I looked through my wedding pictures yesterday to narrow down my favorites. I smiled when I saw my handsome husband. I felt blessed when I saw my best friends cutting up. I got emotional when I saw us sharing our vows. Then one creeping thought arose when I saw a decor pic: “I should have done…”
That’s right. It’s only been about a month and I already would do something differently?? It’s true and it will happen to most brides. If you’ve looked at oodles of inspiration throughout your wedding planning, rarely do new wives go cold turkey. It’s still fun to look at. Which means new ideas and new inspiration. Knowing that as you plan could be good though. When you’re in the thick of swatches and tastings just remember, make a plan and stick with it. You may think, noooo but it’s not PERFECT yet. Perfect can change. Do you love it? Did you pick it for a sentimental reason? Then go for it! And don’t look back!
After I finished my little negative thought, I realized something. We’re married! I can’t go back and rewrite the day, nor would I want to. It was absolutely perfect just the way it is. And just the beginning of our wonderful life together.
New wives, just remember any new ideas you come up with after the big day can always be shared with current brides-to-be or can be a great excuse to throw a party!
I pull images a lot when things catch my eye. I’ll let it inspire me later or leave it on my desktop just to look at something beautiful amid the wordy emails. Here were just a few images that are lingering on my desktop. I unfortunately don’t remember where I pulled them. Let me know if you do! ; ) Enjoy!
Jessica and Chris are getting married in January and I’m lucky to be working with them! When Jessica came to me, she said she wanted people to feel the love between the two of them as well as feel their love towards their guests. When I think about the “goal” of a wedding day, I think that’s a pretty darn good one! And I couldn’t be happier to help create that! Photos by the talented Mr. Jason Cohen! See more photos here on his blog.
I’ve been going on several bridal shoots lately and one thing I’m learning is how difficult it can be. Why? Because brides are in a big poofy dress, tromping around a bayou or garden in the hot Southern heat. And smiling a REAL smile, and following your photogs lead doesn’t always come naturally.
I’ve learned a secret to achieving that grace and ease we’d all like to show in our bridals: Watch an Audrey Hepburn movie marathon. I did this a few years back and I began to subconciously emulate her graceful mannerisms. Audrey may have been my role model in this area but you may love a bubbly Meg Ryan in “When Harry Met Sally” or strong Angelina Jolie in every-movie-she-makes. If you want to hold a certain air, you have to know what it looks like.
And here are a few more helpful tips for taking your bridals:
- bring a sheet to sit on or put under your dress to keep it from getting dirty
- bring bottle of water and fan to keep cool (I’ve noticed that the reflectors that photographers use is also a great fanning tool).
- bring a fun prop to pose with – for many South La. girls, it’s become a tradition to take a picture with something related to the husband’s groom’s cake, which is usually a favorite hobby and include on the groom’s cake table.
- bring oil blotters to keep sweat away and makeup on!
- hairspray, bobby pins and lipgloss – the natural elements can be ruthless on your hair. Bring backup supplies so you can fix!
Any other tips y’all would recommend for girl’s getting ready to shoot bridals??
Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know our pricing will be changing for all wedding planning packages beginning November 1. Here are our new prices.
- Southern Accent Deluxe $3,800
- Southern Accents (Full Service) $3000
- Southern Creativity (Event Design) $2000
- Southern Hospitality (Day-of) $1,000
- Southern Charm (Hourly) $50
Contact me before then to receive our current pricing! The 2011 calendar is almost booked up for weddings. Thanks to everyone who has made this year soo amazing! Looking forward to 2011.
Sheer perfection! The weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding on the water. Courtney Dellafiora did an outstanding job capturing these images, and hello…she has them not even a week later! Thanks Courtney! Yellow and gray with a few pops of color added, birds and kids and cookies! Amanda and Danny, thank you so much for allowing me to share in your most special day. It was a privilege to be a part of! Here’s a peak! Check out even more photos on Courtney’s blog, including Danny’s reaction to Amanda’s surprise gift! Enjoy!
Beautiful bouquet by Flowerland!
I created an oversized two-sided program for the ceremony and arranged flowers that hung in mason jars down the aisle.