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We’ve had a couple events happen in the last two weeks. It’s hard to believe we’re officially less than two months out! Invitations have gone out and we’re starting to lock in our final tie-down meetings with our officiant and DJ.

As many of you are probably aware by now, consistency is extremely important to me when planning an event. I believe your theme needs to carryout throughout the entire event, down to every little detail. So our shower was no different.

The theme, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was perfect for our Old Hollywood wedding. The invitations were black and white striped (similar to our wedding invitations) with an accent of Tiffany blue. Guests wore their favorite black dress with pearls and everyone channeled their inner Hollywood star. Upon entering you were greeted with a fabulous brunch spread, featuring a build-your-own yogurt parfait bar, muffins, a black and white striped cake and a grand mimosa bar with a variety of fruit garnishes. There were accents of black, white, Tiffany blue and pearls throughout the room. It was a perfect affair for everyone!

We also did our engagement photo shoot! Colin and I did ours a little later than most, mainly because we didn’t plan to use our photos for save-the-dates or wedding invitations.

It was a perfect shoot and Kristen Frank from Canvas Studio was amazing. She really helped Colin and I channel our inner movie star. We took photos around downtown Dayton and ended the shoot at the Dayton Art Institute. We did this so Kristen could get a good idea of the lighting, environment and overall look-and-feel she could expect on our wedding day. After the shoot we were able to have a mini brainstorming session on where we would like photos taken on our wedding day. Since we are getting married in a unique location, I wanted to be sure she could see the type of lighting she would be working with on the wedding day.

Tip: Taking engagement photos around the venue or church where you plan to be wed can help your photographer get a sense for day-of expectations. Engagement photos are a great way for your photographer to get to know you as a couple. This helps show your dynamics as a couple along with how you photograph. We highly recommend doing a session prior to your big day!

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