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I'm Donna Marie + I'm here to guide and empower couples just like you in saying "yes" to an intentional and authentic New York wedding experience. Your wedding day should reflect who you are—not your parents, your great aunt, or anyone else. Ever. 

You are in control of your wedding day, and your options are endless. Do everything that you want, and nothing that you don't. You won't regret it.


Welcome to the blog

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Are you getting the most value out of your wedding photos? If you’re keeping them hidden away on your phone, or on a USB drive, the answer is: no, you’re not.

Why You Should Absolutely Print Your Wedding Portraits

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What matters most is that your engagement photo outfits feel representative of you and your partner Don’t be afraid to express your personal style. Remember that the more confident you feel, the better your photos will turn out.

What to Wear to Your Engagement Session

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When I say you take back control of your wedding day, I really mean it—you’re free to make any decision you’d like, including wearing an “unconventional” dress or wedding attire. You’re not bound to white, ivory, or champagne if you’d love to have some color on your day.

9 Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses

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Here’s the truth of the matter: the people you choose to invite to witness your vow exchange and be present in the moment in which you dedicate your lives to one another—it’s a privilege for them to be there—it’s not a right.

Don’t Let Family Bully You When It Comes To Your Wedding

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Deciding on whether to have a large wedding is not solely based on how many people you know and love. It also depends on the type of experience you want to share with your partner throughout the wedding planning process and the wedding day itself.

Large Wedding vs. Intimate Wedding vs. Elopement

Newly Eloped Couple sitting together for wedding portraits.

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It’s easy to get caught up in the throes of wedding planning, but one thing you shouldn’t forget is the food! Here are a few ideas for what to have for dinner to make it a little easier for your day.

10+ Dinner Ideas for Elopements and Intimate Weddings

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New York has so many beautifully epic locations that it can be hard to choose where to have your elopement. Here is a list of a few locations in NY that may catch your eye.

Best Places to Elope in New York

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Telling your family that you’re eloping can be stressful—especially if they have ideas of how your wedding should be taking place. There are a number of ways you can deliver the news and still avoid the drama that’s stressing you out. Here are a few of them.

How to Tell Your Family That You’re Eloping

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If you’ve decided on an intimate wedding and you’re not sure where you’d like to have your ceremony and/or reception—I’ve gotchu. In this blog series, I’ll be talking about some of my favorite venues scattered around New York.

Oswego, NY Venue: Curtis Manor

Two terracotta silos found at Curtis Manor venue in Oswego NY

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NO ONE LIKES TO BE GHOSTED. Please don’t ghost photographers (or any wedding vendor for that matter). You know, ghosting—where you just leave people on read. It happens way more often than you think.

Please Don’t Ghost Photographers