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Friday, March 15, 2019

Point And Shoot: How To Choose The Right Wedding Photographer



A hugely important part of your wedding planning process is selecting the photographer who will capture
those all important images. After all, your big day tends to pass by in a bit of blur and the wonderful photographs
are the main thing you have to remember the day once it's over. Plus, your wedding photographer will be an
important presence on the day itself, capturing everything from the bridal party preparations to the cutting of
the cake and onto the last dance of the evening, so it's important to make the right choice. The right wedding
photographer is a very personal choice. You have to love their work, but also feel comfortable with them being
around on a highly intimate and emotional day. The right match is out there, you just have to know what you're
looking for…


Creative Spark


First and foremost, you have to love the creative side of the images your wedding photographer produces.
From reportage style to more formal portraits, capturing the little details or staging magical, one-of-a-kind shots,
try looking through some Pinterest wedding photography boards to see what type of images make your heart sing.
Then use that to narrow down your selection to someone in the right location with the right style of photography.
A simple search within your local area for wedding photographers will turn up a huge range of results. Narrow these
down into two or three shortlisted ones. Check the photographers About page to get a sense of who they are and how
they like to work.


Personal Connection


A wedding photographer is present at most parts of one of the most significant days of your life, so it's crucial that you get
on well with them. The right photographer will put you and your guests at ease, and in doing so, will be able to capture better
shots.


Available Packages


Prices and what is included vary hugely from snapper to snapper, so look into the offer carefully. Things to consider are whether
or not they offer the option for a second shooter to work with them - especially handy if you're having a large wedding - whether
they provide high-resolution digital photos (many do not, or charge extra, and all prints have to be done through them) while some
offer things such as a free engagement photo shoot as well. Make sure that the package you select contains what you want so you
don't get stung with hidden extras.


Previous Experience

An experienced photographer has the confidence and knowledge to ‘art direct’ aspects of your wedding while also not being too
obtrusive on the day. It's a role that requires them to work under pressure, so if they haven't done many weddings they may not
have mastered this skill. Word of mouth or written recommendations from previous couples the photographer has worked with
will tell you a lot, so seek them out - a bunch of glowing references is a sign you're likely to have a positive experience and capture
the wedding images of your dreams.         


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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Why You Should Have Some Fun, and Be a Bit Daring, While Setting the Theme for Your Wedding

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Generally speaking, there are two broad “templates” that people most commonly follow when planning their weddings.


The first of these templates is to do things the “ultramodern” and “minimalist” way, and essentially elope. After a brief

ceremony at a town hall or registry office, the reception will then take place in an apartment, or restaurant, and will feature

a small handful of close friends and family. The other of these templates is to go the “traditional route,” whatever that may mean

in your particular culture. In general, in the Western world, this will mean a ceremony in an attractive old church, followed by a fully

catered reception in a semirural area, with a black tie dress code. It’s easy to see the attraction to both of these approaches. The “minimalist”

approach allows you to get the process done with quickly and affirm your commitment to each other without a lengthy engagement. It also

saves plenty of money, and leaves you with a lot more in the bank to spend on the honeymoon.


The other approach honours the traditions of your culture, allows you to enjoy a sense of continuity, and gives your family the classic Hallmark

photograph moment that they might all have been waiting for.


Between these two options, however, there is a world of possibility that you might do well to explore. You could choose a daring theme, based

on your interests, and really commit to having a wedding that stands out from the ordinary, and that caters to your particular aesthetic sensibilities.

If you’re a big Star Trek fan, the decorations for tables could be set up to replicate the dining quarters on the USS Enterprise, for example.


Here are a few reasons why you should have some fun, and should perhaps be a bit daring, when choosing the theme for your wedding.

Because it’s your special day – and hopefully, you’ll only be doing this once



Let’s face it, first and foremost your wedding is all about you and your partner. It’s your special day – that fairytale moment that you may well have

been dreaming about for your entire life, and, hopefully, it’s something you’ll only be doing once in your life as well. Keeping all that in mind, it’s perfectly

reasonable to use your wedding as a way of treating yourself, and having as much fun with things as you possibly can.


So ask yourself – what would your dream wedding look like, if there were no obstacles in the way? Spend some time reflecting on this question, and coming

up with a vision that you can base your wedding template off of.


Of course, there will be practical limitations to just how fantastical and extravagant you can make your wedding, but once you’ve got a vision of your dream

wedding in mind, as it would be if there were no limitations in place, you’ll be in a great position for figuring out the practicalities and moving things closer and

closer in that direction. Consider all the different possibilities, not just the most common and conventional approaches. Reflect on your hobbies, interests, and

passions in life, and think of ways to make your wedding reflect these. It might be that yours and your partner's ultimate dream wedding looks a lot like a set from

Downton Abbey. Or, you might opt for a treehouse wedding (and yes, treehouse wedding venues do exist) to really take things into the realm of fairytale meets

Robin Hood. Without making things exceptionally difficult and frustrating for your guests, remember that this is, in fact, your special day, and treat it accordingly.

Let your imagination run wild.


Because it’s always good to host a wedding that everyone remembers



Everyone remembers their own wedding, and it’s a sure bet that our closest friends and relatives will remember our wedding fondly as well. But, especially if you’re

planning to invite a good number of guests outside your most immediate circle of acquaintances, having a wedding that is a bit more unconventional, daring, and imaginative, is a great way

of ensuring that as many people as possible have a truly memorable experience as well. In fact, doing things this way will also ensure that your own memories of the wedding are

likely to be that much richer and more uplifting, filled with appropriate humour, novelty, and fun. And, of course, when you pull out the photo album for future generations of your

family, or to show to  dinner guests decades down the line, it’s just a bit more fun to watch the look of surprise and amazement on their faces when you reveal that you parachuted

down to the site of your reception, or whatever the case may be.


Because formality is for the ceremony, and the reception is for fun



A wedding ceremony is always going to be a somewhat serious and heavy occasion, because it’s the moment when you say your vows, and formalise your commitment to your

partner in front of witnesses. It should be a heavy moment, and it’s a time for reflection, deep emotion, and weight. The wedding reception, on the other hand, is for fun – and

it’s an excellent excuse to have perhaps the best party of your life to date. As we get older, and as the responsibilities of life pile on, it’s natural that we don’t have as many

opportunities available as we once did for really letting your hair down, celebrating like crazy, and partying the night away. Your wedding is one of these precious occasions – and

it’s one that you get to share with the people closest to you in the entire world, as well. So let your hair down, and focus on making your reception as fun as possible, rather than

being overly concerned with the way you’re presenting yourself to other people.

Contact entertainment companies and set up fun games and events for yourself and your guests. Hire a band

or DJ to play your favourite teenage anthems. Have a night to remember.


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 
248-408-4602

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wedding video ideas

Wedding videos have become highly popular. Read on for some ideas for yours.



There are lots of fantastic wedding video ideas, but one of the best is to incorporate several
different styles of films into one. An advanced wedding videographer will be able to handle this
request easily. They will know how to use different styles and blend them naturally into one video.
This means you can incorporate everything from documentary segments to cinematic style videography.
A cinematic style video is one where there is a mix of colour and black and white. This looks incredible;
adding a bold, timeless and glamorous quality to the film. By incorporating different styles you get the right
blend; nothing too formal yet not lacking in depth either. And don’t worry; this won’t require extra effort or
disturbance on your big day. Most of the edits can be done by the wedding videographer after the filming has
taken place.   


A great wedding video idea is to base your video on a film. This is ideal for weddings abroad, like
Mauritius wedding packages. This is unique, highly innovative and will add a clever and humorous edge to
your video. There is an array of exciting ways of interpreting this approach. For instance, if you and your friend
are getting married within the same month, a funny take on Bride Wars would work brilliantly. This will require
a bit of acting on your part as well as some footage taken before the big day. Thus, this is undoubtedly a more
extensive wedding video project to embark on, but the results show that it is more than worthwhile. If you don’t
have a film in mind, then watch several romantic films until one stands out. If your wedding videographer hasn’t
seen the film then he or she will need to watch it too. Some popular movies to draw inspiration from include;
Save the Date, Bride Wars, the Wedding Singer, Steel Magnolias (perfect for a bride with a signature colour),
Father of the Bride, and the Princess Bride.

Finally, a wedding music video is an ambitious yet magical wedding video idea. This is a must-have choice if the
bride, groom or any close friends or relatives are good singers. They can provide the backing track for the video.
You definitely need original music for this type of wedding video to be original and special. The wedding videographer
will focus all of his or her attention on capturing the precious visuals. From the first moment you lock eyes when the
bride is walking down the aisle, to a close up of the rings being exchanged, to the emotional reactions from your
nearest and dearest; the wedding videographer will ensure that no special moment is missed. The images need
be even stronger and striking in comparison to other video suggestions because the ability to control audio has
been taken away.


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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Mason Jar Mug for Celebration Drinks




Our friends over at Grooms Day sent us this mason jar mug so we could do a product review for them to showcase to our wedding audience. These are super cute for your bridal party to toast with at your wedding reception. They are restaurant quality glass and can be engraved with names, monograms, designs you can choose. I decided to just have my first name initial placed on it. 

I think they would be especially cute for a barn themed wedding and would tie in nicely with the theme. They could even be a cute takeaway for each guest!



If you want to order check them out here 



They have a great selection of gifts for your bridal party. Check out some ideas here!








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