Thursday, June 30, 2011

MTP: Kristina & Art Married @ Elks Lodge

"All gave some. Some gave all." Memorial Day Weekend was a great time to honor to those with loved ones who have served our country and those who continue to.
Perfectly fitting, I photographed the laid back wedding of Kristina and Art on May 28, 2011, which was rescheduled from last year because of his military commitments. So this long-time coming celebration came at the right time!
Married at St. Mary's in Oswego, NY, check out my brand new blog to see more photos and slideshow from Kristina & Arts Wedding Day!
forever & for always
xoxo, Meg

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

MTP: Jill & Jeff Married @ Turning Stone

Happy 2011 Wedding Season! Thanks for visiting The Wedding Studio at 224. Meghan Thomas Photography (MTP) is one of the Studio Partners and I'm looking forward to showcasing great CNY Weddings! I have been in full swing this season photographing some fabulous couples at awesome venues throughout the CNY area. Hope to catch you up to speed! There was something about this year that I'm ecstatic about. Maybe its the awesome couples I'm looking forward to working with, like Jill & Jeff who were married at The Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY the weekend of May 21, 2011.
These newly weds are totally in love! There was such great chemistry between them you couldn't help but feel it yourself. To see more photos and slideshow from Jill & Jeff's Wedding Day, check out my brand new blog!
forever & for always
xoxo, Meg

Friday, June 24, 2011

Rental Items from A to Z

The world of rental items has come leaps and bounds from where it used to be. If you have not checked out the incredible amount of rentals available from companies such as Hank Parker's Party and Tent Rentals, then I strongly suggest you do! Even if you are not planning an event in the upcoming months, Hank Parker is a great resource to have in the back of your mind. They offer everything from flooring and lighting, to chair covers and outdoor games. They even have baby and guest needs! You name it, Hank Parker most likely rents it. With such a diverse selection, you are guaranteed to find what you're looking for, or be inspired to have an event in the future. Visit their showroom at The Events Company today!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Flowers in Every Color!

Flowers are a great way to add color into your ceremony or reception sites. You can use them to continue your color scheme already set in place by your invitations, or to introduce new colors. When working with floral companies like The Floral Gardens, your possibilities are endless! Flowers come in almost every color imaginable, so get inspired and use these resources to their full potential, as they are sure to have a huge impact on your wedding day.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Luxury at its Finest

Clarence Henry Coach, a proud partner of the Wedding Studio at 224 Harrison, is pleased to introduce the newest addition to their line of luxury vehicles: a vintage Bentley! This nostalgic car is the perfect option after your ceremony to bring you and your new spouse to your reception destination. Or attach a "just married" sign on the back and use this as your honeymoon "getaway" car after your reception. Either way, this vintage car adds a classic touch to your wedding, reminiscent of years past.   
A classic car like this Bentley is just one of the many luxury vehicles that Clarence Henry Coach offers to make your wedding one of the best days of your life. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Finding Just the Right Words

Today there are many different types of families, from single parents to step-parents. No matter where you fall on this scale, there is the correct wording for your wedding invitations!
 1. Both sets of parents are helping with the wedding and the couple wishes to include their names on the invitation:
ex. "Taylor Smith and Adam Armstead, together with their parents, Linda and William Smith, and Barbara and Robert Armstead, invite you to join them in celebrating their marriage." The parents' names printed on a wedding invitation used to imply that they were taking care of the wedding financially, however that does not always hold true in today's day and age.  

2. The groom's mother is deceased, but he still wishes to honor her:
ex. "Jane Hunt and Noah McAdams, together with their parents, request the honor of your presence." Technically, when parents' names are listed on the invitation, it implies they are hosting the event. Therefore, it doesn't really make sense to have a parent who is no longer here, listed on the invitation. By saying "together with their parents" it can be assumed that her spirit is present. The couple can then honor her in another way, such as a candle-lighting ceremony.

3. The bride would like to include her parents, as well as her step-parents on her  invitation:
ex. "We invite you to share this day of happiness in the marriage of Jill Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Kathleen Wood, and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Jennifer Morgan, and Chris Mackenzie, son of Mrs. Sarah Mackenzie and Mr. Luke Mackenzie. 

Still having trouble figuring out the right wording? Erin Nowak of Bride Design can help you work out the kinks.