Wedding Advice

The problem with red roses

As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen all sorts of different floral arrangements and bouquets over the years. Each piece is completely unique, even if the design was inspired by something from Pinterest. Roses and other flowers obviously come in a variety of different colors, but finding complete color uniformity is actually very difficult when they…

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Ceremony traditions to include on your big day

Outside of a Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, or other Orthodox religious wedding ceremony (which are rather lengthy with all the traditions each religion requires for a proper marriage ceremony), your typical non-religious ceremony can be rather short in comparison. Once the bride is down the aisle, the ceremony will start with a brief opening that will thank…

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Where to seat the divorced at your reception

When planning your own wedding, it’s hard not to be reminded that the marriages of others sometimes just don’t work out. Unless you’re really superstitious, there is no real reason to not invite your divorced friends and family members to your wedding. They are adults, they know why their marriage didn’t work, and should be capable to celebrating…

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Your Guest List – Ceremony Guests and Reception Guests

Let’s be honest. Not everyone that loves you will want to sit in a church and watch you exchange vows, and some of your church-going guests might not be interested in attending a reception with an open bar. I think it is completely acceptable to acknowledge this on your RSVP cards. Along with asking what meal…

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How to say "Yes!" to the dress(es)

My typical busy season for wedding photography runs from May to November. I typically find a part time job to keep myself entertained from December to April, and this year I took a position with a very well known bridal conglomerate. I can’t say exactly for whom I worked due to contractual obligations, but let’s just…

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