Like the song says: “these are a few of my favorite things.” And when it comes to weddings there are so many! Here are a few… (cue music!)
Photographers who take candid shots and capture the moment. The photojournalist style of photography has gained popularity for weddings in recent years – and for good reason. Capturing the real joy of a wedding is best done with a great photographer. Sure, you’ll want some formal portraits of family and bridal party, but the photojournalist documents the emotion and tells the story of your day.
Comfortable wedding gowns. I love seeing brides with romantic flowing dresses that seem to float in the breeze, dresses that are both comfortable and flattering. I have seen many a bride suffer with a dress that has her corseted in too tight, a bodice she tugs on or a gown that weighs a ton. Chiffon is a great look for a comfortable gorgeous dress.
Guys without jackets. For summer outdoor weddings I’ve seen guys sweltering in black tuxes. It’s perfectly ok for men, even the groom, to wear a nice shirt, vest and tie, with no jacket for a summer wedding, or a lightweight summer suit. I just adore that look! Matching ties and little details like suspenders add lots of character to the look.
Non-matching bridesmaids! I am not aware of any law that requires bridesmaids to wear matching dresses, or dresses that they will never wear again after the wedding. With the right choice of color and style, bridesmaids can wear different dresses and look amazing. Work the color scheme correctly and it will be fantastic! Other details can tie it all together, such as jewelry, bouquets, shoes, or shawls. It’s interesting, too!
Long tables for dinner. Having everyone seated together at long tables is old fashioned and creates a sense of community and togetherness. Rather than the round tables of eight, consider this seating alternative. It is also a dramatic look!
Locally sourced favors. I love receiving something I can truly use and enjoy and your guests will too! For Pocono weddings let your guests take home a little piece of our area. From jellies and jams, beer and wine, crafts, soaps, herbs, candy and pretzels, I’m sure you can find something made in our community that reflects you style. Remember it also supports small business and serves as a reminder of your time in the Poconos.
Of course these are just a few of my favorites things, there are many more. What are yours?
Thank you Lisa Rhinehart for the wonderful photos!