Once your special day has passed, your wedding album will hold many memories of your big day for years to come. With all the planning that goes into a wedding, don’t forget to capture these special moments.
The bride opening her wedding morning gift
Getting your makeup done
Groom getting ready
Bride putting her jewellery on
Bridesmaids helping the bride get ready
A closeup of the finished bridal look
Bridesmaids’ reaction to the brides finished look
Close-up of the groom’s outfit details
The ceremony room before the proceedings begin
Exterior shot of the venue
The bride ready to go
Parents seeing the bride / groom for the first time
Arrival of flower girl
Bride preparing to go into the ceremony
The groom waiting at the altar
The bridesmaids walking down the aisle
The page boy / flower girl walking down the aisle
The bride / groom entering the ceremony room and walking down the aisle
The bride being given away
The ring bearer
The exchanging of the rings
The first kiss
The ‘just married’ shot
The signing of the register
The couple walking back down the aisle as a couple
The confetti shot
The champagne shot
Bride with Flower Girls
Close-up of the rings
A close-up of the couple
The couple facing each other
The couple under the veil
The couple kissing
The look of love
The couple flashing their wedding rings
The couple against a ‘statement’ wall
The couple with a smoke bomb
The couple in the venue grounds
The couple with their children
The couple with their families
The couple with their grandparents
The bride and the bridesmaids
The groom and groomsmen
The couple with their wedding party
The couple and all of their guests
Candid shots of groups of friends
The reception room before the guests arrive
The couple exploring their reception venue
The couple making their wedding reception entrance
Coming up with a cute or clever hashtag can be difficult. There’s a reason why they’re popular though! Unless you’re having an unplugged ceremony, your guests are likely to post photos of your wedding on their social media. Creating a hashtag offers one place where you can collect happy memories and behind the scenes footage of your special day. It may also inspire some of your guests!
Use your names This may be a bit obvious, but you should include your names somewhere within the hashtag. Think of first and last names, nicknames, and so on. Consider your shared married name or combining your names to create a ‘couples name’ like Brangelina, Bennifer, or Kimye.
Get punny The cheesier the better. Look for alliteration, rhyming, synonyms, or our favourite, puns. If you’re completely lost, maybe turn to your wittiest friend, or an online generator to lend a hand.
Use numbers If you’re struggling to pull something today, maybe use your wedding date or year as a jumping off point. If you don’t put a personal spin on this however, you risk using someone else’s hashtag and will get a mixed feed of wedding images or other events.
Check your spelling For obvious reasons, check your hashtag for any issues that could hinder its use. For example, if you have a double ‘a’, consider switching your names around to avoid mistakes. So, for #MirandaAndJon consider switching to #JonAndMiranda.
Check that it hasn’t been used before Before you plaster your hashtag over invitations and signs, do a quick search to ensure it’s completely unique. You may want to switch it up if another couple have used it before. Consider changing the order of names or using some different numbers. You want your hashtag to be unique.
Once you’ve settled on a hashtag, you need to make your guests aware before the big day. Consider adding it to save the dates, invitations, and don’t forget your wedding website. If you post photos throughout the planning stage of your big day, don’t forget to tag those as well! Your guests will love seeing a peek of what’s to come. It is also a good idea to put up a reminder onsite on the day. This could be done on table-settings, welcome signage, or as a label on the favours. We guarantee that you will treasure the behind-the-scenes footage of your big day for years to come, and you’ll be able to access it in one big virtual wedding album
We’ve all been there. Big plans for an exciting day outdoors, beautiful blue skies leading up to the day, and sun cream at the ready… only for it to start raining cats and dogs as soon as you step outside! It’s one of the biggest worries couples have about their big day. Luckily for us, our tipis are as stunning inside as the surroundings they’re set in, so you won’t have to worry about your day being a washout. But if you’re still worried that bad weather will put a dampener on your day, fear not. We’ve collected some incredible photo ideas by talented photographers to show you just how beautiful rain on your wedding day can be.
Photo Op 1: Umbrellas
Our best friend when its raining (but not so much when it’s windy!), umbrellas make for fantastic wedding photos. Whether you choose a bright umbrella to contrast grey skies, a personalized wedding umbrella to match your styling, or a transparent umbrella to capture some creative shots, we love the way these unusual wedding accessories look! Ask your photographer about lighting the inside of the umbrella for some stunning evening shots.
Photo Op 2: Raining Glitter
Those clever wedding photographers aren’t going to let a little thing like rain spoil your wedding photos! And one of our favourite tricks we’ve seen photographers use is lighting the rain from behind, creating the illusion of glitter falling down around the happy couple. This is particularly effective once it starts to get dark, resulting in romantic images that can be cherished forever.
Photo Op 3: Wellie Boots
When the skies start to pour, dig out your trusty wellies for some fun photos! From bright, patterned wellies to light-up, glittery wellies, we love the way they contrast with formal dresses and suits. Splash in puddles and trail through the mud, embracing your inner child, and you’ll end up with some gorgeous photos full of happy faces. Wellies are a great accessory for festival weddings, and you can even get personalised wedding wellies!
Photo Op 4: When it Rains, Look for Rainbows
Who doesn’t love seeing a rainbow painted across grey skies? And without the rain, we wouldn’t see them! A gorgeous touch of colour, rainbows are said to be a promise of good things to come – the perfect sentiment for your wedding day. If you’re lucky enough to be rewarded a rainbow, make the most of it, and get outside for some beautiful photos.
Photo Op 5: Embrace the Rain!
As much as we all wish we could, we can’t control the weather, so when you can’t beat it, join it! Embrace the weather in all its glory, creating some fun memories as you dance in the rain. We’ve seen brides frolic in muddy bare feet, grooms drinking beer in the pouring rain, and children getting absolutely drenched as they giggle and play outside. It makes for natural, playful photos that everyone will enjoy reliving for years to come. Why not bottle up a little rain to keep as a memento of your special day? Or consider a second dress to change into for some beautiful rain photos?
The incredible photographers who inspired this stunning rainy photo inspiration: