When you think about your wedding, you mainly think about you two getting married and your guests having a great time, but there is SO much that goes into planning every inch of your wedding day! All of the little details matter, from the perfume you choose to wear to the color of the napkins or the style of calligraphy you pick for your seating chart (yep, there are endless hand-calligraphy styles)! You work so hard bringing this vision for your wedding day to life, and at some point, you may stop to think, “Well, what is the point?”

Here’s the thing – in the end, the day is about you two, your love story and the fact that all of your loved ones are together in one place to celebrate with you. So if the dusty rose macarons you ordered end up being a shade too dark, no, it’s really not the end of the world. But at the same time, there are so many fun and exciting reasons why you SHOULD focus on the minute details! I never want you to look back and regret overlooking something you truly do care about.

Here’s why wedding day details are important!

They Set the Tone for Your Day

I begin every wedding day by photographing all of the little details, from your invitation suite and rings to your flowers and shoes. I love creatively styling your details in a way that highlights all of the special touches and thoughtful choices that went into your planning. These are the photos that open up your wedding gallery and one day, your heirloom wedding album! They are the scene setters and the images that compliment the photos of you two getting ready in the morning. They’re the photos that you’ll look back on years from now and say, “I loved my heels so much, look at them shine!” or “I can still remember the way his cologne smelled,” when you see the bottle next to his bow tie and shoes in photos! These are sensory images that bring you back to your big day, time and time again. Tori Kelner Photography Wedding Day DetailsTori Kelner Photography Wedding Day Details

They Show Off Your Personality

Your details are little hints and sneak peeks into who you two are. They’re the way you show off that you’re not just like any other couple, but that you’re uniquely YOU! Did you choose bold, colorful, and quirky invitations or soft, elegant, and timeless letterpress ones? Do your florals consist of organic, free-flowing wildflowers or chic peonies? Are you all about the handmade bowtie and suspenders or a unique maroon tux? Every little detail gives your guests insight into your style, vibe, and the vision you have for your day! It’s so fun to see it all come together, and being able to document it forever is like freezing time!

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They Bring Others In!

If any guests, unfortunately, couldn’t make it to your wedding, they can relive it through images of every detail! I put a lot of effort and focus into your details in the morning, but I’m also always photographing details throughout the day! For example, your ceremony arbor overlooking the lake or the loose florals draped over your reception tables that sit under the twinkle lights. Even little details like those boho-chic centerpieces and funky menus are super important for capturing the feel of the day in photos! My goal is to capture every detail I spot, from the signage to the dessert table, in order to help you retell the story of your day whether a guest could make it or not!

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They Can Get You Published!

Although it’s not the MOST important part of a wedding day, it’s still SUPER exciting when your wedding gets published! They can be featured on a wedding blog or in a printed magazine! These types of publications are meant for inspiring couples who are planning their big day, so weddings with tons of unique, thoughtful, and eccentric details are always what they are looking for! Putting a ton of effort into creating a cohesive, well-styled day could mean getting published in your fave magazine! And how freaking cool would that be?!

I hope that these reasons help you understand how well-designed and interesting details can help spice up your wedding day! In the end, the most important thing is simply that you’re getting married! So, maybe foregoing all the details and eloping on a mountaintop is your jam, and I’m so down for that! However, I know we fall in love with wedding planning because you’re able to design and customize every last detail! If that’s you, there’s no better time to run wild and make it entirely your own than now!


Featured Vendors from this post!

Jack’s Barn
Hollyhedge Estate
The Farm Bakery and Events
Pioneer Farm

Invitation Suites & Paper Goods
Summit & Sage
Charlie Whiskey Design

Array Design
Anna Rose Floral
Barbara Bell Designs
Peonies to Paint Chips
Bloom Flower Co
Cassandra Shah
Pioneer Farm

Rustic Drift
Peonies to Paint Chips
Countless Details
Retro Modern Antiques

Dress Designer
Martina Liana Bridal, Essense of Australia
Made with Love
Maggie Sottero

Dress Boutique/Place of Purchase
Seng Couture
Lovely Bride NYC
Memories Bridal by Reem

Hair Stylist
Styles on Location

Makeup Artist
Makeup by Samantha Linn

Bride’s Shoes
Bella Belle
Betsey Johnson
Nine West
Vince Camuto
Badgley Mischka

Bony Levy Simple Obsessions Circle Necklace

Hair Piece
BHLDN Rosales Halo

Wedding Rings
Catbird NYC
Kent Jewelers
Saunders Jewelers
White Diamond at Newport
Thatcher Gray

Ring Box
Mrs Box

Kendra Scott
Bony LevyBHLDN Keenan Drop Earrings

Jo Malone
Yves Saint Laurent

Sweet T’s Bakeshop
Sunnyside Sweet Shoppe

Cuff Daddy

John Varvatos
Calvin Klein

Groom Shoes
Joseph Abboud/Mens Wearhouse

Groom Socks
Van Heusen

Groom Belt

Groom Watch
Daniel Wellington

Styling Mats
JRD Art Shop

Silk & Bramble

Styled Shoot Planning & Styling
Jennifer Larsen Photography, Showit United

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