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Mountain Wedding Planning Tips

Hairstyles can be hard to plan for such a big day.  Here are a few things to consider when choosing a hairstyle for your wedding.

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Colorado Springs Wedding Photographers | Wedding Tip of the Week

Wedding Tip of the Week: Save Big on Your Dress by shopping consignment and thrift stores! Below is are two pictures I took this week at a Colorado Springs Goodwill store – the racks were overflowing with dresses! There was another rack of just slips and accessories. If you are on a tight wedding budget be sure to check out your local thrift stores regularly and ‘Tina’s Dresses’ an in home consignment shop. I have bought several props from her, she has amazing wedding items and everything is $150 or less. You can contact Tina Heldman by email or phone to set an appointment up with her: handrew1014@yahoo.com & 719 596-3432.

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Colorado Springs Wedding Photographers | Wedding Tip of the Week

Wedding Tip of the Week: Get creative and design a beautiful wedding exit that will be an art piece you will cherish and a moment your guests will never forget!
The wedding exit is one of my favorite photographs from the entire day because it is the peak of the joy and can be so fun and colorful.  Bubbles are fun, but they can be hard to execute.  Check out these 10 Cute & Clever Altervnatives To The Rice Toss.  I hope these ideas help you think out of the box for a beautiful wedding exit!  Ribbon wands are my favorite from their list, although I love this photo from a flower petal toss…Shining-mountain-weddings_0001

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Wedding Tip of the Week: Don’t forget about your other important family members on your big day; Animals are beautiful people!

Here are some of my favorite ways to include your pet or pets in your wedding day, from wedding portraits, to cake toppers, and even engagement portraits…
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denver-wedding-photographers_0003Looking for more ideas? There are some great articles online that showcase ideas on how to include your pet in your wedding, my favorite one is from the Knot, called wedding dog ideas.

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Colorado Springs Wedding Photographers | Wedding Tip of the Week

Wedding Tip of the Week:  Don’t make them eat cake.  Not crazy about cake yourself?  Cut a cheesecake or pie instead!  Or consider surprising your guests with an alternate dessert bar, like a ice cream sundae making bar, or my favorite… have a cotton candy bar, like in the photo below!  For even more ideas, check out this article: 5 Wedding Cake Alternatives

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Colorado Springs Wedding Photographers | Wedding Tip of the Week

Wedding Tip of the Week: Always have a Plan B!  If you don’t have any indoor options for portraits and your wedding is taking place in one of the wettest states in this country, be prepared for rain.  Umbrella are great to have, besides keeping you dry they can also provide sun protection. They can even provide shade during the middle of the day, a photographer’s dream.  I think Bella Umbrellas were the perfect prop for this vintage backyard wedding outside of Seattle!  It didn’t rain, but the bridal party used these beautiful umbrellas from Bella Umbrella for many of their portraits, we even staged the scene “Sunday Afternoon” by Georges Seurat by the family pond.

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Wedding Tip of the Week:  Have a flower girl!  Seeing the world through a child’s eyes is always enlightening; besides, flower girls are adorable!  So call up a family member who has a daughter age 5 -10 and have them join you to celebrate your special day.  Let her stand with the bridal party and dance a little then have them retire to their sleeping bag in kids room so their parents can enjoy your reception with you.glen-eyrie-wedding-photographers_0222glen-eyrie-wedding-photography_0012glen-eyrie-wedding-photographers_0302garden-gods-wedding-photography_0004

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Colorado Springs Wedding Photographers | Wedding Tip of the Week

Wedding Tip of the Week: Save Big on Your Dress by shopping at small consignment shops! In Colorado Springs check out ‘Tina’s Dresses.’ You can contact Tina Heldman by email or phone to set an appointment up with her: handrew1014@yahoo.com & 719 596-3432.

 

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Colorado Springs Wedding Photographers | Wedding Tip of the Week

Wedding Tip of the Week: Preparing for an outdoor ceremony in Colorado can be a lot of work.  In the summer there is almost always chance of wind and afternoon showers in the mountains.  To prevent wardrobe malfunctions attach tiny weights to the bridesmaids’ hems to keep their dresses from flying up on a windy day.  You can also use veil weights to keep your headpiece from flying away.

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Wedding Tip of the Year

Choose what aspect of your wedding day is most important to you.  If it is having an amazing honeymoon in Australia, first consider what month is best to travel there before booking your wedding date. If it is having an amazing photos that help remind you every day of the very beginning of your journey together as husband and wife, first imagine your perfect day and a photo of it hanging on your wall – what would that photo look like? Was it summer or fall in the mountains or the city? Would you be kissing by a old wagon in the mountains or perhaps walking together through Garden of the Gods?

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