Tanya and Adam Wed- Ottawa Valley Photographers

Tanya and Adam Wed- Ottawa Valley Photographers

Intimate ceremonies always touch our hearts!

Tanya and Adam were wed at Tanya’s Father’s home in Killaloe. The couple shared their vows and a sand ceremony with their family and friends. The waterfront property is GORGEOUS! The ceremony finished with a BANG as the couple set off a cannon that is on display at the home. Most of the formal pictures were done on this property and a few followed at the reception venue. We were happy to share in their day and Wish this couple a great future!

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Vendor Love:

Hair: Trends Salon in Barry’s Bay

Bride’s Dress: Sinders

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Katherine Mullen Bridal

Suits: Moore’s clothing

Flowers: Killaloe Flowers

Decor: Ursula Jeffreys, Marie Dombroskie

Tent and Chairs: Valley Tent and Party Rentals

Caterer: Daryl Schroeder

DJ: Red Rock Music (Cam Gavin)

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Wedding Planning with a Wedding Website- Planning tools from Ottawa Valley Wedding Photographers

In this digital age we can accomplish so much on-line.  Wedding Planning is no different.  As a follow-up to our last blog about wedding planning and the apps that are available (To re-read that post click here) there are also wedding websites that can help you to keep track of all those details and ideas for your special day.  Wedding websites can turn the daunting task of wedding planning from a scary and sometimes overwhelming challenge into an interactive piece of cake!  Wedding Websites can be personalized, and customized to suit both you and your wedding theme.  They can help you keep your guests informed and up-to-date with scheduled events like your Bridal Shower, Stag and Doe, or Bachelor and Bachelorette parties. You can provide information about accommodations and directions for out of town guest and much more.  They are also full of planning tools like seating charts and budget trackers.

You can search the web and see both paid and free wedding websites.  Here are a few free Wedding Websites we have found with some great tools to keep you organized and your guests informed.

The Knot: (Free)

http://uw.theknot.com/admin/choosedesign

The Knot offers a free wedding websites, you need to register but it is quick and easy and The Knot Wedding Website works with The Knot Wedding App we covered in last week’s blog so you will always be able to access your planning info no matter where you are.  Your account is automatically updated weather you use the app or the website so you will be able to keep track of all the details that will make your dream day a reality. The Knot also offers several other interactive planning tools that are all designed to work together.  Once you register on their site you will have access to all these tools no need to register over and over.

The Knot is a must to check out for anyone planning a wedding!

In the top left corner you will see My Knot, click on this to go to a page full of thier “Planning tools”.

http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planner.aspx

MyWedding.com: (Free)

http://www.mywedding.com/free-wedding-websites

Offers free wedding websites with over 600 designs that suit any wedding theme and style. Our simple, yet elegant themes make your free wedding website easy to navigate and beautiful to look at.  Organize wedding details on your free wedding website. Sort your important information easily on each page. Share how you met on your “Our Story” page. Share photos in your gallery. Prepare the “Accommodations” and “Attractions” page for your out-of-town guests.  Make their trip as worry-free and as enjoyable as possible! Invite your guests to pre-wedding and post wedding events on your “Wedding Events” page.  Simple and easy to set up and use

WeddingWire: (Free)

http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-websites.html

At WeddingWire.com, the entire process has been laid out for you… you are guided through each step of the set up and can create a beautiful site with over 100 designs to give you site that perfect touch.  Once created your site will automatically providing you with a list of helpful reminders such as tasks, timelines, upcoming events and more. You can easily add tools to help your guests book flights, check the weather, get directions and more.

Do you have a site that you would recommend? Please feel free to leave a comment with your suggestions.  Happy Planning!

Wedding Planning Tools- There is an App for That! Ottawa Valley Photographers

You’ve all heard the phrase there’s an app for that and for tech savvy brides that couldn’t more true.

While taking some time to set up my new tablet that Santa brought me I have been spending a lot of time searching for useful apps, widgets, and cool stuff to use on my new toy.   I came across several Wedding planning apps that some of our 2013 and 2014 brides can use to help the planning process.

There are several free apps available and a search of your apps store whether you have an iPhone or android device will generate several available apps.  Here are a few that we have taken a look at that just might help you plan your dream wedding!

Our Wedding Planner (Free – For Android Devices)

Our Wedding PlannerOur wedding is a simple app to help you plan the perfect wedding.  Manage your guest list, to-do list, budget and vendors all in one place.

Putting together your guest list is easy with this wedding planner. You can import all your guests directly from your phone contacts and manage the invitations that have been sent, received and pending as well as assign tables for guests to sit. This app is also a great way to keep tabs on those plus ones (or twos , or threes)

If you import vendors from your contacts into the application you can quickly reach them to make sure everything is on track.

With so many things that need to be done, the app is pre-populated a task list so that nothing is left out. You can add to the task list as well as set reminders for the extra important stuff. This app even sets due dates based on your wedding date so that your schedule is evenly spaced

Our wedding also helps give you an idea of how your budget should be allocated across the different categories. Get estimates based on your total wedding budget and time estimates relative to your big day.

There is even a countdown to the time left till you walk down the aisle with our customizable countdown widget.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wepala.weddingplan&hl=en

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The Knot – Ultimate Wedding Planner! (Free for a limited time for iPhone and iPad)

TheKnotAppIf you are already using The Knot’s wedding website then this app is a perfect fit for you.  Your iPhone planner will automatically synch up with your tools and account on TheKnot.com.  You will need to sign up to use all the tools available but signing up is free.

The knot app allows you to count down the days to your wedding, keep on task with their ultimate wedding checklist which is personalized just for you and get your budget and track payments with their easy-to-use budget tool and much more!

http://wedding.theknot.com/special-wedding-features/wedding-planner-app.aspx

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The Knot currently does not have a planning app for Android users but they do offer checklist for your cell or smartphone called My Mobile Checklist. It is also free.

It’s the exact same checklist that you use on TheKnot.com — now in a new mobile phone format.

Use your mobile to view your reminders and check off wedding-planning tasks while you’re out and about. No matter where you log in to your wedding checklist it will already be up-to-date. Easy!

http://wedding.theknot.com/special-wedding-features/the-knot-mobile-checklist.aspx

You can get a free The Knot wedding website here: http://uw.theknot.com/admin/choosedesign

I promise for our next blog will talk all about wedding websites which can help keep brides (and grooms too!) organized

Wedding Planning Complete (Free- iPhone and iPad a “Plus” version also available for $ 3.99)

Wedding Planning completeThis app offers a countdown, detailed budget guides and tracker, seating charts you can customize, guest lists to manage with an RSVP tracker and detailed checklists.  It keeps all your essential planning tools right in the palm of your hand.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/wedding-planning-complete/id460302797?mt=8

The plus version can be found here and will cost $3.99:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/wedding-planning-complete/id537977538?mt=8

iWedding Deluxe ($5.99 for iPhone and iPad)

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iWedding Deluxe is a wedding planner and organizer app. It will organize, guide and inspire you, while keeping all the vital information at your fingertips. Feature packed with To-do Lists, Budgeting, Guest List organization and much much more.

If you’re looking for an app that includes everything in one, then iWedding Deluxe is a great option. The app offers guest list organization, multiple to-do lists, easy budgeting tools, gift trackers, and a seating plan chart — a one-stop shop for all the details you need to juggle.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iwedding-deluxe/id336602601?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D6

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We all know how much planning, organization and hard work goes into planning your dream day, having tools to help keep you organized can really help the planning process and make it less stressful so you are able to enjoy your special day!

And don’t forget we are also here to help if you have any questions!

Please Note: all the above images are screen shoots taken from the web to show you the apps features.  We did not design or photograph any of the images or apps above.