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Since we discussed the bride and groom’s first kiss as husband and wife in the last post, it is only fitting to discuss what happens right after the “I do’s”: the wedding ceremony recessional. That is the moment bride and groom walking down the aisle as husband and wife as they exit the ceremony. It is their first presentation as husband and wife and it is most definitely a moment that must be captured, so that it may live on forever through photographs.
The wedding ceremony recessional is the classic moment where guests celebrate the the new union by throwing things or waiving things in the air. However, there are many ways for the bride and groom to do the wedding ceremony recessional. Guests may throw rose petals and beach balls or waive streamers and ring bells. The possibilities are endless and change with wedding motif. Regardless of how the wedding ceremony recessional is done, that send off to the wedding reception is a moment that is filled with happiness and excitement. It is a rare moment of the day that involves the bride and groom with all of their guests. It is a moment of delight for both the new couple and the onlooking guests. Sadly, is short lived and therefore the wedding photographer and/or guests must be quick to capture it on camera.
If you are looking for ideas for photograph angles or if you wondering what you should have guests waive or throw at your wedding ceremony recessional, use some of these lovely ideas from other weddings. They are as creative as they are beautiful.
Our baby was born in January last this year. He just missed the Christmas season of 2013, so this will be his first. He is already stimulated by the Christmas tree, outdoor Christmas lights and guests and family coming and going. We have not traveled (it will be a 12 hour car ride from California to Colorado), he has not seen gifts, met the animals at his grandparents’ home or tasted the food of the Christmas season. It will be a lot for him to take in. With all of the hustle and bustles, first time experiences and extra attention he will receive from family and friends, he is going to be quite stimulated all day. I will also be very busy with cooking, present-wrapping, finding lost gloves and the shampoo no one else can find in the suitcase.
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Christmas is a full of family, happiness and lots of decorations. It is a time when everything dons some sort of festive garb. Tabletops, rooftops, ugly sweaters, trees and everything in between receive a festive makeover for a few happy weeks. Food is not left of the decorating fun, either. In fact, food is becoming a decoration more and more through Christmas food art. Creative are taking traditional foods of the holiday and turning them into something so neat that you may not want to ruin it by eating it. If you have the time to try out these ideas, I highly suggest it. Kids will love to see an angel pancake or a Christmas tree veggie tray. They may even be more willing to eat their veggies during the sugary season as well. To bring out your creative side, I have gathered some of the best Christmas food art that is as enjoyable to look at as it is to eat.
Everyone loves Saint Nick, especially when he comes in the form of food. Bread is someway way cooler when he is the bread. With just crescent rolls and food dye, you can make an edible jolly fat man for Christmas dinner.
Christmas trees are another major decoration of Christmas that can easily be constructed. Fortunately for the less crafty (like myself), there are many foods that can easily be shaped into Christmas trees. This Christmas tree veggie tray is so easy anyone could do it.
You probably do not need a blog post to tell you that it is a photo must to capture the moment when the bride and groom first kiss as husband and wife. The photographer along with many wedding guests with cellphones will remember to do this. After all, this is one of the high points if not the pinnacle of the wedding. However, the bride and groom may want to get various angles of that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Do you want to get a view from the crowd, the aisle, from behind the altar facing the crowd, as the confetti is thrown, after the confetti has fallen on your hair and faces? Who knew there were so many facets of one moment? The possibilities are endless and you may want to have one or two ideas in mind for your photographer before you head down the aisle. That way he knows where to stand in order to catch the moment when the bride and groom first kiss as husband and wife. In case you are in search of ideas or need some visual inspiration in order to get your creativity going, I have some beautiful and interesting photos of when the bride and groom first kiss as husband and wife.
This may be one my favorite moment of the entire wedding – maybe because this is where the bride and groom officially seal the deal, maybe because it is completely romantic to have everyone focus on one kiss or maybe because it is the beginning of their new life together. To honor that face, be sure to a photo of their new rings as well as they leave the wedding altar after the “I do’s”.