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Planning a Formal Exit? Do this too!

The sparklers, the champagne toasts, the getaway car – these day formal exits can be such a glamorous end to an amazing wedding day. If you’re considering a spectacular send-off then you might want to consider doing this too. This tip will not only will it add a touch of magic to your big day, but become a cherished memory between you and your partner. Here are three reasons why a private last dance are an absolute must if you’re doing a formal send off:

Smooth Transitions

Your private last dance serves as the perfect segue into the end of your reception. No need for the awkward “lights on, music off” moment enforced by the venue. It provides a graceful exit, allowing your guests to leave promptly, on a high note and with ample time (and direction from your coordinator or planner) to prepare for your send off.

A Fairytale Ending

Picture this: swaying to a special song with your favorite person, alone, after hours and hours of being surrounded by people celebrating you. As crazy as it sounds, quiet moments with your partner can be hard to come by if you’re not intentional about it. A private final dance with your person is a movie-like, fairytale ending to your already amazing day and gives you a chance to connect while the energy is still at a high. 

A Graceful Goodbye

Even if you’re not planning a grand getaway with a fancy car, and you’re going to see everyone at the after party – a private last dance offers a beautiful opportunity for guests not attending that after party to bid you farewell. For those joining you there, it gives them a chance to order an Uber or make their way without lingering behind at the venue for too long.

So, dear brides, consider adding this magical touch to your wedding day itinerary. A private last dance ensures your special day concludes with ease, connection, and the opportunity to create a lovely memory that lasts a lifetime (also imagine the pics!). If you found this helpful check out these blogs for more tips! How to Choose your Wedding Photographer and 5 Questions to Ask Your Photographer before Booking.

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- Melissa d.

“Gabriella was absolutely amazing!!! Words cannot even describe how perfect she was, but I’ll try my best. Right from the beginning, I knew she was the one. She was so caring, calming, organized, and just a genuinely happy person. She made me feel even more excited for my wedding. She was so helpful throughout the entire process right down to the big day. AND THE PICTURES - OH MY GOD. They are absolutely breathtaking and she definitely tells the story of your day in the most perfect way. She captures every precious moment while having a smile on her face the whole time she’s with you. I can’t say enough amazing things about her. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to have the BEST photographer for any occasion. We had such an amazing experience with Gabriella and we can’t thank her enough!”

"Captures every moment"

- Dawn g.

“Gabriella is a very great planner, very organized and an absolute delight to work with. Her planning and organization helped me prepare for the big day without any fear that I left any important photo out. Her planning skills ensured I didn't miss any details. She is such a delight to work with she was even happy to help me with my little surprise I had for my husband, it went off without a hitch. She captured all the photos we could imagine....all the fun, sweet, sincere moments throughout the day. She even provided the photos to us in a timely manner. I HIGHLY recommend her; she's highly energetic, personable, easy to work with, a planner, organized, and she captured lots of beautiful pictures. She exceeded all of my expectations. She was such a great photographer.”

"Exceeded all my expectations"

- Melissa N.

Making my dream wedding come true!
Gabriella was hired by my (now) husband, as a surprise photographer for our proposal. She was phenomenal and we hired her for our wedding as well! Her energy and vision for our wedding photos captured every moment and emotion. She was amazing in every way. Her attention to detail and knowing what was important to me on my big day was awesome - she went the extra mile. I would 10/10 recommend her to any one wanting to capture beautiful moments in life - for their engagement, wedding, and more.

"She went the extra mile."

- Megan W.

Hiring Gabriella was one of the best decisions that we made during our wedding planning. From our very first conversation, Gabriella was warm & bubbly. She radiates positive energy that I knew that we needed for our big day. Gabriella has a vigorous work ethic and eye for detail. Her ability to transform any setting is pure magic. We enjoyed working with her throughout the planning process and are absolutely thrilled with our engagement and wedding photos (which she had edited and back to us in less than one month!).

"One of the best decisions"

- Lisette & Tyrus b.

What can we say about Gabriella Marie Photography. There are so many words to describe the amazing job Gabriella did on our special wedding day. Gabriella will not only shoot your wedding, she can help you design what your wedding will be. She is there every step of the way. She has amazing attention to detail. Before the big day, Gabriella has a plan that will ensure that your day will be spectacular. She is always available via text, call, direct message, FaceTime or Zoom. Gabriella is the absolute best photographer ever. The best quality that she has is that she is more than a photographer, she is a true friend. She cares about her clients and makes us feel like a trust-worthy friend is there to help. For example, she sent my wife and I a pre-wedding care package. This gift proved to be so valuable for us while dealing with wedding stress. This gift was the most thoughtful thing my wife and I ever received. A simple thank you is just only the tip of the iceberg with regarding Gabriella Marie Photography. Everyone please check out our new friend Gabriella. Trust us, she is worth every penny and more.

"Worth every penny and more"