Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another beautiful Naples Wedding!

We had so much fun with Julie and Jim at their recent Naples wedding at 8th Avenue South. They followed the beautiful sunset with a reception at the Inn on Fifth. We love this collage from their photographer, Unique Portraiture. You can see more photos from this wedding on their blog.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Eight Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

Great Article on Elegala - Eight Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

An etiquette and protocol expert explains why hiring a wedding planner will help you avoid some dreadful mishaps…

Article contributed by Luxurious Wedding Etiquette & Protocol Expert, Claudia Lutman

Congratulations! You are engaged and you are elated. Your wedding day is going to be the most important day of your life and you envision everything is going to be perfect.You want to be involved. You have planned parties that have wowed your friends. You want to take a hands-on approach to the planning of your wedding and the prospect excites you.Yes, the thought of planning a wedding is very exhilarating.

But in reality, it is like solving a Rubik’s Cube. Getting all the pieces to work together and fit together precisely to complete the design is the objective. It may look like a seamless process but it is not easy.

A wedding requires Synergy – the interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects. Much like a movie, a wedding has to be produced, scripted, edited, and directed. As a visual feast for the eyes, a wedding has to have a flow and a tempo. It needs to be as pleasing for your guests as it is for you.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Beautiful Wedding at 8th Ave South

Rick from Reel Treasures provided this beautiful video of Keona & Brian's wedding last month. What a beautiful day it was!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall in New England

I was so fortunate to officiate and coordinate my good friends' -- wedding photographers Shari Bare and Sean Haughey -- wedding a couple weeks ago in New Hampshire. The rustic moutain location was beautiful and quite a change from the usual beach weddings of Florida.

Shari just sent a link to some of the photos on Susan Stipling's blog -- WOW! Absolutely breathtaking. To view more go to:

These are a must see. Now that answers the question - Who does a wedding photographer hire to photograph her wedding? Susan Stripling!