Archives for August 2016

Digital vs Film: What to Look For in a Wedding Photographer

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Photography is one of the most important parts of a wedding, because it’s the only part that will last for generations after the wedding is over.  It’s crucial to find a wedding photographer with a style that you love.  If you’re thinking about displaying pictures, posting them on social media, or even just admiring them yourself, you don’t want to be looking at amateur work where your faces are blurry or washed out.  You want all the perfect moments captured: your first kiss as husband and wife, the first look, the grand exit… while you may not realize you want them, they are definitely moments you would ultimately regret not having documented.  So how do you choose the right photographer for you?

One of the main decisions when choosing a photographer is deciding whether you want your images shot digitally or through film.  What’s the difference?  Digital photography is quicker.  The photographer can take multiple shots at once, capture quick moments, and change settings quickly per picture to ensure they get the perfect shot.  Depending on the style the photographer prefers to shoot, images are usually sharp and have decent contrast.  While images are usually edited, sneak peaks can be available immediately to post on social media or to send to friends and family that couldn’t make it.  Color ranges can be displayed much easier through digital photography.

Film, on the other hand, takes time to set up each shot.  Since each images is recorded on film, you have to get the settings right the first time to get the perfect shot.  Film generally has its own range of colors, and therefore can alter the colors of your wedding slightly.  While images are not available the day of, the end result is stunning.  Film can create the fairytale-like airiness that so many couples dream of.

So, which is right for you?  That’s for you to decide.  If you’re having trouble deciding, here’s my rule of thumb: research photographers on Instagram. They put their best work out there, and you can also see what other people post by them.  When you find a style that you like, go with it.  You will always be drawn back to the style that’s most “you”, so ultimately, you won’t regret your choice.

 

Image Credits (From top left): TreCreative / Ashley Keleman / Tessa Barton / Melissa Beattie / Live View Studios / Sally Pinera / Disney Weddings / Christina Mcneill / Sarah Jayne Photography / Sarah Donaldson / Jen Huang / KT Merry

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Gold Geometric Wedding Decor

Remember when the word “geometry” made you cringe? Well today’s featured wedding decor is just the opposite. These trendy geometric lanterns are all the rage right now in weddings. Anthropologie has gorgeous options in various sizes and shades of gold (from traditional yellow gold, to a more muted gold, and even the ever-so-popular rose gold). We have a proposal coming up in December that will be featuring these modern lanterns and I can’t wait see how it all comes together! (Images below from Anthropologie.)

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Oh, and then of course, there is a bride out there who fell in love with this spot-on-trend and absolutely crushed it in her wedding decor. Seriously, nailed it!!! (Images below from Bespoke Bride.)

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How to Write Your Own Vows

Are you going to write your own vows? Looking for tips and ideas on how to get started? Today’s post is just for you!

How to write your vows
Start by making a list. Layout your intentions for your marriage.  How will you keep the love alive?  How will you handle the bad times?  What promises do you want to make to your significant other?

How to write your vows
Narrow down your list by choosing the vows that you will prioritize throughout your marriage.  You want to be honest, and to be able to keep the promises you will be making.  Try not to go with cliche vows, and instead, choose the ones that truly mean the most to you and your partner.

How to write your vows
Decide your tone.  You want to convey your relationship in your vows, as well. If your relationship is serious, feel free to get sappy.  But if you’re jokesters, have fun with your vows! Add in inside jokes if it will make your partner laugh.  They will appreciate your vows much more if you get personal with them.

How to write your vows
Start to write.  While this is the “hard” step, try not to think too hard.  Take your revised list and start making sentences.  Let it flow naturally, and keep it short, sweet, and to the point.  Your wedding guests will thank you!

How to write your vows
Get help!  If you’re not good at writing, ask for help.  Find someone who knows you as a couple, and get their opinion on what you should say.  When you really love someone, the people around you can see it just as much as you feel it.  If you write them all on your own, read them out loud to a friend, just to make sure your thoughts flow fluently.

Image Credits: Etsy / Michael Radford / Brandon Chesbro / Tenth and Grace / Judy Pak

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Stephanie Gottlieb

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I am IN LOVE with this beautiful collection from Stephanie Gottlieb!! The design and creativity are amazing, and I can’t stop awing over the unique talent behind each one! The engagement rings are super delicate, yet still manage to give that “WOW” factor! LOVE!!!!!

“Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry is a thoughtfully curated online jewelry shop and Concierge Service that provides hassle-free jewelry gifting with the guarantee of quality, convenience, and individualized attention. The SG Fine Jewelry Collection features pieces personally designed by Stephanie, as well as a selection of beautiful pieces from other established designers.”

 

Stephanie Gottlieb Engagement Ring

Open Double Band Engagement Ring

Stephanie Gottlieb Engagement Ring

Pave Split Shank Engagement Ring

Stephanie Gottlieb Engagement Ring

Oval Diamond with Three-Sided Pave Engagement Ring

Stephanie Gottlieb Engagement Ring

Radiant Engagement Ring with Trapezoid Cut Side Stones

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Treasure Hunt on the Beach Marriage Proposal

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Tony was one of those dream clients that you’ve always wanted to work with. He came to us with a full-formed idea and wanted help on the execution (especially since he was traveling all the way to California from New York for the proposal). Tony’s idea was to have a treasure hunt set up on the beach. During this treasure hunt, Megan would go to various treasure chests to find custom painted maps and then in the last chest an iPad with a video from their families would be waiting. After the video, Megan would walk around a corner and find Tony in a flower petal heart in the sand where he would get down on one knee and propose! Such a classic proposal idea :) Here is how we executed this stunning Malibu Beach marriage proposal:

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Vendor love:
Proposal Planning- The YES Girls Events
Venue- Malibu Beach
Photography- Jennifer Tunberg Photography
Florist & Set up- Studio C Florals

 

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