If you’re planning a small wedding, we’re right there with you. We’ve taken part in many of the wedding planning workshops and events available in our community. We’ve helped our guests in the process of figuring out their venue, the vendors that they need to work with, and the list goes on. Our weddings are intimate affairs, so we’re all about having the most perfect event that you and your guests deserve.
Our wedding at the end of March was in the heart of the city of Lakeland, Florida. It was a quiet, intimate affair with only about 15 guests and a very low turn-out. We knew the venue, but its proximity to the airport and a very public park meant that we needed to make sure we hired the right party planners to handle all of the details.
I think the most important thing we did was hire the right wedding planners. We hired a couple and that way the wedding went off without a hitch. The other thing we did was contact a local company and look at their website. This company specializes in small weddings with a budget of under $5000, so we used a combination of their services to ensure we got a great event for the money we spent.
The day of the wedding we had to drive 2 hours to get to our venue. Now that we know our venue, we know that we can drive for quite a bit less. Having said that, our venue costs less than the other venues we’ve used in the past, so it’s the most economical. And, the other thing is that we got our venue on the same day as the wedding.
While we spent a lot of time searching for a venue and getting our license, the rest of the day was spent getting ready and trying to figure out what to do with our money. It was definitely a stressful day.
And, it was also the most stressful day of the year, since we had to deal with wedding photos, guest lists, and the wedding itself. We had a great time, but it was definitely a hassle.
The whole wedding process is really stressful, but the most stressful part for us was the wedding photos. We have a great photographer (who we have since had a falling out with), and he was great, but the process and the quality of the images was just as bad as the wedding itself. We had a great time, but also some really great shots and we still got terrible results.
I’m sure some of you had similar experiences. It seems to me that we need to find ways of being more creative about the wedding process, whether it is shooting a wedding, getting pre-wedding photos, or just taking a few quick portraits.
The beauty of photography, aside from its awesome ability to capture a moment in time for anyone to see, is that it can take a great photo and then tell a story. A wedding can often feel like a story, and in a good one we can capture the beauty of the moment for future generations to look back on, or put into a book or movie.
Photography is one of the most commonly used methods of telling a story. But it’s not as simple as showing us a picture of your wedding and telling us the story. There needs to be something in the photograph that stands out when we look at it. So what should that something be? The answer to that question is, “something that you wouldn’t think to put on the back of your photo.