April 2018 - Greg Moss Photography - Archive
One of the best things you can do to enjoy your wedding day is nearly impossible. Sleep.
This super important beauty sleep escapes most brides not only the night before the big day, but also the entire week. With so much to do and so little time, it’s not surprising that the magical mix of stress and excitement is a perfect caffeine cocktail.
If you want to wake up on the right side of the bed the morning of your wedding day, here are a few tips on how to fall asleep when you’re having trouble.
1. Make a list
You’re doing this already in your mind, so why not put it on paper? Writing it down takes the responsibility off of your brain and puts it on paper, giving your poor head a break and the opportunity to relax. Keep a pen a paper by your bed. Pen and paper, not your phone. Even if you open your phone to jot down notes, you’ll likely end up getting distracted.
2. Do Not Disturb
Speaking of your phone, either turn it off or silence notifications. I like the Do Not Disturb feature on mine. In addition, try to limit night phone activity to before you get in bed. I know we all look at our phones in bed, but this week, break up the cycle to get to sleep faster.
One of the easiest things you can do when you’re lying down is breathe. I use this trick when I am meditating and it allows for the stress to melt away and to focus on your breath. Simply take three, deep breathes in a row, holding them at the top, and slowly exhaling. This will send messages to your brain that it’s time for a snooze.
4. Go Natural
I get that you’re likely doing all of these things and are hoping for some chemical aid. Skip the wine, because while wine makes you sleepy, it doesn’t lead to a solid night’s rest. Instead, try an all herbal, non-addictive solution like SomaLunex or Valerian Root that adds a little muscle relaxing as well. Both will help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
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Chloe and Anthony Red Barn Wedding Photography in Amherst, Ma.
I have another amazing wedding for you here on the blog! Let’s hear about their amazing details from Chloe herself and learn more about The Red Barn Wedding Photography.
Grow old with you -Adam Sandler
We met while attending my sister’s college field hockey game. Anthony and Ashley had become friends while in class and she invited him to watch her game. Anthony sat with my mom and I, barely speaking while we cheered at the top of our lungs. While I taught him the sport, he fell in love.
On a warm Wednesday morning we woke up to catch the sunset on Folly Beach, SC near our new southern home in Charleston. We walked along the beach and once the sun rose, Chloe turned to walk to the car, but instead Anthony was there on one knee proposing.
Chloe’s: walking into the ceremony! Anthony’s: seeing Chloe smile at the alter
Phenomenal! From our engagement photos in Charleston to the very last moment on the dance floor at The Red Barn, we could not have imagined a more perfect day!
Haste makes waste- think through each stage of wedding planning as a couple. It’s a perfect day when you’re both the happiest you’ll ever be.
Find a photographer who shares your vision in your day. One who listens to your story and is capable of capturing your dream with you.
I found my dress at Pearl Bridal in Holyoke, MA. I had shopped four other salons already but had a great feeling about this day. After trying on three dresses which weren’t perfect for me, my mom watched another bride try on a dress. She said I HAD to try it on. That was it! The perfect fit, shine and exactly opposite of what I thought I wanted to my wedding day!
It was nothing short of perfect! You were everywhere all at once! There wasn’t a moment you didn’t capture in our photos- from my prep at my Aunt and Uncle’s home, to the gentleman relaxing outside the barn, all the way to the very last dance with our guests! I never felt pressured into a photo, poses were natural and you made it look effortless.
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