Modern & Minimalistic Woodland Wedding

Who says a woodland wedding needs to be rustic or boho? Both lovers of clean lines and modern minimalistic décor, Aaron and Katie wanted that reflected in their September day. The bride also always wanted to get married in a forest location so finding Pinewood Weddings & Events, located an hour north of Minneapolis, in was the perfect combination for their vision.

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Say Hello To Your Perfect Customisable Online Wedding Invitations with Paperlust

We love the creativity of wedding invitations but there’s this myth we often hear that they are always boring, bland, or get tossed to the can after the wedding day has subsided. News flash: that doesn’t have to be the case! If there’s one thing we know, it’s that wedding invitations are far from boring, in fact as they’re the first thing your guests will see about your wedding, they’re a pretty damn cool way set kick off the celebrations! If we know someone who has busted this myth, it’s Paperlust.

If you haven’t come across Paperlust before, let us give you a formal introduction. They are a leading online wedding stationery designer based in Australia but don’t fret, they offer worldwide shipping!

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How to be Camera Confident

Whatever your dress size, most brides-to-be have some pre-wedding wobbles about the photographs. You want to look your best because these photographs are going to be looked at for a very long time! Plus-sized brides particularly seem to lack a lot of confidence when it comes to being in front of the camera. Which is why we are totally thrilled that plus size mega babe and model Georgina Horne is here to share her tips and advice.

As a plus sized model, there are several questions that I get asked on the regular, one of the most common being “I am fat/ plus- size/ large and I am having a photo shoot/ getting married/ want to look good in photos, how do I pose?!”

There is no quick answer or magic formula to suddenly turn you into a posing wizard I’m afraid, and everyone wants something different. Some people want to appear slimmer, others want to be confident but everyone just wants to know how they can look and feel their very best.

I think over the years I have become more chilled about having my photo taken. For some people, it can be a shock to see a candid photo with a dozen chins and squinting eyes, but I now have made peace with the fact that I have many different looks. Sometimes I do look a bit rough and bad-angled – but that’s OK.

Ask to see past examples of your photographer’s work

Being a bigger girl means I do sometimes get paranoid. What of the photographer I’m working with is disgusted by my body? What if they can’t make me look good? What if I don’t look good?! And, you know what, maybe they don’t like my body – but tough shit, that’s their job to make you look and feel your very best, whatever your size.

A good photographer knows how to work with ALL bodies, no matter how they look. Before you book someone, look at their portfolio and see if they’ve photographed plus sized babes before. Do they look happy, confident and ask you hope you’ll look in your photos? If you don’t see any – ask them!

Vocalise your concerns

Your photographer is not a mind-reader. If you are particularly conscious of something, then tell them! They might be able to suggest poses where you’ll look and feel your best or shoot from different angles to highlight your best assets.

You could also show them a few examples of photos of yourself that you do like and some inspiration of other plus sized brides that you’ve found online. It’s important that you’re on the same wavelength but also that you’re being realistic. If you are a voluptuous size 20, don’t expect them to make you look like a size 12 in the photos. Tell them if you need their guidance or input or posing help, and the more photos they take the better, never forget that! God bless the digital age.

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A Mountaintop COVID Elopement with Rock n Roll Touches

Chase and Elle met in the beginning of 2016, bonding over their love of rock music at their local gym. Ironically, they discovered that they were both due to attend the heavy-metal festival Carolina Rebellion early that summer, both with their dads, as they did every year. They decided their first ‘outing’ was to meet up at the festival… with their Dads. Well if that date can go well, you know you’re onto a winner, so the rest, as they say, was history! 

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