Jul 30, 2011
Her colors (for now) are
Persian Plum, black and silver
She started off with purple and teal but changed her mind as she thought it was a bit to “peacocky”. I LOVE the colors together but not my day anymore lol
The purple and black will be stunning and if the right amount of accents silver and white are in there it won’t seem to gothic.
I am sooooo excited that my sister in Scotland is getting married!!!
The date is Friday October 4th 2013
I CANT WAIT
I get to
a) be MOH for my little sis
b) get a trip to Scotland
c) see all my family
Doesn’t get any better than that
So I’ve decided to add to my bio with all the stuff I’m helping her do from across the ocean. Wooohooooo so any long distance help you amazing ladies can give me will be GRWEATLY appreciated
Our AMAZING friends surprised us With TWO delicious Anniversary cakes
The 1st was from my friend that made our Wedding day cupcakes
Anniversary Cake (Red Velvet with cream cheese filling and butter cream icing)
Wedding Day cupcakes (Mix of vanilla, chocolate and red velvet with butter cream icing)
The 2nd was from our friend who made us our Week-iversary Cake….see post above explaining why lol
Anniversary cake (Chocolate and Vanilla sponge with a custard and cream filling and white chocolate icing)
Week-iversary cake (Vanilla sponge with custard/cream strawberry filling and white chocolate icing)
I love how they both stuck to a theme lol the wedding one was done in the same colors with the same flowers etc and the 2nd one was the same base design but with different embellishments.
I was so happy when I received these cakes. Such a sweet thing for them both to do and the fact that they were thinking of us on our day really does mean the world to me (and DH)
I will post pics of us cutting the new cakes ASAP and more anniversary photos to come as well.
One Year Later♥ Not a great photo but still shows out lovin :)
One of the things I REALLY wanted to have was a videographer but unfortunatly it just wasnt in our budget. The day of our wedding we were surprised when a couple showed up as a GIFT from a few of our close friends. It was AMAZING!!!! I watch the video ALL the time. It was fantastic to be able to see all the thigns I missed and relive al the fabulous moments. I woud SERIOUSLY recommend everyone to try a figure out a way to budget one in. It doeesnt have tto be super fancy or Hollywood level movie...just someone to capture those once in a lifetime moments.
I cant seem to post it anywhere so I created a open facebook page so people can watch it lol
Here is OUR HIGHLIGHT VIDEO
Courtesy of Martha Stewart
For Your Portrait
Aim to Flatter
During formal pictures, "stand at a slight angle, not straight on," says Donna Newman, a photographer in Miami. And remember the basics: Take a deep breath, exhale, then tilt your chin down and look up. Also, people look slimmer when photographed from an elevated point, so ask your pro to hop up on a chair for some shots.
Bring a Friend
Have her stand off camera to carry on a conversation -- bonus if she's the funniest bridesmaid. "There's nothing more attractive than a sincere laugh," says Thayer Allyson Gowdy, a San Francisco-based photographer.
Hold the Bouquet with One Hand
Rather than clasping both hands around it, clutch it loosely with one and let the other hang naturally by your side. It'll look more relaxed.
Be Nervous -- It's Okay
Everyone's a bit jittery on the big day. Rather than forcing a smile the whole time, let yourself be real. "If I can catch the bride staring anxiously out the window or welling up with her mom, I know I've got a good one," says Gowdy. "Raw emotions make for gorgeous photos."
Just You Two
Ask for Some Alone Time
At the start of your session, have your photographer give you a few minutes while she discreetly shoots, paparazzi-style, from a distance. You're more likely to act natural without a third party right there, Gowdy explains.
Take a Walk
Hold hands and set off on a short stroll, even if it's just across the lawn. "The hair moves, the dress flows, and there's energy to the image," says Gowdy.
Kiss (Yes, Really)
It may feel cheesy at first, but it's your wedding -- go for it. "I joke and tell couples, 'Okay, you two, you can finally make out,' and they always laugh and have an awesome kiss," says Gowdy. "Let your guard down, and you'll get a beautiful image."
And no, we don't mean moustaches. (It's official: They've jumped the shark!) Seek out items that are part of the scenery. If there's a statue outside your city venue, climb on. Getting hitched by a lake? Pose in a rowboat.
Your Wedding Party
Find a Backdrop
The ocean is always nice, but a wedding party lined up in front of funky hotel wallpaper or peeking out from the windows of a B&B is interesting, too.
As with the bride and groom, it helps to walk. Newman likes to have giggling flower girls and ring bearers chase the bride and bridesmaids while she shoots.
Varying the height within a group can look much better than the standard lineup. If you have couches or vintage chairs set out for the reception, take a seat.
Make It Look Random
Max Wanger, a photographer in Los Angeles, often staggers people or asks everyone to look in a different direction. "Group shots are best when they're not so uniform," he says.
Catch the Guys Off Guard
Most men aren't exactly pro posers, so Wanger likes to capture them doing something -- like clinking glasses of Scotch or throwing a football.
I am so honored to be a part of the PW Hostess team.
If you have any questions or need help with ANYTHING please do not hesitate to ask. Send me a PM and I'll be there no matter what it is. Support is KEY when dealing with the ups and downs of planning this very special day and I am so happy to be in a position to provide whatever help may be needed.