A chat with Chicago photographer Emma Mullins (& why I chose her to capture my own wedding!)

Some of y'all may know that I recently got married in Chicago! It's been such a fun time to look back and reminisce about the wedding day, and that's been especially easy to do since we got our photos and video from our amazing photographer, Emma Mullins Photography.

I asked Emma to answer a few questions so that we could get to know her a bit better and understand why she's such a wizard with a camera and ALLLL about her new videography business. Spoiler: the video we received brings us to tears EVERY TIME we re-watch it. Let's meet the maker of all this magic…

These chic wooden wedding rings are our newest obsession & totally budget-friendly

If you're into a natural, rustic, or boho look that fits both your style and especially your budget, you're going to flip when you see these rings from Wooden Rings. They've got that gorgeous organic feel that we ADORE and you can make them totally your own. And that rainbow layered wood is calling someone's name, I just know it. Let's see a few of our favorites and learn how you can snag 10% off of their already super affordable pricing…

This company is changing how you shop for rings & it's a GAME CHANGER

If you're on the hunt for an engagement ring (or wedding band, anniversary ring, etc.), you're likely scoping out jewelry stores and online retailers seeing the same thing over and over and over. Maybe none of them feel like you? That's where our partners at Joseph Jewelry come in. Have an idea of what you'd really love in a ring? They can custom make it for you from start to finish. Working with them to custom create a ring is like getting to design it yourself… but with a ton of help, advice, and the knowledge that the final product is going to BLOW YOUR MIND.

Love public libraries like we do? Here's how you can use your registry to support one of the best

We're no strangers to charitable registries — they're some of our favorite ways to channel funds to awesome organizations (and so you don't end up with a bunch of stuff you don't even need!). If you're a bibliophile who loves to support your local public library, this wedding registry concept is stellar.

Instead of that traditional gift registry, you can easily create a wedding charity registry in support of The New York Public Library!