for the bride to be: nataliE mAK


We have had SO many brides ask us where to buy the "details" they see in our pictures.... 

Details truly make your day 1000x prettier, so we're happy to help source items that will fit your day!
I'm such a visual person - so I find lists help! So here are some options for details and ways to make your wedding EPIC.
You can click on the image to find the source to most of them! :)

GUIDE:

  1. Invitations (please prepare your custom made, singular invitation suite for us)
  2. Your Morning Outfit
  3. Shopping + Gift Guide
  4. Hairstyle Options
  5. Choosing Petal Toss, Confetti or Sparklers
  6. Where to buy Bridesmaid Dresses

1. invitation guide (IMpoRTANT)

Our favourite kinds of invitations to photograph - are neutral, beautiful and detailed.  Go for a CHEAP option (invitations can be in the thousands!) as your guests will inevitably toss out your invitation, so don't break the bank - go for simple and pretty, and then try our trick below! 

STEP ONE:

You already have your invitations printed? No problem! Skip to the next step below!
- OR -
Print your own, or opt for a simple invite like these on Etsy: (links attached)

STEP TWO:

Please Prepare: now get ONLY ONE fancy invitation made.
Your "real" invitation can be anything: simple, plain, and inexpensive. To compliment it, create one "keepsake" invitation with an artist! 

Have a calligrapher or wedding invitation designer make you ONE full invitation suite for us
to PHOTOGRAPH on the morning of your wedding!
This is way less expensive, and a detailed invitation heightens your chances of having your wedding published!


We highly recommend Plume Calligraphy - she is the best in the biz and does this very thing! She is our definite favourite! Simply describe your wedding style and colours to her - she'll do the rest and come up with something BEAUTIFUL. 
INCLUDED IN A SUITE: an invitation "suite" typically has many pieces:
An envelope, an rsvp card, a return mini envelope, perhaps a monogram, perhaps a wax seal, perhaps name cards,
+ perhaps a map or illustration connecting to your theme.
Your Calligrapher will know what to include! Email Aileen of Plume and she will know what to do once you describe your wedding!


2. WHERE TO BUY bride's
morning outfit

I would highly recommend intentionally wearing a cute "getting ready" outfit as we'll be taking lots of pictures in the morning!
Much better than a t-shirt or regular pj's! Rompers, wraps, and robes are perfect!
Here are some recommendations:


3. Where to purchase wedding details:

We have had SO many brides ask us where to buy the items and details they see in our pictures.... so we made a master list to kick off your shopping!

GROOM's items or gift ideas:

See more ideas on what to buy HERE on our Tips Page.

If you need more suggestions, let me know! Thank you for taking it seriously and knowing the details are worthwhile -
it's literally ALL in the details when it comes to our photos! The more textures, items, trays - the better!
If you guys feel like a trip to vintage or thrift shops - sometimes there are cheap great trays, decanters and coup glasses! 

I really hope this all helps! 


4. HAIRSTYLE options

Some visuals side by side can sometimes help sway your decision making - let me know if you need more help or an extra opinion for photographs!

 
 

5. PETALS, SPARKLERS & CONFETTI

YES! My favourite category!
Please, please, please pick one of these (or two) to add to your day!
It can be difficult to know where to find these things - let us help you source!
 ♥  

PETAL TOSS:

So effective, and so HAPPY! Guests LOVE having finding something to toss on their ceremony chairs. It's a fun not costly surprise and makes for epic photos!  All it takes is a simple instruction from the Officiant before you walk down the aisle! "Get those petals ready..."

WHERE TO BUY:

2 OPTIONS:
option 1)  FRESH PETALS
Ask your own florist to provide a bucket of petals
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option 2)  THESE FREEZE DRIED PETALS ONLINE
You can now buy freeze dried petals here! The best! You don't have to bother your florist, you can get them early, and they "toss" the best as they have more weight to them than a paper petal!


 

ECO-FRIENDLY CONFETTI toss:

The best kind of send-off as you walk back down the aisle as husband + wife!!

WHERE TO BUY ECOFETTI

ECOFETTI  - Online
No venue can complain about this confetti as it's biodegrades! It's also water-soluble, non-toxic, non-staining, and biodegradable and washes away within a day! 


CONFETTI CANnONS:

For dances and the party! They are actually just tube "poppers"! We had a cannons at our very own wedding and it was INCREDIBLE! It brought the dance to a whole new level + energy! We bought 3; we set 2 off when the dance got started, and 1 later in the evening to space them out!
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS.

WHERE TO BUY 'CANNONS'

ROCKET FIREWORKS in Toronto
          They make for AMAZING photos!
        They are a whopping 10 bucks
        You can get these in White (our choice), Blue, Red or Silver!
          http://www.rocketfireworks.ca/1c-confetti.html 

TIP: do not ask your venue 


SPARKLERS:

SUCH a fun way to round out the night! Choose to either involve a smaller number, like your wedding party, or all of your guests!

WHERE TO BUY SPARKLERS 

ROCKET FIREWORKS in Toronto
Make sure to get long-lasting ones! The Dollar Store versions fizzle out within 5-15 seconds, not enough time to light everyone's sparkler a have them all lit at once!
http://www.rocketfireworks.ca/sparklers.html

 

6. the BEST BRIDESMAID DRESSES

INSPIRATION: 

Still hunting for your girls? Lots of help below!
Here are examples of mixed styles of Bridesmaids Dresses in the same "palette" - our favourite!
Check out our suggested style & colour combinations here: Richelle Hunter Photography | Mixed Bridesmaids Dresses Inspiration Board.

I would highly recommend different textures for your girls - try beading or soft print on some girls...and add simple, soft colours on others!
Long sleeve and off-the-shoulder are also an amazing addition.


WHERE TO BUY DRESSES:


nordstrom

david's bridal

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ONLINE: LULU'S, asos & BHLDN

These come in other colours too!


BLUSH DRESSES


bhldn


le chateau


asos ONLINE


NEED A LITTLE MORE HELP?

CHECK OUT OUR TIPS PAGE OR EMAIL US! SO HAPPY TO HELP!

I have more suggestions and websites if you'd like them!! xoxo! Richelle