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TBT:Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons ~ Making Your Fairytale Dream Wedding a Reality

It is January.  Even though it has been unseasonably warm and the Winter has not been as harsh as some in the past, it still seems January is the LONGEST month.  Not much going on, the bleakness of Winter…anyone else just want to get away?  Thus today’s Throwback Thursday:  Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons ~ Making Your Fairytale Dream Wedding a Reality.  Who doesn’t love Disney? Many honeymoon at Disneyland or Disneyworld. Every gal likes to feel like a princess, so why not combine all of that as part of YOUR dream wedding.  Enjoy this Throwback post from 8/21/2010 and enjoy a few moments of escape from this long January day!  And yes even though this post is from awhile back, you can still have that dream wedding your heart wishes for! Visit HERE for more info! That is a pretty fun sight to visit!

Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons ~ Making Your Fairytale Dream Wedding a Reality

Images provided by: Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons®

As a little girl, Daddy always called me his little Princess.  Since then, I have been dreaming about my Prince Charming coming & sweeping me off my feet.  Now that he has, how do I plan the perfect dream wedding?

Every Bride deserves to have the full Fairy tale Wedding.  Have you ever thought about a having a real fairy tale wedding?  Why not be your favorite Princess for the day & have your very own fairy tale wedding with Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.  Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings knows how to throw amazing parties.  They can do it all.  Let’s face it, you deserve to have your dream come true and if being a Cinderella Bride (Or any of the beautiful Princess’s for that matter) is what you have been dreaming about look no further.

There are so many options for your Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding:  Disneyland® Resort in CaliforniaWalt Disney World® Resort in Florida, or Disney Cruise Line®.  Their most popular location is Disney’s Wedding Pavilion and the Wishes Collection. This package includes vast options in creating your perfect dream wedding.  From your entrance to your departure you will cherish the memories starting your adventure as husband and wife with Disney.

You may also be interested in a more over the top wedding at Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.  They have other incredible packages as well.   Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings offers Couture Weddings by the incredible David Tutera.   David’s attention to detail is impeccable & designs are absolutely stunning.

Endless destination options, ideas & their incredible staff is there to help you design & create your very own personalized dream wedding.  So if you are planning your dream wedding, why not make your dream come true with Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.  Whether you are renewing your vows or making them for the very first time, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings can help you create the perfect dream wedding just for you.  No matter what you chose Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings won’t disappoint.  With your dreams & their imagination and talent, you will be able to create a magical day for you to remember & treasure forever.  So don’t delay contact Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings today and start planning your special day at the “happiest place on the earth”.

For more information & incredible images be sure to check out their website at: www.DisneyWeddings.com.

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Have you seen this? Amazing, award winning wedding photography!

I was perusing my Facebook newsfeed the other day and came across an article, opened it up, and was blown away by some of the amazing wedding images that came up! Apparently the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers holds quarterly contests among their many talented wedding photographers and pick the best wedding photos in 20 different categories. Here are some of my favorites. All of these are truly works of art!  To view the original article and all the images click here.

Here is my favorite.  Absolutely magical…..From Denver, Colorado

This one is just really funny.  Can you imagine…..From Zaragoza, Spain:

Such a creative picture of the bridal party…..From Nanping, China:

What an amazing way to capture the wedding guests and highlight the amazingly beautiful venue…..

From Wiesbaden, Germany

All about the amazing lighting, location, and reflection in this one…..From Taipei, Taiwan

I cannot figure out how this one was even captured. Reflection?  Beautiful…..From New York City, New York

Beautiful, and I love the joy on the faces…..From Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Another amazing rice shot…..From Zaragoza, Spain

Such beautiful, stunning works of art that capture some amazing moments, with perfect timing, of these weddings from all over the world.  Check out the original article found here where you can view all 25 of the stunning, award winning photographs taken around the globe.

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Is Social Media Ruining Your Wedding Planning? How to Regain Control ~ Guest Blogger

We are excited to feature a guest blogger with an interesting and relevant topic today. Social media seems to have become an integral and omnipresent part of every wedding these days. We all know that social media can add so much fun to your wedding and create even more lasting memories.  It can be a fun addition to the planning as well as on the big day. But can social media get in the way of the planning? Does it cause problems?  Today’s guest post brings up some very interesting points and some really great advice. Enjoy!

Is Social Media Ruining Your Wedding Planning?  How to Regain Control

It sounds almost quaint: As recently as just a few years ago, wedding planning for brides usually meant marking pages in doorstop-sized bridal magazines, or trying to articulate their vision to vendors who may or may not understand exactly what “country chic”  or “vintage glam” meant.

With the advent of Pinterest, Facebook, and hundreds of blogs and websites devoted to weddings, though, wedding planning has mostly moved online. This has a number of advantages; for example, a bride can easily share links to the best wedding venues in Los Angeles with her bridal party to get feedback, or send vendors right to her Pinterest boards to get a better visual representation of what she has in mind.

But for all of the benefits that social media has for wedding planning, though, there are some downsides. In fact, some brides even say that social media is ruining the process of planning a wedding.

The Downside of Social Media

Brides report that social media has two main downsides: It causes problems socially, and it creates problems in terms of decision-making and expectations. For example:

Too much information. Publicly announcing your engagement via Facebook or Twitter is okay. Doing it before you’ve told important people (like your parents) in person? Not okay. When you tell your former co-workers from three jobs ago that you’re getting hitched before you tell your closest friends and family, there are bound to be hurt feelings.

Oversharing every detail of your wedding can cause problems too. In the past, usually only the bridal party and family were privy to the details of a wedding. These days, though, excited brides often share everything from photos of bridesmaid dresses to menus well before the big day. This not only invites opinions that can lead to hurt feelings, but also has the potential to irritate others who aren’t as invested in the details.

Airing dirty laundry. You’re annoyed that half of your guest list hasn’t responded, or that your cousin wants to share one of her “poems” during the ceremony, so you vent on Facebook, and suddenly, the happiest day of your life is veiled with animosity.

The quest for perfection. This might be where brides have the most trouble. There are literally millions of wedding pins on Pinterest, and hundreds of planning blogs. Between these sources and reality TV shows devoted to weddings (including televised celebrity weddings), it’s no wonder that so many brides are paralyzed by indecision. Not to mention, with so many ideas — and a trend of sharing only the most perfectly styled, beautiful images — many brides expect perfection from every aspect of their wedding. They spend hours obsessing over which shade of pink roses should be in the bouquet, or getting the perfect chalkboard signs for the centerpieces. As a result, they increase their stress, and the stress of everyone around them.

Solving the Problem

So how do you keep social media from taking over the wedding planning process and making you insane? Obviously, taking it out of the equation entirely isn’t practical. But you can control it, by:

Limiting Pinterest consumption. It’s easy to fall down the Pinterest rabbit hole, but even if you don’t see every single image, you’ll be okay. Place a time limit on your browsing (like an hour or two a week) and use the search function to find specific images.

Developing your own vision. Even if you haven’t dreamed of your wedding day since you were a little girl, you know what you like. What does your perfect wedding day look like — not a “Pinterest perfect day” but what you want? Use that to guide your vision.

Setting social media ground rules. Many brides are creating social media “policies” for their weddings, and requesting that guests refrain from sharing pictures or status updates until after the “official” announcements have been shared. Other couples are embracing social media and creating hashtags for their weddings to help create a steady stream of photos and updates. It’s up to you, but let your guests and bridal party know up front what you would prefer in terms of social media.

Thinking before you share. Use private messages, email, or closed groups to share information or updates with people who need them. Don’t drive everyone on your friends list crazy with updates, or risk hurt feelings with the inevitable vent or frustration. If you have an issue with someone, handle it in person, and move on.

Social media can make wedding planning easier and more convenient, but it can also make you crazy. Approach it as a tool, and use it to your advantage, and stay sane while you plan your big day.

AUTHOR BIO: Jasmine Howard is a freelance writer who touches on various topics and niches that relate to her everyday life. In her free time she enjoys researching the catering industry through Ani Keshishian, who has worked in the catering business for several years. Her expertise in this area has led her to cater events of all natures including weddings, birthday celebrations, corporate events and much more.  With Ani’s experience and attention to detail she has become a go-to person for any catering needs.

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Feature Friday ~ Jaffa Printing

We are excited to feature another amazing Utah wedding vendor today on the blog. Jaffa Printing Company is an experienced business with printing specialists that offer great quality, great prices, and a fast turnaround.  Their in-house design staff and extensive design options and services give you a one stop shopping experience for any printing jobs you may need!

At Jaffa Printing we offer everything from budget designs and pocket styles to full color photo invitations and everything in between!

Here’s what makes us different from other printers…

EXPERIENCE: We have over 80 years of experience in the wedding invitation industry! Nobody has done it longer and nobody does it better!

ENORMOUS SELECTION: We offer both digital and offset printing which allows us to provide many different kinds of printing, including raised print!

EXCELLENT PRICES: We offer an invitation for every budget. Be sure to check out the Bride’s on a Budget Section of our website. It is full of beautiful designs at amazing prices!

FREE CUSTOM DESIGN: Once you place your order you will get to work with one of our graphic designers online who will create as many proofs as you need to see until you love your invitations!

YOUR INVITATION YOUR WAY: If you would like to furnish your own file or provide your own paper, you are welcome to do that too. Whatever your needs are, just give us a call! We can work with you!

FREE ENVELOPES: At Jaffa Printing with the purchase of any invitation order, blank matching envelopes are always FREE!

ATTENTION TO DETAILS: We have an in-house proofreader who reviews every change on every order just to ensure it is correct and worded according to etiquette. We care about you, and we care about your invitations!

If you are looking for a custom invitation without a custom price, visit our website at jaffaprinting.com. You’ll love the beautiful designs and you’ll be blown away by the prices!

Happy Wedding Planning,
from your friends at Jaffa Printing




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Office Address:
50 East Herbert Avenue (1050 S. between Main & State)
Salt Lake City, Utah

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TBT: Fun Ways to Get in Shape for Your Wedding

For our Throwback Thursday today I found this fun article from September 10, 2010 with some fun ideas of ways to get in shape for your wedding! I love these ideas! January is definitely a time when many of us want to make changes, including changes for our health and wellness.  This post gives some fun ideas to help you slim down for your wedding day!  Enjoy!

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Fun Ways to get in Wedding Shape

Written By: Natalie Dew

Your wedding day is your day to shine. You have been dreaming about this day for years and years. You dream about looking absolutely flawless and feeling like a princess. Now ladies, every one of you is beautiful just the way you are. Remember your soon-to-be husband asked you to marry him the way you look now! However, if it would make you feel a little bit more confident toning up a bit, then why not enjoy it!? Rather than bingeing on lettuce and celery, try out some of these fun ways to get into shape!

-Join a Pick-up Soccer League

*Many towns have city leagues that are always looking for female players. Try looking on Craigslist for teams with open spots. Also, lots of universities have intramural teams that are looking for players.

-Try a Girls-Only Boot-camp Program

*There are a lot of fitness programs that offer cheaper weekend boot-camp programs for women to get in shape, no matter your fitness level! These are also great places to get good workout tips from professionals!

-Go Mountain Biking

*This is even something you can do with your fiancé. Dust off your old bike and hit some of the wonderful trails in your area. Not only is this great for your physical health, but being outdoors is invigorating for the soul!

-Take Ballroom Dance Lessons

*Dancing is a fabulous way to burn those calories, and have fun doing it! You can also use the techniques you learn in your class to show off for your wedding guests during your first dance! Also, discount websites such as Groupon and things like that often offer discount packages, so keep your eye out!

-Walk the Mall

*Mall-walking is a real thing! You get to enjoy the comfortable temperature-controlled climate of the indoors, as well as the visual distractions that pull your attention to window shopping. Why not keep your eye on a few cute things as a reward for all of your hard work!

-Get a workout buddy

*Things are always more fun when you have a buddy. Find a good friend to get-in on your workout plan with you. Whether that means you go walking together, meet at the gym every morning, or a variety of things, make sure you choose someone who will motivate you and not slow you down.

In the end though, the best advice we can offer from TheBrideandGroom.com is to be healthy and feel happy to be you. When you have those 2 qualities, you will look and feel your best.

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2015 Wedding Flower Trends

It seems that there are a few flower wedding trends of 2014 that will continue to be popular for 2015!  Whether it is flowers for bouquets, decor, etc, there seems to be 5 distinct themes when it comes to flower trends for 2015 so today we take a look at each of those. Which one speaks to you? Which one fits with your theme? Your venue? Your personality?

The Romantic look

This look seems to be inspired by A-list celebrities, and it can have an A-list-like price tag associated with it as it typically goes for a higher flower content and pricier blooms. This look consists of big, beautiful blooms with large petals – like orchids, hydrangeas, and hyacinths, and avoiding exposed leaves, branches, or stems. This creates a lush and luxurious look. But you definitely can have a touch of romance and sophistication without breaking the bank.  Just go for the same big look, but with flowers that aren’t quite as expensive like dahlias, carnations, tulips, begonias, and ranunculus.

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Fresh from the Garden look

This look is more rustic and country inspired.  With this trend, the flowers used in weddings are composed of flowers that seem freshly picked right out of the garden.  This trend emphasizes a beautiful mixture of flowers, creating lots of texture and colors, and avoiding a bouquet with just one kind of bloom.

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Inspiration from the Season

Brides have often incorporated aspects and colors from the season in which they are married into their wedding flowers and decor.  In Summer it may be fruits like lemons and limes; In Fall it may be pinecones, pumpkins, leaves, and gourds; In Winter it may be evergreen, holly berries, pinecones, and mistletoe; And in Spring it may include buds and pastel colors.  Using elements that reflect the season usually ties in nicely and effortlessly.

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The Classic, Clean Look

Even though many brides are embracing the rustic, wildflower look, but there are still others who prefer a more elegant look with a cleaner, classic bouquet.  White and ivory will never lose popularity, especially white roses and calla lilies.

“The timeless combination of white and green is still preferred by many brides, who want a simple, elegant feel to their bouquet,” says Jen Hollingworth at Flowers by Suzanne. “Another way they can achieve this is by grouping a single flower variety, for example ‘Sweet Avalanche’ roses. Using a large number of stems of a single flower variety is an easy way to create impact while keeping the simplicity.” -Source

Pretty in Pastel

Many new, vibrant, and exciting colors have come and gone in popularity for weddings, but it seems like pastel shades are timeless and will always remain popular. Pastel colors are especially popular as the temperature starts to warm up and Spring begins.  A soft, creamy, pale color palette is always a popular choice. Peonies especially come in fun pastel shades of peach, lemon, and pink.

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Ah so many choices when it comes to wedding flowers! There are so many options, combinations, color choices, arrangement possibilities that can suit whatever your personality, whatever your wedding theme, whatever your wedding colors, and whenever you are married.

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Life Inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr.

It has been more than 45 years since Martin Luther King’s death. Yes I know we are a wedding blog and when you think of weddings, you don’t tend to think about Martin Luther King or the things for which he stood (though the things he brought about DO affect us all!).  But in honor of Martin Luther King Day today, we thought we would share some of his inspiring words. His words are relevant, poignant, stirring, and can inspire us to be better people in our daily lives, in our marriages and relationships, and overall just to strive to be a better person today than we were yesterday!

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act.  It is a permanent attitude.”

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“Take the first step in faith.  You don’t have to see the whole staircase.  Just take the first step.”

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

“Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.  That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

“No person has the right to rain on your dreams.”

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

It is actually pretty amazing how MLK’s words are so very applicable to marriages and relationships, to life, to overcoming the hard times, and in keeping hope and love alive!  Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

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Getting Married? It is time to “Slim Down!” Part 2

On Friday on the blog we talked about “slimming down” our material possessions before we get married.  Because it IS January, and most people set a goal to lose weight and slim down their bodies at this time of year, and most brides tend to want to slim down to look and feel their absolute best on their wedding day, today I give you a few tips on slimming down your body!

Establish a healthy lifestyle now!

There are so many special diets, get skinny now/quick-fix products, expensive workout programs, health and fitness opinions, etc. out there but the bottom line is to get healthier, to lose weight, and to feel good you must eat healthier and exercise more. Those two things are what will bring real, lasting results and build a healthy lifestyle.

1. Eat “cleaner.” Eating clean is defined in so many ways, but it really is a simple concept: eat whole foods or “real” foods – those that are un- or minimally processed, refined and handled making them as close to their natural form as possible. Unprocessed foods include: fresh fruits and vegetables, dried legumes, nuts and farm-fresh eggs. Minimally processed foods include: unrefined grains, like whole wheat bread and pasta, popcorn, steel-cut oatmeal, quinoa, and brown rice; frozen fruits and vegetables. It means choosing minimally processed foods with few ingredients on the label, if it has a label at all. What to avoid: flour, rice, sugar, processed and refined products, preservatives, fast food, alcohol, and soda.  Have fun trying out and collection healthy recipes now that you can cook for you and your new husband in the future.

2. Exercise. Find something you enjoy and can stick to.  Make exercise an activity you can do as a couple. Establish an active lifestyle together now.  Mix it up. Try to new things.  Just get moving!  The best is probably a mixture of several types of exercise approaches:  Work in some cardio, some high intensity interval training, some weight lifting, and some core work.  All of these things are great for your body.  All of these can stimulate weight loss and build muscle. The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn every day . (Don’t worry! You will not look “bulky” in your wedding dress.  Healthy and strong is beautiful!

3. Try to lower your stress level. This may be easier said than done when you are trying to plan a wedding, but find ways to relax, de-stress, and make things easier for you.

“While the immediate . . . response to acute stress can be a temporary loss of appetite, more and more we are coming to recognize that for some people, chronic stress can be tied to an increase in appetite — and stress-induced weight gain,” says Elissa Epel, PhD, an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco. - Source

There is a lot more scientific info dealing with how stress affects our hormones and therefore our cravings for sugar and carbs, how  our body stores fat, etc.  The best ways to combat stress – eat a balanced diet, exercise, and get enough sleep!

Good luck as you try to simplify as your slim down your material possessions, become a healthier you, and get rid of the junk that bogs down your living space and your body!  Here is to “slimming down” and finding the joy in a simpler way!

“Simplifying your life is about gaining control of your life – creating more time, on the job and at home, to do the things you want to do. It is about streamlining your life so you have time for the people and things you love.” ~ Wendy Priesnitz

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Getting Married? It is time to “Slim Down!” Part 1

You probably though this was going to be a post about how to lose weight, right?  Well not quite!  There is more than one way a bride can slim down before her big day.  Weight loss is just one of those ways! :)

Make Room for Him

Depending on how established you are in life probably determines how much “stuff” you have.  If you are a young’ un,  or you have been living in a small dorm or at home still with your parents, you may not have acquired a lot of material possessions yet.  However, if you have fled the nest and/or have your own place, you may have acquired quite a bit of possessions.  Let’s be honest.  Women tend to acquire more stuff than guys.  Maybe because we tend to be a tad more sentimental about our things!   However, we have to remember that the groom also will be bringing his acquired possessions into the marriage.  Unless you are established adults moving into a large enough home immediately after the wedding, you’re not going to have enough room to combine two apartments worth of stuff into your starter apartment or home.

Here are a few tips on clearing clutter to help you “slim down” before your wedding:

  1. Take the time to sort through your possessions. It is a bit time consuming, but trust me: It is better to do it early on then packing day, moving day, or unpacking day!  Sort into piles.  Make a garage/yard sale pile if you plan to do that or easier still, just make it a donate pile and take it to a good will.
  2. “If in doubt, throw it out.” Yes, this usually applies to leftovers in the refrigerator, but it definitely applies here too! If you haven’t used it in a year, you probably haven’t missed it, nor will you miss it during the next year. If you aren’t sure if you’ll use it, get rid of it anyway.
  3. Set “good stuff” aside.  Consider on it for awhile? Will you really get around to using it?  Do you see the potential? Do you have future plans for it? Are you planning to refinish a table or nightstand?  Have you been saving it for a future home?  Do you have a Pinterest idea?   Be selective about this stuff.  There are only so many “projects” someone can have.  Prioritize and either save it with good intentions or add it to your get rid of pile.  This is tough, but be honest with yourself on this stuff!
  4. Go through your clothes and shoes!  We women tend to collect clothes and shoes, but there is only so much shared closet space when you get married.  If you haven’t worn it in the last 9 months (which is plenty of time to have worn seasonal clothing and decided if they fit or not), add the clothes to the sale pile.  Determine if stuff is worn, outdated, or doesn’t fit.  Try to get ride of some clothes.
  5. Many of us have awards, mementos, etc from our younger years growing up. This stuff definitely has sentimental ties.  First of all find effective ways to save and organize these type of things, but try to limit the amount of mementos you save.  Remember everywhere you go that stuff will move with you.  Keep it fairly light!

One other tip:  Sometimes when you are young you aren’t thinking about getting married one day, so you spend your money on food, clothes, entertainment.  It is actually pretty smart to start building your trousseau or hope chest up with items you KNOW you will use when you are married.  But also remember that as you go through your stuff, deciding what can go and what you need, remember that you registered for gifts.  You really can part with your broken blender and scratched cake pans you’ve had since you went off to college.

Tune in for Part 2: Establishing a healthy lifestyle and slimming down to a better you – coming Sunday!

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TBT: Winter Wedding Photography Tips

For our Throwback Thursday, we are going WAY back to January 23, 2008.  It gives some excellent advice on getting the most out of your winter wedding photography sessions!

Utah Winter Wedding

Photography by Three Winks Studio

Bring the Groom

Winter bridals can be even more important than summer bridals. Bring your groom along, find a location that will really highlight the winter, and have fun. By taking your bridals with the groom, this will give you the opportunity to have a little more control and less stress than on your actual wedding day. You never know what the weather will be like when you get married, so this way you can get some amazing images that highlight the winter season without sacrificing as much on your wedding day.

Spice it Up with Color

Bright and vibrant flowers really stand out in winter wedding photos because they contrast with the snow.  Another way to add color is to wear a bright colored jacket over your wedding dress.

Cover Your Arms

Have a jacket or cape on your wedding day for shots outside.  While you don’t have to wear it for the photos, it’s important to stay warm and comfortable in between shots so there’s enough time to get the photos you want.

Foot Gear

Bring warm boots to your bridal session so you can pose for shots in the snow.  The boots will be hidden under your dress and posing in the snow will be a great way to celebrate being a winter bride!  You can have your pair of strappy sandals when you’re inside, but when you’re outside, treat your feet with respect.

Keep Those Legs Warm!

Wear leggings or thermals. You’re wearing a long dress. Cover up those legs of yours with something warm. Get creative and find some that match your wedding colors.  You might even go as far as wearing jeans.  You’re dress is long and will cover up whatever you are doing to keep your legs warm.

Indoor Engagement and Bridal Photography

Enjoy the dramatic lighting that indoor photos bring!  It is cold outside, so why not find some locations inside that really showcase your style and wedding dress. Get creative and enjoy the warmth!

Utah has a lot of awesome buildings that are great for bridals, engagements, or wedding because they have gorgeous light coming in from their windows.  These buildings are often overlooked during the warmer months, so enjoy the opportunity for a unique location!

Anything to Keep You Warm

Bring hand-warmers and hot chocolate. Anything helps. Winter brides end up with their fingers getting frosty, so bring hand warmers to use between shots/locations/poses to help fight the chill. Also, hot chocolate or another hot drink can help your body quickly warm up.

At the End of the Day – It’s Your Wedding

People hire a photographer to document the day so they’ll be able to remember what things were like on their wedding day. The photographs tell the story of what happened on the day you were married. Great photographs do this better than poor photographs. Justin Hackworth Photography advises couples getting married on a cold or snowy day to go along with it and embrace it. If it’s cold outside, wear a coat in some of the pictures. Or a hat. You don’t need to wear them in all the pictures if you don’t want. But later, you’ll look back at the pictures and you’ll remember what it was actually like on the day you were married. That’s part of the story and it’s those elements that make the story more interesting and fun to tell a few years later when you’re talking about what happened on your wedding day.

Contributors to Winter Wedding Photography Tips:

Winter Wedding - Three Winks Studio

Three Winks Studio

I love being behind the camera, visualizing the image before I’ve even taken the picture, and then seeing how much it means to you. Each session is customized to each individual situation, so it becomes something truly special and one-of-a-kind.As they say, sometimes the memories fade, but the picture will always remain. I hope that someday I can have the opportunity to meet you and become a part of your life.

Winter Wedding - Melissa Brown Photography

Melissa Brown Photography

My photography is about collaboration. I am here to tell your story, using that to capture your distinct style. With your input and my vision, we can create a unique experience and a set of truly unique photos. The most important thing I can do as your photographer is to allow my style to showcase your personality. Crafting a photo session that is unique to the people being photographed is why I love what I do.

Winter Engagements - Justin Hackworth Photography

Justin Hackworth Photography

Working in the tradition of a documentary photographer, Justin Hackworth has been creating stunning, unique images professionally for over ten years.

Winter Wedding - Sweet Memory Gardens

Sweet Memory Garden

Our attention to detail and over 15 years experience allow us to bring a unique perspective to all subjects in front of our lenses. We capture natural moments that are both artistic and compelling

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