Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Nothing seems better than the beautiful, natural sunlight shinning down on your wedding day. The birds are chirping and there is a cool refreshing breeze comforting your guests. This of course would be the ideal environment for a wedding. However, weather isn't always ideal.
Spring and Summer are the busiest times of the year for weddings and with just cause. There are alot of outdoor weddings to soak up the mother nature, but there are some pros and cons to an outdoor wedding. We sill start with the pros.
1. Natural light is the best light.
Like I said before, the sun gives the best light (with exceptions) to a ceremony. Also, when you are hire your professional Photographer and Videographer, there is no dealing with the sometimes unforgiving flourescent lighting. Being outside also allows for more creative photos and video for your memories.
2. More affordable if not FREE!
Now I know free to a Bride is awesome! So with an outdoor wedding, they are typically free especially at a public space like a park or a nice backyard. Start searching the parks near you and see if they allow weddings to be held there. This way, it is a big, open space that can also accomadate more people than a closed in venue can.
3. More creative freedom.
When holding a wedding inside a venue, you may have limitations on decorating and DIY. When you have an outdoor wedding, the sky is the limit....litterally lol. You can decorate the chairs, even add little personal touches to make it that much more special.
Now, an outdoor wedding isn't without its flaws, and here a couple.
1. WEATHER WEATHER WEATHER
I know I'm not the only one who has looked at the weather for tomorrow and said oh wow, 72 with no chance of rain great! Then, the next day I'm soaking wet because out of nowhere a pop up shower occured while walking to my car. Yes, Mother Nature is very iffy. This shouldn't stop your plans however, you just have to plan properly. Make sure you account for every weather interference that could occur. Have umbrellas ready for the guests or a shade area if the sun decides to scorch the Earth lol. Also, there are other factors like wind that could really mess up sound for your Wedding Film. This can be helped with wind mics of course, but it is something to keep in mind.
2. Guests Discomfort
I've seen a few times where the guests and the Groom are starting to sweat, because you have to be realistic...weddings rarely start exactly on time. Check the weather in the morning and have your plan b handy (shaded areas, umbreallas) if it is too hot windy or rainy. Make sure there is something to keep the guests comfortable while they are waiting for you to walk down the aisle.
Outdoor weddings are lovely for sure, but you just have to weigh your pros and cons and see how it comes out for you. All the cons can be taken care of no problem, it simply requires a little planning. And let's be honest, there are pros and cons to an indoor wedding as well, so which is best for you?
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Coming up this week we’ll talk to Jose Byers about how to deal with the naysayers while chasing your dreams, so here's a quick sneak peek! We’ll have that and much more, so stay tuned!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
So there's this thing called the First Look becoming more and more popular, right? It is when the Bride and Groom actually see each other before the ceremony. GASP! That's right, there's a new wedding in town.
If you're trying to decide whether to actualy have a First Look or not, it really comes down to this, do what you and your fiance feel is best. Pretty simple right? But I have found 3 things you should know about the First Look but it is completely up to you!
Now Brides and Photographers actualy are agreeance with this one. It saves much time. This way, the Bride, Grom and Photographer have way more time to take beautifully, stunning photographs before the Ceremony. This is especially important in the winter months because by the time the Ceremony has ended, the light has diminished and we know that lighting is everything to a Photographer.
Now, of course this depends on how your wedding is scheduled, but the majority of weddings have the pictures taken during the cocktail hour. Well, If you take your pictures before the wedding, that whole cocktail can be used to meet the guests and actual get to snack on some food!
Well, from our reserach, the brides have spoken, it doesn't really change anything at all. Again, this is up to you and how much you love the tradition. I personally love the idea of the groom seeing her for the first time as she's walking down the aisle. I've done a few First Looks but mostly it's been traditional. From what I've seen with the First Look, the Bride and Groom were just as giddy as they were when the saw each other before. Also, with the traditonal way, the Groom was pretty much stunned by finally seeing his bride. Either way, if you see each other before the wedding, that doesn't mean you won't suddenly not be as excited as you are when you're walking down the aisle, you'll still love him that much.
I've heard Brides say that to opt for the First Look gives the Bride and Groom time alone that they won't have for the rest of the day. They are going to be surrounded by the Bridal Party and the guests and won't have a minute to think until that night. So, having that extra hour or two before the wedding gives them a breath of fresh air before the event takes place. They can talk, drink and enjoy each other's company. However, some Brides have said, regardless, when they are preparing to walk down that aisle, those butterflies are still there.
What do you think? It really depends on the couple and how they want to handle the day. I think either way is great, but I'm a sucker for tradition.