7 Unique Photo Ideas for the Bride and Her Party

7 Unique Photoshoot Ideas for the Bride and Her Party


Do you have a wedding to plan? Plan a hen weekend first!
You must be planning your wedding with your best friend even before you two turned teenagers, right? Do you still possess the infamous wedding book full of themes?

Plan a hen weekend photoshoot in the countryside or at a professional studio to test out different wedding themes to check which theme suits you and your bridesmaids the best.

Why ask the groom when you are going call the shots in the future too?

Crazy Photoshoot Ideas

A Hen Do needs to be the best party of your life. A weekend getaway to capture memories with your girlfriends sounds amazing, right? The following are some unique photoshoot ideas for your weekend to remember:

1. Friends and Pets

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Are you a pets’ lover? Why not dress them up along with your girl gang and have a pets-themed photoshoot on your hen weekend. The pets can be better gentlemen than the groom and groomsmen. Suit ‘em up and have fun!

2. Superhero Movies

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You and your girl gang must be crazy about different superhero movies, so why hesitate? Gather some costumes and showcase your superpowers now! Enact a climax scene of your favourite superhero movie; full of action shots and fun!

3. Cartoons and You

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Powerpuff Girls? Kim Possible? Lilo and Stitch? The cartoons fandom has no end. You can dress up your girlfriends as your favourite cartoon characters and laugh till your cheeks hurt. You can preserve the photographs for your children and show them how crazy were you when you were young.

4. Miniature You

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Have you heard of the miniature photoshoots yet? You and your hens can book a professional studio to capture the miniature versions of yourself with the wild, beautiful world (props). It will surely be a goofy and adorable experience. Imagine standing next to a chair which is 50 times larger than your height or sitting on a 25-feet tall labrador. Interesting enough? Try it right now!

5. Weirdos in Action

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When you are with your hens, you don’t have to be sophisticated or anything. You know you have weird friends, and you may be the weirdest of them all. Throw some funny, weird and awkward poses, and create an album to remember. Various types of props can make you and your friends the queens of weirdos. So try them on and press the button!

6. Under the Water

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Water is an ultimate beauty! Period. Visit the nearest lake with your girlfriends and a professional photographer, to click some of the prettiest water pictures. The water-splattering photographs can be captured if you click at the right moment. So, make sure your photographer is ready when you all plan to jump in the water.

Dive in and click!

7. Her Highness

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The bride-to-be can become her highness, and her girlfriends can be her royal friends. The Queen Hen can have a royal photoshoot with the throne, tiara and all her royal friends to create a royal album, full of memories.

Weekend Pampering

Your special hen needs a little pampering before her special day. A themed photoshoot will not only cheer her up, but will also remove all the stress from her mind because she will have fun with some of her favourite people, and create some of the most beautiful memories of her life.

It is your duty as the maid-of-honour to plan the last single party for the bride-to-be, so make sure you plan the photoshoot themes as per her desires and don’t forget that anything is possible with a little digital touch and a lot of props.

Invite all her girlfriends and throw her a hen weekend to remember!

Christmas ’17

Merry Christmas, everyone! How was your Christmas? We had our second Christmas at our home, and also the second that we haven’t spent it with family. It was just a quiet Christmas at home with our little family of 3.

Christmas weekend started off with me having Friday off from work. Piglet and I spent the day relaxing. We had Kempo in the morning, then we baked up a bunch of cookies all day. We had Happy Hour with friends in the afternoon.

Saturday morning was Piglet’s belt test for Kempo. He has been doing an amazing job at Kempo, and shown a lot of focus for a 4 year old. There are times where he goofs off in class and it makes us cringe as parents, but most of the time he does great. The belt test he just blew us away with his focus. 1 whole hour of following directions, having to stay quiet and calm, and having to remember all the moves. I was practically in tears when the belt ceremony came. He was so proud of himself, and us of him!

We celebrated with a sushi dinner. That boy loves his sushi!

Christmas eve we opened presents with Grandy and Grumps over Skype. We spent the rest of the day playing with the games they bought us. We also made sure to leave out cookies and hot cocoa for Santa.

The anticipated Christmas morning finally arrived, and Piglet was once again so cute. He was such a good boy about not waking up too early. He has this habit of coming into our room around 5ish in the morning to cuddle. Then he usually wiggles around until we give up and wake up around 6. This Christmas, he snuggled up with us, and tried to sleep in, until I had mercy on him and woke up at 7:30. I managed to scurry out there first and make sure the lights were on and the fire was lit. It all looked so magical.

Santa brought Piglet a couple of great presents, including Legos that he desperately wanted. Santa also made sure to make our choo choo loving boy his very own Train lego.

Match outdid himself and genuinely surprised me this Christmas. Tickets to a comedy show in Portland! I have been begging him to go to stand up comedy with me for almost a decade, and he finally did it! I was floored. I know this photo looks staged, but Match snapped it right when I opened his card.

We had our traditional chocolate croissants for breakfast, and then spent a lazy morning hanging around the house. In the afternoon, we had our neighbor friends over for a playdate. They’re a wonderful family with two of the sweetest little girls. Piglet was so happy to hang out with friends after being out of daycare for an extended weekend.

Merry Christmas from our home to yours. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your families and friends.

It’s A Nice Day For A… Winter Wedding

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The fall is upon us and those of us with kids are nestling in that interstice between getting over the crazy back to school rush and contemplating pumpkin carving designs. The grey drizzly weather can lead us to feel mournful and while many of us have Thanksgiving and Christmas to look forward to there are some for whom this is a sad time of year. For the recently betrothed however, this time could be the lead up to something very special and exciting indeed. While many spend countless hours daydreaming about their perfect wedding, few are aware of the myriad benefits of getting married in the winter. Winter is, after all as magical a time as summer in different ways, and while the sun may not be on your side, there are plenty of other benefits.


Amazing photo ops


Snow and ice are always magical to behold through the lens of a talented photographer and enlisting the skills of a capple shutterbug like Vittore Buzzi photographer can lend your wedding album an ethereal Disney-esque magic that summer weddings frankly struggle to touch. When dazzled friends look through your wedding album, they won’t remember the cold, they’ll just remember the beauty of the occasion.


It’s less stressful


While there’s obviously an element of stress to wedding planning, those who get married in warmer months tend to experience it more intensely. Weddings that take place in the summer, fall or spring, are far more dependent on fair weather whereas winter weddings take unhelpful weather as a given and plan around the weather accordingly, making them far less febrile in the lead up to their big day.


Better venue availability and rates


Great venues tend to fill up really quickly in the fairer months, leading couples to make difficult compromises on their preferred wedding day or even postponing their big day for another year. Venues and vendors tend to pack weddings together and jack up the price in the hopes of making enough of a profit to see them through the slower months. Conversely, those who get married in winter not only have a better choice of dates, but also enjoy a more personal and less rushed service as well as attractively reduced seasonal rates.


Travel and accommodation tend to be cheaper


When you have friends and family coming from far and wide to be a part of your big day, it’s a huge ask to expect them to pay the seasonally jacked-up prices that beset the summer when the kids are out of school and summer vacations begin in earnest. Winter weddings are much more manageable for guests because they generally mean cheaper flights and hotel accommodation so there’s much less chance of someone you dearly love not being able to make it because of exorbitant travel costs.


Less chance of wedding fatigue


Come on, admit it. At least once you’ve rolled your eyes at the proliferation of weddings that occur every ‘wedding season’. Attending one wedding after another can not only be exhausting, it can be a serious strain on your finances. Resultantly, each wedding has a little less sparkle than the one before. This is not a problem for those who opt for a winter wedding.


6 Ways to Make Your Bachelorette Party a Real Success

Are you about to plan a big bachelorette party for a friend of yours who’s getting married? If so, you’re going to need to make sure that you don’t get anything wrong as you get the plans in place. Below, you will find 6 unique ways to ensure the bachelorette party you’re putting in place will be a real success. You want the bride to love it, so read on now.


  1. Set a Reasonable Budget


There needs to be a reasonable budget in place if you’re going to make a success of this party. You can find tips on how to do great things on a small budget at moneycrashers.com. This will help you get this right.


  1. Arrive in Style


You want to make sure that you arrive in style at this party, and the same goes for everyone in the party group. It’s so much better than just turning up in a group of taxis. You can find Party bus rental here bergenlimo.com/fleet/new-jersey-nj if you want to get to where you’re going as a big group. This can be better for organisational purposes.


  1. Choose a Few Fun Activities and Don’t Overcomplicate It


There are plenty of things that you can do to make this party fun. But there is one trap that shouldn’t fall into: you don’t want to overcomplicate things. If you try to fit too much into the schedule, you will find that it becomes too complicated, and you will have too much to you. Keep things as simple and as straightforward as they possibly can be.


  1. Break with Traditions


Breaking with traditions is not such a bad thing. Weddings are often closely tied to tradition, and that makes people think that they have to do certain things when planning a party such as this. But what matters most is the experience that the bride and the guests have. If it’s not traditional, that’s fine if the party is still enjoyed by everyone.


  1. Have a Backup Plan


It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in place if you’re going to plan a bachelorette party. When things go wrong, you don’t want to be stranded with nothing for the guests to do. The backup plan could be anything, and hopefully you’ll never have to use it. But it’s good to know that you have something to call upon if something bad goes wrong.


  1. Make the Bride Central and Personal to Her


Finally, you need to make sure that the bride is central to everything that you do. After all, it is her day and it should be about her. Don’t lose sight of that. And you should also try to make sure that you make the party personal to her, her interests and what she likes to do for fun. When you make it personal to her in some way, it shows you’ve really put thought into this.


The bachelorette party you’re organising will be one to remember for the bride and all the guests if you remember these simple pieces of advice.

Birthdays, Babysitters, and Brews

March has been quite the social month for us! We kicked off the first sunny spring day we’ve had in weeks with a epic trip to the park with a bunch of Piglet’s friends. It was like the most adorable biker gang ever!

We have had a couple of fun date nights now that we have a couple of regular babysitters. The first was in Portland, going to visit some high school friends of mine. She took us around town to different breweries to sample their brews. We will definitely be going back!

We also had a fun date night with Fliz, playing Cards Against Humanity, and then yesterday we had a working date day, helping her dismantle her deck.

Here’s Match pretending he was ordering me around while I worked. Truth is he worked his booty off too! I am excited for Fliz and her house addition project this spring.

Now that Piglet is in Preschool, I swear we have a birthday party to go to at least once every 2 weeks. Not that I’m complaining, because he loves them! But it does seem to busy up our weekends here lately. We had a birthday party at the local play house in town last weekend, a party today at the bowling and another birthday party this coming weekend.

We also just celebrated my oldest nephews birthday on Tuesday. This was even more special because it marked the first time I was able to see my niece, nephew and brother in 3 months. He finally broke up with his psycho fiancee. Get this readers, ol’ Turkey Penis is in JAIL! I knew she was bad news. My brother and I had a long talk and patched things up. He knew I was concerned for him, and coming from a place of love, he just didn’t want to see it at the time. Very grateful to have him back!

This coming weekend we have another birthday party to go to! Then, on April 8th, GEEKY IS COMING!!! OMG, OMG I’m so excited to have her and her family visit. It has been over a year since I last saw her. I could not be more excited. I just hope we get a break from all this rain so we can have a proper visit.

In the mist of all the excitement, work has been full on crazy pants. We are moving our office, and there’s tons of construction going on in the district. My poor boss seems to be a total stress case, and I for one just cannot wait til it’s summer. We’ll get a break from some of the drama, and more importantly, I’ll be up for that big promotion. Fingers crossed it happens!

Match also interviewed with a potential closer to home apprenticeship. I’ve got fingers, toes, arms, everything crossed that he gets it. His hour long commute is driving us all crazy, and I know he’s miserable. At least he loves the work, but it’d be so nice having him home more!

What’s new in your world, readers? How have you been?