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Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas

When it comes to finding ways to have a more eco-friendly wedding, the options really are endless, so feel free to get creative! I've compiled this list of ideas to help you get started and inspire you to think about ways you can be more environmentally conscious while planning your big day. Keep in mind that everyone is at a different place when it comes to making more eco-friendly choices, so some of these ideas might not suit your needs. The fact that you’re here reading this post...

2020 Shoutout Interview with Voyage LA

Three years ago I had the privilege of sharing my small business story with Voyage LA. During that interview, we discussed how I got started in photography and some of the challenges along the way. Despite feeling a bit awkward talking about myself in such detail, I was honored to be included in their series! Imagine my surprise when their team reached out to me again this year for a second interview! This time we talked all about risk-taking in a creative business, sources of support and inspiration, and...

3 Really Good Reasons to Get a Professional Wedding Album

3 Really Good Reasons to Get a Professional Wedding Album

As you’re figuring out all the details, logistics, and cost of your wedding day, you might be questioning if a wedding album is really necessary for this day and age. Maybe you’re thinking: “We’re going to have all the digitals! Why should we spend extra money on a book? Can’t I just make a cheap one online?” Before you decide, let's explore 3 really good reasons to get a professionally made wedding album. The technology of a book doesn’t expire As much as we love our digital formats, they’re ever-changing. Remember the...

Free Printable Bridesmaid Gift Tags from Zola

Printable Bridesmaid Gift Tags

It’s a tough time for brides right now as weddings and pre-ceremony celebrations get postponed. While typical wedding planning tasks such as taste testing and venue tours have come to a standstill, there are some wedding tasks you can knock out while practicing safe social distancing! Now more than ever it’s important to tell friends and family how much you appreciate their support. Get ahead of your bridal tasks with this easy and free craft! The wedding experts over at Zola have created these printable bridesmaid gift tags to let...

Wedding Planning 101: Where to Start

Wedding Planning 101: Where to Start

Now that a little time has passed since you said "YES!" you might be thinking that it's time to get started on the actual wedding planning! Congratulations! You're about to start one of the most exciting parts of the process. It's not uncommon that you might also be at the point where you're realizing that this exciting process can also be quite overwhelming. Not sure where to start? Don't worry, I've got you! Let's talk about 7 things you can do to get your wedding planning off on...

Double exposure of Barbie and Ken with flames

Creative Quarantine Photo Shoot: Barbie and Ken Engagement Photos

Like most everyone in Southern California, I've been sheltered in place for the past couple of months as a precaution against the COVID-19 outbreak. In the meantime I've still been working behind the scenes assisting clients, working on business-related tasks, and catching up on some learning opportunities. While I don't mind having a little pause to catch up on those things, I really started to miss doing the thing I love most- taking photos! I started seeing a lot of my fellow photographers online come up with all sorts...

Confessions of a Wedding Planner – 3 Things We Wish All Couples Knew | P.S. & Associates Event Planning

It's time for more awesome wedding pro insight from one of our vendor friends! Today I'm proud to introduce the P.S. & Associates Event Planning team based out of Pasadena, CA. These lovely ladies offer a luxury event and wedding planning service throughout California. Today, they're sharing 3 things they wish all couples knew as they plan their big day. Without further ado, take it away ladies...

Bridesmaid Gift ideas

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Whether you’re about to pop the question to your bridesmaids or you’re coming up on the big day it’s always nice to show appreciation for your best girlfriends! The options for bridesmaid gifts are endless and you might find yourself a little lost for where to start. To help, I’ve compiled a few suggestions on what to give as bridesmaid gifts. If your budget allows, I’d definitely recommend combining a couple of these options to give your bridesmaids a more personalized gift that’s both thoughtful and practical. Of course,...

Step-by-step timeline for custom wedding invitation design

Step-by-Step Timeline for When to Order Custom Wedding Invitations | Amira Design

I've been loving the guest posts around here lately and I'm very excited to share another one with you today! Custom wedding invitations are a beautiful, thoughtful way to set the tone for your wedding long before the big day even arrives. Since custom wedding invitations are a work of art, and also need to arrive at a certain time, you need to be organized in how you approach this part of your wedding planning. Marlene Yon, the owner & designer behind Amira Design offered to share her expertise...