Sunday Spotlight: Photography by Laurie

In efforts to keep our blog more regularly updated with weddings and information that you would all find helpful, we have decided to start a weekly posting that will highlight some of our favorite local vendors that we have worked with!!  Photographers, Videographers, Entertainment, Pastry Chefs, Florists, etc!!! 

Plus, what better way to start (or end?) your week than by learning more about some event experts?? 

This week's spotlight is on Photography by Laurie... a fabulous local photographer who specializes in not only digital images, but is one of the last photographers in the area who also offers AMAZING old-school film images, too!  Not only did Laurie photography my 2008 wedding, but she also photographed my brother's September wedding, and we have worked with her on numerous other events! 

Enjoy this week's spotlight, and keep your eyes peeled for next week- when he shine the spotlight on yet another phenomonal vendor!


  Laurie Velitskovich  - http://www.photosbylaurie.com/  -  laurie@photosbylaurie.com  -  267.978.88729

How long have you been in the photography business?  And what training do you have?:
 I have been a professional photographer for 13.5 years.  I have a degree in photographic imaging, and I printed professionaly for 6 years at a pro lab in Philadelphia.

Why did you choose to pursue photography?:
 I love photography.  I love the art of it.  And, it's funny becasue when I was in school I thought that if I ended up a wedding photographer I considered it a failure.  I just did not like the look of traditional wedding photography.  I wanted to be a photojounalist!  And, then while I was printing professionally I started to see the wonderful energence of photojournalism begin.  And, I thought "this is fantastic".  I really loved how it let the photographer be creative.  And, I thought "hmmm... maybe this could be for me".   I loved the idea of being with people on one of the most wonderful days of their life, and capturing their love on film.  What could be better than that?

What kind of services do you provide? (just weddings, portrait, engagement, photobooth, etc):
Weddings, Engagement sessions, Baby/Children/Family portraits, Boudoir sessions, Events

What is the price range for your packages?:
$2500 - $4600

What sets you apart from other photographers?:
I think what sets one photographer apart from another is their personal style, experience, and talent.  There are so many wonderful photographers out there, but I think what sets me apart from other photographers is the instinctive nature of my photography.  I really try to get to know my client(s) and their personality(ies).  The goal of my photography is to use my own perssonal experiences and talent to highlight the true nature of my client (s).

Do you offer any discounts or specials? (ie- Fridays/Sundays or winter months?):
I do offer discounts on Winter months (December,January, February) - 10% off

What is your favorite venue to photograph at?: 
I don't know if I have a favorite venue, I really love untraditional venues.

Describe yourself and/or your photography style in 5 words or less: 

Modern - Upbeat - Introspective  - Chatty -


Kasey & Felix

Kasey and Felix were married on a beautiful August afternoon at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, with their fun and laid-back reception following at the wonderful Executive Banquets!!  Shades of pool and pink draped the tables and bouquets, and were a fabulous choice for a warm summer wedding!

DJ Amaze was just that- A-MAZ-ING!!!  I have never had such a tough time staying off the dance floor!  haha.  He seriously kept the dance floor rockin'.... so much so that he had one of the nuns from the Church breaking it down on the dance floor!!!  It was awesome.

Martin's Video was once again there to capture everything of film... love them!!  And Picture This Photobooth provided the guests with a fun option during the reception.... allowing them to take fun pictures and keep one set, while the other was placed in a guestbook and signed for Kasey and Felix to keep!!

Flowers by Yukie took care of the bouquets and personal flowers as well as the ceremony florals, while Elana's Broad Street Florist created the reception's centerpieces!

Dave's Limo made sure the bridal party got to the Church on time..... and Perry Anthony Salon made sure they looked fantabulous all day long!!

We had so much fun at this wedding.... and a HUGE thanks to the phenomonal Mary Kate from Kate's Lens Photography, who got some fantastic pictures!!



With this season's weddings coming to an end, Remember This Day is happy to announce our most recent promotion!!  Let's celebrate the upcoming winter months with a money-saving deal!

So, here it is:

HALF OFF *ANY* base coordination/planning package for events during the months of December 2010 through March 5, 2011!!

So, what do you have to do in order to receive this deal??

Email us a picture of your wedding or event inspiration (color palette, flowers, BM dresses, etc)... we will post these entries on our Remember This Day Facebook Page and whichever picture gets the most "Likes" (which means you and your family/friends have to "Like" our facebook page in order to vote), will win this AMAZING deal!! 

You can save at least $400 on your upcoming event!!

Don't hesitate!!  Tell any of your family members or friends (if they have an upcoming Winter Wedding!), to **EMAIL US** no later than Monday, November 8th, 2010!!

The entries will be posted on our Remember This Day Facebook Page on or before Wednesday, November 10th, 2010! 

Voting will close on Monday, November 15th, 2010... with the winner announced the following day!

So, without further adieu.... let's see those inspiration pictures!!!!  EMAIL US NOW TO ENTER!!!

Liz & Chris

Liz and Chris had a beautiful winter wedding last January!  "Off-season" weddings are becoming even more popular lately, and present an elegant and cozy backdrop for such a special event....

The ceremony and reception were held at The Emmanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware. 

Being that the Groom works on films and lighting, etc on a daily basis, there was no doubt that this Church Hall was going to be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with candlelight and tables adorned in ivory and plum shades.... this was really a team effort!

The chairs, tables, serving ware, dance floor, etc were all rented by the fabulous Diamond State Party Rentals.  DJ Caleb Guertin kept the dance floor rockin'... while Andy Buckmaster caught it all on video!!  Sweets to You by Ginger created the gorgeous cake.

This absolutely unique wedding was all tied together with the Catering done by Nirvana Fine Indian Restaurant, which provided an interesting and conversation-starting cuisine that showcased the couple's favorite foods!

MANY thanks to BlackSilver Imaging for sharing these wonderful pictures with us!


Alicia and Brenton!

I can honestly say that this is the first wedding that I've coordinated that the BRIDE was literally a rocket scientist (for NASA!).... and those weren't the only sparks flying at this quaint and rustic fall wedding!

Alicia contacted us because she was planning all the way from Houston, where she and Brenton live... and she needed some expert help in pulling everything together!  Jeny, one of RTD's assistants, and I even stayed at the hotel prior to their wedding, to make sure we were there in case we were needed. 

The ceremony was originally supposed to take place outside, but Mother Nature had other plans for us... which turned out even better than we imagined!!  The ceremony and reception took place at The Merion Tribute House (SUCH a pretty and interesting venue!)  This ceremony was so unique and special.... it was a self-uniting ceremony, which is a Quaker tradition (and the marriage license/certificate was beyond exquisite!!!)

Williamson Caterers provided not only the yummy food, but also the linens and rentals!  Rick was a delight to work with.... and the rustic and simple, yet classic florals were created by Robertson's Flowers.  We also assembled Alicia and Brenton's centerpieces which had a water element along with rocks and floating candles set atop a mirror base!

The dance floor was rocking all night long thanks to Tom Barrett DJs.... and we were SOOOO excited to work yet again with Sarah Schulte Photography, and her hubby was the second shooter!  Sarah is such a wonderful person and photographer- we love working with her! 

Congratulations, Alicia & Brenton!!!  Hope you're enjoying Texas!

Stacey & Dave

Stacey and Dave had a beautiful fall day for their October wedding!!  There wasn't even a cloud in the sky........

St. Stephen's Lutheran Church was the backdrop for their touching vows.  Especially being that the Father of the Groom presided!!!  The reception followed at one of my favorite local venues, the Christiana Hilton, where Stacey and Dave's guests danced the night away!! 

This wedding is a perfect example of a classic, traditional wedding that had a "twist."  The black, white and red color palette really added a sophisticated touch.  Such unique aspects included mini signature martinis in special glasses with charms handmade by Stacey herself!!  And our favorite unique element to this wedding was the signature dove release outside of the Church!!  Dawn at Thompson Bird Farm coordinated the release, and it was absolutely breath-taking!!  It was even featured in Delaware Bride Magazine's "Aisle Style"!!!

Buker Limo got everyone to the Church (and reception) on time.... and Clair Pruett provided these LOVELY pictures (and also caught it all on film!)  Not to mention, the unique duo of Best of Both Worlds Entertainment, which not only DJ'ed the event, but also provided live music, too!

Celebrations Design Group created the beautiful floral arrangements and bouquets....

Best wishes, you two!!!