Today’s lovely guest post comest o us from Maria Travlou, owner of Make Happy Memories, based in Athens, Greece! Enjoy:
If you’ve just gotten engaged – congratulations! Once you’ve had time to absorb your new status as fiancé, no doubt your mind is now turning to thoughts of your special day and how to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams. No matter whether you’re the world’s most or least organized person, here’s the lowdown on why you should hire a wedding planner. In fact, before you Pinterest a single thing, the best place to start your wedding preparations is to look into hiring a professional wedding planner. Read on to find out why they can be the key to making sure you have the wedding you want at a price you can afford.
This fun infographic, created by Taylor of Invaluable, showcases wedding traditions from around the world. We’ll see some crazy concepts, like how in Germany, couples physically saw a log on their big day. However, a few of the traditions are super cute like the Mexican knot-tying or the Philippine dove release. Scroll through to see if any would work for your big day!
Every bride wants to make her wedding unique and perfectly tailored to her personality, which can be a daunting task. An easy way to incorporate individuality into a ceremony is through the inclusion of traditions. As some weddings move away from classic elements like garter toss, the adherence to two wedding colors and even the traditional first look, it is nice to find a way to still incorporate some traditions. A fun way to modernize is through infusing the cultural heritage of the soon-to-be married couple.
Taylor spends her free time watching nineties romcoms, and helping her friends pull together the details of their walk down the aisle. As an obsessive organizer she loves to focus on all of the details.
Today’s real wedding brought to us by Style & Story Creative (Columbus, OH) is brimming with glamorous vintage details! Here’s the lovely bride to tell us more:
Our wedding was utterly breathtaking. For getting married Labor Day weekend in Ohio we were uncertain what weather we would end up with. The sky was a crisp blue with beautiful big white clouds and a nice summer breeze. We were married in a catholic cathedral style church, the church I was lucky enough to grow up in, in small town rural Delphos, Ohio . The kind of church built in the late 1800s with floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows, intricate and detailed paintings, and stunning woodwork.
Today’s featured wedding video comes to us from Marry Me Movies, based in Sydney, Australia! Here’s the Marry Me Movies team to tell us more:
Every bride is stunning and every dress is beautiful. Coming from an Asian background, May’s dress was like a layered piece of artwork, bathed in yellow and white, splashed with bursts of blue. The colours were striking, especially against the interior of the Rendezvous hotel, and the exterior of the urban Melbourne backdrop. For the reception, May changed into a long, red dress that was intricately embroidered. Oh, and our wedding cinematographer noted that William looked handsome too, of course!
This lovely Italian wedding comes to us from the couple’s wedding planner, La Wedding in Tasca! Here’s more about the happy couple and their big day from La Wedding in Tasca:
Elena and Massimo got married in a warm and sunny Saturday of May. We’ve been very lucky with the weather, and could develop their beautiful wedding in a climate perfect conditions. Elena and Massimo are very in love each other. When I met them I suddenly realized they truly belonged to each other.
This elegant and joyful wedding comes to us from Carrie Wildes Photography, based in Tampa, Florida! Here’s Carrie to tell us more:
Molly & Teddy’s wedding was all about 2 amazing families from across the globe coming together and it was just plain stunning. Molly’s gown was simple but elegant with a pearl accented bodice. All of her accessories were also pearls, and extra special. The veil she wore was her mother’s they changed it a little bit by taking off the flower crown. Her earrings were her aunt’s and necklace her great grandmother’s.
Today’s stunning real wedding comes to us from Kate of Off BEET Productions, based in Fair Haven, New Jersey! Here’s Kate to tell us more:
Randi & Dan had a beautiful New Jersey wedding at the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station. The large stone fireplace created an extra cozy setting for their ceremony. In combination with the amazing Chuppah decorated with lots of organic greenery created by Twisted Willow it was breathtaking. Randi & Dan are a laid back couple and wanted to have as much fun as possible while taking their wedding photos. The day was cold any rainy so we did most of the photos indoors.
This delightful engagement shoot comes to us from Iris Dee Photography, based in Seattle, WA! Here’s Iris to tell us more:
I photographed Bianca’s and Anthony’s engagement session at Pike Place Market on a June evening after closing time. It worked out perfectly because we didn’t have to deal with tons of people in the background, yet we still had plenty of daylight due to the long Seattle summer days.
This gorgeous fiesta themed wedding comes to us from Michael Stephens Photography, based in Atascadero, California! Here’s Michael to tell us more:
This tastefully vintage day was smoked with old Spanish architecture, fresh succulents and unceasing laughter. The old era atmosphere took guests to a different time to relax, celebrate and enjoy the joining of the beautiful Alexandria and Christopher.