Meet our VENDORS: Paula Andrea Photography

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What is your philosophy for your business?

I want to create a brand that is bright, fun that lets the clients know I’m able to create an experience for them. I want them to feel like we’re great friends and they can trust me to capture their most intimate and vulnerable moments by providing this sort of environment.

How did your business get started? 

I’ve always loved photography, my degree is in cinema and digital production, so I’ve learned many scopes and aspects of film. I initially started off in landscape photography and then one day decided to brave my shyness and photograph people. I have to say that photographing people has been one of my most favorite subjects.

Why are you in the wedding industry?

I love photographing people and their experiences, and the next step of that road was to offer myself to the idea of photographing a wedding. There’s nothing I feel more important and sacred than marriage so it’s a great privilege to get to photograph something that can’t be recreated and that is definitely one of the most memorable moments of someone’s lives. My love for photographing experiences led me to choosing to photograph weddings. I especially am fond of small intimate weddings. There just something about a small wedding that really solidifies the unity between two beings and really just uses them as the centerpiece of the day.

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How long have you and your business been in the area?

I have lived in Wilmington, North Carolina for almost 11 years but I have been a photographer in the area for about six years now.

What areas do you serve? Are you willing to travel?

I am definitely willing to travel. I have my passport ready and am always willing to jump on a plane for work. I recently got to travel to Florence, Italy for a destination wedding and it was such an honor to be chosen to go abroad with the bride and groom. It definitely made me feel grateful for pushing through the obstacles of the photography industry. It was one of those uh-huh moments, you just kind of realize how wonderful God is if you believe in yourself.

How many weddings per week does your business typically accommodate?

I try to do just one wedding per week. Weddings are extremely detail-oriented and I want to make sure I am refreshed and focused on that wedding of that particular week. It’s important for the bride and groom to know that I am at their disposal, especially that week as things may change.

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What sets you apart from other vendors?

I think what sets any vendor apart is what they offer and the experience the clients have with them. I would say you’re essentially paying for me to do a job but you’re also paying for the experience that I give you. So what sets me apart is my personality and how I execute the process of what I am photographing at that specific time. Hopefully my being silly and making you laugh will leave a lasting impression that differentiates me from someone else. Even though I am a shy person, my main goal is to make you feel comfortable and if that means me being silly or having to do things to get you to let your guard down, I’m 100% ready to do so.

Is there a particular wedding that your business has participated in that has moved or inspired you?

The wedding in Florence, Italy at the Four Seasons was something that was all sorts of magical. I had never been overseas or traveled alone nonetheless. It was my first wedding I did solo (I usually have my husband accompanying me to be my assistant) and I was the sole “everything.” The bride, groom and I had a plan and we worked with timeline that fit both parties and allowed me to photograph every minute of their day effectively. It wasn’t all rainbows though. My patience, endurance, and self worth, as well as my faith in myself were definitely tested. But because I knew how important the wedding was and how much I wanted to succeed, I got through it and no one knew different. It showed me that I could handle a lot of situations and that I could produce a product that my clients would be proud of. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity and trust that was given to me.

Is there a particular instance in which your business’s participation has prevented disaster or made the event particularly magical?

Rain is always a word that brides cringe at. I photographed a wedding in the fall where it was raining all day. Needless to say, traveling to our destination was not a fun trip and once I got to our destination, Washington, NC, the rain still was coming down. Our bride wasn’t really happy but I assured her that we would definitely do outdoor images on another day if she wanted. Thankfully because we kept communication throughout the day and decided if the rain just stopped a little, we would get umbrellas and go outside. Well it just so happened that during the reception the rain cleared and we ran outside for images. It was one of the best lighting situations I’ve ever had for wedding photos and the mood after our rainstorm made for such beautiful pictures. Luckily, we got a little wedding day miracle from Mother Nature.

Do you have any advice for couples in the midst of planning?

Don’t stress and be organized. Remember the true meaning of the wedding day. Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the frills of the day but just remember that it’s about the fact that you get to marry your best friend. Don’t lose sight of that. I think if you keep that in your head, the complication of choosing venues, color pallets, and vendors will all fall into place.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

When you’re stressed, feeling alone and depressed about whatever is going in life, hold on to the hope of success and better days because your best day ever may be right around the corner.

If someone is interested in hiring you, what is the best way to contact you?

Email me through my website! I love getting to know my clients so get ready for some lengthy conversations!

Is there anything you’d like to tell me about your business that I haven’t asked?

I know there are a tremendous amount of photographers in our area and it’s incredibly daunting for a bride and groom to choose a photographer, but what I want my brand to say is that if you want to have fun, are carefree, and want images that will take you back to that day, I am your girl! We’ll laugh, we’ll cry and everything in between!

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Biggest Bridesmaid Trends 2016-2017

Like wedding gowns, bridal party dresses have trends as well. These are the biggest ones that we will see in the 2016-2017 wedding seasons.

Tea-Length

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It’s no secret that fashion trends of the past are coming back and we are loving this 1950’s comeback in weddings recently. Tea-length dresses are fun and playful while being sophisticated and very feminine. There are many styles and fabrics that make these types of dresses as unique as the bride herself.

Capped Sleeves

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When you want the look of a short-sleeve with the ease and feel of a sleeveless, opt for the capped sleeve. More modest than a sleeveless, it’s a great look for a spring wedding.

Mismatched Dresses

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The beauty of mismatched bridal party dresses is that it gives your bridesmaids and best friends some freedom in what they get to wear on your big day. They get to feel confident and love what they are wearing as much as you do. Mismatched dresses lets each bridesmaid find a style that flatters their figure in a way that keeps the color scheme and direction that the bride wants.

Two-Piece Separates

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Because sometimes it’s just not realistic to spend hundreds of dollars on a dress that you’re going to wear one time. That’s what’s so great about two-piece separates. Similar to mismatched dresses, it allows the bridesmaid to be confident in what they are wearing because each two-piece outfit is so customizable. But the highlight of separates is that you’re spending money on something that you can actually wear again.

Sequins

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Mixing sequin metallic bridesmaid dresses offers the perfect color palette for any wedding. Go neutral with grey metallic or give your bridesmaids a little glitzy pop with a pink sequin shimmer. The glam from these dresses pair nicely with outdoor greenery providing great photo turnout!

Meet our PARTNERS: A Thyme Savor

A Thyme Savor is a team of experienced professionals who strive to bring the best in catering to the Wilmington area and the mastermind behind it all is Danielle Cousler. With an extensive background in the culinary & food service industry, Danielle has the skill, drive, motivation and knowledge to guide her culinary team as well as any and every client in the right direction when planning and executing any event, large or small.

Can you describe your business and service that you offer?

We are a full service catering business made up of a team of culinary professionals who strive to bring the best catering services to the Wilmington area. We cater everything from weddings and birthday parties to baby/bridal showers, in addition to catering many large corporate events.

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How did your business get started?

We started back in 2006, renting the top floor kitchen at Beau Rivage golf resort as the exclusive on site caterer as well as off-site catering. After four years, we moved our operation to a restaurant in Carolina Beach where we have resided for the past six years. We began with very little to work with but have grown leaps and bounds over the past 12 years with no debt on our books.

Why are you in the wedding industry?

The wedding industry is the meat and potatoes behind our catering business. We love doing weddings because it gives us the chance to really showcase our talents and delicious foods. From the initial phase of planning, we strive to bring our clients’ visions to reality; when the big day comes, we love to see those realities happen and to see how happy we make our clients.

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How long have you and your business been in the area?

Danielle and I (Jeff) have lived in Wilmington for 17 years and have been in the business for almost 12 years.

What areas do you serve?

We serve Wilmington, Topsail, Ocean Isle, Emerald Isle and sometime up to Raleigh.

How many weddings per week does your business typically accommodate?

We try not to do more than three weddings in one day because we are so customer-service oriented, we want to make sure our wedding clients get the attention that they deserve. If it’s a really large wedding then it will be the only one we do on that given day; but, we have done three smaller weddings in one day and up to seven in one week.

What sets you apart from other vendors?

Our attention to details and the way we display our food sets us apart from other vendors. We try to source everything locally so that our clients get the freshest products available. We don’t go in and just put up a bunch of chaffers and fill them with food. We want to present our food so that it looks very appealing and people want to eat it.

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Is there a particular wedding that your business has participated in that has moved or inspired you?

All of our weddings give us inspiration and new ideas that we can share with future clients.

Is there a particular instance in which your business’s participation has prevented disaster or made the event particularly magical?

Yes, a few years ago during hurricane Irene we had a wedding scheduled for Saturday but the client asked if we could move it to Friday, two days before the event, so that we could beat the storm. We agreed, only to have the storm hit on that Friday and we were essentially setting up everything in the middle of a hurricane. The wind was 60-70mph, it was raining sideways, and the lights were flickering on and off all night. It was extremely difficult but we made it happen and the bride and groom couldn’t have been happier.

Do you have any advice for couples in the midst of planning?

Start early and get the big things out of the way first so that when it gets closer to your date all you are left with are the little details. Have a realistic budget in mind for your food and event planning so that we can match up the proper menu with your vision.

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What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Make the best of what you have to work with and always give 100 percent.

If someone is interested in hiring you, what is the best way to contact you?

Contact us by phone at (910)-262-2962 or by email at jeff@athymesavor.com.

Is there anything you’d like to tell me about your business that I haven’t asked?

When shopping for a caterer for your event, you will find that we are not the cheapest but also not the most expensive caterer in town. We offer a wide variety of options that will fit most budgets and will present the best things possible for any given budget. When it has to be right, A Thyme Savor is always your best solution.

A Love Story: Desirae and Jordan

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Venue: The Terraces on Sir Tyler

Caterer: Middle of the Island

Makeup: Vixen Studios, Kristin Wiedemer Frey

Hair: Sage Salon

Cake: Melissa’s Cake Creations, Melissa Ridgeway

Photographer: Michael Escobar Photography

DJ: Craig Galloway

Day of Coordinator: Not Your Grandmother’s Wedding, Chrissy Sailstad

Pastor: Port City Community Church, Hugo Izzo

Dress: For the ceremony, my mother’s Chantilly Lace wedding gown that The Wedding Dress Shoppe altered to make fit me by removing the sleeves and taking out the rust stained back panel for an open back. For the reception, my Anjolique dress from The Wedding Dress Shoppe.

Wedding Bands: Perry’s Emporium

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 “That’s when he showed up…”         

He asked what we would like to drink and everyone answered but me. I stared at him with my bold green eyes and my smart mouth opened, “well hey, how are you, and aren’t you supposed to tell us your name?” He perked up with a sly smile and I noticed his crystal clear blue eyes, then he surprised me with his very own smart mouth, “I mean I’m wearing a name tag. Can you read?”

Our check was paid and before we left the table I joked with the roommate telling her she should get his number since she found him to be such eye candy. She giggled and said she couldn’t. She was too nervous so I told her I would get it for her–what a chicken, I thought.

Everyone made their way to the door and I followed rearing the caboose of our train, and of course he was at the door bidding us a goodbye. Abruptly, I stopped in front of him while the others continued to the car. I asked if he had a girlfriend and he beamed pearly whites with the word no and hastily said, “Let me get your number, what’s your name?” So there we were at the doors to Eddie Romanellie’s exchanging numbers- only I really didn’t want his, I was happily attached.

Well, a month later everything changed…

I found myself down and blue because of a recent breakup. Yes, I drunk texted a stranger I met briefly at a restaurant (whose number I got for a friend–she never contacted him so I didn’t feel bad). I’m not sure exactly what I wrote and who knows if it was coherent, but thankfully he had a few too many drinks as well while with family in California and responded gleefully.

Through some texting we discovered that we lived only a few blocks from one another in downtown Wilmington and planned to grab a beer and dollar tacos at Firebelly’s bar when he returned.

“And you guessed it– through the all the calm waters and raging storms– we’ve been together ever since, a love story 7 and a half years in the making.”

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The Wedding

Doing the first look with my daddy seeing me in my mom’s gown and hearing him tell me I look so beautiful and that mom was here with me made me cry. That would have to be one of the best parts of my wedding day. All my nerves went away as soon as we arrived at the venue and I could see my husband-to-be waiting at the alter for me, I heard the song my daddy and I were walking down to (One Thousand Years via piano), saw all our loved ones and my handsome Jordan, and the world was almost perfect.

My mom wanted to walk me down the aisle with my daddy and I was not a fan of that; I told her you will save daddy’s seat and wait for me at the end of the aisle. Little did I know, Heaven needed her and my lovely mama left this world two months before my wedding day. I was devastated and heartbroken, so many thoughts raced through my mind. We even considered postponing our wedding. But, deep down, I knew how excited my mom was about my wedding. The only wedding dress she ever saw me in was hers because I played dress up in it as a little girl and loved her dress! So I came to The Wedding Dress Shoppe with my mom’s gown in tow, full of tears and needing a miracle. They were sweet; God sent angels and made everything work!!! So my mom did get to walk me down the aisle, sort of. I had her dress!!!

We were an hour late arriving at the venue and that really stressed me out, but Michael, our photographer, said something that helped: you’re the bride, they are going to wait. During the Ceremony, Jordan actually said I do way too early and laughter couldn’t be contained. A great, and one of my favorite photos, was caught by Michael Escobar of this exact moment! We wrote our own vows; it was incredibly special to hear each of us pour out our hearts to one another and adding in a dash of humor for entertainment!

My next favorite moment was dancing with my dancing machine of a daddy; the place went insane!  The reception was a hit, even though a few things never got completed after my mom passed away in August of 2014. For example, the reception seating chart, oh my! I was upset and nervous about that mishap but we just told the DJ to announce to guests to sit wherever they wanted and it worked fine. I also forgot our beautiful cake stand and the cake topper. No one but me knew; as we were going to cut our cake, I felt my face get red as the shock hit me as I saw it sitting there empty. I wanted to kick myself for a split moment but when I realized no one else knew my secret I let it drift out of my mind and came back to “let’s have fun and be in love” mindset.

So everyone ate the good food, drank the tasty drinks and danced the night away!

Meet our PARTNERS: The RiverRoom

 

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One of the greatest benefits of having your wedding in a coastal town is the venue selection. The River Room encompasses many of the beloved parts of Wilmington in one venue – the river, the historic downtown, and a combined wedding and reception location. We talked with Shannon Zucker, the venue manager, about why choosing The River Room could be the best choice for your wedding.

How did you get started?

I got started in the events industry though an internship my senior year at UNCW. I had the opportunity to intern at an events venue in Wilmington and loved it! Thanks to that internship, I discovered my passion for working at wedding venues. Now I manage The RiverRoom and our new bridal suite, Sunset Flat.

Why did you choose to be a part of the wedding industry?

Well, who doesn’t love a great wedding? I chose to be a part of the wedding industry because I love being able to help make someone’s monumental day as great as possible. I have the ability to remain calm in high-stress situations whereas others may not which is a necessary quality to have when a bride is nervous and stressed.

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What areas do you serve?

We are located in downtown Wilmington; however, we have clients who travel from the triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill) as well as from abroad! Most recently, we had clients from England who traveled to The RiverRoom for their ceremony and reception.

How many weddings per week does your business typically accommodate?

We offer events seven days a week and we can accommodate up to two events a day when the room isn’t rented out all day. Typically, we have two weddings a week in addition to other non-wedding events.

What do you feel sets you apart from your competitors?

Something that sets us apart from our competitors is that we are right on the Cape Fear River! We get the most beautiful sunset views and we are in the process of getting a walkway above the water. Another thing that sets us apart is that we allow our clients to bring their own food and beverages which is not something that many venues will allow. In addition to those things, we recently opened Sunset Flat which is a smaller, second venue that can be used as a bridal suite!

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Sunset Flat – Photo by Megan Dickerson Photography

Is there a particular wedding that has moved or inspired you?

Weddings always inspire me! To see two people who are so happy together is an amazing thing. I find the most moving moments are during the first dance when the pre-wedding jitters have left and you can see how happy the couple is as they look into each other’s eyes.

Is there a particular time where your participation has prevented disaster or made the event particularly magical?

Yes! Earlier in the month, during a ceremony, a client’s wedding band fell through a crack into the water below and I was able to retrieve the ring. It would have been awful if the clients lost their ring and by quick-thinking, I was able to get the ring out of the river and back on the bride’s finger! The whole family was very appreciative and it’s something neither the clients nor I will forget.

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Do you have any advice for couples in the midst of planning?

My advice to couples in the midst of planning would be to find a venue that they can envision themselves getting married in and then ask the venue for advice on how to make their vision come to life. As a venue, we have seen many different events and can provide them with lots of suggestions.

What is the greatest piece of advice you have ever received and why has it stuck with you?

The greatest piece of advice that I received was to do what makes you happy. I can’t imagine waking up and going to a job I hated. However, the first thing that came to my mind was a quote by Conan O’Brien that I have framed on my desk. It reads, “If you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”

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Contact: Shannon Zucker, info@theriverroomevents.com

20 Greatest First Dance Songs

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We all need a little music inspiration sometimes. Whether you are looking for a first dance song or just need some suggestions to give the DJ, these songs are sure to set the mood and get your guests on the dance floor.

  1. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

“Take me into your loving arms/Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars/Oh, darling, place your head on my beating heart/I’m thinking out loud/But maybe we found love right where we are.”

  1. First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes

“Yours was the first face that I saw/I think I was blind before I met you/I don’t know where I am, I don’t know where I’ve been/But I know where I want to go.”

  1. How Sweet It Is by James Taylor

“I needed the shelter of someone’s arms and there you were/I needed someone to understand my ups and downs and there you were/With sweet love and devotion, deeply touching my emotion/I want to stop and thank you baby.”

  1. Lucky by Colbie Caillat

“I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend/Lucky to have been where I have been/Lucky to be coming home again/I’m lucky we’re in love in every way/Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed/Lucky to be coming home someday.”

  1. Marry Me by Train

“Together can never be close enough for me/To feel like I am close enough to you/You wear white and I’ll wear out the words “I love you”/And you’re beautiful/Now that the wait is over/And love has finally shown her my way/Marry me.”

  1. Steady As We Go by Dave Matthews Band

“In the darkest times, you shine on me/You set me free/And keep me steady as we go/So if your heart rings dry my love, I will fill your cup.”

  1. Then by Brad Paisley

“Now you’re my whole life/Now you’re my whole world/I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl/We’ll look back someday/At this moment that we’re in/And I’ll look at you and say/I thought I loved you then.”

  1. The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra

“Yes, you’re lovely, with your smile so warm/And your cheeks so soft/There is nothing for me but to love you/And the way you look tonight.”

  1. More Than Words by Extreme

“All you have to do is close your eyes /And just reach out your hands and touch me /Hold me close don’t ever let me go /More than words is all I ever needed you to show /Then you wouldn’t have to say that you love me /’Cause I’d already know.”

  1. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

“And all along I believed I would find you/Time has brought your heart to me/I have loved you for a thousand years/I’ll love you for a thousand more.”

11. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley

“Like a river flows surely to the sea/Darling, so it goes/Some things are meant to be/Take my hand, take my whole life, too/For I can’t help falling in love with you.”

  1. All of Me by John Legend

“All of me/Loves all of you/Love your curves and all your edges/All your perfect imperfections/Give your all to me/I’ll give my all to you/You’re my end and my beginning.”

  1. I Swear by John Michael Montgomery

“I’ll give you everything I can/I’ll build your dreams with these two hands/We’ll hang some memories on the wall/And when there’s silver in your hair/You won’t have to ask if I still care/’Cause as time turns the page/My love won’t age at all.”

  1. I Don’t Dance by Lee Brice

“I don’t dance, but here I am/Spinning you around and around in circles/It ain’t my style, but I don’t care/I’d do anything with you anywhere.”

  1. She’s Everything by Brad Paisley

“She’s the voice I love to hear/Someday when I’m ninety/She’s that wooden rocking chair/I want rocking right beside me/Every day that passes/I only love her more.”

  1. When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Krauss

“The smile on your face lets me know that you need me/There’s a truth in your eyes sayin’ you’ll never leave me/The touch of your hand says you’ll catch me if ever I fall/You say it best when you say nothing at all.”

  1. Crazy Love by Van Morrison

“I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles/And the heaven’s open every time she smiles/And when I come to her that’s where I belong/Yet I’m running to her like a river’s song.”

  1. Make You Feel My Love by Adele

“I could make you happy, make your dreams come true/Nothing that I wouldn’t do/Go to the/ends of the Earth for you/To make you feel my love.”

  1. Rose of My Heart by Johnny Cash

“You are the rose of my heart/You are the love of my life/A flower not fading nor falling apart/If you’re tired, rest your head on my arm/Rose of my heart.”

  1. You Are the Sunshine of my Life by Stevie Wonder

“And I know that this must be heaven, /How could so much love be inside of you/You are the sunshine of my life, yeah /That’s why I’ll always stay around/You are the apple of my eye/Forever you’ll stay in my heart.”

Meet our PARTNERS: Madison Photography

Who better to capture your big day then one of Wilmington’s few husband and wife photography teams? Michael and Danielle are located in Wilmington, NC but are always up for a road-trip if you are out of the area!

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Can you describe your business and services that you offer?

We are a husband and wife photography team located in Wilmington, NC. Our primary focus is wedding/engagement photography! We offer all-day photography on the day of your event, from start to finish, as well as engagement and bridal sessions.

How did your business get started?

We started our business in the summer of 2014. My husband and I both had previous photography experience and loved capturing those special moments. Photography was one of the most important aspects of our own wedding and we just loved our photos; this led us to decide that we wanted to use our own creativity and drive for this art to capture amazing photos for other couples in our area. We moved to Wilmington in March of 2015 and have loved photographing in this beautiful state!

Why are you in the wedding industry?

Couples photography has always been our thing. We love seeing people join their lives together. This is a rare and special moment in your relationship and we want to be there to capture it. It brings us so much joy to share in those special moments with couples!

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What areas do you serve? Are you willing to travel?

Our focus is primarily in the Wilmington area, but we are more than willing to travel. We have photographed in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina!

How many weddings per week does your business typically accommodate?

Since we have recently kick-started our business in this area, we do not have weekly weddings yet. However, we have a couple of weddings booked for spring and are always on the lookout for new brides!

What should someone expect when being introduced to your line of work?

Photography differs quite a bit based on what photographer you choose. Expect to see a wide variety of styles when you look for a photographer. Choose one with a style you love!

What do you recommend for couples who are just beginning the planning process?

Lists! When I was planning for my own wedding, this was a life-saver. Obviously an overall checklist at the very beginning is the key. As you search through each wedding vendor, make a list. Write down prices, packages, styles, and perks for each vendor. Then, take a step back and compare. Think about what you love and choose vendors that are compatible with your own personality, style, and budget!

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What sets you apart from other vendors?

There are three things that we believe set us apart from other vendors:

  1. We are a married photography team. When you book us, you are booking two professional photographers for the price of one! This means you will be seeing amazing moments in your ceremony from different angles and perspectives. We are able to cover so much more of your big day when there are two of us. For example, when we arrive, we split up and I photograph the women getting ready while Michael does the same for the guys. We stick with you throughout the day to ensure we don’t miss a beat.
  2. Our prices are unbeatable. We offer simple packages for wedding photography as well as engagement and bridal sessions. These packages are very reasonably priced for a single photographer and you are getting two!
  3. We give you everything! With every package offered, we give you a disk of all edited photos and ownership of them all! Most photographers don’t do this. You will find the majority of photographers give you online access to a gallery and then charge you to make your prints. We give them all to you along with a print release form, allowing you to print wherever you want, whenever you want! Once you pay for your package, you are done! There are no extra charges or fees on our end.

 

What is your most popular option/package?

Our wedding/engagement package is our most popular package. We give you $50 off when you book us for your wedding and engagement session!

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Is there a particular wedding that your business has participated in that moved or inspired you?

We loved photographing Ben and Kate’s wedding one April. It was a special day for us because their decorations were all very similar to our wedding day. They even used the same colors we used! It was also an outdoor wedding and these are always so beautiful and amazing to photograph.

Do you have any advice for couples in the midst of planning?

Don’t let yourself stress over the little things! If you get overwhelmed, take a break! It can be really tough to make all those heavy decisions. Know that no matter what you choose, your day is going to be especially memorable to you because you are marrying your best friend. Make sure you have help with the planning process. It can be so hard doing everything on your own. Additionally, it can be helpful to hire a wedding planner or just choose a friend to keep you on track with all your checklists.

We encourage couples to follow our Facebook page! We try to keep things updated as we photograph each couple. If you like what you see, send us an email! We would absolutely love to meet you! Even if you don’t end up booking us, we love getting to know people around North Carolina! We would love to answer any questions you have and find out more about your wedding day.

www.madisonphotography.org