Posts Tagged 'bridal party'

February 04, 2013
More savings tips from Ovation Images brides and grooms…
4. DJ or Band Tip: If you book through an agency or service, they will have a rate schedule and they will stick to it. Instead, locate your desired DJ or band on the web and contact them directly. If they have your date open, ask for a discount. The DJ or band leader is often empowered to give discounts that the booking agency cannot or will not give.
5. Limo Tip: (Sit Down Before Reading This One!!) Call a funeral home! Funeral homes have limos sitting around unused on many Saturdays and they hire them out at rates that a limo service cannot match. It may take some nerve to call. But it could save you hundreds of dollars on your limo.
6. Wedding Bands: This should be obvious. Don’t let a jeweler sell you on 24 karat gold or premium platinum. Get 14K gold wedding bands or go for one of the new gorgeous modern metals available like tungsten or cobalt, they hold their shine virtually forever and save you money.
Coming in Part 3: The Savings Is In The Details
bridal party toasting in limo
January 05, 2013

You definitely DO want two photographers for your wedding. That way one can focus on you while the other one can capture all the things around you that might otherwise go unappreciated–saving those moments for you to enjoy later.

There are dozens of examples of why you want two photographers. Let’s look at your Grand Entrance. One photographer will have to be locked on your and your bridal party coming into the room. But a second photographer will capture your parents cheering wildly, your bridal party sharing the joy, your Aunts hugging and crying–and all the wedding reception mayhem that goes by in one brilliant, white-light flash. If you want well-done, candid story-telling of your day, then you want two photographers.

Two photographers also provide built-in backup for one another. In the case of Ovation Images, we believe that TWO is the magic number for your wedding. So the two of us, both full time wedding professionals, travel in separate cars, each carrying a full set of backup equipment, both fully insured, and both exceptionally well-trained and experienced. We work together hand-in-glove. But in an emergency, either one can act alone to ensure that you have everything you want from your big day. This is what “two photographers” means to us.
Be sure your wedding photography passes the Two Photographer Test. “One photographer and an assistant” will not get the same results as two trained pros. Two photographers traveling in the same car is a risk–what happens if the car breaks down on the way to your wedding? And finally, are both photographers insured? Most insurance policies do not cover anything when only one photographer has insurance. Be sure to ask your wedding photographer what “two photographers” means to them.
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August 10, 2012

Mark & Allison,  July 28th, 2012:

Ceremony held at: Church of the Epiphany
Reception at: The Pennsylvanian
Limo Services from: TDF Limo Services
Wedding Dress from: The Exquisite Bride
Bride’s Hair By: Lon Michael’s Salon
Flowers Arranged by: Flowers in the Attic
Caterer and Wedding Cake by: Opening Night Catering

Mark and Allison had a beautiful wedding featuring some of Pittsburgh’s most beautiful venues, and possibly one of Pittsburgh’s best parties! Never once was someone without a smile or a laugh- especially the blushing bride- and the excitement in the air was contagious. We especially loved the photo props Allison planned- check out those cute signs!

bride getting ready and having fun for the photographers

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Bride and Bridesmaids getting ready

Working with Photographers before the wedding

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Photographers at the back of the church with bride and father.

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bride and groom kiss at the end of the aisle

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Bubbles Everywhere, Bride & Groom.

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bride and groom holding I Do sign

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bridal party in limo celebrating

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bride and groom kissing under veil

Ready for a Wedding, the Pennsylvian is spectacular.

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bride and groom first dance

bride and groom first dance

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bride and bridesmaid dancing at reception in pittsburgh pa

And they lived happily ever after...

Allison and Mark, we want to thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day; we were honored to be able to share in your happiness. We wish you two lifetime of happily ever after’s! Best wishes and congratulations!!

June 16, 2012

Jen and Matt,  June 9, 2012:

Ceremony held at: Seton Hill University Chapel
Reception at: Greensburg Country Club
Limo Services from: Elite Coach Transportation 
Wedding Dress from: David’s Bridal
Bride’s Hair By: Studio 30
Bride’s Makeup By: Allison Roth
Flowers Arranged by: Bloomin’ Genius
Wedding Cake by: Pastor’s Bakery

Jen and Matt had a gorgeous June wedding! They could not have picked more picturesque locations than the Seton Hill University Chapel and Greensburg Country Club– it was so hard to resist posting every single one of their wedding photos! These few photos will have to do to show you the love between these two, some of the prettiest wedding locations in Pittsburgh, and one heck of an awesome party!

glamourous bride getting ready

bride getting ready for wedding

emotional moment between bride and her father

Jen’s dad was very emotional on her wedding day, but who can blame him when he was giving away such an amazing woman?

flower girls and ring bearer in seton hill university chapel

wedding ceremony at seton hill chapel in greensburg pa

Seton Hill University Chapel is easily one of the prettiest chapels in Pittsburgh! Booking this venue was a no brainer for Seton Hill grad, Jen!

black and white wedding ceremony photo

couple exchanging rings at seton hill chapel in greensburg pa

close up shot of wedding bands resting in a pussy willow tree

groom and groomsmen on waterfall in pittsburgh pa

wedding party abby road imitation at seton hill university

bride and groom in flower field

bride and groom celebrating in the street

romantic sunset wedding photography

bride and groom in golden sunset at greensburg country club

bridal party celebrating in limo in pittsburgh pa

bride mom and grandma at wedding

Jen’s grandma was crazy with joy for Jen and Matt and helped make the party big fun!


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guests celebration garder retrieval at greensburg country club

groom leaving reception with bride over shoulders

 Matt and Jen, we would like to extend our sincerest thank you for allowing us to be a part of your magical day! You two could not have been more fun to shoot and we loved your wedding. We hope that you two have a lifetime full of happiness together. Best Wishes!

May 09, 2012

You want to thank your guests for sharing in your special day, so be sure to do so with a special wedding favor.

  • Are you’re friends party people? Consider giving a personalized beer koozie as a favor. Be sure to put a cute saying on it like “to have and to hold and to keep your beer cold!” with your names and wedding date!
  • You two will look hot on your wedding day, so keep your guests comfortable with this great sunglass favor idea- you don’t want them to be blinded by your love!
  • Having an outdoor wedding? Consider making smore kits to give to your guests as favors! Be sure to have a campfire set up somewhere so they can roast their marshmallows.
  • Soda or Pop? This debate may never be settled but it could make a cute favor! Jones Soda will make customizable pop bottle complete with a picture of the two of you on the label- you can even pick the flavor!
  • Give your guest something you both can cherish- a photo booth from Ovation Images! If you request a photo booth when you book your wedding with Pittsburgh’s best wedding photographers you will get more than just a booth- you will get a third photographer! That’s right, a third photographer who will coach your guests and capture the perfect shot of them! Your guests will be able to live view the photos and have multiples printed on the spot. So while they go home with a great new professional photo (which many may not have had taken since their wedding day),  you will get a copy of all of the photos as well! Plus, if you jump in on the fun you will have printed photos that very night to show off from your big day, and trust us, this is a big hit with parents who want to brag about how “their little girl/boy is all grown up!”

Bridal Party at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh Pa

November 13, 2011

Your wedding day is a celebration! Ovation Images will be with you for every moment of fun giving you exciting wedding day photography! So here are some tips from Pittsburgh’s Best Wedding Photographers to keep the party going all day long:

  • Many venues have a limit on how late they can stay open due to city ordinances. If you have a late-afternoon wedding and are planning a late reception, make sure you know when it has to end.
  • Likewise, talk with your vendors in advance to see how much it would cost to extend the time they are providing services. Knowing the cost in advance will make the decision simpler. Also ask if you can extend one hour at a time in case you need more than one extension!


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When you are having this much fun you don’t want the party to end!

Ovation Images Wedding Tip #51:

If you have any surprises planned such as choreography, including a special someone in the second half of the dance, etc. be sure to tell your photographer. You don’t want something YouTube-worthy to fall by the way side because the photographers and videographers didn’t know it was coming. You have memorable events planned- get memorable wedding photography to remember it with!

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January 11, 2011

Who said formal wedding portraits had to be boring? Certainly not Ovation Images. We hate boring! Our Pittsburgh Brides are the best brides in the world- and definitely the most fun! So we like to capture that fun- with beautiful, interesting, unique wedding portraits!

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December 21, 2010

At Ovation ImagesPittsburgh Wedding Photographers, we have seen so many creative ideas on how to make a wedding unique! One of my favorites- Instead of getting the couple to kiss by clinking glasses everyone at a table must stand up and sing a song about love, then the couple will kiss. It is a great way to start the night of with a bang and get everyone having a good time! So take your pick of a Beatles song to get you in the mood!

“Who knows how long I’ve loved you, you know I love you still. Will I wait a lonely lifetime? If you want me to I will.”

“I don’t care to much for money, for money can’t buy me love”

” All you need is love!”

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July 09, 2010

Who says all bridal portraits have to be formal. You aren’t boring and uptight and your wedding photography shouldn’t be either! Let Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers, Ovation Images, show off your personality on your wedding day!!


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