Wedding Advice

The problem with red roses

As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen all sorts of different floral arrangements and bouquets over the years. Each piece is completely unique, even if the design was inspired by something from Pinterest. Roses and other flowers obviously come in a variety of different colors, but finding complete color uniformity is actually very difficult when they…

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Ceremony traditions to include on your big day

Outside of a Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, or other Orthodox religious wedding ceremony (which are rather lengthy with all the traditions each religion requires for a proper marriage ceremony), your typical non-religious ceremony can be rather short in comparison. Once the bride is down the aisle, the ceremony will start with a brief opening that will thank…

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Where to seat the divorced at your reception

When planning your own wedding, it’s hard not to be reminded that the marriages of others sometimes just don’t work out. Unless you’re really superstitious, there is no real reason to not invite your divorced friends and family members to your wedding. They are adults, they know why their marriage didn’t work, and should be capable to celebrating…

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Your Guest List – Ceremony Guests and Reception Guests

Let’s be honest. Not everyone that loves you will want to sit in a church and watch you exchange vows, and some of your church-going guests might not be interested in attending a reception with an open bar. I think it is completely acceptable to acknowledge this on your RSVP cards. Along with asking what meal…

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How to say “Yes!” to the dress(es)

My typical busy season for wedding photography runs from May to November. I typically find a part time job to keep myself entertained from December to April, and this year I took a position with a very well known bridal conglomerate. I can’t say exactly for whom I worked due to contractual obligations, but let’s just…

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Thinking of booking a photo booth? Adriane Dean Photography has one now!

Thanks to modern technology, photo booths are portable and affordable sources of entertainment at almost any type of gathering. Having seen photo booths at weddings more and more in recent years, I decided it was time to look into offering such a service. After lots and lots of research, I’m pretty proud of what I’ve…

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Beautiful, simple, and no bridal party

I have photographed a lot of bridal parties, ranging from 2 to 20 additional people that must be clothed, beautified, and fed in preparation for a wedding. Large wedding parties can be fun, but the more people you add to the group, the higher the chance of drama and the higher the tab for rehearsal…

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Is “enter wedding service here” worth the price?

Let’s be honest, planning a wedding is exhausting and expensive. There is no shame in trying to cut corners, but you need to consider what aspects of your wedding into which you should sink your money. Photography – Of course I bring this up first, because it’s what I do. I cannot speak for other photographers…

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What should I REALLY be considering when picking a venue?

If you want a picture perfect wedding, keep these things in mind when looking at venues: Make sure your wedding color scheme is suitable for your wedding venue. I understand if bright orange is your favorite color and your family church is decorated with deep red carpets and drapes, but those colors are ugly together.…

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