Monday, December 19, 2011

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Client Love Notes {Nina & Craig}

"We want to thank you for everything you did to help our dream wedding become a reality. You were so fun and helpful throughout the whole process. We appreciate all your hard work and patience :-) We pray you continue to have great success because you truly are one of the best. Thanks again to you and your staff for everything!"

Craig & Nina Wade

Photo Credit: Paul Meyer Photography

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Hues of Love {Purple Inspiration}

Modern brides can not get enough of purple and its multitude of shades! While browsing one of our favorite floral and event designer blog's, Karen Tran, we found this fabulous reception for the purple-lovers and we are swoon :-) Note how the basis of this design is white but the hues of purple throughout (lighting, linens, stationery) add the perfect pop of color, completely bringing this design to life! Photo Credit: Boyd Harris via Karen Tran

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Pittsburgh Wedding Planner | Spotlight: Claire Hudson Photography

Claire Hudson Photography is expanding into the Pittsburgh market. We had a chance to chat with Claire and totally clicked with her personality and style. Fresh. Modern. Elegant; her portfolio is awesome! We love that she offers a package for every bride because she wants to make herself accessible. We love meeting other wedding professionals with great passion and talent!! Looking forward to working with Claire-she's one to watch :-) Here's more about her....

{Tell us a little about yourself and services}
I am a 22 year old photographer based outside of Philadelphia, PA. Growing up in a family of artists, I have a BFA and a fine art approach to wedding photography. I have been photographing weddings for four years and can’t imagine doing anything else, which is why I invest so much of myself in each wedding I photograph. When shooting a wedding, I keep my approach relaxed and natural so as to capture real moments as they happen, not create false memories by being intrusive.

{When did you fall in love with photography?}
I remember walking into my first wedding as a second shooter, heart racing and a huge smile on my face. I had no idea what to expect, but the instant I saw the bride’s face light up as she stepped into her wedding gown...I was smitten. I fell in love with love, as it were, because the joy of a wedding is infectious. To be able to capture those beautiful moments in that first wedding made me addicted to wedding photography and from that point on there was no turning back.

{What is your #1 piece of advice to brides?}
Walk slowly...and I’m not only talking about your walk down the isle. Remember to breathe and enjoy the day, because it will fly by. If you remember to relax and take in every moment to it’s fullest, your weeks of planning and anticipation will pay off. Your vendors are there to assure your day goes perfectly, so don’t worry, just enjoy!

Photo Credit: Claire Hudson