oh my sweet carmencita 🌙 where do i begin? you’ve grown into a precious sister of mine in a matter of days. so wild and full of adventures. brave and strong like nothing is hard for you. a true lioness and i’m so blessed by your presence, here’s to a beautiful friendship 💛 thank you for loving me
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Each time we've photographed at Rib Mountain State Park, it was misty & foggy. In our opinion, perfection! A way for the PNW lovers to have a little piece right here in Wisconsin! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Jaclyn & Ellings Wedding was the perfect combination of classic & laid back! #niphotoweddings#naturalintuitionphoto
I am telling friends, clients, everyone... get engaged & WAIT!!!!! ♥️
Don’t be in a rush, really plan & save for your big day. You can put so much more into it. The perfect venue, the perfect dress, foods, your cake.
Don’t skimp out & cut corners, (but hollaaaaaa, budget budget budget ((unless you’re a princess)) (((which every bride is))))))) BUT ANYWAYS!
This is why I tell couples to really consider an elopement. You can put ALL of it into you two, or maybe a few very close people. That’s all you need.
Okay, & well,
A super cool photographer to document it all. 😘♥️
Lady, I just feel like
I won't get you out of my mind
I feel loved for the first time
And I know that it's true
I can tell by the look in your eyes
Lady, hear me tonight
'Cause my feeling is just so right
As we dance by the moonlight
Can't you see you're my delight?
👀have a look on a previous wedding photo for the 1st part of the article •11 Months Out
Choose color theme and start thinking of overall design
Pull up your Pinterest boards, people! It's finally time to gather inspiration, select a color palette, and create a mood board. If you're struggling for inspo, planner Jessica Sloane recommends taking a step back to look at things that are already in your world—like how you’ve decorated your house, what you are liking on Instagram, etc.—and draw inspiration from that.
Hire vendors who book up quickly, including your photographer, band, DJ, and videographer
These are the people who will make your night fun—and all those memories last forever (AKA, they're important). Do your research before you hire, ask all the right questions, and maybe even "date" your photographer. Seriously, this could be the start of a beautiful friendship. •10 Months Out
Start shopping for your wedding dress
You may know exactly what you want or you might not, which is OK too. To get you started, here's an ultimate guide to dress shopping. Also, visit these places in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City—because finding a gown may be trial-and-error, but finding a salon shouldn't be.
Book hotel-room blocks for guests
It's a thoughtful gesture to block out rooms (and secure a discounted rate) for your guests. Here's everything you need to know.
Create your wedding website
Get your site running now because you'll need to put the URL on save-the-dates next month. Follow these rules and make it pretty using Riley & Grey, Squarespace, or Appy Couple.
Take engagement photos
Now is a great time to practice being in front of the camera, especially since most photographers include a session in your package. But don't fret: We have three tips for the camera shy.
Start looking at invitations
The wedding invitation is a guest’s first impression of your big day! That’s why you want to put your best foot forward with a personalized preview. If you're going custom, start working with a graphic designer or stationer now to create your dream suite. If you're going for a less involved route, you can wait until the six-month mark.