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Looking Back | Wedding Planning Advice

I've been married for one year. How weird is that? I can hardly believe how fast the past year went by. I was looking through my photos and reminiscing on the wedding day and thinking about what it was like to plan a wedding. So today I'm here to mention just a few things that I took with me after the experience. 

The number one thing that I remember thinking about after the wedding was over was how fast it had all gone by. We were engaged for just under 14 months and it flew by. Since I was so excited about the actual wedding I didn't appreciate the engagement period as much as I could have. So don't wish away those months. They can be incredibly fun! All the anticipation is something to cherish. 

Don't stress too much. Despite all the planning involved your wedding day should be fun. Above all else you should remember it being just an insane amount of can hardly handle it fun. So don't worry too much about things going exactly right. Roll with the punches and let those little quirks infuse your wedding with the personality that will keep it memorable. On your one year anniversary you will sit around with your partner eating Chinese food and laughing about all of those details. 

Let your personalities shine on your wedding day. One thing I learned from planning a wedding is that your wedding is yours. You and your partners. Do you want to have flowers cover every corner of the room? Go for it. Do you not want any flowers at all? Don't have them. Do you want to wear a bright green dress and your groom wants to wear rainbow robes? ROCK THAT S**T! People love to see who you two are shine through every part of your wedding. 

Above all else though you should take a moment during the reception to just look out at your guests and take a deep breath. It all goes so fast. The planning goes by fast, the wedding day goes by fast, the first year goes by fast. Take a mental picture of every one of your loved ones so that you can live in that moment forever. It'll never leave you. 

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Photos by @photosbycaileigh

In with the New

Several months ago I was awake in middle of the night and I wrote down these few sentences. "Less flowers more pizazz" and "maybe a cartoon me?" and

Despite the almost in-coherency of those delirious late night scribbles, here its is months later and I have new branding. Branding that definitely includes less flowers and more cartoons. And I mean, can't the world definitely use more cartoons? I may not have had a full picture in my head then but I knew that what I wanted was for my branding and my business to feel more like me. Because what I want more than anything is to give my whole self to the amazing people who invite me into their wedding day and who trust me to not only capture how it unfolds but to see and understand their unique vision.

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Because that is the thing, every wedding is so unique. With every detail the couple showcases who they are, what they love, what is important to them, how they think, tokens of their relationship and how their story has unfolded. I am completely and unabashedly obsessed with that idea. That your love story can play out in such a tangible way. I love when couples enthusiastically want to create the wedding that speaks to who they are as a couple. I love the creative touches, the hilarious speeches, the pop culture references, the DIY projects. But most of all I love when I can tell that enthusiasm extends into the emotion of the day and everyone just has a hell of a good time. Because in the end weddings are supposed to be FUN! That is what I want for my clients. To have an unbelievable blast all the way from the beginning of the planning to the very last dance. And I want to capture that enthusiasm so you can look back at those photos in 50 years and think to yourself. "Man, we were pretty kickass!"

So I introduce to you my new fun and lighthearted website and branding. I would love to see and photograph your fun and out of the box wedding and obsess about it only slightly less than you will. Contact me at info@arynnphotography.com I want to hear all about it!   

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