Posts with tag: "Gulf Shores, AL wedding photographer"
Friday, June 08, 2018
By Andrea McDaniel Photography
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Cake trends come and go, but nothing takes the place of a delicious dessert that satisfies more than one of your senses. With that said, I've gathered some gorgeous cakes and cupcakes from the past.  No matter what your taste, there is a cake for every bride.  What kind of statement do you wish to make with your cake?

Friday, February 16, 2018
By Andrea McDaniel Photography
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Not so Basic Invitations

If you recently got engaged, Congrats!


If you are like most brides, you have a Pinterest board full of wedding dresses, floral arrangements and details you absolutely adore.


Weddings invitations should be on the top of your list of must haves because they really do play a huge role for your big day.  Your wedding invitations are the first impression your guest will have on what they can expect from your wedding celebration.  You want your invitations to be you and to match your style and not to mention, the process of viewing and ordering should be simple as well.


Don't let choosing an invitation be stressful.  I'd like you to meet Basic Invite.

Invitation Sets

Basic Invite is an awesome site that has over 800 designs to choose from.  Each wedding invitation is conveniently part of a set, so you will find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even the matching thank you cards.

Almost Unlimited Color Selection

Once you have chosen your design, you can easily customize it by changing the color of each element on the card with over 180 different color options and instantly preview it online.

Custom Samples

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows clients the ability to order a printed sample of the invitations so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.  Kinda cool huh?

Want to make your invitations really stand out?  You can customize your invitations even further with over 40 different colors for your envelops.  They're all peel and seal so your envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.  No nasty licking involved.  Another way Basic Invite makes things easier for you is with their free address collection service which allows you to share a link to collect addresses from your guest for free envelope printing.  How convenient is that?



Portraits aren't the only thing you should keep from your wedding.  Think about years down the road when your kids or grandchildren  are looking through your keepsakes and they find your beautiful stationary from your wedding.  How amazing would it be for them to touch your invitations. 

Yes, I know, I'm getting very sentimental now.  I'm known to do that.  Perhaps that's why I do what I do. 

And let's not forget your Bridal Shower Invitations

Free Wedding Websites


Basic Invite provides a free wedding website with no restrictions.  Their wedding websites are completely customizable, just like their invitations and are mobile friendly and super easy to use.  You just upload all of your wedding details, along with images and a map with directions.


Keepsake Guest Books


Perfectly personalized guest books are a great addition to your wedding.  These customizable guest books have a ring hidden inside which allows them to lay perfectly flat for a classy look.  With sophisticated designed pages, this guest book is perfect for your guest to leave sweet words and well wishes.


As a family and wedding photographer it is extremely important for me to partner with companies that I can trust and resonate with.  When Basic Invite reached out to me, I was more than impressed by their passionate customer service and quick response to emails.  I spent numerous hours viewing their products and absolutely fell in love with the simplicity of the their site and their clean, stunning designs.  Not only can you find formal wedding invitations but you can find save the dates, engagement party invites, baby announcements and many more options on the site as well.  No matter what theme, I promise, you'll find it over at


If you've loved the samples you've seen here today or you're looking for more inspiration, why not show them some love on social media.