PLANNING INSPIRATION!

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Thanks to Lindsey Taylor of Toot Sweet! Event Planning Services in Cheyenne for providing us with this bit of planning inspiration!


Image by Ardent Photography, Laramie

Congratulations! You’re Getting Married!  Now What?  Time for the planning.  Planning for your wedding can be joyous and stressful. You’re excited to get married and have a ton of ideas but there is also a to do list.  When in doubt enlist help. Your family and friends are often there to help you throughout the planning.  Here are some helpful tips to help you get a start on planning for the big day.

Tip:  Think about what you and the love of your life want for your wedding. Does this include a special place, a food, a color, a song, etc.  Write them all down. It may be a good idea to get a notebook for all of your wedding stuff so it is not everywhere.

Image by Ardent Photography, Laramie

Tip: While you are deciding on the date make a list of venues that you want the ceremony and or the reception to be held at. Prioritize them if possible. This way if your first choice is unavailable you have a backup in place.  Another consideration is to call the venues to see what their available dates are before setting the date. This idea is great for those who have their hearts set on a particular place.

Tip: To have a wedding consultant or not to have one…  This completely depends on the bride and what she needs. Consultants can help you with all or a portion of the wedding. For instance, you know exactly what you want for the ceremony but you really need help with the reception portion of it. Many Consultants and event services have A La Carte services that be created into a package that is suited for your needs.  Do not wait until the last minute if you decide you want a consultant’s help. Their cost will be higher for the rush.

Image by Sara Leeann Photography, Casper

Tip: The Dress! The search for the perfect dress begins. Do you have an idea of what you want and is it within your budget? If you are planning to shed some pounds for the day start now.  It is easier to take in a dress than it is to let it out.  Many brides when selecting their undergarments do not think of how they will..um hum…use the facilities while in the dress. The wedding day schedule is usually tight and often there is not a half an hour planned for the bride to get completely out of the dress and back into it.

Tip: Enjoy the planning and the time you get to spend with your friends and family. Make sure to take time for yourself but the love of your life too.

Thanks to Lindsey of Toot Sweet! Personal Assistant and Planning Services for the information!  Her passion is to help others lives be simpler and make your special events or Big day be memorable.  She can help you with the design of your wedding, or  just help with the little things to make it easier. Visit her online!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: Sara LeeAnn Photography

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Sara LeeAnn Photography of Casper is our vendor spotlight for this week.  I love the way that Sara captures emotion in such a unique way.  I also adore her detail shots…scroll down through this look at Sara’s work to find what makes her a unique photographer…after you read through her comments below and visit her website, be sure to visit our boudoir e-mag for a look at Sara’s amazing boudoir work…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Sara… You’re getting married. I’m holding a camera. But how do we know if we’re a match made in heaven? Well, let’s get acquainted…

ME:

I can’t sit still. I notice the way light and shadows move across a person’s face and get so distracted by beautiful, sad, sexy, and lonely things, I often catch myself staring. Then I blush.  I’m passionate about dark chocolate. And vodka. I am obsessed with film noir, indie music and vintage hats. My camera is the way I connect with and hide from people, and the medium I use to tell stories and secrets. I swear in Portuguese. I always eat one too many slices of pizza.

YOU:

You’re crazy about someone you plan to spend a lifetime loving and fighting with. You aren’t into traditional weddings, traditional anything. You have impeccable taste.  “Say cheese” makes you cringe.  Or scowl. Or club baby seals. You have absolutely no intention of paying attention to the photographer on your wedding day. You will be dancing your butt off, blissful in the knowledge that your perfectly imperfect love story is being captured by an artist who would never, ever make your bridal portrait all black-and-white, except for the bright, red, photo-shopped rose bouquet.

In some alternate universe, you and I were probably friends. You probably did something really nice for me once – like bake me cookies – so I’m super-excited to do something nice for you in return.

Get in touch: www.saraleeann.com

Visit Sara’s website for more examples of her beautiful work — give her a call at 307-277-0264, and shoot her a line at photo@saraleeann.com.

Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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WHAT WE LOVE…part 3

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A collection of some of the images that we’re loving from Wyoming photographers recently…

Sara LeeAnn Photography, Casper

Ardent Photography, Laramie

Camera Man, Cheyenne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Livermore Photography, Rawlins

Kristy Cardinal Photography, Lander

Lasting Memories Photography, Cody

 

Keith Turbitt’s Shutter-Vision, Cheyenne

Leather-N-Lace Photography, Evanston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘TIl Next Time…We’d love to hear what YOU love!

Kati Hime, Editor

editor@wyolifestyle.com

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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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