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    Eco-Friendly Weddings: Catering

    Welcome back to our Eco-friendly wedding journey! Today, I would like to talk about food! Food is a guest favorite at pretty much any event, so when it comes to catering your wedding, you should take your job very seriously. Catering is also usually the biggest section of your budget and for good reason! You are planning to feed and hydrate your closest friends and family and that does not come cheap. As with most decisions in wedding planning, however, I do believe you should always put yourself first! I have collected a series of questions that you should ask yourself and/or your potential catering vendors to identify their Eco-Friendly…

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    Eco-Friendly Weddings: Stationery

    Welcome back to our Eco-friendly wedding journey! As you plan your wedding, you might be wondering how to approach wedding stationery in a sustainable way. As we all know, picking your Save the Dates (STDs for short) and Invitations are important because it lets your guests know what to expect on your wedding day. What better way to make a statement than to make a sustainable stationery choice!  Below we have listed some resources for the two main routes one can take with Invitations and STDs: sustainable printing and paperless. When thinking about which option to choose, consider your guests, their age range, and whether they will be able to…

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    Eco-Friendly Weddings: Attire

      Wedding photos last a lifetime and therefore most couples spend a lot of time finding the perfect outfit for their wedding as well as suggesting what their bridal party should wear. Below I have some suggestions for how to make more eco-friendly choices about wedding attire for the couple getting married, bridal party members, and guests!   The Bride- Wear a Secondhand or Vintage Wedding Dress! Check with your Family: In the photo to the right, you can see a gorgeous 2018 Bride wearing her mother’s dress from 34 years prior. With just a few alterations from a family friend, she was able to wear the dress of her…

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    Eco-Friendly Weddings: Registry

    When trying to make an eco-friendly registry there are a few routes one could take. I have noted them below with some information that might help you pick the right path for you and your partner.    Honeyfund:  Nowadays people are living together before they get married so they don’t need to register for as many household items. Most clients are preferring to do a non-tangible registry where guests can donate money for their honeymoon or a downpayment for a house. The most popular way to do this is to attach a Honeyfund Registry (or a similiar program) to your wedding website.  Nursery Registries:  If you are planning on doing…

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    Eco-Friendly Weddings: Venue/Vendors

    In addition to being an exciting and memorable process, wedding planning can also be a difficult balance between planning the boundless event of your dreams and also being responsible not just for your finances but also for the planet. Fortunately, it is possible to be ecologically friendly without sacrificing your vision and without breaking the bank. As a wedding and events planner for the last nine years, I have often seen how much is tossed aside after a wedding as waste and how unnecessary this can be. To help you with this, I have come up with an organized list of tips and tricks that I will be sharing here.…

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    Top 5 Father Photos to get at your Wedding

    Top 5 Father Photos to get at your Wedding Today we celebrate the men in our lives that made us who we are. Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing Dads out there!!! Here are the top 5 photos every couple should get of their Dad on their wedding day. Enjoy! __________________________________ The “Walking Down the Aisle” Shot The “Father Daughter Dance” Shot The “Father of the Bride Toast” Shot The “Pinning of the Boutonniere” Shot The “This Man in my Rock” Shot Bonus Shot: A Special Gift for the First Man in Your Life __________________________________ Did I miss a photo that you loved? What was your favorite photo…

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    Wedding Dress Inspiration

    Wedding Dress Inspiration All of  our brides have different tastes and preferences and one of the ways their unique style comes out is in their dress choice! Here are some amazing dresses we have seen throughout the years!        Photographers Featured in this Article: Anna Mae Lam Photography Cloak Photography Mischa Photography Amanda Wei Photography Adriana Klass Photography Eliza J Photography Coco Mckown Photography Jeff Roush Photography Dana Grant Photography Olga Kubrak Photography

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    Cynthia and Tyler: A Very Dapper Day

    Cynthia and Tyler Ten years ago Cynthia and Tyler started dating. They were high school sweethearts and have supported each other through the high and lows of life like total rock stars. Cynthia is now a lawyer and Tyler will soon be finishing up his PHD in Organic Chemistry.  On June 15, 2013 Tyler took Cynthia scuba diving at Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu.  Despite it being a rough day out at sea Tyler went through with his plan and used his under water writing to pad to ask “Will you marry me?”. When the newly engaged couple made it back to shore they were greeted by their families with flowers and champagne…

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    Top 8 Things to do when starting the Wedding Planning Process

    You’re Engaged! Now what? 1. Breathe  This time in your life can seem overwhelming but it only happens once. Take in the moments that you can. Be present and enjoy telling your friends and family your exciting news. Your engagement can be as long or as short you want, just do whatever works best for you. There isn’t a “one size fits all” wedding, so the best advice I can give a client is to do what works best for them. 2. Insure your Ring This really should be a priority. Please insure your ring as soon as possible. I would suggest using this article from the knot to help you through the process.…

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    8 Photo Ideas for your Bride Squad this Summer

    8 Photo Ideas for your Bride Squad this Summer The “Pre-Wedding Robe” Shot The “Adjusting the Dress” Shot The “Laughing” Shot The “Bouquet” Shot The “Back of our Dresses” Shot The “Casual Walk” Shot The “Bad to the Bone” Shot And Finally- The “Normal” Shot What do you think? Did I miss any shots? Photographers Featured in this Article: Anna Mae Lam Photography Cloak Photography Mischa Photography R Photostudios Deidre Ann Photography Blueberry Photography Adriana Klass Photography Eliza J Photography Coco Mckown Photography Miguel Pola Photography Jeff Roush Photography Darren Wellhoefer Photography Dana Grant Photography Olga Kubrak Photography