"A young woman (in [a] movie...) told an old man that he had a gift for painting, when the old man replied, "no it's just a talent"...he went on to explain that a talent is something that you do better than most people, but a gift is something you do that changes someone's life...and a gift can only come from God."
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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?
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.
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. :-)
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?
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!
"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!