Extra Special Irish Castle Destination Wedding

In my initial call with Reilly and Brandt, it was apparent that they were deeply in love and very kind people. When asked about the feeling they wanted for their Irish destination wedding Brandt simply said, ” It has to be extra special’.  That meant the location, the setting, the feeling and every moment of […]

Elegant White and Yellow Up Wedding

Morgan and Karl wanted an elegant wedding with a nod to Disney and especially the movie Up. To be honest, it took a while for me to get my head around it and I did have to watch the movie again {all in the name of research and what a great movie!} and in the […]

Most Intimate Weddings Part 2

The second of my most intimate weddings, {see the first here and stay tuned for the third!} were Diane and Mike. They kicked things off being the first enquiry from a couple in May hoping to elope to Ireland. After an initial phone converstion and weighing out their needs and desires we planned a ceremony […]

Formal Wedding Photos -Out of Your Comfort Zone

Do you know what I find curious? When booking a photographer, everyone says “I want a photojournalist” someone to follow us around and capture the day without any posed shots. I know you don’t see posed family shots on the All Things Pretty wedding blogs because no one wants to see someone else’s family photos, […]

The Garter

Some say the garter tradition originated back in the 14th century. In parts of Europe the guests of the bride and groom believed having a piece of the bride’s clothing was thought to bring good luck. But there are other stories about guests following the bridal couple to bed and using the garter as proof […]