Archives for May 2014

BETHANY AND JOSEPH | NEW JERSEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF COURSE, NEW JERSEY

 

 

Bethany and Joseph at the Trump National Golf Course

 

 

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Shooting for Vanessa Joy Photography

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Traditionally, it was the bride’s father who hosted (paid for) the wedding. That standard no longer applies. Today, funds could be contributed from one/both sets of parents, a combination of one/both sets of parents plus the couple or the couple alone.

 

If you take into consideration the blended families of today, in addition to the possibility of a deceased parent(s), this typically leads to a variety of host line combinations! Take a look at the infographic, created by Southern Weddings, for an outline of the most common scenarios.

 

 

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However, if you are like me and Shelvie, and paying for the hole caboodle yourselves, it could look more like this:

 

Sarah Wilson Taylor
and
Marc Andrew Holmes
request the honour of your presence
at their marriage
Saturday, the nineteenth of October
two thousand and eight
at six o’ clock
(location)

 

Or, you can say:

 

The pleasure of your company
is requested at the marriage of
Sarah Wilson Taylor
to
Marc Andrew Holmes,
etc.

 

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Another, more casual host line, could include:

 

Please join us,
Sarah and Marc
Saturday, the nineteenth of October
two thousand and eight
at six o’ clock
(location)

 

We chose to have our host line read:

 

Together with our families, we
Jessica Trignano
and
Shelvie Goldschmidt
joyfully request the honor or your presence as
we unite our hearts and our lives in marriage
etc.

 

 

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{photographed by Josh Lynn Photography}

I would love to know what you included as your host line, please let me know in the comments below!

KATHERINE AND RUSSELL | NEW JERSEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | THE ASHFORD ESTATE, NEW JERSEY

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Entertainment Company and MC: The Russ Bennett Band
Cake: The Bake Works
Caterer: Merri Makers
Videographer: Rob Adams Films
Program: Stephanie Somodi
Hair and Makeup: Pin It Up Bridal
Florist: MDS Floral Designs
Wedding Gown Designer: Alvina Valenta
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Lead Photographer: Jessica Morrisy Photography

 

ENGAGED | KIM AND BEN, GARRET MOUNTAIN RESERVATION

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Kim and Ben’s engagement session was such a fun adventure with Mackie, their fifteen-month-old pup! I absolutely loved documenting it with remnants of Lambert Castle in the background. Kim wore a beautiful statement piece, her new engagement ring (!!), a stunning solitaire. Ben complimented her cardigan with a shirt that had hints of the same color.

 

Spending time with them, you could see how they ‘got’ each other, it was a pleasure to witness. There is no doubt that Kim is going to make a beautiful bride!

 

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When it comes to addressing your wedding invitations, you may initially think it a simple process, but as you go through your guest list you soon realize that you have a melting pot of family members, married couples with and without children, friends in the military, single female and male friends, those who are widowed or divorced, couples living together, and so on.

 

Although the rules for addressing wedding invitations has relaxed, there are still a few etiquette guidelines to consider. Two important ones are:

 

Always use full names instead of initials when addressing wedding invitations, even if you include a middle name.
Addresses and titles should be used in full, for example use Street not St, Avenue not Ave and don’t use Dr use Doctor. The only exceptions to this are Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, Jr, Sr.

 

Whether you decide to adhere to the tradition or take on a more casual approach, proper etiquette is about respect for your guests, so address them in a manner they prefer.

 

For a lovely showing of examples on how to address your wedding invitation envelopes, go to Real Simple to view their slideshow of elegant hand lettered envelopes.