Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Under My Umbrella-ella-ella

I am not a creative person by nature. My creativity is limited to the kitchen! I can whip up a pretty tasty meal with whatever I have in the fridge and pantry. I guess that's why baking is more of a challenge. Although I enjoy it just as much, it requires more precision. Anyway, when it comes to the wedding, I'm one of those brides that looks around for hours and hours on the web and at other bride's blogs in order to get inspirations and ideas. Needless to say I spend waaaaay to much time online!

So on one of my searches I came across photos like these ones:










Photos from here and here

I love how the parasols look! I totally want pictures like that! So I went ahead and bought some! I found these beauties at Save On Crafts.







I bought three in this aqua color and will be purchasing some white or cream ones as well! Can't wait to use them! Are you using any props for your photos?

28 fabulous blogger's comments:

Bicoastal Bride said...

I LOVE those purple parasols! We’ll probably use at least a couple for our photos, and might toss some flower petals around, too. I think it’s such a fun idea.

PartyPlannerGal said...

Love those parasols! You reminded me, I keep meaning to hop over to Chinatown and see if I can score some on the cheap. Your pictures are going to be so beautiful!

Katie said...

the umbrellas are such a fun idea!!!

Brandi said...

I think this is a great idea!! And not just for a wedding -- engagement photos with an umbrella would be so lovely (Is it wrong that I just want to take TONS of different engagement photos? I do first have to actually get engaged, but I'm working on that).

New Mexican Bride said...

I love parasols in photos too! I think they just make such great shots. I love the aqua ones, good choice!!!! BTW I spend way too much time online researching wedding stuff too!

Morgan said...

Those will be so cute in your pictures! I love the look, and you can do so many different poses with them!

FRANNIE said...

I think the umbrellas are a great idea, especially if you mix up the colors a bit. :)

Ams said...

I absolutely LOVE this look. It is absolutely gorgeous and elegant! Beautiful!

Miss T said...

They are going to look SO good! The colour you picked is wonderful.

Mr B & I are going to have a photo with love heart glasses - it's our goofy thing!

Melissa said...

Ooo! that aqua color is stunning !! love it

Miss Pug said...

I like this idea! Although with my wedding in March I will probably need REAL umbrellas.

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Stopping by from SITS!

These are great... I wish I'd done them for my wedding. My pictures were not all I'd hoped for. You are so smart to do research!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Those are all so wonderful!!! Love the idea!

saltsays said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE parasols. I am definitely going to have one because I love the whole "Thank You" written on the parasol thing and then we can use them for thank you notes. (I'll just photoshop it on after the fact.)

Those pics are all so great!

Mireya said...

I was the same way - everything we did for our wedding, I saw on other blogs! I love the color of umbrellas you purchased!

Savvy Gal said...

that is soooo cute.

Brittany said...

Oh my gosh I love this idea!!!!!!!!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

I thought I had commented on this? Perhaps over on BB? :) Anyway, love them! I also got some light blue ones for my girls as gifts to use in our photos..even found a smaller version for the flower girl :) Got mine through Luna Bazaar and theknot.com. They were on sale for $4.99 each! Can't beat that. Love the aqua

The Redhead Riter said...

stopping by from SITS

very pretty pics!

I love umbrellas and parasols and I love the rain!

marfmom said...

We didn't use any props in our wedding pictures, but I love the parasol look!

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

Those are so beautiful and such a neat idea. I love that aqua color!

I hope you are having an amazing Friday!

Teresa <><

http://toomanyheartbeats.blogspot.com

Niks La Mode. said...

Unique!!!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love parasols! My brother is living in Shanghai now and I asked him to try to find these. They are so cute in pictures!

Sarah Pasikowski said...

i love love love them! I have been meaning to find some cheap ones! :) I think that they just make the photos much more interesting and attractive. I'm going to be so jealous of your pictures!! Very beautiful!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Love the colour! You're going to have some fabulous pics.

JEM - Aqua Bride said...

I'm definietely getting parasols for our outdoor wedding, and since aqua is our color, i'm soooooo grateful to find this post. Thanks hun.

Kristina said...

I absolutely love parasols and the photos you've posted! So happy to have found another Aqua/Turquoise bride!!

P.S. Thanks for all the comments on my blog and for following along :-)

Kristin said...

LOVE that third pic. How original! I reallllllly want to have another wedding!