Real Weddings: Victoria and Peter

By |September 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Tom Nicol Photography College sweethearts Victoria and Peter tied the knot a few short months ago after the challenge of long-distance planning. Read on to see how they created the Geneva wedding of their dreams! Hi, Geneva Brides! I’m so happy to share a bit about our special day with you. My husband and I

How to Entertain Guests through Your First Dance

By |September 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Looking to spice up your first dance? While it helps to have some dancing background, anyone can learn basic moves to give their first dance some flair. If you and your partner are up for it, adding in some more upbeat, contemporary songs will engage your guests and encourage them to have their own dance

Choosing Wedding Music: Where Do I Begin?

By |August 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Photo by Kelly Vanderploeg Photography Traditional or trendy? Upbeat or ambient? Deciding the perfect music to accompany your ceremony, dinner, and reception can be daunting. Luckily, our very own Music by Design has kindly created and posted full playlists for every occasion on their website. From songs for the cake cutting to the garter toss,

Classic Songs for Your Entire Wedding

By |August 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Photo by Tom Nicol Photography Music sets the mood for any occasion, which is particularly important on your wedding day. While new and trendy songs are fun, there are certain songs that will never go out of style. Below we’ve listed five classic songs for the ceremony, dinner, and reception that won’t fail to entertain

Why Having a Wedding DJ Is So Important

By |August 10th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Music is a vital component of keeping guests entertained at your wedding. If you prefer a specific style of music and fear that a DJ will not abide by your rules, it can be tempting to create your own playlist and call it a day; but before you go crazy on Spotify, let us explain

Fresh First Dance Songs

By |August 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Photo by Tom Nicol Photography Ah, the first dance: The first moment post-ceremony that you and your new spouse can spare some time between the hectic agenda of your wedding day to stare into each other’s eyes and appreciate the relationship you’ve established. It’s no surprise that you feel the need to have a perfect

Communicating With Your Photographer

By |July 25th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kelly Vanderploeg Photography Believe it or not, your magical day will quickly pass and the stresses of planning will begin to subside. Now all you can think of is getting your hands on the tangible proof of your wedding day—the photos! Having a conversation regarding certain topics with your photographer before your big day will

Behind the Lens

By |July 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Time flies when you’re busy planning! As fall wedding season nears, it’s important to know that you have a talented photographer who can capture your perfect day. We are thrilled to have three professional photographers who consistently produce high-quality content. Get to know Geneva Bride’s photographers and view some of their stunning autumn engagement and

Suffering from Planning Fatigue? Take a Romantic Time Out Together

By |July 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Photo by Tom Nicol Photography By Sally Keys, contributing author Your forthcoming wedding is one of the most important events of your life. Chances are, you have heard that phrase about 100 times, and while you know the truth of it, it can get just a little wearing after a while. If this sounds familiar

Moments Captured: Everything You Need Photographed on Your Wedding Day

By |July 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

All photography by Kelly Vanderploeg Photography The presence of a professional photographer at your wedding is essential for capturing the essence of your special day. After all, photos are one of the only ways to transcend time and recall the emotions felt on your big day. So how can you be sure that your photographer

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