pink rose with large diamond engagement ring in center

March 15, 2021

You Just Got Engaged, Now What?   He proposed and you said “yes”!!. Now what?  First of all, congratulations on your recent engagement and upcoming wedding! We have compiled a list of 11 things that will help you figure out what to do when so you can enjoy every minute of the wedding planning process. […]

bride and groom outside of chapel

February 25, 2021

Location, Location, Location   A huge part of the planning process is to secure the location for the ceremony and the reception.  But how to you narrow the many options down to just a few?  Location is everything!  You have heard it from the real estate world for many years.  Location, Location, Location… The same […]

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 […]

February 22, 2021

Wedding Planning Tips   When a woman is proposed to, her heart skips a beat and she can’t wait to show friends and family the new addition to her hand.  Naturally her next thought is, “I have to get started planning…I don’t have much time!”  Bella Lumiere Photography is going to help you simplify the […]

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 […]

bride and groom's car with just married written on the back window

February 18, 2021

How does Bella Lumiere Photography prepare for your upcoming wedding day?   Step One: The Consultation For us, the wedding day preparation begins long before the week of your wedding.  Our first step is to get to know more about you and your wedding plans.  If you and your fiancé live around the Wilmington, NC […]

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.  […]