Monthly Archives: October 2010
So you didn’t choose Captured Emotions as your wedding photographer. We understand. Some people have to learn things the hard way. But your wedding pictures have come in and they don’t do you justice. Just when you are kicking yourself for your poor choice, you find this blog and say to yourself, “That is exactly what I need. I want a re-do”!
Well, we can do that!
Maybe you eloped and now you are thinking some formal wedding photography would be nice to have around your house.
Well, we can do that too!
Alexis felt just this way about her wedding pictures. Her pictures did not reflect all the hard work and beauty of her wedding day. To put it in her own words “my pictures were cruddy”.
But rather than just grin and bear it, she found her way to Captured Emotions and we tried again. The pictures on this blog are just a few of the new pictures from her bridal session re-do. A special thanks to The Wedding Works of Endicott, NY for helping Alexis with her dress and veil. With their help, some new flowers, and a little hair and makeup she was all set to do some fabulous new portraits.
Your wedding day is one of the most exciting days of your life. As you prepare for the big day, here is some last minute advice.
1. Eat. Plan a set of light meals for your wedding day. Even though you may feel too nervous to eat or too busy to eat, having a lite amount of food will help you feel your best. By the time you get to your reception rolls around, don’t make the mistake of nibbling and then wandering to visit guests. You may find your excellent waitstaff clears your plates and shuts down the buffet before you get back to it. One bite of wedding cake all day will not sustain you!
2. Try to schedule some alone time for yourself on your wedding day. Take a bath, go out to coffee on your own, or find some other way to enjoy a moment alone, collect your thoughts, and be peaceful. It will help alleviate those pre-wedding jitters if you know this is a calm decision.
3. Assign a wedding coordinator or stage manager for your wedding rehearsal. I can’t stress this enough. On the day beforemy wedding I was bombarded with questions at the rehearsal that reay stressed me out. If I had found a coordinator and told them my plans then they could have ordered everyone around and I could have just prepared for the day. If you aren’t hiring a wedding planner, choose a friend or relative who is bossy, organized, and a good listener.
4. Flow with the changes. Things will not go as you planned. Sometimes they will be better than you hoped, sometimes not, but the details do not matter as much on your fiftieth wedding anniversary, so what is important is your marriage, not your planning.
5. Enjoy yourself. This will be one of the top days you remember for the rest of your life.
It seems to be the big trend these days, “going green” so we thought we would brainstorm some ways to make your wedding more earth friendly. Here’s what we came up with:
1. Use leaves collected in autumn as your “rice” substitute. Not only are they colorful, they are certainly biodegradable and add a touch of class to a fall wedding.
2. Instead of driving away in a limo – find a rickshaw, or take a bicycle built for two. We think this would be fabulous, as long as you don’t have far to go, and you change into your “going away” outfit. Poofy gowns and bicycles may not be a winning combination.
3. Make a unity candle holder out of recycled materials – like a log from your yard or some stones
4. Rather than cut flowers, consider having bouquets made from potted flowers that you can save and plant in your yard after the ceremony. Use potted trees, shrubs, and plants to decorate the church and reception site and use them all in your own landscaping. Why not keep them forever instead of just throwing them away?
5. Sew the garter from something you already own – a handkerchief, your mother’s wedding dress, your christening gown, etc.
Those are ideas we came up with. Leave us a comment and tell us if you have any more to add!
This past weekend we had the pleasure of photographing Stacie and Scott as they vowed to love each other as husband and wife. What beautiful fall colors they chose for their autumn wedding. Here’s a sneak peek of their pictures, but of course there will be more to come!
This is at the Owego Treadway Inn. Its truly gorgeous in autumn.
Congratulations Stacie and Scott! Thanks for including us in on your special day.