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07/16

Keep your wedding guests entertained at the reception table

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Your guests want to have fun at your wedding – and you definitely want the same for them too. And yet, how do you bring entertainment to each of the reception tables? What are some of the best ideas to know about making guests feel really great while celebrating your wonderful event?

We have some ideas for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Fun wedding favors. Sure, everyone loves a good cookie as a wedding favor – but why not take this opportunity and make your favors truly entertaining for your guests? Mini-games of checkers, tic-tac-toe, or even Rubik’s Cubes can be amazing favors and it can allow people to toy with them at the table (while they are taking a break from the dance floor, of course).

 

  • Conversation starters. They say beginnings are always awkward – so help your guests break the ice by placing fun cards on their tables. Include questions about their social media activity – such as what was the last text they sent, whose status they liked, and so on.

 

  • Drink vouchers. Make things even more entertaining by offering each guest a card with an “assignment” (such as finding the first person dressed in blue and asking them a particular question). Once this is done, the guest can go with their “assignment” person at the bar and redeem a cocktail for their card with the answer on it.

 

  • Amazing food. This comes without saying, but food is always a great way to make people feel good. Provide them with delicious dishes (be them hors d’oeuvres, comfort foods or a fancy seated dinner) and they will love it!

 

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Allusion Photography can capture your wedding’s most joyous and unforgettable moment s – so if you’re still on the lookout for a marvelous photographer, make sure to give us a call. We will not disappoint you in any way!

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!

 

 

05/16

Make sure you know how to hire a wedding officiant!

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Your wedding ceremony is, in fact, the pillar of your entire wedding day. Of course, you want every second of this special moment in your life to be absolutely perfect – and hiring the right wedding officiant is more than important when it comes to this.

How to do that? How to find a wedding officiant you can actually resonate with? We have gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • First of all, decide whether you want your officiant to be religious or not. If you want to get married in a house of worship and already belong to a specific denomination and congregation, choosing the right officiant will be a lot easier for you.

 

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  • If you want to have a religious wedding, but don’t belong to any house of worship, think well before you make steps in this direction. Choose a religious denomination that reflects your beliefs and talk to a representative to see what’s needed to get married in their house of worship.

 

  • If, on the other hand, you want to have a civil ceremony, there are a lot of options you can choose from. Notaries, lawyers, mayor and even friends and family members can officiate weddings in a completely legal way. However, before you settle for an option, check with your state’s legislation and make sure it can be done! The last thing you want is to discover your wedding cannot be legally recognized!

 

Allusion Photography captures candid, romantic and unforgettable wedding moments – so if you want your Big Day to be gorgeously “archived”, contact us and find out more about our services. We are here to make sure your wedding will never be forgotten and that its most beautiful parts are elegantly included in your wedding album!

 

 

05/16

Flowers are gorgeous! But there are some things you should know about them when planning your wedding.

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Undoubtedly, flowers are a very important part of the wedding – especially since they set the celebratory feeling of the day. What are some of the essential things every bride-to-be should know about flowers when planning her wedding? We have gathered them right below – so read on to find out more.

  • Your flower proposal will sound like a poem. Really, it will be written beautifully and it will be almost as melodious as a poem and as romantic as a fairytale. Don’t get too carried away, though! Read attentively, focus on the details and make sure you clear out any confusions now, before you sign on the dotted line!

 

  • Not to make you feel anxious, but you will most likely not see your flower arrangements until the big day. This is perfectly normal, considering you want your flowers to be fresh and vibrant – not withered and “sad”. Find a reliable wedding florist and trust her expertise – your flowers will look absolutely gorgeous!

 

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  • There will be at least one detail that will really stress you out. Your florist may not find the blooms you wanted or the shade you wanted. Your chosen flowers may be in off-season and too expensive for your budget. Whatever it is, rest assured that a good florist will help you find solutions that work excellently for you. In the end, you will love the “replacements” just as much (if not more!) than what you originally had in mind.

 

Searching for a wedding photographer who will immortalize the beauty of your wedding in a truly unique, candid and professional way? Contact Allusion Photography and we will be there to make your big day stay alive forever in our amazing wedding photos!

 

 

 

04/16

Spring has arrived! And what better way to celebrate than incorporating it into your wedding?!

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As one of the most beautiful and most loved seasons, spring is an all-time favorite among brides of all kinds – and if you’re one of the ones who have chosen to tie the knot in this splendid season, you know very well why it makes for the perfect option.

How to incorporate the delicacy and elegance of spring into your Big Day? Here are some ideas you will love:

  • Flowery ceremony. Your wedding ceremony is one of the most important moments of your life – so you will surely want to create a décor for it that speaks about the importance of this event. For an awe-inspiring ceremony décor, we suggest you go wild on your florals: lush bouquets to line up the aisle, flower-decorated chuppahs and even flower petals for the aisle make for wow décor pieces everyone will love.
  • Low-rise centerpieces. Of course, tall centerpieces are still an elegant choice – but why not make your wedding centerpieces a bit more unique by going for the low-rise ones? The secret to creating elegant low-rise centerpieces is to choose arrangements that are very opulent and generous.
  • Special chairs. Your wedding reception décor is not consisted of centerpieces only – so make sure to bring spring into every detail of this special party. For example, chairs with floral prints on them will look extremely beautiful when paired with simpler table linens and flower centerpieces that go with the prints on the chairs.

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Allusion Photography can help you capture all the minute, delicate and candid details of your Big Day – so, if you are searching for a fantastic, talented and dedicated photographer in Illinois, you will definitely love our services. Contact us and let’s talk about your wedding and how we can immortalize it in the most beautiful way!

04/16

Being the mother-of-the-bride is a big deal! Make sure you are aware of your duties

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As a mother, you want your daughter to be happy – and, on her wedding day, you want to make sure she feels like the true princess she is. What are some of your duties as the mother-of-the-bride? What are some of the things you are expected to do before and during the wedding? We have gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Help with the wedding registry. Since your daughter shouldn’t include wedding registry information on the invitations, it is up to you, the groom’s mother and the couple’s close friends to spread the news. This way, guests have the opportunity of buying something the bride and the groom will truly love.
  • Walk her down the aisle. In traditional Christian weddings, the father is the one to “give the bride away”. However, if he cannot be there or if the bride chooses to honor you as well, you might be expected to walk down the aisle with her.
  • Be part of the receiving line. Traditionally, the mother-of-the-bride is the hostess of the wedding – so she is also the first in the receiving line. Be there with a warm smile on your face to help your daughter receive the guests and make them feel truly welcomed!
  • Be a very good friend. You love your daughter more than anyone else in this world – and more than anyone too, you also know what she’s going through. Be her support, her friend and her shoulder to cry on as the big day unfolds – you will both remember these moments as some of the most candid and sentimental ones you have ever had!

Allusion Photography can help you capture precisely these moments: the seconds of wordless emotion that will sprinkle your big day with tears of joy. Contact us, find out more about who we are and hire us for your wedding!

03/16

Be unique when creating your signature wedding cocktails!

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Your wedding should reflect who you are, what your style is and what your love story is all about. From the colors you choose to the flowers that decorate the Big Day, everything about this event should be about you – and your cocktails make no exception from the rule.

To help you serve excellent cocktails at your wedding (and make your guests happy), we have gathered some of the most delicious and unique ideas right below – so read on and find out more.

  • Popsicle cocktails. Perfect for a summer wedding, popsicle cocktails are fun, unique and really tasty. Basically, any cocktail can be turned into a playful popsicle – so whatever your favorite drink may be, you can definitely pull this off. Your guests will love the idea!
  • Vintage cocktails. Planning a vintage-inspired wedding? Make sure your cocktails are inspired by the old times too! For example, a cocktail inspired by the Prohibition era can be a really tasty surprise for your guests.
  • Craft beers. If you plan on having a more casual wedding, don’t be afraid to replace the more traditional cocktails with beer. Serving a good variety of delicious craft beers is guaranteed to satisfy your guests’ tastes.
  • Ice tea. If you don’t want to serve alcohol at your wedding (or if you want to provide all of your guests with non-alcoholic options too), ice tea is a very good idea. It is delicious, refreshing and it allows you to provide your guests with a wide range of options to choose from.

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Allusion Photography can capture the beauty and grace of your Big Day in a way that’s truly special and candid. Contact us, find out more about our services and photography style and we will make sure to provide you with amazing wedding photos!

03/16

These lighting techniques will create a beautiful atmosphere for your wedding

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Wedding lighting bears a huge importance when it comes to creating a very beautiful atmosphere for this very special event. What are some of the techniques you should know of before you decide on anything? We have gathered some tips to help you navigate the sometimes confusing lighting lingo – so read on and find out more.

  • Fairy lights or festoon lights. Usually used as interchangeable terms, fairy lights and festoon lights are more or less the same type of lighting – with the exception that the first are usually used indoors, while the latter are used outdoors.
  • Gobo lights. If you want to personalize your wedding with a projected monogram, you are looking for Gobo lights. Unique and modern, this type of lighting works especially with elegant, contemporary weddings.
  • Pattern projections. Want to make a simple wedding venue look more elegant and intricate? Hire someone to project beautiful flowery patterns or arabesques at your wedding. Doing this will instantly change the décor!
  • Up lighting. In general, up lighting refers to colored lights that are arranged in a way that emphasizes different areas of the venue (e.g. the dance floor, the corners of the walls, and so on). With modern technology at your disposal, you can choose pretty much any color you want for your up lighting.
  • Pin spotting. If you want to make your wedding centerpieces really stand out, use pin spotting lighting. This will project a very thin beam of light right through the center of your table, so that it makes the centerpieces look brighter and more elegant.

Searching for a photographer who will know how to capture the magic of the Big Day regardless of what type of lighting you choose? Contact Allusion Photography and we will bring in our experience, our talent and our true creativity!

 

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!