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Today’s guest post comes to us from Christina Kiffney, based in Boulder, CO. Christina is a professional wedding photographer who weaves together emotion and artistry for your wedding photography. The love between the two of you and the love that surrounds you are the focus of her work, which she approaches with an artist’s eye to create photos in a painterly style. Enjoy!

Photography is the most important part of your wedding day investment. Okay, I may be somewhat biased since I am a wedding photographer. But I do believe with all my heart in the longevity and meaning behind your wedding photos. They are there to be savored and enjoyed at every anniversary. They are there during tough times of illness and loss of loved ones. They are there in your quiet moments when you’re older as you reflect back on a life well lived. They are there for children and grandchildren to learn about and celebrate who you were in your youth. They are there as a testament to the love between you and the love that surrounds you. So how do you get the best possible wedding photos that you will cherish forever? Obviously hire an amazing professional wedding photographer who fits your style. But what can YOU do?

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Behind the Scenes of the Charleston Bridal Show (8)

Today we’re joined by Kathy Baxley-Stewart of The Charleston Bridal Show. Kathy is going to give us a behind the scenes peak of the show and share her experience in putting a bridal show together! Enjoy:

I’m Kathy Baxley-Stewart. I have owned and produced The Charleston Bridal Show since 2007. I actually came to own this business sort of on a fluke, as I like to say. I previously was the Event and Teaching Ministries Coordinator for a large church here in Charleston. I organized many meetings, picnics, bbq’s, retreats, etc. as well as secured the curriculum for the adult Sunday School classes of the church. Starting to feel as though I was being called to do something more, I had a friend that mentioned to me that she had seen a wedding business listed in the local newspaper that was for sale.

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Today’s wedding floral designer interview is with Ana Camero of MyBouquet Las Vegas! Enjoy:

Tell us about yourself and your company?

My name is Ana Camero; I live in Las Vegas Nevada with my two beautiful girls. I was born and raised in Colombia South America, and I moved to the U.S when I was 18 years old. Flowers had been my passion since I was a little girl. I love every and each one of them, and living in the marriage capital like Las Vegas I saw the need of making flowers more available and affordable for everyone so I createdMyBouquet Las Vegas. We specialize in weddings, and all other events. Our finest fresh flowers come from Colombia, and Ecuador.  We provide personalize customer service with 100% customer satisfaction, delivery is available all over town, and we have amazing prices for all types of budgets. That is how we celebrate Love everyday!

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Vintage Inspired Backyard Wedding in Southern California (13)

Vintage Inspired Backyard Wedding in Southern California (12)

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Vikki Marsee of All You Need is Love Events, is utterly romantic and absolutely brimming with thoughtful details! Here’s Vikki to tell us more:

Lindsay and Matt’s wedding was set on the gorgeous grounds of Lindsay’s Grandparents and was filled with so many personal details. They wanted their big day to feel relaxed and intimate, while at the same time being elegant and formal. The color palette consisted of blush tones, creams, and soft grays mixed with the serenity of the private grounds. Guests were treated to a delectable cocktail hour with the most amazing Crostini station.  On the cocktail tables were old photographs of their family that had tied the knot years before them as a reminder of the support and love they were receiving on their wedding day.

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Today’s interview is with UK based wedding planner Sam Ketterer of Absolute Perfection Wedding Consultancy! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Sam Ketterer and I am a Director of Absolute Perfection Wedding Consultancy. Established in 2003, Absolute Perfection is the oldest wedding planning company in London, England. Over the years I have been honoured to work with more than 200 fantastic brides and grooms worldwide, on weddings as far afield as California, South Africa and Thailand!

My wife Marina and I manage the company and we are ably assisted by Toni Giles and Ed Close together with a variety of graduate planners from our Wedding Planning Academy.

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Romantic Blush and Gray Wedding in Conway, AK (8)

Romantic Blush and Gray Wedding in Conway, AK (15)

This elegant, fairytale wedding comes to us from event and floral design studio Zimmerman, based in Conway, AR! Here’s more about this lovely wedding from the Zimmerman team:

Here is a collection of images from a wedding we did in Conway, Arkansas. The images were captured by the talented Meredith Melody out of Little Rock, Arkansas. Lauren Howell and Jacob Wood tied the knot on May 16, 2015 at the Bride’s home church, Woodland Heights Baptist Church, and celebrated the event at the country club, both venues located in Conway. The event’s design and all floral pieces were created by Zimmerman out of Conway, and Patticakes Bakery, also in Conway, did the beautiful cakes. This was a gorgeous, magical, wedding with a sweet and lovely couple.

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in Chicago, IL: Creative M Photography (11)

Meet a Wedding Photographer in Chicago, IL: Creative M Photography

Today’s wedding photographer interview is with Monika Labbe, owner and principal photographer of Creative M Photography, based in Chicago, Illinois! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company I am a hybrid (film + digital) fine art photographer, expertly blending photojournalism and traditional portraiture to create timeless images for my clients. After 20 years and 400+ weddings I still love what I do.

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Pacific Northwest Rustic Mountaintop Wedding (4)

Pacific Northwest Rustic Mountain Top Wedding (14)

This breathtaking mountaintop wedding comes to us from Jenny Ostenson Photogrpahy, based in Puyallup, Washington! Here’s Leah, the lovely bride, to tell us more:

After dating for 3 years, Aaron proposed while we were hiking in San Bernardino Forest. He wanted to find a beautiful lookout point but we never made it and I kept wanting to turn around because we had been hiking for hours. So finally, we stopped in a little clearing of trees and he got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. He gave me the ring that had belonged to his grandmother that she wore for the more than 50 years she was married to his grandfather.

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Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Sarah Brithinee, the CEO of Wedit, and innovative company that specializes in DIY wedding videography! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I was born and raised in Michigan, but spent 5 years in Los Angeles studying and working in the fashion industry. I moved back in 2011 and was hired to do the marketing for Wedit. Both of my parents own their own businesses so being the first hire on the Wedit team was really exciting to me. I always knew I was meant to be an entrepreneur; it was just a matter of time. In 2012 I took over Wedit and became the CEO. It was an opportunity I knew I couldn’t turn down. In the past 3 years I’ve learned so much about running a business, being a leader, surrounding yourself with the right people, and being true to yourself, your product, and your clients. I’ve built the culture of Wedit to be one where every person on the team enjoys coming to work. That might be the thing I’m most proud of.

Wedit is a DIY wedding video company where the guests take fun and candid footage using 5 handheld cameras we send to them. When the cameras are returned to us, we upload all of the footage in an online account and also offer editing services.

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