Wedding Planning

Love Letter Ceremony

By at June 17, 2013 | 10:37 am

As wedding photographers, we are continuously experiencing new wedding trends. One of our favorites (adapted for our own wedding in Iceland), is the love letter ceremony. In wedding planning there is always a struggle to find a unity ceremony that hasn’t been done by a friend or relative. The love letter ceremony can provide the extra special detail you have been

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When to Book Your Wedding Vendors

By at June 12, 2013 | 11:13 am

The average American engagement lasts 16 months. No matter how long or short your engagement, you'll find that planning always comes in two big spurts: the beginning and the end. The longer your engagement, the more time you'll have in between. But, length of engagement shouldn't make a difference in how fabulous your wedding turns out to be, as long as you know when to

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Are Photos Allowed During the Wedding Ceremony?

By at April 17, 2013 | 2:42 pm

As a wedding photographer, through the years we have grown accustomed to the rules that govern shooting during ceremonies at certain churches and synagogues. It can come as a shock to some couples as they begin their planning having booked their perfect ceremony site only to find that during the wedding ceremony, photographers are often prohibited from moving about as

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Why Do Brides Toss the Bouquet?

By at March 7, 2013 | 1:37 pm

It's one of the many traditional moments captured in photos of a wedding, a fun photo of the bride tossing the bouquet to a group of single women lunging after it. But why do brides toss the bouquet? This tradition dates back to the 14th century, when the bride was considered to be especially lucky to be getting married and to embody that good luck on her wedding day.

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6 Unforgettable Theme Wedding Ideas

By at January 31, 2013 | 11:33 am

A theme wedding can make your special day memorable for both you and your guests. There are plenty of ways to go about planning one; depending on how complicated you want your theme to be. You can go as far as asking your guests to wear something specific in order to fit in with the chosen concept, or carry out the theme simply amongst yourself and the rest of your

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Wedding Photography Registries: A Future Trend

By at January 3, 2013 | 11:42 am

Help Cut Costs without Sacrificing Quality What’s new in the photography industry? Wedding photography registries! It’s not something everyone has jumped on the band-wagon for yet, though I predict it will be a revolutionary fad. With today’s economy (and more and more brides risking poor results by turning towards amateurs for services), it would certainly

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5 Wedding Ideas for Sci-Fi Fanatics

By at November 28, 2012 | 1:15 pm

Personalized weddings are all the rage these days, as brides and grooms decide to go beyond the traditional church ceremony that tends to come complete with a long, white dress and tuxedo. Some of the many wedding ideas to personalize both a ceremony and reception are to incorporate a favorite movie genre, pay homage to a classic movie trilogy or immortalize the day by

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Tips for Brides from the Experts at Back2Back Photography

By at November 27, 2012 | 12:18 pm

Having photographed weddings since 2004, you can only imagine how many tips for brides Laurie & Caroline of Back2Back Photography have learned along the way. They've gathered all of this knowledge and created this amazing e-book to help brides, grooms, or anyone planning a wedding. This expert advice will help couples get the most out of their wedding photos and also help

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Wedding Invitation Etiquette Q & A

By at September 26, 2012 | 10:53 am

Your wedding invitations are such an important part of your wedding day since they contain essential information for your guests. Be sure to read through these wedding invitation etiquette question and answers to learn about some basic rules to follow when sending out your invitations. Q. What should I include in with my Wedding Invitations? A. The

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5 Easy Steps to Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue

By at July 25, 2012 | 9:24 am

One of the most important items you'll need to think about when planning your wedding (besides the dress, of course) is the finding the perfect wedding venue. WHERE are you going to get married? A church? A bed and breakfast? Your backyard? While you may think that it's not a big deal, choosing the right venue is extremely important and quite possibly the most

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Wedding Gift Registry Etiquette Q&A

By at July 20, 2012 | 10:43 am

Wedding gift registries are extremely helpful and expected by guests. Guests can purchase a gift and know the couple will not only like and use it, but they won't receive duplicates by other guests. Before heading off to the store with your clipboard in hand, you need to be aware of basic wedding gift registry etiquette.A guide for Wedding Gift Registry Etiquette:

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Look Great in Wedding Photos – 5 Easy Tips

By at July 18, 2012 | 9:37 am

Apart from having butterflies in your stomach from excitement, a wedding can leave some with a feeling of the jitters. Although most couples feel generally excited and look great in wedding photos, some aren’t quite so comfortable with being the center of attention, making wedding photography a dreaded event. However, if you’d like to feel at ease – after all, you

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Wedding Dresses for 2013 – What’s Hot?

By at July 17, 2012 | 10:36 am

Vera Wang, Monique Ihuillier, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen, the Amsale Collection, Alfred Angelo… names ring a bell? Well, they should – these are some of the biggest designers working on wedding dresses for 2013 in today’s wedding dresses industry. What's coming in wedding dresses for 2013? Color - Who would have ever thought that

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Must Have Photographs – Part 2

By at July 16, 2012 | 11:46 am

Previous Article: Must Have Photographs, To Pose or Not to Pose? Seems like everyone who writes about weddings has a recommendation for the must have photographs.  Except me . . . and Claire Lewis.   Neither she nor I believe you will cherish the must have photographs on your list or anyone else’s list. Instead, Claire – who I’ve never met –

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Wedding Ring Tatoos: The New Wedding Trend

By at July 13, 2012 | 10:41 am

Celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Maria Carey, and Paris Hilton have "partner marking" -- the wearing of tattoos to represent commitment to a spouse or significant other -- popular. As go the celebrities, so go the public. Consequently, there seems to be a growing interest in having a wedding ring tattoo as the ultimate commitment. True, when you say your vows, the words

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How to Create a Wedding Budget

By at July 11, 2012 | 11:16 am

One of the first things you must do after getting engaged is set your wedding budget. Here's how to to create a wedding budget that is realistic, you can stick to it, and still have a wedding that's perfect for you. Create a Wish List Once you know what kind of wedding you want and how much you can affordboth of you need to make a wish list of items,

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Wedding Advice: 13 Must-Dos for your Wedding Day

By at July 10, 2012 | 11:10 am

Your wedding day has finally arrived! Now that you've made it to your big day, it will be helpful to have a "day of" to do list! Destination Wedding Photographer Ann Peters of Photos by Miss Ann shared with us 13 must-dos for your wedding day. Exchange day of gifts- even if it is as simple as a card you send over to your soon to be that says, “Cannot

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I Just Said Yes! Now What? – Timeline for engaged couples

By at July 3, 2012 | 9:53 am

As soon as you “say yes” there will be so many things going on your mind, so you want to get yourself organized. Purchase a wedding book or a even a plain binder to keep track of all your wedding notes, bills, estimates and photos. We've made it easy with a timeline for engaged couples.

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Wedding Planning Timeline Checklist

By at July 3, 2012 | 9:52 am

Planning a wedding can be very stressful, there are so many details to think about and keep track of. Staying organized is most important, and having a wedding checklist is essential. Use this detailed wedding planning timeline checklist, based on a 12-month length engagement. TWELVE MONTHS BEFORE THE WEDDING: Decide on the size, venue and theme of your

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Hand Fasting Ceremony – Latest Wedding Trend?

By at June 29, 2012 | 9:19 am

What is a Hand Fasting Ceremony and is it becoming the latest wedding trend? Photo Courtesy of: Timothy Whaley Photography Some of the history of a Hand Fasting Ceremony dates back to the late 1600's in Scotland where a couple would have a trial marriage for a period of 1 year. If at the end of the year all worked out well, the couple would have a permanent

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13 Best Destination Wedding Tips for Obscure Locations

By at June 18, 2012 | 12:46 pm

Want to have a wedding like none other? Or, at least like none other you've ever attended or heard about? Don't be afraid to try something different! That's just what Destination Wedding Photographer Ann Peters of Photos by Miss Ann did for her own wedding. She took a unique spin on the typical wedding location and chose the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Iceland! Amazing!

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Planning a Wedding Budget

By at June 13, 2012 | 9:14 am

Our first and most important piece of advice for planning a wedding budget is figure it out before you buy or book anything! Before you make any decisions, book any venues, or even buy your perfect dress, you have a few things that you need to figure out. So have a seat, grab your favorite glass of wine and discuss the following questions about planning a wedding

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Be Good To Your Bridal Party: The Shorthand Guide

By at May 16, 2012 | 9:48 am

With so many people involved in the wedding of your dreams, you might find that the patience or the preferences of your bridal party are tested on a regular basis! It's all very well if you like the 90s bow-back bridesmaids dresses, but that doesn't mean your best friends will. In some circles it's considered perfectly appropriate to honor every last wish of the bride and

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Unique Breakfast Wedding

By at March 13, 2012 | 12:37 pm

Who doesn't love breakfast? Have you ever considered a Sunday morning breakfast wedding? May sound odd to you as most weddings are traditionally held in the evening hours, but why not consider something very unique that will get your guests talking. You could hold the ceremony at a nearby church or right on the venue site. Let's look on how the morning and afternoon would

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Planning a Wedding in Italy? See these ideas!

By at March 5, 2012 | 2:10 pm

Are you planning a wedding or thinking about getting married in Italy? Debbie Denholm of Italy Bride and Groom shared with us some details and photos about a Wedding in Italy planned by her professional wedding planning team: Ciao from Italy!! Italy is known for it's beautiful Churches, Views, Castles and Beaches. Here in Cilento are the most beautiful, romantic

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Wedding Traditions: Do You Have to Follow Them?

By at February 17, 2012 | 4:55 pm

Wedding traditions....you know the drill. Walking down the aisle to Canon in D major, throwing the bouquet at the reception, have the garter belt removed... need I continue? Some people think this is a necessary part of the wedding while others want to forgo these traditions, and find them overdone and a bit tacky. There are many brides that dream about a classic

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Wedding Trends 2012

By at January 31, 2012 | 2:13 pm

As we enter a new year, we are already seeing some huge trends pop up, whether they have been carried over from last year or are all-new. A trend by definition is the general direction in which something tends to move. We are bombarded with new ideas from social media, celebrity weddings, Internet and other publications, so of course one of a bride's priorities is usually

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Wedding Photo Booths: Should You Have One?

By at December 13, 2011 | 1:50 pm

Over the last few years the growing trend of wedding photo booths at weddings has started to raise many questions with professional photographers. Some photographers have even started offering these set ups as a part of their package plan. In this short article I would like to note both the positive and negative effects of having a photo booth. I shoot about 40 weddings

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A Traditional Wedding Budget – Who Pays For What?

By at November 29, 2011 | 12:22 pm

While expectations are changing in modern weddings, the traditional wedding budget and the breakdown of who pays for what is fairly straightforward. In the United States, Europe, and most western cultures, the bride's family traditionally bears the brunt of the wedding cost. The following are the costs typically paid for by each of the primary people involved in a

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5 Tips For Choosing a Wedding Theme Uniquely You

By at November 22, 2011 | 11:04 am

You've dreamed about planning your wedding for years, but now that it's finally time the whole process seems daunting. Looking for a way to pull all the details of your wedding together? Consider a theme! Having a wedding theme in mind, however emphasized or understated you make it, is the perfect way to put your personal stamp on your special day and make sure every

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