Oct 08, 2011

  • Last updated on October 24, 2011 at 6:10 am
  • |

The day went off (almost) without a hitch! Everyone, but the Reverand showed up on time, we had plenty of time for pictures, the weather was beautiful and we only had a few no-shows! The reception was so much fun, the dance floor was jumpin' all night! My DJ did an awesome job, the bartenders and the photog were partying with us by the end of the night! It was better than I ever imagined and I'm so thankful for my friends and family that were there to celebrate with us!

My mom took a TON of pics during the rehearsal dinner and wedding day. I'll post some of my favorites here! As soon as I get the Pros I'll post them too!


Non Pros photo 1Non Pros photo 2Non Pros photo 3Non Pros photo 4Non Pros photo 5Non Pros photo 6Non Pros photo 7

Getting ready/First Look:

Non Pros photo 8Non Pros photo 9Non Pros photo 10Non Pros photo 11Non Pros photo 12



  • Last updated on August 30, 2011 at 3:36 am
  • |

So my combo bachelor/bachelorette party was this past Saturday (8/27). We had such a good time! We went to a place called the Coliseum. Its an arcade upstairs, with a restaurant, bar, and bowling alley downstairs. We had our own room, with food provided and our own bartender.We had so much fun and I'm super happy that I got to do this with my FH and all of our friends/family! Now, for some pics!!

Bachelor ette party photo 1Bachelor ette party photo 2Bachelor ette party photo 3Bachelor ette party photo 4Bachelor ette party photo 5Bachelor ette party photo 6Bachelor ette party photo 7 Sister/MOHBachelor ette party photo 8Bachelor ette party photo 9


  • Last updated on June 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm
  • |

Triton Black Tungsten Carbide Band for him

Our rings photo 1
And here's mine!
Our rings photo 2


  • Last updated on June 17, 2011 at 10:08 pm
  • |

Got this "thank you" parasol from my SIL, Mandy (as4968). She forgot to use it...hopefully I won't do the same lol.

Thank You photo 1

And here's some inspiration pics for how I want to use it:

(got all of these images from google)

  • Last updated on June 1, 2011 at 6:27 am
  • |

For FI and his guys, we're thinking plain black and white, slim fit suits. Maybe something like this:

I'm not doing any kind of boutonniere or adding a colored tie/vest. I think this will look really nice and we won't have the hassle of trying to match the colors to my girls.

  • Last updated on January 13, 2011 at 7:09 am
  • |

I actually snagged this from ChancesAre's bio. She put together such a great list...I just tweeked it a little bit to fit my needs :) (thanks for being awesome Chances!)



  • Bride's dress on the hanger or over a chair
  • Close-up of bride's shoes
  • Close-up of bride's bouquet
  • Mom and/or bridesmaids helping the bride arrange her dress, bustle the train, etc.
  • Close-up of dress details
  • Bride together with bridesmaids
  • Bride hugging mom
  • Flower girl ready to go
  • Full-length shot of bride all dressed and ready to go
  • Groom putting on tie
  • Groom with groomsmen
  • Groom with dad, hugging or whispering advice  


  • Wide shot of ceremony space from the back
  • Guests arriving 
  • Front and back shots of flower girl walking down the aisle
  • Close up of details (guest book, aisle decorations, etc.)
  • Groom and groomsmen waiting for bride to walk down aisle
  • Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
  • Wedding party standing at the altar
  • Bride just before walking down the aisle
  • Back shot of bride (and father) beginning to walk down the aisle
  • Full-frontal shot of bride (and father) walking down the aisle
  • Back shot of bride and groom together at the altar with officiant between them
  • Shot focusing on bridesmaids' bouquets, lined up as they hold them at the altar
  • Close-up of each hand as the rings are exchanged
  • Close-up of bride's face, as seen over the groom's shoulder
  • Close-up of groom's face, as seen over the bride's shoulder
  • Shot of both sets of parents' faces as they witness ceremony
  • The kiss
  • Happy couple walking back down the aisle together, as married couple
  • Bride and groom walking out of ceremony space, hand-in-hand
  • Any special moments during the receiving line process

    BEFORE THE RECEPTION / During the cocktail hour (These can be taken before the ceremony)
  • Full shot of bride and groom together, smiling
  • Full shot of bride and groom kissing
  • Bride being lifted or carried by groom or sitting on groom's lap
  • Close-up of couples' faces as bride is lifted, carried or sitting on groom's lap
  • Bride with her parents
  • Groom with his parents
  • Bride with groom's parents
  • Groom with bride's parents
  • Bride with bridesmaids
  • Groom with groomsmen
  • Bride with groomsmen
  • Groom with bridesmaids
  • Group shot of bride, groom, family and wedding party
  • Bride and groom walking toward the camera, holding hands
  • Bride and groom walking away from camera, holding hands

  • Close-up of details (place settings, name cards, etc.)
  • Close-up of centerpieces
  • Wide shot of entire room before everyone arrives, even better if taken from above
  • Bride and groom's first dance  
  • Bride dancing with her dad -- close-up of her face as seen over his shoulder
  • Groom dancing with his mom
  • Close-up of cake
  • Bride and groom hugging guests, close-ups of faces
  • Best man (and MOH) making a toast to the couple
  • Bride and groom's faces as they listen to the toasts
  • Bride and groom cutting the cake
  • Bride and groom feeding each other
  • Garter "retrieval" and toss
  • Bouquet toss
  • Guests dancing and cutting loose on the dance floor. (Tip: Ask for a slow shutter speed to get a blurry/focused effect)
  • Wide shot of entire room after guests arrive, even better if taken from above
  • Close-ups of guests' faces, laughing and having a great time -- lots of these
  • Groups of friends sitting together at their table or dancing
  • Bride and groom whispering to each other
  • Parents (or even better, grandparents) dancing
  • Kids dancing or playing around
  • Close-up of band or DJ