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Summer’s almost here, and as such, so is primetime wedding season! We feel for all the brides (and grooms) out there who are running the last-minute errands on their to-do lists! One of the many 11th-hour items on any couple’s agenda is making a decision on the cake. Our friends at SnapKnot provided us with some of their favorite cake shots for inspiration (plus a couple of cookies and pies, for the less-traditional path). Just look at all the different ways to incorporate a sweet treat into your wedding!

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A pop of pink peonies and some subtle sequins highlight this cake’s feminine theme. Photos by: Thompson Pictures

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These little love birds are adorable and romantic, and the script in white icing is a clever way to add texture. Photo by: MoHa Photography

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Elegance takes center stage with this cake, which conjures up the concept of cherry blossoms coming into bloom. Photo by: Liz Caruana Weddings

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Sophistication and simplicity allow this cheeky cake-topper to shine. Photo by: Sherri J Photography

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Classic and romantic, this shot captures a small but stunning wedding cake. Photo by: Palm Beach Photography

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Presentation is everything, and this scene shows how the rustic display draws attention, leaving guests salivating for cake time. Photo by: Blume Photography

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Who says the sweets must be limited to cake? This shot shows that cookies can be a cute alternative. Photo by: Creatrix Photography

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The devil’s in the details of this colorful cake, with vibrant flowers and a braided chocolate mousse ribbon on a layered confection. Photo by: Creatrix Photography

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Let them eat…mini-pies and pudding! These treats prove that when it comes to dessert, anything goes. Photo by: Creatrix Photography

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With lace-like details and a pearl-esque ribbon, this cake gives the wedding gown a run for its money. Photo by: The Story Telling Experience

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Why not do a dessert buffet? This display shows that by allowing guests to help themselves, you can offer a little something for everyone. Photo by: Sherri J Photography

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Cold? Yes. But fun, beautiful and memorable as well? Yes!

With help from our photographer friends at Snapknot, we’ve compiled these snowy scenes to help inspire your winter wedding photos. Put on your boots, get outside and take advantage of the weather on your big day! A winter wonderland is so romantic–and a beautiful backdrop for a white dress.

(P.S. Thinking you may need a jacket or sweater to brave the elements like this? Check out our post on our favorite wedding cover-ups!)

Head over to SnapKnot to search for a wedding photographer who fits within your location, budget and style. Plus, find more image inspiration from their hundreds of portfolios!

Images by: Jeff Reeder Photography, Jerome Pollos Photography, Onsite Minnesota Photography, Brittany Gerth Photography, Anna Michalska Photography, A Day of Bliss Photography

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First things first: What is a “first look?” This is when a couple sees each other for the first time all dressed up on their wedding day, before the ceremony. Some people choose to have this be a private moment, where others have family, friends and or their photographer witness it.

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There are opinions on both sides of the first look idea. More traditional couples may choose not to have one and instead see each other first when the bride walks down the aisle. It’s true that this is an incredible (and emotional!) moment.

On the other hand, having a first look often means taking photos before the ceremony, so you have time afterward to mingle with your guests instead of having to leave for a photo session. It also means that a photographer can capture the first look scene, creating some amazing photos! (In case you missed it, check out our latest Real Wedding with one of the best first look series we’ve ever seen. Their excitement is incredible!)

We’ve rounded up more of our favorite first look moments here, with help from our friends at SnapKnot and their photographers around the country. From teary smiles to exclamations of joy, these photos truly capture the happiness of these couples!

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By the way, SnapKnot is giving a way a free vacation to the Turks & Caicos islands (hello, honeymoon!). So, while  you’re using the site to find your photographer, be sure to also enter the contest. More info here!

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Our friends at SnapKnot share great ideas and helpful tips for your wedding party pics, straight from the experts who have photographed hundreds of bridesmaids and groomsmen!

“Capturing great wedding party portraits is essential for a properly-documented wedding. After all, these bridesmaids and groomsmen were hand-selected by the bride and groom, and are therefore a very important element in their special occasion!

Here, we’ve rounded up inspiration in posing, grouping, locations, styles and more. Some are traditional, some are playful. Some tell a story, and some are more formal. Whichever the case, all of the images are of fun, amazing couples (documented by our talented wedding photographers) that should help get the wheels turning for planning your own wedding party shoot. Enjoy!”

So happy you could float away…balloons make great props with pop of color and a dash of fun, in this shot by Gigi Hickman Photography.

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Hide the bridesmaid? A playful shot with bouquets by 8twenty8 Studios.

These shoes were made for walking…toward the camera. From 8twenty8 Studios.

You can feel the love and happiness in this candid shot by Rima Campbell Photography.

Things are looking up! Great angle of the whole party by Joanna Moss Photography.

Groomsmen looking dapper and serious in a black and white by Misty Enright Photography.

Bride and groom making a run for it! A fun photo by Rima Campbell Photography.

Groomsmen caught just hangin’ out by Blackall Photography.

Head over to SnapKnot for more ideas, or search for a wedding photographer through their easy location and cost-based guide.

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