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Getting Ready for the Big Day

Amanda & CJ Wedding - Daryll Morgan Phot

Your wedding day is fast approaching, and it feels like a million things have to get done all at the same time. 

But have no fear. Following these simple steps will help put you at ease and make sure you're camera ready for your wedding.

  • Take a deep breath. You'd be surprised how much simple breathing exercises can help relax your body. Clear your mind and dedicate 5 minutes to breathing.

  • Get some rest. And no, not a 10 minute nap. Take a full day off to relax, get a massage, and truly rest. You'll come back to wedding planning refreshed and full of ideas!

  • Make a list. Lists always help me to organize my thoughts and get things done. Order your list from most to least important, and knock things out one at a time.

  • Prep what you can, and just let the rest happen. You can't control everything, so just organize what you can, and focus on having fun.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you are getting married to your person. You will have the rest of your lives to worry about the details. For your wedding day, it's important that you figure out the big things, and leave the rest to your trusted vendors, whose job it is to help you have a fun and stress-free day! As your photographer, I've shot dozens of weddings, so in addition to the resources below, I'm happy to lend my experience and expertise to help this process go as smoothly as possible.


Vendors We Love

There are a lot of moving parts on a wedding day, and it's with vendors like these that things will go off without a hitch! I've worked with these people on multiple occasions and they are fun, professional, and will go above and beyond for their clients to make their wedding as amazing as possible. I recommend you reach out to them for your wedding needs. Let them know that Daryll sent ya!

Makeup / Hair

Team Knot Bridal, LLC.​​

Lisa and her team are super fun and always make the day go by fast

Aesthetics by Amanda, LLC

Amanda is a pro at getting the look you need for your wedding day!



Bandit's Ridge

Donna and her team are awesome hosts, and their venue is absolutely beautiful!

Hollyfield Manor

A gorgeous waterfront property with an elegant renovated manor house

Rassawek Vineyards

A beautiful sprawling landscape with multiple ceremony and reception options. Plus cool cars!

The Barn at Timber Creek

A nice rustic venue with lovely decor options. I love "the Pines!"


Planning / Coordination

Stag & Lily Event Co.

Nicole is a godsend and makes the entire wedding process easy, plus she's super fun and organized!

Burleson's Big Day Events

Serving DC, VA and beyond, Stacy is your go-to gal for all things planning!

DJ / Music

196 Events

"No boring receptions." These guys know how to keep the party going all night long!


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