Keep Tradition and Still Get Those Perfect Pictures!

Photos, photos, and more photos! We just can’t get enough! Probably our favorite type of pictures are pre-wedding photos strategically taken so you don’t see your soon to be spouse.  These pictures are captured prior to the ceremony and are for couples who choose to follow the tradition of not seeing each other before the bride takes her steps down the aisle  These are so special because they show such raw emotions.  You can really see the excitement, the anxiousness, and the love for one another in these photos.

This photo by Infused Studios is gorgeous. It is a beautiful portrayal of the couples final individual moments alone as they look forward to their time together forever.

The hand holding behind walls in these next two pictures portray the romantic and tender emotions felt by both groom and bride moments before their ceremony.

(Kate Photography)

 (Priscila Valentina Photography)

The next photo captured by Gina Leigh Photography is self explanatory. So magical and sincere.

I Want Candy!

Did you know that June is “National Candy Month”? What better way to celebrate than having a candy themed wedding!? Here we have plenty of ideas that will help you create a candy-wonderland for your guests.

There is always the beloved candy bar where you can fill a table with sweet treats for guests to take home.  This candy bar was at a party by ABE featuring the party girl’s favorite candies!

LOVE this beautiful lollipop accented bouquet for the bride.

Set off the party right by greeting your guests with these lemon drop placement cards.

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Have sweets ready to snack and sip on as soon as people sit down.

This candyland theme wedding by Martha Stewert Weddings is elegant and a perfect way to take on the theme without having a candy overload.

Have guests spin their own cotton candy. Delicious and fun!

No wedding would be complete without a cake, continue the theme with a candy decorated confection.

Finally, say your goodbyes in the sweetest way: with some yummy personalized treats.

Your Wedding, Your Way!

Personalizing your wedding is a fun way to give your guests a glimpse into the life you are starting with your new spouse.  Adding little details allows your wedding to be unique while showing everyone who the bride and groom really are.

Share your favorite wine or his favorite beer decorated with a cute saying.

Display maps and pictures of where you met, where you got engaged, and where you are saying “I do”.
Take these home with you after!

Don’t be afraid to include that other special someone in your wedding day…

Send home guests with something special like your favorite cappuccino mix, some candy, or a tasty treat from a local bakery.  Wrap them in a special package.

 

Rain, Rain, Go Away.

When nursery rhymes and desperate wishes don’t stop the wet weather from pouring down on your wedding day, it’s time to embrace mother nature for whatever she brings.

But first, there are a couple of important tips to remember when you face the chance of rainy weather.  ALWAYS have a back up plan.  Have plan b’s for your location, your guests, your pictures, and whatever else that may have to be altered.  Don’t take chances. Buy those umbrellas and tents so no one has to run around making last minute plans the day of.  Another important thing is to make the decision early on.  It can be a hard decision to make but your vendors need the time to make the day just as perfect as it would be without the weather change.  Trust your vendors’ advice, they’ve done this before!

And our final advice… get excited! Maybe it won’t be the wedding you imagined, but there are so many ways to make a rainy wedding the wedding of your dreams.  And ABE is here to show you how…

Tents can be beautiful.  Lots of lights will make it glow and give you a fun party space.

Get some rain boots to keep dry in style.

Umbrellas! For you and your guests. Go with vintage white…

…or color to match your theme…

…or how about this gorgeous clear umbrella from Etsy.com with your new initials.

Finally, make it a photo op!

 

 

The Best Escort Cards For Your Wedding

Escort cards don’t have to be the usual plain fold up paper ones.  There are countless ways to add some personality to the way your guests find their seats.  We’ve found a few ideas to inspire you.

Display your cards in a fun and unique way

Give your guests something sweet to drink or eat while finding their seat!

Use elements of nature for a natural rustic look

Have a themed wedding? Don’t forget to incorporate the theme into your cards!

These candles from a recent ABE wedding were not only a beautiful way for guests to find their seats but they lit up the room and were a stunning addition to the event’s decor.

One of our favorite ideas is to give your guests a mini bottle of bubbly for them to pop when you make your grand entrance.