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A while back I went with her to a wedding to act as her second shooter. As I was unloading the cameras, she came over to me and whispered, “Don’t tell them you are a florist!” Why? Because there was a major floral disaster happening in the kitchen of the bride’s home and my friend did not want to lose her second shooter if they enlisted me to help fix the problems. Continue reading
Recently I was asked by a bride to describe my favorite wedding. I thought of all the Northern California weddings I have designed flowers for over the years and I realized my favorite weddings had a sense of community and trust between the bridal couple and their hired wedding professionals. As a team the bride, groom and the professionals worked together to make a memorable event happen. Big or small budget didn’t really matter. It was the feeling of teamwork and trust that made the planning process and wedding day a joy. Continue reading
The wedding world has an unique, and sometimes, confusing language. If I told you, “I think your overlays would look amazing with the up-lighting especially if you add the gobo in the shape of moon-lit branches.” You might think I had started speaking in tongues. To eliminate some of the confusion I present the first in many posts on “Wedding Terminology and Definitions”. Today we are focusing on Floral and Decor. Please let me know if there is a term you have heard that I have missed. Continue reading
Paying attention to some not so obvious details when booking your wedding venue (for the purpose of this article I am lumping the venue and catering together) can save you a world of worry and stress during the planning process and help you have a smooth sailing wedding day. A few of these points have risen from real life situations I have observed- the names and places have been changed to protect the innocent. And by the innocent I mean me! Continue reading
Jessica Moore’s, of Stout Photography in Roseville, Ca, engagement sessions made my mouse finger stop its’ clicking right in its’ tracks. After looking through the images I felt I knew each and every couple personally. Jessica captures her subject’s personalities and their love for each other so clearly! She was kind enough to answer my engagement session questions with insight and lots and lots of advice. Continue reading
Quickies- Northern California Wedding Photography Advice Continue reading
Judy tackles a controversial wedding venue subject. Continue reading
The question “What are the most common complaints voiced by wedding guests?” floated through my pretty little head and I knew Lora Ward of A Day to Remember in Sacramento, Ca would be just the wedding maven to answer my burning question. Answer it she did! Not only did she give me a list of 12 of the most common complaints of wedding guests, not from the guests at any of her weddings, mind you, but she handily gives us solutions to said problems. Lora has been planning weddings her entire life (just kidding…sort of) so her advice is pure gold. Take it away LW! Continue reading