Real Weddings: Rachel and Steve

Photo by Kelly Vanderploeg Photography After meeting one another in Atlanta, Rachel and Steve decided to uproot, move to Chicago, and tie the knot in the one and only Geneva -- what a great place to celebrate the beginning of their lives together! Check out the details on their picture-perfect Geneva Wedding below! Steve and

Announcing the 2018 Geneva Wedding Walk!

Tom Nicol Photography As the seasons change, and engagements/wedding plans ensue, it’s time to officially announce the date of Geneva Bride’s annual event, the Geneva Wedding Walk! Drum roll please . . . . Next year’s wedding walk will be on Sunday, March 4, 2018! For those of you hearing about the Geneva Wedding Walk

5 Tips for Couples Buying Engagement Rings

Photo by Kelly Vanderploeg Photography With the holidays rapidly approaching we here at Geneva Bride are also ushering in another big, celebratory season … ENGAGEMENTS! Engagement Season, or, the period just before Thanksgiving until just after Valentine’s Day, is upon us. We love this time of year. It’s impossible not to get caught up in

Real Weddings: Teri and Bryan

Photography by Elite Photo This past June, Geneva bride Teri married her prince charming, Bryan, and had the fairytale wedding to match. Check out her very heartwarming story below! It is an honor to share my family’s Geneva wedding with you, and I wish you much happiness as you plan your own weddings! Nine years

Simple Travel Quotes for Couples

Kelly Vanderploeg Photography Travelling with a significant other is truly magical; being able to discover new parts of the world and new cultures together allows the two of you to reflect on your own lives. It can be intimidating at certain times, but remember to keep an open mind and travelling will be one of

Real Weddings: Victoria and Peter

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

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?

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

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

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

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