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The First Look Debate

The First Look Debate

In the excitement of wedding planning, deciding on whether to have a first look can be commonly swept under the rug. Couples are often superstitious about seeing their significant other before the ceremony. They want the element of surprise when they see their spouse-to-be for the first time walking down the aisle. Although holding tradition is important for many couples, there are many advantages to having a first look. Why to have a first look The primary reason I advocate for a first look is the principle of time. It gives the photographer more time to take photos rather than

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Vendor Spotlight – BTW Photography

Vendor Spotlight - BTW Photography

We had the tremendous opportunity to speak one on one with a Metro Detroit photographer, Brian Weitzel, owner of BTW Photography. For more information about BTW Photography and its services, please take a look at our Q&A session we had with Brian below. 1.)  Tell me about how you got into photography and how BTW Photography started? “I have always been interested in photography.  I have so many stories of how photography played a role in my youth: My earliest memories were of me sitting in the corner of my aunt’s house for hours at a time, looking through her stacks of

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Vendor Spotlight- Wedding Calligrapher Leah Moss

Vendor Spotlight- Wedding Calligrapher Leah Moss

Company: Leah E. Moss Website: www.leahemoss.com Social Media: @leahemoss Location: Home Studio in Birmingham MI (by appointment only) How did you get your start in the industry? I had dabbled in lettering and other art forms as a hobby since high school. In 2012, I started working as the executive assistant to the CEO of a venture capital firm – it was stressful. Calligraphy became my way to decompress after long days at work. Knowing it was relaxing to me, one of my close friends asked if I’d help address her wedding invitation envelopes. I said “of course,” but then

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Planning your Wedding Style and Color Scheme

Planning your Wedding Style and Color Scheme

Are you struggling to decide on your wedding style and color scheme?  Here are some things to consider while you are working on your wedding plans: 1.) Look for Inspiration If you do not know where to begin when choosing your wedding style and color schemes, we urge you to look for inspiration in your daily lives that relate most to you for your wedding style and color scheme. It may help to browse through the Internet or social media outlets to pin-point what you may envision your wedding to look like. By searching through these outlets, this may help you

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Amazon Prime Day for Wedding Planning

Amazon Prime Day for Wedding Planning

Well, it’s here!  Employers, don’t expect your employees to get much done today, everyone will be scouring Amazon for all of their great Amazon Prime Day deals!  Don’t forget your wedding planning while you’re searching for deals!  Here are some of our favorite wedding-related items we found, but don’t forget to check back throughout the day, and more is added every hour!     There’s something classic about a bride flipping through an actual PRINTED bridal magazine, and Martha Stewart Weddings is known to be one of the best!  Whether you’re just starting the planning, or wrapping up the final details, you can get

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Vendor Spotlight- Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Specialty Cakes

Vendor Spotlight- Zingerman's Bakehouse, Specialty Cakes

When it comes to wedding cakes the possibilities are nearly endless- if you can dream it, most likely there is someone who can make it. So how do you decide who will make your cake dreams come true? Two things we find extremely important in this process are quality and artistry. Zingerman’s Bakehouse strives to embody both of those qualities in each of their products. Read our interview with their marketing manager, Sara Whipple, to see exactly why they have such a well-earned reputation for consistently producing some of the best treats you can get your hands on!  How long

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Vendor Spotlight- The Wedding Shoppe

Vendor Spotlight- The Wedding Shoppe

  Arguably one of the most iconic hallmarks that will come to mind when one thinks of a wedding is the wedding dress. The search for the perfect dress can be intimidating, but going to the right place can help alleviate some of the stress associated with this seemingly daunting task. At The Wedding Shoppe you are in good hands, they will ensure a pleasant journey to find “the one.” Read our interview with Michelle McFarland of The Wedding Shoppe below to find out exactly how they go about doing so. How long have you been in the industry, and

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The Best Ceremony Songs

The Best Ceremony Songs

How to Decide the Perfect Playlist When trying to decide on music for your special day it’s hard to know where to begin. Often many will know what song they want for their first dance- they’ve imagined the moment and pictured it over and over again. They may even have in mind some good dance songs for their reception, but what about the ceremony? There are 2 main sets of music to consider- the processional and recessional, or making your entrance and your exit. This often proves slightly more challenging for many to decide. We’re here to give some ideas

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Vendor Spotlight – Two Penny Productions

Vendor Spotlight - Two Penny Productions

A videographer is essential to capturing the emotional components involved in your wedding day. We were given the opportunity to speak with Adam from Two Penny Productions, a Metro Detroit videographer. For more information about Two Penny Productions, please take a look at the Q&A session below. 1.)  Tell me about how you got into videography and how Two Penny Productions started? “Hyun and I (Adam) both got our start in Film/Videography at MPI (Motion Picture Institute of Michigan) 11 years ago.  We quickly became friends, and worked on each other’s thesis films.  We came up with the name “Two

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Finalizing your Guest List – Who Gets a Plus One

Finalizing your Guest List - Who Gets a Plus One

Finalizing your guest list can often be a bigger challenge than many couples anticipate.  Some questions you should consider when choosing this list of individuals are: how many people can your venue fit, how many people do you want in attendance, who gets a plus one, and how you may narrow down your list. This task may seem tedious at first, but we can assure you that it is easier than you think.  This list will help you conquer these questions to make the process fun and free of stress, as it should be! 1.) How many people can your

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