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etiquette / article Dec 29 2017

Best of 2017

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There are many things that I wish I could tell vendors before they start planning styled shoots, but I think the very first thing would be to find models with chemistry, whether or not they are a real couple. Nothing makes me more disappointed when the details and styling are beautiful, but the couple is obviously uncomfortable. Most models are professionals and know how to pose and act, but often times, vendors end up asking their friends to model, which can be hugely detrimental to the outcome of the finished product. 

All of that being said - these are three styled shoots that did not disappoint! 

First and foremost, the more variations of suiting we can find for female bodies, the better (in my opinion). I adore this Splash of Citrus Styled Shoot. It is bright and it has just the right amount of edge to peak my interest. There were so many incredible details (like a marble cake that is to-die-for). You should really do yourself a favor and check it out! Also, apparently plant jewelry is a thing now and I am completely obsessed. {Photo Credit: Sarah Mack Photography}

Mrs & Mrs balloons are actually always a good idea. Case-in-point? This gorgeous styled shoot that was planned for a real couple. There are massive floral headpieces, pineapples and monster bouquets, brimming with bright hues. It's everything you want out of a feminine, fun, summertime styled shoot! {Photo Credit: Taylor Bellais Photo}

Nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to experience with this gothic, elegant, tattoo-filled styled shoot. It's everything I never knew I needed with a side of huskies (which I obviously always knew I needed.) This shoot is equal parts classic - with gold calligraphy and blush details - and completely out of the box - with these ah-mazing models, live tattoos on set and floral necklaces for the pups that make their eyes pop. If you missed this one, you're going to want to set aside a good couple of hours to dig in and enjoy this beauty. {Photo Credit: Jess Palatucci Photography}

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etiquette / article Dec 28 2017

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It's hard to get an engagement shoot just right. Often, couples are uneasy in front of the camera (at least on their wedding day, they have booze to calm their nerves!). And engagement sessions can be super corny. So, how do you avoid that? My advice? Comfy clothes and a heavy dose of you being you.  

I love when couples snuggle up at home for their engagement sessions. I know my home is where I am most comfortable and it always feels so genuine seeing a couple in their own space. When Meghan and Amanda's engagement shoot came my way, it was love at first sight. They are so loving and at ease. It felt like I got to spend a Sunday morning with them, which was so beautiful. {Photo Credit: Brina Debalinhard}

Jorie and Jaime's seaside e-sesh feels like the epitome of Pacific Northwestern beauty. It's romantic, it's moody, it's scenic. Also, can we please talk about that tee? {Photo Credit: Peter Amend}

One of the most important ingredients in a successful engagement shoot? SNUGGLING. Ally and Jac had this down to a science. They set up a picnic blanket, snuggled. They wandered their city, snuggled. They sat on ledges, snuggled. I love that it really gives you a sense of how much these two love each other. {Photo Credit: K. Willerick Photography}

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etiquette / article Dec 27 2017

Best of 2017

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A couple of years ago I did my first round up of the best weddings, engagements, styled shoots and such. It was kind of surreal, to be honest. As a blogger, my mind lives months in advance of today's date. You have to be prepared for upcoming holidays, you get posts ready to publish weeks in advance. That National Donut Day post that looks so nonchalantly featured? It's not. I essentially live my life in the future. That being said, it's nice to slow down, to look back and to relish at the joy and beauty of what I do on a regular basis.

I want to welcome you to 2017's round up! It is probably my favorite yet. It is diverse. It is inclusive. It represents the full breadth of what I always hoped H&H Weddings would be. It's fun. AND, the best part? It is brimming with inspiration for weddings and engagements. Which, frankly, is why you're here. 

So, let's start with Eleanor and Charlotte's moody London wedding! This beauty stopped us dead in our tracks. The attire, the floral crown, the pom poms thrown as the couple exited the ceremony. Pure magic. Check out more of this stunner here! {Photo Credit: Dale Weeks Photography}

You know when you have a secret so good you don't tell anyone for a while? You just keep it to yourself and revel in the joy it brings you? Yeah, that's exactly what I did when Erica & Cierra's Detroit wedding hit our inbox. I mean...LOOK AT THESE TWO! They are babes and their subtle art deco themed wedding really is beyond beautiful. You can see more of their wedding here! {Photo Credit: Meghan Melia Photography}

Kean and Corina were married in one of the best NYC locations I've found - The Metropolitan Building. This couple's love is palpable. They bring so much joy to each other and we were lucky to be able to share their story! {Photo Credit: Levi Stolove Photography}

Bobby & Caesar are one of those unfair couples. They are ridiculously good looking, their wedding was a dream (in Cabo!) and they are SO sweet together. It was incredible featuring their classic, elegant Mexican fête! {Photo Credit: Emma Hopp Photography}

I'd be lying if I said that I hadn't basically stalked this wedding before it was ever sent to me. I am a die-hard Cassie Rosch fan (how can you not be?!) and these brides were the epitome of really f*ing cool. Those ensembles? The way they look at each other? These are the brides I will forever wish I could be. Their wedding did not disappoint. The details were impeccable and it will go down as an all time fave, without question! {Photo Credit: Cassie Rosch Photography}

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etiquette / q & a Aug 16 2017

Q

We're getting married out of the country. How far in advance should we send our save-the-dates?

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Generally speaking, if you are getting married out of the country, or if you're planning a wedding around a major holiday, you should send your save-the-dates about a year in advance. This allows your guests the time make travel arrangements. If this is the case, we suggest you contact your hotel to make sure they take reservations a year in advance. 

If you're having a wedding that will not require major travel by your guests, four to six months is standard.

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etiquette / article Aug 1 2017

Golden Hour

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You know that moment when the sun starts to set and sky is on fire with brilliant shades of orange and pink? We call that golden hour and it's one of our very favorite things about summer weddings.

As we say good-bye to summer, we wanted to wrap up with a few golden hour photos that will surely make you feel the warmth of the setting sun! (Just remember this post when the snow starts falling!)

Nothing screams romance quite like the glowing sunlight, shining down on a couple in love! *heart eyes*

Want to see more from of these gorgeous couples? Click on the photographers name here:

Cassie Rosch 

Thompson Photography Group

Unique Lapin

Zoom Theory

Rad + In Love

Todd Wilson Images

C10 Studios

Paige Nelson Photography

Meredith McKee Photography

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