COULD YOU BE OVERLOOKING A SPECIAL SOMEONE ON THE GUEST LIST?

 

Let’s not forget that furry friend who has been there with the both of you through the ups and down. Why not include that friendship and loyalty on your wedding day? Be sure to let your photographer know in advanced that your furry friend will be present on your wedding day so that they have some time to brainstorm fun photos.

 Photographed by Thien La    Some important things you might want to consider as you plan your wedding     Let’s face it, with excitement comes overlooking those small details so make sure your wedding venue allow pets. What are the guidelines or limitations?    They would be just as excited for you as anyone else so expect the unexpected. You might want to practice at the venue with your furry friend so they’re familiar with the area.    Make sure all of your flowers or plants in your wedding decor are not toxic to animals.    Don’t forget to let your guest know in advance and consider those with severe allergies. Making sure everyone is comfortable and at ease will go a long way.    Do they get along with children? Or do the children not get along with them? Be sure that somebody they are familiar with leads them and keeps them from wandering off or visiting guests for affection.    No need to shop around months in advance for them. Dress to impress by simply adding a touch of floral/greenery or even keep it classy with a bow-tie. But remember safety over style!    Although you want them there every step of the way, you may not want them around the food being served at the reception. Be sure to have a backup plan for dog-sitting during your reception.     Now that all the worries are addressed, how would you incorporate your four legged friend into your wedding day timeline? You can get just as creative here planning as any other part of the wedding.     They would embellish any wedding photo.    They are a great crowd pleaser as your four-legged friend announces the bride’s arrival   or even have the flower girl or ring bearer pull them in on a wagon.     You can include them on your wedding cake topper or a photo of them along with the table numbers     Maybe all pets aren’t fit at a wedding because of factors out of your control but it’s the thought that counts! So why not include them in an engagement session and use those photos as decor so that they are still apart of your big day.         Have you had a wedding or been to one with a pet present? Let us know if we forgot anything and be sure to share your stories of anything memorable or funny!

Photographed by Thien La

Some important things you might want to consider as you plan your wedding

Let’s face it, with excitement comes overlooking those small details so make sure your wedding venue allow pets. What are the guidelines or limitations?

They would be just as excited for you as anyone else so expect the unexpected. You might want to practice at the venue with your furry friend so they’re familiar with the area.

Make sure all of your flowers or plants in your wedding decor are not toxic to animals.

Don’t forget to let your guest know in advance and consider those with severe allergies. Making sure everyone is comfortable and at ease will go a long way.

Do they get along with children? Or do the children not get along with them? Be sure that somebody they are familiar with leads them and keeps them from wandering off or visiting guests for affection.

No need to shop around months in advance for them. Dress to impress by simply adding a touch of floral/greenery or even keep it classy with a bow-tie. But remember safety over style!

Although you want them there every step of the way, you may not want them around the food being served at the reception. Be sure to have a backup plan for dog-sitting during your reception.

Now that all the worries are addressed, how would you incorporate your four legged friend into your wedding day timeline? You can get just as creative here planning as any other part of the wedding.

They would embellish any wedding photo.

They are a great crowd pleaser as your four-legged friend announces the bride’s arrival or even have the flower girl or ring bearer pull them in on a wagon. 

You can include them on your wedding cake topper or a photo of them along with the table numbers

Maybe all pets aren’t fit at a wedding because of factors out of your control but it’s the thought that counts! So why not include them in an engagement session and use those photos as decor so that they are still apart of your big day.

 

Have you had a wedding or been to one with a pet present? Let us know if we forgot anything and be sure to share your stories of anything memorable or funny!

 

 

HOW TO PLAN  YOUR PERFECT ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SHOOT

Planning an engagement session can be overwhelming. Keep these ideas, question and tips in mind to ensure you end up with the beautiful photos you deserve.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY THIEN LA

MAROONED LOVE THEMED ENGAGEMENT SHOOT AT SULLIVAN ISLAND IN CHARLESTON, SC

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. The place you shoot your engagement session doesn't have to be special, but if you have a beautiful place the two of you love, don't be afraid to request it. Locations with interesting backdrops or beautiful scenery are always good choices.

CONSIDER YOUR TIMELINE. Do you plan to use these photos in your save-the-dates next month or are you taking the photos for yourselves? If you plan to use them for your wedding or invitations, make sure you schedule an engagement session ASAP.

CHOOSE A THEME. While entirely optional, picking a theme or style for your engagement photos can be a lot of fun, especially if it includes something you might do in everyday life. Pack a picnic and head to the park if that's where you spend your summer afternoons, or enlist your photographer in a hike to your favorite spot.

PLAN FOR OUTFIT CHANGES. Talk to your photographer about the number of locations and outfit changes you'd like to include ahead of time. 

DRESS FOR SUCCESS. Whether you're both looking to enjoy a super casual engagement session or would prefer to dress to the nines, make sure you and your significant other are on the same page. If you're not, your photos may look off-balance.

BRING YOUR INSPIRATION. Don't be afraid to collect a few engagement or fashion spread photos you truly love and share them with your photographer. This will ensure the two of you and your photographer are aligned with the vision for the shoot.

BE YOURSELVES. One of the best things about an engagement shoot is that it offers you the chance to become more comfortable with your wedding photographer. On your wedding day, you're going to be spending a lot of time in front of the camera. Consider this a chance to figure out how to enjoy each other despite the lens and to polish up on those smiles.


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