Why You Need a Wedding Rehearsal

I decided to write this post because I have reached a point in my career where I hear one particular thing from just about every bride or couple I work with; “Oh no I wasn’t planning on having a rehearsal, I don’t think we need that.”

Let me go ahead and stop all of you right there. Yes, you absolutely DO need a wedding rehearsal and no it is not just for the couple. Your wedding rehearsal is for your bridesmaids and groomsmen, your family members, and for your coordinator. Continue reading

My Fabulous Fall Wedding

I know it’s been quiet on the blog for a bit, but I promise I am back. 2015 was a whirlwind for me between working full-time as an office manager, coordinating weddings of my own, second shooting weddings with my awesome Raleigh photographer husband, and hosting my own ridiculously big wedding, the whole year went by in a flash.

I should begin this post by letting some of my newer readers know that Ryan (my husband) and I were engaged for three and a half years before getting married. While I certainly recommend starting your wedding planning at least one year in advance, because it makes securing vendors and venues easier, I will never suggest this long of an engagement to anyone. It gave me way too much time to think, and stress, and plan, and stress, and invite people, and oh did I say stress?

Despite the years of planning and stress, I managed to put together what I like to think of as THE Wedding of the year.  Ryan and I carefully selected some of the best Triangle area wedding vendors and it absolutely shows in the images and my memory of our wedding day. Everything was perfect. Continue reading