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07/16

Choosing the best wedding theme is crucial for the outcome of your big day

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Although it is not absolutely mandatory, choosing a wedding theme for your big day could have a hugely positive impact on the success of this very important event in your life. Do you know how to choose the best wedding theme? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • This is a timeless classic that will never cease to fascinate us all – so if you want to be classy, romantic and unique, choosing a vintage theme is a great option for you. To make things even more special, settle on a specific type of vintage or retro décor: Victorian, Roaring Twenties, Pin Up 50s, Hippy 60s, Disco 80s, 90s Nostalgia, and so on.

 

  • Rustic-chic. This wedding theme has been extremely popular over the course of the past few years – and we definitely love it too. Somewhere in between casual and touches of elegance, rustic-chic weddings are so successful precisely because they strike the perfect balance. These weddings allow brides to dress in gorgeous feminine dresses and decorate their weddings in a chic style, but also sprinkling everything with bits of beautiful natural landscapes and an overall casual “vibe”.

 

  • Don’t want to linger in the past? You can definitely have a unique, modern wedding! The key with this theme is to find contemporary elements that are elegant, outstanding and very personal and bring them into the Big Day. For example, you could plan a modern wedding based on geometrical shapes and bright colors, but you could also plan a minimalist wedding focusing on low-key shapes, colors and décor.

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No matter what wedding theme you may choose, rest assured that Allusion Photography can help you capture it in a gorgeously creative way! Contact us in Illinois and we will make sure your wedding day stays memorable for the decades to come!

06/16

Choose your wedding venue with ease by following these tips:

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The wedding venue you choose is really important – especially since it will dictate a lot of other wedding-related decisions you have to make. From the guest list to the style of your wedding, there are a lot of elements that depend on picking the right venue – so you should definitely make sure you do this the right way.

Do you know how to choose a wedding venue with ease? Here are some tips you should follow:

 

  • Think of how many people you want to invite. The exact maximum number of guests you can invite will be determined by the venue’s capacity – but before you sign on the dotted line, you should at least know if you want to have a very large wedding or, on the contrary, a more intimate one. Too many people in a very small space can be dangerous, while not enough people in a large space can be uncomfortable and it can create an unwanted atmosphere.

 

  • Consider getting there. Your venue should be easy to reach – so make sure you check with the traffic conditions, as well as with weather conditions that may interfere with your venue’s accessibility. For instance, if you want to get married in a mountainside location, during the winter, check to see if the venue can be easily reached even in very harsh weather conditions.

 

  • Take your venue’s services into consideration. Every venue has its own policy when it comes to the vendors they work with, so make sure to ask this before booking anything. Furthermore, check with the venue’s music accommodations and ask them about any other services they may offer. To be certain they will keep up to their promises, check with online reviews as well – they can give you a much better idea of whether or not the venue you have chosen is really high-quality in terms of service.

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Searching for a talented and dedicated photographer to capture the magical moments of your Big Day? Come visit Allusion Photography and we will be there to make sure your wedding is truly memorable!

 

06/16

Create a gorgeous wedding with a French inspired theme!

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There’s something inherently elegant and timeless about the French – so why wouldn’t you take these features and bring them into your wedding theme? What does it take to plan a superb French inspired wedding? What are some of the best ideas with regards to this?

We have some tips for you – so read on to find out more.

 

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  • The table setting. The French style is effortlessly elegant – so don’t over-analyze every detail on your guests’ tables. Miss-matched plates look really wonderful with this wedding theme – and so do the glasses as well.

 

  • The table décor. Your French inspired wedding should be really sophisticated – but that doesn’t mean you should spend more than what you have. Some simple, white table linens, with napkins decorated with your wedding monogram – this is the kind of simplicity everyone loves!

 

  • The drinks and the food. A bottle of wine and a carafe of water should be on every table, always. This way, you don’t risk that anyone takes a seat at a table where he cannot be served. As for the foods, don’t be afraid to go all-French and organize a delicious cheese and fruit combination. This idea would be healthy and it would definitely satisfy your guests.

 

  • The background. You may not be able to travel to France to have the French appeal – but you can definitely choose a space that resembles it as much as possible. Choose an awe-striking location for the wedding and your French-themed wedding will be memorable!

 

Allusion Photography can help you capture all the adorable, candid and romantic moments at your wedding. Come visit us, take a look at what we usually do as photographers and book us for wedding pictures that are flawless, creative and truly stunning!

 

 

03/16

As the Best Man, make sure you create the best wedding speech!

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Being the Best Man in a wedding is an amazing experience. On the one hand, you will stand by your friend’s side as he ties the knot (and as he plans the Big Day too). On the other hand, this role will be accompanied by a lot of responsibility.

Of all your tasks as a Best Man, delivering a great wedding speech is one of the most important ones. After all, you are the groom’s honor attendant – and everyone expects you to give a speech that’s funny, emotional and truly honest.

How can you create a wedding speech that will leave everyone smiling? Here are some tips to consider.

  • Don’t procrastinate. Writing a good speech doesn’t just happen overnight, so take your time to write and edit – also take your time to practice it in the mirror as well. Doing this can make the entire difference in the world!
  • Keep it short. In general, wedding speeches shouldn’t be longer than 5 minutes (or even shorter than that, depending on the day-of schedule the bride and groom have created). Stick to being short and sweet and you will definitely nail it!
  • When in doubt, follow the pattern. That white sheet of paper can be quite intimidating, so if you feel lost for words, follow the “classic pattern”: start with an introduction (a joke or a pun), thank the hosts for the event, tell a story about the groom (which shows his qualities, as well as the qualities of his bride) and wrap up the speech with a toast (wishing the couple a happy life together).

Is your friend searching for someone to capture these amazing moments? Tell him to contact Allusion Photography and both he and his bride will be more than happy with our services!

03/16

Have you chosen a date for your wedding yet? Take a look at some lucky days, and days to avoid!

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Choosing a wedding date is one of the first and foremost important steps in planning a wedding. How to make sure you choose a really lucky date, though? What are some of the myths and superstitions surrounding wedding dates? We have gathered them right below – so read on if you need a bit of inspiration.

  • According to the Jewish tradition, Tuesdays are considered to be suspicious when it comes to weddings. Furthermore, they also say that a wedding should take part after a new moon, which will also grant luck and blessings to the newlyweds.
  • In astrology, the beginning of the month is also considered to be quite lucky – so you might want to heed this tip of advice and settle yourself wherever you feel best.
  • 8th of August. Planning a summer wedding? Have it on the 8th of August, then! In some Asian traditions, the number “8” is associated with prosperity and good fortune. So, August 8th may be a great choice for your wedding date as well.
  • Depending on your religious denomination, you might not be allowed to have your wedding during certain religious holidays (or the fasting period preceding them). Before you type out the Save the Date cards, make sure to double check with your ceremony officiant and see for sure.
  • While Christmas is considered the most wonderful time of the year, and 4th of July is full of excitement, they may not be the best days to choose for your wedding. With many holidays throughout the year, choosing your wedding date around them may be better than on them, as many people usually have plans already made.
  • Last, but not least, don’t choose a wedding date because someone else suggests it, but because it makes sense to you and your love story. Regardless of what date you choose, know that your loved ones and friends will be there to enjoy your big day.

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Searching for a truly dedicated photographer who will shoot this very important day of your life? Contact Allusion Photography and have us shoot marvelous photos at your wedding! You will definitely love your wedding album!