How to time your wedding photography for sunset?


Many couples and wedding photographers now asking wedding coordinators to reserve the “golden hour” to take pictures of the newlyweds. Well, the “golden hour” can pass very quickly, so if you’re not already out shooting when the golden light starts, it’s likely to be over by the time you are ready. The “golden hour” is that first and last hour of sunset on each day. Often the most majestic and breathtaking light that we see during the course of a day, it is in fact only a “golden 30 minutes” at best. You may use this online golden hour calculator to get an accurate time of your wedding venue: http://golden-hour.com/

As a wedding coordinator, how do you schedule the ceremony to accommodate the time for sunset portraits? I would suggest scheduling the wedding ceremony an hour and a half before sunset. Why? Assuming the wedding is going to last around 30 minutes, it would be done an hour before sunset. The light starts to fall out about an hour before sunset, but there will still be plenty of light for portraits with family and wedding guests. Formal portraits generally take around an hour to photograph, with the last 10-15 minutes of the pictures generally being the bride and groom’s portraits. At that point, the sun will be setting.

Don’t forget to share some beautiful work you did! We love to see how our alumni are doing.
#weddingphotography
#goldenhour
#weddingtips
#weddingtimeline

Photo credit: Studio X Photography

Advertisements

Using Candles at Weddings


3146_DePillo_W0765.jpg

The use of candles as part of a religious ritual, ceremony, or service, provided that such candles are located in a portion of a room, building, or premises not normally occupied by any persons except those charged with ministration duties, and provided that such candles are safely supported in an approved manner.

The request for the Special Permit must be made in person, with the type of candles, holding device, and floral arrangement, if used, to the Los Angeles Fire Department, Bureau of Fire Prevention.

The following are the Los Angeles Fire Department’s minimum fire safety requirements for the use of open flame, candles, and their holding devices in a public assemblage:

  1. All candles shall be secured in a nonflammable solid holding device and protected by an enclosure. Exception: Floating candles may not need to be secured.
  2. The flame tip from the candle must be maintained a minimum of 2 inches below the top opening of an enclosure or “Hurricane” at all times.
  3. When used as part of a decoration or centerpiece, the flame of the candle shall not be within 6 inches of cut fresh foliage, nor within 12 inches of dry foliage or other combustibles at any time.
  4. Only one centerpiece used for holding candles shall be approved per table unit regardless of the table size or shape.
  5. The use of multiple loose candles or candle holding devices is not permitted. If more than one candle or candle holding device are used on each table, those candles or candle holding devices shall be placed and secured on a common base. The amount of candles or candle holding devices placed on each table unit shall be limited to 4. The base shall be constructed of a noncombustible solid material.
  6. Candles in excess of 4 may be permitted for use on candelabras on a case-by case basis.
  7. Candles or candle holding devices shall be placed at least 24 inches from the table’s edge, and a minimum of 5 feet from curtains, drapes, or other decorations.

For more information, please contact your event venue and local fire department.

Starting a fun and incredibly rewarding career – WEDDING PLANNER!


Are you friendly, creative, and energetic?
Are you level-headed and cool under pressure?
Do you enjoy meeting new people?
Do you want to use your talents to start a new and fun career doing what you love?
Do you like the idea of working for yourself, having the freedom to set your own schedule, and taking on as few or as many jobs as you’d like?

If your answers are “YES” to all of the above questions, becoming a professional wedding planner could be a perfect career for you.

Being a wedding planner can be fun and incredibly rewarding. Going to catering and cake tastings, choosing linens and helping clients decide on the perfect centerpieces are absolutely fun. Seeing months of hard work come together on a perfect wedding day is one of the most rewarding experiences many wedding planners experience in their careers. Being a wedding planner also has great perks such as being invited to all the industry parties, going to uber fun conferences and staying at incredible hotels while you “tour” the event space. We also get to work with wonderful clients on one of the most important days in their life.

Whether you want to become a wedding planner, a wedding coordinator, or a wedding designer, our Wedding Planner Certification Program will provide you all the skills you need to start your own successful wedding business. We are not only teaching you how to do weddings, we are also showing you how to start your wedding business, promote it and profit from it. Our 2017 Spring/Summer Wedding Consultant Certification Program will begin on April 26, 2017. The class is held on every Wednesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM for 10 weeks in Walnut, California. Class size is limited to 16 people, so we recommend enrolling early to guarantee a place in the class.

These are the steps to enroll for the program:

  1. Visit our Eventbrite enrollment page. Sign up and pay your $199 enrollment fee online. Due to limited seating, we do not accept phone or email enrollment without a payment.
  2. Download the Enrollment Package and fill it out.
  3. Submit your Enrollment Package with the tuition of $1,800 before April 19, 2017.

Classroom Location: Twogether Events Studio in Walnut, CA

Click HERE to enroll.

Guest Speaker on “Wedding Flowers & Decor” – Saadia Kibriya


Saadia Kibriya - Event Producer/ Creative Director of Kismet Events

Saadia Kibriya – Event Producer/ Creative Director of Kismet Events

This Tuesday, our wedding consultant class will be held at the studio of Kismet Events in Fullerton. The lecture for this week is about wedding flowers, decor and stationery. Saadia Kibriya, a Muslim wedding planner, is the Event Producer/Creative Director of Kismet Events Planning & Design. She has built a reputation for excellence in the event and wedding planning and designing for over 8 years. Her company, Kismet Events is a full service floral design and event planning company. Her team of creative individuals specializes in high-end decor and tasteful events, and is recognized at top venues in the Los Angeles and Orange County surrounding areas.

Wedding Designed by Kismet Events

Wedding Designed by Kismet Events

Kismet Event Planning & Design
(888) 512-8802
4070 N. Palm Street, Suite #710, Fullerton, CA 92835
Website: www.hellokismet.com

Guest Speaker on “Wedding Makeup & Hair” – Kelly Zhang


Kelly Zhang

We are very honored to invite Kelly Zhang, the owner Kelly Zhang Makeup & Hair Studio, and Studio K Hair Designory to be our guest speaker about wedding day makeup and hair this semester. Kelly has become one of the most sought after hair and make-up artists in the wedding industry. She and her professional artists bring confidence, beauty and glamour to any brides on their special day. Kelly is known by her clients and professionals in the wedding industry for being reliable, calm and confident with skill and expertise including her unique signature hair and makeup style that stands out above the rest and is easily recognizable as a soft and natural look that is subtle and elegant, similar what you might see on the Red Carpet, perfect for a bride on her wedding day.  Her top priority is that a bride is relaxed, happy and the most beautiful she could possibly be on her wedding day. Kelly Zhang Makeup and Hair Studio

Kelly Zhang Makeup & Hair Studio

Kelly Zhang Makeup & Hair Studio

Kelly Zhang Makeup & Hair Studio
(626) 710-4266
716 E Green St Pasadena, California 91101
Website: www.kellyzhang.com

Free Wedding Design Consultation to Brides-to-be!


Wedding Design Presentation

Wedding consultant student, Tammy Su, presents her design board to the engaged couple.

OUR FREE WEDDING DESIGN CONSULTATION IS HERE AGAIN!

Every semester, we invite engaged couples to our classroom, help them to brainstorm their wedding theme and design, and offer a free wedding design presentation by our talented wedding consultant students.

Design Consultation: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Design Presentation: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Location: Twogether Events Studio – 1718 Wineglow Cir., Walnut, CA 91789

We can take up to 2 engaged couples this semester. This is absolutely FREE to you. However, both bride-to-be and groom-to-be must attend the consultation and presentation in order to be qualified. If you plan to hire any of the student(s) to assist you with wedding planning, designing, orcoordination, you may contact them after the class. The school will not profit nor be liable for any arrangement.

If you are interested, please fill out the form below  or email theweddingacademy@gmail.com. This offer is first-come-first-serve.

Wedding Design Consultation

Wedding consultant students offer free consultation to engaged couple.

Start a fun career doing what you love!



Video Credit: Shaka Film Production

Are you friendly, creative, and energetic?
Are you level-headed and cool under pressure?
Do you enjoy meeting new people?
Do you want to use your talents to start a new and fun career doing what you love?
Do you like the idea of working for yourself, having the freedom to set your own schedule, and taking on as few or as many jobs as you’d like?

If your answers are “YES” to all of the above questions, becoming a professional wedding consultant could be a perfect career for you. Whether you want to become a wedding planner, a wedding coordinator, a wedding designer, a wedding photographer, or even a wedding DJ, our Wedding Consultant Certification Program will provide you all the skills you need to start your own successful wedding business. We are not only teaching you how to do weddings, we are also showing you how to start your wedding business, promote it and profit from it. Our 2014 Summer Wedding Consultant Certification Program will begin on July 8, 2014. Class size is limited, so we recommend enrolling early to guarantee a place in the class. These are the steps to enroll for the program:

  1. Visit our Eventbrite enrolllment page. Sign up and pay your $100 enrollment fee online. Due to limited seating, we do not accept phone or email enrollment without a payment.
  2. Download the Enrollment Package and fill it out.
  3. Submit your Enrollment Package with the tuition of $1095 before June 23, 2014.

English Class: 7/8/2014 – 9/23/2014, every Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Mandarin Class: 7/13/2014 – 9/28/2014, every Sunday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Classroom Location: Twogether Events Studio in Walnut, CA

Click HERE to enroll.

ACT TODAY

A BIG “THANK YOU” to Our Sponsors


?????Putting together the graduation presentation is a first challenge our wedding consultant students have to face. Each team uses its creativity to come up a design that would agree with all other teams. And yet, they have to research hundreds of wedding professionals whose works match their ideas and negotiate with them to sponsor their project. Through this project, our wedding consultant students will have a better idea of what the “real world” is like. They’ll learn to work independently and as a team. They practice budgeting, negotiating and their people skills.

We like to thank the following wedding professionals that sponsor our 2013 Vintage Glam Wedding presentation:

Apricot LettersBling it On Candy

 

The Daily BlossomCelebrationsexotica

 

 

Cakes by Tricia FayeLa Mirada GC
OC Brides logo.jpg.19796904624e9f45ea892c03.35896041.jpg.resizedwhite feather eventsThanks to Belladonna Sweets for sponsoring our giveaway cake-pops.

Belladonna Sweets

 

2014 Vintage Glam Wedding Presentation


Please join us and the celebrity wedding planner Kevin Covey on this special occasion on the evening of Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at La Mirada Golf Course (15501 E. Alicante Road La Mirada, CA 90638).

Our wedding consultant students will be presenting a showcase of 2014 Vintage Glam Wedding. Mr. Covey will be our keynote speaker talking about “Weddings Today.” He will share what you need to know to run a successful business in this amazing wedding industry and 2014 wedding trends.

We will have a raffle drawing for a brand new wedding gown to one of the brides that attending the event, plus many other awesome gifts. Please tell your family and friends to join us on the evening of 4/23!

event flyer

We want to thank our fabulous sponsors for our students’ graduation presentation:

Apricot Letters
Bling It On Candy
Cakes by Tricia Faye
Celebrations! Party Rentals
Exotica Designs
La Mirada Golf Course
OC Brides
The Daily Blossom
White Feathers Events

Thanks to Belladonna Sweets for sponsoring our giveaway cake-pops..

RSVP_button

If you would like to become a member of OC Brides please click HERE to download the membership kit. Thank you.

Our Summer School is Now Enrolling!


Whether you want to become a wedding planner, a wedding coordinator, a wedding designer, a wedding photographer, or even a wedding DJ, our wedding consultant certification program will provide you all the skills you need to start your own successful wedding business. We are not just teaching you how to do weddings, we are showing you how to start your wedding business, promote it and profit from it. Our 2014 Spring program is fully enrolled. The next Certificate Program for Wedding Consultants will begin on July 8, 2014. Class sizes are limited, so we recommend enrolling early to guarantee a place in the class. To reserve your seat, you must sign up for the program and pay the $100 enrollment fee via Eventbrite. To guarantee the enrollment, you must pay the tuition of $1095, and download / fill out / submit the Enrollment Package before June 23, 2014. If you do not have tuition payment or payment information at the time you desire to enroll, we will place you in a reservation status until payment or fully executed payment paperwork is received. Reserved seats are not guaranteed and may be forfeited at any time prior to receipt of payment or payment paperwork.

Click HERE to enroll.

p1755783352-o345146111-4