(Closed) A beautiful blog post from a bride about what really matters at a wedding.

posted 4 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
5189 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

catgirl:  That is so true. If you look the recaps here on the Bee you see so many pictures of the dress hanging, the shoes, an empty venue… and there’s nothing wrong with including those in your photo album. However I’d love to see people sharing more “Granny shots” ( not a perfectly primped and posed shot of the bridal party in their matching dresses ). 

Post # 3
1678 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

catgirl: i love this. my mamaw and i had an agreement that we wouldn’t make eye contact until after the ceremony because we knew how hard we’d both cry. i remember turning to look at her before i started reading my vows and we both laughed so we wouldn’t cry. it was one of my favorite moments from the wedding 🙂

Post # 4
97 posts
Worker bee

I read that this morning too! One of the best wedding blog posts ever written.

Post # 5
152 posts
Blushing bee

LOVE that article… I do agree that so many brides get caught up in the details that frankly no one will remember down the road.  They’ll remember the celebration of love between the couple and the fun everyone had together rather than what colour the napkins were and if they were monogramed or not.

One of the things I think photographers need to remember in terms of this article is that capturing the precious moments while in the moment (not posed) is the most important.  Taking pictures with everyone as much as the couple can is also important because who knows how long that person will be here for?

Post # 6
9547 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Great post! If I could go back I would have asked my photographer for more photos of guests. They were a big priority for us and we didn’t get a lot of guest pictures from her. Luckily, I’ve been able to steal a ton from friends and family who took their own pictures.



Post # 7
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

catgirl:  thank you SO much for sharing this article and your photos!! I really needed some perspective 🙂

Post # 8
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

catgirl:  your pictures just made me cry! Thank you so much for sharing!

Post # 9
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Love this.  FI and I both hate having posed pictures taken, and from family weddings, only the candids ever get framed.  So, we are doing mainly candid, photo-journalism photos, as we want to see the joy and celebration naturally, not in a pose.  Last night, I got a lecture from a friend about how i would regret the decision….this post makes me feel right in my choice again. 

Post # 10
46812 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Aquaria:  I don’t think the pictures that Bees choose to share are necessarily a snapshot of their wedding or their values. It may just be a Bee respecting her family and other guests’ privacy by not plastering their pics on the net.

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