What the movies just don’t tell you about wedding planning

When I was a little girl, I played “wedding” with my stuffed animals on a regular basis. I was never blessed with the opportunity to be a flower girl, so my impression of a wedding was based solely on what I had seen on television. The Disney Channel was always on in the background of…

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The problem with red roses

As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen all sorts of different floral arrangements and bouquets over the years. Each piece is completely unique, even if the design was inspired by something from Pinterest. Roses and other flowers obviously come in a variety of different colors, but finding complete color uniformity is actually very difficult when they…

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Ceremony traditions to include on your big day

Outside of a Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, or other Orthodox religious wedding ceremony (which are rather lengthy with all the traditions each religion requires for a proper marriage ceremony), your typical non-religious ceremony can be rather short in comparison. Once the bride is down the aisle, the ceremony will start with a brief opening that will thank…

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“SeinfeldVision” – 30 Rock – Season 2 Episode 1

CERIE: Will you guys be bridesmaids in my wedding? LIZ: Oh! That is very sweet, but I think I might be past bridesmaid age. CERIE: Oh, I’m sorry. Is it hard for you because you just broke up with that Floyd guy? LIZ: No! What? No. That’s… You know, I would love… we would love…

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“Frank’s Wedding” – Modern Family – Season 8 Episode 19

Phil: My dad and Lorraine decided to have a 1920s-themed wedding. Such a romantic time. Claire: Yeah. Dust bowls, the Klan, Prohibition. Claire pauses and looks off to her right. Phil: Oh, I’m — I’m sure they’ll have alcohol. THE SCENE Lorraine, played by Faith Prince, and Frank, portrayed by the hilarious actor Fred Willard, were wed…

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Little Women (1994)

The beloved Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women, the story of four young women coming of age during and immediately after the Civil War, has been adapted for the big screen many different times since the book was first published in 1868. While I’ve seen most of the American adaptations, my personal favorite is the 1994 iteration…

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Where to seat the divorced at your reception

When planning your own wedding, it’s hard not to be reminded that the marriages of others sometimes just don’t work out. Unless you’re really superstitious, there is no real reason to not invite your divorced friends and family members to your wedding. They are adults, they know why their marriage didn’t work, and should be capable to celebrating…

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“Niagara Part 2” – The Office (U.S.) – Season 6 Episode 5

The wedding of Jim and Pam was one of the most anticipated moments in television history. Having spent six seasons as soulmates on separate paths, the world’s most perfect couple finally tied the knot at a chapel in Niagara Falls. Normally I try to review weddings that could happen in and around Chicago, but I…

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