A Wedding Planning Guide - Clear Wedding Invitation Suite by BasicInvite.com

A Wedding Planning Guide - Clear Wedding Invitation Suite by BasicInvite.com

One of the most personal features of a wedding theme is the invitation suite: a wedding invitation suite includes the invitation, a reply card, a reply card envelope, an outer envelope, the save-the-date, and any other paper goods you may send to your guests. The wedding invitation is the first piece of your wedding day story your guests will see. By the time you choose your wedding invitation suite, you are usually at the final stages of planning and designing your wedding theme (amen to that!) Your unique choice of design, font, and wording will tell your guests what to expect at your wedding before they RSVP. Will it be formal? Casual? Modern? You can establish the vibe of your wedding and set expectations with the type of invitation you send to your guests.

Smoke Tree Ranch, Palm Springs, CA - Wedding Day Photos // Jessica + Lance

Smoke Tree Ranch, Palm Springs, CA - Wedding Day Photos // Jessica + Lance

Choosing a wedding venue is such an important part of setting the overall vibe for your wedding day. As a Southern California wedding photographer, I am lucky enough to work at some amazing venues and cities, but photographing Palm Springs Weddings is always such a blast. There’s nothing like the atmosphere of Palm Springs: the desert, the architecture, the retro vibes. Palm Springs weddings are some of the best.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Wedding - Photos + Highlight Film // Shellie + Myles

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Wedding - Photos + Highlight Film // Shellie + Myles

One of the many things I love about being a San Diego wedding photographer is the opportunity to photograph engagements and weddings in such beautiful and diverse locations. My job is even more fun when couples play into their surroundings and plan beautiful events that work so nicely with their venues, which was certainly the case for Shellie and Myles’ vibrant bohemian wedding at Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa.

Temecula Wine Country Wedding - Photos + Highlight Film // Alexis + Brian [As Seen on DavidsBridal.com]

Temecula Wine Country Wedding - Photos + Highlight Film // Alexis + Brian [As Seen on DavidsBridal.com]

Alexis and Brian have an extra special place in my heart. I've known these two beautiful people for a very long time, as Brian is my best friend's little brother. I remember the night my best friend sent me an excited text message saying Brian had proposed to Alexis; my heart filled with excitement for them and their families, and it was such an honor when Alexis asked me to photograph their big day.