You Don’t Take a Photograph, You Make It

Photography is a talent many may never possess, but for some it is a passion that will never die! Photographing weddings takes a special kind of photographer. When you are photographing a wedding there are no do-overs, weather conditions are unavoidable and sometimes navigating family dynamics is its own delicate art. To be a wedding photographer you need more than talent, you need: grit, true vision for detail, organization, leadership and imagination.  We would like to introduce ...

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Destination Wedding Quiz

Do you have a destination wedding on your mind? Take this fun quiz from Buzzfeed, and then visit our Merchant Marketplace to find the best travel agent who can help you with your plan. So where are you headed? Or did you already have a destination wedding? If so, let us know! We'd love to hear about your planning details. {featured image from Getty Images}

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Pampering the Party

You’ve hand selected a group of your most treasured friends and family members to stand with you on your big day as members of your wedding party, making it only essential to ensure their experience as your bridesmaid or groomsmen is just as sentimental and heartfelt. During this celebratory time in life, reminding yourself of the time, effort, and budget these closest to you are investing in your happiness and friendship is the key to creating what will undoubtedly be some of your best ...

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Wedding Wardrobe

Organizing and keeping up with the events of the wedding weekend can be stressful, but Victoria Hawkins, owner of John’s Suit Shop, says knowing what to wear for each event doesn’t have to be. Keeping each event’s purpose in mind, your outfit can express personality without sacrificing formal etiquette. Engagement Party­ One event that might not be part of the actual wedding weekend, but usually comes first in the order of events leading up to the wedding, is the engagement ...

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The Journey to I Do

It goes without saying that planning during your wedding season is much more than just finding the perfect dress, venue, or other large details. When thinking about the timeline of events on your big day, bachelor, or bachelorette party, it is important to ask yourself how you and your entourage are going to get from place to place. Practical details, such as transportation, are just as crucial in creating the perfect overall experience to reminisce about.  To ensure timeliness, ...

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The Truth On Hiring A Wedding Planner

The wedding planning process is full of excitement and anticipation as you envision the perfect day. Yet it is no secret that in the midst of tailoring your wedding, the demands of everyday life continue to pull you in other directions. One of the most misunderstood assets a couple can invest in during their engagement, a time supposed to be spent connecting and transitioning with your fiancé, is that of hiring a wedding planner.  Andrew Edwards Unfortunately, wedding planners ...

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Your Guide to Choosing the Most Stunning Bridal Bouquet

Negative Image Photography   Your bridal bouquet will be is the single most important floral piece of your wedding and will set the tone for all the other floral decorations you will pick. You know you want it to be stunningly beautiful! And you probably know your basic color palette. But where should you look for inspiration that will set your bouquet apart as truly special? Look to the season. Capture the moment of your marriage. There is a unique feel to each season. The way the ...

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The Barley House at Moon Town Crossing

The Barley House at Moon Town Crossing is paving the way in customer service for venues everywhere. From vendor searching to day-of coordination, The Barley House makes sure you are taken care of every step of the way.  Standing out from the crowd, convenience for each of our guests, and creating an unforgettable stress-free event, have been the idea driving the Barley House from day one. Our full-service hospitality team ensures that the behind the scenes details will be handled ...

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First Time Home Buyer – Need to Knows

If you are newly engaged or recently married, often times the next step in your relationship is buying your first home. With such an exciting time in your lives, it is our hope at Michelle Lewis and Associates to ease the stress that often accompanies this big decision. We’ve compiled answers to some frequently asked questions we get from first time home buyers that may be helpful to you as you embark on your next journey! What are the fees involved in buying a home?  There are ...

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Tips & Tricks: Reception Seating

The task of seating family and friends at your wedding ceremony and reception can take careful planning and valuable time, but will mean so much more to your guests. This is a good time to involve the groom’s mother and learn more about your future partner’s extended family. Work with your fiancé, too, to help create a plan that works for the two of you. Tips for Reception Seating: A seating arrangement by table is highly recommended, as it cuts down on guest confusion and empty ...

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