I’ve been to A LOT of weddings and I promise I’m not exaggerating when I say every wedding is totally different. That’s because every couple has different priorities for their wedding day. This edition of Elyssa Explains may be totally irrelevant to some couples, but for brides or grooms who are incredibly detail-oriented it may be the post you refer to the most often when thinking through your wedding day plans.
This post is all about the “wedding details.” And I don’t mean what time the invitation says the ceremony starts, I’m talking about the invitation itself.
We love photographing the little details incorporated into your wedding because those are the things that convey your personality and the unique wedding vibe you want to convey (if you’re a Kivus & Camera couple, then it’s probably a vibe of “super fun wedding!”). These personal wedding details are not just invitations, although we’ve definitely seen some really awesome invitation suites. When I say wedding details, I mean everything from your florals to your jewelry, from pocket squares to funky socks, handwritten notes, mementos from loved ones, custom Ketubahs, a sixpence in your shoe, inside jokes with the wedding party, etc. Those are the details we’re talking about here!
Even though the Kivus & Camera team will always be on the lookout for important, personality-filled, and customized details on the wedding day, it really helps if
(a) you let us know ahead of time what details are most important to you, and
(b) you consolidate details you definitely want photographed into one area in your respective prep locations (of course, reception-specific details like table decor and signage doesn’t need to be there, but things like your invitations, jewelry, and similar accessories are often important “getting ready” details)
We typically start the day by photographing those “getting ready” specific details. Note that I always suggest including the invitation suite here, so we can photograph it along with things like your jewelry and other mementos. Check out the example list below for help in determining what you might want to set aside.
Some examples of those sort of important “details”:
That’s what I’ve got to say about wedding details! But as always, I’m here to help, so never hesitate to reach out with questions (photography related or not)
We believe that love is bright and colorful and your wedding photographs should be bright and colorful too.
Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we’re photography sorcerers.
Also, while we call ourselves Raleigh wedding photographers, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to places outside of North Carolina! Just let us know where your love story is headed.