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A wedding is something that only happens once a lifetime. Countless movies have been done to create the allure of what magic transpires in a wedding. Some would say that they have dreamWedding Venues in Charlotte NCt of the moment all their life. Some would of course say otherwise. One thing is for sure though. It is an event that is kept on the highest regard by each of the couple involved in it. The demand from the public for their wedding to be kept in a certain standard has made the industry very much lucrative.
Couples always want their wedding to be one of a kind. And if you’re thinking that the brides make the most of the request, you’ll have to think again. To be honest since we are in the business of making things possible on a tight budget, I’m going to downplay right away the participation of the bride. The most who makes the usual request is the bride’s mom or the in laws. And their standards are often up and above the budget if you know what I mean.
Out of the many possibilities request a couple (or the in law) might have the aspect that is usually most demanding is where the wedding is going to be held. The venue is one of the most important factors that could make or break the entire ceremony. Imagine yourself attending a wedding that does not fit the social status of the guest. A wedding is supposed to be an entire package. You actually shouldn’t pay a firm who wouldn’t provide you all the necessities especially the most important one which the venue. What is the use of having the best food being served by a wonderful caterer if the place is not at par?
So if you’re thinking of choosing some of the wedding venues in Charlotte NC, here are some examples of what you should be looking for.
The most intimate restaurants. What does make a restaurant look ceremony; a live band perhaps; a lively reception because of the service; an exquisite selection of wine and champagne? Or is it the package of all of the things that we’ve just mentioned? Ultimately the restaurant should have all of these things in more than suitable standards where your guest can fell the night pass very slowly because of the enjoyment they get from all of the above.
A garden wedding is another venue gaining popularity in today’s generation. Contrary to what most people think a garden wedding venue should also boast indoor facilities to host the rest of the ceremonies. Often this is the aspect left out by the couple which in the end can lead to regret. We all know what a good garden should have. It should contain the complete enticing delicacy of the flora, greens and the ambiance. Other than that the indoor accommodation should at least have some projectors which the ceremony could use, appropriate lighting to fill the aura of the even and advisable some HDTVs to add to the glitz and glamour.
Let’s face it, if you want to get something done you always want to do it yourself. People who are confident enough of themselves (like me) far too often charges at every tasks as a challenge. That is just how some people are hard wired. But recently, during an event photography in Charlotte; I’ve learned that having that mindset doesn’t always work on your advantage.
To paint a better picture, I’m going to tell you something about myself; since I’ve already stated that this post has something to do with a fairly typical human reaction. And yes, having a difficult time trusting a task to another soul is a reaction. In no way or form would I agree that having this in someone’s personality is a deficiency. Although there are some “psychotic gist” err, ‘psychologists that deems it as so. I refuse to allow others on treating this personality that I have of something close to a disease or sickness. There will never be a time where I will not be willing to get into a debate about why I choose to take most of the responsibilities even when sometimes tasked with a team.
Photography is a precision business. Although it might have sprung out from hobbyist, the techniques and studies of all photographers that came and went is enough to fill a humongous library. There is now enough knowledge, technique and history in photography for it to create another branch of science. That is why the once hobby is now a full time profession. It is a career where the clients can easily decipher which photographer is the season one and which are the beginners based on their works’ results (and not on the paycheck they will request).
A professional photographer is someone who has spent much of his time perfecting the meticulous demands of the business. One of the most challenging thing as a potential client is to choose who should cover such important events of your life. The number of phony would-be photographers who are posing as professionals out there is enough to get someone who doesn’t have much patience to lose it faster. But somehow as a person who has a valid reason to hire a professional, somehow you have got to find a way a longer piece of string as patience to come out of your event as a happy camper. I learned this the hard way. As I’m sure you have already imagined; this semi rant post is about the moral lesson a person learnt by committing a mistake.
I did come out a smarter person because of the experience. I did learned, (although it was too late) that in order to figure out the professional from the who’s not you got to have the patience to browse at a prospect’s portfolio. It may sound silly to you, but a lot of people forget to turn on their computer and check if the claim of someone has some truth into it online. A professional should always have his work displayed online. That is already a well-accepted fact.
A photographer usually starts his journey towards making his hobby into a full blown career with small events. Event photography Charlotte NC is a wonderful business to be involved in this vibrant city. There are so many corners in the city of Charlotte good enough to be in anyone’s wallpaper.
Events hosted by relatives and friends usually are the first testing grounds for any would be photographer. In this exciting time when the technology is now able to finally catch up with the talent growth of people, there is always something to learn on this business. A good photographer always wants to be on top of his game. He is forced to feel this way because of his commitment to provide the best possible quality of photographs to his clients. And so if you meet any photographer who says they have already reached the pinnacle of what they do and that they have stopped learning. It’s time to stop looking at their brochure and walk away. The industry that they are in dictates perpetual learning and they should be the first to know that by heart.
There is more to photography than just buying the most expensive camera with the most megapixels. Here are some tips from experience that should help you to get the most out of events especially the most important ones.
A great photo is 50% preparation
Visualizing and knowing what shots you’re going to take even before you get to an event isn’t overkill. It’s how the pros do it. Think about it, the kiss at the end of the ceremony lasts only a second on some weddings but its one thing you should not miss, because if you do you’re probably going to miss the paycheck too. Knowing what you want before it happens in front of you ensures that you get that cover off your lens before something important happens.
Pack the right lenses
Since you’ve already marched on the event venue the day before (because you’ve come prepared right?) you should have an idea what kind of lenses you will bring with you. This means that you have an idea where you’ll be at for a photo and the distance from the subject. Also you’ll be able to plan the lighting.
Add a drop of story on every image
The event you’ll be covering is important for at least several people. An event is something old over and over again by those who hosted it to their friends and relatives. AS a photographer you want you pictures to back up those stories they’re going to tell.
Don’t be afraid to get closer
Have you ever noticed that in sports events it’s the photographers that the athletes often crash to? It’s because if you want to be like a pro, you have to act like them. Learning their ways and how they want to be as close to the action as possible means that you should do the same. Its how they are able to deliver those incredible shots we see everywhere. Get close and personal. Stand your ground.
Charlotte wedding planning and any other wedding planning companies around the world is part of a lucrative business. But there are still some misconceptions coming from the industry’s potential customers.
There are countless details that need to be covered in wedding planning and each event offers something different. This means that professional wedding planners have exhaustive knowledge in what they do. This knowledge comes from experience which is considered the best teacher of all. Unfortunately this unmatched proficiency towards what they do is often the cause of misconceptions by other people looking from the outside. Often what start the idea that they are meant just for luxury are the finesse and the smarts that wedding planners display once they are tasked on managing an event.
If you are dreaming of a well-organized enchanting wedding yourself, looking for a wedding planner is a good place to start.
First we have to get rid of the idea that wedding planners are expensive. They do offer different packages that would suit on how much your budget is. The least they want to do is for you wedding to suffer because of their fees you know. Once you talk to professionals, you’ll soon notice that most of them are willing to work around your budget and not to punch a hole through it.
One thing wedding planners are good at is to keep things in perspective. This alone is a very valuable help if you think about it. Have you ever been involved in a project where there are too many suggestions coming in from different people that made the experience working for it almost toxic? What happened with that particular project? I’m sure you’ve ended up with something you are not very proud of. The same goes with weddings. Often times the bride, groom, friends and both sides’ parents (especial mention to the bride’s mother) try to contribute something to the wedding which ends up further making a mess of things. Keeping things organized means that all inputs need to jive and not to pile on top of each other. If it means having to place a dictator in charge of things so be it. If you’ve ever been involved in the planning stages of a wedding you’ll be surprised at the amount of unrealistic suggestion coming out of people’s mouths. A good wedding planner never strays away from the cold reality which is the budget.
Since I’ve already mentioned the word “budget”, another great help of a wedding planner is to fit things into the budget. You might not realize this but the discounts, the contracts they can arrange, the good places in Charlotte they know to where take the photos; all can save you dollars because it gets rid of so many hassles. After the wedding and you’ve added up all the expenditures, the wedding planner may actually prove that they paid for themselves because of all the savings they’ve brought the couple.
It’s free to dream big for your wedding, but some of those big dreams are the first ones to go when the actual events happens. And it’s a planners job for you to still be very satisfied even though it didn’t exactly happened the way you dreamt it to.
The city of Charlotte never runs out of events or parties one can go to. All one has to do is to search Charlotte NC upcoming events on any search engine and voila! The results on the first page alone should suffice for whatever party you have in mind. I have actually finished a search a few seconds ago and one hot ticket is the upcoming concert of Madonna.
It’s always good to know that because of technology and specifically the internet, planning ahead is a breeze. Although I can still remember back when you still have to drive to where the event will be held weeks in advance if you’re like me who spares no effort just to make sure of things; and I bet that you didn’t enjoy that either. Things got a little better. Advancements came after that and you are allowed to make reservations over the phone. Today we can still do that but who would want to go through that hassle if securing a ticket are just a few clicks away
Okay, so you have secured a ticket and you are just counting how many times you only have to sleep at night before the event you have been waiting for arrives. Most probably you still have forgotten about an important factor. Other than yourself, you are sure to bring this one as well. Still got no idea? What I want to point out is fashion. Proper clothing can make or break you. Just like everybody else you want to make the first impression count for sure. Whether you’ll be taking your friends with you, you have a date or if you’re planning to just meet people your attire says a great deal of message to whoever sees you with it. I’m no fashion guru, but I’ll do my best to enlighten you my dear reader with some fashion essential that you should always keep in your backpack.
Fitting to wear on: weddings, events held on church, most restaurants, dinner at your in-laws
Men should consider wearing: slacks, shirts with buttons, polo shirts, and casual shoes
Women should consider wearing: skirt at knee-length, blouse, flats or boots, sweater
Fitting to wear on: theaters, high end restaurants, holiday parties, most weddings
Men should consider wearing: belts, you can wear a tie, dress shoes, pants, button-up shirts and blazers
Women should consider wearing: dress pants, modest dress, and blouse, depends on the season you can wear pantyhose, either heels or flats
Fitting to wear on: fancy parties, the opera, formal parties, and special occasions
Men should consider wearing: pants and jacket should match, suit, best, shirts with buttons, dress shoes, definitely a tie
Women should consider wearing: Cocktail dress, heels, dressy skirt, and pant suit
First up, before you can say you’re ready for an event you have to make sure you’ve completed reconnaissance in the place. You never want to be inappropriately dressed, which just screams to people “hey I’m here but I didn’t pay any attention other than the place and date because you guys are not important.”
For all the working individuals weekends are the time to unwind. It is always the time of the week when you’re supposed to do your best to take off the entire load you’ve managed to compile on your back during the working week. It doesn’t matter what field of work you are involved in, the question really is what the things you enjoy most doing are. I know this question is fun and lightly (probably why fun is overlooked nowadays by people too focused on that career ladder); but winding down during the weekend should be taken with a serious thought. Think about it, you’ve been working the whole week. You’re body has been accumulating all these stresses that surround your work place and not to mention how many brain cells you’re killing each day with all the repetitive, uninspired thinking you’ve been doing at work. That in fact is the real issue here, finding some fun so your brain cells don’t just wither away and leave you after you’ve reached that topmost part of the ladder you’ve been dreaming of all these years.
Okay so let’s get into perspective. The work week is 5 days and all of us are just given 2 days for a weekend. Of course we’re only just going to use 1 day because we don’t want to die before we’ve reached 50. We take 1 day to do all the fun things that we ought to do and the other day should be reserved for rest and slumbering. Now it’s time to determine what the Charlotte NC weekend events are which would fit for you. It could be with your family, friends or what have you. The idea is you take anyone who is bringing more joy to your heart to maximize that single day we have in this great city of ours.
Charlotte cooking classes – the activity is for all those who loves to cook and for those who loves to do the other end of the bargain – eating. Playing a chef for a day is a great stress reliever once you’ve tried getting hands on with those ingredients.
Finding fun in Concord – sitting just 15 miles N.E. of uptown Charlotte, Concord is home to two huge NASCER race events each year. Another attraction is the largest shopping mall in the whole of Charlotte area – Concord Mills. There really is no place for boredom in Concord.
Taking the kids to a zoo – if you’re a family guy like me you should know that zoos can knock off boredom out of kids in no time. And when they are happy, we are happy. It’s a good way to spend time with the family because it’s like hitting two birds with one stone. You get to fulfill what the weekend is supposed to be like for you plus the kids will be having fun too!
Charlotte Nightlife – this city never runs out of happenings especially at night. If you’re that upbeat type of guy who finds comfort in the night life; you’ll find plenty of night clubs, dance clubs and sports bars in Charlotte.
The city of Charlotte may be favored due to its NASCAR roots, but this city has a lot to offer more than just racing. The downtown Charlotte events alone are more than enough to satisfy any cravings a traveler may have for adventure and fun. Its listing is at a continual growth which includes several huge.
If someone wants to have some fun, he better know where are the venues this things are more likely to happen. Mapping out the city for hotspots are supposed to be done weeks from the actual date of your travel, but if somehow it never occurred to you the internet can still help you out. Here are some of the venues that are usually kept on the itineraries of your fellow travellers.
- Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – is tagged as the city of Charlotte’s main hall for music. When someone needs to have his fix of great performance and be entertained looking up the schedule of events on this venue might lead you to what you are looking for. It’s originally named Blockbuster Pavilion and has opened its doors for anyone who plans to be entertained since 1991. Live nation, one of the country’s leading brands when it comes to entertainment manages Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Some of the world’s rock band icons have gazed the floor of this venue such as Journey and Aerosmith to name a few.
- Time Warner Cable Arena – you probably know this place for its NBA team tenant, the Charlotte bobcats. I’m not here to write a sports review but I’m sure that the bobcats are not exactly at the top of your viewing list (just a guess). It also features AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. Either of the two, what’s obvious is if you’re a sports buff, then it is best to bookmark the schedule of events on this venue. It offers great entertainment from the competitions that are hosted here most days of the year. The arena opened its doors to the public in 2005 and since it’s still comparably new, it boasts state-of-the-art technology which only adds to the experience of every event. Its huge capacity also adds another dimension to events hosted here as the sheer number of people that can be present in an event can be colossal and again adds to the experience. Justin Bieber, U2, The Rolling Stones and Miley Cyrus are just some of the names that have made a performance here.
- Bank of America Stadium – this venue is located uptown of Charlotte. For NFL fans, it has been the home of Charlotte’s football team the Carolina Panthers. It was built in 1996 and despite its age, it still fairs well in terms of technology and modern design. During its time, it was built with the technology not introduced yet with large venues so not surprisingly it can still hold its own against some of the stadiums and arenas built much later.
Choosing a venue to maximize a depleting time is always on the mind of most people. The question of what to do never fails to pollute the mind of a traveler. And hotspots venues like this can ease that problem.
Everybody who has been on any type of event knows the importance of the venue for an event. It cannot be stressed enough of how big a deal it is to choose just the right place. The good thing is Charlotte event venues are usually just right around the corner on this wonderful bustling metropolitan.
I’m sure everyone has heard it more than once. Location, location and for more fun location! The word is what you’ll mostly hear among planners or anyone involved in putting together an event. Whether it’s an event that’s going to be hosted outdoor or indoor, the place chosen should fit the exact description of what the theme would be for the gathering.
If you’ve ever paid attention to an event you’ve attended, you will notice (especially if it’s nicely done) that the place where you’ve gathered adds a huge chuck to the experience. The experience we gain and share with other people who has attended we’ll take with us for duration of time which would depend on how big an impact the event have made.
Some would argue that food should be having the biggest emphasis on any occasion and most of the time I would agree. I’d say that most of the time it’s as close to an even split between the two. Asking a professional event planner though would supply you with another answer, he would tell you that it depends on the type of the event. There are corporate events that food hardly matters at all and it’s what the ambience of the place or what type of atmosphere it would foster that really plays a role if the said event would have a successful conclusion.
The decision of the hosts or the celebrants on whether it would be an open field, a park, a yacht, an impressive hall, on a stadium falls on what type of experience they want to imprint on their attendees. Figuring out this task requires ample knowledge of the place a lot of options the one in charge should know by heart. Choosing an event venue is usually what pushes a host or a celebrant to the brink and sway him/her to the idea of asking a professional for help. This is where the expertise of special events group comes in. A good events group should have an extensive list of venues they should have the privilege of access to. Their list should be exhaustive of different options a host can choose from which a strong ground to prove of their worthiness is.
Here are some places in Charlotte that cannot be missed:
- Embassy Suites Charlotte
- Hidden River Events
- Rocky River Vineyards
- Maggiano’s Little Italy – Charlotte
- U.S. National Whitewater Center
- Levine Museum of the New South
- Bermuda Run Country Club
- Providence Country Club
- Pump It Up
- The Atrium Uptown
- Tremont Music Hall
If you’re going to choose an event planner, might as well maximize your options and go with someone who’s got the most impressive list of event venues.
A tourist’s heart is meant to always capture the best out of his destination. Every place has a personality of its own, if you are one of those who are not looking at travelling at this perspective, then you’re missing out on something special.
I remember the last time I went out for ride. Every once in a while a guy needs to quench his thirst for adventure. Every once in awhile you have to act on your most inner yearning for travel and not stop at just listening to it. The experience was refreshing I can tell you that. Anytime you meet a place, and you become acquainted with its secrets and somehow you fall in love with it, its magic.
A guy has to work hard to earn a living. Day in day out all throughout the week most of us sweat it out for our own respective reasons. Monday is usually the first day we start our labors and each day becomes worse than the previous. We might not realize but there is pain that is left inside deep in us. Stress as we often pertain to it gets to us which causes other illness. Learning how to get rid of stress we have accumulated from work, problems and through our daily lives is an important aspect of the adult life. A good strategy to make it through the week is to get out to places and catch some events. If one inserts a fun time in his week cycle it only means that he cares enough with his own well being.
The city of Charlotte, North Carolina has certainly a lot to offer for any visitor and for the local inhabitants. One’s imagination is the only limit on what to do on the weekend on a city at Charlotte’s scale. Charlotte NC Events this weekend is as filled with fun filled events as it would be on the next weekend. One has only got to find the resource on how to be updated with the happenings of the city. Every night there might good live music played just around the corner to keep anyone who seeks good music as company at night. These kinds of places are of course also the venue from where one can meet actual people who pretty much has the same interest since you all met at the same place and time to do the same thing probably.
Where else can one find such ever changing information than in the World Wide Web? It is as easy as typing a few word as queries and search for the upcoming events that you surely don’t want to miss this weekend. After that, since almost everyone has a smart phone, he just simply needs to type it in his planner so he could be alarmed when the event draws near. Also, the vast information being posted regularly at social networking sites that I’m sure you have my dear reader could also supply those needed answers for your upcoming events questions.