Planning Your Elopement Articles

How Much Do Wedding Photographers Cost?

How Much Do Wedding Photographers Cost?

If you’re looking for the average amount couples spend on their photographers, you’ll find that average is just that: average. Couples often underestimate the average cost of wedding photography, and “reasonable” prices don’t account for the details that matter to you. If you book based solely on what you feel is reasonable, you’re likely to end up a solo photographer with little experience, low-quality camera and equipment, and an end product that leaves you wanting. 

Stories in the Stems

Stories in the Stems

There was a time when individuals grew and exchanged flowers to send decoded messages to one another. The symbolism of flowers and their meaning can be found throughout history in many cultures worldwide. Flowers are part of every important milestone in our lives, birthdays, graduation, recitals and plays, wedding, and funerals. There has been a long-standing connection between our feelings and flowers – we share them for joy, sympathy, love, and friendship. I propose we bring back those hidden messages and resurrect those ancient rituals for special moments, so that on those important days, we can intimately tell our stories with flowers.

Choosing Your Elopement Photographer: What You Need to Know

Choosing Your Elopement Photographer: What You Need to Know

Choosing your elopement or intimate wedding photographer is a high stakes game. Not only do we commonly represent one of the bigger budget categories, the results—the photographs themselves—transcend your celebration day, lasting long into the future and helping shape your memories of the moments your marriage began. The search itself can be overwhelming: there are so many of us—photographers, photographers everywhere! How can you navigate the wealth of North Carolina elopement photographers to find the one who’s right for you? Fear not, friends: read on for some tips and guidance to help you decide!

Ageism in the Wedding Industry

Ageism in the Wedding Industry

Look almost anywhere in the wedding industry and you’ll see some startling similarities across the board: the people represented are straight, white, and young. In more recent years, especially in the shake-up that was 2020, the heteronormativity and overall beige palette have begun improving, with even the bigger, more traditional outlets showing change – but there’s still a trend towards showing younger couples, a taste of ageism in the wedding industry.

Where should I elope? Do I need a venue, or…?

Where should I elope? Do I need a venue, or…?

It’s your wedding day, and you’re holding hands with your partner, looking deep into each others’ loving gaze. You’re about to share your vows, but first, you smile at your partner and take a deep breath to revel in the moment. Steeped in emotion and warmth as you stand on the threshold of life’s greatest adventure, the officiant nods, encouraging you to take your time, and you take a look around.

Eloping Your Way is as Easy as Picking the Right Vendors

Eloping Your Way is as Easy as Picking the Right Vendors

As you begin to dream up your perfect elopement, you have the opportunity to get just as beautiful, creative and personal with your design as you would with a traditional wedding. With the luxury of doing whatever the heck you actually want to do on your wedding day, you can do things as spontaneously as you like, or you can put a plan in place to have the most stress-free and enjoyable day you can imagine.

Follow Your Heart and Embrace the Magic of Small Weddings

Follow Your Heart and Embrace the Magic of Small Weddings

In March 2020, wedding planning became more complicated than it already was. As news about the coronavirus became abundant, the list of questions, concerns and complications grew. The first round of spring weddings was slowly and hesitantly rescheduled, and then in the blink of an eye, summer and fall weddings had been wiped from the calendar.