From deciphering which caption and hashtag best describes their boundless love, to capturing an effortless, nonchalant photo with their new finance, there’s a lot to consider.
Living in a connected, digital age, new stats show creating an ‘Insta-worthy’ wedding is one of the biggest stresses plaguing local brides.
For Rosie, it was important to keep her wedding photogenic, as it gave her a treasure-trove of memories to look back on when she scrolled through her Instagram feed.
“An ‘Insta-worthy’ wedding is all about making it unique. It should be a well-lit and a photogenic set up, with a couple of focal points as well as having aesthetic colours,” said Rosie.
Quirky, photogenic and hash-tagged, ‘Insta-worthy’ weddings can come at a hefty price, setting some couples back more than one $100,000.
While some brides spend up big, Rosie said you can make a wedding ‘Insta-worthy’ with any budget by doing your research with dress designs and the odd DIY job.
When guests arrived at Rosie and husband Danny’s reception they were greeted with an eye-catching, 10-metre-high, gold archway covered in white roses and surrounded by sheer curtains.
“We wanted somewhere photogenic that our guests and the bridal party could get photos to remember the night but we were over the concept of a photobooth."
“We decided to create a beautiful focal point as you enter the room and use it as a photo opportunity for guests,” said Rosie.
For the all important dresses, Rosie wanted to match with her bride tribe, selecting satin, white gowns for all five bridesmaids.
“I choose white gowns for my bridesmaids as I liked the simplicity and timelessness and knew I would have got sick of any other colour.
“I also liked the thought of the girls matching with me in some way to create unity,” said Rosie.
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In a bid to keep track of all the snaps from the big day Rosie and David created a wedding hashtag to collate all the images in one place.
“We wanted a hashtag that was fresh and unused, so ours was a bit more complex than we would have liked.
“We went with #DRBell2017. Having a hashtag is like having an e-photo album, one click and you can look through everyone’s photos in one place, it's great.” said Rosie.
With over eight years’ experience in the industry, founder of boutique bridal fair, Love Cherish Adore, says she’s seen a distinct rise in the number of couples using wedding hashtags and Instagram as a platform to connect with local suppliers.
For the past eight years Susie has been connecting engaged couples with a network of talented wedding vendors through her boutique bridal fair and curated online directory.
“Instagram is an amazing wedding resource for local inspiration.. It’s taken over Pinterest in some ways as its far easier to find local ideas from local vendors.
“There’s nothing more frustrating than finding something on Pinterest that you fall in love with and find out that it was created by someone overseas,” said Susie.
Below are just some of the stunning images from Rosie's Instagram-worthy wedding.
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