Posts tagged Wedding Wednesday
The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve | Raleigh, NC Wedding Venue

A few months ago I decided that I needed to focus on more photography education and creating content that could help me grow in the off season. Styled shoots are a perfect way to to do that! When I went to my local Tuesday Together meet-up at The Meadows, I knew I had to shoot there one day. After meeting Stacia who owns Oak City Bridal (if you missed when I photographed her adorable boutique, you can view that here!) we decided to make the shoot simple, a little different, and overall..have fun and create beautiful content!

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Oak City Bridal | A Unique Bridal Boutique In Downtown Raleigh, NC

At the beginning of the year I told myself that my ultimate goal for business this year was to connect and meet up with other vendors. Since February I've been going to the local Tuesday Together meet-ups and I've met some awesome people! One of those people is Stacia Wilson. Stacia owns Oak City Bridal in the downtown, Oakview neighborhood of Raleigh and her boutique is adorable! If Joanna Gaines designed a bridal shop, it would be this. Simple, elegant, and modern farmhouse inside and out!

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The Groom's Guide

Yesterday I asked newly engaged brides if they had any questions that I could write a post about that would help them as they pursue planning for their big day. Well, while I was brainstorming I thought that this post for grooms might be a good place to start. More often than not, the wedding day turns into the BRIDE'S day and the groom doesn't get too much attention. I think there is a stigma that grooms don't really want to be involved in the process and yes, sometimes that's true. But it's not all the time.

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The Wedding Timeline | The First Look and Romantic Portraits

If you've never heard of a First Look before, the simple answer is that it's when the groom see's the bride before the ceremony and they have a few moments to themselves to let it sink in that they're about to get married. It's been seen as non-traditional but it really is becoming a new tradition! The number one reason I recommend having a first look is because it allows for the couple to have intimate time with each other.

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The Wedding Timeline | Getting Ready and Bridal Prep

Originally, I was going to write one big post for this topic but I feel like it will be an easier read if I break it down. That being said, today I want to talk about the wedding timeline! If you are a newly engaged bride this series is for you. There are a lot of details that go into planning a wedding and although it's fun, it can also be very overwhelming. I want to help take a little bit of that off of your plate!

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Seven Ways To Use Your Engagement Photos

I've shared why I love engagement sessions in the past but I love talking about them because I think they're important! They give you a chance to get to know your photographer before the big day arrives and allows you to get comfortable with being in front of the camera. Not to mention, it can be a nice break from wedding planning! Once your receive your images from your session you can do all sorts of fun things with them.

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Spring Color Palette Inspiration

Who doesn't love a good wedding color palette, right?! It may seem early but Spring will be here before we know it and if you're a bride getting married and are still trying to think of a fun color palette then this post is for you! A palette like this will give your images a range of contrast and have your wedding album popping full of color. It's one of my favorite palettes because it can be really diverse! You can have bridesmaids in navy or coral dresses, groomsmen in navy or grey suits, the possibilities are endless.

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Printing Your Wedding & Engagement Photos

The other day I was looking at the very first sample album I ever had printed. It was from Chris and Vanessa's wedding which was also the first wedding I ever photographed. I remember being so excited when I got it printed because I couldn't wait to see the images in an actual book. When I received it in the mail, I don't think I could get the box open fast enough! As soon as I saw it I knew I was going to be offering it to all of my future JA brides and grooms.

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How To Create An Online RSVP Page For Your Wedding

I'm really excited about today's Squarespace post because I know quite a few people who are getting married who could really benefit from this! My cousin Jennifer is getting married next September and she also uses Squarespace to blog. We've talked a couple of times about some cool features that Squarespace has to offer and how you can change and enhance them to fit your needs best.

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Southern Wedding Inspiration

What do you think of when you think of a southern wedding? For me, it's two different types. The rustic style and the modern style. Today I'm talking about the rustic style! Now the rustic style that I like has an elegant charm to it. I'm talking barns with white drapery and barrels with over sized bouquets. Don't you love those?! Since wedding season is right around the corner (for some it's already here!) I thought I'd share a quick pretty post of my favorite Pinterest boards.

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Wedding Wednesday | Wedding Day Make-Up Tips!

I had the idea of having guest posts a few weeks ago while I was revamping my blog. I love the idea of having people in my life share their wedding day tips for all of you! And as a result you get another peak into just how many wonderful people I share my life with :) So for my first guest post my best friend Caroline is going to be sharing some great wedding day makeup tips with you. 

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Why An Engagement Session?

When I write my Tips for Brides posts their usually under Wedding Wednesday but I thought this was a good follow up post from Fridays post, which if you missed you can read here! I wanted to share the importance of an engagement session today because I've talked to quite a few people about this topic, from brides to newly engaged couples to singles, so I wanted to share my WHY right here on the blog!

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