Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Real Wedding: An Intimate Affair

Take a look at these. Our stylish and fun-loving bride, Stephaine Stinson, tied the knot this summer during her intimate nuptials and dinner party reception. One our Winter Park vendors, Abby Liga, was there to capture every tear and laugh. Stephanie was a bridesmaid of ours before she was a bride. She was in Ashley Posers wedding in November. Right after she walked down her friends aisle she was in the store searching her new gown... wedding gown this time. Stephaine was one of those brides, that know what she likes and wants. From the very beginning, she knew she wanted Abby Liga to photograph her wedding. She was so at ease with everything else knowing she had the right photographer to make sure she had the right photos to look back on from years to come. Next step, was the gown. Stephanie has style to match her personality. She opt for a sophisticated, elegant gown from Mikaella. Not wanting the typical, strapless ballgown, this dress had it all. With a clean line v-neck, low back to swoon her new husband, and a side bow to make her portraits have a wow factor. It was such a pleasure working with Stephaine on all of her accessories and mother's gowns. Check out more pictures at Abby Liga's Blog!

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Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
  • If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.