Brandi+Russell Engagement Session

Okay…you probably think I say this about all my clients (love all of them), but this couple really did capture my heart. Not only were they head over heals, truly in love…but they were the NICEST and SWEETEST peeps you will ever meet. Since Russell is in the military (big props), they have moved around a lot. His next assignment will take him to New York, so they are on the fast track to tie the knot in November of this year. I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with them and hope nothing but happiness in their future. Here is what some of our day looked like….simply perfect.

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Get Personal-Wedding Websites For Couples That Wow

Did you know that you get your very own personalized website with every wedding package at Christie Conyer Photography? A wedding website is a place where you can easily find engagement photos, wedding photos, online-guest book and registry information. It is also an amazing way to share your images with friends and family. Other wedding sites don’t grow and change with you as a couple, while these showcase the evolution from engagement to long after the I-Do’s. Here is an example of one that I am doing for my amazing clients Erin and Mike. They are getting married in October and I can’t wait to showcase their wedding day. To explore all of the bells and whistles of this website go to www.erinandmike.christieconyer.com.

Looking For Unique and Budget Friendly Wedding Ideas? Etsy Is Where It’s At.

Are you in a wedding planning rut and everything is starting to look the same? Maybe you are starting to feel the weight of a tight budget?

Don’t hit the panic button just yet and check out these super hip wedding ideas. From “Save The Date” cards to a groomsman gift….Etsy has it all. Even a wedding dress.

Here are some of my personal favorites:

Wedding Guestbook by lorgieandme:

Groomsman Shaving Bag by Felix Street Studio:

Invitations by MinkCards:

Save The Date Handkerchiefs by BenignObjects:

Photo Booth Prop by Creative Butterfly XOX:

Wedding Dress Hanger by lettres:

Headpieces by Gilded Shadows:

Veil by Panda and Shamrock:

Vera Wang Inspired Wedding Dress by Belle Couture:

And The Bride Wore…Whaaaaat?!?!

If white weren’t an option (or any close variation), what color of wedding dress would you choose? There will be some brides that think this sounds ridiculous and downright blasphemous. But, colored wedding dresses are a huge trend right now and it doesn’t look like they are going anywhere.

Designer Vera Wang recently released her Fall 2012 line. The line did not include one white or ivory dress. With dramatic designs in rose and black, there was no white in sight. The soft colored wedding dresses were stunning, beautiful, and turned heads on the runway. Retailer J. Crew is launching a line of colored wedding dresses for the bride that wants to stand out and David’s Bridal is followed suit by stocking wedding gowns in blush pinks and grays.

Not ready to give up the traditional white just yet? Choose two dresses…one for the ceremony and one for the reception in COLOR! According to two fashion studies done by TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, most brides described their dresses as “elegant, romantic, feminine or classic” but more often than not, they’re looking for something “flirty and fun” to wear at the reception.

Personally, I am really torn on this question (and this comes from someone who wears head-to-toe black everyday). Part of me loves the purity and elegance of white, but I cannot deny how AMAZING some of these wedding dresses look in color. Check out these images of women who took the fashion-forward plunge and decide for yourself.

photos courtesy of by Harpers Bazaar Australia, via The Senses Five

photo courtesy of Caught the Light, via 100LayerCake

photo courtesy of  Jose Villa, via OnceWed

photo courtesy of  Christine Pobke, via Green Wedding Shoes

photo courtesy of  Bayly & Moore

photo courtesy of Christie Conyer Photography