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A bride is escorted by her Dad and StepDad down the aisle at her wedding.

Honoring Dad at Your Wedding

Put a Spin on Tradition

Tradition dictates that Fathers walk their daughters down the wedding aisle.

However, there are so many other ways for Dads to participate.

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A bed filled with many pillows beckons you to sleep.

Beating Bridal Insomnia

How to Get Your Z’s Before a Big Event

Ahhh…sleep. Like most people, I covet every minute I get.

And when a big event comes along, I’m all pins and needles with excitement. My brain kicks in on overdrive and before I know it, two hours pass by, and I start to stress about not sleeping.

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DIY Wedding Flowers and Decoration

DIY Wedding Tips

Anne’s Friday Five – Your DIY Wedding

Working with a tight budget? Love doing things yourself? Feeling crafty? Do you and the word ‘organized’ show up in the dictionary together?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to consider a DIY wedding.

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Rocking The First Dance

Anne’s Friday Five – It’s About Dancing

While only a few minutes long, you will remember the first dance of your wedding for years to come.

After all, it’s the first joint endeavor between you and your partner following your wedding vows. 

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A large stained glass window at a cathedral.

Church Weddings

What to Know About Churches and Places of Worship

With the popularity of outdoor weddings, I frequently find myself photographing in the greater outdoors more often than inside a building for church weddings.

However, this last week, I made a site visit to a Lutheran church in anticipation for an upcoming summer wedding.

The opportunity to meet the officiant and the couple and talk through the policies (no flash and restricted areas around the altar) helped us better define our vision for the day and keep things in a reverent mode.

If you’re planning on a traditional church wedding, here are a few things you need to ask about and know.

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Find Your Something Borrowed

Anne’s Friday Five – It’s All About Something Borrowed

There’s no shortage of traditions and customs when it comes to weddings. One of the most popular Victorian traditions for the bride comes to mind: “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.”

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