Personalizing Your Engagement Photos
Engagement photos can be a lot of fun and one of the best parts of getting married. It is your chance to get photos that truly reflect who you are everyday. It is also a chance to get familiar with your wedding photographer and with being in front of the camera so that you are ready to rock during photos on your big day. Read More
When you’re looking for the right photographers for your wedding, it’s all about style and personality. Photography is an art, sometimes it can be a little generic, and sometimes is it a little further out there than you prefer. It’s important to know what you like, and find someone who’s style meshes with yours. Read More
To See or Not to See
Tradition is very clear that the groom shouldn’t see the bride before the ceremony on the day of the wedding. Of course, many couples today just aren’t that traditional. If you count yourself among the less traditional, or if you’re trying to figure out how to fit all the pictures you want into the time you have without completely missing your own reception, here’s a new idea to consider. Read More
Boys and Girls
If the photographer is recording the bride’s arrival at the church, who is going to get that special shot of the groom while his mom helps him get his tie just right?
If the photographer whose work and style you just love is a man, are you going to be comfortable having him shoot all those silly pre-ceremony moments while you and your bridesmaids are dressing? Read More
How About a Test Run?
When you interview the caterer and the baker, you get to taste samples of their products to help you make your choice. When you are choosing the DJ, you talk about play lists of music that you know and love so you’ll know what to expect. Read More
Kristen and Randy’s Wedding
Randy and Kristen are the type of clients you dream about. The ones who are full of personality and spunk. The ones who are inspiring. The ones who come to see their images and cry at the slideshow. Their images are candid, artistic and emotional because they are so much in love….
Jessie and Dan’s Wedding
Dan and Jessie first saw each other casually a few times while in Oklahoma, but became a couple after Jessie moved back east to Maryland. The two kept in touch via email and in December, Dan proposed they meet in New Orleans for a long weekend. It was sure to be unforgettable, as Jessie had never been there. They stayed at the Royal Inn, a B&B (Bed and Beverage) just outside the Quarter, and for the next three days, Dan and Jessie took it all in — the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Big Easy.
Helenka & Rami’s Wedding
Ever After Visuals is a mother-daughter wedding photography team, who specialize in wedding photojournalism in Virginia, DC and Maryland. Mindy and Joriana also do engagement photography, destination weddings, destination wedding, day after wedding photography, trash the dress, family portraits, lifestyle portrait.
It was a gorgeous day. She glided up slowly behind him and pecked him on the shoulder. He had been waiting for her … he could only imagine how beautiful she looked. When he turned around, he was even more blown away than he ever thought. She was stunning. This beautiful woman, both inside and out, Helenka, stood before Rami, just moments before they would become man and wife — a bond that would last for the rest of their days.
Rami and Helenka’s wedding day matched the same passion and love that was shared by their families. That was shared when they first met each other. It was described as “love at first skype”. At that time Rami was in Afghanistan and they had to wait three months to officially meet each other. But when they did, they knew that they were right for each other.
Mindy and Joriana feel that without great coordination, these images would not be possible, so they would also like to give a special thanks to Myrna Grossman at For All Occasions! She made sure Rami and Helenka’s day went PERFECTLY! Even down to the final touch of how many candles there were on each table at their reception — everything fell into place. It took a lot of planning and effort on her part, but the entire event looked seamless. At Ever After Visuals, we love working with wedding planners who make our job easy!
Take a peek at some of the images Ever After Visuals was able to capture from Rami and Helenka’s wedding.
Wedding Planner: Myrna Grossman
Photographer: Ever After Visuals
Ceremony: Hyatt Dulles
Reception: Hyatt Dulles
DJ: Bobby G’s Disc Jockeys
Florist: Growing Wild Floral
Cake: Clarendon Ballroom
Bridal Gown: Blush Bridal Boutique
Hair Stylist: Bellini Beauty
Makeup Artist: Bellini Beauty
For all your wedding planning questions or event services, The Bliss Collection is your source for Northern Virginia’s finest wedding professionals.
Bliss Collection Honors: Washingtonian Bride and Groom
The members of The Bliss Collection are always so proud when other hard working members are acknowledged for their excellence!
Washingtonian Bride and Groom has listed some of our beloved members in its latest issue! Why exactly is this an important honor?
According to wedding planner Myrna Hyman, “I found out that one finds themselves on this list based on votes from colleagues in the industry, which I think is pretty special.”
Miles Stiebel of MSE productions added ” MSE Productions is listed in the most recent 2012 Washingtonian Bride & Groom under Music & Entertainment. MSE Productions has been recommended by the Washingtonian as “One of the Best” for over ten years. This publication has become a fabulous resource for brides and grooms planning their wedding.”
So…which members of The Bliss Collection were listed?
More Bliss Collection Honors: Wedding Wire’s “Best Of” List
Great news, Bliss Collection members! Sooo many of us were listed on yet another prestigious list: Wedding Wire’s Best Of!
Susan Smith was listed under the category of Wedding Planners.
Myrna Hyman was listed under the category of Wedding Planners.
Kristi Odom was listed under the category of Photographers.
Kelsey Thompson was listed under the category of Photographers.
Jeanna Hilton of Stonewall Golf Club was listed under the category of Venues.
Miles Stiebel was listed under the category of Music and Entertainment.
Jessica Piscitelli was listed under the category of Videographer.
Congratulations to everyone! This is an awesome honor!