Category: Wedding Planning

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What on Earth do we do with Engagement Photos?
Did you have engagement pictures taken and are now wondering what in the world you can do with all of the beautiful pictures?? Over the years, I've created a plethora of cool and unique photo products for my Bride and Grooms and have a lot of engagem ...
couture wedding gown by Jaclyn Jordan of NY for modern wedding photos
Modern Vintage Wedding Venue: the Arbor Loft in Rochester NY
Happy first anniversary to Rochester's most unique, modern vintage wedding venue, Arbor Loft! Recently, Revival Vintage Rentals, McKay's Photography and Hohm Designs threw our love of all things vintage together and designed a full styled wedding at ...
Hohm Designs offers unique recycled table-scapes and decor rentals for your rustic Eco-Friendly wedding in Rochester NY.
Unique Recycled Table-scapes and Decor for Your Eco-Friendly Wedding in Rochester
Unique recycled table-scapes and decor rentals for your rustic eco-friendly wedding in Rochester! Are you thinking about DIY-ing your wedding reception? Are you addicted to pinning stuff on Pinterest for your wedding? Or are you interested in sa ...
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Small Business Consulting: Revival Vintage Rentals
Revival Vintage Rentals Two years ago, one of my all time fave past Brides contacted me and mentioned she was looking at getting into event coordination and design. Unhappy with her current job, Jodi was taking a break from work and looking for a di ...
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Everything you need to know about Estate Jewelry and Antique Diamonds
Today on the blog, we have a wonderful guest blog post by the Mother and Father of a 2016 Bride! I found out during the wedding planning that they own a wonderful jewelry store not far from my home and they specialize in estate jewelry and antique di ...
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Unique Groomsmen Gifts
I recently tested out very unique groomsmen gifts (*ahem* or bridesmaids): whiskey stones! If anyone knows anything about me, its that I'm in love with whiskey, whisky and bourbon. All of it. However you spell it. Yes, please. For the last few yea ...
Singapore Super Trees at night by travel hacker Heather McKay
My First Travel Hacking Experience: Singapore
Travel Hacking to Singapore: As most people know by now, I'm taking a desperately needed little sabbatical to visit Africa. A bucket list level trip... Oh, wait, you ask, what does Singapore have to do with Africa??? What is "travel hacking"? W ...
Rochester Museum and Science Center and Planetarium wedding photos
Wedding Photos at the RMSC and Planetarium
Rochester weddings tend to be on the traditional side of things, since we generally are 5-10 years behind on trends. One way to shake up your wedding is to hold the ceremony and/or reception in an offbeat venue like the Planetarium or Rochester Museu ...
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How to get your Fur Baby Wedding Ready
Guest post! Today's wedding planning blog post is from a past Portrait client of mine... Terry Kuzila! Recently we got together over wine and the topic of dogs at weddings came up. Terry has some great tips on how to keep your pet healthy and wedding ...
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Gallery Salon & Spa’s Grand Opening
Oh, Erika... onward and upward! Below, here she is (pregnant and photographed on film!) in front of the original location for Gallery Salon and Spa on University Avenue. It was a quaint little house - turned salon and spa. It was cozy and everyone fe ...
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Louis Comfort Tiffany Stained Glass in Rochester, NY
** Guest blog post by Chris Clemens, detailing the amazing treasure of having a plethora of Tiffany stained glass windows in Western NY!** Chris Clemens is Rochester resident, born and raised. He is one half of the duo responsible for the former E ...
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What is a Certified Professional Photographer?
CPP? What the hecko is that? Well, a Certified Professional Photographer knows that raccoon eyes are NOT acceptable and MUCH more.
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Little known tips for having a super smooth wedding day
A wedding coordinator gives behind the scenes tips for a smooth wedding day
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How much booze do you need for your wedding?
Want to know how much beer, wine and liquor you will need for your wedding? I have your answer here
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How to Prepare for your Engagement Pictures
Ideas on how to plan and style the perfect Pre-Wedding Portrait Experience