Minute by Minute

For anyone who knows me, it came as no surprise that for our wedding week I mapped out a minute by minute timeline. While I know timelines can be intimidating, I always encourage brides to make one. The process of creating one is more important – in some ways – than the timeline itself. Going […]

Wedding Week

I know I’ve talked about this on the blog before, but after a busy September filled with a lot of brides, I think it’s time to revisit it. The week of a wedding is stressful, emotional, and busy. It can get overwhelming. Your vendors have last minute questions. A lot of payments are due. There […]

Center of Attention

Of all of the details of your wedding day, center pieces often become the center of attention. Throughout the day, your guests are moving, greeting, dancing. But for over an hour, your guests are stationary at a seat. Whether you’re serving brunch of a 5 course dinner, your center pieces become the center of attention. […]

Bathroom Baskets

A September bride was talking with me about bathroom baskets – and it was then that I realized that a bride may never see the other side of it, so now wonder she asked: Do you make a basket for the men’s room? The answer is yes. While I firmly believe gender neutral bathrooms should […]

Dancing in the rain

For the past few months I’ve been helping a Maid of Honor finalize plans for her sister’s bachelorette weekend. The MOH is so sweet and wants the weekend to be absolutely perfect. As with anything, though, there are some things that are just outside of your control. In this case, it’s the weather. While the […]

Last minute logistics

During a meeting with a sweet bride last night we got to discussing wedding week logistics. For her timeline, this conversation was a bit premature, but her future in-laws will be flying in from out of state and they wanted to plan ahead. In reviewing high level, last minute logistics, I realized that until you’ve […]

Bach Bash

This week I’ve been helping a MOH finalize details for her older sister’s bachelorette party. The MOH is such a sweet girl, but hasn’t been to many bachelorette parties yet since she hasn’t reached her “wedding season” yet. We were talking about games, so I thought I’d share a post about some easy bachelorette party […]

Ain’t no party like a wedding party!

For many couples, envisioning their big day includes thinking about who will be standing next to them. Selecting a wedding party at first may seem like obvious choices, but actually finalizing this line up can be a complicated process. Here are seven tips for thinking through assembling your wedding party. Think before you speak – […]

Big Day, Bigger Morning

Your wedding day will be one of the happiest days of your life, but also might be one of the most stressful. To be sure you enjoy every moment, I’ve put together seven tips for making the morning of your wedding a relaxing, memorable experience. Share your timeline – with bridesmaids, photographers, and key participants. […]

Saving the STD

A fair amount of photographers include engagement photos in their packages. Some people don’t feel they need engagement photos – especially those who may have had their actual engagement captured in photos. It’s fair to say that most couples, though, use their engagement photos to make their Save the Dates – STDs. While it seems […]