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Perfect Poses

Nothing against those amateur shutterbugs out there, but the classics are, well, the classics for a reason. They are timeless (and won’t be that embarrassing when you look back on them in 10 years- maybe a few of them ūüôā

We have several hints for you. Try these out at home before the actual photo shoot so you’ll be super-ready the day of. Oh, come on! Your partner will LOVE practicing this stuff! hehehe…

  1. Arm around neckarm around neck 1
  2. Hand on cheekhand on cheek
  3. Hand on chestAgnes Lopez Photography
  4. Hand on back of headback of head
  5. Head on shoulderhead on shoulder
  6. Arm from behindarm from behind
  7. Arm around waistarm around waist
  8. Wrapped in his armswrap in arms
  9. Only the girl looksonly girl looks
  10. Right before the kissright before kiss
  11. Kissingkiss
  12. Hide the kisshide the kiss
  13. Cheek kisscheek kiss
  14. Forehead kissforehead kiss
  15. Top of the head kisstop of head kiss
  16. Check to cheekcheek to cheek
  17. Forehead to foreheadhead to head
  18. Nose to nosenose to nose
  19. Arm in armAgnes Lopez Photography
  20. Back to backback to back
  21. Hugginghugging
  22. Holding handsholdhand
  23. Showing off the ringshowing ring
  24. Lying on backlying on back
  25. Swept off of her feetswept feet
  26. Dancedance
  27. Being sillysilly
  28. Piggyback rideWedding Photography
  29. Whispering a secretsecret
  30. Grab his clothesgrab clothes
  31. Reflectionreflection
  32. SilhouetteLindsay & Nick // Engaged
  33. Shadowsshadow

Best Beach Honeymoon Destinations

The Classic Beach Honeymoon


The following list ranks what industry experts and real travelers believe are the best destinations for a beach honeymoon.

1. Kauai

WHY?¬† Kauai is the quintessential honeymoon destination for that classic couple. Months of planning melt away as you relax on this “adventure island” known for its white-sand beaches and plenty of aquatic activities. Looking for the utmost in privacy? Kauai offers some of Hawaii’s most exclusive resorts.

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2. Maui

WHY?¬† Honeymooners¬†are still crazy for Maui! Its pristine shorelines and rugged, yet accessible, landscapes offer the perfect backdrop for a¬†lively “luau.” (an outdoor feast of indigenous food¬†accompanied by Hawaiian entertainment).

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3. Bora Bora

WHY?¬† Throngs of honeymooners fall in love with Bora Bora’s over-the-water bungalows. Imagine yourself sleeping suspended above the waves… Have you ever slept so close to the sea? The romance of Bora Bora is undeniable.



4. Santorini

WHY?  Santorini is known for its spectacular multi-colored beaches, and lavish hotels. Authentic Greek cuisine and sunsets like no other place in the world- including views over the caldera (a magnificent turquoise pool of water that serves as the nucleus for the varied isles of this archipelago), round out this magical place. Santorini is a rich, preserved footprint that should be witnessed with the one you love.

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5. British Virgin Island

WHY?¬† A honeymoon in the British Virgin Islands will be the exclamation point on your flawless wedding! Relax, indulge, and play in the sprawling sands and turquoise waters of the Island’s lovely resorts.

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6. Fiji

WHY?  Fiji is a feast for the eyes. This remarkable spot is all about beauty, relaxation, connection to nature, and to each other, of course!



7. St. Kitts & Nevis

WHY?   Active honeymooners looking to combine beach time and tee time? St. Kitts & Nevis offers challenging golf courses, sandy shorelines, and luxury, luxury, luxury for playful, upscale memories!

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8. St. Lucia

WHY?¬†¬† Honeymoon shutterbugs we’ve found the perfect spot for your couple selfie (is that a thing?).¬† St. Lucia’s landscapes will leave you invigorated, awed, and with the best vaca photos on the planet.

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9. Anguilla

WHY?  Looking for a little isolation after months and months of planning? Look no further than Anguilla for stress-free days and much-needed alone-time with your love!



10. Seychelles

WHY?¬† White sands, ancient land formations, turquoise water, and rustling palms… this is paradise, honeymooners!

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Wedding To-Do List (Brides & Grooms)


Our wedding checklist is designed to assist your planning with effective time management. We list out as many details as we can based on our wedding planning experience.

12 Months or Before

_____ Determine potential wedding dates and times

_____ Decide wedding size, theme, style, etc.

_____ Create a wedding and engagement budget

_____ Reserve wedding and reception locations

_____ Book a wedding officiant

_____ Plan a wedding party and confirm the attendees

_____ Choose wedding rings

_____  Write down an initial guest name list

_____ Organize an engagement party

9~12 Months Before

_____ Order a wedding dress

_____  Order bridesmaids & groomsmen attire

_____ Book your photographer and videographer

_____ Reserve a wedding planner (discuss decor, covers, etc.)

_____ Book  DJ or other live entertainment

_____ Reserve a florist

_____ Order a wedding cake

_____ Reserve any rental items (if needed)

_____ Register for gifts

_____ Research accommodations for out-of-town guests

_____ Plan honeymoon

6~9 Months Before

_____ Decide wedding menus

_____ Reserve a soloist and/or musicians (ceremony)

_____ Reserve limousine service

_____ Order invitations

_____ Choose outfits for both mother and mother-in-law

_____ Check marriage license requirements

3~6 Months Before

_____ Finalize guest list

_____ Choose a reader(s) (ceremony)

_____ Finalize the order with the florist

_____ Make an appointment with hair/nail/ make-up/spa


2 Months Before

_____ Mail the invitations

_____ Write wedding vows

_____ Finalize wedding menus

_____ Confirm wedding details with musicians and officiant

_____ Purchase gifts for parents and attendants

_____ Schedule final dress fitting


A Month Before

_____ Apply for a marriage license

_____ Plan the rehearsal dinner

_____ Discuss details  with photographer and videographer


2 Weeks Before

_____ Draft the speeches

_____ Finalize reception details

_____  Call any guests who have not replied

_____  Consultation with hairstylist and make-up artist

_____ Deliver wedding song lists to musicians

_____ Confirm honeymoon reservations


A Week Before

_____ Finalize seating charts and write out the place cards

_____ Determine the order of the procession

_____ Hold a rehearsal

_____ Confirm accommodation reservations

_____ Pick up the attire for groomsmen and bridesmaids

_____  Confirm the final numbers with the wedding planner

_____ Confirm with limousine service

_____ Deliver the marriage license to the officiant

_____ Prepare any checks required for the wedding day

_____ Pack for honeymoon


Wedding Day!!


After The Wedding

_____ Send out thank-you notes to guests and vendors





You are now…



Mrs. _________________________________



Dos + Don’ts before and for your Day!




DO triple check before setting the date. Decide the right date for yourself and all the important attendees.

DO ask for help. Maintain good communication with your event planner and others.

DO involve the parents. Remember it is a big day for your family, too.

DO be organized. It will help you keep track of the budget. You remember the budget, right? ūüėČ

DO send thank you notes during planning and after. Be gracious and personal in your correspondence. This will not go unnoticed.

DO have a tasting and rehearsal. Make sure you feel comfortable with every detail.

DO try to get your beauty sleep. You are the STAR of the show!




DON’T drink like there is no tomorrow. You want to remember every moment of the day (and photos with brides holding liquor are tacky- they just are!)

DON’T let the little things stress you. Relax and smile, gorgeous.

DON’T over-schedule yourself. Enjoy what‚Äôs going on.

DON’T skip breakfast. This will help avoid low blood sugar and cranky- pants.

DON’T test out new beauty techniques or products. Tried and true products and styles are best days and hours before the event. This is not the time to perm, crimp, streak, or dare we say…tattoo.

DON’T forget to make the rounds at the reception. Give attendees a moment of your time, even if it’s literally just a moment. They want to feel noticed on your special day, too!

DON’T be bossy with your bridesmaids. Thank them, hug them, tell them you couldn’t do it without them, bring them into the celebration!

8 Things To Remember During Your Ceremony

Feeling uncomfortable about standing in front of a big group of people? Feeling nervous about walking down the aisle? Feeling shy saying ” I Do”?

Don’t be! No need to be! You Have Us!

Here are 8 small reminders for one of the most important moments of your life…


1. Seems like a no-brainer, but remember to Smile!Depositphotos_1537510_original1dos


 2. Take your time walking down the aisle.marriage-3


3. Look at your groom (he’s freaking out, too! ūüôā99832fa8f31d2f10707feb4fa1770046


4. Pay attention to the officiant (you don’t want to flub and become the next youtube sensation, do you?) xobecome-iowa-perform-wedding-ceremony-800x800


5. Listen to the vows, savor that moment. 6978995_orig


6. Hold your groom’s hand 88iuo-320x202


7. Say “I Do” out loud (we all want to hear it- 105 yr. old neighbor Ethel wants to hear it. Do it for Ethel!)I Do Wedding Shoes


8. Enjoy¬† “YOUR DAY”. Everyone will tell you that it goes by too fast and they’re right, of course. Thank everyone who helped you and celebrate this next chapter! Congratulations! Bridal-Party-Dance