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10 Unity Ceremony Ideas The unity part of the wedding ceremony represents two individuals becoming one. For Musa and I, it was such a special time to pause in our ceremony and really reflect on the commitment we were making to one another. What used to be a traditional ritual of lighting candles has now evolved into […]

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Tips For A Successful Marriage My grandmother, Catherine, was born in Ireland and raised in Scotland. She was barely five feet and had a thick Scottish burr. Her sense of humor was dry, and she often conveyed a great deal of wisdom in a one line delivery or a short poem. I remember my older sister […]

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    Alright people, listen up! I have been doing my wedding research and I have found nineteen trends from 2018 that are going to be rung out in the New Year! They did us proud but for the 2019 wedding season, I say hasta luego baby to them all! First Looks. I know. Can you […]

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Rain Is Good Luck, Right?   Rain. One of the most feared possibilities to happen on a wedding day. We do all the wedding planning and paint a picture a perfect day in our minds. Our perfect picture, of course, includes the sunshine. However, rain isn’t always a bad thing! Actually, some would say it’s […]

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The #1 Thing To Do On Your Wedding Day   “Now, at last, they were beginning Chapter One of the great story no one on earth has ever read, which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.” – C.S. Lewis   For the Bride-to-be, You plan your wedding for […]

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From Saving The Date & Saying “I Do” One of the first things you will do once you are engaged is book a wedding venue! This is the first step to the wedding planning process (view a helpful wedding planning timeline HERE) and sets the stage for your wedding. There may be some brides who […]

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The Pieces Of Your Love Legacy “Details create the bigger picture” The first thing that I photograph on a wedding day is all of your wedding details. I give my brides one piece of homework for their entire wedding and what I call, wedding day homework. In your wedding day homework, I have you collect all […]

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Tips For The DIY Bride You are planning your wedding and it’s time to think about florals. Equipped with your wedding planner, your Pinterest board, and yes, your budget, you begin the process of selecting the flowers. The reality sets in rather quickly when quotes start rolling in and you realize those Pinterest ideas come […]

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3 Reasons To Have A First Look It used to be a superstition to not see your groom before you walk down the aisle. This long-held tradition actually dates back to when arranged marriages were popular. It was thought that if the groom saw his arranged bride before the ceremony, and didn’t like her, he would call […]

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Paw-fect Tips for Including Your Pet At Your Wedding! You are getting married! And there is one particular darling in your life at the top of your list to attend, your dog.  Most likely your fur baby was a part of your engagement, perhaps playing a pivotal role in the proposal or holding up a […]

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From Scratch Cupcakes Wedding Cakes & Baked Goods Riley Harris is the owner and founder of From Scratch Cupcakes. She began the business in 2012 as a 13-year-old out of her parent’s kitchen. While starting in cupcakes, From Scratch has grown to offer a wider assortment of products such as wedding cakes, brownies, and specialty […]

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Researching a Bridal Topic the Classic Way Call me a traditionalist, but I prefer paper books over the e-books. Don’t get me wrong; I love the convenience of my iPad allowing me to have any text instantaneously. But as a writer, I miss the sensory experience a paper book offers which the Kindle lacks. I miss the […]

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