Wedding are one of the most beautiful and looked forward to occasions that we experience. There are many examples of the classic wedding, with the big white dress and the beautiful bridesmaids, the delicious cake, the perfect band, the list goes on and on all the way down to the napkins you chose. We put so much effort and emphasis on all the details and it sometimes feels like planning the wedding is a full time job that takes months and months. It doesn’t always have to though! If you have a wedding planner who is dedicated and knowledgeable, the difference is astounding. They will be able to take care of the most basic needs as well as the more intricate ones and all you have to do is go through the photos to guide them in the direction that your vision has been taking. Without needing to make the phone calls or scour the last corners of the planet in order to find that perfect plate, you will be able to focus on many other things as well as stay as stress free as possible.
There are so many different experiences one could have on their wedding day, depending on location, time of year, and finances. Getting married on the cliffs in Ireland on a beautiful spring day, putting the rings on each others fingers while standing on the warm sand in front of a picturesque beach, embracing each other after you say “I do” while standing in the yard that you grew up in. Each one is particular in it’s details though similar in the emotions. Full of love and expectations and hope, not just filling you but also everyone around you. With the trust that the love will conquer the fears and that the one we have chosen to be with will not only hold up the mirror to our hidden selves but also be there to explore with us (and help us strap in car seat!).
Choosing the right wedding photographer is essential to capture all of those magical moments. Someone who has a background in wedding photography is a must, as shooting moving people and passing moments is a skill that takes years to develop. Being able to get clean shots framed in a beautiful way is also something that cant always be taught. Make sure to go through portfolios and not just hire your friends friend who just graduated from school. Not to say that you cant have others shooting photos for you, though to have a professional there taking them will ease your mind and give you memories to last a life time. Being able to relieve that experience and have something to share with your family and with those who couldn’t make it will keep your commitment to each other fresh in your minds. It will also help show others what a beautiful wedding looks like and you will be able to add to the growing collection of charming wedding moments. Don’t try to take the wedding on all by yourself, finding professionals to help you will really save you in the long run.