10 wedding tasks your groom should be in charge of

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Jose Villa

Your fiancé is exhausted. He just spent sleepless nights planning the perfect proposal, finding the perfect ring and keeping a HUGE secret. He is ready for a break, but you were just given a ticket to start planning the day of your dreams! Getting your fiancé excited about wedding planning can be a bit of a challenge and may become frustrating, if not infuriating.

So what the important wedding tasks for your groom to be in charge of?  I’m going to let you in on a few tips and tricks I have seen work when it comes to getting your groom on the wedding planning express.

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A classic glamorous pink wedding by Bonnalie Brodeur

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You know those weddings out of a fairytale: lots of stunning jewelry, a beaded ball gown dress, ethereal veil and maybe even a tiara? Well, sometimes fairytales do come true, and today’s beautiful classic pink glamorous wedding is proof of that! Captured beautifully by Bonnalie Brodeur Photographe, Joanie and Sebastien’s wedding in Montreal is a beautiful day sprinkled with beautiful pink details, gorgeous photography and the sweetest little chapel wedding we’ve seen in a long time.

From the bride’s gorgeous hand-wrapped pink and white bouquet to the magical golden hour wedding photos at sunset, this is a wedding you’ll want to take a closer look at! Read on for more…

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Why You Must Have Golden Hour Wedding Photos at Your Wedding

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Danielle Capito Photography via Style Me Pretty

Golden hour. Have you heard of it? If you’re a photographer or have ever spoken with one for more than ten minutes, it’s definitely in your lexicon. But for us normal people, golden hour is that magical time one hour before sunset when the light is just perfect for photographs. Those glowing wedding photographs you’ve sighed over as you research wedding photographers? Golden hour. Every time.

During the golden hour, the light is softer and less harsh than when the sun is higher in the sky, meaning your photographs will have a beautiful soft glow and you can often take advantage of those gorgeous sun flares. You’ll also avoid strong shadows and squinty eyes which make photographing faces awfully difficult for photographers.

You can even check the golden hour for any time zone and any date with this handy caculator, which is helpful if you’re trying to fit golden hour photographs into your busy wedding day! Technically, golden hour also happens one hour after sunrise, which might not be so relaxing on your big day unless you and your mate are serious morning people!

Golden hour wedding photos is something to take into consideration as you’re plotting out your wedding day, but don’t fret if golden hour happens several hours after you’d like to take photos. One way to take advantage of this light is to take group photos after the ceremony earlier in the day, and then sneak away with your photographer for a few after dinner portraits in that magical light. Do make sure to talk with your photographer about taking advantage of this light in advance. They will likely be able to scout the perfect spot to take advantage of this short window of time!

Here are just a few images to get you excited about your own golden hour wedding photos!

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The Sweetest Father-Daughter Wedding Moments

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Trent Bailey Photography via Style Me Pretty

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we thought we’d put the spotlight on our sweet dads this week. There’s nothing that will tug at your heart strings faster than a proud, tearful dad on his daughter’s wedding day. I’ve been tearing up for hours writing this post and putting together a selection of the sweetest father-daughter wedding moments!

When I got married, my Dad and I had already been crying for weeks. We’re a family of sappy souls! In the months before our wedding, I asked my father to choose a song he would like for our father-daughter dance. When he picked it, I knew I couldn’t listen to it until our wedding day or I’d spend the next six weeks in a puddle of sappy tears! Funny enough, by the time we got to the big day, we were all cried out and we were the ones with dry eyes for once! But that father-daughter dance was the only time that I couldn’t keep it together. My father chose the song Love and Happiness, by Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler and it is possibly the most beautiful song you could ever choose.

There are a few father-daughter wedding moments you’ll likely want to capture with your father on your wedding day, from a first look to your father-daughter dance. But there are a few unexpected moments to watch out for – or ask your photographer to watch out for – throughout the day. Here’s a tear-jerker of a list for you!

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