Flower Power and more…

Personally, this Kentucky girl loves many different flowers and plants, with their different textures, colors and shapes. I am amazed at what God has given us. Some of these Kentucky weddings that I have been fortunate enough to photograph have blown my mind with the creativity of the decorum. From boutonnieres, bouquets to table toppers and door hangings. The options are many.

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However, where do you start? What colors do you want? What mood are you setting? These may be questions your florists might ask you on your first meeting.

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The research shows that a good place to start is a color palette. I liked Pantone’s website to find color schemes that might help you. You pick a color and they will pick other colors that blend or match.

They have another website that is specifically made for events you may want to plan.     http://www.dessy.com

Here are 3 main starting points that http://www.Bridalguide.com has for brides and grooms who want that perfect look:

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  1. Budget- Most brides and grooms allow 3% of their total budget for flowers and decor. It’s okay if you don’t have much to spend most floral designers can work with your allotted budget.
  2. Numbers – Determine quantities of bridesmaids and groomsmen in the wedding party, as well as, how many family members are in need of flowers. Don’t forget to add in the flowers you will decorate with.  This will help in determining which flowers you will get due to costs.
  3. Your style – First, find out what general look you want, romantic, lavish, simple, crafty, etc… Gather photographs of floral designs you like as well as colors. The color scheme should play off the bridesmaids dresses, invitations or the interior of the reception space.

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Various hues of pink was a theme throughout this wedding and reception.   

Whenever choosing your flowers or decorations remember textures, size, colors and the season of your wedding. Check out websites like Pinterest.com, http://www.brides.com, or http://www.weddingwire.com

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Happy Decorating!!

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What Matters To You?

I have asked this before to couples when they are having a hard time deciding on what to do, when planning their wedding… What Matters To You? What is your style? What do you and your fiance’ love about each other?

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Do you like walks in a park? Do you like the great outdoors? Or do you like to stay in and watch a movie? Would you rather stay up late or get up early?

What is it that makes you attracted to each other? These are questions that sometimes help a couple decide on what kind of wedding they want.

A big party atmosphere or a slow romantic wedding/reception. Maybe a little of both. Romance isn’t necessarily boring and party atmosphere doesn’t have to exclude romance. However, think about how you want to incorporate each into your big day.

Find your colors, find your dj or band, find a wedding coordinator, find a caterer, find a florist and tell them. Tell them your passions, tell them your wishes and see what transpires from those conversations. You dictate to them your desires. Don’t let them dictate to you what they want. Then and only then will you get the perfect day for you and your fiance’.

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Some Real Wedding Favorites

Everything I show you all in photographs are real wedding photos. What does that mean? Well it means it is NOT a model shoot or a FAKE wedding recreation. I think there have been a couple of times that I have done model shoots but I have been honest with you and told you that they were.

I truly believe in being honest with you and showing you the actual weddings I have photographed so you can get an idea of style and purpose of my photographs. I strive to make each wedding unique and fun. Each couple to me has a different personality and flare. When searching for a #weddingphotographer do you want your photos to look like the ones you see on a website or do you want something unique and stylish to fit your personality. Here are a few sneak peek photos, of the couples, for my September, 2018 brides and grooms.

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September 8, 2018 Julie Hering and @Philip Meade (both above and below) In @Lexington, Ky photos and reception @SignatureClub Wedding ceremony held @Crestwood Christian Church

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September 22, 2018 @Jennesy McConnell and @James Tsimekles (below)

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@St.Mary’s in @NewAlbany, Indiana. Reception @theCalumetClub (above and below)

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@Michelle Mattingly and @Trey Spalding (below)

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Wedding and reception on a farm @Howardstown, Ky

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Howardstown is near @New Haven, Ky and near @Bardstown

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Where Do You Start With Planning Your Wedding?

Many people I have met through the years have told me, “I don’t even know where to start” (when planning a wedding). There are so many things to do. Choosing a date, picking a venue, choosing colors, choosing who will be in the wedding, and then there are all the different vendors.  Photographer, videographer, caterer, planner, florist, etc… Oh my!!

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Well here is what many people do when starting to plan their wedding.

I always use the ole journalism questions! Who?, What?, When? and Where?

1. Who? You know who is getting married, but do you have a guess (just an estimate) of how many you will invite? Later on you will get down to the nitty gritty as to exact numbers. But, you can guess approximately how many you’ll invite and get a round figure.

2. When? Date – Pick a date that means something. It could be, just the fact you want to have a summer wedding or you want a date that you and your fiance’ met. Whatever the reason this helps to go forward in your planning. NOTE:  I have seen some have 2 different dates as to have a bit more flexibility for their vendors.

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3. Where? Venue: Choose a venue that you know is right for you and your fiance’ There are many beautiful venues but don’t get caught up with just beauty. Think about the seating arrangements, think about the way the day will play out in your head, as far as, how everyone, in the wedding party, will be getting dressed. Also if you’re on a tight budget think about how much the cost is to decorate the place.

4. What? What is the most important vendors to you and your fiance’:

Wedding coordinator, photographer, videographer, baker, caterer, bartender, dress shop, tuxedo rental, hair dresser, makeup artist etc… Decide on what will last forever and go from there.

Most people usually think of the photographer next. Why, because photography lasts forever. It is something that you will have to look back on and show off to others for years to come. It will bring up memories of how you felt that day. So don’t skimp on things that mean a lot to you.

Always remember, if you get a little nervous or anxious, this wedding will happen as long as you and your fiance’ can say ‘I Do’ !

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Did You Know???

Did you know Patricia has a Facebook page that gives Friday tips every Friday?

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Did you know Patricia has this blog that comes out every Wednesday, gives out ideas and answers common questions along with shows you weddings I have photographed?

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Did you know that my http://www.Patricialongmirephotography.com website shows off photo galleries of real weddings along with some of Patricia’s favorite photos?

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Did you know that Patricia only posts real wedding photographs (unless otherwise stated)?

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Did you know that Patricia is based out of Bardstown but she goes all over the country for weddings and corporate photography?

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Did you know that Patricia is an award winning photographer both in photojournalism and the wedding world?

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Oh and did you know Patricia wants you to give some feedback on all her social media as well as this blog?

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Did you know that Patricia cares about you and how your wedding photography turns out?

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Lexington and Versailles Kentucky Venues

Lexington/Versailles area is a beautiful place with many wonderful venues. I have been blessed to be able to photograph many of these venues for years. Lexington has a laid back attitude that has both southern laid back charm but yet is progressive. Known for horses, University of Kentucky and sweet charm, Lexington is the second largest city in Kentucky.

The 2 venues above and below are @Fasig-Tipton and the @Griffin Gate Marriott.

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Lexington has a vibrancy like no other. But so does Versailles….

The above photos are are taken in @Versailles Kentucky @Kentucky Castle and @Polo Fields at Saxony Farm #saxonyfarm

Around Versailles you can let your eyes dance on the rolling hills, as horses run around playfully. Take your shoes off and run in the open fields of lush #bluegrass, feeling like a kid again. Let the golden ceilings of the romantic buildings honor your royalty from within. This area of Kentucky encapsulates all these feelings and more.

So if you’re planning a wedding think about this bluegrass region of Kentucky. I don’t think it will disappoint.

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Oh I Love… The Look

You’ve seen it. THE LOOK! That look in his eye that says wow I am the luckiest man alive.

These looks are priceless. He looks at her for the first time in her wedding gown, either on their first look (reveal) or her walking down that aisle. He sees her and his breath is taken from him. Patricia has seen men shake, cry, smile, say things like OH MY, wow, Holy Cow at their beloved. This moment is special. It is not for the faint of heart. It is a connection that God gave them.

Sometimes she is overcome with emotion as well. Sometimes both are beside themselves. It is a wonderful thing to witness and you bet Patricia will be there to capture it.

Don’t let just anyone take your photos and miss an important moment. Let Patricia Longmire Photography do it. Call her: 502-348-2300

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