SHOESDAY TUESDAY: Vans from Abbydell

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Check out these super FUN Shoesday Tuesday pics from Abbydell Photography — VANS, and purple ones at that! I also love the groom’s matching socks…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a Shoesday Tuesday or engagement/wedding spotlight that we can share? Send us a line at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com — we’d love to feature YOU!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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INSPIRATION: Winter Engagement Sessions

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Thanks to Abbydell Photography in Jackson for providing some awesome feedback regarding winter engagement sessions! This is something that is so real to Wyoming…you’re newly engaged…you’re excited to get planning and moving for that summer wedding, and engagement photos are very much a part of that! However, how to make that outdoor engagement photo session that you’ve dreamed of a reality in Wyoming’s winter climate…a few ideas and some inspiration pics from Abbydell…thanks Abby!

As a photographer or bride, it’s always a little daunting to go out in the “patchy phases of winter” as I like to call them — when half the ground is a mucky dead mess and the other half is beautiful white snow. Finding the perfect locations and lighting in a time like that is critical! You don’t want everyone to notice the patchwork instead of your beautiful faces. Well as you can guess, this was definitely one of those days. I must admit that I think all my handiwork payed off, but then again how could it not with such great subjects! Speaking of the couple, they were great! Ben (from the UK) and Jordyn (Canadian) have quite the love story. Wishing them all the best in there many travels as they prepare for wedding celebrations across the globe!

Thanks Abby! So here were some of my ‘take home lessons’ from reading Abby’s excerpt and seeing these images…

DO: Utilize the adorable winter gear that is out there…parkas, scarves, fur (real or synthetic, doesn’t matter), boots…


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DO: Play with COLOR! If your backdrop is Wyoming’s white snow and the browns, greens, greys, etc. of rocks, prairie grass, hillsides, trees — why not bring in pops of color in your clothing? Warm hues like pinks, reds, oranges…pair them in small doses with neutrals such as gray, brown, black, and give your images a pop of color and warmth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DO: Utilize the natural elements around you! I mentioned trees, rocks, prairie grass, fences, hillsides…how can those become natural props for your images? Work creatively with your photographer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DON’T: Be afraid to include patchy areas, as Abby says. Make the star of the show the two of you, and not the patchy ground. Work with your photographer and be creative — there are many ways to work with our Wyoming winter landscape!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DO: Incorporate your emotion and romance into the day. Be less concerned with the natural environment and more focused on remembering who you love and why you’re getting married — that natural happiness will come shining through in your images and create a session that you’re truly in love with!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Til Next Time…We’re excited to keep you inspired! Thanks again to Abbydell Photography in Jackson for an awesome inspirational blog!

Kati Hime, Editor

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COLOR INSPIRATION: RED by Abbydell!

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Thanks to Abbydell Photography in Jackson for providing our color inspiration — RED!  Red is such a bold and emotion-evoking color. It can stand alone, it can pop against neutrals such as white (or my always favorite neutral, chocolate brown), but it can also look sweet with pink, fiery with orange, powerful with blue and white, dramatic and romantic with black… Red just looks you in the face and challenges you not to feel emotion with it. So do you take the challenge? Do you take on RED and all that it can do for you?  Abby says YES!!! And here’s her dose of RED inspiration for us…thanks Abby!


Thanks to Abbydell Photography in Jackson for this fun look at RED! Have a bit of RED inspiration that you’d like to share? We’d love to see it! OR, if another hue is your favorite, send us some pics — we love to be inspired! Send images to editor@wyolifestyle.com (remember those all-important credits!) or post on our Facebook page — we’d love to share how YOU dream in color!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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THINGS WE LOVE…

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We’re in need of a wedding spotlight for this week! If you have one, give us a buzz (today is October 5) — editor@wyolifestyle.com.  In lieu of one for the moment though, I wanted to do another ‘Things We Love’ post…

Like this one…an engagement pic from Ardent Photography


Or these two…from Abbydell Photography


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a great one from Chai Photography…the first is the bride and her father…the second is the groom with his dad — both wearing their wives’ garters on their arms (say it with me: AWWWW!)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this sweet shot from Katie Lynn Photography


This shot from Keith Turbitt’s Shutter-Vision made me gasp, literally…


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These images from Sara LeeAnn Photography are so real, and they just made me smile…


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love the light in this image from Alissa Ferullo Photography — it just radiates off the happy light coming from this couple’s features…


I love the unique things that Beartooth Photography does — these are very cool perspectives!


Check out this super slick image from Katy Gray Photography...I love this idea…


Just a few of the things that we’ve seen and loved lately…what do you love? Post on our Facebook page — we’d love to see what makes your heart skip a beat!

‘Til Next Time…lovin’ love and all things lovely about it…okay, that was over the top… 🙂

Kati Hime, Editor

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INSPIRATION: What Do You LOVE?

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You know, sometimes it’s just fun to post some cool pictures that have caught our eye over here at Wyoming Weddings…I started off thinking of a theme of pictures, or some sort of unifying thread that connects all of these, and then I thought…ah, heck with it…these are just things that we LOVE. Of course, what WE love may not be what YOU love — and that’s where we want to hear from YOU! Do you have something you adore? We’d love to see it!  With that in mind, we’re launching a new weekly series, called I LOVE _____. Post on our Facebook wall, or leave us a Tweet (@wyoweddings), and say “I LOVE…” then fill in the blank, and if you have a photo to stick along with it, the better! We’d love to see an example of what you love!

Here are a few things we love…

WE LOVE…being an individual…

Image by Abbydell Photography, Jackson


Image by Abbydell Photography, Jackson

Image by Ardent Photography, Laramie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image by Ardent Photography, Laramie

Image by Leather-n-Lace Photography, Evanston

Image by Kristy Cardinal Photography, Lander

WE LOVE…sweetness personified…

Image by Deniell MacDonald Photography, Evanston

Image by Julie Livermore Photography, Rawlins

Image by Jen Hebert Photography, Casper

WE LOVE…awesome details…

Image by Janelle Rose Photography, Cheyenne

Image by Sunshine Photography, Torrington

Image by Keith Turbitt’s Shutter-Vision, Cheyenne

WE LOVE….SHOES!!! (Yes, I had to do it)

Image by Melanie Araas Design & Photography, Sheridan

Image by Chai Photography, Cheyenne

WE LOVE…LOVE…

Image by Melanie Araas Design & Photography, Sheridan

Image by Beartooth Photography, Casper

Image by Ardent Photography, Laramie

What do YOU love? Post on our Facebook wall or send us a tweet @wyoweddings — we’d love to hear from YOU!

Kati Hime, Editor

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INSPIRATION: Trash the Dress!

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Thanks to Abby of Abbydell Photography in Jackson for providing us with today’s inspiration!  “Trash the Dress” has become a fun way to wrap up your wedding photos. Not looking to hang onto or pass on your dress? Brides are finding fun and creative ways to trash their dresses for some amazing photo ops.  Do you have some images you can share with us? We’d love to see your ‘Trash the Dress’ experience — email brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com or post to our Facebook page!

Here’s what Abby says about trashing the dress…

“It is becoimg popular for brides to “wreck” their dresses a few days after the wedding, just for fun. Some wreck with their groom, some do it in paint, mud, cliff jump, or in a pool; the possibilities are endless. It’s a fun way to be very romantic and yet fun! Forgot to do bridals? Do a wreck the dress!”

Thanks to Abbydell Photography of Jackson and thanks for sharing these cool pics!  Do you have some trash the dress pics to share? We’d love to see them!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

editor@wyolifestyle.com

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INSPIRATION: Entertain the Kiddos!

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Thanks to Abbydell Photography of Jackson for sharing this image with us — it inspired me to create a little inspiration piece on things to do to entertain the kiddos at a wedding!  Now, this piece is going to be a bit of an ongoing project, as I’d love to get some feedback from all of YOU and add it to this blog! Post here or on our Facebook page and share your ideas!

–Here is a great post on The Knot with a LOT of fun and creative ideas:  http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-guests/articles/wedding-guests-with-kids-what-to-do.aspx?MsdVisit=1

–The theme at many of the birthday parties my kiddos are attending lately is the BOUNCE HOUSE. There are many companies in Wyoming that rent bounce houses.  Check with your reception facility for size, insurance liability, etc., and see what the red tape might be — but what a better way to both burn off steam AND keep them out from underneath the tables and guests’ feet?!

–Balloon artists & face painters:  I’ve been to many Wyoming functions where they’ve hired a balloon artist and had face painting.  At our Laramie farmers’ markets, we’ve had groups doing face painting as either a fundraiser or a publicity opportunity.  Do you know a group looking to make some money?  Consider hiring them to do a little face painting for tips or a small fee — it’d be a great chance for them to get some exposure as well!

–I love the idea of hiring someone to entertain kiddos and create a “kids’ area” during the reception.  Need to make some speeches? Time to cut the cake? Coordinate with your kids’ entertainment and have story time conveniently start at that time — or a fun activity that will keep them entertained! One thing to keep in mind — starting an activity that generates great parental photo ops might not be the best idea. The parents will be torn on where to go and what to see! Also, if you want to entertain the kiddos during speeches, consider something that’s a quieter activity, or perhaps far away from the action. A fun activity that generates lots of noise may not be the most welcome distraction during speech time!

–No matter what you do, be sure to keep common childhood food and other allergies in mind.  Crafts that involve food items, or things like latex balloons for those with latex allergies, can be dangerous to some kiddos — as well as special snacks.  If you intend to have food items or other allergen-laden items made specifically for kiddos, consider putting a note in your invitation that notifies parents and asks them to share any concerns/special requests they may have. They’ll appreciate the heads up, and you’ll be relieved to not have a small crisis on your hands at the reception!  Nothing worse than being down an activity at the last minute because you weren’t aware that there was an allergy! Most parents of allergic kiddos will take the initiative to ask first, but sometimes there’s a breakdown in communication and it’s not discovered until the day of — think ahead to alleviate as many small problems as possible.

–What did we miss? We’d love to hear! Post here, on our Facebook page or Twitter handle (@wyoweddings), or email us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com! We’d love to add your ideas and feedback to this blog post!

Til Next Time…Keep up the Inspiration!

Kati Hime, Editor

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WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Love on Two Wheels…

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Thanks to Abbydell Photography of Jackson for sharing today’s wedding spotlight! These mountain top, mountain bike lovers chose to begin their married life on the same hill where the proposal took place… Not only do they love their mountain bikes, they love their sunglasses and DEFINITELY chose to incorporate their favorite things into their day.  What a super cute couple!  Check out Abby’s awesome photos…and thanks to Abby for sharing!








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Til Next Time…Remember to submit your Wedding Wednesday engagement and/or wedding story to us at editor@wyolifestyle.com!

Kati Hime, Editor

editor@wyolifestyle.com

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