Friday, September 9, 2016

Dos + Don'ts for Brides!


Photography By Brittni Marie | 2016



There are so many things to consider when planning your wedding. What should I do? What shouldn't I do? Here I came up with a short list of things to do and not to do when planning your wedding! 



DO NOT be a superbride.

I know, I know, easier said than done. I know you want to plan every last detail. You want to do everything. It can be done, don't get me wrong, but you're going to stress yourself completely out! You know what happens to most superbrides? They lose steam about 2 months before the big day and are left scrambling to get things organized and completed. Want an easy solution? Ask for help. That's what your MOH is for. Thats what your mom, dad, grandma, sister, cousin, etc is for! Solicit help for those who want to help you anyways. You can still create all of the ideas and plans, but let someone help you complete all of your tasks. (And don't forget to create a checklist!)

DO your ceremony decor.

Your ceremony is likely to only last anywhere from 20 mins to an hour. You can totally create some beautiful decor for your ceremony especially if the site is already beautiful! Any extra flowers or candles would make a great start for doing this.

DO NOT have a cash bar.

Please do not do this. People get soo offended when this happens. Your guests would much rather give you a monetary gift than have to pay for their own beverages. You do not have to go crazy with top shelf options either. You could even decide to do just a select few.

Photography By Brittni Marie | 2016






















Photography By Brittni Marie | 2016








DO your wedding favors.

It's always nice to add a personal touch to wedding favors. People get a good feeling from something handmade like treats or cookies or candies. I shot a wedding that had michigan shaped cookie cutters with a sugar-cookie recipe from the bride's grandma. It was cute, simple, and sweet!

DO NOT do your own music.

Your I-tunes library will run out eventually and you will be left running back and forth to your music and it will be chaos. You could hire a DJ or a live band. Either option is great and saves you a hassle!

DO your own invitations.

It is super easy to create your own invitations, save the dates, etc. You could even have your photographer create one for you. Sometimes its hard to find the perfect one pre-created that is not too cliche.

DO NOT do your own photos.

As much as you would love to rely on your family to capture all of the details of your day its very unlikely they will get everything (and well). Hire someone to do this. Keep you life stress free! Check out my link here to see my post on why to hire a professional photographer!




Ok now that I have bombarded you with some dos and don'ts here is a maybe. haha

MAYBE do you own makeup.

Now this one is a maybe because if you already love the way you do your make up then I say go for it! Some people have the creative touch to do perfect make up. If you are not gifted in this area hire someone. Make sure you do a trial run first to make sure you like what they do!

Photography By Brittni Marie | 2016



Thanks for reading! Comment below if you agree! Let me know if you have any additional ideas as well!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Angela + Phil // Fern Hill Golf Club // Sterling Heights Wedding

Bride and Groom at Joe Louis wedding photos

What can I say about this lovely couple. I have been photographing them over the last year and I am always so smitten every time I see them. These two radiate love. Angela + Phil are always so in the moment. I am so thankful they chose me to be a part of documenting their journey from their engagement photos to their sons newborn photos and now their wedding! 

A photographers dream right here! 
I hope I get to keep photographing you two and any more kiddos you make in the future! :) 


red bottom louis vutton wedding shoes

red bottom louis vutton wedding shoes with invitations and rings

 red bottom louis vutton wedding shoes with ring and custom hanger

red bottom louis vutton wedding shoes with wedding dress

wedding rings in custom wooden box

wedding rings in custom wooden box

bride getting ready at Bianci's Salon

bride getting ready at Bianci's Salon

bride getting ready at Bianci's Salon

bride getting ready at Bianci's Salon
bride getting ready


bride getting ready
bride getting ready

bride getting ready

bride getting ready

bride getting ready
   

bride getting ready

bride getting ready


groom watch

father of the groom getting ready




groom crying as bride walks down the isle st. malachy catholic church

groom crying as bride walks down the isle st. malachy catholic church

bride walking down the isle at st. malachy catholic church

St. Malachy Catholic Church

Pastor at St. Malachy Catholic Church

First Kiss at St. Malachy Catholic Church

bridal party at Joe Louis Arena

bridal party at Joe Louis Arena

bridal party at Joe Louis Arena

bridal party at Joe Louis Arena

bridal party at Joe Louis Arena

bridal party at Joe Louis Arena

bride and groom at Joe Louis Arena

bride and groom at Joe Louis Arena

bride and groom at Joe Louis Arena big red doors

Bridal Party at Wayne State

Bride and groom at Wayne State

Bride and groom dancing at Wayne State


Bride and groom dancing at Wayne State

Bride and groom kissing at Wayne State

Bride and groom kissing at Wayne State

Bride and groom kissing at Wayne State

Bride and groom kissing at Wayne State

bridal party at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

bridal party at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

bridesmaids at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

groomsmen at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

groomsmen at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

bridal party bouquets at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

bride and groom at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

bride at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

bride and groom at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

bride and groom at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

bride and groom at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

bride and groom at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

bride and groom at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

bride and groom at wayne state McGregor Memorial Conference Center

bride and groom getting mcdonalds before reception

bride and groom in golf cart at Fern Hill Golf Course

groomsmen with bride at Fern Hill Golf Course

groomsmen with bride at Fern Hill Golf Course

groomsmen at Fern Hill Golf Course funny

bridesmaids with groom at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride with bridesmaids at Fern Hill Golf Course

under the veil photo at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom under the veil photo at Fern Hill Golf Course

under willow tree at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom under willow tree at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom under willow tree at Fern Hill Golf Course


Grand Entrance at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom grand entrance at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom at Fern Hill Golf Course


bride and groom cake cutting at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom cake cutting at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom cake cutting at Fern Hill Golf Course




bride and groom first dance at Fern Hill Golf Course
bride and groom first dance at Fern Hill Golf Course


bride and groom first dance at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom first dance at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom first dance at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom first dance at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom first dance at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom first dance with son at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and groom first dance with sonat Fern Hill Golf Course

dancing at Fern Hill Golf Course

dancing at Fern Hill Golf Course

dancing at Fern Hill Golf Course

dancing at Fern Hill Golf Course

dancing at Fern Hill Golf Course

dancing at Fern Hill Golf Course

dancing at Fern Hill Golf Course

bride and bridesmaids doing a shot at reception at Fern Hill Golf Course