March 8

Add Some Sparklers to Your Wedding with Bella Pictures

Using sparklers at your wedding is becoming an increasingly popular trend. Couple are leaving the rice and birdseed behind in favor of more environmentally conscious alternatives like bubbles and sparklers (which are a great way to celebrate the “spark” between the newlyweds!). When you think of sparklers, you probably think of Fourth of July and celebrating America when you were a kid, but why not bring that sense of fun and excitement to one of the most important days of your life? They also make for some fun photographs!

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About Bella Pictures

Bella Pictures is the most recognized name in premium wedding photography and video, and we’re proud to announce the launch of our brand new website.

Bella now offers an expansive wedding photography portfolio, with hundreds of wedding galleries and slideshows from all around the country, as well as a daily blog and a helpful planning section that features engagement session ideas, wedding day photo itineraries, budget-saving tips and more.

Most importantly, Bella now provides a completely transparent shopping experience, allowing couples to customize and buy photography, video and albums online.


February 12

Rant or Rave: Seeing the Bride Before the Wedding

Tradition states that it’s bad luck for the bride and groom to see each other before the wedding, but many modern couples actually use the time before the wedding to snap some photos together before their guests even arrive.

Do you still think it’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride before she starts her walk down the aisle? How do you fit in photos without seeing each other before the ceremony? Rant or rave about it!


February 2

Bridal Footwear for Beach Weddings

Walking down the aisle in a stunning pair of stilettos would get a little tricky if your aisle was made of sand. Luckily, there are plenty of chic shoe options available to beachside brides, from designer sandals to ballet flats. Here are a few of our favorite bridal footwear options for beach weddings:

Designer Sandals

With a looping bow and sweet bridal white color, this Valentino sandal makes the perfect beachy bridal shoe.


Bejeweled Flip Flops

Add some sparkle and even a hint of color to your look with these lovely jeweled sandals.


Feminine Flats

From ballet slippers to lacy slip-ons, these gorgeous flats featured on Kiss the Groom offer a unique twist to traditional beach wedding style.



August 24

Why We Love Bridal Couture

When it comes to everyday fashion, I’m a huge fan of understated elegance. But when it comes to your wedding day, a little bit of pizzazz is called for. That’s why I love bridal couture—with it’s bold shapes, fanciful charm and divine details, it’s hard not to feel inspired by such gorgeous gowns!

I love how these Colleen Quen gowns use a blend of classic silhouettes with details that grab your attention without upstaging the bride.





February 26

Sick on your wedding day?

I’ve been battling a horrible cold for the last week, complete with a loud, hacking cough that I’m pretty sure has driven my entire office insane.  Luckily, it’s just a normal week for me and I don’t have any special events coming up, so I can take my time healing.

I wasn’t so lucky in this department around my wedding.  About a month before, I caught yet another horrible cold that resulted in bronchitis and laryngitis–and it reached its peak on my bachelorette party weekend!  Needless to say, the old trick of downing whiskey for a sore throat has never been so welcome.  I powered through the weekend, and now, my illness is just a vague memory compared to the fun I had.  I’m just thankful that I wasn’t plagued with on my actual wedding day.

Sadly, with the stress and craziness leading up to the day of your wedding, it has to be a reality for some brides.  What would you do if you were sick on your wedding day? Is there anyone out there that powered through illness on the day of your wedding?

I hope for the sake of all sick brides out there that you are able to get past the illness and remember only the joy, happiness and celebration of the wedding day.  If you want to avoid getting sick before your wedding, The Knot offers these tips for staying healthy before the wedding.  And, the blog at has some tips for sick brides to keep you looking your best!

Remember, try to relax, eat well and take your vitamins!  With the right effort, you can stay healthy for your big day.