The TOP 9 Must Haves For Brides

The Top 9 Bride Must-Haves

1. Comfortable shoes: One of the most essential bride must-haves is comfortable shoes. And if you’re insistent on those pretty, but painful four-inch heels, bring along another pair of more comfortable shoes for the after party – some simple flats or flip flops will do the trick!

2. Breathable gown: Much like your shoes, one of the best bride must-haves is a wedding dress that moves with you. A constricting dress will make you cringe as much as those shoes do, and tugging and jerking the fabric will damage it, not to mention alert everyone to the fact that you’re extremely uncomfortable. Try your dress on beforehand. When trying it on at the shop, if it feels too tight, then your wedding day will be no different. Move around and get a feel for the dress to ensure that you are at ease on your big day.

3. Waterproof mascara: One of my favorite wedding tips is to wear waterproof mascara to combat the ‘raccoon look.’ Wearing waterproof mascara on your wedding day will keep your makeup looking fresh, and you’ll rest assured that you have no smudges to worry about.

4. Long-lasting lipstick: From eating to kissing, your lipstick has many opportunities to fade or smear away. Before deciding on one brand or color, try it out for a while. And make sure you pack the tube of lipstick in your ‘bride must-haves’ bag!

5. Durable antiperspirant: Whether your dress is sleeveless or not, antiperspirant that stands the test of time is an absolute necessity. You want to stay clean, fresh, and sweet-smelling throughout the ceremony and reception, and one of the many wedding tips that experts suggest is to use long-lasting antiperspirant.

6. Small compact mirror: Throughout the ceremony and reception, you’ll be relieved that you had your little compact mirror on hand.

7. Aspirin or Ibuprofen: Headaches happen. And so do aching limbs – usually at the most inopportune times. Even if you don’t need it, someone else just might.

8. Stain removal pen: You can find these handy, little pens everywhere. Plus, they’re small enough to be tucked into your cocktail purse filled with your other ‘bride must-haves.

 9. Hairbrush/comb: Tame those frizzies and stay beautiful throughout the day. Another of my favorite wedding tips is to purchase a fold-up brush, which is ideal for a small purse with precious space. A quick dab of lipstick and one or two brushes through your hair will have you ready to meet and greet with guests.

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Carter Wedding- Wayfarers Chapel Palos Verdes, California

Brian and Lindsay are such a fabulous couple. And I am so blessed to have shot their wedding.  They got married at this AMAZING chapel in Palos Verdes, California that over looked the ocean and stood on a cliff; that chapel was Wayfarers Chapel.  If you have never been to this chapel, I highly suggest making a day trip and head to Palos Verdes and visit this gorgeous chapel.  Wayfarers is open to the public, so no need to make a reservation to visit 🙂 Anyways, my 2nd shooter Quinn and I just had a blast working together and working with Brian and Lindsay.  Lindsay looked gorgeous as ever, while Brian was stunned at her beauty!  Congratulations you two love birds!!!

Aramond & Erica’s E-Session in Palos Verdes, California

I had thee absolute pleasure of photographing this beautiful fun loving couple.  Erica and  Aramond have only been engaged for a month now, but she is on top of things! (Esp. the photography, this girl knows what she wants)  Erica discovered me through wedding channels, wedding deal section of their website where I was hosting a very special deal, that she snatched up! And I am SO glad she did, because we had such a wonderful time on their shoot.  I loved every minute of my time with these two crazy in love people.  I could feel the love that these two shared, and it was so wonderful getting to know them and their story of how they came to be.  I must say out of all my couples that I have ever shot, these two pretty much top all of them with how adventurous they are. (Just know they will try practically ANYTHING, think of something crazy fun or with a big adrenaline rush-THEY are on it!)  During our consultation together, they were definitely telling me some fabulous stories!  Well in the end, I am so excited for Aramond & Erica to start their life together, they are going to be such an amazing team as husband and wife.  Congratulations!!!

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