There are as many styles of weddings as their are brides. Picking your shoes can be a challenge, do you want a heel or not? Peep toe or closed toe? Here’s a list of the perfect shoes for a variety of brides:
1) Beach Bride
While many brides choose to go barefoot for a beach wedding, you may want to have shoes for photos or the reception. We suggest a simple flat sandle. We love this Tory Burch thong sandal. Or, for a little more bling, these gold flat sandals from Jimmy Choo.
2) Modern Bride
For a modern bride, a sling back is the perfect choice. This slingback from Christian Louboutin has the perfect amount of glitter and glamour.
3) Vintage Bride
For brides with a vintage style, you can’t go wrong with a bit of old Hollywood glamour. This peep toe from Badgley Mischka is perfect.
4) Budget Bride
If you’re trying to stick to a budget, look no further than these sandals from Lulu Townsend. They would be lovely with a shorter dress for your reception.
5) Bold Bride
For brides that are looking to make a statement with their shoes, you’ll want to choose a bold option. If you’re wanting to look like a rock star on your wedding day, take a look at these dazzling crystal-studded suede pumps from Christian Louboutin. We also suggest this bold 5″ heel in metallic leather from Giuseppe Zanotti.
What kind of bride are you? What type of shoes do you plan to wear for your wedding day?
For many brides, a wedding is a culmination of a year or more of planning. You have spent countless hours scrutinizing every detail of your big day to ensure perfection. Whether you had an unlimited budget or chose to go the DIY route, your nuptials can help inspire other brides in search of their own beautiful wedding day.
If you are looking to have your wedding featured in a wedding blog, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. The wedding experts at McElroy Films compiled a list of tips to help brides increase their chances of success:
1) Submit Inspiring Photos and Video
Pick and choose the images to submit carefully. Most wedding websites and blogs are looking for magazine style photos. Photographs should highlight the most memorable parts of the day and show off all of the details that brides take time to create for their wedding day. You can look at past features to see the style of photos that the publication features to get an idea of the types of photos to submit. You can also submit your wedding video to increase your chances of being included.
2) Share a Great Love Story
When looking for real weddings to feature, many editors are also looking for an inspiring love story. Rather than writing, “the bride and groom met in college and got married a few years later”, brides should share details of their love story. For example, “Sarah and Nathan met in a history class in college and Sarah instantly thought he was charming and would be perfect fit for her best friend. So she set them up on a blind date. When her friend came down with the flu and couldn’t make it, Sarah and Nathan ended up hanging out instead. She had no idea that would be the beginning of epic love story.”
3) Follow the Guidelines
Whether a bride is looking to submit her weddings to a magazine like The Knot or a wedding website like Style Me Pretty, there are guidelines for submission. Some require images to be a certain size, others ask for specific credits for vendors. For the best chance of being included, brides should follow directions for submissions carefully. Even if an editor loves the wedding images, if they have to track down information, they may move to the next submission.
4) Offer Exclusivity
Nearly all wedding magazines and websites are looking to feature real weddings that are exclusive to their publication. Brides should do research to see what publication will be the best fit, and start there. If their wedding is not chosen, then they can submit it for other publications.
5) Be Kind.
Editors for leading wedding publications get hundreds of submissions each month. They carefully go through them to find the ones that fit their publication and current needs. Unfortunately, they can’t include every submission, so it is important that brides are gracious when dealing with rejections. Sometimes weddings aren’t a good fit at the time because of the season or current trends, but editors may be able to use it in the future and would be more likely to want to work with a kind bride.
Here’s a few blogs if you’re ready to try:
Green Wedding Shoes (http://greenweddingshoes.com)
100 Layer Cake (http://www.100layercake.com/blog/)
Wedding Chicks (http://www.weddingchicks.com)
A honeymoon destination can be one of the most important decisions a couple makes when planning their wedding. It also can be one of the most difficult. Do you want fun in the sun, or a unique cultural experience? Are you looking to relax at the beach with a drink in hand or comb through local markets for treasures? Regardless of what kind of honeymoon destination you are looking for, you’re bound to find something in our list of the top 10 honeymoon destinations for 2013:
10. Turks & Caicos
Although there are more tourists these days than in years past, Turks & Caicos is still both secluded and exclusive – perfect for a honeymoon. A network of 40 islands, there is plenty to do.
The city of lights is a perfect destination for honeymooners. With unforgettable cuisine and world-class museums, this city is ideal for a couple celebrating their love.
If you are looking for a honeymoon destination that is off the beaten path, and far from your new in-laws, consider the Maldives. There are no direct flights from the United States, but your patience will be rewarded with clear blue water and luxurious resorts.
7. Puerto Rico
Looking to stay a little closer to home? Consider Puerto Rico. Less than three hours by air from Miami, Puerto Rico offers both charm and relaxation on the breathtaking beaches.
What’s more romantic than exploring castles with the one you love? Edinburgh is a city full of history and provides the perfect backdrop to celebrate your honeymoon.
5. Napa Valley
Perfect for wine lovers, Napa Valley is a wonderful honeymoon destination that doesn’t even require a passport. Between the luxurious hotels, gourmet food and, of course, the wine, it doesn’t get much better than this.
4. South Africa
A honeymoon in South Africa means you can be laying on the beach one day and embarking on a safari adventure the next.
It is no surprise that Italy has been a top honeymoon destination for centuries. Couples can enjoy their time together under the Tuscan sun and going through the canals of Venice.
Part of the French Polynesian Islands, Tahiti is the perfect location for newlyweds. With 118 islands, couples can island hop or stay in one place enjoying the warm water of the Pacific Ocean and breathtaking coral reefs.
1. Costa Rica
Number one on our list of the best honeymoon destinations for 2013 is Costa Rica. A perfect location for newlyweds to relax after their wedding, Costa Rica offers a unique vacation whether couple choose to stay beachside or explore the rainforest.
The Taj is one of the most illustrious venues and Boston, and one our favorites. The second you pull up, you are treated like royalty and greeted with warm faces, even if it’s raining. The Taj is a very elegant venue with an incredulous ballroom, bridal suites, and many other rooms for you to chose from for any purpose you might need.
The Taj is very accommodating to bridal parties for rehearsals, formals, receptions, etc. The ballroom is decorated to create an inviting ambiance with floor-to-ceiling windows under crystal chandeliers. The top floor of The Taj opens into a room that shows the beautiful side of Boston. Windows line the room that accentuate the city, whether it be at night or morning.
Here’s a great example of some of our work. We shot this wedding at the State Room in Boston this past fall. The State Room is one of the most luxurious venues a Bride can get for her wedding. This videography included techniques that you’ll only find at McElroy Weddings. Including the use of glidecams and sliders shots. The entire Jewish wedding was held in the State Room. With a beautiful view of Boston behind the Bride and Groom while the service was happening.
McElroy Weddings Traveled up to New Hampshire this fall to shoot video at the lovely Harris Pelham Inn. This is a fabulous place to get married at. The Staff is very friendly, the grounds and building are maintained very well and the couple was outstanding.
The whole wedding from start to finish was very intimate with the ceremony taking place on the main lawn in front of the gazebo and plants then later we moved into the grand ballroom on the top floor of the Inn over looking the pond.
We highly recommend the this New Hampshire venue, especial for high definition wedding videography.
Enjoy their wedding trailer below.
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McElroy Weddings had another fantastic wedding at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Boston. The wedding started in Cambridge at St Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church and then later we moved to the Boston Commons for formals. The whole day from start to finish was nothing shy of perfect. This affluent bride and her husband couldn’t have asked for a better fall day. Just as the weather was cooling off they snuck in one more semi-warm day and made the most of it.
Their selections for wedding music were very good. They choose the old 90’s song This Is Your Night by Amber.
The Danversport Yacht Club is tastefully position right next to a small ocean community of Danvers, MA. It has beautiful landscaping with oceanic themes everywhere you turn. From it’s impressive miniature lighthouse to the white gazebo overlooking the entire bay. This is one of our favorite venues to film at.
Take a look at this couple’s wedding trailer here.
Another great wedding captured by McElroy Weddings in Boston. This beautiful wedding took place at the Hyatt Harborside in Boston at Logan Airport. It’s minutes from downtown and has breathtaking views of Boston Harbor.
This was a tradition Greek Orthodox wedding with a modern twist to it. The wedding ceremony was held in Arlington in a beautiful rustic church with cathedral ceilings and marble flooring. Then the entire wedding party and guest took the event back to the Hyatt and partied the night away with traditional Greek music and festivities as well as modern music with a top Boston DJ and lighting outfit. Check out their hip hop music video… I mean wedding trailer below.
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It was a warm August night when Krista and Scott were married. We shot a multi-cam on their whole wedding ceremony and reception at the Lake View Pavilion in Foxboro, MA. The whole night couldn’t have gone better. The Pavilion was tucked away down a private drive with ample parking and nice landscaping for photos. The inside was very nice as well with elegant drapes and see-through curtain dividers for the reception. This is a fabulous place to get married and this wedding was no exception. Another affluent bride chooses McElroy Weddings for videography.
Take a look at Krista and Scott’s trailer. We used some new techniques while capturing this footage including the use of a slider and glide cam. Just a few of the above and beyond tools for wedding videography that you’ll find at McElroy Weddings.