Are you getting married soon? Here are some romantic honeymoon destinations for you to choose from.

  1. Bora Bora

A 6 mile long Island is the 3rdbest honeymoon destination. Couples from all around the world come here to spend some quality time. This place is known for its immense natural beauty. There is a dormant volcano in the center of the Island. Bora Bora is without a doubt, the best island in the world. Its lush jungles and aquamarine lagoons are one of the types. It is the perfect getaway from the cold temperature of the north. The atmosphere is humid and warm. The best time to visit this place is in November & April. You will have plenty of tasty seafood dishes to eat. This place is indeed tropical heaven.

  1. Puglia, Italy

Puglia is the perfect Italian city where you can visit year long. There is no wrong time to go there. This beautiful and luxurious place is near to perfection. It is a perfect place for lovers to spend some romantic time. This city has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. There are many hotels and resorts there. Their prices vary from place to place and time to time. You can even stay in a traditional village resort. Native families host these resorts. They provide the most authentic local experience. You will fall in love with it the moment you see it for the first time. P.S. You will get to eat plenty of pasta.

  1. Santorini

The beautiful city of Santorini consists of two islands and several islands. There used to be a massive volcano here which exploded in 1650B.C. People believe it to be the original home of the lost city of Atlantis. The islands are covered with beautiful black and red sand. There are many historical places to visit in Santorini. You need to stay here for at least a few days to fully enjoy. There is so much to explore and experience. The best time to visit this place is in October. This place is trendy and almost 10,000 cruise ship tourists come here every day. That is a lot but, don’t worry you will get your alone time. There are beautiful rooms that face the majestic sea. The room has a pool and a balcony.

  1. Japan

Anime-wonderland should be the name of Japan. Get ready to get lost in the busy arcades in Japan. There is more in Japan then this. I’m sure you have heard about the cherry blossoms trees in Japan. There is no better way than to take a romantic stroll with your spouse under the pink trees. This places offer both urban and rural tourists attraction. Since it is in Asia, the stuff and accommodation here are cheaper as compared to other places. You can take a trip to Kyoto where there are hundreds of temples and shrine. Don’t forget to take a spa trip in the warmed hot springs known as onsen. Japan’s cuisine has one of the most beautiful dishes in the entire world. There is more than just sushi and dumpling. But to experience the craziness and food of Japan, you need to spend a few days there.

  1. Norway

Have a cozy and romantic time in one of the igloos in Norway. These igloos are heated hotel rooms that are made up of glass. You can spend the night there while looking at the majestic green lights. There are many other activities you can do. You can go dog-sledding across the wilderness of Norway. Visit the magical Lofoten Island in the Northern part of Norway. You will get to stay in a traditional fisherman’s cabin. In short, this is the perfect magical getaway for you and your lover. Hope you have a good time.

The day you get married is with a doubt the most important day of your life. You need everything right. The thought of anything going wrong gives you a panic attack. While preparing for your wedding, you can commit some mistakes. These small mistakes will make you a sad bride or groom. Here are some errors previously committed by people. Just don’t try to make the same mistake as them

  1. Creating a budget before planning

Make the planning according to your budget. But, some couple commits the error of planning before making the budget. Doing the later one will bring you nothing but disappointment. It is like picking up your desired wedding outfit without looking at the price tag. The worst case scenario is that you will pick your wedding venue with all your heart and when you find out its price, your heart will break into a million pieces. So make the smart move and make a budget before doing anything else.

  1. Listening to everyone’s advice.

Your wedding is a big event, and you will be probably spending a lot of cash on it. Your near and dear ones will give you advice based on their perspectives. They will not give you the wrong information but the problem is that there is no practical way for you to follow everyone’s advice. This is your wedding, and you need to be in charge of all the planning. Everything should be according to your visions and ideas. Listening to others will only make you confused. Just get an expert opinion from a few people and take the rest of the decisions yourself.

  1. Not having a backup plan

There is no way Mother Nature is going to delay the rain just because it is your wedding day. No offense bud! This is the truth. Many couples plan an outdoor wedding and don’t have a rain plan. The only thing they do is pray that it doesn’t rain. If you make a 50% budget and don’t add the rain plan, it will cost you more. For instance, if you plan an outdoor wedding and it starts raining, your 50% will go down the lane as well. Make sure you have a backup plan for any tragedy that can possible struck you on your wedding day.

  1. Booking vendors

Each vendor that you will be hiring has a definite and vital part of the wedding. One wrong choice and your whole wedding could get ruined. Book your vendors at least six months in advance. Do your complete research and take a proper meeting with them. Check their previous reviews and ask all the questions you have concerning their work. It is best to pay all your vendors in advance. Make sure you are debt-free when you are saying your wedding vows. You need to have a good time after your wedding, but you won’t be able to have that relaxing time if you haven’t paid for all the vendors yet.

  1. Not giving enough info to your guests

Give clear and precise information to your guests. Some couple makes the wrong move of giving very little information to their guests like where the venue it, dress code, timing, and parking area. If you are having a destination wedding, give a complete wedding itinerary to them. Tell them when to arrive where and what transport they should use. Many guests get late because they don’t know when the bus will come. Don’t make this mistake because it will ruin your entire wedding event.

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Abell DJ Company selected for 2019 Saint Louis Small Business Excellence Award

Saint Louis, – 5/30/2019 — Abell DJ Company has been selected for the 2019 Saint Louis Small Business Excellence Award in the Disc Jockeys classification by the Saint Louis Small Business Excellence Award Program.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Saint Louis Small Business Excellence Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Saint Louis Small Business Excellence Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About the Saint Louis Small Business Excellence Awards Program

The Saint Louis Small Business Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding small businesses that serve the Saint Louis area. Each year, our selection committee identifies businesses that we believe have achieved outstanding marketing success in their local community and business classification.

Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. These are small businesses that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Saint Louis area a vibrant and vital place to live.

The Saint Louis Small Business Excellence Awards was established to reward the best of small businesses in Saint Louis. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to award the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

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Wedding photography is an enjoyable and exciting profession. You get to be a part of the most important event of the couple’s lives. Here are some wedding photography tips for you. Enjoy!

  1. Make all your preparations

Clients these days don’t want a single mistake from a photographer especially if it is a wedding event. Make no excuses for your failures. Pack all your essential gear. Have spare batteries and lens with you as well. Have a backup in your computer for the wedding pictures as well.

  1. Dress comfortably

Dress appropriately and neatly. This is a professional event, and you have to wear professional attire. Wear a black dress that is the opposite of the theme. And please! Wear comfortable shoes. You will be running from place to place in the event. You don’t want to get sore feet during the event. Wear comfortable and stylish dress so that everyone knows you are giving your best.

  1. Buy an additional flash

The lens that comes with the camera is not sufficient enough to take great shots. Sometimes, the venue is Indoor and has poor lightening system. If you invest in an excellent off-body flash, it will pay off. You will be able to capture all the moments perfectly, no matter what the condition is.

  1. Get the help of a photo coordinator

Ask for a volunteer either from the groom or bride side. The coordinator will bring all the relevant family members and friends for the photo shoot. You will feel less tensed once you get the person to help you.

  1. Capture candid pictures

With so many guests around, you will have plenty of chances to get little candid photos. But, don’t forget to capture the firsts: Look, kiss and vows. Capture all these precious moments and impress your clients. And don’t forget to capture the guest’s reaction to these moments. You will be surprised.

  1. Pack snacks

Wedding photo shoots can be long and tiring. Pack some snacks and drinks to get a shot of instant energy. You will work for 8 to 10 hours, and that is a lot of physical activity. You are going to a wedding, and there will be food but don’t forget you are here for work and being on the job means working constantly and professionally. You won’t have time to sit and have a proper meal so do pack some snacks.

  1. Don’t be shy and rude

There is no need to be shy. Shyness won’t give you any nice shots so as rudeness. Many photographs don’t understand the difference between them and ruin their career. It is perfectly OK to be a little bold and tell people to move to get the perfect shot. Also, try to work on your timing. This will prevent you from disrupting the event.

  1. Get the perfect background

People are moving everywhere and finding the perfect environment is sometimes the biggest challenge you will face. Skim the place out where you will be taking formal shots. Uncluttered and shady spots are the perfect place.

  1. Bring two cameras to the event

Try to bring two cameras. You can set one on a wide-angle lens and the other on a long lens. Changing lens on your single camera will cost you time and some very great shots.

  1. Be ready for a change

Weddings often have a crazy turn of events. Make sure you are prepared for that change. This is when you will be tested as a good photographer. If you can combat these changes and challenges smoothly than you are up for one hell of a fantastic career.

There are a lot of questions on the Internet asking how to get the best out of wedding photography. Here is the answer.

  1. Get assistance from the best

No matter how old you are in the photography industry, it is best to spend some time with a pro. Learn the tips and tricks of wedding photography. You can first attend a wedding with an experienced photographer before starting your solo journey.

  1. Create a list of shots before the wedding

This is a small act, but it will surely protect you from future problems. Ask the couple to think about the pictures they want and send a “shot list” to you. This way you will know the type of images they want and the important people they want to take pictures with.

  1. Visit the location a day before

It will be an excellent thing to scout the area where you will be taking photographs. There are so many benefits to it. You will get the idea of where to make the perfect shots. You will also know about the perfect angle where the light will come and many other things. You can even go with the couple and take some sample shots.

  1. Turn off your camera’s sound

Trust me! No one like beep sound while taking their wedding vows. Switch off all the unnecessary sounds before the wedding day. It will help provide better service to your clients.

  1. Have a second photographer

Whether you are the wedding photographer or the couple getting married always has a backup. If you are a wedding photographer, you should bring an extra person with you. You can take the formal pictures while the other person can take candids of the couple and guests. And if you are the one getting married then get in contact with a backup photographer in case of an emergency.

  1. Shoot in raw

It can be a little challenging for you to take a hard shot but is definitely worth the try. Many photographers skip it because of the extra processing. Raw shots will give you the ability and flexibility to manipulate the pictures after taking them. Many wedding venues don’t have the ideal light systems to make the perfect shots. And some churches have dim lights. This is why it is a good idea to shoot in raw. Your client will surely be happy with your work.

  1. Display previously took shots at the reception

Here is another fun thing you can do to make the event more interesting. Due to digital photography, the photographs taken in the morning or a day before can be displayed with the help of a projector or on a computer. You can make your computer and put the photographs in the display. People will surely be pleased, and you might get some new clients as well.

  1. Change the setting to continuous shooting mode

There will be a lot of things going around on the wedding day. There will be moments that need to be captured by your camera. To ensure you take those photos, change your camera settings to continuous mode. Some photos were made after the official shots are sometimes more appealing.

  1. Capture the firsts

The first kiss, first dance, first look are the most beautiful and precious moments of the wedding ceremony. You need to be highly attentive because they happen so fast. Plan the time for these moments and capture the best shots.

  1. Search for smiles

There will be a lot of sweet faces with bright smiles at the wedding. Your goal is to find these gems and capture them through the lens of your camera.

  1. How long have your DJs been DJing? All of the DJs who work for Abell DJ Company have a minimum of 5 years professional DJing experience, with most of our DJs having 10 or more years of professional experience.
  2. What type of equipment do you use? We only use top of the line professional DJ equipment.
  3. Do you have any backup plans if something goes wrong or happens to the DJ? We always retain one DJ per weekend in each location as a backup in the event of an emergency. In addition, all DJs have a backup system with them should something fail.
  4. Will the DJ play requests? Our DJs only take requests if you allow it. If allowed, our DJs “filter” requests, meaning they will not play a song that you specifically asked them not to play or music from a genre you asked them not to play. If someone makes a request that fits in well with what the DJ is playing at the timeand with the music you want, then the DJ will try and play it.
  5. Can we request songs for the DJ to play? You are able to pick which songs you definitely want to hear, andones you do not want to hear, for your event. We have an online planning system for this.
  6. Can we provide our own music for the DJ to play? Sure, but we would like to get the music file(s) in advanceof the event. If doing this, please consider the audience attending your event.
  7. What are your payment terms? The deposit is required at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the event date. Payments can be made through our online planning system using a debit or credit card or Venmo account, or by mailing a check.
  8. Do I tip the DJ? We do not include gratuity in the final contract price. 10-20% is generally recommended if your DJ did a great job, but it is entirely up to you.
  9. Will the DJ play overtime if needed? Yes, DJs are able to play past the contracted time, but payment is due at that time if at all possible.
  10. When should we book a DJ? A good time frame is at least six to twelve months out for a wedding. Less for other events. However, we have DJs available for last minute events as well.
  11. Should we feed the DJ? Typically, yes, as the DJ normally is investing about 8 – 12 hours the day of your event. Typically, the catering director or event coordinator will set aside a meal or boxed dinner for the DJ if requested by the client.
  12. What other services do you offer? We offer ceremony audio, lighting (uplighting & dance floor lighting), projected monograms and photo booths.
  13. How many songs should I request? We would like for you to at least give your DJ 15-20 songs of differentgenres and artists you would like to hear, as well as songs/artists you don’t, so your DJ has an idea of what music you’d like for the different parts of the event.
  1. Prompt return of your phone calls or Emails. Does the DJ you are thinking about hiring respond in a prompt manner? You should expect to get a call back or an email back within 24 hours. The only exception may be weekends when most DJs are performing.
  2. Willingness to meet with you and present his/her service. Will the DJ try to meet with you or at least schedule a video conference?
  3. Do you LIKE the person that shows up? There is NOTHING worse in the world than having to do business with someone you do not like. Choosing the person who feels right is the most important factor in picking the right entertainer for your party or reception.
  4. Does the DJ have a music list or online system that shows you what sort of music he or she has available? You need to be assured that the DJ you hire not only has a sizable collection, but has a variety of music, especially for wedding receptions, where many different styles of music and guests will be in the same room together.
  5. Does the DJ use professional grade equipment? The DJ should be able to tell you what he/she uses and characterize the equipment as professional grade.
  6. Will the DJ offer to meet with you AFTER signing the contract to plan your event? A professional DJ is ALWAYS willing to discuss your event at any time before the event starts, and should display the flexibility to accommodate changes and help you solve problems. Meeting or phone/ video conferencing your DJ to plan your event is of paramount importance to a successful event such as a wedding reception.
  7. Will the person that you interview be the person that will perform at your event? This is THE most common complaint about the DJ industry today. The person you meet turns out NOT to be the person that actually does your show. Often, you are not made aware of this. Ask the DJ you interview if he/she will be the actual person performing, or will someone else perform the event. You need to know this UP FRONT before you sign a contract.
  1. For a wedding, keep in mind that your guests are going to be where the couple are. If you’re on the dance floor, the guests will be too!
  2. Don’t micromanage the timeline. We do need the order of events but not necessarily the exact time for each.
  3. If there are older guests, try not to sit them close or right in front of the speaker(s).
  4. Don’t put the DJ in an obscure location or corner; the DJ needs to be easily visible and near the dance floor so they can see it to get a feel for the crowd.
  5. If you have dance floor lighting, keep in mind that darker is better. Use dimmers for chandeliers, cafe lighting, etc.
  6. If you have a bar or photo booth at the event, please put it in the main room where the DJ is. You want to keep people near the dance floor at all times.
  7. When picking your songs for your event, take into account not only your taste, but the guests’ as well.
  8. You always want to leave the guests wanting more. It’s not your responsibility to entertain guests until 2am.
  9. When picking your music, you don’t have to overdo it. Pick 20 or so songs you like anda few you don’t, and let us fill in from there.
  10. If you have to cut corners on your budget, don’t skimp on your entertainment—it can make or break your event!

1. Who is more likely to make the bedroom floor their personal laundry basket?

2. Who is the pickier eater?

3. Who is more likely to fill the house with gear from their favorite college sports team?

4. Who spends a longer amount of time getting ready for a night out?

5. Who do you trust more behind the wheel?

6. Who is more stubborn?

7. Who is better at keeping secrets?

8. Who wears the pants in the relationship?

9. Who is more likely to drop their phone in a toilet?

10 Who’ll be in control of the TV remote?

11. Who is always right?

12. Who is funnier?

13. Who is a better dancer?

14. Who is the most organized?

15. Who spends more time on Facebook?

16. Who has the most shoes?

17. Who spends more money?

18. Who’s car is the cleanest?

19. Who will be doing the cooking?

20. Right now, who do you love more than anyone in the world

Weddings originated thousands of years ago. With each passing century, people added something of their own. These small acts go a long way. Many people even believe in these things to an extent where leaving it will sound a crazy idea. Here are some common myths about the wedding. Some are very deep and serious while the others are rather funny. Well, here you go. Enjoy!

  1. Get something old, something new, something borrowed and lastly, something blue

It is a tradition dated back to the Victorian age. Many people around the world follow this tradition wholeheartedly. Something old refers to the couple’s desire to last their bond for eternity. Something new means the formation of their unique relationship as husband and wife. Something borrowed means family and friends and something blue means fidelity.

  1. Rain on the wedding day

Nowadays, we all have a backup plan in case it starts raining on your wedding day. But in the past, there was no system like this. People had no means of predicting the weather. So if it starts raining on your wedding day, it means the cleansing of both souls, and it also symbolizes fertility.

  1. Break a glass

Why would anyone want to break a glass on their wedding day and increase the bill? This is a tradition that first started in Italy. The couple breaks a glass or vase. The number of pieces the glass will shatter into will be the happy years of marriage they will have.

  1. Not seeing each other before the big day

Back in the day, the couple was not allowed to see each other. People believed that if they meet each other before marriage, it will give them a chance to change their mind. In the modern age, the couple doesn’t see each other because of bad luck and also to create some excitement and anticipations.

  1. Wedding DJ talks too much

A DJ is known to spice an event. A club DJ talks a lot to bring energy and excitement in people. Many people think that a DJ will do the same thing at the wedding. The wedding is a formal event, and no one likes a talkative DJ. Time has changed and there are several experience wedding DJs out there who know when to talk and how to keep the guests engaged.

  1. Either choose a DJ or a band

It is a very misguided fact. You have to either choose a DJ or a band to play on your wedding day. Both have their pros and cons. If you hire a professional, both will do a great job. You can even have them both if your time and budget allows.

  1. Don’t pick the first thing while shopping for your wedding

My opinion to you is to follow your feelings. There are thousands of wedding dresses. Hundreds of venues and many DJs to choose from. If your gut tells you to go for it than have it. You should do your research and all other necessary things. But if you like something at first glance, it is OK to buy it.

  1. Bridesmaid history

Nowadays, bridesmaid wears tacky dresses to make sure the brides shine. But they have a different origin. In the past, Bridesmaids wore similar dresses like the bride. It was done to confuse the bride’s ex and to ward off evil spirits.

  1. People don’t come to destinations wedding

This is just another misconception. Once I had a client whose wedding was is in Bora Bora. Guests from all around the world arrived. Who wants to miss the opportunity of visiting such a beautiful place? In short, people do make an effort to come to your wedding.

  1. Wedding planners are expensive

No! Wedding planners are not costly. They are experts who will arrange your wedding event most affordable and beautifully possible. It is OK to spend some money on getting a wedding planner because they are beneficial in the long run.