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How to Have the Best Getting Ready Photos on Your Wedding Day
Friday, September 15, 2017
How to Have the Best Getting Ready Photos on Your Wedding Day

Long before your wedding ceremony even begins, you and your loved ones are buzzing with excitement as you get ready for the day! "Getting ready" photos are a great way to capture the joy and emotion on your wedding day, from start to finish.Want to make sure your getting ready photos are perfect? Read on! Give your bridesmaids matching outfits. Robes, pajamas, or even comfy personalized button-down shirts are a great bridesmaid gift, and they make your getting ready photos look much more polished. Create a getting-ready playlist. Set the mood while you and your bridesmaids have your hair and makeup done with a playlist of your favorite songs! Impromptu dance parties make for some fantastic candid shots, so go ahead and get your groove on, too! Keep snacks and drinks close by. No one wants to have a frowny-faced, "hangry" bridesmaid in their wedding day photos. Keep food and drinks on hand so everyone stays happy and fed! Mimosas are also a great addition to your spread-- they're the perfect breakfast-time treat for you and your ladies! Make sure everyone gets ready in the same place. This will help create a fun group dynamic that will shine through in your photos, but it will also be a huge help logistically. Also, be sure that everyone else is completely dressed and ready before you put on your wedding dress. You want everyone ...

5 Ways to Add Personality to Your Wedding Cake
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
How to Have the Best Getting Ready Photos on Your Wedding Day

Wedding cake may be an old-fashioned tradition, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Your wedding day should show off you and your spouse’s personalities in every way possible, including the cake. Here are a few ways to add some unique style to your wedding cake! 1. Find a unique cake topper. Gone are the days where your only cake topper option is a figurine that looks vaguely like you and your spouse. Find a topper that means something special to you! Use seashells if you both love the beach, or incorporate something from your family culture or background.    2. Tell part of your love story Maybe you met at a Nashville Predators game, or he proposed to you on his boat as the sun set. Whatever makes your love story unique, find a way to share it with your cake! 3. Add fresh flowers To add a hint of color to a white wedding cake, use flowers that match your wedding décor. Or, use fresh fruit for an added twist. 100% edible, and 100% beautiful! 4. Make it colorful There’s no rule that says your wedding cake has to be white! Incorporate colored icing or fondant, or you can even have an intricate and bright design added to the outside of your cake.  5. Completely break the (cake) mold! Give your guests a completely unique dessert that isn’t cake at all! Cupcakes are a ...

Mint Springs Farm Weddings are Beautiful
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
How to Have the Best Getting Ready Photos on Your Wedding Day

 

A Winter Wedding at Vine Street Christian Church and Cellar One
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
How to Have the Best Getting Ready Photos on Your Wedding Day

When Jessie and Will chose a February wedding date in Nashville we knew it could be a very cold day but when the big day arrived it turned out to be a very pleasant day. One thing you have to keep in mind during winter weddings is how early it gets dark. If Jessie decided not to let Will see her on the wedding day until she walked down the isle they wouldn't have been able to get any naturally lit photos together and with their entire bridal party until night time. They decided to have a private first look moment together in a garden at Centennial Park near the Parthanon. We were able to get some beautiful photos. The leafless trees blurred into a buttery brown color in the background and look different than summertime photos with more vibrant green backgrounds. I thought they turned out beautifully. Once the ceremony was over the bridal party were able to get to the reception at CellarOne that much quicker because the only photos we needed to do after the ceremony were the formal family group shots. The food was excellent and the dance floor was packed. As a photographer, I get most excited about the photos that are the most technically difficult because I like a challenge. Its always more difficult in low light at receptions but I was proud of the dance floor action shots that I captured with my longer lens. I'll let the photos speak for themselves but I believe we ...