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Advice from area wedding experts.

Accommodating Your Wedding Guests

Location and convenience are the most important factors to consider when searching for a hotel for your wedding guests. Hotels near the ceremony and reception are preferred.  You don’t want your guests to have to travel long distances or worry about how to get from point A to point B… [more]


Why Choose a Colored Gemstone Engagement Ring?

In search of the perfect engagement ring? Then you’ve probably looked at dozens of sparkling diamond rings. But if you’re having trouble finding that special ring to complement your unique personality and style, consider a ruby, sapphire, emerald, or other colored gemstone ring.  Colored gemstone engagement rings have long been… [more]


How To Select an Officiant For Your Wedding Day

It is important to choose an Officiant (also known as “Minister” or the “person who marries you”) who best matches your personalities and intention for your wedding day. The words spoken at your ceremony should reflect what the two of you believe and feel, as well as be as formal… [more]


Setting the Stage for Candid Images

Out are the days of looking straight into the camera and smiling a toothy, fake smile...In are the days of looking natural and letting your emotions tell your wedding story (otherwise known as “candid” photos). Being a photographer, I know candid shots are difficult to capture and the typical wedding… [more]


Choosing the Perfect Band

Often wedding bands play second string to the flash of the engagement ring's center stone, but it is the wedding band that symbolizes a couple's lifelong commitment to one another. Shouldn't choosing a wedding band be as special and meaningful as picking the perfect engagement ring? “When shopping for engagement… [more]


When to Book Your Dream Honeymoon (without breaking the bank!)

Planning a honeymoon might be one of the most important (and memorable!) trips you will plan and take in your lifetime.  A honeymoon is the first trip you will take as a married couple, therefore it holds high expectations.  It is important to give yourselves plenty of planning time to… [more]


20 Ideas for Your Hair

Whether you're looking for that perfect updo for your bridesmaids, or a fun way to still wear your hair down, the options are limitless!  Scroll down to take a peek at some of our favorite styles from the 2011 wedding season. Our advice to ensure your hair turns out exactly… [more]


An E-session: What is it really about?

Engagement sessions (also known as E-sessions) are not just for getting "the announcement shot.”  Rather, they’re about capturing the relationship that's unique to each couple. It's also a special time for your photographer to get to know both of you and for you to know and trust the person behind… [more]


Traditional Versus Contemporary Ceremony Music: What's Your Style?

For many brides, when their engagement is officially announced, the barrage of questions begins.  The one thing few people ask about and many brides forget to consider is ceremony music.  A ceremony that lacks a unique personal musical backdrop is like a movie without a soundtrack. With so many genres… [more]


Create Your Signature Wedding Flowers

When talking about flowers some brides say: “I love flowers but I don’t know very much about them.”  Others chime in with, “I have done my homework online and I am very knowledgeable about flowers and I know exactly what I want.” Whichever camp you might be in (or even… [more]