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July 13, 2018

5 Tips to Make Your Recessional Photos Fun!

Let’s be honest, it can be tough to stand out in the wedding world. With all the beautiful design and creative content that everyone has access to these days, it’s hard to plan a wedding that will wow your guests. Lucky for you, we’re here to help! We’ve curated a list of 5 of our favorite recessional twists that will set your wedding apart. We’re calling it- recessional flare is the new way to start a party off right in 2018. From winter weddings, to confetti cannons, from flower power to light sabers, we hope you find some fun inspiration for your first walk as newly weds!

Check out our tips and twists below and let us know what you’re planning for your first walk as husband and wife!

Let it Snow!

Is there anything more magical than fresh snow? Coming off this holiday season, we can’t really think of anything better than a winter wonderland. We even had the opportunity to shoot a wedding during a real southern snow storm! But if you’re wanting some powdery goodness on your big day but are lacking the real thing, make some fake snow for your guests for perfect and festive photos!

Winter Wedding Wedding Tips by Top Wedding Photographer Leigh Wolfe PhotographyWinter Wonderland

This is Us!

Putting personal pieces together to create a wedding that is uniquely you is a great way to show your guests a little something special on your big day. Love dogs? Bring fido to the ceremony! Sports fan? Team colors can really get your guests cheering for you. Sci Fi enthusiast? How about a light saber exit? What ever it is that you and your partner want to spotlight at your wedding, as long as it is a reflection of you both, the quirkier the better!

Recessional Wedding Photography, Wedding Tips by Top Wedding Photographer Leigh Wolfe PhotographyLight Saber Exit from Jim Henson inspired Geek wedding

Color Me Wonderful

The resurgence of bright colors into weddings has been so refreshing! While a clean classic look works for a more traditional approach, we love when brides and groom go bold with bright colors. Capturing color is one of our favorite things to do as photographers. It makes for bright and beautiful photos that stand out in a sea of white and grey. Add some fun into your recessional photos by having a confetti send off after your vows. Guests can participate with their own individual packets of confetti, or you can go straight for the confetti cannon for extra drama and flare!

Confetti Wedding Wedding Tips by Top Wedding Photographer Leigh Wolfe PhotographyAmelia Lyon via Green Wedding Shoes

Emily SteffenWedding Recession Wedding Tips by Top Wedding Photographer Leigh Wolfe Photography via Ruffled

Wedding Tips by Top Wedding Photographer Leigh Wolfe PhotographyWe love how this bride and groom incorporated their confetti into their programs. Festive design at its finest!
Steven Michael Photo via 100 Layer Cake


Fly the flag! We said I Do! 

You’ve walked down the aisle, you have said your I do’s. Now it’s time to celebrate! Get your guests involved in your recessional by handing out colorful flags for them to wave as you walk back up to aisle as husband and wife! There’s nothing quite as festive as flags raised in your honor. Plus, guests can bring them to the reception to keep the party going!

Festive Recessional FlagsWedding Flags Wedding Tips by Top Wedding Photographer Leigh Wolfe Photography

Wedding Flags Wedding Tips by Top Wedding Photographer Leigh Wolfe Photography
Wedding Flag Inspiration


We Leave you with Lavender and Love

There’s nothing quite like the fragrant aroma of flowers in the air. Have your guests toss some florals your way as you take your first walk as husband and wife. The more colorful florals, the better! Looking for a little extra aroma? Have your guests toss lavender. On a hot summer night, it will refresh your guests as you all make your way to the reception!

Flower Petal Recessional Wedding Tips by Top Wedding Photographer Leigh Wolfe PhotographyFlower Power!

Wedding Tips by Top Wedding Photographer Leigh Wolfe Photography
Lavender Send off


I hope I gave you some fun inspiration for your wedding day! I love to help couples create photos that they’ll love forever. If you’re looking for more inspiration, or just want some professional advice, let’s chat! Don’t forget to check out my social media platforms for behind the scene’s action and real life couples (plus a few shenanigans).

Until then, Friend,

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