express yourself in your Elopement:  a forest, the top of a mountain, a beach, or more atypical spots such as a library, a waterfall, a historical monument.

     

    Le Secret d’Indirihya

    I have been planning Elopements for several years now, and I had a feeling that this would become a trend. I have always been captivated and intrigued by this celebration of love so pure and so symbolic.

     

     

    As the spiritual celebrant that is devoted for you and will write your couple story, as your Elopement planner in Paris and Chantilly who know all the secret gardens for a romantic experience and from a destination wedding and elopement expert who escort you in your desires of elsewhere, of change of scenery, of ardour – I have your back, I am here for you and always be fulfilled to celebrate your Love.

     

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  • All-White Oasis
    19 October 2020

    Christina and Chris’ all-white wonderland at The Arlington Estate had guests swooning! Baye Kler from Laura & Co. Events planned the entire celebration from day one and helped design the “white October romance” theme of the day. Low arrangements of white roses and orchids accented with hints of greenery could be found on every table, and crystal embellishments were as far as the eye could see! Check out the Fall 2020 issue of WedLuxe (Toronto Edition) for more!

    The ceremony was particularly unique because of the bride’s connection with the priest who officiated. “Father Ernie has known my family for over 40 years—he baptized my sister and me as children. It was so special that he officiated the wedding, and he made the ceremony so personal and intimate,” shares Christina.

  • Blushing Modern Grandeur
    19 October 2020

    BLOVED Blog - Creative & Contemporary Wedding Inspiration for Stylish Brides in the UK and beyond

    This meticulously styled shootis the essence of modern sophistication. It artfully combines soft blush and gold hues with crisp white notes to create effortless elegance and timeless glamour. Victoria Amrose Photography conducted this styled photo shoot at Shooters Hill Hall, a beautiful Georgian mansion located just outside of Shrewsbury in the United Kingdom. To complement... Read more »

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  • A Luxurious, Classic White Wedding in Bride's Hometown of Las Vegas
    19 October 2020
    Meagan Medick admits she should have had a better instinct that this was not a normal walk to the ballpark when her boyfriend Kasey Ourada asked her, “Are you …
  • ETHEREAL PARISIENNE ELEGANCE
    19 October 2020

    This style shoot is extremely delicate and light

    The post ETHEREAL PARISIENNE ELEGANCE appeared first on ElegantWedding.ca.

Indian Wedding Blogs

21 October 2020

Indian Wedding Blogs
  • Trendy NEW Ways to Rock a Wedding Blouse
    21 October 2020
    Tired of the same old same old saree/lehenga blouse looks? Me too. Sure there are classic blouse cuts, but really they are traditional blouse looks that should be matched with highly decorated traditional sarees. Now is the time for the modern, edgy, boho, vintage blouse...
  • The Top 7 Wedding Registries We LOVE- In Store & Online
    21 October 2020
    Just engaged?! Congrats my lovely. Your life is about to change forever. I'm sure you already know that. But what you probably don't know, is that in the midst of all the chaotic planning, budgeting, and negotiating (with family, not vendors), you haven't thought much of...
  • Indian Christian Spring Wedding at Kiana Lodge {Washington}
    21 October 2020
    Anita and Abhishek’s spring wedding at Kiana Lodge featured vibrant colors and gorgeous spring flowers in the perfect Pacific Northwest setting, nestled within pine trees along the Puget Sound. In classic PNW (Pacific Northwest) fashion, there was rain, but that didn’t stop...
  • Modern Telugu & Gujarati Hindu Wedding at the Hyatt Regency Burlingame
    21 October 2020
    What a chic wedding we have today! Our multi-ethnic couple, Kavya and Saumil, blended their Telugu-Gujarati ceremony into a modern Hindu wedding. Having a colorful Garba a couple prior to the wedding, Kavya wore a navy blue lehenga with peach accents along with heavy floor...
  • Our Wedding Story on UPtv - An Indian Love Story
    21 October 2020
    I had a chance to sneak peek an episode of UPtv's Our Wedding Story with an Indian wedding. Hema and Vedant got married in Cancun, Mexico in a traditional Hindu ceremony. Their love story is anything but traditional! Expecting to follow her family’s tradition of an arranged...
  • Sana & Philip's Chic Pakistani Fusion Wedding at the Renaissance RVA
    21 October 2020
    Sana and Philip had an American-Pakistani fusion wedding at the Renaissance RVA in Richmond, Virgina. Their fall wedding featured eucalyptus leaves, dusty gold votives, and cream colors. After meeting ten years ago at a Wings Restaurant, Philip popped the question in front of...
  • Tarun Tahiliani's Tarakini Evening Dress Collection
    21 October 2020
    How we have a fashion filled post for you today! Swoon with the stars, literally as Tarun Tahiliani's party lehenga and saree collection glitter and glams down the...
  • Neeta Lulla's Lightning Millennial Bride & Sushmita Sen
    21 October 2020
    Are you the type of bride that needs to make an entrance? Like REALLY need to make an entrance? Then Neeta Lulla's Millennial Bride is for. Blending fiber optic technology and beautiful fabrics, these lehenga dress light up and change color. You read that right....
  • Abhinav Mishra's Festive Bridal 2019 Collection
    21 October 2020
    Abhinav Mishra's 2018-2019 bridal collections covers the gamut from the mehendi party to the reception. Recounting his childhood stories, Mishra's 'Untold Story' is exactly that - untold stories coming to life in the textiles he creates. He shares his stories for each of the...
  • Best Entry Songs For Brides For Their Intimate Weddings 
    21 October 2020

    Bored of all those obvious ‘entry songs for brides’? Don’t worry, we are too. Moreover, intimate weddings require special attention to detail. Just like your cinematic entry into your man’s heart, your bridal entry to the wedding venue has to be spectacular too. And therefore, it’s extremely necessary to have a unique song for your entry that will make sure that you have all the attention.

    We at ShaadiWish have specially curated a list of unique and undiscovered bridal entry songs for your intimate weddings this season, which the groom and your guests would remember for years to come.

    Explore this list of entry songs for brides for your exquisite intimate wedding this season: 1. Can’t Help Falling In Love With You

    For all those romantic brides-to-be out there, this one’s for you. This melodious song will beautifully compliment your majestic bridal entry and everyone would be simply in awe of you.

    2. All Of Me Cover

    If you and your husband-to-be were the ones who bonded over some English classics, then this cover of All Of Me by Jasmine Thompson will surely make your eyes well up.

    In case you are looking for bridal entries with an umbrella.

    3. Desi Girl, Dostana

    If you wish to steer clear from the emotional and romantic feelings and make a statement entry with some bopping beats then this is your song brides! 

    Look out for more amazing bridal entries for the wedding season.

    4. Baagey Vich Aaya Karo – Hari & Sukhmani

    If you are a bride who is a fan of old classics, then the new version of this Punjabi song is just the perfect pick for your eye-catching bridal entry.

    5. Kasoor, Prateek Kuhad

    Prateek Kuhad can pierce every heart and still, everyone would say thank you. His recent release ‘Kasoor’ is a perfect blend of melodious tunes and raspy vocals that would fit perfectly for your bridal entry at your intimate wedding.

    6. Stand By Me Cover By Skylar Grey

    Another cover of one the greatest english romantic tracks cause why not. The exquisite lyrics of the song will make your entry to the wedding venue and your partner’s life look like a dream. 

    Pin down this list of Bollywood songs for your sangeet ceremony.

    7. Humsafar, Badrinath Ki Dulhania

    Make your bridal entry something straight out of a movie scene and this is the song for that. This song is an elixir to ears and watching your walk down the aisle on this song in your splendorous bridal outfit will be a blessing for your partner’s eyes too.

    Well, this isn’t it. We can go on and on with our never-ending love for these songs that are so soothing to our ears but for now, we hope you like these and will surely pick for your wedding.

    Don’t miss out on ShaadiWish approved wedding entertainment arrangements for your big day.

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Wedding Invitation Blogs

21 October 2020

Wedding Invitation Blogs
  • 25+ Chic Yet Festive Christmas Wedding Ideas in Classic Red
    20 October 2020

    Planning a Christmas wedding can be very cheerful and fun. To Inspire you, we’ve rounded up some stylish Christmas wedding ideas that is pretty chic and festive, yet without going overboard. With Christmas day soon approaching, we hope this article will show you how to elevate your wedding decor by sprinkling a dose of holiday magic sparingly and intentionally.Good luck to all of our holiday brides!

    The post 25+ Chic Yet Festive Christmas Wedding Ideas in Classic Red appeared first on Elegantweddinginvites.com Blog.

  • Rainy Wedding Inspiration
    20 October 2020
    "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."

    — Anthony J. D'Angelo —

    It seems like it's every bride's worst nightmare – rain on her wedding day. But honestly, speaking from experience, (heh, it poured on our day), the rain doesn't matter one bit because of one very important thing you need to remember (and you will)… you carry your own sunshine that day. Filled to the brim with love and happiness, it won’t matter in the end if it rained, hailed or snow-stormed, the important thing to remember is you have the ability to not let it bother you. Just do what you need to do to shake off any of those icky feelings, and remember to look on the bright side. Light a candle, meditate, read a book or call your best friend…

    Actually this is a good life lesson, isn't it? Especially today... After a beautiful sunny weekend, it's a grey Monday morning with a drizzling endless rain that makes it feel so gloomy. I’m not going to let it bother my inner shine (cheese-ball alert!) … so I'm going to light some candles and change the mood to a cozy one.

    What do you like to do on these grey/rainy days to lighten your mood? Comment your inspiration!

     
  • 30 Creative Lucite /Acrylic Wedding Signs for 2021 Trends
    13 October 2020

    Using clear acrylic and lucite for wedding signs has been a hot wedding trend in recent years due to the cool modern and glam look it brings.We love to see it adorned with beautifully written calligraphy that matches your wedding stationery, flowers, foliage and gilded accents. Whether your wedding is modern, traditional or rustic, there’s a place for this versatile wedding decor amongst it. Take a look at these creative acrylic wedding sign ideas to get inspired for your own ceremony and reception decor.

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  • Trends for 2021- 8 Different Rust-Colored Wedding Palettes to Inspire
    11 October 2020

    We all know that rust wedding colors are a huge trend in 2020, and lucky for 2021 brides that this big trend will head on to the next year. We just love this rich color which is so fancy but also so retro. It pairs perfectly with neutral tones or vibrant accents and somehow simultaneously feels modern and vintage, making itself  the hottest color for fall and winter weddings. If you’re wondering how to incorporate this trending color into your wedding, scroll down to see these gorgeous but different color palette that we’ve created below to get inspired.

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  • Know Everything About Wedding Anniversary Party Invitations
    09 October 2020

    Your wedding anniversary is special for you and calls for a grand celebration.Friends and family look forward to your anniversary invitation to share a great time with you. Well, all can go your way if you plan it right, starting with anniversary party invitations. Wedding anniversary cards soar the excitement level and unburden you from the hustle later. Let us look through the essential etiquette that is required before you send out the party invites.

    Essential Etiquette

    Anniversary invitations have become precise in wordings, design, and layout. Here’re a few essential etiquettes to help you design your wedding anniversary card with sharpness.

    What should you include in the invitation? It’s easy to guess that the name of the couple is the first thing to mention on the card. But spelling errors may give an impression otherwise. So, you must ensure to review the names before you send the invitations out.

    Consider the same while mentioning the date, time, and venue of the anniversary party. It saves your guests some time and effort, and they reach on time to make the occasion merrier.

    Who should you invite? A wedding anniversary is celebrated over the years after the marriage. By this time, you may have created an endless bond with people who were once strangers. Besides, you would want the presence of your loved ones to share a part of your life with you. List out the invitees who mean a lot to you;your celebrations become grand with their presence.

    When to roll out the invitation? Your excitement to share the party date is well understood! However, you may irk some guests by rolling out your anniversary party invitations way before the due date. It is also possible that your guests won’t be able to take out time for your party if you delay the invitation. Look for a date that suffices their travel requirements. The more, the merrier!

    Anniversary Party Theme

    You’ve rolled out the invites and now brainstorming on the theme of the party. You want the best of party favors, supplies, and decor. What about the anniversary party theme? Make sure that your anniversary invitations are in sync with your actual party in terms of design and layout.

    Dos and Don’ts for Wedding Anniversary Cards

    You may be versed in designing your anniversary invite by now. However, you should consider a few points to include or wipe out from your anniversary wedding invitation. Read on to know these points.

    • Coordinate your party invitation with the actual party. Include the colours, designs, and flowers that you’ve decided on your celebration.
    • Coordinate with the guests about their travel schedule. Some of your friends may be arriving early or skipping the celebrations due to occupied plans. Keep a check while sending out the invites.
    • Share the initial draft of the anniversary party invitations with your friends. You never know you may be missing out on some major details.
      It is equally important to know what to avoid while designing the anniversary invitations. Here it is.
    • Avoid planning your party during long weekends and holidays. Your guests may already have other plans on such dates.
    • Keep gifts as a surprise. Do not disclose that you’re planning to present your guests with souvenirs.

    Use this information to design the perfect wedding anniversary invitations that set the mood right. If you’re planning to throw a lavish wedding anniversary party but juggling between several invitation designs, connect with the Readiprint Designs team for cost-effective options.

  • Free Save the Date for your 2021 wedding
    07 October 2020

    I’m hearing you over there! You just need a break from all this uncertainty! I can’t imagine how hard it must be for you to be planning a wedding during a pandemic! This is still a happy time, and even though there isn’t certainty, wedding plans still need to be made, right? Wouldn’t it be nice to give your friends and family a date of when you’re planning to get married? Since I know this is hard time to be planning, I want to give you something — free printable Save the Date’s that you can use however you’d like. Hopefully they’ll be useful for you. Let me know.

    Unless you’d rather your Save the Dates to be professionally printed… I could make them for you? I could even letterpress them! (ooooohhh! Wouldn’t that be nice with this minimal design?!) If you’re interested, contact us or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Planning a wedding during COVID-19
    07 October 2020

    The recent return to tougher restrictions on weddings has come as real blow to bride and grooms and the wedding industry alike. Planning a wedding for many months to be suddenly told only fifteen guests can attend because of COVID-19 is devastating.

    Many bride and grooms have taken the decision to delay their big day until less turbulent times and planning a wedding during Covid-19 is not high on their agenda. Whilst others have reduced their guest list and gone ahead with their small but beautiful wedding. With a big party planned in the future.

    One creative bride and groom have found a very novel way around this. Roma Popat and Vinal Patel celebrated their big day in Chelmsford in front of 250 guests! They managed this, even with all of the Covid-19 restrictions, by hosting a drive-in wedding. Their wedding day wasn’t quite the one they had planned but it was still amazing. They even managed to see all of their guests by driving around in a golf buggy.

    Their drive-in wedding may well be the way forward – for a short while anyway.

    Lets hope things do return back to normal sooner rather than later. We can’t wait to see lots of beautiful brides and handsome grooms celebrating with all of their family and friends.

    At Paperchain Wedding Stationery we are on hand to help with any new small weddings. Any changes to wedding plans or any weddings in the future.

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  • Trends for 2021- 8 Different Rust-Colored Wedding Palettes to Inspire
    07 October 2020

    We all know that rust wedding colors are a huge trend in 2020, and lucky for 2021 brides that this big trend will head on to the next year. We just love this rich color which is so fancy but also so retro. It pairs perfectly with neutral tones or vibrant accents and somehow simultaneously feels modern and vintage, making itself  the top pick for fall and winter weddings.

    If you’re wondering how to incorporate this trending color into your wedding,  you’re in luck  scroll down to see these gorgeous but different color palette that we’ve created.

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  • Why choose eco friendly wedding stationery?
    05 October 2020
    As consumers we have important decisions to make. When choosing wedding what should our purchases be influenced by? The impact they will have on our planet? Should using eco friendly wedding stationery be a consideration?

    It is easy to think that our one single purchase won’t make any difference at all. Although what if everyone who buys wedding stationery considers buying eco friendly wedding stationery? The impact would be become much greater.

    Organising a wedding and choosing the right wedding stationery is an exciting time but can also be a bit overwhelming. There are just so many amazing wedding suppliers out there it can be difficulty to know when to stop looking and choose. There is a way to instantly narrow down the endless list of wedding suppliers. It is to choose an environmentally friendly wedding. The amount of suppliers available to choose from may be smaller but the quality certainly will not be.

    If you are thinking of choosing environmentally friendly wedding stationery there are a few things to consider. There are two different types of environmentally friendly paper to choose from.

    Recycled Paper

    The first is recycled paper. As the title suggests it is recycled and therefore no trees were used in the production of the paper. It can also reduces deforestation therefore saving animals and valuable oxygen, which is great! With any recycled paper it is important to check how much of the paper is actually recycled. Also what it has been recycled from. The recycled paper to choose is one that is 100% recycled and produced from 100% post consumer waste. Today manufacturers are required to list the percentage.

    FSC Registered Paper

    The second is FSC registered paper (Forest Stewardship Council). This non-profit group does a incredible amount of work to protect the worlds forests. They make sure that forests are managed in a sustainable and ethical way. Any paper that has a FSC certification has been produced with sustainable practices.

    A great article in the Guardian explains these types of eco friendly papers in more details.

    At Paperchain Wedding Stationery we take great pride in only using either 100% recycled paper (made with 100% post consumer waste) or FSC certified paper. All of our wedding stationery envelopes match the chosen paper. By choosing environmentally wedding stationery you will be helping the worlds forests and deforestation. Helping endangered wildlife through loss of habitat and also climate change. We feel these reasons are all a pretty big deal. All of our products can be printed with the papers eco friendly credentials on. Showing guests you are choosing to be environmentally friendly and hopefully encouraging them to do the same.

    We also encourage environmentally wedding practises. Such as giving seeds as wedding favours and using petals or leaves as confetti – every little helps.

    We salute you if you have chosen to make your most special day an environmentally friendly one.

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  • 10 Unique Purple Color Macthing Wedding Ideas Inspired from Monet’s paintings
    30 September 2020

    Whether it is “ultra violet” or “alfalfa purple” or “lavender” in wedding planning, through these highly compelling names, their essence is purple. On the color wheel, purple is a very special color, a neutral color that connects blue and red. Therefore, purple is a relatively mild and safe color system for wedding matching colors. More and more couples prefer to apply some thing purple in their wedding decrotion ideas recently.

    Monet is probably the painter who knows how to use purple. In his paintings, you can find a lot of purple color matching inspiration, we made some purple color ideas, you can refer to Monet’s color matching for your unique wedding ideas.

    1.Blue and purple ideas for your classic wedding

    On the color circle, purple and blue are joined together, so purple and blue are also “natural couples”!

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    2. Purple + blush pink

    There are many purple + pink colors in Monet’s paintings. On the color wheel, purple and red are connected together, so purple and red will match well. Purple and magenta are also very close on the color wheel.

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    3.Purple + Greenery

    Because green is also a neutral color, it matches well with purple. In Monet’s paintings, purple and green are often in the same frame. Blue-green, dark green, army green, olive green, etc., can all be tried.

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