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December 8, 2017

Lindsay and Eric had spent many date nights at The Newton since it opened.  The Newton was so happy to have their wedding there!  They even had the cutest chalk signs done for them in the bookstore!

We did their first look in a private alley way behind the venue.  We had such a great time exploring around the venue and inside of the bookstore for their portraits.  These two love craft beers, so we also had to grab them a drink at the bar during their portraits!

After the bridal party pictures and family pictures, it was time for the ceremony!  Their ceremony was short and sweet.  The highlight of the ceremony was their vows.  During Lindsay’s vows, she said something about her being the funny one in their relationship.  During Eric’s vows, he mentioned that Lindsay said something about being the funny one!  How could he know?!  The room was full of amazement and laughter.  After a ring exchange and a kiss, they were finally husband and wife!

November 14, 2017

There are many reasons one may find themselves without one or both of their parents on their wedding day.  Maybe they passed before you got married.  Or you and/or your family is estranged from them.  Or maybe they have an illness and cannot be the center of attention with you.  Maybe you never knew your mother or your father.  Whatever the reason may be, it is more common than you think to be without one of your parents on your wedding day.  But with many of the wedding traditions revolving around your parents, it may have you wondering how to navigate these parts of your wedding day.  Don’t worry!  There are tons of ways you can adapt these traditions to make your wedding day perfect.

November 7, 2017

There are so many things that can happy on a wedding day.  From bad breath from lunch time snacks to split zippers on bridesmaid’s dresses.  You cannot prevent or plan for everything, but a Wedding Day Emergency Kit can help!  There are plenty of people who sell pre-made wedding day emergency kits!  And they are hella cute!  But if you are looking to DIY yours, here is a great list of things to include.

October 31, 2017

This one is for the gentlemen.  Grooms and groomsmen tend to be overlooked on the wedding day in regards to getting ready tips.  All the tips and inspiration seem to be about the ladies!  While it generally does not take as long for the guys to get ready on a wedding day, it is still a crucial part of the day!  Here are my tips for all my dudes to have an amazing wedding morning.

October 24, 2017

Let me first start by saying there are so many wedding traditions!  They vary from culture to culture, religion to religion, and even state to state!  With America being the melting pot that it is, it is hard to know which traditions you should use and which ones you should skip.  You will for sure be asked if you are including various ‘wedding traditions’ in your wedding by friends and family throughout the planning process.

For example, while planning our wedding, my (now) mother-in-law asked if we would be doing the Chair Dance at our wedding (the Hora).  I explained that we would not as neither their family or my family are Jewish.  My mother-in-law had not attended many weddings and did not realize this was a Jewish tradition.  Don’t be surprised if you get asked about a tradition that you are not familiar with or is part of other cultures.  This is an effect of that great American melting pot of cultures.

October 10, 2017

When was the last time your family had professional photographs taken together?  You know, the kind you frame and decorate your home with.  Years ago?  Never?  At my wedding it had been about 9 years since my dad and I had professional photos together.  For my husband’s family, our wedding was the first time they had professional photos taken together, EVER!  If you fall into either of these camps, then you (or mom) is going to put high importance on the family pictures from you wedding.  So, you want to make sure they look extra amazing.  (And if you don’t fall into one of those camps, read on because you will still want amazing family portraits!)  The best way to making your family photos really stand out is with outfit coordination!

October 3, 2017

I absolutely love when couples put pieces of themselves and their relationship into their wedding!  I always love seeing the new and unique ways that they personalize their wedding.  Beings it is one of my absolute favorite things, I wanted to share with you some ideas on how to add your personality to your wedding!

September 26, 2017

My husband and I are introverts through and through.  You may never have guessed because we both put ourselves out there through our social media and he used to play in bands in front of hundreds of people!  But in all reality, we prefer small social gatherings or just spending an evening on the couch together.  We never really gave much though to this until it came time to plan our wedding.  Then there it was, staring us in the face.  How were we going to feel comfortable at our wedding in front of all those people with all the attention on ourselves?!  Good news: we figured it out!  We had an amazing wedding and did not feel awkward or uncomfortable once.  Here is how we did it!

September 5, 2017

I am not going to sugar coat it.  One of the hardest items to DIY for your wedding is a Day of Coordinator.  I speak from personal experience, as I had my cousin’s fiance coordinate my wedding.  Don’t get me wrong, she did an amazing job.  But after being in the wedding industry for so long, I appreciate the difference between a DIY coordinator and a professional Day of Coordinator.  But, this post is not about why you should hire a professional.  It is about to DIY the best damn Day of Coordinator for your wedding!

August 29, 2017

One of the smaller details in planning your wedding that is not thought of until the wedding rehearsal is the processional and recessional.  Pro what?  Re what?  This is the order that everyone walks down the aisle together at the beginning of the ceremony (processional) and end of the ceremony (recessional).  You may know who is walking the bride down the aisle.  But have you thought of if the groom is going to walk down the aisle?  Will his parents?  Will the officiant walk down the aisle?  The options are really endless and up to you!  If you are having a traditional religious wedding ceremony, ask your officiant what the order should be.  If you had your heart set on something different, ask if there is any wiggle room!