u n p l u g g e d — the only way to ceremony 💃🏻
i read not too long ago that it takes 7 uninterrupted minutes for a conversation to reach depth. to go beyond the “how’s it goin” “nice weather” “what is uppp” superficialities.
when’s the last time you went seven minutes without checking your phone? glancing at the screen for new notifications. or checking the time (even though you just checked it two minutes ago). it’s become such a habit to constantly have our phones glued to our hands that we don’t even know how to function without them too far away.
encouraging you & encouraging ME to be more present in our conversations. to unplug. to put the phone away. make eye contact with the person you’re sitting across from. go past that seven minute mark of interruptions & let your conversations reach depth.
“while no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a business, a marriage, or a life, any single conversation can.” go have some life-changing conversations. happy friday! xo
4503013 April, 2018
Guys, THIS! #burghbrides#unpluggedwedding#putyourphonedown ---
Repost from @peace_and_love_ceremonies
Life is so crazy at times. We’re all busy, all trying to remember too much, and for a lot of us, always on our phones. I challenge you, the next time you’re at a wedding, don’t get your phone out until after the ceremony. Be present. Take it in. Catch all the selfies afterwards at the reception. No one wants to live life through a lens. And that totally pure, raw emotion that gives you goosebumps and makes you all tingly happens so rarely, soak it up if you’re lucky enough to witness it.
Here’s my favourite unplugged sign to date, from the super cool Caity at @mummagooseshop for Jess and Nath recently ✌🏼
Have you considered having what’s called an “unplugged ceremony” for your special day?
For those who don’t know, that means all cell phones, cameras, tablets and devices are away and either turned off or silent. My job as a photographer is to capture the special day and moments.
When a guest stands up or holds up their device (whatever that may be) they may have stolen that moment away. This is why an #unpluggedceremony is a wonderful option. What kind of questions do you have about it?
Picture from the shoot at: @stonebridgeeventsfl
Hair and makeup: @michelereneethestudio
I personally feel that unplugging not only for special events such as weddings, but on a normal day is a great benefit to your mental health. I know I’m guilty of aimlessly scrolling through Facebook and Instagram 🙋🏼♀️ But try and take the time today to put away your phone and spend some undistracted time with your family and friends.
Dive into your Bible. Go for a walk. Do some painting. What are you going to do while you’re unplugged?
17217 March, 2019
Gorgeous "Welcome to our wedding" sign and "Unplugged wedding" sign for the beautiful Cassie and Eric.
Thank you for letting us be part of your special day.
Got to Love a Pash & Dash when you want a fuss free & intimate elopement...
Our place, your choice...
Ocean view back drop or courtyard setting if you prefer.. Stuart & Kayleigh all Loved up here last week..
Here’s to happy days & a never ending honeymoon you two! ❤️
In case you guys wanted to know what my sketchbook usually looks like! ☺️
Usually its filled with ideas, notes, to do lists, clippings of things I like, etc. It’s basically where I put all the things from my head so I can think clearly.
Anyone else do anything similar??🤗
Also this page of my sketchbook shows something new I’m working on! It’s very exciting and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.❤️
It’s wild to think that it was almost a year ago when I made these signs for my wedding! If you or anyone you know is getting married and needs one of these bad boys, tag them below!! It was a nice little touch to remind our friends and family to take in the moment with us!
I thrifted this ginormous frame from @ocgoodwill
IT’S THE BEST PLACE TO FIND FRAMES FOR CALLIGRAPHY!!
49415 March, 2019
At all times on this Flight I would love to you to Disengage from your devices for 20 minutes!! Put your phone on silent and back in your pocket or purse!! Engage in this amazing experience and leave the capturing of the magic to Photog ninjas like @birdandboyphotography Are you a fan of Unplugged Weddings!?⠀
It really gets up in my Grille when people feel they need to try and capture the bride entering with their iPhone rather than their Eye Balls!! Looks terrible in the photos!! Rant Over!!⠀
That circle arbor from @beautiflora & @northcoastevents though!!!
Let’s talk #unplugged weddings! 🙅🏽♀️🚫
As a wedding goer/wedding planner, I’ve experienced my fair share of I do’s and have seen first hand both ends of the spectrum.
As a wedding attendee— I have been fully guilty of being that mom with the HUGE iPad snapping pics of my best friend’s weddings 😂 and Tbh, it’s not completely wrong to do. I love showing my fam/friends who couldn’t make it photos of the day and giving them an instant play by play of how gorgeous everyone looks! (On the other hand, as a wedding planner I am totally zoned into the day that I look back and realize “crap, i didn’t take one photo”. 🙄)
It wasn’t until I went to my first unplugged wedding that I really got to see how beautiful it is to put the phone down as a guest. Im pretty good at multi tasking, so video taping and watching live has never been an issue, but there was something so surreal about being 100% present during the ceremony that I hadn’t experienced in past weddings. Idk, call me crazy, but I felt like I could hear the couple so much better and experienced the fullness of the ceremony. Don’t worry, I was back to my photo taking self by the time the reception came along, but it was nice to take that 30-45 mins “off the grid” to experience the fullness of their love.
I’m interested in what are your thoughts about #unpluggedweddings ? Are you for it? Do you care if people are on their phones? Do you want to be on the gram? Will you chuck my phone if I’m not paying attention? Comment what your thoughts are below ⬇️ #tuesdaythoughts
I personally love it when the bride and groom ask that their guests don’t take photos on their phones during the ceremony, speeches and confetti shot and just enjoy the moments. This way the bride and groom look out onto faces full of emotion rather than into a sea of iphones and also I am able to capture these expressions on my camera. Also being a keen snapper when I am a guest at weddings, I actually enjoy being told to just be in the moment and leave it to the professionals 📸
At least one full day a week, I stay off social media altogether and don’t answer emails. It’s a good reminder to me to stay in the moment and be present with those I’m currently with. I also have a personal policy to not check my phone when we’re out to eat.
In that same mindset, my favorite wedding ceremonies are the ones where you can see guests’ faces, not their cell phone case or screen. Would you have an unplugged wedding ceremony?
Unplugged ceremonies, a nice way for your friends to just enjoy your special moment. Plus, the photographer is gonna get all the best pictures anyway!
Thinking of having an unplugged ceremony? Message me about a custom sign! 📷: @ginazeidler 💕
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684810 March, 2019
Heute heißt es bereits Halbzeit für unseren Roadtrip durch den Süden Europas 😱 Nachdem wir über Frankreich die Ostküste Spaniens durchquert haben, ging es über Andalusien Richtung Portugal. Als nächstes Ziel steht nämlich Lissabon auf unserer Liste 😍 Ward ihr schon einmal in der Hauptstadt und habt vielleicht sogar Tipps für uns? 🇵🇹 __________
Are you getting married soon, or attending a wedding? Think about going unplugged! Be present and enjoy the moment. The bride walking down the aisle wants to see your face, not your phone cover! This article explains it beautifully.
It is finally starting to feel like spring outside! 😍🌷💐 This new listing just went live on Etsy and it is one of my favorites!
When you walk down the aisle you want to see all of the loving faces of your family and friends, not phones ❤️
We love an unplugged wedding ceremony! We think they’re great because it means your guests will be present, we won’t have to compete with anyone for the prime position and your photos won’t be compromised with phones and tablets. We understand the desire to want photos straight away and that’s why we do sneak peeks. We just love keeping that 30 minutes intimate!