First off, let us say that everyone’s Dream Wedding is different. But this list that we’re about to share with you has 5 core elements that everyone’s dream wedding has in common. We’re going to use some of our favorite images from Samiah and Tavon’s wedding at the Hyatt Regency Fairfax as shining examples of why these elements are key. We believe that at the minimum, if you have these 5 things and you can expect to have your Dream Wedding. Let’s Begin…
Add Some Soul
“Find joy in creating a day that is exclusively yours.”
We always encourage couples to add as much of themselves into their wedding as possible. Your Favorite colors, your hobbies, your favorite books, your knick-knacks..all the little things that make you You. These are the little things that can turn a generic wedding into your Dream Wedding. When you make your day uniquely yours as a couple it becomes oh so special to everyone involved (including us!). We love when couples plan on making their day truly stand out. Not only did Tavon and Samiah include some of their favorite items into their day but they also chose to give personalized gifts to their bridal party, have a first look with the bridesmaids and Dad and have a First Touch with each other. These are all things that can be planned to make your day more memorable and soulful.
Here are some tips on How to Have an Effortlessly Stylish Wedding by Being True to Yourself.
Your Favorite People
We know first-hand how hard it is to narrow down the Guest List and arrange the Seating Chart. Make it easy on yourself (and your wallet), only invite the people you really can’t imagine not sharing this special day with. After all, it is a very personal moment for the two of you. Picking your Bridal Party is even more important! This is the team of friends that are going to guide you into your newlywed life. Who ever you choose to be on this team should have a positive outlook, helping hands and a genuine love for you and your fiance.
Fearless Photographers and Videographers
There are plenty of ways to cut corners to trim down your budget when planning your dream wedding. The photographs and video quality of your memories is not one of them. Your photographs are one of the few tangible things that you will have after the day is over. We believe that they should properly reflect your special day that you worked so hard to plan. Your energy directly effects everything around you. Your Media Team should be fearless in the way that they conduct and capture your day. We shoot every wedding as if it were our own memories being captured. If that means stepping out of our comfort zone to get THE SHOT than that’s what we’re doing on a professional level. After almost 5 years of service, We now offer both photography and video highlight reels to our couples so that they can keep those precious moments that would normally fade swiftly.
If you need tips on How to Find the Perfect Photographer for You; click Right Here!
Your Favorite Music and Food
Nothing gets the party moving better than the right music after a great meal. Your DJ should have a list of all of your favorite songs to play but more than that they should have the intuitive sense of knowing when to play each song to keep your reception lively. Tavon and Samiah had no problem here! After a hearty dinner, Their guests were on the dance floor all night!
Tip: Your music and food selection does not begin at the reception. Make sure you (or someone in your wedding party) has a playlist set for the beginning part of your day and that someone brings some wholesome snacks to help you get through the day. It’s always fun to listen to music as your snacking and getting ready with your best friends.
Believe it or not, Your attitude as the Bride or Groom shapes the ENTIRE DAY. If you have a negative, doubtful or insecure perspective throughout your day than it shows. Not only in your photographs but it will effect the energy of everyone around you and cause hiccups along the way. Today is your day and every ones attention will be focused on you. We know that sounds daunting but as your photographer friends you’ve not only hired us to take great photos but to keep you positively charged throughout the day!
To See this Couple’s engagement session you can click HERE! If you would like to sit down and chat about your wedding day or how to get a Free Engagment Session, you can e-mail us at HELLO@Megapixelsmedia.com or simply send us a message HERE. We hope this Blog was helpful :)