Let’s face it: you’ve done the ultimate look-good-in-your-wedding dress workout 2x a day, added volume to your hair, moisturized and bronzed your skin, plucked your eyebrows, and applied false eyelashes all to prepare for your picture perfect affair. In WeddingWire’s SummerBook 2014, we asked five experts on how to make sure your sentiment is captured in the most flattering ways. Read their tips here.
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Natalie and Douglas were married at Holimont Ski Resort in Ellicottville, N.Y. on September 1. “Holimont is a private ski resort, near the area we got engaged,” Natalie said. “From having the entire space to getting married at the top of the mountain (ferrying guests to the ceremony via chairlifts) to the gorgeous woodwork and floor to ceiling windows inside, we absolutely adored the overall flow.” The bride wore a sweetheart beaded bodice wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a feather hair pin in her updo and a birdcage veil, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with an argyle tie. Bridesmaids and junior bridesmaids wore gray chiffon and cream lace dresses and carried dried flower arrangements. The vows took place in a traditional handfasting unity, but the processional and recessional music choices were super fun, including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. The newlyweds’ favorite part of the reception? “The menu — British/American fusion — passed canapes, Pimm’s cocktail toast, five-course tasting, mini cupcakes in a variety of flavors, and s’mores bar,” she said. “Our favors were custom koozies, and a caricature artist too!”
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There’s no doubt at it, posed portraits with your wedding party are an essential (and formal) part of any wedding day, but that doesn’t mean you can get creative in between! From parasol shadows and peak-a-booing to silly shades and battling of the sexes, use these 32 clever, funny pictures as a starting point for inspiration. You never know, you might just have to try one, two, maybe three or more.
Finding the right wedding photographer isn’t unlike finding the right person to marry. You’ll be spending a lot of time with your photographer throughout your wedding day (including some personal moments), so you’ll want to make sure that you get along well with him or her. And of course, you’ll also want someone with talent, creativity, and a style that reflects your own. So what’s the best way to find “the one”? First, search WeddingWire’s vendor reviews to find a list of talented photographers near you, check out their portfolios, and pick out three or four photographers you’d like to interview. Before you sit down with them, first make sure that they have your date available – if the answer is no, there’s no need to schedule an in-person interview. But if they do have your date available, meet for an interview and ask the following questions:
Cheryl & Dave
Milton, Ontario, Canada
Q & A with the Bride:
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
Our venue had an intimate feel for celebrating with our family and friends. We loved the rustic yet elegant décor, and that they use their on-site garden and local foods to create the most delicious meals!
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. We each wrote our own vows, then followed them with joint vows that we created together. This made our ceremony feel so personal and special to us.
2. We cut up a fallen tree trunk near our home and used the cross sections of wood as the base for our centerpieces and décor.
3. I had custom cufflinks made for my groom with pictures of our beloved dog Gus, so that he could be with us on our wedding day!
3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
Our crazy and amazing family planned a surprise flash mob before the best man’s speech!