Friday, April 30, 2010

Test The Water

PHOTO BY Kenneth Linge (

WHAT TO LOVE We already discussed our love of "shadow shots," but a water shadow shot? Yes, oh yes.

WHAT TO LEARN When you pick a photographer, research his/her work and beware of the "same-old, same-old." Look for fresh, flirty and fun (or whatever happens to float your bridal boat).

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Toss Up

WILL YOU ... have the hubby do a garter toss? Discuss.

PHOTO BY Lindsay Jane Photography (

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Viva La Vintage

WE DO This vintage engagement session by Oakstream Photography

Eyes, meet candy.  

 PHOTOS BY Oakstream Photography (

Monday, April 26, 2010

Oh, Honey

WILL YOU ... honeymoon locally or abroad? Discuss.

And for some heavenly honeymoon tips, click here and select the "Honeymoon" tab on the bottom left.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Field Of Dreams

BRIDE & GROOM Dyanna and Nick
PHOTO BY Photography by McKenzie (
TAKEN AT Young Living Farms in Mona

WHAT TO LOVE Sigh. We just can't stop gazing at this purple perfection.

WHAT TO LEARN Location isn't everything, but it's a definite, definite something. Give SO much thought to where you take your bridals/groomals.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vera Wang Trunk Show

DRESS BY Vera Wang (
PHOTO COURTESY OF Alta Moda Bridal (

Vera Wang + Alta Moda Bridal = You're welcome.

What Vera Wang Trunk Show
Where Alta Moda Bridal, 637 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City (across the street from Trolley Square)
When Friday and Saturday, April 23-24
Time Call to schedule an appointment
More Info Call (801) 531-1215 or visit

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Good Night, Love

PHOTO BY Nichole V. Photography (

SAGE ADVICE Make a night of it!

When taking your bridals or groomals, get some fab night shots. Gorgeous, we tell you.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Great Taste

PHOTO COURTESY OF Culinary Crafts (

WE DO ... Culinary Crafts' mobile buffets

LOVE this idea. A traveling buffet is just deliciously perfect.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Charming Encounters

 PHOTO BY Jessie Alexis Photography (

DEARLY BELOVED DETAIL Charming your guests!

You’re on handshake No. 692, hug No. 1,588, and smile No. 11,176. Worn out yet?
By the time you make it to your reception line, chances are you’ll be deliriously happy and deliriously tired. Even so, every attendee deserves to feel like your No. 1 guest — especially if you’ve never met them before. Here are three tips to charming encounters.

Whether they’re friends of your parents or guests of the groom, find out the connection as your attendees come through the line. Not only will it be fun to play “who’s who,” you’ll engage your guests and validate the effort they made to come.    


It takes time and effort to attend wedding receptions, so be sure and thank every guest you talk to.


In meeting and thanking your guests, be sincere! Even if you won’t remember names and faces, enjoy and relish every moment with strangers and loved ones alike. 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thanksgiving Point Wedding Expo

 PHOTO BY Annalisa Photography (
TAKEN AT Thanksgiving Point Gardens (

It's time, once again, for the Thanksgiving Point Wedding Expo! (You brides have all the fun.) 

Don't miss out on meeting and greeting with your favorite local vendors. 

What Thanksgiving Point Wedding Expo
Where Thanksgiving Point
When Saturday, April 17
Time 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost $5. However, brides that pre-register or register at the door get in free!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lean On Him

BRIDE & GROOM Megan and Derek
PHOTO BY Dan Hixson Photography (

SAGE ADVICE Stand by your man!

Through all the loveliness and craziness of your wedding day (because, rest assured, there will be both) lean on your new hubby for support. Find little moments to rest your head on his shoulder and just take everything in. 

You can thank us later.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Um, Yum

COOKIES BY Smart Cookie Company (
PHOTO BY Nicole Hill Gerulat (

WE DO ... Smart Cookie Company's cream cheese sugar cookies

You've tasted these, right? Please say you have. They're just delectable. And they're perfect for a bridal shower treat or even a non-traditional wedding cake. (Or, you know, for a Tuesday.)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt

BRIDE & GROOM Kristen and Nick
PHOTO BY Nichole V. Photography (

WHAT TO LOVE Don't you feel like you're interrupting the sweetest of moments? In a good way? We do. And we love it. (We're nosy like that.)

WHAT TO LEARN Tell your photographer you want some "shadow shots" for your album — and have fun with them! You won't regret it.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Reception Mention

WILL YOU ... have your reception outdoors or indoors? Discuss.

And former brides ... what did you love about your choice?

PHOTO BY Bryant Livingston Photography (
PHOTO BY Dan Hixson Photography (

For a look at a gorgeous list of reception centers in the valley (of both the indoor and outdoor variety), click here and select the "reception centers" tab on the bottom left. 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Pose Proposal

PHOTO BY Kenneth Linge (


Let’s talk candidly.

Nobody likes a poser. But sometimes those natural shots need a little, well, push. Kenneth Linge, an internationally renowned photographer located in Orem, shares his expert tips for brides to look (and pose) their best.

Bend your body forward from the top of your legs — it will lend way to a more flattering, friendly shot.

Lift your tongue to the roof of your mouth — it will complement any face shape for both smiling and serious shots, and it will get rid of the unwanted double chin.

Walk into a pose — the most natural shots often come after natural movements.

Don’t stand straight to the camera — placing your body at an angle will minimize your hips. (You’re welcome, ladies.)

Spread your feet apart — if you’re wanting to look shorter than your honey. If you’d like to look taller, keep them closer together.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Bridal Fair

PHOTO BY Sweet Memory Garden (

The Bridal Fair is this Saturday! Don't miss this 18-year Utah Valley tradition.

What The Bridal Fair
Where Provo High School
When Saturday, April 10
Time 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost Free, baby.
More Info Visit

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Uniquely Perfect

BRIDE & GROOM Courtney and Hyrum
PHOTO BY Photography by McKenzie (

WHAT TO LOVE This couple's unique style makes us just a little bit giddy. From his turquoise blazer to her non-traditional wedding dress to their choice of the Provo Temple (which doesn't always get the wedding love it deserves), Hyrum and Courtney's wedding pictures are positively refreshing to look at.

WHAT TO LEARN If you're intimidated or scared by the non-traditional — don't be. Your wedding will be beautiful and perfect simply because it's yours. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

Let's Talk

PHOTO BY Jessie Alexis Photography (

SAGE ADVICE Talk "the talk" with your honey.

Before you and your husband-to-be say "I do," be sure to talk "logistics." 

For example ...

* Who's going to handle the finances?
* Are we going to have separate or joint bank accounts?
* What kind of budget are we going to live by?
* Where do you see yourself living long term? 
* Do you want to live near family? Or away from them?
* What kind of influence do your parents have on your life right now?
* Do you want children? When and how many?

And so on, and so forth ...

There are no right or wrong answers. Just have the discussions! You'll have a better marriage for it.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Friday!

Just a beautiful image from Studio Lush to lovelify your weekend. 

(We realize lovelify isn't a word, but go with us on this one.)

PHOTO BY Studio Lush (

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Strands of Wisdom

WILL YOU ... wear your hair up or down on your wedding day? Discuss.

 HAIR BY Suggestions Salon (801) 226-6993
HAIR BY Suggestions Salon
HAIR BY Prestige Salon (

For more hairstyle ideas, click here and select the "hair and beauty" tab on the bottom left.