by: Lauren

Something that used to be popular in the “old days” that is coming back in style is the Going Away Dress. Having a Going Away Dress is ideal if you’re having a “send off” at the end of your wedding night. Now, if you’re just going up to your hotel room right away, you most likely won’t be having a “send off”. But if you are planning on having a send off, wouldn’t you rather leave in something stylish and comfortable? Plus, you can leave your wedding dress in the hands of someone responsible, and you won’t have to worry about taking it with you in the morning.

 

Bringing It Back: Going Away Dresses via TheELD.com

Photo by Rey Leytham Photography

 

Some dress suggestions…

Bringing It Back: Going Away Dresses via TheELD.com
JCrew

 

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JCrew

 

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Antonio Melani, Dillards

 

Bringing It Back: Going Away Dresses via TheELD.com
Modcloth

 

A Going Away Dress doesn’t have to be white- it can be whatever you want! The most important thing is that you’re comfortable and you feel gorgeous! Is anyone planning on changing into a Going Away Dress? I definitely wish I had!

 



by: Lauren

Today’s Real Wedding took place in South Carolina and was sent to us by Indigo Photography. The bride was absolutely gorgeous, and I love the bold color scheme of navy and red. And talk about Southern- instead of a candy bar, there was a peanut bar! What an awesome idea!

 

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The centerpieces are so pretty- simple, but they still give a beautiful effect. A big thank you to Indigo Photography for sharing this wedding with us!

 



by: Lauren

Normally I’m not super keen on orange, but for some reason, this week I’m loving the use of kumquats and oranges in wedding decor! I’ve come across lots of it in the past week or so, and it’s just stuck in my head. And so, you all know my love for all colors paired with gray. I usually associate orange with fall weddings, but I think this color combination is perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Especially when paired with gray- it’s so chic and springy!

 

Inspiration Board: Kumquats, Oranges & Modern Gray via TheELD.com
Row 1: Bridesmaids, Centerpiece, Bride and Groom

Row 2: Centerpiece, Tulips

Row 3: Bouquet, Shoes, Boutonniere, Oranges and flower pail

 

I love it! So spring, so natural, so Florida. Orange with gray can be modern, chic, garden, casual- I’ve said it a million times- it’s all in how the details are presented. What other colors do you all like with gray?

 



by: Lauren

Something that brides often look over when planning their wedding is videography, or what I also like to call cinematography. I’ve heard it many times- “I have a photographer, I don’t need a video.” Well, if you’ve ever seen great video, you wouldn’t be saying that. Video captures so so so much more than photography can, in a totally different aspect. Having a video is an even better way to remember your wedding day and all of the “behind the scenes” throughout the day.

 

This montage put together by Absolute Media Productions shows just how amazing moments captured on video can be!

 

 

I also had the opportunity to pick the brain of Damon Dietz of Absolute Media Productions. He had some great insight and advice! Here is what he had to say:


1. What is the inspiration behind Absolute Media Productions?

AMP was inspired by the love we have for our family and friends. We find it extraordinary to watch our loved ones captured on film laughing, smiling, and just being themselves. We were inspired to help others to relive their own heartwarming moments in their life. We have since created AMP, a company that truly understands the importance of intimate family moments, respects their clients, and presents these in a fashion that honors their worth.

 

2. What are your top 5 tips to selecting a videographer?

Do not assume that all videography is created equal. Like flowers, reception halls, and wedding gowns there are several options and price points of videography. Being armed with information will help you make the best decision for you and your fiancee. Here are some tips when searching for the perfect videographer:

1) Videography Goes Beyond Wedding Films: Decide early whether you only want a wedding film or whether you also would like to have your reception enhanced with a photomontage, same-day edit or love story. Preparation for these enhancements require planning before the wedding day, so inquire early if you are interested.

2) Think about Your Wedding Film Style: It will make it easier in your search for the perfect videographer if you decide early whether you are interested in a short-form wedding film or a full-length documentary. Each of these film styles have different staff requirements, editing time, and price points. If you know which style you are interested in, you can exclude a great proportion of potential companies and focus on the ones that produce your desired film style.

3) View Up-to-Date Samples on Company Websites or Blogs: Samples should include those that were filmed within the last year. View these for an idea of a company’s filming and editing techniques. You’ll want to contact the companies whose samples inspire you and emotionally connect with you. Paying less money for something you don’t like is not a bargain.

4) Schedule a Telephone or Office Consultation: One you find a company that produces the types of films that you desire, and you are moved by their samples schedule a telephone or office consultation. Many companies are fully willing to speak via telephone to accommodate a bride and groom’s busy schedule. See if you connect with the company. You are entrusting an important job to these people. You want to feel comfortable speaking to them about your desires and concerns.

5) Inquire about Turn-around Time for Your Wedding Film: It should be stated in the service agreement and make sure you are comfortable with the answer. Depending on options selected an adequate time frame should not exceed six months.

 

3. What are 3 trends in wedding videography we should watch for in 2010?

1) Same day edits: These are shorts of the wedding day filmed and editing up to the reception. They are then displayed during the reception. This is wonderful for that wow factor, if you are having a small intimate ceremony followed by a large reception, or if there is a large gap between the ceremony and reception.

2) HD DSLR videography: New DSLR technology offers videographers the ability to produce true “motion photography.” True motion picture image quality, tremendous low light capabilities, and an amazingly compact size helps to put the new HD DSLR technology in the forefront for 2010.

3) Hi definition delivery via Blu Ray discs: While High definition has been around for quite a few years now, this year we will see the majority of videographers offering HD Blu Ray discs as part of wedding package options, and why not, because Blu Ray quality is 5x sharper than that of DVD.

 

4. Why should couples hire a videographer for the wedding day?
Each day lived comes and goes and is gone forever. Within our life there are days that we never want to forget. Days that make our heart sing, bring family together in joy, and celebrate an extraordinary event. This is why we are meticulous in our planning process, desire the best within our means, and experience excitement when the day nears. In this whirlwind, the memories of the day are often forgotten. There are bounteous memories for you and your family to capture through film. Memories such as the tears as you give your daughter away, or the heartwarming vows spoken between a you and your groom, or the crack of the glass during the, to hear the light tremble in your parent’s voice when delivering a speech, to capture the wholehearted laughter as you smash cake in each other’s face, or even to encapsulate your famous dance move to the base of your favorite song. Relive these moments long after the day has passed through videography.

 

You all know that I’m all about advice and educating brides. I hope this was able to answer any questions that you may have about videography! It truly is a great investment to remember your wedding by! Thank you to Absolute Media Productions for sharing all of this awesome information!