Five Fun Photos to Take with Your Bridesmaids

I think most of us can agree that photography is very important on your wedding day.  You want pictures you can look back on for years to come and although you need the posed photographs it is always fun to think of some creative shots to take.  The majority of your wedding day will be spent with your bridesmaids and you want to make sure your photographs capture not only your faces but your personalities!  Here are five fun pictures that we think every bride should have of her and her maids.

Most of your wedding day will consist of you and your girls getting ready and I love capturing the casual moments before the ceremony begins.  How cute is this photo with all of the girls laying down in a circle and capturing a closeup of their faces?

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You can even propose a toast with all of your girls while you are getting ready and capture the moment.  I love how they are all wearing the same thing!

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My favorite idea for pictures is to have your bridesmaids take a picture with how they first met you! LOVE this!

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Don’t forget about the details!  Make sure you get a picture of your fabulous shoes or all of your hair!

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Use props! Be silly and have fun with your girls to lighten the mood before the ceremony.  Consider balloons, parasols, photo booth props, etc to take pictures with.

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What is your favorite shot?  Do you have any other must have pictures with your bridesmaids?

We want to know!

Glendalough Manor Real Wedding: Sydney and Blake

I am so excited to share this real wedding at Glendalough Manor with you!! The amazing photographers from Unplugged Photography did an incredible job of capturing the wedding day of Sydney and Blake on May 3, 2013.  I had such a hard time choosing which pictures to feature since so many of them were absolutely gorgeous! Hope you enjoy this beautiful wedding story of Blake and Sydney!

The bride wore a beautiful lace empire waist wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline designed by Essence of Australia.

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Sydney and Blake decided to have a “first look” and get a private moment in the gardens at Glendalough Manor before the ceremony.  It was an emotional and beautiful moment captured David Shirk of Unplugged Photography.

Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

The bridesmaids wore tea length dresses in shades of lavender and pink and carried gorgeous hand tied bouquets of peach, pink and lavender created by the talented Perfect Petals Design Group.

Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

The ceremony took place in the gardens where the aisle was lined with shepherd hooks with jars of coordinating flowers.  Under the pergola were two large arrangements on either side of the couple on large columns.  Stunning!

Photo provided bu Unplugged Photography

Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

A beautiful garden wedding just south of Atlanta! Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

Atlanta Wedding Venue with Gorgeous Gardens! Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

Glendalough Manor Gardens! How romantic! Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

The reception was held in the Wicklow Ballroom at Glendalough Manor.  The chairs were tied in a soft shade of lavender accented with a lavender napkin.  A long head table was set in the center of the room with all of the guest tables surrounding them. Sydney and Blake had a candy buffet as the wedding favor for the guests to enjoy.  The cake was made by Cutie Pies and Cakery was topped with an adorable cake topper with the words “We Do”.

Beautiful Ballrooms! Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

The guests danced the night away with One of A Kind DJ’s.  Unplugged Photography was able to take the couple outside before their departure to capture some incredible night shots with some of them being in the rain!

A romantic setting at Glendalough Manor! Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

Amazing Atlanta Wedding Venue! Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

Glendalough Manor Wedding Venue! Atlanta Garden Wedding! Photo provided by Unplugged Photography

Congratulations to Sydney and Blake from everyone at Glendalough Manor!

A special thank you to David at Unplugged Photography for letting us show off his amazing work.

For more information on having your wedding at Glendalough Manor, call 678-870-0068.

Photography Ideas: The Rings

A photography shot that most people forget about is the rings.  If you are like most brides you want to make sure your photographer gets a picture of your shiny, new wedding rings!  The traditional ring shot consists of your and your new husbands hands in front of your bouquet.  Although this can still be a beautiful picture, it is a little boring.  In order to make sure you get a creative ring shot discuss this with your photographer.  You can give them some ideas of what shots you like but also let them be creative.   If you are unsure what pictures you want, here are some of my favorite ideas!

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For a simple ring photography shot, use your vows or other stationary as the background for the photo.  You can also place the rings on your favorite bible verse.

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Another simple shot is to have your photographer shoot through the ring and capture an image of something else.  Love this photo where you get a glimpse of the bride and groom kissing through the ring.

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Some of my favorite shots are when the photographers choose items around the wedding to place the rings on.  This can include your cake topper, shoes, or even food!

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If you want to include you and your husband in the shot, look at cute these photos! The pinky swear is my favorite!

Photo provided by Amber Engfer Lifestyle Photographer

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I hope these photos have given you inspiration for your own unique ring picture!

Happy Planning!