On a wedding day, the people are the most significant part of it all. The two lovers, the family giving them away, and the people gathered around in support are all so important. They are the reason for the celebration and the cheerleaders of love. It is my job to capture the moments of this precious event for everyone to relive again and again. Beyond the candid and organic moments, the portraits and formalities, there is another special piece I document carefully. These are the purposefully selected details of your day.
As you know, there is so much planning that goes into a wedding. It can be overwhelming and challenging to make decisions because of the weight of the importance of the day. A way to simplify your options would be to choose what is most meaningful to you. Do you have lace from a family member’s dress you could wrap around your bouquet? Do you have photos of your loved ones who have passed away that you could pin inside your suit to have them next to your heart as you make your vows? Are there any pieces of family jewelry that carry joyful and happy memories? Spend time asking yourself questions like these to give you some guidance. Fill your day with this kind of significance and you can’t go wrong!
Though looking at Pinterest for inspiration is a great idea, I’d like to propose that you let your family/friends and relationship be what inspires you first! If you need a bit more help and direction after that, then search for inspo by all means! I suggest this not only because it helps make your day that much more personal, but it can also help to drown out the extra noise. Don’t worry about finding the latest floral trends, the color of the year, or whatever dress style was seen at the royal wedding. Those can all distract you from creating the authentic wedding you deserve.
When choosing the small details, make them the most personal of all. Let them be sweet and meaningful. You may consider including your written vows, your rings, a family heirloom like a piece of jewelry or handkerchief, or a small stitch or cut of fabric with some significance sewn on the inside of your dress or suit. I will take special care to document them as the important pieces of your day that they are. We have all heard of “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. This is a classic tool to help you get creative and thoughtful with your choices!
In addition to the tangible items of the day, there are optional moments that you can consider as extra details you can include to customize your wedding specifically for your relationship! Think about whether a first look is right for the two of you or if you want the traditional first look to be at the aisle. There are also other options like praying together before your ceremony where you can choose to remain out of sight but take comfort in holding hands and calming any nerves just by spend those moments together. Your grand entrance to the ceremony and special dances at the reception are other examples of meaningful moments you can tailor to your celebration.
Ultimately, it is YOUR day! Let it be a reflection of you and your love. In every detail you choose, may there be a small piece of you that brings all the happy feels. You know what is important to you and that shouldn’t be dictated by bridal magazines or trendsetters. Above all, the light of your love shines brighter than any of that could even begin to try! Share with me what important details you choose for your day, each and every one. Cross my heart, I will take special care to document them for you just as intentionally as I will the entire best day of your life!
Til next time, cheers!