As you can see this blog post is titled with, "Part 1" and now here is Part 2! If you haven't gotten a chance to read Part 1 of this blog post you can find it here: The Symbolism of Wedding Flowers Part 1.
Hopefully you can use this blog post and part 1 to help choose your flowers based on the meaning.
A lot of brides plan some of their wedding details to make it personal, such as choosing songs that are special to the couple instead of playing the traditional songs, or wearing the veil that the brides Mother or Grandmother wore.
Another way to make your wedding personal is by choosing your wedding flowers and other flowers that you incorporate into your wedding based on what each flower means. Not everyone will know what the symbolism for the flowers mean but it might be a cool idea to put the information on the program.
I will be doing a second part to this as there are so many flowers!!
Have a great day!
I personally have always loved quotes. It all started with MySpace. You could design your profile wall and put up what I believe they called stickers back in the MySpace days. These stickers said different things such as quotes or sayings. Now you see quotes and sayings all over Facebook. There are fan pages solely dedicated to quotes and sayings. They are wrote on some type of designed post. I titled this "My Fav Photography Quotes/Sayings" adding the slash(/) then the word sayings because they are technically two different things. Quotes are defined as something that is repeated such as a passage, phrase, etc. from a book, speech, or the like, as by way of authority, illustration, etc. Which in turn means it was said, wrote, etc. by someone with some type of authority, someone influential, or an expert in their field. A "saying" is defined as something said, especially a proverb or apothegm. And that pretty much means a popular phrase or remark.
So now that we've been over a small English lesson. And I totally apologize for that because I didn't mean for it to turn in to that but I wanted to clarify for everyone.
Now on to some of my favorite quotes and sayings! There are some that are funny, inspirational, and some sayings that are down right smart ass remarks! Most of my favorite ones are the funny or satire ones. Mainly because I get a kick out of them and I can totally relate to a lot of them. You can find a lot of the humorous ones on a poster on a website call The Shoppe Designs. They also have presets, actions, templates, and lots more!
It's true! I don't know how many different families pictures I have! Sadly they surpass the amount of photos I have of my own family...but it's close!
I love this because it is so true! It is easier to convey a message through a picture versus words.
Umm.....no is right because simply put, it's illegal. There is a reason that photos on Facebook and contracts state, "do not alter image in anyway".
I wouldn't ask you to do your job and not get paid, right? Well then don't ask me. ?
I have done this about a handful of times and the reason being my screen seems to always be dirty no matter how much I clean it!
Again, so true! It's crazy how much life is like a camera! It's something to definitely live by.
The only reason I eat first which is when the bride and groom eat is so that I can be done eating and have that out of the way by the time they are done and back up mingling with guests or moving on to the cake.
There are no two photographers the exact same. You can only compare your photography to what you have previously done because you should always be striving to better yourself.
This is why I highly recommend getting family photos taken often. No matter how much someone may change, the picture of them never will.
This is at the top of my, "That is the worst!" list. If you add bridesmaids and family members that are part of the wedding it gets really bad!
I see too much of this out in public let alone at a senior session. If you are junior or senior in high school there is NO reason you should be dressing like a 21 year old!
I had to end the blog with this one! ? People! Leave your phones and tablets in your pocket or your purse or we may be talking about YOU or better yet you may find your picture online as an example of a guest no photographer likes! ?
I usually blog about photography related topics or sessions I have done, but I had to blog about our family vacation to St. Louis since it was our first real vacation as a family! And of course I had my camera with me so I had to post some pictures from the trip! So I guess this is photography related, ? .
So as I said earlier, we had our first official family vacation over the weekend! My fiance, Josh and our 12 year old son, Ian all had a great weekend! We went to St. Louis, Missouri. We left for St. Louis at about 10 on Saturday morning. Our first stop of all places was Wal-Mart. I know, I know...we started our trip out with a BANG! I personally HAVE to have Mt. Dew! The other two drink it too so there's that...?. Our first official vacation stop was the St. Louis Zoo. Neither myself, nor my son has ever been to the zoo. Heck, I've never been to St. Louis at all! He is 12 and I'm 32 so yes I know it's kind of sad! Unfortunately the goats weren't available and they have become one of my favorite animals. I think it's because of all the adorable goat videos on Facebook!
You know you are in the right place when you see this!
This huge polar bear had his own snow!
A beautiful underwater view.
I think they were sleeping...maybe even hiding.
Loved the giraffe's!
Seeing a rhino in person...wow!!
After spending a few hours at the zoo we went and checked into our hotel room. Our 12 year old son wanted to rest at the hotel but that didn't last long because well...he's 12, he doesn't need to rest, ?! And we had stuff to do! Our next stop was the Gateway Arch or rather what most people call it, The Arch. We didn't go up in the Arch due to not having enough time. Again, my son and I had never been so just going and seeing it was really cool. Next time we go to the Arch, we plan to go up in it. It was about time for supper at this point and The Old Spaghetti Factory was pretty close so we ate there. You guys are going to think I never go anywhere or do anything but I have never been to The Old Spaghetti Factory either. I did actually live a pretty sheltered life, lol. It was probably the best spaghetti I've ever had! That restaurant was absolutely beautiful! I wish I would have taken my camera in with me but the place was packed so it probably would have been a little rude to be taking pictures while people were eating, but it definitely crossed my mind!
Me and my son in front of the Arch.
Me and my fiance at the bottom of the Arch.
My son in front of the Gateway Arch.
After eating supper it was time to go back to the hotel for the night. Bedtime came pretty quick! The trip is a 2 hour and 45 minute drive, then we walked around the zoo for a good part of the day, then went to the Arch so we were pretty wore out.
The next morning we got up at about 8am, went to the hotel lobby and ate breakfast. After we had breakfast we packed up our stuff, then packed it in the car and we were off again! The day would be spent at the St. Louis City Museum. My fiance and I had heard a lot of good things about the museum so we were excited even as adults! Of course the night before our son looked it up on YouTube so he knew what to look forward to. He was pretty excited after seeing what it was all about. We got to the museum 45 minutes early which was fine because there was so much to see outside. And of course, one of my favorite things to do, take LOTS of pictures. Keep in mind that this was even before going in. I probably took the most pictures at the museum and could have taken more! I do have to say I am glad I took my camera but it was really hard to do everything there is to do with a DSLR camera around your neck. I made the mistake of wearing flip flops. You definitely need to wear tennis shoes to do everything at the museum. The bad part is I read you should wear tennis shoes and it totally skipped my mind. Regardless we all still had lots of fun and all agreed that we want to go back. The only thing that I was disappointed about was that the roof of the museum was closed.
Very cool view of part of the outside of the City Museum in St. Louis.
One of the castles you can go into and climb to the top.
The bus that "hangs" off the edge of the building roof. And yes, you can get in it!
One of the planes you can play and explore in.
MonstroCity, a interactive sculpture and playground.
Awesome staircase leading up to the 2nd floor.
MonstroCity, where there are two planes suspended in the air that you crawl through wrought-iron slinky tunnels and visit the cockpits or stand on the wing!
The ceiling of one of the "Enchanted Caves".
The tiny train table.
Beautiful area on the first floor. There is continuous mosaic piece covering the floor and making their way up the columns.
Another cool place to explore.
Inside the endless "Enchanted Caves" you can explore.
A small section of the many spindles painted by kids along the staircase.
Fiberglass hanging from the ceiling that was donated by Boeing. It's the same stuff you wrap around the outside of an airplane.
Have you been to St. Louis? Are there any places that we need to go to next time we go to St. Louis? Or have you been to the places I mentioned? If so, what did you love and not so much love?
Below are the links for the places we went to in case you want to plan your own trip!
St. Louis City Museum
St. Louis Zoo
St. Louis Zoo
St. Louis City Museum