KimandByron

WEDDING DATE:

Apr 25, 2015

KimandByron

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  • Last updated on January 1, 2014 at 4:32 pm
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I looked at my blog and noticed I didn't have a section about us so I decided to make one. Byron is 42 and has three children. Two boys and a girl. He is a welder. I am 41 and I have two girls and a boy. I am a nue. So together we have The Brady Bunch. All our children are close to the same age. Our youngest are his son and my twins and they are 18. I will get some pictures added soon. I am camera happy all the time. I can't wait to get our e pics done this summer
  • Last updated on November 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm
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Today I got some awesome news. I am now part of the Pink Hart Team. I just srubled across PW one days and I have been hooked ever since. If I can be of any help at all please let me know. I am still in the planning stages of my own wedding and I love every minute of it.

  • Last updated on November 8, 2013 at 11:07 am
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Well after much debate with myself I have finally decided on my dress. I am not a small bride so I wanted a dress that would cover up my trouble areas. I was going to use Dressilyme.com because I have heard that others have had good luck but I couldn't bring myself to do it. To entrust an overseas company with the most important item of my wedding. I tried to convince myself because of the cost but I couldn't. So here she is costing $950

  • Last updated on November 8, 2013 at 10:54 am
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I have looked at many photographers and of course some cheaper than others I kept going back to the more expensive one of course. Although their packages were great and I was in love with their work I couldn't help but think I could find someone cheaper but still get the services and photos I wanted to get. On Oct 12 I had a photographer Tina Smith from Joplin, Missouri take senior pictures of my twin girls. When we arrived the first thing I noticed was her wedding photos. They were BREATH TAKING! Watching her interact and photograph my girls I had this feeling come over me that SHE was my wedding photographer. As my girls changed clothes I started talking to her and her husband. about shooting my wedding. 

When we went backt o her home studio they had ordered pizza to eat while we viewed the photos and decided which ones we liked. The same day they were taken. I was beyond impressed. She showed me wedding albums as well as prices. I came home and did some more comparison and today I decided Tina Smith with Smith Photography is my photographer beyond a doubt. 

For $2500 this is what we will be getting:

Unlimited wedding day coverage with 2 photographers

Engagement Session

Bridal Session (this will be my Budoir session)

$350 credit towards any prints we order

DVD with all photographs taken with coppyright release

Online Proofing and Ordering

2-8x8 Parents Albums

30 page-10x10 Storybook

DVD Slideshow of our favorite 100 photos

50 photographic Save The Dates or Thank You Notes

Our $350 credit will cover the print package we want. It will include:

1-16x20 mounted on a canvas stretcher frame or 2-12x24 Personalized Composites Mounted on Artboard

2-11x14

4-8x10

6-5x7

80 Wallets (10 sheets)

 

 

  • Last updated on October 13, 2013 at 4:03 pm
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I have been planning for some time now. When I started planning I was sure I knew what I was going to do without a doubt. We set our budget high enough that we could have exactly what we wanted and not sacrifice any details and have a NO REGRETS event.

The more research I did and more pictures I looked at the more I started changing one detail at a time. The feel and atmosphere has remained the same. It's more difficult than I thought. My main priority is that our event be about US as a couple but I also want our guests to have a good time and this to be a day everyone will be talking about for a long time. I guess that's the Diva in me. 

Just because I am planning a wedding doesn't mean the rest of my life stops or even slows down. Imagine that ! When our budget savings plan stalled and slowed I began to panic. Of course there are cuts that can be made but one thing we have said from day one is we want to have a day of NO REGRETS. So many decisions to be made from the type of dinner, what food to serve, what flavor of cake to serve, decorations, to have a coordinator or not, what photographer to choose, what attire to put our wedding party in, music, DJ, alcohol or not and the list goes on and on. 

My PW family has been a tremendous support from helping me make decisions to giving me their opionions. As my wedding draws closer I am feeling more relaxed because as I make the most important decisions and purchasee items I know the choice is made and it puts my mind more at ease especially since I can't change it anymore lol. 

 

  • Last updated on October 13, 2013 at 1:17 am
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Well I thought I had decided on my photographer until today. I found a photographer who did Senior Pictures for my girls today. She was AMAZING. I seen her wedding photos and I LOVE them. She is cheaper than the other one but Beth's Photography included some great extras that I really liked such as the engagement session, boudoir session but she is like $3000 compared to about half that for the other photographer. I am going to do some numbers and then decide. I still haven't decided on a venue. I have two more to look at in the next two weeks. I hope one is THE ONE. The up side is I have been able to start purchasing items. I now have our cake server set, toasting glasses, tags for our favors, candy buffet bags, my wedding jewelry, water beads for our jars with candles, and paper lanterns. A woman I work with was telling me the other day she would help anyway she can and she sews. It was music to my ears. She is going to make my table runners and she offered to make all my bridal party dresses and I just have to pay for the material. She says I can get them done for probably $25 each. And women I work with are going to start saving glass jars for me. I couldn't be happeier