Put a ring on it! Take four – Wedding ring photography idea for the beach

As you know, I love seeing pictures of wedding and engagement rings on vacation.  Think Where’s Waldo with jewelry!

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In case you missed it, here’s a recap of some Globetrotting Bride around-the-world wedding ring photo inspiration and tutorials:

Put a ring on it!  Take one – Wedding Ring Photography – Mexican style in Mayakoba

Put a ring on it!  Take two – Wedding Ring Photography – Arizona style in Sedona

Put a ring on it!  Take three – Wedding Ring Photography – Caribbean style in Anguilla

Tips from the Pros – How to take amazing engagement and wedding ring photos

I saw this photo on Pinterest and it was too cute to not pass along.  If you’re traveling to a beachy honeymoon spot or having a beachy destination wedding, you’ll want to get one of these shots.

Globetrotting Bride - Wedding Ring Photography

Globetrotting Bride – Wedding Ring Photography


Simply make a handprint in the sand, insert your wedding rings onto the appropriate fingers and snap away!  Add a “Save the Date” or “Just Married” caption and you’re ready to share the news with the world!

If you have a great ring on vacation photo, send it over.  I’ll be compiling a list of my faves.

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Make Your Engagement Photos Pop!

I saw this over at Bespoke Affairs and just had to share…

Move over balloons and umbrellas and say hi to gigantic bubbles!  If you’re looking for a cool prop for your engagement photos I think these jumbo bubbles could be just the ticket.  Check out these fun photos from Brian Dorsey’s blog.

Photos by Brian Dorsey.

Have a great weekend!

Ellen’s Best Wedding Advice…

Today’s guest post is from my friend Ellen over at To The Max!  I was one of her bridesmaids way back when and I can still remember her fun-filled wedding.  I asked her for a wedding photo to accompany her wedding advice post but she refused on the grounds of funny looking hair and sent this picture of her cute kids instead….

Hi, everyone. I’m Globetrotting Bride’s longtime friend, Ellen. She likes to call me her “old” friend even though I am less than one year older than her and way more fun.
I have been married for 8 years, which I think qualifies me as a marriage expert. I am also a wedding expert, because I survived planning one. You, too, will be a wedding expert very soon! Congrats! I think childbirth is only slightly harder than planning a wedding.

I was thinking about the best wedding advice I have to offer to you, and here’s one thing that I really only realized in retrospect. Once you pick the guy, the place, and the dress, there is one other thing worth spending more effort on than the invites, the flowers, the placecards, whatever. I’m talking about the photographer.

Once the wedding is over, you will not watch the video that often, until one day your kids make you show it to them and they laugh their asses off at how your hair looks. But the photos are going to decorate your home for the rest of your life. You also want to make sure that you get at least one recommendation from someone who has used the photographer. I did not do that for my wedding, and I regret it. Her work was lovely, she seemed nice in person. But she was disorganized at the wedding, didn’t get a lot of shots I’d asked for and seemed generally overwhelmed, so what if I had invited 836,547 people?

Ha, ha.I only had 150. And I was far from a Bitch-zilla bride, so she really had no excuses. Am I allowed to use that word on this blog? I don’t know, maybe Lyla will fire me as her guest blogger.

So, that is my best wedding-planning advice. What sort of lessons do you guys have to share from your own wedding planning experiences?

Wedding Trend Spotting: Cotton Candy

I love the idea of cotton candy at an outdoor wedding.  How fun is this photo from Jessamyn Harris Photography?

GTB  cotton candy

Click here to see more shots of this fun-filled wedding.

Looking for a Totally Cool Wedding Photo Booth Idea?

I’m loving this cool wedding photo booth made from wood, wallpaper, and vintage frames.  The three large frames feature cutouts for guests and the small frames include wedding photos from the bride’s and groom’s families.

Genious!  And easy enought to DIY!  I think it would be fun at a bridal shower or engagement party too.

Spotted on A Cup of Jo.

Have a great weekend!

Monday Morning Freebie – 200 Custom Postcards

Happy Monday.

Today I’ve a great prize giveaway from UPrinting.com for 200 custom postcards!

GTB postcard contest

I can think of a zillion uses for these like change of address cards, save the dates, shower invitations, Custom Greeting Cards for the holidays, thank you notes and DIY projects.  Two lucky winners will be selected.

For my wedding, I used Custom Postcards to share instructions with our guests on how to upload their candid wedding photos to our Smugmug account. Cute right?

GTB photo postcard

I put them in the out of town bags and had a friend hand them out at the wedding to everyone with a camera. It worked out great and it was such a fun way to see photos while we waiting for the professional pictures.

Two lucky winners will receive:

  • 200 Custom Postcards (choose your size: 4×6, 4.25×6, 5×7″); 14pt gloss or matte, 13 pt uncoated
  • Full Color on both sides (4/4)
  • Shipping must be paid by winner. Offer valid for UNITED STATES SHIPPING ONLY.

How to enter:

  1. Subscribe to Globetrotting Bride
  2. Leave a comment below describing how you would use the postcards
  3. For an extra entry, tweet or blog about the contest and let me know
  4. Contest ends at midnight, August 30th.  Check here on August 31st for the winner announcement.

Want to take your wedding gown around the world?

You know how I’ve started taking photos of my engagement and wedding rings when I travel?? See them in Mexico, Arizona and Anguilla?

Here’s a neat story from Brides.com about a photographer husband who is photographing his bride in her wedding gown on all their travels!

I think this is such a fun idea. Lucky for her, her dress packs light! Check out TwoFeetGallery.com for more photos and scoop on a coffee book they’re making.