Lighting has one of the biggest decorative impacts on your wedding day because it creates an enchanting scenery; stands out details, produces romantic ambience, gets the attention of your guests and can surprise with its striking effects.
You can play with your creativity and personality – and the right lighting ideas can transform a location into something magical.
1. You can bright up your wedding by using vintage containers and lanternsof different shapes, colors, design. Those are a great way to accessorize your ceremony – suspended from trees or ceilings they do create a chic atmosphere.
3. Drawing on walls/floors using different illumination methods has been proved having an elegant and creative touch.
Today’s techniques in lighting allow you to create multiple effects – turning any surface into a canvas for your vision. Falling stars, realistic fire, moving water reflex, falling snow, moving hearts and other suggestive dynamic effects are just some of the options available.
Last – Remember that lighting communicates directly with feeling of your guests, its therefore important to keep it as top priority when planning your big day.
“We don’t close our eyes to the Universe and then complain: ‘It’s dark.’ We keep our eyes wide open, knowing that the light could lead us to do undreamed-of things. That is all part of love.” P. Coelho
Choosing the right photographer is always a very difficult task. There are so many options out there, which one is the best for you? Here are some very useful considerations from our friend and talented Denver photographer, Selah.
“Have you ever walked in to a home and noticed that 16 x 20 on the wall which highlights the most significant day of the couples’ lives? You know, the one featuring big bangs, white suits, mustaches and long white puffy sleeves? Everyone who sees it is slightly embarrassed for them. Years goes by and the epic photograph full of significance slowly creeps its way into the back corner of the guest bedroom.
Are you an artistic trend-seeker yet aware of the dating effects of spot color, fish eye lenses and over-saturation? As time goes by one of two things can happen: The Persian kiss-like images only increase in value and the quality and intent behind the imagery allows for the photograph to remind you of the goodness of time. On the other spectrum, the trendy spot-colored cookie-cutter creativity is one that quickly dates. The modern becomes old and the fresh becomes disingenuous. How do you define the difference?
Fine art wedding photography is a fairly elite and unique service within the wedding photography industry. It can be defined as the kind of art you would hang on your wall even if you aren’t the bride and the groom. It reflects reality, something we can connect to while holding hands with dynamic and high-quality imagery. “I never would have seen that,” you may think upon observing that photograph.
When investing in your wedding photographer–look for an artist. Someone whose perception and vision is committed to creating a meaningful heirloom, rather than a picture showing what you looked like on that day. Search for that photographer who has the ability to create artwork that increases in value over time rather than causing you to close the drawer on your visual memories.”
So…the trick is picking a photographer whose shots will become pieces of art!!! Start searching..
Here is a post to inspire the Gentlemen on our site. After spending hours on YouTube, I found this video of a Movie Trailer a man made for his girlfriend to propose. On their second date he said ‘they were going to make the movies Jealous.’ I think he did a fine job of that. His proposal was sincere, and it related to the couple and their relationship, which is why it made for ‘Their’ perfect proposal.
Have you ever gone to a wedding, a bridal shower, an engagement party, bought the Bride and Groom a gift that you thought they would really enjoy, and weeks then months go by without a thankyou card? You begin to ponder did they even recieve the gift? Maybe they didn’t like it? In some cases a year later a thankyou card shows up in the mail. You should be happy that the Bride and Groom have been using your gift religiously, but instead your left with this awkward feeling.
Here is some tips on Thankyou Cards:
A thankyou card is best to be sent between 1-3 weeks of recieving a gift. Some have said that Princess Diana wrote her thankyou cards every night before bed.
Writing the Card:
1. Address the giver personally
2. Acknowledge the gift and gratitude for it
3. Express how you will use the gift
4. Thank the giver again
5. Kind Regards
It is now quite popular for a bride and groom to send a picture out of their wedding as a thankyou card, so for personal cards like those, it is acceptable to send a thankyou card out 1-3 months after received.
The other day I was holding a call with one of my clients. While talking with them about planning, answering queries and posing questions, a sense of fulfillment overwhelmed me.
Later in the day I couldn’t stop thinking about the first day I met those clients and how many things have changed since then.
We met at first, in a bar, in a rainy grey London day. It was cold, and it was winter, last winter to be exact.
We met, we talked and I could see in their eyes and in the tone of their voice, a form of surveillance, at first impression. The unknown wedding designer who was there telling them everything about weddings.
They were studying me; they wanted to know, as normally it stands, everything about Chicweddings, figures, details, plans, budgets, colours, ideas…you name it, they asked it.
She wasn’t really relaxed, he was more open….many months have passed since the day they first asked for a meeting, and now I can see how confident they feel with our service.
Well, what I love the most about this job is the trust you can gain from your clients. How the relationship changes with time, the level of trust one client puts in your hands and the level of service you want to provide them. With these clients, I just want to make them happy!
And during our last call, she was laughing and smiling, we were openly discussing what was the best idea for this or that topic. I love the relationship you build during the preparation of a wedding and how pleasant the unknown service of a wedding planner can become. We end up being a familiar face, and we feel so comfortable sometimes with our clients that weekend’s-just-woken-up-faces don’t matter.
I love to see the light in her eyes just because she trusts the expertise you are commited to offer. The influence your knowledge may have on their day, the fact that you can address their concerns better than their instinct.