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Should you feed your wedding vendors?

The main reason I decided to write this blog post is because of a recent wedding we were the photographers and videographers for.  We have never been at a wedding and had an issue with our meal until this one.  Their catering director did not offer us a meal until almost right before the bouquet toss.  This was not at all the time when we could or should have our atttention anywhere else other than the celebration.  After checking out some wedding forums to see if this topic had been…


Added by Toni Nelson on June 11, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Wedding Videography

Here's another reason why wedding videography is so important.  This bride would have never seen what happened ahead of her.  She may have heard the laughing from her guests but didn't know why.  See how this flower girl stole the show.

Video enables you to see, hear and relive moments you never even knew happened!

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Added by Toni Nelson on May 2, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments

To toss or not to toss the wedding bouquet

It never ceases to amaze me how the various wedding traditions started.  It’s funny that these traditions are still followed and yet no one really knows why.  Let’s take for example the bride tossing her bouquet.

Can you imagine getting married and people trying to tear pieces of your dress off because they want good luck.?  In the 14thcentury that’s what happened.  People thought that at least having a piece of the…


Added by Toni Nelson on April 15, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments

How to choose a wedding cake

I don't know about you but I love watching Ace of Cakes.  Duff and his crew are amazing.  It's no wonder that when looking for a wedding cake we'd love a creation like his.  Since Duff and his staff won't be coming to your wedding  what can you do if you want a unique cake?  A cake that reflects your personality?  First you need to do your research.  There are 4 factors you need to take into consideration when looking for a wedding cake.

1) Know your budget.  This is very…


Added by Toni Nelson on March 31, 2012 at 5:49am — No Comments

5 Tips for creating a personal wedding website.

How do you keep your sanity when planning your wedding?  The phone rings all the time with friends and family wanting to know how the wedding planning is going.  Just when you think you have a little time to yourself you are surrounded by everyone asking questions like “How’s it going?”  “What are your wedding colors?”  “How many bridesmaids are you having?”  The list goes on and on.  Understandably everyone is happy for you and wants to feel special and informed.  How can you accomplish…


Added by Toni Nelson on March 23, 2012 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Orange juice helps in wedding planning.

What does orange juice have to do with planning your wedding?  More than you think.There are many reasons people drink orange juice.  Here are some of the health benefits.  It helps improve your immune system.  A glass of juice is equal to 5 fruit servings.  That’s amazing when you think about it.  Orange juice has high levels of magnesium and potassium.  That being said drinking a glass will help to attain lower…


Added by Toni Nelson on March 15, 2012 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Wedding Centerpiece Trends Part One

By now I'm sure you realize how important flowers are to your wedding.  When talking about wedding centerpieces probably the first thing that pops into your head is flowers.  Thinking back on past weddings what do you remember seeing as centerpieces for the tables?  More than likely it was a flower arrangement.

Maybe what you are thinking about is something like this photo.  Of course your budget will have a lot to do with your choice of floral centerpiece's.  Remember different have…


Added by Toni Nelson on March 10, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

No doubt you've watched "Say Yes to The Dress".  I often cringe when I see a bride bring in a bizallion people to help her decide.  What usually happens?  The bride gets confused and it winds up making the decision as to what dress to where that much harder.  The topic of this quick video I put together for you is "who to take dress shopping".…


Added by Toni Nelson on March 2, 2012 at 8:31am — No Comments

Sarasota Engagement photographer - Sarasota Bayfront Marina

We had such an awesome time this past weekend with our couple Christina and Jason.  The weather in Sarasota fl was absolutely perfect.  The SarasotaBayfront Marina ( next to Marina Jack's) was a great backdrop for this engagement session.  It was so gorgeous we decided to walk into town to continue the session.  That night Christina e-mailed me and said they had a blast!  So did we.  Last year we decided to add video to our wedding services and we couldn't be happier with the results.  In…


Added by Toni Nelson on February 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Vinoy Hotel St Petersburg, Fl

This past weekend we met a wonderful couple about being the photographers and videographers for their upcoming wedding.  While we were there we took a few photographs and took a little video to give you a taste of what the Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fl would be like to have your wedding.  There are so many backdrops to choose from to have your wedding photographs taken.  I also loved the fact that there is a park across the cobble stoned street where you can also go to have wedding…


Added by Toni Nelson on February 14, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Wedding Bouquets

There's no doubt that wedding bouquets are one of the most photographed details from a wedding.  It's important that you choose high quality flowers.  What does that mean?  There have been times when we have zoomed in to take a photograph of a brides bouquet only to see wilting flowers or flowers with brown all around the edges.  That's not what you want for your wedding day.  You want a bouquet that will photograph beautifully…


Added by Toni Nelson on February 5, 2012 at 7:55am — 1 Comment

Tips for brides attending a bridal show.

Added by Toni Nelson on February 3, 2012 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Why have an engagement session.

We just launched our radio show sharing information and inspiration for our brides.  In our launch episode we'll discuss why you need an engagement session.  You'll find it interesting!  There is a brief commercial in the beginning before the show begins. Let me know what you think!…


Added by Toni Nelson on November 9, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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