Welcome to our archive of wedding photography tips and ideas! We’re a photography studio in Orion Township, and we’ve been around for over 15 years. We’ve photographed hundreds of weddings, and we know our way around metro Detroit venues and vendors. We know the trends, traditions, and we are MASTERS at creating itineraries. So whether you’re engaged and planning a wedding, or just browsing for your future nuptials, we have the resources here to help you out. From wedding trends to photography tips to timeline planning, we’ve got years of knowledge for you to explore. We hope you find useful information here!
To all of you engaged ladies out there: congratulations! I’m sure you’re quickly finding out that wedding planning is quite daunting, whether you have a wedding planner or not. If you’re like me and keep up on all the latest wedding trends, you may be wondering what your wedding this year should look like. Far fewer women have a plan for their dream wedding than we think they do. You may see a floral arrangement you love or a pair of earrings that you find especially bridal, but overall, very few women actually have a full wedding vision when they get engaged. To help you ladies (or fellas) decide what direction you want to take your wedding, here are some 2017 spring wedding trends for your spring wedding and beyond!
Pearls, lace, soft pink, heirloom materials… these are the things we love about a vintage inspired wedding. Vintage picture frames and antique platters and grandma’s hair pin! There’s something about old-world charm and simplicity that brings your guests back in time.
As a wedding photographer in Detroit Michigan, we’re big fans of high drama. So many of our previous wedding clients have certainly done this right. From opulent florals to dramatic uplighting, chandeliers, centerpieces, ice sculptures, fireworks, and sequined linens, a high drama wedding is sure to leave your guests in awe. If you want to give your friends and family an experience they’ll never forget, then a high drama wedding is for you.
This is like the vintage theme, but with a healthy dose of luxury. As wedding photographers in Detroit Michigan, we see plenty of 20’s glam in our plethora of old theaters and clubhouses, such as the Fillmore, Detroit Athletic Club, Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit Opera House, and Colony Club. These venues combine classic art deco and renaissance architecture with modern luxury, giving your wedding the same feel as a party at Gatsby’s mansion.
Spring season means flower season. If you’re planning a spring wedding, that means pretty much every flower is in season, so the possibilities for your florals are endless. That’s a good thing – because a floral theme is a great way to go! We see so many white and soft pink florals – which are beautiful! – but lately, bold florals have been making a comeback. Orange, pink, coral, yellow, purple, red… don’t be afraid to be bold! This brings so much visual interest to your wedding, and what better theme for a spring wedding than flowers?
Here are some resources for wedding trends and some inspiration photos!
Weddings today have become much less of a once-in-a-lifetime event, and more of a twice-in-a-lifetime or thrice-in-a-lifetime event. 50 to 60% of men and women who have been previously married will plan another wedding for themselves. We think there are a lot of stigmas around planning a second wedding, and we want to address a couple things!
Remarriages used to have to be quiet, small weddings, but now, many people who are getting remarried make their second wedding just as large and elaborate as their first. Though this is true, those planning a second or third wedding usually have a lot of questions about what they should or shouldn’t do again, or what is and isn’t allowed. We totally understand these questions, and we want to reiterate that it’s our belief that for the two getting married, this is a first for them as a couple, and it’s a beautiful celebration of the beginning of their lives together. Every marriage is beautiful and deserves to be celebrated as much as you’d like it to be, whether it’s your first time down the aisle or your third.
Something we hear from quite a few people is the belief that it’s bad etiquette or embarrassing to re-hire the same vendors that they used on their first wedding. As a high-end wedding vendor, we want to squash that belief! If you were happy with the services of a vendor the first time around, why not allow them the opportunity to create a great experience for you again? Our job is to grow and change with our clients, and creating a new, but equally satisfying experience is what we love about second weddings. We know that you don’t want a duplicate wedding, or a wedding that will remind you (or your guests) of your previous nuptials. We love the opportunity to give you a whole new experience that you’ll treasure with your spouse. The absolute best thing you can do for a photographer, florist, planner, or DJ that you love is give them your business. We know that planning a second wedding can be tricky in many ways, but picking your vendors shouldn’t be. If you’ve worked with someone you loved, let them celebrate with you again!
So if you’re planning a second wedding, definitely don’t hesitate to contact the people who made your previous wedding beautiful. We want you to have a beautiful day just as much as you do!