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We’re nearing the end of 2014 (I know, we can’t believe it either!) and taking a look back at the year in weddings. One of the best ways to sum up 2014 is to look at the images and ideas that our Instagram followers loved the most – it’s a good representation of what was popular this year. From pretty decor details to fabulous fashion, romantic wedding moments to oh-so-sweet proposal stories, take a look at the most-liked photos on WeddingWire’s Instagram in 2014. And if you’re not already following us on Instagram, it’s time to get on that!

5 Photos You Won’t Want to Miss For Your Wedding

Posted by csancho on Sep 15, 2014

One of the biggest things a bride doesn’t want to skimp on is her wedding photography. So, it is important to shop around photographers, see samples of their work, AND find out what they like to focus on or what fun ideas they would have for your wedding. Alongside having the right photographer, there are a couple of shots that you will not want to miss. It is going to be one of the biggest events in your life; capture it.

Photos You Won’t Want to Miss For Your Wedding

1) Getting Ready – The hanging dress.  This is one of the more artistic shots that you can get and it is an important one because it is catching that quiet moment as a bride-to-be becomes a bride. It is like capturing that quick moment before you leap and you pull in that quick excited and nervous breath. Additionally, it let’s you feature your beautiful wedding dress without any distractions.

WeddingCollectibles Blog: A Tiffany Blue Country Real Wedding -McKenna & Vince

Wedding Collectibles Blog: A Tiffany Blue Country Real Wedding -McKenna & Vince

A Back to “Real Life” Post-Wedding Checklist

Posted by csancho on Mar 07, 2014

Whimsical Pittsburgh Opera Wedding

Wedding bells. Flower petals. Dancing lights. Stars. Romance. All in one day is a whirl wind of fun, affection, and sharply focused enthusiasm. After that day, and even after the honeymoon, you will be settling into life again, but this time with a partner in crime! So, because wedding planning doesn’t seem to stop at “I do”, here is a quick checklist to help new couples gain there footing in post-wedding chaos and changes.

We Did It!

Posted by orchid on Nov 30, 2012

That’s right! Over a month ago, the Joker and I tied the knot!

Sorry it’s taken me so long to finally announce it, but I wanted to wait until I had pictures from the photographer.  That way I had pictures to show of everything I was talking about.  It was the best day of my life, and I can’t wait to tell everyone all about it!

And now that I’ve got the pictures, I’ll start with recaps!

The day of the wedding started really early for me.  The wedding started right at noon (we’ll get into the reasons why later), so everyone in the bridal party had to be at the church at ten.  Mommy Orchid found a hair dresser, who was willing to do my hair at the church, as well as for the maid of honor, Princess Repunzel.  So, the three of us had to meet at the church at 7:30 a.m.  Needless to say, sleep didn’t really happen for me the night before.  Not for long at least.  On a sidenote, I will say I had been told not to expect to get much sleep the night before my wedding due to nerves.  But I have to admit, even though I got to bed super late, once I did get to bed, I slept like a baby.

Once I got to the church, I helped Mommy Orchid with some final decorating touches in the sanctuary while Repunzel got her hair done. And finally, it was my turn.

My hair with my Orchid fascinator I made myself! It was a hair clip, an Orchid bud, the same silver pearls in the bouquets, some purple ribbon and some hot glue! So easy!

After this, I did my makeup, and Princess Repunzel helped me into my dress.

Repunzel buttoned my dress up for me. I look bored because there were a LOT of buttons.

After I was dressed, we played the waiting game.  The Joker’s family was taking their pictures.  When they were finished, the Joker and I were going to get to see each other privately for a moment.  It would be the first time he would see me in my wedding dress, and the last time we would see each other alone before we got married.  I got more and more nervous with each passing second as I waited to be escorted into the sanctuary.

To Be Continued.

Photographer…Worth Every Penny!

Posted by gerber on Jul 09, 2012

One of the things that are incredibly important to me is the photographer for my big day. I spend so much time looking at bridal magazines and websites and drooling over other couples’ photos that I want to make sure that mine are top quality too. This of course comes at a price.

Photographers take up a huge portion of a wedding budget, but for good reason. These people not only spend hours photographing your wedding but they spend a major amount of time after the fact. Their job does not end with the last dance. They edit, re-edit, print, put together albums, change things around and make sure that every detail is perfect. They are artists and they know that what they are doing will be one of the few things that you will look back on for a very long time. These are the images that will be the basis of your memories of your wedding day.

Your wedding photographer is someone that you are going to spend a lot of time with on your wedding day. They are going to be following you around like a puppy and will be sharing your most intimate moments with you (possibly even some in your underwear…) it is for this reason that it is essential that this is someone you can connect with and like.

Because I am doing a destination wedding I cannot personally meet and “interview” photographers. Luckily for me I have my power team back home that can…so after getting a few recommendations from locals and spending a long time on their websites and online portfolios I set up a few meetings for Gerber Mom and Gerber Big Sis.

Mom and Big Sis fell in love with photographer #1 and pushed me to book her immediately as she is super popular and I didn’t want to miss out. I had been emailing back and forth with her and will admit that I already felt a connection with her and knew that we would work well together. But me, being the worst procrastinator in the world wanted to shop around some more.

So I got some more referrals and set up some more meetings. Emailed a bunch more people and drove Gerber Mom and Gerber Big Sis crazy. In the end, of course I ended up where I started, with my amazing photographer Yvette Gilbert. I am so excited to work with her and I know that my photos will be awesome. I also know that I will be more than happy to have her follow me and Gerber Babe around the whole day.