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    Nov
    2014
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    Hindu Tamil and Italian Christian Wedding

    What a blend of cultures we have on the blog today and very specific indeed. This wedding is of Abhi and Vince. Their wedding caught my eye when I came across it on Toronto Indian Wedding photographer Big Al Studio Toronto Photography website. Abhi is Hindu, more specifically Tamil, and Vince is an Italian Christian guy. For their wedding they had two ceremonies to adhere each others traditions and customs. They began their wedding by having a traditional Tamil wedding ceremony where Abhi had a lovely gold and red saree. She also had the most incredible long plait decorated with red, gold and green jewellery to match her other items. I will be writing a post explaining the Tamil wedding traditions, coming soon to the blog. Read More

    23
    Nov
    2014
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    Autumn/Fall Engagement Photo Ideas

    It’s no surprise that Summer is wedding season. Warm/hot weather, lovely longer days and gorgeous outdoor locations and longer light for those all important wedding photographs. As it’s currently Autumn (or Fall) I have my eyes on some lovely engagement photographs. A great way to have the best of two seasons is having your engagement photographs in Autumn and then you have your wedding photographs in the summer (or any other season). I’ve put together some autumn/fall engagement photo ideas to get some inspiration. May contain – plaid, boots, jeans and a lot of leaves! Read More

    22
    Nov
    2014
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    Spanish English Wedding in Chicago

    Sometimes, when you least expect it, love just happens. Juan had been working at Best Buy in their photography department. Amy was hired for seasonal work as a bilingual (Spanish & English) associate. During a new employee orientation, the two instantly became friends. They lost touch but reconnected when Amy was looking to purchase a new camera. Read More

    21
    Nov
    2014
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    Secret Goodies: Part Five

    Happy Friday! Ah it’s my favourite day of the week which is I’m always buzzing on a Friday. You may have noticed the new look on SWB. I’ve refreshed the look of the blog because I thought the bold colours were too empowering especially when my photographs are always filled with colour. So my designer, Becky Lord, and I stripped down the colours to more pastels, set up an amazing brand guidelines book and in the process of redesigning some more buttons. I’ll reveal it all once it’s completed. Read More

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    Nov
    2014
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    TWIA: The East of England Regional Winners

    Monday night was the East of England Regional winners turn for their wedding industry awards night. The awards took place at the gorgeous Manor Mews, you can read more about it on my previous blog post. I was gutted to miss the event due to personal reasons but was keeping an eye on twitter to see the winners being announced! I just want to say a massive well done to those who were finalists and those who won in their categories, a lot of love for the East! I know you ALL work so hard at what you do and to be acknowledged for that is fantastic. The next regional awards night will be held in January, so not too far away now! Read more about the National event here. Read More

    18
    Nov
    2014
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    Interfaith Marriages Explained

    Interfaith marriages, often called mixed marriages, can be defined as a marriage between partners from different religions*. An example is the marriage between a Sikh bride and a Christian groom where they both remain faithful to their religions; neither partner converts to the other religion. These types of marriages are becoming more and more popular but there are still many issues that come with these relationships. For instance some religions allow all types of interfaith marriages but some strongly oppose it due to the fear of the religion being lost down the line. Resulting in either partners converting to marry or turning their back on their religions altogether. I will be diving deeper into these options in further blog posts, so keep an eye out for that. Read More

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    Nov
    2014
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    Happy Hippy Photographer: Bhavna Barratt

    I met Bhavna last year a week before Sunita and Ricky’s wedding. I had seen their beautiful engagement photographs but didn’t know who the photographer was until I met her in person. She was so friendly chatting away to me, my mum and my sisters. Bhav was telling me how she took her shoes off for another wedding she was photographing to get the right shots, that she forgot where her shoes were. So funny! This was just the insight of how dedicated she is as your wedding photographer which left a really good impression and I was keen to learn more.
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