Friday, December 28, 2012
Wedding Traditions- Releasing Doves
There is an old superstition that if you see a pair of doves on your wedding day than you would have a long and happy marriage. Doves are known to mate for life which is where the symbolism comes from. Doves also represent peace in many religions. They are believed to signify love, unity, and fidelity.
Other animals known to mate for life include: Swans, French Angelfish, Penguins, Lobsters, Wolves, Turtle Doves, Bald Eagles, Gibbons
Posted by Michelle at 2:08 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
When meeting with a photographer, make sure to discuss what images you would like taken at the ceremony. If there are any special decorations, traditions, etc. it is good to point them out to the photographer ahead of time. Make a quick check list so you don't forget any important details.
At the Alter
First Sighting of the Bride
Walking Down the Aisle
Ceremony Venue Before Guests are Seated
Exchanging the Rings
Closing the Vows with a Kiss
Leaving the Venue
Flower Petals from the Flower Girl
Posted by Michelle at 7:54 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2012
A professional wedding photographer will know what photos to take. If you hire someone new or are using a friend, it is good to have a checklist. Here are the items you will want photographed during the reception.
The Champagne Glasses
The First Dance
Place Cards/ Favors
The Table Settings
The Reception Area
The Guest Book
Posted by Michelle at 4:16 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012
Picking the right color scheme is crucial! Once you have the colors, you can choose everything else from the flowers to the bridesmaids dresses. It all revolves around the color. Here are some beautiful color combos!
Contrasting colors are found opposite each other on the color wheel. To create an even cooler effect choose one in a dark shade and the other in a light shade like this plum and lime green.
Two Complimentary Colors
Complimentary colors that are found next to each other on the color wheel compliment each other perfectly. Using two keeps the color scheme simple and sweet.
Three Complimentary Colors
Complimentary colors can be found next to each other in the rainbow. Using red, yellow, and green makes for a beautiful choice. It gives the effect of a rainbow without being cheesy.
If you have a favorite color, why not use it on the big day? Love pink and purple? Go crazy!
Colors with Meaning
Use colors that have specific meanings. The colors above could mean a few things. Pink and red are often associated with love and romance. Green is often associated with growth, life, and money. Romance, growth, and money sounds like the perfect way to start a marriage.
Set the mood for the day by choosing different shades. Choosing pastels or light tones can create a nice calming effect.
If you are an outgoing couple choose bright fun colors to get people excited. Think of summertime colors to really pump up the volume.
Choose different shades of one color like red. Mix and match all different reds, raspberries, pinks, magentas, etc. This keeps the color scheme simple without it falling flat.
Colors based on the season are perfect. That does not mean you need to use red, orange, and yellow for fall. Choose a flower that is common for the season and run with it. Check out this beautiful yellow and blue which reminds me of sunflower fields.
Posted by Michelle at 5:09 PM