Posts in Wedding Planning
Why Every Bride Needs a Sidekick | Connecticut Wedding Photographers Lauryn Alisa Photography

Far too often I see brides consumed with a million things on their wedding day.  It causes so much stress and doesn't let them focus on what really matters.  It's your wedding day, you should be enjoying every second!  This is why you need a wedding day sidekick.

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Dawn Angeletti - Featured CT Makeup Artist | Connecticut Wedding Photographer Lauryn Alisa Photography

A few weeks ago I met up with Dawn Angeletti, a Connecticut makeup artist, for two of our favorite things, Mexican food and margaritas!  We had so much fun, but I have a feeling that’s always the case when you’re with Dawn.  She has this amazing energy about her that is contagious and you can’t help but be in a good mood when you’re with her!

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My Only Wedding Day Regret | Connecticut Wedding Photographers Lauryn Alisa Photography

Right after we got married I would have told you I had zero regrets from my big day.  Now, having been in the wedding industry for over four years and experiencing too many weddings to count, when I look back at my own wedding there was one thing I wish I had done differently.

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Amanda Sullivan Guitar - Featured Wedding Vendor | Connecticut Wedding Photographers Lauryn Alisa Photography

This week I'm featuring Amanda Sullivan Guitar!  Amanda is a classically trained guitarist who can provide entertainment for your guests at your wedding. Can you imagine your groom seeing you for the first time as you walk down the aisle to one of his favorite love songs?  It would be such an unforgettable moment!

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JPod Films - Featured Wedding Vendor | Connecticut Wedding Photographer Lauryn Alisa Photography

When Jamie Podworski, the man behind JPod Films, first contacted me exclaiming his love for coffee, sweet treats, and telling a great story through his wedding films, I knew we would become fast friends!

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Featured Vendor - The Oaks at Salem | Raleigh North Carolina Wedding Venue

The Oaks at Salem is a stunning wedding venue located just outside of Raleigh, NC in Apex.  I visited the venue and met with their wonderful owner/operator, April.  I absolutely loved this space and can not wait to shoot a wedding here one day!  Any bride and groom looking for a gorgeous space that feels intimate but can accommodate a larger wedding, has beautiful grounds that make for the perfect backdrop to your wedding, and is run by a wonderful staff and owner, The Oaks and Salem is for you!

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Trust Your Vendors | Raleigh Durham North Carolina Wedding Photographer Lauryn Alisa Photography

As a North Carolina wedding photographer, I’ve worked with many vendors throughout the years.  The common theme that I see with every wedding I work, is that when a couple takes the time to hire awesome vendors that they truly believe in, the results are always 100 times more amazing!

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Community and Coffee | Raleigh Featured Wedding Venue - The Bradford

During another recent scroll through my Instagram feed, I came across a photo of a local wedding venue that stopped me in my tracks.  It was unlike anything I had ever seen in the Triangle area, and I just knew I had to go get a closer look.  I went and visited the space a few weeks ago, had a great chat with the wonderful owners, and that is how I ended up with this weeks Community and Coffee post!  Read on to learn more about The Bradford, a gorgeous and unique North Carolina wedding venue situated perfectly outside Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

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Community and Coffee | Raleigh Featured Wedding Vendor - AB Chalk + Designs

I was scrolling through Instagram one day when something made me stop and say “who did that?!”.  The lettering and design were perfect and AB Chalk + Designs was tagged.  I went to their page and was instantly in love with everything I saw.  While we had never actually met, I knew that AB Chalk + Designs was someone I wanted to share with all my brides... so here you go!

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Community and Coffee | Featured Raleigh Wedding Vendor - Wedding Hair By Liz

The first featured vendor in my new series is not just a great hair stylist, but she is also extremely passionate about the wedding industry and would be a huge asset to any bride on her wedding day!  Liz Perniciaro, owner of Wedding Hair by Liz, is one of my favorite people to work with!

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