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Save the Date Cards, Cake Toppers, and Lollipop Button Bouquets!

You’ve finally found that special someone to spend the rest of your life with and now you are ready to make it official and share that love with your friends and family at the wedding ceremony you have been dreaming of since you were a little girl.  Planning a wedding can make finding your soul mate the easy part! There are so many details and costs can add up quickly, but don’t worry – it is possible to have your dream wedding without spending a fortune.  Over the next few weeks, I will be focusing on all those little things you can splurge on that put the spotlight on your personality and flare, as well as tips to stretch your budget without sacrificing the look you want.

If you choose to send out Save the Date cards, opt for something simple [save the formality for the formal invite].  I love the bright and elegant design of these cards by Tucci Paper Co.

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And these scratch-off Save the Dates by Unless Someone Like You are soooo original and definitely something your guests will remember!

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This Lollipop Button Bouquet by Jilliann’s is made from satin, tulle, and of course buttons!  I cannot imagine a cuter flower girl bouquet – adorable!!

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And to finish up today’s post … a few of the best custom cake toppers I have seen.

Cake Topper by Dandelion Land

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Cake Topper by Wedding Cake Toppers Studio

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Wedding Photography to Say “I Do” For

Yesterday was supposed to kick off my new Monday series on all things Wedding, but Mike’s sister is town for a visit and family time always trumps blogging time.  I have a few minutes this morning while Ava naps in her stroller, so I figured better late than never.

Now that I am starting to plan my own wedding, I will be sharing the journey with you and all of the inspiration and ideas I find along the way.  A picture is worth a thousand words … or thousands of dollars in the case of hiring a wedding photographer.  You want your special day to be perfect and so the memories you capture should be too.  Today’s wedding photography looks like it belongs in a fashion editorial spread for Vogue.  The images are striking and candid and really capture the personality of the bride and groom.

I love the creativity behind this polaroid shot by Heather Waraksa.  Heather is based in Brooklyn, NY, received her BFA in photography, and has shot editorials, fashion, and still life – and she brings all of that expertise with her when shooting weddings and engagements.  The shot of the bride toking a cigar is priceless!

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Fine Art photographer, Anna Kuperberg captured this beautiful veil shot and some fun loving personality with the smiley faced lollies.

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Award winning photographers and husband and wife team, Prem and Cheridy Mukherjee of Arising Images are based in Michigan.  Their images are inspired by the rewards of bringing others joy and they do an amazing job at capturing those precious moments in a fun and inticing way.

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Wedding photos hold so much sentimental value because they allow you to look back and share and experience those precious memories throughout the years.  You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the look you want … research local photographers and when you find one with a style that fits your needs [and budget] make sure you sit down and discuss exactly what you are looking for.  Let them know which images of theirs you really like and feel free to show them other images for inspirational examples.  Make sure you will have plenty of shots to select from and if you have a fun idea, let your photographer know.  It’s okay to collaborate with your wedding photographer … they have the creative vision and photography know-how, but it’s your personality that adds that extra touch.  XO

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