28

Jul

2021

First Dance Songs To Avoid On Your Wedding Day

First dance songs! For some an obvious choice, you may have a song that has been ‘your song’ since the beginning of your relationship. For others, you may be struggling to find that perfect first dance song. Today instead of giving you ideas for the perfect first dance songs, we will be telling which songs NOT to let your wedding DJ play.
Only you can choose which songs strike heartfelt chords and which songs fall flat. Your wedding DJ should work with you to decide which ones fit you best. After reading this, you should feel a little more confident in your decision of which songs to avoid!

8 First Dance Songs To Avoid On Your Wedding Day

First Dance Songs To Avoid On Your Wedding Day

Photo by Marta Ilardo Photography – full shoot here

Every Breath You Take by the Police

Nicknamed the stalker song, it’s probably best to stay away from this one. At first, the song may seem endearing. The lyrics themselves call to mind a chivalrous knight of a man, going to the ends of the earth for his lover.
However, look a little closer and it gets scary, especially when that creepy pink panther part kicks in during the middle of the song. “I’ll be watching you” starts to take a turn for the worst after you imagine Sting lurking around, leering at some poor, innocent lady. You don’t want to start your marriage with that image in mind.

I Will Always Love You

“I Will Always Love You,” is a beautiful song, but it’s about a breakup, a heartbreaking break-up at that. She talks about bittersweet memories their love not being right for each other. Spoiler: the couple in the song didn’t get married and they probably wound up falling in love with someone else, so it’s not the greatest idea to use as one of your wedding songs.

First Dance Songs To Avoid On Your Wedding Day

Photo by JustJess Photography – full wedding here

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28

Jul

2021

Sunrise Ceremonies, Camel Rides and Hot Air Balloons – An Intimate Elopement in Turkey

Happy Wednesday everyone and how are you all? I am super happy as I am now allowed out of the house! Yesterday was ‘Freedom Day’ in our household! Dexter and I met up with friends and went on a bike ride and a bit of a walk. It was so good to get out of the house! Today we are off for lunch and the cinema. So back to the blog and I have a stunning styled shoot to share with you. The shoot took place on 22nd October 2020 at Cappadocia, Central Anatolia in Turkey. It’s totally stunning and really shows off the local scenery. The backdrop of hot air balloons is breathtaking for the couples sunrise ceremony and their camel ride later on in the day really sets the tone for the whole shoot. Emma Jane Photography has really pulled this location shoot out of the bag, I know you are going to love it.

Sunrise Ceremonies, Camel Rides and Hot Air Balloons - An Intimate Elopement in Turkey Sunrise Ceremonies, Camel Rides and Hot Air Balloons - An Intimate Elopement in Turkey Sunrise Ceremonies, Camel Rides and Hot Air Balloons - An Intimate Elopement in Turkey

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27

Jul

2021

Ask The Experts: How to Make Wedding Dress Shopping Easy and Stress-Free

Most likely, for the majority of your life, you’ve dreamt about your wedding day. What it will look like, where it will be, and most importantly, the kind of wedding dress you’ll be wearing. Since being that little kid full of wonder, there’s a chance your style preferences have changed, especially when it comes to wedding dresses. Wedding dress shopping is typically known as a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be for you. It can be simple, fun, and easy! We are here to tell you exactly how to approach wedding dress shopping for a stress-free and fun experience that will be well worth the wait.

How to Make Wedding Dress Shopping Easy and Stress-Free

 

Ask The Experts: How to Make Wedding Dress Shopping Easy and Stress-Free

Photo by Lynn Shapiro Photography – full shoot here 

Where To Begin

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Take a moment and soak it all in before jumping in too deep and too fast. However, you also don’t want to take too long. The year 2022 is expected to be one of the busiest years for weddings due to covid cancelations and new engagements. So take some time to gather yourself, but not too much. Once you’ve let the engagement excitement settle in, you’re ready to begin thinking about your wedding dress and planning. Let’s look at some tips and steps on where to start officially.

Ask The Experts: How to Make Wedding Dress Shopping Easy and Stress-Free

Photo by Gabriel Conover Photography – full wedding here

Decide on Your Wedding Style

One of the first steps you need to take is deciding your overall wedding theme. Are you going for traditional, boho, beachy, etc.? The style is crucial because you don’t want to jump into wedding dress shopping and choose the wrong kind. For example, you go wedding dress shopping first and fall in love with a ball gown dress but end up having it at a beach where it will be 90 degrees that day. Now, you’re stuck with a dress you may not be able to return, out of money, and stressed about finding a new one. So always decide what your overall wedding theme will be and go from there.

Ask The Experts: How to Make Wedding Dress Shopping Easy and Stress-Free

Photo by Moon Weddings – full shoot here

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26

Jul

2021

Chynna and Sterling’s ‘Modern Boho’ Private Island Florida Wedding All Planned in 4 Weeks  

Happy Monday everyone and how are you all? How was your weekend? You will be pleased to know this is my last day in isolation, so I can stop banging on about it after today. I have to say I am READY to leave the house and get some fresh air and some exercise! It’s been a looooooong 10 days. I am out and about with Dexter for the rest of the week and I cannot wait to get in the car and take him out for some fun days out. So on with today’s wedding and it’s a real beauty of a wedding. Chynna and Sterling were married on 31st July 2020 at Sea Oats Luxury Estate Captiva, Florida. Their original plans got ruined by Covid, so they decided to just crack on and get married regardless. They hired expert wedding planner Wedding Hero who got to work and pulled off the wedding of dreams in just 4 weeks. The whole day is magical, the colours are stunning, the flowers, the macramé details, the modern touches all go together to make this a first class wedding that I know you are going to love. Big thanks to Sara Kae Photography for the images.

Chynna and Sterling's 'Modern Boho' Private Island Florida Wedding All Planned in 4 Weeks   Chynna and Sterling's 'Modern Boho' Private Island Florida Wedding All Planned in 4 Weeks   Chynna and Sterling's 'Modern Boho' Private Island Florida Wedding All Planned in 4 Weeks   Chynna and Sterling's 'Modern Boho' Private Island Florida Wedding All Planned in 4 Weeks  

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23

Jul

2021

Annelise and Duncan’s Intimate Joshua Tree Elopement Retreat by Traci Edwards Photography LLC

Happy Friday everyone, how are you all, and how has your week been? How have you coped with the heat wave we have had in the UK this past week? Daisy our cat will be glad when he temperature drops, poor thing can’t find anywhere cool to sit! I have mostly been inside, as Nik has taken over the garden trying to stay away form me and Dexter. We are on Day 7 at the moment so only 3 more days of isolation to go. How are you coping if you are isolating? Lets’s hope this madness stops soon! So on with today’s wedding and we are off to California today for this stunning elopement. Annelise and Duncan were married on 17th May 2021 at the Joshua Tree. They wanted a non fuss, non stuffy and non traditional celebration, so decided to elope with a handful of family, out in the desert with a simple reception at their AirBnB. The whole day is chilled, and so perfect for what they were looking for in a wedding. Another prime example of how elopements and micro weddings have become the norm this year and how they can be just as stunning as a large celebration. Big thanks to Traci Edwards Photography LLC for the photos.

Annelise and Duncan's Intimate Joshua Tree Elopement Retreat by Traci Edwards Photography LLC Annelise and Duncan's Intimate Joshua Tree Elopement Retreat by Traci Edwards Photography LLC Annelise and Duncan's Intimate Joshua Tree Elopement Retreat by Traci Edwards Photography LLC Annelise and Duncan's Intimate Joshua Tree Elopement Retreat by Traci Edwards Photography LLC

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