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July 2015

Yours Truly, Zoe

When to start working on your wedding album

July 6, 2015
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Dear Yours Truly Readers,

I received a direct message from one of our  Facebook page followers. She was asking about the perfect time to start her wedding album. I realized that answering this question would be a great start to an interactive new section here on our blog.

Question: When is the perfect time to start working on a wedding album?

Answer: I would say as soon as you receive your images from the photographer. I agree that the new couple should be given a chance to celebrate their first few days together uninterrupted. But as soon as you’re back from your honeymoon, and you have received your images, it would be great to start working on your wedding album right away.

A wedding album’s main purpose is to keep the memories (and the feelings) from your wedding day preserved. It’s  visual storytelling of what happened during your big day. Plus, when the events are still fresh in your memory, it’s easier to choose which photos are most important to have in your album.

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Zoe's Thoughts

Things You Probably Don’t Know About The 4th Of July

July 4, 2015
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So, today is the big day! When cities across the country hold the grandest fireworks display.

But before you ready your camera for that best Instagram shot, here are few things that you probably don’t know about the Independence Day. It would be nice if you can take time to read to make your celebration more meaningful.

1. The holiday is almost 300 years in the making! Americans began observing the Fourth of July as early as 1777, when the first-ever major celebration in Philadelphia included a parade, a thirteen-shot cannon salute, and fireworks, but Congress didn’t make it official until 1870.

2. It wasn’t a paid holiday-at least not until 1938. In 1938, a bill was granted, allowing holiday leave to employees of the federal government.

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3. It’s the biggest hot dog holiday! Americans eat some 20 billion hot dogs per year, and 155 million of them are consumed on July 4th alone, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. That’s enough average-sized franks to stretch from L.A. to D.C. five times, with some left over.

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Inspirations

Sweet Treats on the 4th of July

July 1, 2015
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Red, white and blue stripes seems to be the go-to theme for weddings held on the 4th of July. Not only is it relevant to the Independence Day celebration, but it’s also stylish.

But how do you feed your guests? We’re hoping you have finalized the menu already but if you haven’t yet, here are some visually inspiring ideas!

OK. This is not exclusive to wedding parties. If you’re planning for a simple 4th of July dinner with family and friends, these ideas are sure to help!

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