Interview with Brittani McFadden

We recently had the pleasure of working with Brittani McFadden of Brittani Elizabeth Photography on a styled photo shoot for Wish Upon a Wedding Philadelphia that was featured on the Perfect Palette. Brittani was great to work with so we decided to introduce her to all of you. 

What wedding details do you ALWAYS take pictures of?

Details are one of our favorite parts of weddings! Each wedding is so unique and specific to the couple so we do our best to photograph all of the little nuances that make each wedding special and different. However, there are some staple items that are must-have photographs that we make sure to snatch a few shots of. One of these items is the bridal gown! You've spent hours finding the perfect gown and we want to document that showpiece! After all, at the end of the day its going to be dirty from all of the fun you had on your wedding day! Another wedding detail that we always always take are the rings!! The rings are the symbol of your commitment to each other. These are the rings you'll have on your left hand for the rest of your life! Needless to say, they're important... and we make sure to capture that importance.

The McFarlans ~ Brittani Elizabeth Photography

The McFarlans ~ Brittani Elizabeth Photography

What details do you wish couples would think about more? Or what details are often overlooked?

Some of the details that are forgotten or overlooked because they don't play a significant role on the actual wedding day are the invitations and save-the-dates! I remember when I was wedding planning and designed custom invitations and spent hours going over every last detail. That, for me was a significant piece to designate our wedding and our marriage! Often times couples forget to save an extra copy or just forget to bring it with them the day of, but it is definitely something we LOVE to tie into your other detail photos!

Styled Shoot for Wish Upon a Wedding Philadelphia ~ Brittani Elizabeth Photography

Styled Shoot for Wish Upon a Wedding Philadelphia ~ Brittani Elizabeth Photography

What is one of the best wedding details you've seen recently?

We've seen so many wedding details and love every single one!! There are some different details that have stood out to us recently, that we've never seen before! We were at a recent wedding and the bride LOVES moss so they had a moss wall built for their seating cards to go on and OH was it fabulous!! It was the perfect way to tie in something that the couple loves and incorporate it in a piece that, literally, couldn't be missed by any of their guests!

The Martins ~ Brittani Elizabeth Photography

The Martins ~ Brittani Elizabeth Photography

If you are looking for a fun, creative photographer, schedule a meeting with Brittani. Tell her Trilogy Event Design sent you. 

Wedding Style

How many times have you wished you could have a personal stylist picking out your wardrobe for special occasions? I know I do... often! 

This Wedding Guest Style Guide from theblacktux.com may just be the next best thing. 

Most of the time, the wedding invitation does not specify the dress code. The locations of the ceremony and reception also play a role in what you wear. Backyard, beach, house of worship, country club, swanky hotel... 

This guide is a tool to keep handy. Go ahead and bookmark this page. 

Posted on October 6, 2016 and filed under Fashion & Style.

Real Wedding: Whitney & Richard

All photos by Kanayo Adibe

All photos by Kanayo Adibe

Once upon a time, we met a beautiful young lady and her dashing fiance who live out of state but wanted to celebrate their wedding in New Jersey to be closer to their family and long-time friends. Whitney wanted her wedding to be a glamorous black tie event with gold, black, and ivory as her color palette and regal banquet tables. Richard just asked that it not look to gothic. We achieved this look with tall candelabras, sequined table linens, gold table settings, and tall white thrones for the bride & groom. Their sweetheart table was elevated and covered with a gold sequined table cloth. Their elegantly decorated cake was prominently displayed on the dance floor just below the sweetheart table. We added two 24-foot long banquet tables in black sequined covers on either side of the ballroom and surrounded them with round tables in black satin. Gold chiavarri chairs lightened the guest seating areas. 

Our entire team of incredible professionals, including the venue's staff, worked very well together to make Whitney and Richard's wedding a FABULOUS event. 

Venue: The Merion, Cinnaminson, NJ

Photographer: Kanayo Adibe

Videographer: Yamean Studios Films 

Florist: Alisha Simone

Cake: Classic Cake

Event Design & Coordination: Trilogy Event Design

It's Showtime

Bridal shows offer a multitude of options to help you plan your wedding. The host venue and/or outside caterers will have food for you to sample. Bakeries will have slices of cake to taste. And many many wedding professionals will want to talk to you about their services. BE PREPARED! 

Carry a tote bag. Sometimes you will get a bag at the show but other times, you'd wish you had one to collect all the materials and magazines you'll collect. 

Take a friend. Your soon-to-be spouse may not want to go to this event with you, so take your mother or a friend to help you navigate the show, chat, and carry your bags. 

Pre-print labels. Almost every table will have a signup form of some sort. To avoid writer's cramp, print out labels at home that include the standard information: 

Your name
Wedding date
Email address


Most importantly, have fun!

Our Chief Event Planner, Randi Martin, will be the featured wedding planning expert on stage at the Bridal Event by Bouche Productions this fall 

(Click the links below for advance tickets): 

 

Posted on September 22, 2016 and filed under Event Planning, Trilogy Event Design, Wedding Planning.