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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.

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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.

3. Breathe

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.

 

SWEET DREAMS!

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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.
Here are some of the amazing wedding professionals that helped make Chloe and Anthony’s wedding day:
Celebrant – Karen Wiemokly (Amherst, Ma)
Transportation- Valet Park of America
Men’s attire- Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid attire- David’s Bridal
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Lord Jeffery Inn Wedding Photography with Theresa and Jeff.

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have a most amazing couple Theresa and Jeff and some more Lord Jeffery Inn wedding photography.

Now let’s hear about the day from the bride herself!

We met in middle school, then we went to different high schools, lived our own lives without contact, then 12 years later we were both living in Florida. We decided to have dinner to catch up..the rest is history!
Under the Golden Gate Bridge on the Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye.
Saying I do and having all my friends and family in one building
What advice would you offer to other couples planning a wedding
Take your time. We took two years to plan and it was not stressful at all
What photography-related advice would you offer to a couple?
Get a photo album to look back on and get a photobooth.
Any tips on how to prepare for the wedding photos?
Get your makeup done the day you meet with the photographer so he can take a picture of you. That way you will know if you need more/less makeup for your wedding day.
Any tips that you have about preparing your wedding party for the photos? What did you tell them, how did you get them to cooperate, what did you do or what would you have done differently?
The adults were fine, the kids in the wedding party however was a different story. Make sure you bring someone along that is not in your wedding party to help out with the kids.

The Lord Jeffery Inn was absolutely amazing! Also, I used David from Floral Illusions who was amazing with my FAKE wedding flowers – you would never know they were not real!
Here are a few other Awesome Vendors that made Theresa and Jeff’s day so amazing!
Janet Hughes, The Hair Force – Hair
Lauren Bailey from Glamorous Massacre Makeup
Now let’s see some Lord Jeffery Inn Wedding Photography
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Hadley Farms Meeting House Wedding Photography with Ashley and Joe

Hi guys welcome back to the blog where I have another wonderful wedding from a local wedding venue Hadley Farms Meeting House. 

For more information about Hadley Farms Meeting House Wedding Photography make sure to contact Brenda Lee by clicking this link.

Let’s hear from Ashley some of the details of the wedding.

We met in October of 2006. Ashley was a sophomore and Joe was a freshman at Chicopee High School. We met at Friday night football game at Szot Park in Chicopee through mutual friends. Most of our communication took place through AIM (now extinct!!) because we didn’t have any classes together. We started dating on December 9, 2006 and have been inseparable ever since.

We had just purchased our first home together on November 28 of 2016. Little did Ashley know, Joe had been planning to propose from that moment. It was on December 11, 2017 that he popped the question. Joe had planned to do it two nights prior, but Ashley was just not cooperating; she had other plans for the weekend and kept Joe on his toes, even forcing him to take the ring with him to Walmart! Finally, on Sunday night, right before his hockey game, Joe told Ashley to be quiet for just a minute (she hadn’t stopped all weekend!). He got down on one knee in the middle of the kitchen and asked Ashley to marry him. To his and her surprise (Ashley had no idea this was going to happen!), Ashley said ‘Thank You!’. She was so shocked she forgot to say Yes!! After the excitement and Joe asking again, she finally said ‘Yes”.

Stay organized and in touch with everyone involved. You’d be surprised who wants to/ is willing to help with anything to plan your big day.

Find someone you’re comfortable with!! You want to enjoy the day without having to worry about capturing memories on your own, so make sure the photographer you decide on knows what you want and are willing to do it. Greg was amazing!!
Cakes by Amanda- 16 Cat Alley, Barre, MA 01005; (978) 257-4136; https://www.facebook.com/CustomCakesbyAmanda/ -Flavors: Chocolate and Vanilla marble cake with a ‘tuxedo filling’—chocolate ganache and cream cheese with delicious cream cheese frosting. -The cake was the best we’ve ever tasted! It literally melted in your mouth! The design was simple, but went along with our theme perfectly. Amanda customized one tier to look like a white birch tree (our theme) with our initials carved in. The other tiers were whimsical ruffles to give depth, but simplicity to not take away from the focus of the birch tier.
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AMAZING!! You were so easy going and relaxed. It made the experience so easy for us. We aren’t ones that like to pose for photos, but you made it feel natural, like we didn’t need to pose. We were able to be ourselves without feeling uncomfortable.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. In the end, the day is about your relationship and becoming husband and wife. Make sure you enjoy the entire process and communicate with one another the entire time!
A few other wedding professionals that made their day go so smoothly.
A big thank you to Lesley Arak for additional coverage
Now let’s check out some Hadley Farms Meeting House Wedding Photography!
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