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How to Start Planning a Destination Wedding

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For all of you who have ever planned a wedding, I bet 99.9% of you all have considered throwing caution to the wind and deliberated a destination wedding.  After the romantic idea of sweeping all of your guests off to the destination of your dreams has taken the backseat to reality, you may realize planning an out-of-state, or out-of-country, wedding can be a lot more work than you anticipated. So with the help of our friends at the Caribbean Shopping Channel we’ve developed some pointers on how to get started planning a destination wedding, outside of general wedding planning tips.  Caribbean Shopping Channel is a televised and online shopping network that caters to the US, Canada, and the Caribbean, and they have an amazing destination wedding curated shop, so who better than them to help us?!

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1.  Research whether guests will need any shots or travel documents (passports, visas, vaccinations) in order to go where you’re planning your wedding.  The more barriers of entry there are to get to your wedding, the more likely guests will RSVP no.  Make it as easy as possible for them.

2.  Consider the date and location compared to the seasonal weather during that time (unless you don’t mind walking around during a rainy season in your beautiful wedding dress).

3.  Know the currency exchange rate so when you are talking to vendors, you are able to knowingly convert their currency into USD.  And with the power of the internet, research local vendors who have high customer satisfaction ratings.  You can also turn to your venue contact to make recommendations on all the other wedding vendors available.  Of course I make a pretty amazing wedding photographer myself (hint, hint).

4.  Find a local wedding coordinator.  You may think you can do it alone because you’re master organizer,

and I’m sure you can, but it really, really, really helps to have someone onsite at the location who knows his/her way around the area.  Even if it’s just the venue coordinator who is willing to help make recommendations for you and take over day-of duties, every little bit helps, especially when you’re in an area you’re not familiar with.

5. Research marriage license requirements and confirm with the local tourism board.

6.  Consider the attire of your bridal party.  Don’t make them wear heavy material if they’ll be standing at the wedding sweating in muggy temperatures, and vice versa at colder locations.

7. Create a destination wedding website for your guests that lists all pertinent information such as any travel documents they’ll need to obtain, the currency exchange rate, hotel blocks, transportation to and from the airport, transportation to and from the wedding, and things to do in the area.

Good luck!  I had a destination wedding and loved every moment of it. Trust me, it’s do-able with the right planning. 

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Destination Wedding Wedding Photographer Travels to Barbados and Caribbean

Destination Wedding Wedding Photographer Travels to Barbados and Caribbean

About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international destination wedding photographer that shoots weddings, boudoir, portraits and events. She has been published in many publications including The New York Times, Style Me Pretty, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings and is Wedding Wire and featured on Huffington Post Weddings and The New York Newsday Weddings. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients. Taking photographs to commemorate memories is what she does best and Angelica is very passionate about her work. She continues to mentor with the industry’s finest in wedding and commercial photography so her clients only gets the best images.

Spring Photography Giveaway Challenge! Win 1 of 3 Packages!

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Win 1 of 3 Photography Packages!

Spring is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate, than a wedding, portrait session and Photo Booth giveaway! We're giving away a complimentary 6-hr wedding basic package. We're also giving away a photo session, good for a 30 min anniversary, portrait, headshot, or engagement session, etc. Dress rentals (size permitting) will be included and chosen from the few options we have to offer.

That's not all, we're also giving away a 2-hr Photo Booth package! You could win one, or all three.

Click HERE for more details.2018 Travel Dates

Can't make it to New York City for a photo session? I'm traveling this year so mark your calendars and contact me ASAP to book your session while I'm in your city! 

Las Vegas, NV: 2/24/18-3/1/18 Miami, FL: 3/9/18-3/11/18 CANCELLED Boston, MA: 3/23/18-3/25/18 San Diego, CA: 4/1/18-4/6/18 (tentative) Cape Cod, MA: 7/1/18-7/5/18 Boston, MA: 9/1/18-9/4/18 Richmond, VA: 9/7/18-9/9/18 Charlottesville, VA: 10/11/18-10/14/18

About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer that also shoots headshots, portraits and events and provides photo booth services and rental. She has photographed couples in Hawaii, Boston, Florida, California, Philippines, Canada, Barbados and other destination caribbean islands. Angelica continues to  be published in many publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News – Down The Aisle, Time Out New York, The Huffington Post, Staten Island Live news, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com, The Frosted Petticoat and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2013 and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2014 and have also won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2014. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. She utilizes natural lighting as well as off-camera lighting to ensure her clients receive beautiful photos from a Style Me Pretty type of natural look to an editorial/dramatic magazine worthy look. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). On top of capturing weddings, she also provides photo booth option for her clients called the InstaMemory Booth, which is always a hit at any event! She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC. Angelica would love to hear from you so send an inquiry to book your wedding and engagement sessions at info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com

2008-2018 © Copyright | Angelica Criscuolo Photography| All Rights Reserved | info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com | NYC Wedding Photographer travels to New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Destination Weddings worldwide including Caribbean, Philippines, India, Europe, Polynesian Islands & more.Engagement Photographer and Luxury Boudoir photography. Photo booth rental and service. NO travel fee to San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Boston, DC – Available for Travel.

Destination Weddings Trash the Dress Photo on a Caribbean Beach!

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This has been a long time coming, so I’m very excited to share this amazing destination wedding trash-the-dress photo session in the Caribbean. After a fun night of partying the night away in Barbados, Kristy and Phil put on their formal wear one last time to have fun on the white sandy beaches by The Crane Residential Resorts. The backdrop of the beach was not just the beautiful blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, but the gorgeous cliffs of The Crane, which provided a few shades during most of the session. One tip for photographers who shoots destination weddings or any wedding, make sure to note the time sunrise and sunset occurs. It’s easy enough to Google the time so this way you hit the golden hour when shooting on the beach…it’s also a good thing to actually ask the residents the approximate time the sun goes up.  I should have done this since what we thought was early was not early enough. Even with the sun already high in the sky, we made do and still had fun. With filters on my lens to help with the surrounding background light, we got amazing shots with the helps of an off-camera lighting set-up and my handy Flashpoint reflector from Adorama.

Trash the dress sessions, with a beautiful blue sky and beach backdrop, is always an amazing photo shoot to have. The bride and groom are already relaxed after  their big day, so this day after session is just for the two of them. There are no restrictions, no boundaries, and yes they can get dirty and jump in the ocean if they want to...and these two did!

To see more of their images visit this gallery:http://angelicacriscuolophotography.pass.us/kristyphilip/

Here's to another happy ending and new beginning for a beautiful couple!

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About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international photographer that shoots romantic/luxury NYC weddings and travel to NJ, CT, PA as well as San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Florida and other destination weddings. She also photograph portraits and events with an editorial style. Taking photographs to commemorate memories is what she does best and Angelica is very passionate about her work. A couple's wedding is a personal moment and she ensures each wedding is unique. She also believes portraits are meant to capture your soul and she aims to use her editorial techniques to create images that showcases a person's true self. She continues to mentor with the industry's finest in wedding and commercial photography so her clients only gets the best images. She has been published in many publications including The New York Times, The Philippine News, Style Me Pretty, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot's Best of Weddings 2013 and is Wedding Wire rated. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside/Woodside Queens, NYC. To find out more about Angelica go to www.angelicacriscuolophotography.com or "like" her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/angelicacriscuolophotography.

Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Award 2015 - Angelica Criscuolo Photography - We won again!

Doing the Jiggy Dance everyone! We are proud to always serve our brides, grooms, couples, and all our clients and because YOU are just amazing, getting published is a breeze! We THANK YOU for this 2015 Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Award and to the editors of Two Bright Lights for choosing our wonderful clients to publish. These editors range from The Knot, to Today.com and so much more. Our couples have been published in many publications and we're very excited for this year! So much more to come. "The Editors' Choice Awards honor Two Bright Lights' members whose talent was continually recognized by top print magazine, blog and ezine editors. Their hard work and commitment to getting published places them among the top 5%, from a community made up of over 40,000 photographers and event professionals across 100 countries."

To think, there are THOUSANDS of photographers that uses Two Brights Light and my couples have been chosen to be published by editors that uses Two Bright Lights to find amazing photos and stories. THANK YOU to our amazing clients, couples and brides and grooms in New York (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx), New Jersey, California, Florida, Caribbean, Hawaii, Long Island, and Destination weddings!!!

Thanks again everyone for making Angelica Criscuolo Photography a success! "Like" our Facebook page and follow our newsfeed!

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Wedding Wire and The Knot Best of Wedding Winner Angelica Criscuolo Photography

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© Copyright 2015 | Angelica Criscuolo Photography| All Rights Reserved | info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com | NYC Wedding Photographer travels to New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Destination Weddings worldwide including Caribbean, Philippines, India, Europe, Polynesian Islands & more.Engagement Photographer and Luxury Boudoir photography. Photo booth rental and service. NO travel fee to San Diego, San Francisco, Ft. Lauderdale, Boston – Available for Travel

New York Wedding Photographer - Winner of Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Award 2014

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This is an amazing year! We found out that New York Wedding Photographer Angelica Criscuolo Photography did not just win The Knot Best of Weddings Awards and the WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award, but we are also now the winner of the Two Bright Lights 2014 Editors' Choice Award!

We are now part of an exclusive group whose number of published features in 2013 placed Angelica Criscuolo Photography among the top 5% of all Two Bright Lights members!

The award recognizes the hard work and talent required to be repeatedly featured in top magazines and blogs. Among more than 35,000 photographers and vendors competing for publication, the Editors' Choice winners represent the best-of-the-best. woohoo!!!

THANK YOU Two Bright Lights and THANK YOU to our amazing clients, couples and brides and grooms in New York, New Jersey, Long Island, and Destination weddings!!!

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New York Wedding Photographer Award winning Photography Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Awards

The Knot Best of Wedding 2014 Best New York Wedding Photographer

About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer based in New York, NYC that also shoots boudoir, portraits and events in New Jersey, Upstate New York and Long Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Sand Diego, Boston, Miami and Destination Weddings. She has been published in many publications including The New York Times, , Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com, Style Me Pretty and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2013 and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2014 and have also won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2014 in addition to Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Award 2014. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. Taking photographs to commemorate memories is what she does best and Angelica is very passionate about her work. She continues to hone her craft with the industry’s finest in wedding and commercial photography so her clients only gets the best images. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC.