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Schedule for Wedding Reception

It’s important to plan ahead for a wedding reception. Here are some helpful tips on what to do the day of and how to prepare beforehand:  -Plan out your timeline, including when you should arrive at the venue, who will walk down the aisle with whom, what time dinner will be served, etc. Ask your…
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Ideas for Wedding Reception Food

If you are looking for food ideas for your wedding reception, this is the article for you! Here are some of our favorite non-traditional dishes that I think would be perfect for your wedding day! After the ceremony, it’s time to celebrate with your friends and family at the reception. What should you consider when…
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Entrance to Wedding Reception Songs

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “wedding reception” is probably the music. Music plays a huge part in any wedding, and choosing the perfect songs for your entrance into the reception can be tricky! We at Luckybird Photography have gathered some of our favorite reception entrance songs so you…
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How to Have a Unique Winter Wedding

There’s something special and magical about winter. The snow, the thought of the Holidays/Christmas and a new year ahead, and the joy of seeing friends and family and celebrating with them. It also is a perfect time to get together with family and have your wedding, especially if you’re not scared of venturing out in…
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Findlay Fall Wedding

Ember and Ben had the best (and definitely the windiest haha) day ever on Saturday! The couple met while working together on the same team of a large shopping chain. Ember said, “Ben and I were fast friends as we were considered the quiet ones on the team. It took a few months before we…
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Roostertail Wedding

Morgan and Jake had an incredible wedding day after much waiting and uncertainty with COVID. I had a blast with these two for their Detroit engagement photos at Belle Isle and it felt like no time had passed between then and the wedding day! In a very fitting first date story for these two, their…
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Oak Openings Engagement Session

Andie and Colin’s engagement session was so much fun! I met Andie several months prior when she was a bridesmaid in her friend, Abby’s wedding, which I photographed. When it came time for Andie to be engaged, I was one of the first vendors she reached out to and it was meant to be! Andie…
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Nazareth Hall Lady Glen Wedding

Friday was an incredible day with an incredible couple! Jayne and Garrett got married on the perfect September day, exchanged an emotional first look and vows on the Lady Glen lawn at Nazareth Hall, and partied the night away! They had such a fun and helpful wedding party and we had such a long time…
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How to Have a Unique Fall Wedding

Unique suggestions for a fall wedding: Carmel apple favors are some of the COOLEST things I have ever seen. I saw a couple have a station with several varieties of caramel apples in cellophane bags, ready to take home. It blew my mind! Pie bars are super cute and relevant. Apple and pumpkin pies, whatever…
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Renaissance Toledo Downtown

Alicia and Corey met all the way back in 2013. Alicia went to Maumee High School and Corey went to Rossford High School. Alicia said, “It was a Friday night football game at Rossford, I remember sitting in the bleachers and someone stepped on my foot, I turned around to see Corey’s face. I yelled…
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Gideon Owen Wedding

Friday was such a special celebration at Gideon Owen, a Port Clinton Ohio winery! Travis and Kyleigh both grew up in Muncie, Indiana, and went to the same high school. Travis was a grade older than her and she had quite the crush on him! Although the pair never dated, their paths continued to cross…
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Hilton Garden Inn Outdoor Ceremony

After a stressful and chaotic 2020 (and a crazy rainy original wedding date), July 3, 2021 was the wedding round 2 Christine and Justin were looking for! Their August 1, 2020 wedding ceremony was small and took place in a cramped tunnel to avoid the downpours, much different than their original plans of way more…
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How to Make Your Summer Wedding Unique

Unique ceremony suggestions for a summer wedding: I love customized bottles of water or sunglasses for guests to wear. Wedding programs that double as fans. Have guests toss biodegradable confetti, rose petals, or wave ribbon wands as you kiss. Bring the indoors out – have chandeliers, feature walls, and couches for guests to lounge on….
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Stillwaters Retreat

Everything you need to know about planning a wedding at Stillwaters Retreat, one of the most beautiful Findlay area wedding venues! You can see Stillwaters Retreat website here for more info Here are some reasons Stillwaters Retreat is a favorite of mine: Absolutely stunning waterfront ceremony spot with quaint wooden structure. Breathtaking views of the…
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Choosing a Wedding Photography Package – How Much to Invest in a Wedding Photographer [Updated for 2022]

When you get engaged, the months fly by and the day flies by even quicker! That’s why choosing a wedding photographer that is experienced and qualified is critical in preserving your memories for years to come! So, here’s the real deal. Wedding photographers, especially experienced and reliable ones, do not come cheap. I want to…
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Nazareth Hall Grotto Wedding

This past Friday, Michele and A.J. got married at Nazareth Hall. The pair met at Precision Steel when Michele started working there in April 2019 (A.J was her boss!). The forecast called for rain during the ceremony and late in the evening when we were planning on sunset photos of the couple. I was so…
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The Armory Arts Wedding Info and Guide

Engaged and thinking about a rustic wedding in Toledo?You’ll definitely want to check out The Armory! Why do I love The Armory? The elegant yet rustic reception vibes, eclectic decor, and AMAZING suite for you and your bridesmaids to stay in pre-wedding make this unforgettable. Not too far from Toledo/Maumee/Perrysburg/or Bowling Green. The Armory is…
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Toledo Zoo Wedding Info and Guide

When choosing a wedding venue in Toledo, consider bringing out your inner child at the Toledo Zoo! As a Toledo wedding photographer with over 10 years of experience, I’ve put together a list of my favorite things about one of my absolute favorite Toledo wedding venues, the Toledo Zoo. I also included blog posts from past…
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Nazareth Hall Wedding Info and Guide

Everything you need to know about planning a wedding at Nazareth Hall, one of the most beautiful Toledo wedding venues! Here are some reasons Nazareth Hall is a premier Toledo wedding venue: Multiple ceremony and reception spaces for you to choose from My absolute favorite outdoor ceremony location, The Grotto! A family-owned venue and caring…
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The Stables Wedding Info Guide

Planning a rustic barn wedding in Northwest, Ohio? The Stables is a venue you won’t want to miss checking out, located in Whitehouse, Ohio. Why The Stables is one of my favorite Toledo wedding venues: I love this neutral gray barn filled inside and out with stunning string lights. The exterior of this barn is…
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Hensville Wedding Info and Guide

Hensville is a beautiful wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Toledo. Explore below to see the different spaces and some photos from the unique Toledo venue. Let’s dive in! Why do I love Hensville weddings? There’s something so charming about a wedding venue right smack dab in the Warehouse District of Toledo. I…
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Toledo Club Wedding Info and Guide

Looking for an elegant and historical venue for your Toledo wedding? Look no further than the Toledo Club! Read more below on why the Toledo Club is one of my absolute favorite places to have a wedding in Ohio! The Toledo Club is centrally located in Downtown Toledo. This elegant and historic club has been…
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Wedding Photos at The Armory

Saturday was such a FUN celebration! Morganne and Jimmy met in college at a mutual friend’s birthday party. That night, Jimmy insisted he would take Morganne on a date the next day. She sort of rolled her eyes and moved on. However, the first thing the next morning, Jimmy followed up and the pair went…
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Choosing a Wedding Photography Package

Choosing a Wedding Photography Package? Learn What is Included in Wedding Photography Packages: Day of Wedding Photography Coverage Wedding photographers will either fall into all-day coverage, hourly coverage, or a set amount of time in a package such as 8 hours. If choosing someone who offers all-day coverage, get information, in writing, detailing what that…
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