Sunday, May 31, 2009
I met at girl (who is a friend of a friend) last night. We got to talking about wedding things and she already knew everything...because she has been reading my blog!
It was a very strange phenomenon. Talk about a cyber world/real world collision!
People have asked me about my blog, if I feel like I'm giving too much away. And I have to say...no.
I love giving people the inside information on my wedding details. Any guests who read my blog will know the back story on everything, whereas those details might otherwise go unnoticed, or at least under-appreciated.
But I am curious how many people I know read my blog - time for a roll call! Leave me a comment and let me know you're reading!
And thanks for being so interested in my upcoming marriage! :)
Friday, May 29, 2009
So now I'm debating adding this "fancier" crystal to my registry. Maybe just a few sets?
And as you can see from these photos, the hanger for your dress actually can matter! Honey My Heart actually posted on the hanging dress phenomenon this morning too! And she has some great ideas for hangers too. Just something else to add to the "to do" list.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I have been hunting around Etsy and other sites for some beautiful, but reasonably priced jewelry. (They have some fabulous things by the way!) I sent Mom some ideas of what I wanted and she in turn told Daddy.
Daddy decided that this was something that we had to "get right". Apparantly Daddy bought Mom a necklace for their wedding that ended up turning her neck green. :)
He wanted to make sure I had something to pass on to a daughter or daughter-in-law someday! (Told you before that my dad is a total softy.) :)
So he and Mom went to our local jewelry store to buy me a bridal necklace! They took some of the ideas I had sent to Mom and found themselves torn between these three options...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
And then there was this...
Look - my fiance even helped out! :)
I wish I could show you the finished product but....they're not quite finished yet. We ran into some unexpected bumps along the way.
Learn from my mistake - make sure your RSVP postcards are the right size! Ours were off by a half inch, and the USPS is picky about those sorts of things!
So, we have re-ordered the RSVP postcards, and will be back to the invitation assembling next weekend! Stay tuned!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I'm sure many of you have seen the beautiful centerpieces with jewels that seem to be dripping off them.
These are pretty similar to what we plan to do with our centerpieces (I love those hydrangeas!)
We have enough to include about five on each centerpiece! I love the extra bling they add, and I also love using something my grandma loved and collected. (My grandma has Alzheimer's and won't be able to make it to the wedding - I love being able to include her in this way!) Aren't they pretty?
Are you adding any personal touches to your wedding decor?
In Audrey's words...
1. “I would love to have photos like that of me if I had a perfect body. Maybe I’ll hit the gym hard for 6 months and then schedule something.”
2. “A boudoir session seems like fun, but I’m not engaged, so I have no purpose for one.”
As I just mentioned above, this is a gift for you as much as anyone else. There is nothing like it to boost confidence and celebrate your life and femininity. Don’t be afraid to do something special for yourself now and then. You deserve it! I have photographed women who’ve battled or are battling cancer, a women facing life changing surgery, and women who just want to celebrate the way they look and feel at this moment of their lives. As wonderful of a wedding gift as this is, it’s not just for weddings!
3. “I’ve seen glamour shoots on photographer’s sites before. It seems trashy. I don’t think that’s for me.”
Okay, it’s possible a boudoir session isn’t for you, but take a look at the difference between boudoir and glamour before you decide. Even between boudoir photographers, there is a big range of styles. My brand Allure Boudoir is based on a sense of natural femininity. Like a glimpse of a secret world, it’s flirty and intimate, sexy and natural, but NOT trashy or vulgar in any way. This feel comes from the use of tasteful yet seductive poses. It also is marked by the use of natural light whenever possible, soft dreamy focus, and natural, casual shooting environments (most often the client’s own home).
Well, that sums up some of the biggest un-truths about boudoir, but there are still questions I hear repeatedly. So here are my answers…
1. “What do I wear? How many outfits?”
For an Allure shoot, the number of outfits depends on the package selected, ranging from 2 to 5. For outfits, there is no wrong or right, but here are some ideas.
Cute and sexy lingerie. I love Victoria’s secret, La Perla, and B. Tempt’d to name a few. Garter belts and stockings rock. Ruffles are adorable. Lace is romantic.
His dress shirt and/or tie. Remember how Pretty Woman/Julia Roberts/“Viv” rocked Richard Gere’s/“Edward’s” white dress shirt? Classic is hot.
If it’s a gift for him, then his gear (professional or hobby) is a terrific way to let him know you “get” him and are thinking of him.
4. “I have a specific date I want a finished product for. How far out do I need to schedule?”
Well, I covered everything I can think of, but if I missed something, just shout it out! Inquiring minds want to know! And please let me know if this information was helpful to you. I’ll be sharing all this and more at Florida Wise Bride workshop on June 7th, so your feedback is much appreciated.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I couldn't agree more. I would much rather have this:
My parents' wedding
Alex & Ashley's wedding two weekends ago
Although the picture does make me laugh. She was SO not happy with him at that moment. Or the following moments when she was desperately trying to clean it off her face and out of her eyes.
How do you feel about cake in the face?