Tips to Getting a Jumpstart on Planning Your Wedding

Getting a Jumpstart on Planning Your Big Day

He’s popped the question, (YAY!!!!) but now you’re left asking yourself, “What now?” “Where do I begin,” and “Who do I call first?”  Well, I’m here to help you get a jumpstart on planning your big day and give you some direction on where to start.

Choose Your Team

First, your bridal party will be your biggest supporters so get your team together and stack it full of all of your favorite people; people that you love and trust to help you along your way. Having a strong team means being able to delegate responsibilities to individuals that will help relieve the stress that is sure to be present during the entire planning process.
Budget

Before you can move on with your plans, you have to know what your budget is so a good place to start, once you have you have your support team in place, is to talk to your fiancé and those involved to decide what you have to spend. This will help you know what you can live without and what you can’t.


Hire Professionals

Next, hire professionals for all of your wedding needs. Book your wedding planner. Book your wedding videographer and then find yourself a wedding photographer that will help you feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera. Being a photographer myself, this is a BIG one! Everyone has that someone they know that “takes pictures” but we’re are talking about this BIGGEST. DAY. OF.  YOUR. LIFE! Trust me, find someone that is professional and so you are guaranteed to have your best moments captured and every minute documented.


Pick a date

Pick a few different dates that will work for you and your fiancé and go from there.  Be sure to be mindful of the time of year and what your family and friends will have going on in their lives’ so that everyone you want at your wedding will be able to attend without issue.

Wedding Colors

Choose those wedding colors.  Your wedding is all about you and who you are. You want it to be reflection of your tastes and preferences so, although, current color trends may be beautiful, find something you know you will love. Stay true to your style. Starting early with a color scheme allows you to be on the lookout for decor or items for your wedding while you are in the planning process.

Guest List

Lastly, work on that guest list.  This can be one of the biggest projects in the beginning of the wedding planning process but once it’s done will give you an idea of what wedding venues will accommodate all of your family and friends. A good estimate of who will be attending will help you find the perfect place to hold your wedding/reception.

I hope you found these tips to be helpful! If you need anything or have additional questions, you know who to call!

XOXOXO – Brooke

Salt Lake Temple Wedding | Ashley + Jared | Utah Wedding Photographer

Salt Lake Temple Wedding

Ashley and Jared started their gorgeous wedding day at the Salt Lake Temple and ended it celebrating becoming Mr. & Mrs. Stewart at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens with an outdoor reception. I didn’t think they could top their morning together on the temple grounds but then I saw their reception and it was every bit as magical. Congrats on starting you forever you two!

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Weddings can be full of stress but finding a photographer doesn’t have to be one more stressful thing on the list. Give me a call today and let me help you feel confident about crossing one more thing off that list!

 

XOXOXO – Brooke

Summer Salt Lake Temple Wedding | Brynne + Joseph | Utah Wedding Photographer

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Summer Salt Lake Temple Wedding

A Salt Lake Temple wedding is always so romantic. Especially, with incredible weather like this. It really can’t be beat! From the summer sun outside the Salt Lake Temple, to a beautiful reception in a rustic, mountain setting, Brynne and Joseph’s wedding day was the stuff dreams are made of. Brynne was beaming. Joseph was looking quite dapper in his suit, and the whole wedding party with the men in their pale pink ties and the bridesmaids in their navy floral dresses just brought the summer vibe to this day! I LOVED being a part of it! Congrats to this new Mr. &Mrs!

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Your wedding is your biggest day to date. Don’t let it get away without capturing all of your favorite moments.

Give me a holler today to schedule your wedding package.

XOXOXO – Brooke

Payson Temple | Kjiersten + James | Utah Wedding Photographer

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Payson Temple

I’m postive that Kjiersten and James smiled their entire wedding day! Their together forever began at the beautiful Payson Temple and ended with a night of dancing at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens. I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t get any better than a romantic garden reception. The setting was full of outdoor lighting above, music, a beautiful garden backdro with the sun setting in the background. The night was PERFECTION! As I watched Kjiersten and James become husband and wife for time and all eternity, I couldn’t help but think of how grateful I was that I could be a part of their wedding day.

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Don’t miss a moment from your wedding day! Call me to schedule your wedding day package today!

 

XOXOXO – Brooke

Wedding Hair and Makeup | Why You Should Hire a Professional

Salt Flats Bridals | Brooke Bakken | Utah Wedding Photographer

Why You WANT a Hair and Makeup Artist For Your Wedding

Your big day is around the corner and if you’ve been wondering whether or not to hire a professional hair and makeup artist, I’m here to tell you, YES!  You have expectations of your day, right? Like, I don’t know… say, looking your best! Now you may be thinking, I’ve already paid for so many other wedding day services, are you sure I need one? Again, I say, YES! Whether you choose to have one for engagements, bridals, and wedding day, or all of the above, here are a few things to consider in deciding to hire your own. Believe me, you won’t ever regret having a Hair and Makeup Artist (HMUA) there for you on such a big day!

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Wedding Makeup

Back to the expectations you have for your day. You’re paying a professional photographer to capture you at your best so why not have a professional make you look your best?! You need to find that someone who has the talent to bring out your natural beauty and keep you looking flawless and radiant on your wedding day. This is a photographers dream! Even the slightest bit of high quality foundation applied by a professional, that sees your natural beauty and then magnifies it, means getting you photo ready in a way that will make your best features pop. Think about getting that close up that could potentially reflect high definition pores, redness, and other imperfections. I mean, I CAN edit you to look fabulous. That is part of what you’re paying your photographer for. I’m just saying, a little makeup can go a long way when it comes to being in front of a camera. Let your wedding day hair and makeup artist do what they do best and let them help you look and feel your best!

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Wedding Hair

We’ve covered the importance of makeup but what about hair?  You do your own every day so why would your wedding day be any different? Well, ever woken up to a bad hair day? The last thing you want on your wedding day is a BAD hair day! Think about it. Do you want the added stress of trying to get that last piece of hair to curl when it’s got a mind of it’s own? Don’t even get me started on what I call the frizz halo that occasionally sneaks up as the day goes on.  A professional hairstylist will have all the products and know-how in their arsenal of hair tools to get your hair looking it’s best and finishing it in a way that is sure to last all day and even all night long. However, don’t settle for just anyone that can do a “wedding up-do.”  You want to find a stylist that will work with you and your ideas while staying true to you.  If you never wear your hair up then don’t get talked in to a fancy up do. A good wedding day hair and makeup artist will keep your look natural and in line with you and what you like.

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Take Time To Feel Beautiful

Having a flawless and radiant face, and keeping your hair in place doing what it should, is clearly a must for your wedding day and photos but I haven’t mentioned to you my personal favorite of hiring a wedding HMUA; the pampering. We all know that weddings are stressful and there is a seemingly never ending list to get ready.  Adding one more thing like doing your own makeup or hair may seem fine but think about how AMAZING it would be to take some time for yourself while you sit and be pampered.  You don’t want to show up for any photo session frazzled from rushing through your own makeup and hair routine.  Take some time to sit and have the professionals take care of you.  I promise you it will help you get relaxed and ready to show your beautiful self off! Like I said, you won’t ever regret hiring a hair and makeup artist  for your wedding day or photos.  It’s your time of life to look beautiful. You’re ready for that next big step in life so go ahead and show off that beautiful person you are!

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Take a look at some of my favorite artists below.

 

KL Artistry

Sly Beauty

Lindsay Lee

Maria Hannifin

Brynne Thomas

Julia Price

 

XOXOXO – Brooke

Romantic Spring Pastel Wedding | Ashley+ Tyler | Utah Wedding Photographer

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Romantic Spring Pastel Wedding

The Salt Lake Temple and it’s grounds known as Temple Square are beautifully romantic in and of itself but add to it spring with it’s trees in bloom and flowers everywhere you look and you’ve got wedding day PARADISE! Ashley and Tyler’s wedding day was as close to perfection as you can get. The pastel colors they chose for their wedding were soft and inviting and created a welcoming and subtle feeling of love and togetherness. I wanted to sit on that velvet sofa and watch the smiles all night long. And who can say they were carted away at the end of their reception in a golf cart?! That’s the way to make an exit!

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You won’t want to forget a single thing from your wedding day. Let me capture every memory of the start of your forever. Call me today!!!

XOXOXO – Brooke

Little Sahara Sand Dunes | Bri + Brady | Utah Wedding Photographer

Bride and groom at sunset | Brooke Bakken | Utah Wedding Photographer

Little Sahara Sand Dunes

The sunset over the sandy hills of the Little Sahara Sand Dunes wasn’t the only thing shining on Bri and Brady’s wedding day. The two of them were both glowing! I guess when you add the excitement of a bridal session turned elopement that happens. Their wedding was beautiful, intimate and the sandy setting was perfect.  Lucky for me this is now the 2nd elopement I have been able to be a part of and shoot and let me tell you they DO NOT disappoint!

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The Elopement

The first elopement I shot, I was able to travel to Maui with my BFF Kaitlin and shoot with her on the beach. However, this was one of my very own and when Bri asked if I would be ok with them tying the knot at their “Bridal/First Look” session, I squealed with delight! Elopements aren’t all too common where I live, but holy smokes I am seriously HOOKED! The intimate setting, the promises made true in heart, and the ability to choose just about anywhere to tie the knot, leaves me feeling so incredibly inspired. I hope this won’t be the last time I get to shoot a gorgeous elopement! 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If you’re looking for a location for bridals, or even your wedding,  than the Little Sahara sand dunes in Utah won’t disappoint. Give me a call today to schedule your session.

XOXOXO – Brooke

Destination Wedding: 5 Things You Need To Know To Plan Your Own

Husband and wife | Brooke Bakken | Destination Wedding Photographer

Your Destination Wedding

When it comes to planning your destination wedding, you don’t want to miss these 5 must read ideas that will make planning your perfect day a breeze!  Did any of you just picture yourself standing at your beach side wedding when I said breeze? That tropical reference wasn’t completely unintended. It’s your day and you want it to be a picture perfect resemblance of what those expectations are floating around in your head. Well, I’m here to help. Follow these 5 tips to make your destination wedding planning run smoothly, in turn, making your destination wedding day exactly what you want it to be.Beach wedding destination | Brooke Bakken | Destination Wedding Photographer

Location

First up, let’s talk about the location. When selecting a destination make it a place that is meaningful to the two of you or somewhere you have always wanted to go. You want to make it mean something!!!  It will become part of your love story, if it isn’t already. It can be a reflection of who your both are and what you love. Let it add to your wedding day while you soak up the experience of having all of your closest loved ones surrounding you in your hand picked paradise.

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Hire Professionals (Photographers/Videographers)

This is a big one in my book. You’ve traveled all this way, the last thing you want is to be stuck with a resort photographer that you don’t love. The location you choose might not always have a photographer/videographer that is going to give you what you want so it’s ABSOLUTELY okay to bring your own photographer along.  You want someone that you are comfortable with that you KNOW will capture you and your day just they way you want to remember it forever.

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Guests

Your guests love you enough to join you at your destination so this is a biggie! Be sure to consider your guest traveling time and accommodations in relation to the venue. I always like to say to stay within a 10 minute radius of the venue. You will want all of your friends and family close. The last thing you want to have happen is to have them stuck clear across town. Also, keep in mind the time of year when selecting a date for your destination wedding. Keep in mind holidays, school breaks and other events your guests may be faced with in joining you at tyour destination.

 

 

Less is More

First and foremost, a destination wedding is about YOU and the commitment you are making!! Believe me, you don’t need to be worrying about  fancy centerpieces or having a fancy ballroom with high floral centerpieces that make a statement. You are the statement!  And the destination is complimenting it. Don’t be afraid to stick with local flowers, fruit, and food. In this Tulum, Mexico destination wedding, pineapples were used for centerpieces which created a complement to the surroundings. The atmosphere stayed consistent to the location with colorful chairs that the venue had on hand. Not to mention, desert florals are easy to buy in the local market and create interest while keeping with the destination being the theme.

Bride and Groom kiss on beach | Brooke Bakken | Destination Wedding Photographer

Hire a Planner

Here’s another one, you need to trust me on. You need a professional by your side to take care of any issues that happen if and when things go wrong at the last minute. I don’t want you to even lift a finger on your wedding day!!!  If you don’t have a planner that accompanies you to the location then make sure the venue has a killer on site wedding coordinator.  You want that person by your side to answer questions while you focus on your day!

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VIVA LA MEXICO!!!

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Now that you have all the tips to planning the destination wedding of your dreams, make sure your hire a professional to capture every moment and detail of your day. It just so happens that I know a good one you can call. 😉 😉

XOXOXO – Brooke

 

 

 

Spring Provo City Center Temple Wedding | Katie + Sean | Utah Wedding Photography

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Spring Provo City Center Temple Wedding

Maybe I’m still on a lovers getaway high from being in SF with my stud muffin that’s making me see these photos in a new light or maybe Katie and Sean just always looked this AH-MAZING and in love! It was a beautiful spring day at the Provo City Center Temple the day these two started their forever together.  I love how the smiling never stops on wedding days, from the moment the bride and groom see each other to the second they leave the reception, hand in hand. I gotta say, that part of my job sure doesn’t disappoint. With tulips in bloom and blossoms on the trees, all the things were perfection for Katie and Sean’s wedding day. And wait until you see their venue for the reception, Wadley Farms…BEAUTIFUL!!

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Call me today to book your wedding package. I would LOVE to capture your wedding day story!!

 

XOXOXO – Brooke

May Wedding at The Salt Lake Temple | Baylee + Birch | Utah Wedding Photography

Salt Lake Temple Wedding | Brooke Bakken | Utah Wedding Photographer

Salt Lake Temple

Does the warm weather not bring with it this feeling that love is all around? Temple Square and the Salt Lake Temple is full of couples this time of year and I swear there are just love ballads playing on repeat through my head every time I go down there. It’s like a wedding video soundtrack on repeat! Anywho, way off subject here, but I’m not kidding, this time of year and this location is beautiful for a late spring/early summer wedding. Baylee and Birch were beaming and looking beautiful as they started their eternity together and the Salt Lake Temple looks extraordinarily beautiful this time of year too!

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Bride’s Favorite Moment

On such an important day how do you pick a favorite? Baylee decided on her favorite being that she felt so much love from her new husband, their families, all of their friends, and everyone who came to the reception to support them and show their love.  And, of course, to all those that spread the love through all of their help with everything.  It was pretty dang neat to see how loved they are by so many people!

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Groom’s Favorite Moment

Birch was in the same predicament with plenty of memorable moments but what topped his list was saying “I do.”

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What They Want to Remember Most

They both agreed that what they want to always remember most it that first dance they had together and  the words of the song! I know your curiosity just peaked! I had to go look up these lyrics again to see what they spent their first dance listening to. They danced to Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran and loved every second of dancing and singing to each other.

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The Honeymoon

If being newlyweds isn’t  paradise enough, these too ran away with each other and honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii. Awwww, how BEAUTIFUL!!! You know I am a beach girl myself.

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Favorite From the Honeymoon

The two watched the sunset on the beach one night then the next morning they woke up at 3:00 am to drive to the top of the dormant volcano, Haleakala, to watch the sunrise. Sounds like quite the adventure!!  I’m sure it was SOOOO pretty!!

The Gifts

After all the gifts are opened and you feel so loved by so many, you start thinking about thank you  notes and how you’re going to tell so many people thanks. Well, someone gave these two a book of stamps and an iTunes gift card to help them through the thank you note writing process. Not completely unique, but different and definitely helpful!

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Don’t let the memories of your wedding day ever slip away. Book your wedding package today.

XOXOXO – Brooke

 

VENDORS:

DRESS | Bridal Expressions. Allure

SUIT/TUX | Formed Fit

PLANNER/COORDINATOR | Ali Fenlon, Owner

VENUE | Noah’s Events

FLORIST | Poppy and Bloom floristry

CAKE | Kimberly Fluhrer Riddle

ETSY |Love cake topper, by Better Off Wed Shop

MAKE-UP | Erin Elkington, Instagram – @beautybyerinelk

OTHER | Baylee, herself. She made the marquee “LOVE” sign and her friend and herself made the wood signs.