Opinions count, especially from your best friends. These people know you on your good days and your bad ones and they will gently let you know if you need a little more of this or a little less of that. Personally, I am always glad to see a beautifully subtle application of make up and a simple hairdo. There were some trends over the years that didn’t translate well to a wedding day… luckily, they were just trends. The last thing you want is to be unrecognizable to your true love as you come down the aisle.
Planning your own wedding? Come talk to me, I have some opinions, too. ;0)
Mixed metal wedding rings have been working their way into the mainstream for a couple of years and I am very happy to see it. For so long, rings and cakes were pretty predictable… to see them take off in many design directions makes this photographer happy. The Knot has an article about choosing your wedding rings and then I found this article about mixed metal jewelry… both are worth the read if you are about to start your shopping.
When I got to Hannah’s mother’s condo for the getting ready pictures, I started with the ring shots that she had requested… I did a few in a beautiful ceramic bowl but then I turned around and saw a great metal sculpture on the wall. No contest! Oddly enough, mixed metals were laced all through our Seattle engagement session last April. All of our locations had fabulous metal sculptures and walls to use as context for their portraits.
On a separate note, this was taken with a mix of camera bits… I recently bought the newest Panasonic mirrorless camera. With an adaptor, I am able to use my older Nikon macro… it was a treat to play at a different level last Saturday and I believe it is part of what keeps me fresh. ;0)
I sure would like to talk to you if you are planning a wedding… there is a lot to consider.
It’s been a long time since I felt like it was necessary to try the cake at every wedding. It used to be so I could accurately refer the bakeries… at least that was how I rationalized it. I wasn’t planning on having any of this cake but somewhere in the cutting of it, I heard that it was a pumpkin cake…. and that changes everything. ;0) Lamb’s Thriftway outdid themselves with this one. Hands down, one of the best I have ever tasted!
Angela and Ryan had a wedding that was relaxed and charming… a very nice change of pace from the more formal affairs. Take a page from their book… do the wedding your own way instead of worrying about the trends… it will fit you better.
Mariesa and Tyson had the most delightful take on the vintage thing that has been trending in our wedding world for the last couple of years. No mason jars or anything cliche in any way… the tables were decorated with old books and succulents laced with seashells and candles. The best part was the full-on participation of the crowd… lots of interesting clothes and some of the best music ever!