Blog2018-09-25T21:51:40-05:00

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Tips for hosting a private residence wedding

Have you always had a dream to get married at your family home or vacation home? It sounds perfect! If you are considering utilizing a residence as your wedding venue, look no further for tips on how to make your day incredible! It is important to understand that anywhere you want to get married can become a wedding venue -- but the proper planning can really elevate the space from acceptable for a wedding to downright amazing!   Seating and tables While some venues offer tables and chairs as [...]

Do’s and don’ts for including your dog in your wedding

So you want to include your fur-kid in your wedding? Fantastic!! It is becoming increasingly common to bring our furry friends with us everywhere, and even to let them be our ring-dog or flower-pup! We have had many weddings with a dog as an honored wedding party member (or just there for the getting ready festivities). Always check with your venue before you decide to include your pet, to make sure they are allowed. Your venue manager will let you know if there are any restrictions on where your [...]

Is a First Look right for you?

Considering doing a first look before your ceremony?  Tradition is to have that first glimpse of each other on the aisle when your eyes first meet, however, for the past several years, tradition is being tossed to the wayside in favor of a private, scripted first reveal known as the first look. Think of a first look as a mini-event in itself before the ceremony is to begin.  Kim Heath Photography What is a First Look?  A first look is when a couple plans to have a [...]

Planning for the guest experience

We send out a questionnaire to our couples asking what they liked and what they didn’t like about previous weddings they’ve attended. Why do we do this? Well, it helps us learn more about their priorities and what they have experienced from a guest perspective. This gives us SO much information about their style, and it also allows us to best craft a customized budget and timeline.  Photohouse Films The most common responses we see are “there was too much time before dinner, and we were starving!” [...]

Leave your wedding in style: Grand Exit Ideas

Looking for the perfect way to end your epic day? While you may be considering venue restrictions or just looking for a unique idea, we’ve put together some of the most popular and unique ways to say goodbye to your guests!  Sparklers What you should know: Sparklers burn at 1,800 - 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit Quality matters in sparklers. The cheaper ones will produce fiery chunks as they burn down and produce more smoke than necessary.  Regulations around sparklers can stem from the venue or the county depending on insurance, [...]

Wrapping Your Head Around Seating Assignments

“How do we let guests know where they’re sitting?” “We love the look of escort cards, but don’t want to assign seats, is that possible?” Sound familiar?  We understand. We get asked ALL THE TIME by our couples about how they should do their seating assignments. I mean, let’s face it, by the time you are thinking about the seating assignments, it’s late in the game, and almost everything else is planned. This task can sound time-consuming! We’re going to break down a few things to think about when [...]