We came across a post on Buzzfeed News about a wedding photo that has gone viral in 24 hours on Facebook after it was posted after the photographer promised to donate $3 for every share.
It got started when photographer Edwina Robertson who owns a photography business wanted to raise awareness for the drought in rural Australia.
According to her Facebook page, Robertson said when she went to photograph a wedding she found out the bride's family had to sell all of their cattle of their property due to the uncertainty of the change of season.
This led Robertson to raise awareness to the drought and the challenges people living in rural Australia had to face.
She told BuzzFeed News that she had something visual and a story to go with it. With both of these she thought it was a fabulous way to highlight the need for funds for the charity she created.
"Even with my connections to the land, I was totally touched by the landscape and stories of Western Queensland," said Robertson on her Facebook page. "Unless you've been living under a rock for the last three years, you will have heard of the realities and the lack of rain. I am only an individual and I only, can't do much, but I can do a little."
Robertson reported on her Facebook page that as of September 21st, $15,000 has been pledged to Tie Up the Black Dog Committee to aid support for depression and mental illness in rural regions across Australia.
The money was generated by 4974 shares of the Facebook photo with a donation of $3 per share over a 24 hour social media campaign. You can take a look here at the work the three incredible woman who run this committee are doing: https://tieuptheblackdog.wordpress.com/our-mission/
According to Buzzfeed News, as of September 24, $25,000 has been raised with a final goal of $50,000. Those interested in donating to this campaign may do so by clicking on this link: https://ozcrowd.com/…/tie-up-the-black-dog-raising-awaren…/…
Wedding Photos featured on BuzzFeed News by Edwina Robertson Photography You may also visit Edwina Photography's Facebook page by clicking here - https://www.facebook.com/edwinarobertsonphotography?fref=ts.
Image by Gage Blake Photography
While December is a slow time for weddings, this Saturday will be a busy day for many couples, since many are saying "I Do" on the iconic date of 12-13-14. Since the date is in sequential order, many couples find it to be an extra special time to get married.
According to the Associated Press, the date on Saturday represents the last sequential calendar date for at least 20 years for Jan. 2, 2034 and another 89 years until Jan. 2, 2103.
David's Bridal told The Chicago Tribune more than 13,000 wedding are registered for Saturday with them, while a year ago on this date, the company had 6,621 events registered.
Image by Whyman Studios
Last year, Brian Beitler, chief marketing officer of David’s Bridal, told USA Today, dates with consecutive numbers are about to disappear. David's Bridal conducted its“What’s on Brides’ Minds” survey in 2013 that revealed that iconic dates are still popular.
The survey revealed that 40% of brides would consider planning their wedding on a special date like 12/13/14 or last year with 11/12/13.
Read more about iconic wedding dates in our blog posts - Couples Say 'I Do' on 11/12/13 and 12/12/12 Weddings – Are You Getting Married Today?
Featured image by Brandon Shafer Photography
We were so excited to see that photos (and a video!) from Jessica Simpson's wedding to Eric Johnson were finally released. The video takes you behind the scenes with Jessica and her bridesmaids as they get ready for her wedding day last weekend. Jessica looked simply stunning in her Carolina Herrera gold wedding gown and she pulled out all the stops for her bridesmaids too!
How beautiful does Jessica look on her wedding day! Photograph by Brides.
Another lovely photo from Jessica Simpson's wedding. Photograph by Brides
Jessica said she did not have a theme, but she wanted all of her bridesmaids (all 14 of them..mind you) to feel "ethereal" and the best they have ever felt. All of the bridesmaids are mismatched because as you will see Jessica say in this video below "not every girl is the same shade, not every girl is the same size, not every girl is the same personality.." we couldn't agree with you more Jessica!
Jessica's best friend CaCee Cobb wore a gorgeous green bridesmaid gown and we thought for those of you looking to do a similar color to CeCe's dress, here are looks we know you and Jessica would love too!
We think Jessica would have loved our After Six Bridesmaid Style 6699
We think this Lela Rose LR200 in clover would have been lovely in Jessica's wedding.. but we're biased!
In case you love gold as much as we do, take a look at our "oh so glamourous" Pantone Venetian Gold and blush style board:
How can this photo not be one of the chosen photos for the contest? Photo by Andrea Corsi
Photography at a wedding is one of the most important parts of the big day. It keeps the memory alive and captures details that couples may not remember years down the road.
Several photographers (more than several actually) were recognized for their beautiful wedding photos in a contest that we are sure has made a lasting impression on everyone who has seen them! They are all beautiful!
MyWed.com, a community of wedding photographers held a Wedding Photographers Contest a beginning of 2014. More than 2,600 professional photographers from all over the world took part in this contest.
One of the many beautiful photos from the Wedding Photographers Contest. Photo by Jun Ying
The contest had two nominations including Jury Choice and People’s Choice Award. Famous and great photographers chose the winner for the Jury Choice award from MyWed.com’s jury.
For the People’s Choice award, other photographers, participants of the contest, chose the winner. Prizes for each nomination included Canon cameras. Canon was the sponsor of the contest.
How happy does this couple look on their wedding day? This photo is by Marius Barbulescu
Now that the contest is over, MyWed.com has the Best Wedding Photographers and best photos of the contest.
The winner of the Jury Choice Award was photographer Mauricio Arias, who has also been named Best of the Best 2011 and 2012 by Junebug Weddings, and also the Photographer of the Quarter by the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. He lives in San Francisco Bay, CA, according to his biography on Chrisman Studios.
Photo by MyWedding.com Jury Choice Award winner, Maurcio Arias The winner of the People’s Choice Award is wedding photographer Marco Miglianti. Aside from Arias and Miglianti, MyWed.com recognized 50 brilliant winners with the highest scores! And the 100 Best Photos from the contest.
Photo by People's Choice Award Winner, Marco Miglianti
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