Unless you have a full-day wedding coordinator, the wedding photographer is one of the few vendors with you throughout the wedding day. From the salon in the morning to the reception in the evening, the wedding photographer is with you every step of the way. You want to make sure you find a photographer you can comfortably work with and also someone who is experienced in dealing with the randomness that can happen during a wedding day. Simply Your Day includes the most popular options from the professional wedding photographers of Cukini Studio @ Studio Reserved, LLC. These popular options are: full wedding day coverage, high resolution images with print release, and a premium wedding album.
Your wedding day is unique. Shouldn’t your wedding dress be unique too? Simply Your Day includes partnership with Odd Blonde Duck, a whimsical boutique sewing studio specializing in everything bridal. From alteration and bustle design to dramatic dress transformations to custom gowns, Kathryn and her team can turn your dream into reality. Simply Your Day includes a $200 sewing studio credit.
Central Meeting Place
To make everything easier for you, both the photography and sewing studios are located in the same red brick building that was built in 1917 for the First Baptist Church of Cedar Rapids. The church moved out in 1989, and, in 2016, we moved in. With over 7000 sq. ft. of space spanning two floors and multiple balconies and offices, there is plenty of room to meet, brainstorm, and create. With Simply Your Day, you can reserve up to five hours for meetings with other wedding vendors who may not have commercial studio locations. This is a much more ideal way of meeting them than using their homes or yours. Also, your meetings can be more private than out in the middle of a coffee shop.
Wedding Day Prep Location
Simply Your Day includes up to three hours you can use on the wedding day for the wedding party prep. Invite your hair stylists and make-up artists. For those three hours, the studio is reserved just for your wedding party to get dressed for the big day. There is no more need to try to get ready in a cramped hotel room or a dingy back room. Use our main studio with cathedral ceiling and towering stained glass windows. Plenty of space for everyone. As a bonus, since the sewing studio is in the same building, a professional seamstress will be on hand to assist with putting on the wedding dress.
First Look Spot
Sometimes it can be a challenge to find a nice place for your “first look”. The weather may not be cooperating. The ceremony venue may not be as photogenic. With Simply Your Day, you have an hour in our beautiful studio for the first look and couple portraits. Your wedding photographer, as part of Simply Your Day, will work closely with you to plan out that perfect first look experience. A professional seamstress from the sewing studio will be available to ensure that that the wedding dress looks the best for the photos.
Along with the first look and couple portraits, you have another hour in our studio for formal (and fun) portraits with the wedding party and families. No matter what the weather is like outside and how the ceremony venue may look, you can be confident knowing that you have a gorgeous location for your portraits. Your wedding photographer, as part of Simply Your Day, will work closely with you to plan out all the photos you want with the wedding party and families. A professional seamstress from the sewing studio will be available to ensure that the wedding dress and all bridesmaids' dresses look the best for the photos.
Wedding Day Dress Attendant
The final piece of Simply Your Day is the Wedding Day Dress Attendant. One of our professional seamstresses will be available to assist the bride during her entire time at the studio on the wedding day. Simply Your Day's Wedding Day Dress Attendant will also travel with the bride to the ceremony venue to ensure that the wedding gown looks its best when going down the aisle. The Attendant will also assist in the bane of many bridesmaids, bustling the dress. If there are any last minute wardrobe malfunctions, the Wedding Day Dress Attendant will have supplies for emergency outfit repairs.