Archive for April, 2010

Bridal Undergarments Guidelines

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Undergarments provide the necessary foundation in order to make the desired look possible. Undergarments can change the way your dress fits thus it is important to purchase them prior to the first fitting.

Support for the Girls
Comfort is the name of the game as bras with insufficient support or annoying wires cutting into your sides are huge no no. Ensure to buy a good, supportive bra that will provide lift and comfort for hours of dining, dancing, and posing for pictures.

If you plan on wearing a body shaper, it is advised to use the ones without stiff stays or whalebones such as Lycra or Spandex.

Like the bra comfort is the name of the game as there is no way to discreetly rearrange droopy panties, as the no one wants a picture while panty tugging. In the event that your gown is made of very thin or silky material it is highly recommended to use a pantyhose with built-in underwear.

If you plan on wearing a fancy garter belt ensure to test it out to in order to assess if you can bear the inconveniences it may have. Buy a garter belt that fits right around your waist and cannot be seen over your dress. No one wants to deal with wrinkly knees or having to try hitching up your hose due to the downward sloping garter belt.

Trial Run:
It is extremely important to try on your wedding gown along with the selected bridal lingerie before the wedding day.

Wedding Day Fragrances

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Brides want their wedding fragrance scent to last through every hug and handshake until their very last dance. Here are a few guidelines to follow:

– Sample fragrances in advance in order to determine whether you are allergic.
– Ensure to keep your flowers and fragrance from competing with each other.
– Keep it light, as the scent will become more potent as your body temperature rises.
– Spray your fragrance before you step into your dress (apply heavier perfumes sparingly to your pulse points).
– Reapply fragrance to pulse points throughout the day but most importantly ensure to keep fragrance away from your dress!
– Stay away from sprays that can stain fabric.

Floral Scents
Vera Wang

Fruity Scents
Burberry London

Woodsy Scents
Black by Bulgari

Oriental Scents
Organza Indecence by Givenchy

Rattles vs Wedding Bells

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

In the months leading to the wedding brides will be undergoing through high levels of stress as planning the perfect day is no easy task. In the event the blushing bride is not on birth control (i.e. pill, shot, patch etc) it is recommended that they do so temporarily (i.e. until the wedding day) as it is common for brides to have an unexpected pregnancy. However, in the event that the bride is with child during the planning months it will not be the end of the world as the mother-to-be-bride can select from a wide range of maternity wedding dresses. Remember your wedding is your day to shine no matter what.

Reception Gowns Make Stand in 2010

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Times are changing and modern brides keep pushing the envelope by having more than one stunning look on their special day. Reception wedding dresses are growing trends which allows brides to slip out of their ceremony gowns and slip onto a stunning reception wedding gown. Such gown will allow brides to move with ease yet maintain the elegance/grace and sophistication of a bride.

Featured Gown: Alfred Angelo

eatured Gown: Alfred Angelo (Nikki White Collection)

Get Great Wedding Photos!

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Yay me! I made it on here to blog. So excited to share whatever wedding knowledge I have with you all. I gather more and more with every event I photograph.

One thing I share with all my brides and grooms is a sheet of tips which help make their day LOOK pretty. A wedding is already so gorgeous. One of my favorite things to photograph. A gal in an amazing gown, a guy dressed to the nines, details that took months to perfect, flowers to die for…how can you take a bad photo? BUT some things do help!

Hope this list might help you all as you are planning and as you are picking your photographers:

Tips Tips Tips!!!

Preparation; the nerves, the joy, the details

Some things that can make this period even more beautiful if you have the option:

  1. Choose a location with lots of natural light. Get ready near a big window.
  2. Bring a wooden hanger for your dress.
  3. Make one of your bride’s maids in charge of your details (shoes, jewelry, make-up, veil, something blue…).
  4. Bring an invitation (or send me one before hand).
  5. Have all your brides maids get into their dresses before you, as soon as possible.
  6. Try and be ready 30-40 min. before the ceremony so there is time for some portraits!
  7. Groom: Think of a fun location near where you are getting married to do some group shots. (as the gentlemen are always ready before the ladies and it is a perfect time for some portraits).

Ceremony; the emotion, the guests, the kiss!

1.      This is just a matter of opinion: BE IN THE MOMENT…Cry, Laugh, Just be you, it is your day.

2.      Walk SLOW and smile. (that goes for all your brides maids and attendants as well!)

3.      Kiss SLOW! Hold that kiss…I mean why not?

Portraits; However YOU want them.

1.      Think about how much time you want to spend and let your photographer know for sure.

2.      When it is just the two of you relax, be you, hold hands, kiss, talk, smile.

3.      Give your group a little pep talk. Tell them you want to have FUN, but you also want to get done and into the PARTY!

4.      You don’t need to think of ideas because your photographer should come with plenty, BUT please feel free to shout them out if you have them! Your photographer loves to be inspired by you!

5.      Think of dismissing everyone at some point, so just the two of you can have at least 20 min. of portraits alone.

The theme: Relax, have fun, be you!

And because I can never blog without a photo…I mean duh, I am a photographer