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How to…Plan a Wedding in No Time at all

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Hi…i am desperate…my lil man and i are planning a wedding but it has to be done ASAP!!! i am getting shipped out soon. he has a pretty serious medical condition and may not be with me long…like he may pass why i am deployed…we don’t have a ton of money but we NEED to do this for us..any suggestions. i am VERY crafty and open to suggestions. birds, skulls, and stars are a pretty big deal for us…thanks for the thoughts and help!!! Love riotgrrrl

Planning a wedding in a short time frame is certainly possible – in fact bar the venue, photographer and maybe the dress, everything can be done last minute (note: I actually think you can get these 3 things pretty last minute too, they can easily be got around with a bit of creative thinking) You haven’t said exactly how soon the wedding needs to be, but I’ve heard of people planning gorgeous weddings in just a few short weeks so let’s work with that timeframe. You just need to be organised, you need to be fit to bursting with ideas and you need to ask for help. Your wedding will be perfect I’m sure, but here are a few tips and tricks that I hope will help your planning run a bit smother.

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As time is against you, the quickest and probably easiest way to tie the knot would be by going to the courthouse/registry office instead of hiring a registrar to come to you or organising a church wedding. Religious ceremonies are notoriously (and kind of ironically) the most difficult to organise as not only to you often have to jump through a series of loops but, for Christian churches at least you have to give at least 4 weeks’ notice so they can read the banns of marriage, you often have to be a member of the church you want to get married in (or have to pay for a licence) and let’s not forget to mention the availability – churches are busy places!

For the registry office route just give them a call and find out when they have availability. Remember your actual ceremony doesn’t have to be on the same day as your reception and if the actual marriage is the most important thing to you I would say go for it as soon as you can. If you try and book on an out of season day of the week/time of the year I shouldn’t imagine a long wait…just avoid midday, on a Saturday in the middle of June! Buy yourself a beautiful dress, hire a kick ass photographer and off you go.

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Drowning in Sun Light

Makah & Andre’s engagement shoot makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside; and as I sit here in my Slanket and fingerless gloves (I kid you not) I am so excited that they shared them with me! The South American couple met at the party of a mutual friend and they got married in December. After seeing these I am very excited to see their wedding photographs now too…I hope they make me feel just as snuggly warm.

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WIN ♥ Free Wedding Photography with Kat Braman

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New year new free photography contest! I am over the moon to start 2010 with a bang and give one lucky couple the chance to win the wedding photography and an engagement shoot of their dreams with Kat Braman.

Kat is a seriously quirky photographer from South Florida (the contest is open to couples worldwide. All you need to do is pay for her and her assistant’s travel and lodgings if applicable – ie if you are outside the South Florida area) who is on the hunt for the perfect Rock n Roll couple to shoot for. Who wouldn’t want images like these to remember their big day?

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Paint the Dress

The photographer certainly knows best with this one, so over to Wes for all the details behind this tattooed, painted, vintage fashioned shoot:

Melissa & Grant’s Trash the Dress session was totally rocking from the bride’s amazing tattoos to their desire to have lots of fun with paint and silly string!  The bride wore a vintage gown (not sure of the designer) and  it up with a pink crinoline underskirt and a pair of sweet hot pink heels.  To be fair, this was not the dress she wore for her wedding…she had purchased two and decided to wear one on her wedding day and one for the TTD.  All in all they were a simply awesome couple who were down for anything.  BTW, we used nontoxic paint so as not to damage the natural surroundings and picked up every last piece of silly string.

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Light Up

Is it just me or did Christmas just zoom by!? The build up is always huge and I can’t believe it’s all over with now. As blog-land slowly wakes up after a much needed rest (not me..too much of a blogaholic I am…take two weeks off? Are you nuts?!) I’m still swooning over the many Crimbo-related submissions I’ve been receiving. Catie & Dave’s engagements stood out as soon as photographer Lisa sent them to me. Not only is Catie a huge fan of Rock n Roll Bride (she gets instant kudos and jumps the the front of the featuring queue for that one) but the couple’s shoot is nothing short of spectacular. The Christmas lights really bring the shots alive and how can I resist the fact that to propose, Dave got ‘Will you marry me?’ inked on his arm, thank God she said yes!

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Eclectic with Candlelight

I love this vintage fashion shoot so much! It has such a cool rustic, almost thrown-together feel with all those eclectic details… and who can resist all those candles? Isn’t the light they emit just fantastic? Photographer Katelyn explains:

What do you get when you put together 1 1/2 tables, 2 table-cloths, over 120 candles, 7 lanterns, 6 windows, some pretty awesome containers (jars), and some really cool books? an AWESOME outdoor photo shoot! I did a country vintage shoot that lasted through the day and into the night! It never got higher than 40 degrees but my model roughed it and did a great job.

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