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Photography Q&A – Getting your Wedding Published

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a conference given by Rebecca Crumley, Wedding Photo Editor of The Knot magazine. I’ve been following her on twitter for some time, and she is absolutely a joy. Rebecca cares so much about her job, and she was extremely gracious when I asked her for an interview for our blog about how to get your wedding published.

How to get your Wedding Published

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What advice can you give brides who want to have their weddings published?
Really take the time to come up with creative ideas that are both unique to you and original. Take inspiration from everything we share on theknot.com, but if you directly copy the ideas, it’s already done. But more importantly, it’s your wedding and remember that—it’s not a media event!

What are the things you are looking for in a wedding submission?
Details, details, details. It’s very important that you work with your photographer on your time schedule to leave time for décor photos. It takes time to pull it off properly, so if your goal is to have your wedding published, this needs to be allotted for in your day’s schedule.

What are the top must have wedding details?
Cake, bouquets, stationery (yes! Bring your invitation to the wedding day so your photographer can shoot it), an overall of both the reception and ceremony before the guests arrive, candid bridal party shots, table décor, boutonnieres, favors, exits, and more details….

What is the worst mistake a bride can make in terms of wedding decor?
Broad answer: not consistently matching your colors. So make sure your stationery matches the overall palette

Fine tune answer: wrinkled linens

Where can a bride get inspiration for her wedding?
Follow TheKnot.com “Wedding Obsessions” blog – www.theknot.com/weddingblog – where we report on the little details that impress us. And, of course, browse through the thousands of inspirational photos we have on www.theknot.com/photos.

What nice wedding trends are you seeing for 2011?
Right now we’re seeing a buttoned-up version of the shabby-chic wedding: slightly more formal while still casual. But we’re projecting with the buzz of Chelsea Clinton’s wedding and the hyped royal wedding of Prince Charles that brides will be gearing up to go all formal again soon!

The Wedding Central is a wedding photography and cinema wedding video boutique that strives to bring contemporary wedding photography, and cinematic wedding videos. Our studio is located in New Jersey area and covers weddings in Northern New Jersey, Jersey Shore, Central NJ,  and Manhattan and New York metro area.

How to be on time to your wedding?

how to be on time to your wedding ceremonyThere seems to be a new trend developing in modern weddings: Being late. This year, 80% of our weddings have started late, which has me thinking. Is there a new wedding etiquette that I’m not aware of. Or is there a wedding reality TV show laying out that it’s OK for the bride to be late. The answer is simpler.

Since we are in a DIY era, brides, who are not hiring wedding planners, are preparing out their own wedding timelines. And when creating their timeline, brides are not factoring things that are part of a wedding day, but not part of the ritual, like greetings, bustling, retouching, walking and the unexpected; in some cases, brides are not adding traffic to the equation, and if it normally takes them fifteen minutes to go from their house or hotel to the ceremony site, they are only factoring fifteen minutes.

The result is brides being consistently late.

Consequences of Being Late
A wedding timeline is like the mechanism that makes a clock work, if you offset one thing, it will offset the rest. Since the end time is the only thing that will not change, by adding time to certain parts of the day; you are taking time away from other parts.READ MORE

Wedding Music for bride walking down the aisle

Wedding Ceremony Music Bride Walking down the aisleSince I am a musician and wedding videographer, very often brides ask me to give them suggestions for wedding music and wedding songs. So I decided to create a series of my favorite wedding music. I will start with Wedding Ceremony music and songs for Brides Walking down the aisle.

Classical Music

  • Canon in D Major (#1 requested) by Johann Pachelbel
  • Wedding March from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
  • Romanze from Eine Kleine Nachtmsik by WA Mozart
  • “Air on the G Sting” by JS Bach
  • “Trumpet Voluntary” by Jeremiah Clarke
  • “Arioso” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Concerto for 2 violins in D Minor – Largo by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Largo from Winter of The Four Seasons, by Vivaldi
  • Allegro from Spring of The Four Seasons, by Vivaldi
  • Allegro from Autumn of The Four Seasons, by Vivaldi
  • Romance by Hummel
  • “Lara’s Theme” from Dr. Zhivago by Maurice Jarre
  • “Trumpet Tune” by Henry Purcell
  • “Claire De Lune” by Claude Debussy
  • “Love Theme” from Cinema Paradiso by Andrea Morricone
  • “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” by JS Bach
  • Largo from Sonata in A Major Opus 4 #3 by Corelli
  • Mendelssohn Wedding March – For bride and groom leaving the altar.
  • Modern MusicREAD MORE