To look or not to look, that is the question. Some couples have found themselves contemplating the idea of a First Look. A first look is generally when a bride and groom (or bride/bride and groom/groom) chose to forgo the tradition of the two not seeing each other before exchanging vows. The anticipation leading up to this special moment is preceded by the two ideally standing back to back before the big reveal. Some couples opt to exchange gifts or love letters beforehand to enhance the emotional display. The duo then turns to face each other as sparks fly. Many couples (and professionals in the wedding industry) love the idea of a First Look and here we will explain the reasons why.
Your wedding album should be a work of art. It should become one of your family’s first heirlooms. Not only should it tell an important story through emotive imagery, just as important, it should be made with the best materials.
You should expect your wedding album to have a limited lifetime guarantee and have a very long image permanence rating. The first thing you should know is that if the album maker is using archival-quality inks and archival-quality papers, you can expect that rating to be 300 years or more.
Backdrops are an absolute necessity for any backdrop at the altar that needs a little pizzazz! What we love about backdrops is starting off with a blank slate and the fact that you can create almost anything your heart desires. That is why it’s so important to shop local vendors for rentals and floral. They can make all the difference in the world; not only is it a great way to wow your guests, but they make for stunning photographs. With so many amazing rental vendors here in San Antonio and surrounding areas, you have so many options to coincide with the style of your wedding. As are there so many different florists who are essential in creating the backdrop of your dreams. We’ve searched high and low for breathtaking backdrops from some of our favorite vendors that we hope will inspire you to include for your special day!
One of the most difficult aspects about planning a wedding is finding the right vendors. Although each vendor is incredibly important, your photographer is especially important. The job of the photographer is to capture moments of your special day that will tell a story for years to come. These memories will not only be with you for the rest of your life, but they will remain with your family and children. So, how do you find the right photographer? Not only do you need to ask the right questions, but you need to consider things such as a photographer’s style, quality, experience, products, value, and personality.
Filled with sumptuous floral, glamour, and opulent elegance, this shoot was inspired by a garden-style themed wedding featuring a palette of rich hues of pink blush, dusty rose, warm ivories, and ornate greenery. When we think of a garden, we think of fairy tales, romance, magical, and whimsical vibes. We wanted to bring that vision to life, and our team of talented vendors perfectly captured the beauty in this styled shoot photographed by Shy Laurel Photography and coordinated by Graceful Moments Weddings + Events.
Last week we heard from our guest blogger, Kaylinn Mayes, Studio Manager of Bend the Light Photography. She had some some great photography tips that you should consider when you create your shot list. Here are a few more tips to get you photo-ready!