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Day 10: Sexy - Best Timing & Seasons for Getting Married A Hayley Paige stretch satin and organza fit-to-flare bridal gown with an open back and tulle detailing connected by a jeweled brooch and accessorized with a chandellier earring.

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In Florida we actually have 2 wedding seasons.  March – June and end of September – beginning of December is when the weather is usually the nicest.  If you are planning your wedding in these months plan early because they are the busiest and their earlier you plan the more likely the wedding professionals you want will be available.  For an outdoor ceremony, we recommend starting the ceremony 1.5 hours at minimum before sunset.   Usually outdoor ceremonies start 10 minutes late and are about 15-20 minutes long.  This allows for the cocktail hour to be that hour before sunset, which is the best lighting for pictures.  Especially if it is a wedding on the beach or waterfront! The first Saturday in November is daylight savings so after that the sun sets about 5:30pm.  We always develop a tentative timeline with our couples to make sure we are maximizing their time and getting the best lighting for their wedding!

Engagement Session

An engagement session is a great way to get to know your photographer and get some practice in before the wedding day!  Most couples have never done a professional photo shoot together and are nervous!  This gives you a chance to get those nerves out, along with getting some beautiful professional photos of you as a couple.  Our engagement sessions are usually about an hour. We help come up with a location that is meaningful and personal.  Wear something that you feel comfortable in and coordinates but doesn’t totally match.  We encourage only one pattern, and bold solid colors always look good. After the session, seeing the images also helps you to see what you like or don’t like.  You can use them for things like save the dates, sign in books, or wall art for your home.  A little tip I always like to share is, if you can schedule your hair and makeup trial for your engagement session.  It’s hot in Florida and most brides now do air brush makeup, which usually they haven’t done before.  It gives you the opportunity to get comfortable with it and see how it looks in pictures.  Plus you have to pay for the trial so you may as well put it to good use:-)