It’s no secret that over the years, I’ve become a little flower obsessed. Maybe it’s my increased appreciation and love for all things natural and beautiful. Or the way flowers add life to a room. Or simply, flowers make everything better! For weddings, I’ve become more attuned to how flowers set the stage for the overall vibe of the wedding day. Whether it’s a classic all white affair, or a bohemian backyard bonanza, flowers can bring your wedding to life! Understanding that full floral service can get expensive, I’m focusing on why I think you should invest in your wedding bouquet. Special thanks to my friend Katherine from Pollen Nation Floral Studios, one of the premier florists in the Ottawa area specializing in organic, garden-inspired florals, who is lending her expertise on this topic too. So lets dive right in!
Oh, the infamous first look.
Whenever we meet with a couple, we always ask if they have thought about having a private reveal or what is more popularly known as 'the first look'. If you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about, here’s the gist: The bride and groom get to see each other for the first time on their wedding day before the ceremony. They have a few minutes (or however long they want) alone together to enjoy the moment in privacy before spending the rest of the day with everyone else. Some choose to read their personal vows to one another while others opt to simply enjoy each other’s company before the rest of the day unfolds. I would say, 90% of our couples decide to have a first look, even those with a religious ceremony later in the day. There are a multitude of reasons why, so I’ve narrowed down 4 of the top mentions.
You’re engaged - congratulations! This is your time to shine, dance those happy dances on repeat, and begin the process of planning your wedding. You’ve already chosen the perfect date and booked your ideal venue. You’re already way ahead of the game, sista! Next on the list: finding a wedding photographer. But not just any photographer. THE wedding photographer. We’ve put our thinking caps on and have come up with our top tips on finding the wedding photographer of your dreams!
Wedding season is upon us! And that means lots of excitement in the house, last minute dress appointments, RSVPs from your family and friends, coffee shop meetings with vendors, stress, stress and more stress. Basically, it’s a busy, eventful time that can take a toll on the fun of it all.
Let me help you knock off one to-do item from your list of manys so that you can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience: preparing for the engagement shoot. For some couples, it’s completely awkward and nerve-wracking to have your photos professionally taken, let alone, romantic and intimate ones with your partner in front of a complete stranger (me!). Or how about what to wear. Do you go for your favourite graphic T and or fancy it up with a dress and killer heels? Do you practice in front of the mirror so you have an idea how to pose in front of the camera? Do you get your photos taken at the same place your friends did?
These are some of the many good questions we’ve gotten from our couples, so we've put together some tid bits of advice to help you relax and enjoy this part of your engagement.
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