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Tan Lines Ruin Wedding Photos


1. Tanning

Wanna get that sun-bronzed   glow before your big day?

Tan Lines Ruin Wedding

Bad Tan Lines Can Ruin Your Big Day Photo by Evil Erin


Remember that tan lines look awful in photos. If you must   tan make sure you do so au’naturale and avoid strappy sandals to prevent unpleasant tan lines in your photos.

2.  Forgetting your hands and feet

Remember that your hands will be photographed up close so pay attention to your manicure.  Choose a classic simple manicure and pedicure.Avoid garish colors or trends.

3. You set an unrealistic schedule

Photography takes time, and setting an unrealistic schedule will run the risk that you miss key photographs.  Set realistic expectations with your photographer and wedding planner to make sure you have time to photograph everyone and everything you want. Once the moment is gone, it’s gone forever.

4.  Blowing your budget

Many wedding photographers charge their fee and then charge an additional print cost on top of that, which can easily double or triple your photography budget.  Make sure you ask your photographer if they include print-release digital copies of your images that you can keep and make your own prints.

(Hint: At Digital Hearts Photo, we include all your wedding day edited images as print-released for you to keep forever!)

5. Not getting your eyebrows done or overdoing them!

Don’t forget to wax your eyebrows but don’t do it too close to your wedding day. What happens if you get a really bad wax job? There’s no gluing your eyebrows back on! Find a qualified aesthetician you can trust three months before the ceremony, then schedule your wedding day wax a week ahead of time to give the redness and swelling time to go away.

Wedding Day Eyebrow Waxing Disaster
Wedding Day Eyebrow Waxing Disaster

6. Buying a “Skinny Dress”

if you’re like me, you’ll buy the next size down because surely you’ll slim down before your wedding.  Maybe you will and maybe not, but if you don’t you’ll find yourself miserable, stuffed into an ill-fitting dress and it will look awful in your photos.

7. Choosing the wrong photographer

Okay this may sound self serving (and it is), but your photographer is the single most important choice you can make to your images beautiful. Remember, expensive doesn’t always mean best.  Meet your photographer and make sure they “get” you and understand what you want.

At Digital Hearts Photo we feel like we’re a perfect blend of price point and an extra helping of heart! We offer trained photographers and take the time to get to know our clients so your images are breathtaking.

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Wedding Officiant – Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Officiant  – Wedding Ceremony

Marriage is the most important event of our adult life, which needs both social and legal acceptance to bind this unique relationship for lifelong. Hence, it was universally decided from ancient times that the wedding ceremony should be led by a wedding officiant.   In the beginning, it was agreed that  wedding officiant and wedding ceremony should  not be performed by someone  from the circle of family and friends of the bride and groom.  The wedding officiant performing the wedding ceremony  must have the authority of presiding  marriage ceremonies and be legally recognized to perform the rite of marriage.

A wedding officiant is someone who officiates (i.e. leads) at a service or ceremony.    Religious Officiants are usually ordained by a religious denomination as members of the clergy. Some officiants work within congregations in some denominations and for specified ceremonies (e.g. funerals), as non-ordained members on the clergy team.   Clergy / Officiants differ from Chaplains in that the clergy serve the members of their congregation, while Chaplains are usually employed by an institution such as the military, a hospital or other health care facility, etc.    Secular Officiants include Civil Celebrants, Humanist Society appointed officiants, Justices of the Peace, marriage commissioners, notaries, and other persons empowered by law to perform legal marriage ceremonies. Many secular celebrants / officiants conduct the whole range of ceremonies which mark the milestones of human life.  Modern tradition allows the bride and groom to choose who and where they would like to be married

As per the law of most of the countries, all the marriages should be legally registered; it is a procedure that is generally termed as civil marriage and it is a simple wedding ceremony, presided and recorded by an authorized government official who signs the marriage license of the couple, also bearing the signatures of at least two more witnesses for making a particular marriage legally valid. The civil marriage in a particular country complies with the rules of that land regarding marriage of an adult couple. The written consent and signature of a legally recognized wedding officiant on a marriage license implies that the marriage is officially bound by all the government rules set for marriage in a particular state, like the legal marriageable age for the bride and groom, their present single marital status and other wedding laws that may sometimes differ from state to state. Usually a professional marriage register or a person holding a respectable government position, like a judge or a naval captain is seen to be acting as a wedding officiant in most civil marriages. A civil marriage can be conducted anywhere according to the choice of the would-be couple, either at the office of the wedding officiant or at a venue selected jointly by their families. Civil marriage can also be performed by clergy if their denomination allows them to perform marriages outside of the church.

Apart from civil marriage, many people opt for a religious wedding ceremony, where the procedures of the wedding ceremony are most likely to be conducted by an ordained officiant, who acts as the wedding officiant or wedding celebrant. Christian weddings are led by the clergymen of the Christian churches or the priests of other religions conduct the weddings of the couples belonging to their respective religions. Rabbis conduct weddings ceremonies for Jewish weddings. In some religions, the religious marriage ceremony needs to be held at their place of worship, so that it can involve God’s blessings on the newly wedded couple. Other religions allow their clergy to act on behalf of the church and proclaim God’s blessing on the new wedded couple even when the ceremony is not held in the church.

Wedding Officiant are  a civil officer who performs acts of marriage, civil union or commitment.     Their main responsibility is to receive and witness the consent of the intended spouses and to ensure the legal formalities, and hence the validity of the marriage or civil union, are observed.  Wedding Officiant’s duties and responsibilities, as well as who may be an officiant vary among jurisdictions.    Each state has legal requirements and in some states counties have additional legal requirement on who can perform the rite of marriage.   In the State of Arizona in Maricopa county any ordained clergy, anyone authorized by their church such as deacons, elders or other officials who have been given approval to perform the  rite of marriage are recognized by the State of Arizona. Maricopa County also allows Judges, Justice of the Peace, and Magistrates.     For more information on U S Marriage Laws click here marriage laws .    More information on marriage license requirements at this link Maricopa

AZ Ceremony Wedding Officiants and Wedding Ministers are licensed to perform the right of marriage.  We would love to be part of your special day and help you create your dream wedding ceremony.

For a complementary planning consultation, please call us at 480-269-3219 or email info@azceremony.

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