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  I started realizing that by 9pm, most of the guests would start packing up to get ready to go.  When you do a sparkler exit, the more sparklers, the better lighting you’ll have and you want a big celebration moment with all of your guests. So I came up with three tips to help […]

Picture Perfect Sparkler Exits

March 18, 2018


Yesterday, we drove in the gorgeous spring time weather for a little over three hours to shoot the launch party of EA Bride magazine.  Their amazing editor and owner are the sweetest girls I’ve met and it was so fun getting to know them a bit!  You know, there are just some people you know […]

EA Bride Magazine Launch Party : Kansas City, Missouri

February 28, 2018


Tip of the Week: Ceremony tips for outdoor weddings. You guys know outdoor weddings are my fave!  One of the most common mistakes venues make with outdoor ceremonies is holding them in the heat of the day. This is especially true for June-September weddings. To prevent your makeup from sweating off and your guests from […]

3 Tips for Outdoor Ceremonies

February 16, 2018


Nothing makes a relaxing night in more fun than having your bridesmaids over for some much needed girl time.  It’s easy to forget about friendship and love during all of the wedding planning so sit back, relax and make sure to try out this delicious Sangria Swirl Frozen Margarita recipe before you start the movie.  […]

10 Movies to Watch with your Bride Tribe

February 15, 2018


 Nothing is more fun than finally getting to the wedding day and seeing it all work out beautifully, having the time of your life and having the memories documented for you to look back on for the rest of your lives. Unfortunately, sometimes we have to make sacrifices to have the wedding of our dreams.  […]

5 Tips to Help You Be Able to Hire Your Dream Vendors

February 7, 2018


Wedding season is nearly here! If you are getting married this year, you are probably getting more and more excited as your day nears. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to help you have the Best Day Ever and some fun while you prepare for it. Yours Truly, Sara Do: Make sure to have […]

Wedding Do’s & Don’ts : A fun list to help you prepare for the best day ever!

February 5, 2018


Hello Gorgeous! When choosing where you’re going to get ready at, there are a few things you’ll need to make sure the room has to provide the best light, best photo opportunities and enough room for everyone to get ready.  Sometimes, I may even ask you to take pics outside of your prep room if […]

5 Tips to Creating the Picture Perfect Prep Room

January 12, 2018


If you’re recently engaged, it can seem almost overwhelming with the options you have.  Who should you book for your venue, your photographer, your DJ?  How far out should you book them?  What all does it entail to book a vendor? I recently received an inquiry from a bride for the month of October, this […]

How far in advance should I book my vendors?

January 4, 2018


The Couple of the Year is a nomination for being the face of the Sara Rieth Brand for the upcoming year.  Future blog posts will use your images, your photos will be used in magazine ads, online ads and even promotional materials for myself. The couple gets a special feature in the magazine, Happily Ever […]

2017 Couple of the Year!

January 2, 2018


I am so happy for you!  There’s something about a smile on a bride to be’s face that just makes everyone else around them smile too. The holidays are filled with love, laughter and a lot of beginnings to happily, ever afters.  You’ve said, “Yes!” but what do you do now?  Here are a few […]

I’m Engaged! Now what?

December 29, 2017