The New Mr. & Mrs. Rice! Such a fun couple!!

They were so funny on their wedding day! Amanda was a doll about me roaming around taking photos while she and her bridesmaids were getting ready! And Joe had the groom and his guys! The cake cutting got a little messy. HAHAHA! I'm pretty sure they both had to get frosting out of their noses.

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Wedding Rehearsal!!?!?!?! Because you sometimes have to go it alone......

Let's try to think about this.......  It's almost time for your wedding rehearsal, and you're ready to start figuring out how the ceremony is going to flow. Maybe you're lucky enough to have a wedding planner helping, or maybe you're the point person who will be herding turtles. Either way, here are some of our wedding rehearsal tips for making sure your rehearsal is useful and as worry-free as humanly possible. Because you sometimes have to go it alone! Yep, believe or not you are on your own doing the rehearsal. Some officiants are so busy they  have other weddings the day before your wedding, do rehearsals the day of the wedding, or just don't do rehearsals at all. I'm hoping that I can help you with so things to work you through that. And I want to make sure that I say, it's EXTREMELY important to run through your ceremony a couple times when you have children involved in it so they know what to do and where to stand.

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Dallen and Kalli ... and Mallorie TOO!!!! on their Big Day!!!

I just couldn't help myself and  wanted to share a sneak peek of Dallen and Kalli's big day.. and a super CUTE photo of their little girl, Mallorie! Because it was a big day for her too!! She got baptized right after her Dad and Mom got married. How SUPER COOL is that!?!?!? 

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Cory and Brandii on their wedding day - filled with laughter and smiles!!

You might remember Cory and Brandii from the engagement shoot where we were photobombed by the puppy, and the rattlesnake. *EEK!* 

When we got to their wedding day, it was SO MUCH FUN!! It was filled with so many smiles, funny faces, when Joe and I got home our sides actually hurt from laughing so hard at all. 

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It's my BIG day!!! How do I know when to schedule what when?!?!?!?!

Ok, everyone.. I'm trying to sneak this list one in with Joe in town and hopefully I won't get attacked with duct tape!!  Are you ready??  Because this one is a long one!!!!! And it's FULL of USEFUL information!!! 

Joe and I get asked all the time when we are at weddings, "When should we do the first dance?". Or Even when a bride comes and books a wedding they ask "When should you come to start shooting?" Well, hopefully I can shed some light to some with this blog. MOST IMPORTANT thing to remember about timelines on your wedding day is it's a GUIDELINE!! It is NOT the END of the world if something goes awry and gets off schedule!! Second important thing to do is ALWAYS ADD wiggle room one way or the other for special circumstances so you don't have to worry about the small stuff that pops up! It's going to happen.. and its your day.. you don't need to worry about it. That's the job of your Wedding Planner or your Bridesmaids. I will say this... some reason I have yet to figure out, the majority of weddings tend to have a natural six hour cycle for wedding to the end of reception. So for the timeline, we will use that six hour figure. Now on to the timeline... YAY!!! 

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