Monthly Archives: January 2016

14 Fun ideas for your Wedding Send-off

14 Fun ideas for your wedding send-off

I was talking with a bride the other day about ideas for her wedding send-off. It prompted me to write a quick post to give you some fun ideas for your wedding send-off.

We’ve all seen bubbles & sparklers quite a bit for the wedding exit. But I scoured the internet for a few more ideas with examples to help you think about how to make your wedding exit unique, memorable & totally you! OKAY I CHEATED. I’m writing this post at almost 11:30 at night and didn’t feel like searching through computer files trying to find samples of all the exits I’ve photographed.

I just wanted to blast out a fairly quick post so you wouldn’t think I was kidnapped by Aliens. Since it has been a little while since my last post. But soon you will find out why.

Anyway, back to the topic (ADD, wink). So if you’re still on the fence about what to do about your big departure, have a look at these samples and see if you find something you like or maybe one of these will spark a new idea in that creative mind of yours.

I’m offering my two-cents commentary, for what it’s worth.

Newer to the exit scene – FLUTTER FETTI!

So colorful, easy and pretty. You can even match your wedding colors. Love it!

Flutter fetti


Wedding Photo Do-Over Contest 2016

Do you hate your wedding photos? If so, enter my wedding photo do-over contest for a chance to win!

As a wedding photographer, nothing makes me more sad than hearing stories of couples who had bad photography experiences on their wedding day & bad or no photos from their wedding. Whether you chose a  “cheap photographer”, took someone’s offer of FREE wedding photography or paid darn good money and still got bad results. I am here to help! That why I created this wedding photo do-over contest!

wedding do-over contest

I have heard about photo horror stories often enough to know how heartbreaking it is.  You have all your wonderful memories and know how beautiful your wedding day looked & felt. BUT how can you tell your story without the images?

A lovely bride reached out to me recently to see if I could edit/fix her wedding photos. She sent me a link to her photos, which were taken by another photographer and I could clearly see that she had planned and created  a GORGEOUS wedding in a beautiful location with all the pretty details you could imagine! As I looked at her images, my heart sank. I knew there would be very few I could salvage. (more…)

WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award 2016!!

Inspiration & Design Photography wins WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award 2016!

I was thrilled when I opened my inbox today! Why, you ask? Well, because I received notification that I was chosen again this year for the WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award 2016!

This means a lot to me. I put my heart & soul into serving my clients & creating quality images of their wedding day. Having my clients acknowledge their gratitude for that hard work makes this award possible.

About The Couple’s Choice Award

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top 5% of local Wedding Professionals from the WeddingWire Network throughout the United States and abroad that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® are awarded solely based on the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds. Awards are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating (quality), total number of reviews (quantity), review performance from 2015 (recency), and consistency of reviews from year to year (consistency).

WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award 2016!

I am thankful to WeddingWire for creating the couple’s choice award program and for the opportunity to receive this award each year. I’m also over-the-moon thankful, to every client for taking the time to express their gratitude in a review for me. Your words give other brides the guidance & confidence they need, when it comes to the hard task of choosing the perfect vendors for their wedding day. Here’s what one bride had to say:

“This award absolutely made a difference when I was picking vendors. If a vendor had that seal, I knew that enough engaged couples liked their services that I would, too. It helped me decide between two DJs that were otherwise equal.”

Check out Inspiration and Design Photography’s reviews HERE


Vendor Highlight – Overlook Barn Wedding Venue

Overlook Barn wedding venue now open in Banner Elk, North Carolina

Katie & David are the proud owners of Overlook Barn  wedding venue. The property is in Banner Elk, NC on top of Beech Mountain, which, at 5,506 feet above sea level is the highest town in Eastern America.

Overlook Barn wedding venueVenue Images by: Michelle Lyerly Photography

Barn weddings have been all the rage in the last few years and their popularity doesn’t seem to be fading. This venue features 4500 square feet of indoor event space can accommodate 250 people for a seated dinner or 300 for cocktail hour. Includes a catering prep area, built-in bar area, and stage for your DJ/band. It includes a styling room for the girls and a polishing room for the guys. As well as a fire pit area and gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains!