Wedding Wednesday | Capture the Moment

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

When I think about our Wedding, one of the main things I prioritise is that I don't want it to last just one day, I want my marriage to last a lifetime, and I want to be able to look back on our Wedding day with happiness and fond memories, even when we are 99 years old!

I would love to have a picture album in our home that we can look back on and smile at. 
As important as a good photographer is, it is also key to get the images you want, too. Images of our wedding would, ideally, be natural, positive and unique to us. I really hate the thought of having something that looks staged, awkward, and to be frank, the same as everyone else's and their cats'!

I feel like there are key moments of the wedding that would be great to capture, such as the bride arriving in the church, the cutting of the cake and our first kiss, but I would also love to have photos that I didn't know were being taken, where I am just in the moment, happy and natural - no forced smiles, no awkward positioning and no re-doing it 50 times to get it just right.
But of course there are some shots that need to be organised, particularly between the bride and groom. These are important, because you really only get one shot at your wedding, it is a once in a lifetime experience, so I want to be able to remember it for the right reasons and be happy with the way the images turned out.
All of the pictures in my collage above are my idea of perfection! The couples look so in love and happy, and do not look like they have been made to pose, the photos are relaxed and natural. They really want to be there and are in that moment. Perfect!

I think it'd also be really nice to have some fun images of our bridal party and grooms men - not particularly including us, maybe just on their own. 
This would be lovely, as I imagine I'm going to be very busy on my wedding day, so I'd love to look back through the photos and see what a great time everyone had at our wedding. 
I also think images like this make a great keepsake or favour - it would be lovely to be able to send them out after the wedding with a thank you note attached.
The bridesmaids and grooms men work very hard to help organise the wedding, so it is important for them to be able to have fun and also to have something to remember the special day that they were an integral part of.
All of these pictures look so spontaneous and fun, its great to see the bridesmaids and grooms men getting together and having a laugh.

There are also some other shots that I think would be so fun to have and would make great reminders - thinks such as a 'Daddy & daughter' moment, and 'Mother of the bride & bride' pictures, plus others! 
It is important to make the guests feel valued and include them in the special day, they have made a commitment and joined you on your wedding day, so it is nice to give them something to remember too.
These don't necessarily have to be staged, they can just be spontaneous or perhaps a group idea, but however they are done, they are a perfect keepsake.

I am so looking forward to our wedding. I cant wait to have lots of lovely pictures to proudly display in our home and make a lifetime of memories together! What would be your perfect Wedding day memento?


  1. I can't wait for our wedding photos!!
    I have picked a photographer and their photos are breathtaking!
    I want to get some canvases made up after our wedding to show off our big day. My Brother In Law and Sister in law just got married and they had these really awesome canvases made up where they chose four photos are they are all pieced together on one big canvas.
    Can't wait to see your photos too!!
    xo Holly xo


    1. Oh Holly that sounds magical - what a lovely keepsake!
      The photos are so important, so its nice to know that yours are in the hands of a great photographer :D
      I want to do something similar with the canvases - as well as having one of our wedding, Id like to have a picture of us taken every season in the 1st year of our marriage and have them pieced together on a large canvas! Its all so exciting!

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  3. The collages are so cute! I would love to do something like that when I get married one day...(hopefully to Harry Styles ;)) x

    1. Glad you like them Rachel! Collages always make me feel a little more organised!
      Hehe Im sure he is waiting for you <3 He has great hair!
      Thanks for reading <3

  4. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award you will find all info and questions on my last blog post.

    1. Wow thankyou so Much Sara, that's so lovely of you <3
      Heading on over to your blog now!
      Thanks for Reading <3

  5. What a super idea :) I love your blog and have followed you with Bloglovin and if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo.

  6. Thanks so much sweet Camille!
    I am heading over to your blog now and cant wait to follow you right back!
    Thanks for reading