Off the Chart Wedding Giveaway: Take a Picture (or 40)

by Azure

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words and with this Off-the-Chart wedding giveaway we want you to have 40,000 words about your wedding! Exclusively Weddings is giving our Off-the-Chart winner 40 disposable cameras so that your wedding guests can snap those casual photos that make your wedding day come alive. To enter the OneWed Off-the-Chart Wedding Giveaway, simply create your own Wedding Pre-Party, our new wedding planning social network. To gain more entries, simply invite your...

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Featured Wedding: Wedding 101, Back to School

by Azure

Special Feature by Deonna Caruso of Deonna Caruso Photography with special assistance from Laura Meyer Photography Chris and Patricia held their wedding at Chris' childhood school, the Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove, IL. The school theme led to a great pre-wedding session, and the tent led to a dramatic outdoor reception location for these two actors. We loved working together to capture this unique and creative event.

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Calling All Atlanta Brides

by Azure

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when you start planning your wedding. Well, Bridal Bar opening today in Atlanta is the perfect place to start for discerning brides. Bridal Bar prescreens all of its wedding vendors and products simplifying your planning process. Relax at Bridal Bar’s boutique and enjoy a glass of champagne while perusing only the best wedding offerings in Atlanta. Sound too good to be true? It gets even better, all of Bridal Bar’s services are FREE. For you...

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Wedding Photography Tips ... for Wedding Photographers

by Azure

Happy Monday! Many, many years ago I went out on a date with a guy I met while working out. These days, the most interesting thing I pick up at the gym is a magazine! I love to see what other people leave there, usually it's Shape, or Entertainment Weekly. Last week someone left Photo District News (pdn), a trade magazine for photographers. As coincidence would have it, they left “The Wedding and Portrait Issue,” full of advice for wedding photographers. Since I usually read...

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Featured Engagement Session: Wunmi and Fred

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Special feature by Afolabi Sogunro of Fotos by Fola. Alfred Alli proposed to Wunmi Ynusa in April and they are getting married this September. They are a very fun couple and I was excited to take their engagement pictures. We took advantage of two great spots in Atlanta, GA - Piedmont Park and Atlantic Station. This couple is full of love and affection which made the shoot so much fun and natural. I'm looking forward to the actual wedding in September. This was a fun session on...

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Featured Engagement Session: Rafaela and Kendall

by Azure

Special feature by Amanda McMahon of Amanda McMahon Photography Rafaela and Kendall are a very special couple planning to wed in December 2009 in Florida at the historic Farmer's Market Building in downtown Winter Park. These two are one of those couples that makes your heart melt. Not only are they super cute, but they are fun and they totally defined the word "candid". We had so much fun that I am ecstatic about how beautiful their wedding in December is sure to be!

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Featured Wedding: Gabe and April

by Azure

Special Feature by Evan Vanderwall of Evan Vanderwall Photography. This April I was granted the privilege of traveling to the beautiful state of Arizona to capture Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel and April Flores uniting as one. Gabe and April are a young, beautiful couple, full of life and love for each other. Taking their portraits was a blast - they felt so comfortable and natural being affectionate with each other, which makes things especially easy on a photographer. The ceremony took...

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Featured Wedding: Amber and Jeff

by Azure

Special Feature by Katie Minister of Minister Images I flew to Philadelphia to photograph the wedding of my good friend from college, Amber. From the minute I got to her house, I knew I was in for a fun event! We went to Carinwood Mansion, one of the most beautiful venues that I've ever seen, where we took family pictures. Amber honored her mom's memory by wearing her wedding dress. On to time spent with Amber & Jeff before the big event, and then Jeff's entrance into the...

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Featured Wedding: Mary Elizabeth and Mark

by Azure

Special Feature by Bola Abodunde of Onada Photography Within the first ten minutes of meeting Mary Elizabeth and Mark, you realize what a truly genuine couple they are - funny, warm, and full of life. Mark is a talented florist. He created the gorgeous bouquets and all the beautiful décor for the wedding as a surprise for his beautiful bride. They were married at the Sea Shell in Long Beach Island, NJ, and had their fabulous reception there, too. Congratulations on your...

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Featured Wedding: AnnElise and Christopher

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Special Feature - Photos by Will Duris of Utah Wedding Photography, text by AnnElise Our vision was to have a simple wedding without sacrificing elegance. We wanted to make it a warm and comfortable atmosphere. First we were sealed in the LDS Oakland Temple overlooking the gorgeous San Francisco Bay. Afterward there was a small luncheon for our closest guests, outstretching over the marina in a room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Later that night, we chose to have a reception...

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