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Puerto Rico Destination Wedding Photography

By at October 19, 2012 | 11:44 am | 0 Comment

Beautiful Puerto Rico destination wedding photography captured by member Vanessa Vargas Photography."Surrounded by their family and closed friends Muriel and Guillermo celebrated their destination wedding at the well know Hotel Caribe Hilton, located in Old San Juan. Before the ceremony took place the couple decided to have a romantic pre wedding session at the amazing

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Wedding Invitation Etiquette Q & A

By at September 26, 2012 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment

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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Wedding at the Dirty Dancing Hotel – Larkins Photography

By at September 6, 2012 | 11:16 am | 0 Comment

Jessica and Chris were married at Mountain Lake in Pembroke Virginia, the location of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing! This lodge offers themed Dirty Dancing weekends, with tours, contests, dance lessons and more. Jessica and Chris danced to "I've had the time of my life" and also released butterflies! Their amazing day was captured by member Larkins Photography. Laura

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Virginia DIY Wedding – Beck & Call Photography

By at August 8, 2012 | 9:52 am | 0 Comment

Have you ever considered a do it yourself wedding? It can help create a very personal impression on your event, just make sure to leave the high level important jobs to the professionals, like wedding photography, food and entertainment. Here is an example of an impressive DIY wedding in Virginia captured by member Beck and Call Photography. Take a look at some favorite

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5 Easy Steps to Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue

By at July 25, 2012 | 9:24 am | 0 Comment

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 | 0 Comment

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 | 0 Comment

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 | 0 Comment

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 | 0 Comment

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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Mounting Off Camera Flash – Best Methods

By at July 16, 2012 | 10:13 am | 0 Comment

Gary Fong, professional photographer and developer of cool photography tools demonstrates how to convert a tripod and umbrella hot-shoe holder into a much more sturdy, and faster-to-use lightstand for mounting off camera

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How to get MORE Referrals from your Brides

By at July 16, 2012 | 10:08 am | 0 Comment

Noticed that we've been adding bride focused articles on wedding planning and inspiration? Get more referrals from your brides by forwarding our articles to your current brides to help them with their wedding, and more importantly, build and sustain your relationship with them. Most wedding professionals do not have regular contact with their clients between the time

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Embrace a Farmer’s Market Mentality to Succeed in Business

By at July 15, 2012 | 10:27 am | 0 Comment

Earlier today, we took a detour by the farmer’s market … incidentally one of my favorite things to do … and it dawned on me that there are easily 4 things that we can all learn from a farmer’s market to enhance and succeed in business... Embrace your own personality/individuality I know that I say this repeatedly, but a lot of people still don’t get it.

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Wedding Ring Tatoos: The New Wedding Trend

By at July 13, 2012 | 10:41 am | 0 Comment

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 | 0 Comment

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 | 0 Comment

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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Vineyard Wedding with Floating Lanterns – DaussFOTO

By at July 6, 2012 | 10:44 am | 0 Comment

What a fun way to dazzle your wedding guests with a magical ending of floating lanterns in the sky! Take a look at Lauren and Nicks vineyard wedding with floating lanterns captured by member DaussFOTO of Fishers Indiana. Lauren and Nick Shaffer had their union and celebration at Castle Finn Vineyard & Winery in Marsall, Il. It was a

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

By at July 3, 2012 | 9:53 am | 0 Comment

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 | 0 Comment

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 | 0 Comment

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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April Wedding with “Something Blue!”

By at June 28, 2012 | 4:46 pm | 0 Comment

What a great idea Nicole had when she wore blue shoes as her "something blue!" in this beautiful April wedding captured by Timothy Whaley Photography in Illinois. Such a fun couple, and gorgeous outdoor ceremony and reception. Nicole Dellaria and Jason Deyoung - April 14, 2012 Bride wore navy blue shoes for a pop of color and as her “something

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Beautifully Captured First Look Wedding Photos

By at June 26, 2012 | 9:12 am | 1 Comments

On your wedding day, the moment you first lay eyes on each other is full of emotion and love. This is the moment you want to capture and keep forever. Jim of JP Brandano Photography in Florida shares the benefits of First Look wedding photos and also some of his beautiful shots of Anna and Brian's first look. Thanks Jim! The First Look At some of our weddings the

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5 Tips to Look Great in Wedding Photos

By at June 20, 2012 | 12:42 pm | 0 Comment

Ann of Ann's Photography in South Carolina shared this great advice for brides to help them look great in wedding photos. Thanks Ann! One of the things I like to talk to brides and grooms about is how to have better images on your wedding day. There are 5 things to remember: While walking down the aisle, hold your bouquet waist level. You want your

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13 Best Destination Wedding Tips for Obscure Locations

By at June 18, 2012 | 12:46 pm | 0 Comment

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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It Started With a Crush! Vintage Farm Wedding – D Coleman Photography

By at June 13, 2012 | 11:37 am | 0 Comment

How cute is this couple? We love all of the the adorable details of Ryan and Caitlin's sweet vintage farm wedding, especially the crush sodas! D Coleman Photography in Missouri was there to capture it all, and what an amazing gallery of photos they have to share. Thanks for sharing with us David & Sarah! You can check out more photos from this day

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Planning a Wedding Budget

By at June 13, 2012 | 9:14 am | 0 Comment

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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Wedding Photography with a Fashion Flair – Advantage Photo

By at May 30, 2012 | 10:45 am | 0 Comment

Our Photographer Showcase today is Advantage Photo! Kevin's style is a unique blend of fashion and photojournalism wedding photography. His past experience as a model gives him the knowledge and spirit to ensure priceless images that look both believable as well as capturing the heart of the moment. He travels nationwide and around the

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Something a little different & fun! Grise Photography, Indiana Wedding Photographers

By at May 24, 2012 | 9:24 am | 0 Comment

Our Photographer Showcase today is husband and wife photography team, Jenny and Adrian Grise of Grise Photography. They provide something a little different & fun! They are Indiana Wedding Photographers based in Bloomington. They love to travel and would gladly do so for your destination wedding! Take a look at their beautiful fine-art wedding

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Marine Sweethearts Wedding in Laconia New Hampshire – Warren Prouty Photography

By at May 22, 2012 | 10:18 am | 0 Comment

Marine sweethearts Kenny and Jessica had their wedding in Laconia New Hampshire on Lake Winnisquam. Both the bride and groom, plus the best man and 2 groomsmen honorably served our country as Marines! We are excited to share their beautiful wedding photos thanks to member Warren Prouty Photography out of New Hampshire. Kenny and Jessica were married in July of 2011 on

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Picturesque Style & Breathtaking Wedding Images -Francois Laborde Photography

By at May 17, 2012 | 10:01 am | 0 Comment

Take a look at Destination Wedding Photographer Francois Laborde Photography, our Wedding Photographer Showcase!Francois Laborde is known for his picturesque style and breathtaking wedding images. He specializes in capturing elegant, romantic moments along with fun candid shots and an essence for amazing details. "I never imagined I would be able to live my

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Be Good To Your Bridal Party: The Shorthand Guide

By at May 16, 2012 | 9:48 am | 0 Comment

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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