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?

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

To the girl who just engaged, First I want to say congratulations! Next I want to say I’m sorry. I’m sorry the most exciting time of your life is also the most stressful. There are so many unknowns right now in the wedding world and it seems like nobody knows when we’ll have things figured […]

To the Girl Who Just Got Engaged

Well guys, it’s going to be a while before I can share beautiful weddings and cute kids that I’m documenting 🙁 Featuring different vendors on my blog is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time and have just not taken the time to make it happen. Well, now I’ve got all sorts of […]

Vendor Feature: Natalie Baker Photography

This past wedding season definitely had some beautiful golden hours! In case you don’t know, golden hour is the timeframe before sunset where the sun is low in the sky, usually about an hour to an hour and a half before sunset time. It’s when the light is golden and romantic! I always like to […]

Golden Hour Favorites

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