Cupid's Pulse Article: Former ‘Bachelorette’ Desiree Hartsock Shares Celebrity Wedding PhotosCupid's Pulse Article: Former ‘Bachelorette’ Desiree Hartsock Shares Celebrity Wedding Photos

By Emma L. Wells

There’s another name to add to the list of successful love stories stemming from The Bachelorette! Former reality TV star Desiree Hartsock tied the knot with Chris Siegfried on Sunday, Jan. 18.  While the church ceremony wasn’t televised, they released exclusive photos of their celebrity wedding to earlier this week. They shared more than two dozen pictures from their special day, including the pretty invitations, the bridal party, and the salted caramel and Oreo cake (yum!). “In a relationship, you’re always learning about someone, trying to figure out how they love, how they feel, how they think,” Hartsock said following their big day. “I think it’s the same with marriage. You continue getting stronger and growing with each other.”

You don’t have to be a reality TV star like this former Bachelorette to have photographs fit for a celebrity wedding.  What are some ways to up the ante for your own wedding album?

Cupid’s Advice:

You want to capture all the details of your wedding — from the dress to your first kiss as a married couple to the dancing. After all, these are memories you’ll want to cherish and display forever! If you want a unique and special wedding album but don’t have the budget of a celebrity wedding, Cupid has some tips:

1. Use disposable cameras: Add throwaway cameras as a part of your centerpieces and invite guests to get in touch with their inner amateur photographer. You can even buy customizable ones, so they match your color scheme and have your names and wedding date on them. Your loved ones will get involved and interact with each other while snapping candids all evening long. Not all of them will be Annie Leibovitz-impressive, but you’ll end up with some really fun pictures for your album.

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2. Rent a photo booth: Photo booths are becoming a really big trend at weddings: They’re a great way to capture photos of all of your guests, and the strip of photos can be your wedding favor.  You can rent one for the reception, or go the DIY route by hanging a black sheet for a backdrop, finding a friend whose willing to snap pics throughout party, and buying a travel printer. To make photos you’ll still enjoy looking at in 20 years, hit a thrift store or costume store and pick up some fun accessories for your guests to wear while they pose.

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3. Create your own hashtag: Getting your friends and family involved is a sure-fire way for you to see all of the special photos of your big day. Pick an event hashtag for your wedding; be creative and come up with a cute couple nickname or keep it simple with just your married last name and the year. Make sure it’s not a  popular hashtag though, or it will be harder to collect all of your photos. Post the hashtag somewhere in venue — like above the bar or on the cocktail napkins — and ask your attendees to use it whenever they Instagram, Facebook, or Tweet throughout the day.

Any other tips to make your wedding album extra special? Tell us in the comments below!