I recently interviewed my good friend and amazing hairstylist, Raemi Paxton, to get some of her best tips for brides! Before you watch our Zoom call, get to know a little bit about Raemi! Q: Where can brides find you on Instagram? A: @tamebyrae If you could go back to the beginning and give yourself […]

Wedding Day Tips From a Bridal Hairstylist

Let’s be honest here for a second. No one likes to talk about budgets. No one. And if you do, then you can step aside from the other 99% of us who don’t. BUT planning a wedding is absolutely something that you need to figure out a budget for. And that’s because the current average […]

The Wedding Budget Breakdown

I may be a little partial, but I think Columbus has some of the best wedding venues in Ohio! No matter what your style is, there is absolutely an amazing venue for you! Take a look at some of my favorites! INDUSTRIAL STYLE If the thought of exposed brick and edison bulbs makes you swoon, […]

The Best Wedding Venues in Columbus

Chances are you’ve never planned a wedding before. The experience can quickly go from exciting to overwhelming, as any newlywed will tell you. After you get engaged, one of the first things you’re probably going to cross off your to-do list is finding a venue. Here are 60 questions you need to ask your wedding […]

60 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

It’s engagement season and I’ve been absolutely loving all of the sparkly diamonds as I scroll through Instagram! If you’re looking for some wedding band inspiration (or hoping to get a proposal soon!), check some of these gorgeous rocks!

Wedding and Engagement Ring Inspiration

First things first, what is a Save the Date? It’s basically an announcement to alert your guests of an upcoming wedding that they will get a formal invitation to at a later date. You’re literally asking them to save the date. They’re typically sent out 2-3 months after getting engaged, once the venue and date […]

Should You Send Save the Dates?

Hocking Hills • Columbus Engagement Photographer Jenna and Ruben have such an amazing story. You see, they were actually supposed to be married by now. Ruben is from Mexico and should have been here months ago. But because it’s 2020, he couldn’t. Thankfully, he was able to safely arrive in little old Ohio at the […]

Hocking Hills Engagement Photos – Jenna & Ruben

Small Wedding Photographer • New Albany • Columbus OH Wedding Photography This wedding day will hold a special place in my heart. Not only was it my last wedding of this crazy 2020 season, but this couple has been through it with their wedding planning journey. Literally, from start to finish, it was one thing […]

New Albany Petite Wedding – Cory & Carly

I feel like there are so many opportunities these days to have a truly unique and gorgeous wedding cake. Here are some of my favorite ones from the past year! All content and images in this post about wedding cake ideas, designs, and inspiration are copyright of Alayna Parker Photography and can not be used […]

Wedding Cake Ideas, Designs & Inspiration

Blendon Woods • Engagement Photographer • Columbus, OH I have had such an amazing time getting to know this couple! Their wedding planning journey has been anything but easy, and I’m so glad I’ve been able to help along the way. Can’t wait for the big day in just a couple weeks, and an even bigger […]

Blendon Woods Engagement Session – Carly & Cory

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