Styled Shoot Lessons for the Bride

 

I promised y’all a story, didn’t I? Let me tell you that this photo shoot taught me a TON and reminded me why I wanted to get into the wedding biz in the first place! I will share bits and pieces throughout the week!

Lesson Numero Uno: Planning is full of choices and it is flippin’ HARD!  What colors? What theme? Patterns? Textures? OMG the list goes on and on. This was my FIRST shoot and all I wanted to do was plan about 981,557,321 weddings. I mean anything was possible, so how could I narrow it down?!

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**COLLABORATE**

Talk to your fiancé, best friend, mom, neighbor, dog or cat { <– as long as they don’t talk back you are NOT going cray cray lol}, I don’t care Just talk to people!!  I knew I wanted different. I wanted something a LITTLE off the grid, but just gorgeous. Donna, from First Dance Florals, is absolutely brilliant–her ideas flow like a small stream, into a small river, into a rolling river, into some crazy Sea, then BOOM she has an OCEAN full of ideas. I loved working with her. We started out choosing elements- I love moss, she suggested olive green. I love creamy whites with green and she suggested the pop of purple…we both love romantic scenes..and eventually we ended up with a plan: An Enchanted Evening.

Donna made this parasol!

Donna made this parasol!

Lesson Numbaaa TWO! Working with a large group of vendors is crazy. Like for real. You have to remember WHO, WHAT, WHEN, etc. ALL the time. I made a few mistakes–I left Amanda, from Cakes by Amanda, off an email about a LOCATION change….yah….um ladies, please don’t do this. Anyways, this was the entire reason I decided to start Butterfly Kisses. TO HELP YOU WITH VENDORS AND PLANNING!! I am getting templates together, future posts {How to keep track of vendors…}, etc. I am here to help!!

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Last Lesson of the day, HAVE FUN. I honestly cannot stress this enough. Planning IS stressful, frustrating, upsetting, BUT IT IS SO FREAKIN’ FUN, y’all!! Don’t stress because –IF you have great vendors, they will make your day AMAZE BALLS!! {or <insert descriptive dream wedding word here>} I forgot to have fun at times, but then I would get a call from Donna and listen to her amazing ideas and just get over joyed with excitement to see the final product!

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I know what you are thinking…trust me, I DO! “But Kayla, if I don’t stress, it won’t get done. If everything IS/WAS fine, I wouldn’t stress.”

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Take a step back. Why are you getting married? Who are you marrying? If the roses aren’t the PERFECT shade of pink, will your marriage be effected? If the cake is ivory and not pearl, will your husband leave you at the alter? NO. And WHO CARES if your cousin gained 2.8lbs and can’t fit in her dress–get a new one. These aren’t that big of a deal. I can say this because I got married. I planned a FAKE wedding, too! Things happened, stuff went wrong, but in the end? NONE of it matters. My wedding was amazing, my marriage is unbelievable successful, and the shoot? Y’all saw it, it was AMAZING, perfect, GORGEOUS, magical….Just beautiful. I promise you, it’ll work out. SO go give your future hubs a kiss, apologize for any Bridezilla activity, put on a smile and have a GRAND OLE time planning.

Whatcha think???

Love y’all so much, thanks for reading!!!♥

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