Monday, August 31, 2009

Love this!

Fab engagement shoot of couple Angela and Clyde from Sky+Carla Photographers. I love this shoot (hence the title) and you will too! :-) I mean, seriously?! How could you not?









A regal shot. Too hot!




My fav shot, just so natural.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Mmmm...

Have some Fruit Loops and get ready for the weekend! You know you love Fruit Loops. :-) Now, if only the prize inside the box was a diamond ring...


Angelica Glass

Bedroom Bliss

Both of these rooms are starkly different, while remaining absoulutely gorgeous and cozy. I love the exposed brick and warm feeling in the first shot, however I heart the light and all around lushness in the second shot. Did I mention, the chandeliers in both?!! Which would you prefer?




Source: Home Sweet Home

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wow...

When I ran across these photos of couple, Cyn and Les at Angelica Glass, it was like my eyes fell upon this great treasure. This shoot was one of the most breathtaking sets of wedding images I've seen in a long time. Ahh, to be this photogenic or to have such a great photographer. See for yourself.













Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wedding Day Regret #1

Your wedding day will be absolutely beautiful no matter what. But sometimes people often wonder if they will regret choosing a yellow and black theme over pink and green or tulips over roses or even a white dress over diamond white (okay, I'll admit that one can be big. It wouldn't be any fun if you couldn't find THE dress! lol, but, ahem, I digress...).

In an effort to have no regrets like this guy...



...one must have item within your budget is VIDEOGRAPHY. Videography is often that item that people feel they can live with or without and think, what's the point? We'll never watch it. But having a video of your wedding is bigger than just you watching your wedding. It's you watching your family and friends having fun and enjoying life, all in one place. When would there be another time in your life like this with family AND friends. Sure, it would be great to look back and watch your vows, but when you re-watch a wedding video, it's not you and your significant other you're paying attention to, but really your laughing at/with your guests. C'mon, you know there's going to be some funny stuff on that video. ;-)

But, videography just won't fit into your budget you say?



There's always low cost ways to make things work. Don't be shy, this is your wedding day! Speak up!

A couple of ideas:

1) Ask a family member or friend with a video camera if they wouldn't mind shooting your wedding as their gift to you or for a minimal fee.

2) Rent a camera and tripod from your local camera store (relatively inexpensive) stand it in the corner or have someone man it for you.

3) If you prefer professional, scout out a videographer whose work you admire and talk to them. Be honest about your budget and see if they can work out a deal. Who knows, if you ask, they may even help you create a payment plan to complete after your wedding day.

4) And there's always Craigslist. You can find almost anything there. There's always a videographer on board ready to help. You can post an ad looking for one or scour their site to see who's already posted.

5) Check out local schools to find a student who's looking to build their portfolio.

Whatever your decision, don't give up on this one. Videography is a must. But that's just my opinion. :-)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cake inspiration...

It's a regional tradition (usually Southern), to have a fun groom's cake (groom's favorite sports team, hobby, etc.) alongside the traditionally glamourous wedding cake. Although, sometimes the groom's cake is served at the rehearsal dinner. Very rarely are the two infused into one like the beauty below. How fun is this?


James Carson Photography

Hindu weddings are absolutely beautiful...

The details are not only beautifully detailed, but also filled with a rich history.








Evoke Photography

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Colorful Bridesmaids

It's always fun to add a little color mixing within the bridal party, a la Sex in the City...


Gotta love it!


Hazelnut Photography


James Carson Photography

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fun for your Monday

I love a beautiful, laid back wedding. I mean, what can beat hotdogs and softball?!









All images via Nessa K Photography

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wishing you a restful weekend...


Source: Home Sweet Home

Great idea!

I love Polaroids. So you know I've got to love this fun idea to add to the table assignment board.


Source: Green Wedding Shoes

Thursday, August 13, 2009

"Modern Vintage" with a shopping cart

What a beautiful engagement shoot from Caroline Tran. A gorgeous location with a shopping cart?! Yes, the shopping cart is my absolute favorite shot here, but this bride-to-be's style is fabulous. Love it!







Real engagement shoot love.

Shot in the couple's very own home.

Brought to you by Soapbox.



Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Well said.

"To trend or not to trend," --Self imposed pressure to out trend another wedding that we've come across on countless blogs (Chocolate Rose included as I can't help myself as I come across a fun detail) is real. If it wasn't, deciding on what details we want to incorporate into a wedding wouldn't be so time consuming and sometimes, unfortunately, stressful. Like I always, say, in the end do what makes you happy and represents your couple love. No matter what, it will be originally beautiful and perfect.

Check out this posting over at Grey Likes Weddings. When I read this posting, "well said," was all I could really say. She summed it up perfectly!

What's beautiful?

Heavy rose petals on the cake table...really, any table. So the next time you speak with your florist and ask for rose petals on the tables...definitely specify the heavy. :-) Love this.


Source: Jared Wilson Photography via Inspired By This

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

How fast a year goes by.

A cool project for the parents and soon-to-be parents out there.

Who doesn't need a disco ball in their bedroom?

Seriously.


Source: Home Sweet Home

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bridal/Party Style

Love this whole look! True individuality shining through from bride to bridesmaids.





Check out the boots!!



Source: Next Exit Photography

It's Monday...

So be fierce!


Source: Studio Castillero via Rock N Roll Bride

Friday, August 7, 2009

Home Designs Inspire

Clean. Streamline. Colorful. Unique.







All via Home Sweet Home

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