It is a total privilege helping couples create the wedding of their dreams – if this wasn’t special enough, meeting and working with so many amazing suppliers in the industry is the icing on the (wedding) cake – sorry couldn’t resist!
Without awesome suppliers we wouldn’t be able to give our couples the best day of their lives. So we choose who we work with very carefully and a lot of time and effort goes into building relationships with like-minded suppliers that have the same ethos about weddings as we do. Each supplier gives 100% to every couple, 100% of the time, and so we have loved working with them all.
Recommendation is really key to finding and being able to trust your wedding suppliers. Ask around and make sure you have done your research carefully. Although lots of you tell us you hate going, visiting a few wedding fairs really does give you the chance to meet suppliers face-to-face and get a feel for them and their work. Vital in building a good relationship.
Just like us other suppliers will in turn be happy to recommend other companies you might need and you can gradually grow your network of possibles. Make sure you get quotes before you jump in so you are clear what you are paying for and then contrast and compare carefully. Most suppliers we will be happy to give you a free consultation before you decide 100% too.
Here are a few snapshots of work created for The Wedding Dolls couples by just some of our fabulous wedding suppliers over the last year and our little chance to thank them all.
Oh and how can we not thank the brilliant photographers who captured our suppliers amazing work!
Kay Young Photography, Rebecca Douglas Photography, Jackson and Co, Danni Beach and Martin Briggs
Enjoy and happy researching!
So following on from the start of our countdown yesterday to the Wedding Fair at Bluewater, part one of our wedding worries special kicks off with choosing your photographer. Always a toughie so click through and have a look at this guest blog post, by Kent photographer Rebecca Douglas, who talks you through the process. A must read for anyone still debating who will capture their big day.
Credit: Rebecca Douglas
Oh and we do love an engagement shoot. They are a great way to get to know your photographer and get a feel for the type of images you want taken on your big day. Have a sneak peek at Love in Paris and Bluebells and Fairytales for a bit of engagement shoot inspiration. If you’re still not sure read this useful post from Offbeat Bride which gives you some darn good reasons why you should partake in a shoot, especially if you’re a bit camera shy. Also check out their engagement shoot ideas board.
Plus if you’ve ever wondered how your mate always looks great in pics whilst you’re sporting a double chin and red eye then read this article on iVillage. This way you might actually get tagged in a wedding Facebook picture where you look half human, although after years of trying I’m still yet to perfect that one…..
PS Don’t forget to book your Wedding Fair at Bluewater tickets with our special discount code and come visit our stand where we’ll help you banish those wedding worries!
Today on the blog we have another fantastic find to share with you, Kent wedding photographer, Helen Schryver of Schryver Photography. Here Helen tells us a little more about her work…..
“My wedding photography is largely documentary-style, with unobtrusive coverage typically lasting from bridal preparations to well into the evening. I believe the best photos come from capturing people unaware as very few people actually enjoy posing for photographs! I make it my mission to seek out all the hundreds of special moments that take place on a wedding day and love taking creative shots of all the little details. I want to make sure I have really captured the whole feel of the day.”
Helen is offering all Wedding Dolls readers a 10% discount on her Classic and Premium wedding photography packages if you book before the end of October 2013.
For more information about pricing and to view the gallery visit www.schryverphoto.com
Images by www.schryverphoto.com
Andy Stonier from Howling Basset shared with us todays super wedding snap. He tells us……
“Michelle and Altino were married last Sunday at Rye Town Hall. Michelle is shy and so wanted to avoid the limelight and as much fuss as she could. The Rye Town Crier thought otherwise…..”
Congratulations to Michelle and Altino and have a great weekend everyone!
This weeks super snap comes from Tony and Carol of AphroditeNet Photography based in Bexleyheath. Carol tells us the story behind the image…..
“We can take hundreds of photos during a wedding and within those are always ‘stand out’ shots which usually capture a special moment or emotion and this image is one of those.
“The morning of the wedding we were taking bridal preparation photographs at Orchard Cottage on Oaks Farm in Surrey. We often find the bridal preparation part of the day is one of the most difficult to plan photography for as so much depends on how the bride is feeling. Nerves can often kick in around this time and the schedule can get a bit hectic with hair and make-up being done and dresses to put on. But our bride, Carol-Anne, arrived at the cottage from her hotel looking relaxed and happy.
“What impressed us the most was her desire to make sure the three flower girls were comfortable with their outfits and were relaxed about the day ahead. The girls were a little apprehensive and so Carol-Anne took the chance to have a quiet reassuring chat. It was, quite simply, a special moment and one we’re sure they will both treasure for years to come!”
For todays super wedding snap we have a gorgeous shot by Martin Briggs Photography. As Martin says “I really like it because it contains happy people and that’s really what a wedding is all about – not the shoes, the dress or the decor, just the sharing of a beautiful day between you as a couple and your family.” We couldn’t agree more!
Have a great weekend!
Today we’re sharing with you a lovely engagement shoot by Rebecca Douglas of cute couple Lisa and Owen. Lisa tells us their engagement story…..
“We first met in 2008 in Canterbury and were introduced by a mutual friend. She made it very obvious that she thought we would be a perfect match and Owen even joked that we should get married! Our paths didn’t cross for a while after that night as I was taking exams but Owen and I kept in touch and then arranged a date – we moved in together just 6 months later! For our anniversary last year Owen gave me a beautiful bracelet. He suddenly dropped to one knee and asked me to look inside the bracelet. Carefully engraved was ‘Will you marry me, Lisa?’! It was such a wonderful surprise!
“It’s been wedding crazy since our engagement and having this shoot in the Bluebell Wood was just like being in our very own fairy tale. We regularly go walking together in the countryside, so the setting couldn’t have been more fitting for us as a couple. Both of us are relatively shy, but Rebecca put us at ease and we had such a fun evening walking through the woods having our picture taken. The scent of the bluebells was just amazing! Planning a wedding together can be such a busy affair, but having that time on the shoot was such an enjoyable and relaxing way to celebrate our engagement and we also have some beautiful images to look back on.”
Massive congratulations to Lisa & Owen and thanks to Rebecca Douglas for sharing the shoot with us.
Todays super wedding snap really captures a calm moment before the ceremony begins. Alan Langley of Dover Design tells us “It was taken at Cooling Castle Barn and shows such real emotion from the Groom.”
For us we love it as it captures one of those precious few moments you have to yourself, when you can just stop for a minute and take in your day as it unfolds. Just gorgeous.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Love the camera? Check. Friends and family complete show offs? Check. Want some fun entertainment at your wedding? Check. Then a photobooth could be just what you’re after! Today we’ve got a great offer for you from the lovely George Palmer of You Beauty Photobooths who is offering a fantastic deal that will give you a fabulously fun element to your wedding day.
Prices for a complete photobooth service start from £495 for a 3 hour package which includes:
Unlimited Photos with double prints
Set up, delivery and take down costs as well as a fully trained staff member present throughout the course of the event.
Fully stocked prop box packed with hats, glasses, wigs and much more.
All photos uploaded to the You Beauty Photo booths Facebook page as well as the website gallery post.
For The Wedding Dolls readers there is a special deal available if you book before the end of June 2013. Simply quote “The Wedding Dolls” when enquiring and you will receive an additional extra package (worth over £100) completely FREE which includes:
HD video allowing guests to record personal messages which are supplied on DVD or USB stick
Greenscreen option allowing you to choose the background of your photos
A Guest Book which allows guests to leave a personal message as a great memento of your day
A USB stick of all the images and photo’s
For more information and images of the photobooth and the different themes you can book visit You Beauty Photobooths.