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Why finding the right wedding photographer is so important



Many couples who are getting married are overwhelmed when it comes to the planning of their wedding. The wedding vendor market is over saturated and remains competitive.

Wedding photography is no different. There are so many wedding photographers in Brisbane competing for business.

It it is however, important to find the right photographer for your wedding. Every photographer has their own unique style and may not be flexible when it comes to the structure of the day and their wedding packages.

I recommend meeting up with at least three photographers and finding out if you are suitable match.

Chexk out their albums so you can see the quality of their work. Make sure you ask to see whole weddings that they have photographed, not just a select few images. If you select the right photographer for your wedding, it can allieviate a lot of stress from your big day.

If if you are looking for the professional wedding photography in Brisbane, then look no further than Lucas Kraus Photography

Choosing The Ideal Wedding Dress


Most brides-to-be start dreaming about the ideal wedding dress long before they are even engaged. Choosing the ideal wedding dress is crucial because it is perhaps the only day that all eyes will be looking at you. A dress that is beautiful whilst remaining tasteful and also flattering to your figure will ensure that you look your best on your wedding day. With so many style, color and fabric options available, choosing the ideal wedding dress can be a daunting task. However, most brides simply know when they have found the ideal wedding dress. From the moment they put on the dress, they instinctively know that this is the ideal wedding dress for them.

The most important thing when searching for the ideal wedding dress is to begin looking at least six months before your wedding date. Finding the ideal dress will most likely take quite some time and once you find the dress, it could take up to four months for the dress to be ordered and shipped to the store. Once the dress arrives in the store you most likely will require several fittings to ensure that the dress fits absolutely perfectly. You should take your time and enjoy looking for your wedding dress so it is crucial that you begin the process in good time to avoid feeling rushed and overwhelmed.

Another useful piece of advice for finding the ideal wedding dress is to try on many different styles of dresses. Even though you may be certain that you want a particular style you may find that the style that looks so appealing in magazines does not suit your body type. You may also find that a style that you would have never have considered before can be flattering to your figure. For this reason it is important to try on a wide variety of styles before dismissing a particular style. The old adage “you won’t know unless you try it,” holds perfectly true for wedding dresses. There have been numerous brides who have found that their ideal wedding dress turned out to be totally different from the one they had envisaged.

Although it may not be what you expect, the color of the wedding dress is an important thing to take into account when choosing the ideal wedding dress. The consensus seems to be that the only acceptable color for a wedding dress is a pure white. However if you keep an open mind, you may find yourself with a wedding dress that is far more flattering to your skin tone than a pure white dress. Wedding dresses come in a wide variety of colors including ivory, cream and even subtle beiges. If you are happy to consider these options it is important to try on dresses in these colors to see how they work with your complexion.

Choosing the ideal wedding dress often requires getting a few second opinions. Having a few close friends or family members that you trust come dress shopping with you can help you find the dress of your dreams. They can offer opinions on each dress that you try on and can also scour the countless racks of dresses available and choose dresses for you to try on. Many brides instantly know that they have chosen the ideal wedding dress the moment they put it on but having trusted friends and family members with you can confirm this feeling. When you first step out of the dressing room and show them the dress you are wearing you may see reassuring confirmation that you have made the perfect choice. The reactions of your assistants will indicate that you have indeed found the perfect dress.

When you have chosen the ideal wedding dress, now is also the time to buy the it. Nothing is more important than your gut feeling and the reactions of the friends and family that accompanied you so if you know you have the ideal dress in your hands, don’t risk losing it by opting to think about it for a few days before you make your purchase. There is always the chance that the last available dress will be sold or that the company will discontinue that particular style so do not allow yourself to miss out on buying the ideal wedding dress by not buying it the moment you realize it is the dress for you.

The wedding dress is one of the most critical elements of a wedding. It is what makes a bride truly stand out and it is important for her to ensure that she has chosen the ideal wedding dress. The minute a bride-to-be steps into a wedding dress she will know instantly whether or not it is the ideal dress. It’s important to trust this gut reaction and act accordingly in choosing the ideal wedding dress.

whats black and red and romantic all over your wedding

Striking, elegant, and highly romantic a Black and red tungsten ring themed wedding is unusual and classy. Here are some ideas for putting together a red and black wedding.

Everyone knows that the wedding invitation conveys more than the time and place of a wedding. It sets the tone, formality, dress, and color scheme of the event as well. For a red and black wedding, consider making your own special invitations using colored cardstock, stationary paper, vellum, and ribbon from your local craft store. Not only is this usually more economical than purchasing invitations it is also more memorable since you can put together exactly the kind of invitation you want.

When a wedding’s theme is based around the colors, flower choice becomes extremely important to many people. If you can’t find flowers you like in a certain color, for example black, consider using white silk flowers and having them dyed. There are many red flower choices including Begonias, Carnations, Dahlias, Foxglove, Gerbera Daisies, Hibiscus, Poinsettia, Red Roses, and Tulips. Black flowers are usually a deep purple but will look black under low lighting. Bearded Iris – ‘Superstition’, Black or Chocolate Cosmos, Dahlia -‘Arabian Night’, Fritillaria, Pincushion Flower Scabiosa – ‘Ace of Spades’, Black Pansy, and Black Tulips are a few examples.

Decorating for a black and red wedding is so easy to do and can be done very economically as well. Consider wrought iron candleholders with red candles for an elegant look or black and red balloon bouquets for a more informal occasion. Candles are always a great choice for centerpieces. What about a grouping of red candles with black ribbon and black stones or black candles with red ribbon and red rose petals? Or bare tree branches painted black with red ornaments hung from the branches?

“The beauty is in the details” according to ancient wisdom and that is certainly true for weddings. Considering adding hints of your black and red theme to accessories such as black ribbon bow tied around the stems of your champagne flutes with a red rose bud in the center. Or a black garter with red heart charm or flowers.

Don’t forget to make your flower girl’s basket fit your theme by spray painting a small basket black and filling it with red rose petals and tying on a red bow or rose. The tungsten rings bearer’s pillow can be either red with black ribbon or black with red ribbon – either combination looks amazing. Pew markers of a single red rose tied with a black ribbon would be a simple yet lavish looking effect.


How to Make Your Dream Mediterranean Wedding Come True (Even on a Budget)


Photographer: Studio Loha

Europe is such a beautiful and culture-rich continent that offers a plethora of options for couples who dream of exchanging their vows and celebrating their love in a mesmerizing and unforgettable offshore location.

Just imagine being wed surrounded by your dearest friends and loved ones in a lovely villa in Santorini, in the beaches of Ibiza, in a 19th century mansion in Italy, or in a luxurious resort in St. Tropez – who wouldn’t want that for an occasion that’s to be remembered for a lifetime?

But let’s face it, unlike Brad and Angelina, Kim and Kanye, or Justin and Jessica, not all of us have the luxury to just choose any European location and just get married there.

Plus, it is just not very wise to borrow money just so you can achieve that dream celebrity-ish Mediterranean wedding of yours.

So what to do? If you and your significant other simply don’t want to settle for a cookie-cutter wedding celebration, but have ‘just enough’ budget for a destination wedding, then we’ve got the exact tips you need!

Read on and we’ll tell you all the things you can do to get the style, ambiance, luxury, and pizzaz of a Mediterranean wedding with a modest budget.


Photographer: Alexey Leonov

(1) Country Costs: Stretch Your Budget

In selecting which country to hold your destination wedding, it is important that you do not only consider your preferences, but also how far your budget will go in that location.

Specific event and travel expenses to consider could include:

  • Cost of flights (distance from home matters)
  • Accommodation rates
  • Currency conversion
  • Cost of basic expenses (meals and transportation)
  • How professionals are paid
  • VAT, taxes and duties
  • Shipping costs
  • The cost of the paperwork, translation and processing of documents
  • Wedding vendors
  • Wedding venues

Remember, lovely Mediterranean wedding locations are not only limited to those that we see in magazines or on the internet. As a matter of fact, there are more stunning locations you can find under the radar but are most definitely cheaper. Examples are Croatia, Portugal, Budapest, and Turkey.

(2) Hire A Budget Keeper: Aka, Wedding Planner

Considering all the expenses listed above…

A destination wedding planner can be a miracle worker in helping you stick to a budget. In your mind you might think a planner is a frivolous expense, but for destination weddings, they are an invaluable resource.

Here’s how a wedding planner will help you stay on budget:

  • Set a budget you can live with
  • Keep to your budget
  • Find the best resources for the least investment
  • Negotiate rates with suppliers and venues
  • Uncover resources that help you cut costs
  • Creatively DIY personal touches
  • Get better rates from suppliers than are publicly listed

Regarding that last point -, the best wedding planners have such good relationships with local suppliers that they often get better rates for their clients than the vendors publish publicly because they are constantly bringing those suppliers new business!


Photographer: Elliot Nichol

(1) Venue Hunting: Get A Location That Requires Less Tweaking

If you really want to save a considerable amount of money on the venue of your ceremony and reception, you should consider these criteria:

  • The venue can host your ceremony, reception, and even the rehearsal dinner or after-party – saving you on booking additional sites
  • The place doesn’t require tenting
  • The venue is so stunning that you don’t really have to go all out in designing, styling and decorating it
  • The venue allows ‘partial booking/rental’ so that if you have a smaller wedding you don’t have to rent out the entire property
  • They provide free setup and decor for events – fresh flowers is nice to have included too
  • Catering and hosted bar is included as an in-house service
  • The location of the venue is near the airport and the lodging where you and your guests will be staying so that you incur less transportation costs

(2) Season Selection – Off-peak Perks

Booking plane tickets, hotel accommodations, your venue and suppliers during the wrong time of year can quickly burn a hole in your pocket.

During peak season, airlines, resorts and wedding suppliers often raise rates. It’s their busiest time of year and they are often booked solid, so they charge more for these prime dates.

However, if you’re willing to take the time to understand which dates are off-season, you can get jaw-dropping deals on everything related to your destination wedding.

  1. First, you’ll want to avoid popular national and international holidays when every other tourist is visiting the country too.
  2. Second, you’ll want to consider specialty local events, festivals and conventions that attract tourists during certain days of the year.
  3. Next, it’s smart to take a look at weather patterns. The nicer the weather, the more in-demand weddings will be. Avoid these dates.
  4. Then, and most importantly, speak with a local wedding planner or provider to find out what they consider their off-season to be. This is most likely when you’ll receive the most aggressive rates.
  5. Finally, plan far in advance. The earlier you book vendors, the better rates you’ll get because many may offer incentives for reserving in advance. Likewise, you can get a head start on hunting for the best airline tickets and accommodations. Monitoring travel sites daily will allow you to jump on any flash sales and daily deals when they arise.


Photographer: Elliot Nichol

(1) Local Love – Use Native Vendors

While you might be tempted to hire your vendors in your home country and fly them all into your destination, this is a very costly approach and will burn your budget fast.

Not only can local destination suppliers be more affordable – especially when leveraging your wedding planner’s connections – they will spare you any travel, accommodation and food costs. Not to mention the supplier’s own travel fees and daily stipend requirements.

Don’t be afraid to explore local talent and businesses – you’ll be surprised to find those who provide the same (or even better) quality for a reasonable investment.

Whether it’s a local florist in France, a caterer in Croatia, a singer in Spain, a videographer in Venice or a wedding planner in Malta, discover how authentic your Mediterranean wedding will be when you support the local businesses that represent the native culture best.

(2) Pare Down – Keep It Intimate.

One of the quickest ways to watch your budget get out of hand is to add too many guests to your invitation list. Every person represents more costs in venue space, catering food, beverages, decor, favors, travel and accommodations.

Because you’ve decided to tie the knot in a far-off location, it is actually easier to trim your guest list. We know that it sure is a challenge to exclude some of your friends, colleagues, and even relatives. Don’t be afraid to select only those who are dearest to you. Because believe us when we say -they will understand.

That is actually the beauty of having a destination wedding. Most of the people you know won’t expect to be invited, or, not many of them would actually be present because of the expenses and commitment it entails. Hence, it’s truly the perfect opportunity to make your wedding a more private, more personal, and a more heartfelt one.

Start Imagining Your Mediterranean Wedding Today

Remember that your destination wedding in the Mediterranean can be within reach. Follow these 6 simple tips and you’ll be amazed at how feasible your far-off nuptial dream really is!



The Best Showroom for Magnificent Wedding Dresses


Wedding is a moment that everybody may wait for. Even some months before the D-day, both groom and bride may try to prepare everything, well, particularly the bride. Sure, there is no woman who doesn’t want to look beautiful in her big day. Undeniably, there are some matters that make the bride look magnificently unforgettable. One of them is regarding the wedding dresses. It is not exaggerating indeed if the wedding dress must be good looking and even designed in the best boutique or dress showroom.

If you are one of those brides and quite confused with what you want to wear, here is a great solution. Sunshine Coast Wedding Dress Showroom is probably the place you are looking for. In this showroom, exclusive wedding dresses with various designs are available. It depends on your taste anyway whether you like glamorous ball-gown wedding dresses, sexy mermaid dresses, or casual short dresses. The dresses provided are also qualified in term of designs and materials used. The stitch is really neat as well as the ornaments like beads are attached beautifully. You can choose or order if you love a dress made from tulle, silk, or maybe lace. Of course, you should also share your own ideas of wedding dresses so that it can realize it for you.

It is not only about the products, this wedding dress showroom also tries its best in term of services. it can be booked for fitting when the D-day is closer. Certainly, it doesn’t only provide dresses for the bride. If you also must make the bridesmaid dresses available, you can come here as the best solution. The bridesmaids also have the same rights to share what they want regarding the dresses to wear. So, for the best wedding dresses, Sunshine Coast Wedding Dress Showroom is the best choice.