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5 Seriously Awesome Reasons to Take First Look Wedding Photos


In a world where everything is constantly changing and evolving, including the wedding industry, how do you decide where to draw the line between tradition and modern trends? I believe tradition can have its place in our modern weddings, while still leaving room for fun, modern tweaks to the classics. One of my favorite spins on tradition this year? The first look! By far, these are my favorite photos to see from a couple’s wedding day and almost always give me butterflies.

Have Your Wedding at This B&B Wedding Venue in Virginia and You’ll Never Want to Leave


The Stone Manor Boutique Inn in Lovettsville, Virginia is the master of the wedding weekend getaway. To start, you’ll get a spectacular location—the stone manor main home sits at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with many internationally rated vineyards, breweries and distilleries a short drive away. Its wedding packages are designed for nearly any type of event, from a quiet elopement to a sit-down dinner for 150. The food is top-notch—you will not want to miss the SIX-course gourmet breakfast for overnight guests (so, so hungry just thinking about it). And if you or your guests end up with a spare moment to go raspberry picking, the staff will even help you make fresh raspberry liquor or jam in their kitchen.

Barn wedding venue The Barn at Hawks Point in Anderson, Indiana

Former 100-Acre Horse Farm Is Now a Must-See Barn Wedding Venue in Indiana


Indiana brides: If rustic elegance is your dream wedding theme, The Barn at Hawks Point is your venue (to start, you’ll love the barn’s *three* crystal chandeliers). Located in Anderson, less than an hour from Indianapolis, the traditional gable-style barn sits on acres and acres of tree-filled meadow. But you won’t get just gorgeous rustic decor here (though there’s lots and lots of that)—the barn, built in 2014, also offers all of the modern amenities you need for your event.