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Wonderful World of Weddings '17

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January, 2017 • Conley Media • Wonderful World of Weddings • 5 Bridal Showers Wedding Ceremonies Wedding Receptions Rehearsal Dinners Gift Openings COUNTRYSPRINGSHOTEL.COM 262-547-0201 | 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072 Where Memories Begin... 253035001 Appleton 920-707-3111 Brookfield 262-796-1121 Greenfield 414-281-9191 Madison East 608-204-0404 Madison West 608-833-2623 Menomonee Falls 262-251-2000 Mequon 262-241-1221 Milwaukee 414-291-9999 Pewaukee 262-691-8181 Pleasant Prairie 608-216-4728 your first dance as husband and wife is an everlasting expression of love and commitment. We know how important this magical moment is and can help create memories one step at a time. Dances for • Bride/Groom • Father/Daughter • Mother/Son • Bridal Party 10 Locations to Choose From 253477002 Beautiful Day Continued from Page 4. Cool couples might choose to add whatever religious elements they want in one location wedding events. Many couples choose to have a close friend or family member marry them, instead of a reverend or a rabbi. They may also add a contemporary element by choosing poetry readings, essays, music lyrics, or book excerpts instead of favorite scriptures. "It's totally up to the couple." says Jacob. Here Comes the Bride, Classic or Cool Twenty years ago, wedding music was limited to church hymns and other religious music. Today, classic couples have their pick between traditional wedding marches and more modern music for the processional and recessional that fits their personalities— whether it's Mendelssohn's Wedding March, the Beatles, or At Last by Beyoncé. The trend for cool couples today is live music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and first dance—a wedding singer, acoustic guitarist, string quartet, or piano player. A DJ provides the rest of the reception music, says Steve Hanke of Musicbox Entertainment. Share your ideas with the venue or wedding coordinator. Every venue's offerings are different, so couples should be sure to ask for details upfront. It's your big day—cool or classic bride-to-be! Go ahead and plan strictly traditional, traditional with a twist, or completely shake up the celebration! Your wedding coordinator can help determine timelines and advise on how to personalize your ceremony, cocktails, music, and reception—no matter what kind of wedding or bride you choose to be. Wedding Photography continued from Page 3 The First Look Classic – The classic bride sticks with tradition and will share her first look with the groom at the altar. She will also choose to be photographed at home or in the church, with perfectly lit, posed pictures taken of her and her brides- maids, the groom and groomsmen. She may ask for her photographs to be shot with classic film which has a different look than digital photographs and tends to look richer and sharper. Cool – "The hottest trend is letting the groom see the bride in her wedding dress before the ceremony," explains Kim Bronder, General Manager of Edward Fox Photography, Milwaukee and Chicago. Contemporary brides agree to a special "reveal" to their grooms before having pre-ceremony photos taken. The "first look" is staged, and a very special moment is caught in time. Posed or Candid Classic – Traditional photography is called classic because it's been around the longest, and until recently was the most common style. While posed pictures of the bridal party and couple standing in a receiving line may have been replaced by more casual group shots, the classic couple is still looking for traditional full-length, posed shots of excellent photo quality—perhaps backlit or silhouettes—to be showcased in an album. Cool - The contemporary couple prefers candid photos over posed shots. They may ask for creative, angled photos or unique camera filters that add modern special effects like color washes or heart-shaped bursts of light to their wedding photos. Some photographers use drones or shoot from up in the air to capture trendy overhead images. Image provided by Edward Fox Photography

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