Diane + Mike Photography
My first solo Q&A livestream kicks off today at 4pm GMT. For about an hour, I’ll be answering as many questions as I can squeeze in. So grab yourself a cuppa and let’s have some fun!
Have a wedding planning drama you need help with? Want some wedding venue recommendations? Wondering what make up I use? I am an open book, and completely at your disposal!
Click play to tune in below, and feel free to submit any questions via this link by hitting that Q&A button!
There’s a mini golf course on Panama City Beach, Florida, unlike all others… it’s full of dinosaurs! Shelly and David wanted somewhere unique to shoot their engagement photos and this was the perfect place. A little bit unusual but totally beautiful to boot!
“They both are super out-going and full of personality”, wrote their photographer Autumn. “So the two combined were a perfect match. I really wanted to portray them as a couple, hone in on their relationship, emotions, and love for one another. For once, I didn’t do much stylizing for this shoot, because the location was already enough, I just had to get them there and in front of the camera. I was very excited about this shoot plus, they knew all these secret spots at the golf course for getting the best photos!”
Danny and Maya were married at Cedar Bend Events, just 25 minutes outside of Austin. They chose their venue because they wanted an outdoor wedding and this place was beautiful! “We both really wanted the wedding to be outdoors and to embody the relaxing feel of a backyard barbecue”, wrote the groom. “Our original plan was actually to have a family barbecue style event and handle all of the food/catering as a family, but that proved too difficult logistically, so we opted for a wedding venue that could provide the same relaxed feeling.”
“Throughout the planning process, we consciously chose to ignore any rules that were inconvenient or contradicted our values”, he continued. “For example, when it came time to decide on a dessert, we opted for catering from Amy’s Ice Creams instead of expensive wedding cake(s). When we were choosing friends for our wedding party, we disregarded the traditional gender guidelines, because some of my best friends are women. It felt inappropriate for my BFFs to stand with Maya just because they are women, and Maya felt the same way about her male BFFs. It took a little extra work to color-coordinate everyone, but it ended up looking great!”
It’s all too easy to forget about our furry little friends on your big day. I’m going on record and saying your dog needs to be there. And if you’re working to a strict headcount, just uninvite that weird aunt you never actually visit.
Here’s why you shouldn’t leave those poor little guys at home:
1. He’ll be really sad without you
Source: An Orchard Elopement
2. He’s already sorted his outfit
Source: Thrifty Maine Cornfield Wedding
I was so excited to speak at Cosmopolitan’s Superblogger’s Masterclass on Monday, especially as Gareth and Lisa were coming along too. It’s so much more fun when you rock up with an entourage! I jest of course, but Lisa did bring her camera with her and before jumping onto the stage we had a play with coloured gels and in-camera double exposures.
Aren’t these so fun?
The event was amazing. The 200 strong audience were friendly and excitable, and any nerves I had went away as soon as I saw their happy, beaming faces in front of me. I even managed to get a few laughs which in my book means a job well done! Meeting so many of them afterwards and hearing about their plans and ideas is so inspiring !
It was such a fun way to spend a Monday evening. You can read a little more about what went on over at Cosmo’s blog.
In other news, don’t forget about my first (eeek!) solo livestream which I’m doing on Sunday afternoon! From 4pm GMT I’ll be tackling as many wedding planning questions as possible. Be sure to RSVP to the event beforehand and if you want you can submit your questions ahead of time too. Just hit the Q&A button.
I (nervously) can’t wait!
Weddings & Weddingy Things
♥ Handcrafted wedding in Singapore
♥ Colourful Malibu ranch wedding
♥ BHLDN’s Fall 2014 dresses are glorious
♥ DIY canvas and wood bouquet
♥ This sequinned wedding gown by Eileen Kirby is so beautiful!
Bek Grace Photography
Kristin and Eric were married on 28th December and so they wanted their wedding to have a festive, gilded vibe. They day was held at 1927 Events, a historic space in Seattle. “The time of year really guided our choices”, wrote the bride. “We always wanted a wedding close to the holidays, so we really went for a romantic cocktail and dinner party vibe rather than a wedding. We wanted it to feel really informal instead of the traditional agenda burdened wedding.”
“I’ve had several people tell me how connected they felt to Eric and me that night and that they weren’t just audience members watching from afar”, she continued. “That made me feel like our wedding was so special. In fact my favorite thing about our wedding was how much me and Eric just felt like hosts of a great party celebrating our marriage. We wanted to create a party for people and not a formal gathering. We cherished all our guests and wanted them all to feel important, and also have an amazing time. ”