How to look your best in your wedding photos

Ok, so your engagement session is coming up and you’re freaking out! What do you wear? How do you do your hair? What do you do with your hands? (Notice the same feelings as a first date…) Kim Lyn is one of our fav #bossbabe photographers and she has ALL the tips on how to look your best in your engagement session!

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Calm Your Jitters to Get Better Sleep Before Your Wedding

You might have expected jitters before your wedding, but you may not have counted on sleep deprivation, too. Lack of sleep can make you feel awful, interfere with your personal relationships, and destroy decision-making abilities. Anytime you get less than seven hours of sleep, the emotional center of your brain becomes oversensitive to negative thoughts and emotions. At the same time, the brain’s logic center slows down and doesn’t keep your emotional responses in check. That means you’re more likely to experience outbursts and more stress, which continues the cycle of stress and sleep loss.

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How to Prevent Let Jet Lag from Interfering with Your Honeymoon

Your wedding is over, and you finally get to spend some quiet time with your favorite person! Your honeymoon is a gift to you and your new spouse, and you want to be able to enjoy it to the fullest. However, more than one couple has found themselves sleeping the day away and wide awake in the middle of the night due to jet lag. But, you can get ahead of jet lag before you step on the airplane. With a good planning, you can be well on your way to enjoying the alone time the two of you have needed for months. Continue reading

Why you should NOT get ready for your wedding in your hotel room

We’ve all seen the glamorous pictures on Pinterest of the beautiful bride surrounded by her loving bridesmaids while all the gals get their hair and makeup done. What those pictures don’t show you is the insane chaos that comes with so many women trying to get ready in a single bridal suite at the same time!

We talked to Courtney, the Spa Manager for the Newport Marriott’s luxurious spa located on the street level facing Newport harbor. After years of working with Brides and bridal parties of all sizes, she’s seen it all and has some insider knowledge on what works, and what doesn’t. Courtney has three main reasons brides should consider getting ready someplace other than their hotel room and we agree with all three!

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The 15 Most Oddly Specific Registry Items You Never Knew You Needed

Wedding registry guides are cluttered with items like serving dishes, sheets, and pots and pans. All totally useful items, they are the no-brainer choices. Every couple is capable of crafting the perfect registry with a mix of practical and fun items. The thing is, there are always items that you don’t realize you need until after the wedding, sometimes even years later! We’ve pulled together our top items that you just have to put on your registry. They are specific, but for all the best reasons. Continue reading

5 Tips to Beat Your Day-Of Wedding Stress

Let’s face it. As amazing as your wedding day is, it can also be stressful. Thankfully, with a few simple tricks the stress fades and you can be calm cool and collected. Above all, remember to just try and have fun! What really matters is that you’re marrying the love of your life. Everything else is just frosting. 🙂

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Applying the 5-Second Rule for your Wedding | The Newport Bride

The 5 Second Rule for Weddings

If you’ve ever taken a public speaking class, you’ve probably heard about the 5 second rule. When you get up to do your thing, take 5 seconds before you start speaking to settle yourself and create a calm feeling for the audience. This great advice applies not only to public speaking, but also to your wedding. Weddings are hectic and emotionally charged. It’s important to make the most of every second of your special day. The best moments to stop and savor are below. #3 is especially important!

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All About Photo Booths

Photo booths are all the rage. They act as an activity stop giving guests something to do, and plus, the couple ends up with the best pictures. There’s something about a closed curtain that makes even the tamest of guests go wild. Who knew great aunt so-and-so had it in her!
We sat down with Joseph from Joseph Anthony Weddings and Events to talk about the best parts of having a photo booth capture your big day.

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