bride and groom holding each other in front of the ocean

February 24, 2021

Personal Wedding Style   One of the biggest challenges of planning a wedding is getting organized. So let’s break down the planning process into digestible parts.  What is the first thing that we girls do after we are proposed to?  Yes, we tell everybody…but then we start immediately thinking about our dress.  What will is […]

February 23, 2021

Wedding Calendar Checklist   Wedding Planning season is in full swing, so, we wanted to give you a broad view of what you should be doing and about when.  Remember, you can customize this wedding checklist/calendar to your specific needs.  This is just a suggestion to get you started thinking about your organization and planning […]

Groom dipping bride on a deck at the beach.

February 21, 2021

Your Wedding Budget   What is your wedding budget?  Have you thought about how much the average wedding costs this day and age?  Experts say that before COVID, the average wedding cost between $25,000 and $30,000 depending on where you live in the United States.  The average cost of a wedding in 2020 was $19,000.  […]

groom kissing bride on the cheek

February 20, 2021

How to Relax During Wedding Photos “NERVOUS ABOUT YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS?” “DO YOU FEEL AWKWARD IN FRONT OF A CAMERA?”   Well  you are not alone!  Most engaged couples feel some level of nerves or anxiety when they think about wedding photos. We’ve heard everything from, “We are so awkward in front of a camera!” […]

navy and light blue wedding invitation suite

February 19, 2021

Invitation Suites by Theresa Jatko Designs   At Bella Lumiere Photography, we have the pleasure of working with some really awesome vendors!  Recently, we photographed several stunning, custom wedding invitation suites made and designed by Theresa Jatko of Theresa Jatko Designs.   Theresa Jatko explains, “It all started when I got engaged to my best […]

Wedding ceremony set up on a wooden deck in front of the ocean with blue hydrangeas and white roses.

February 12, 2021

Best Wilmington, NC Photography Locations   Location, Location Location… It’s all about location.  We want to challenge the mind and ask you to think outside of the box.  Wilmington, NC is a beautiful area!  We have some of the most beautiful and clean beaches on the east coast.  We also have great sunrises and sunsets.  […]

interracial bride and groom smiling with foreheads together

February 11, 2021

How to Choose Your Wedding Photographer   When you plan a wedding, there are so many decisions that must be made.  One of the most important ones is to choose the perfect photographer(s).  You can spend all the money and time in your venue, cake, dress, flowers, etc. but if the photos you paid for […]

bride and groom in a golf cart with a just married sign leaving the ceremony with guests waving goodbye

February 9, 2021

Your Guide to Wedding Terminology   Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding!  During the planning process, you will meet with lots of vendors: planners, florists, venue coordinators, and more.  Therefore, it’s very helpful to learn some of the wedding terminology or lingo before you start meeting them.  That’s why we have compiled a huge, […]

bride and groom's wedding rings stacked and photographed from the top looking down at the engagement ring

July 3, 2020

YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION   Now that you have picked a date, your venue, and us to be your photographers, you can celebrate!  Those are some of the toughest decisions in the wedding planning process and you can cross them off your list!  YAY!!  Now onto the fun stuff…. like your ENGAGEMENT SESSION!   We include […]