i’m thinking i should come up with a catchy “th” word to go with thursday that has something to do with what to wear…since lately i’ve been a little late for wednesday!! except all i can think of right this minute is “thirsty” and, well, that just doesn’t work. oh well…can’t complain too much about being busy, right!!
this week’s post by the fabulous stephanie reeder, of stephanie reeder photography, is near and dear to my heart ’cause it’s all about the wedding day details. two weeks ago, i wrote about using props during your photo shoot to make them more personal, special, and interesting. well, what is a wedding without DETAILS?? your wedding day is a day that will live in your heart forever. it is becoming increasingly popular to create a one-of-a-kind, just-for-you sort of day with custom anything you can imagine…the sky truly is the limit. everybody has shoes, everybody has jewelry, everybody has cake…YOUR day is made by having shoes that match the exact shade of your most favorite color…your great-grandmother’s pearl earrings…handmade sugar flowers that coordinate with the blooms in your bouquet. i often get asked by bride’s about the “rules” of the wedding day…and i giggle and say, “what rules??” about the only rule i can think of that you should absolutely follow is to write thank you cards in a timely manner. other than that, throw convention out the window and have FUN!! this is YOUR day…make it so.
stephanie says, “It’s your special day and you want to capture it all!! As a wedding photographer I am always looking for the smallest details and personalization. So ladies and well gents when it comes to planning your special day always remember the smallest detail is and will be captured. I love when a bride personalizes not only herself, but her groom, and bridesmaid as well. I am not about to tell a bride what to wear on her special day, but I thought it would be fun to discuss some great trends and alternatives for those who love to dream of all things beautiful!
Hair piece or veil?
A veil is a beautiful and traditional way to go and how stunning is a bride with a fingertip veil walking down the aisle? Some fun ways to be different and bring flare to your dress is glamorizing your style by adding a fun broach, bird cage veil, and/or soft feather to your hair.
Every girl dreams of her special day all dressed in white. Now it’s time to accessorize with jewels and gorgeous gems. I love when a bride has a special story behind her jewelry, such as a romantic trip to Mexico where she found the bluest of turquoise bracelets. By adding a story to your jewelry it adds depth and meaning to your wedding day photos. Something fun to remember is adding color to your dress through jewelry…it gives an extra detail some brides tend to overlook.
Remember comfort is important when picking out your shoes. Make sure to be aware of the ground you’ll be walking on. Golf courses and heels don’t always favor one another, neither do stilettos and cobble stone. After choosing your comfort think of personalizing your footwear with glam, fun colors, or the cutest of floral.
Choose your favorite flowers and style them together by adding a special touch with your mother’s broach, favorite trinket, or a butterfly that reminds you of someone special. Your flowers are what complete your look and why not keep the story going with the array of beautiful flowers which will be held in your hands and lead by your heart.
Bridesmaids make sure to always keep the bride at heart and ask her what she wishes for you to wear on her special day. With that being said, it’s always a fun idea to have a theme with accessories and shoes for your bridesmaids. I have even seen where brides get creative and make special flower wristlets for their bridal parties or have them walk down the aisle with different arrangements such as lanterns, crystal balls, and even lollipops to fit their candied theme.
Now ladies, I know we dream of how our dresses, shoes, and jewelry come together, but don’t forget the man in your life who will be meeting you at the end of the aisle. Color coordination is key and already probably a known, but don’t forget those small details we mentioned earlier. Cufflinks, handkerchiefs, socks, shoes, and ties are always a special and fun way to accessorize. Trends now are even suggesting the simplest of suits if your style permits!
Oh how the details could go on. I could seriously re-plan my wedding over and over again with details, but in the end, its those details I remember in my photographs. Your photographer is there to help capture your planning, your fairytale dreams, and love of your special day. Keep every detail personal to you and your fiance. Find a theme or even a story to tell through out your day. If you ever need some great inspiration, head on over to some of my favorite blogs. Happy Planning!