Ideas & Advice
Simple and creative ideas to give your wedding snaps extra pizzazz.
Dreamy golden light turns a simple photo into a magical moment. Of course, throw in a pair of whimsical heart-shaped balloons and you've got the sweetest picture. Here are five simple tips to nail your outdoor wedding shoot. Image: @lightedpixelsphotography/Instagram An unexpected and totally delightful way to incorporate a wedding wreath (see these 9 creative ways to use wreaths for your wedding!) into your pictures - and this one comes in a pretty heart shape too! To give it a beautifully woodsy and effortless feel, get your florist to keep the arrangement a little loose rather than tightly bound. Image: @cdweddingsperth/Instagram See also: Creative aisles! 8 meaningful and pretty wedding decor ideas During the gatecrash, this groom and his brithers came up with a clever idea to escape the tasks - by impressing them with this series of formations created with car reflectors that expressed the groom's love for the bride. Super cute, and perfect for the couple to take their photos with too! Image: @_kazukii_/Instagram Balloons are a great and more pocket-friendly option for weddings. Whether as part of your actual day decor or your shoot, these calligraphed ones with vine-entwined strings deliver a pretty touch. When it comes to the size of your balloons, we love oversized ones to amp up the charm and playfulness. Image: 5iv15ifteen/Instagram If you're having your shoot taken at a cafe, you won't even have to remember to bring your props along - a slice of cake from the cafe's offerings makes for a sweet photo op. Other fun alternative: ice cream, pastries or even a milk shake! See also: 11 SUPER CUTE WEDDING DESSERT IDEAS EVERYONE WILL LOVE Image: Her World Brides This one doesn't even require you spending extra moolah - simply get a marker and scribble it down on your palm to announce your new status! Too cute! Image: Her World Brides Buntings aren't just for decoration walls and venues! Sometimes the simplest details add extra wow and a why-didn't-I-think-of-that look to a picture, like this bunting draped over the couple's shoulders. Image: tinydotphoto/Instagram Not that we're calling your beloved furkids props but consider bringing them along on your shoot! Aside from adding meaning to your photos, they'll make everyone go awwwww. Just be sure to take note of points like your pet's personality, venue restrictions and if the photographer is okay with it. See also: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS! 23 REASONS WHY PETS AT WEDDINGS ARE SIMPLY THE BEST Image: @jimmy_izophotography/Instagram Butterflies are an ethereal addition to your wedding shoot. Think laser-cut paper butterflies or get your photographer to edit them in. Image: @5ive15ifteen/Instagram