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July 2, 2020

On your wedding day, you want to be a light and carefree bride.  You want to have butterflies in your stomach and excitement in the air!  We want your wedding day to be a relaxing and carefree day for you!  After-all you are about to marry your best friend, aka the man of your dreams!  […]

May 21, 2020

You’ve planned the perfect day. You spend countless hours on Pinterest gather ideas and even more making those ideas come to life. You tried on 20 different gowns before the right one was found. You said I do and created the most amazing memories. You now will flip through the pictures on your phone. You […]

May 15, 2020

We’ve captured some incredible images on private home estates. It’s certainly got us thinking about the potential of using these estates to create unique outdoor event spaces. We get that some folks might find the idea of hordes of strangers flocking to their backyards a bit … off-putting. But the right event space doesn’t have […]

April 17, 2020

In early October of 2019, Sara shared a review about a personalized bridesmaid makeup bag and you guys loved it! Now Joe has reached back out to us to review the Ace of Case Groom and Groomsmen gift idea, so we’re back with a review! Since we absolutely loved the makeup bag we received we […]

March 19, 2020

Happy engagement season, beautiful brides-to-be! This is the best time where you get to answer the big question you’ve been waiting for! And that means that boyfriends become fiances, yay! Then the excitement of wedding planning begins and you have all of these questions. First, you’re doing great (don’t fret)! Secondly, we are here to […]

January 23, 2020

You’re ready to propose. You know that she’s The One. You have a ring. So, what comes next? Planning a memorable proposal is a must. Every bride wants an exciting engagement. Think about your bride-to-be, her personality, and the nature and history of your relationship. What will make her swoon? Let these trendy proposals inspire […]

December 12, 2019

Your wedding reception is a chance to welcome your closest loved ones after you tie the knot. All the little details of your celebration are an opportunity to represent who you are as a couple. But with so many moving parts, where do you begin? Our wedding reception checklist explains how to plan reception with […]

A Whalehead Club & Corolla Beach Engagement, Michelle and Sara Photography, Corolla Beach NC, Beach Engagement Session

October 17, 2019

Welcome back, bride-to-be! It’s been a little bit since we’ve shared a new article on the Educated Bride series, but we’re back! We’ve been off on vacation (Chicago then Ireland) and now we’re both in the office creating new content for you! Something that our couples ask us is, “can we bring our pet or […]

October 3, 2019

A few months ago, Michelle and I received an email from Joe from Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique. Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique is an online shop dedicated fully to bridesmaid gifts and in return for a review on the blog, he wanted to send us a free gift. The three gifts that we could choose from are a […]

September 17, 2019

A garden wedding will put the “green” in Greensboro for couples looking to get married in this romantic, historic area. With a climate that produces flowers most of the year,  finding a gorgeous garden to start your married life is easy in North Carolina. The hard part is whittling the garden venues down to one. […]


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