Five ways to have an epic ceremony

June 6, 2020

ARTICLE BY ASHLEIGH HAASE

LIGHTING / LOCATION

Have a think about the time of day and direction of the light for your ceremony. Harsh light directly in your eyes isn’t nice when you are trying to see your partner for the first time, or whilst sharing your personalised vows. Soft natural light is best, I suggest 2 to 3 hours before sunset being ideal, but please reach out specifically for your date and venue choice, and I can make some suggestions.


NO PHONES PLEASE

Commonly referred to as an unplugged ceremony. Perfect if you want your guests to be present with you, immersed in your commitment with true and real emotions (think of how they will react during the ceremony), and not with a f**k off giant iPad in front of their face.

The moment you have been hanging out for the whole time of being engaged (possibly longer? lol). If it’s not, it should be. This is the moment you get to marry your bestie, which is sooooo exciting in itself. I’ve created some tips from a photography perspective to help you make the most of your ceremony, soak it all in, and so your photos encapsulate all the emotion that was felt during this special moment on your wedding day.

CELEBRATE

Now you’re married it’s time to party down the aisle! Get confetti down your outfits, high five mates, just own it. Enjoy the moment!

Allow time for your guests to congratulate you. This is something you shouldn’t miss out on, so if time allows, give yourself at least 10 minutes here to enjoy your company. This is where we get the best candid photos of you with your family and friends as there is a heap of emotion flying around.


CHECK EACH OTHER OUT

Look at each other! It sounds stupid but so many times couples look at the celebrant during the ceremony instead of looking at their love. Embrace, hold hands and kiss if it will calm the nerves. Interact with your guests, make eye contact, they’ll be so stoked. But most importantly, take your time with your vows. My favourite moment to capture during the ceremony, so no pressure if you make a mistake, laugh it off and keep going!

KISS KISS KISS

Nothing worse than trying to get that millisecond peck first kiss! Even better if you do something wild, dip each other, make it momentous!