Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wedding Day!

Today our friends Anna and Josh are tying the knot! 

And.. we will be celebrating all night long on a boat... not just any boat! A Yacht :)
Called...The Majestic

Don't worry.. tons of pictures of the event will follow!

To everyone else getting married today Congratulations!!!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

An East Coast Photographer-Brother's Engagement

My Brother is getting married June 2011 and they finally got some pictures back from their engagement shoot. These are my favorite from Elaine Gate's Photography Blog. An East Coast Photographer!

Now, onto my super favorites..
I love the texture and color of the fields and the vibrant color of her dress! 

Don't these pictures make you want to run through a beautiful golden field?

Elaine Gates Photography is serving Central Pennsylvania, including Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Lemoyne, New Cumberland, Boiling Springs, Carlisle and beyond.

Michael & Samantha we are looking forward to your June 2011 wedding!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Unique Concept

I have been coming across tons of weddings with this unique design for flowers presented down the aisles. Please someone tell me how they do it?! I think it's a beautiful idea!  

Do you see those adorable white flowers? They are perfectly standing up from the ground. How cheerful!

Relentless Bride had a planted aisle as well!

So, if you are having an outside ceremony...please consider this unique concept for your aisle decor! It is our last week of July!! Why is this summer flying by so fast?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

French Vows

I came across this video.. and had to share.

stacy + clark | trailer from Isabel Gonzalez on Vimeo.

I am speechless... 
Love how the bride made her vows special! 

I have just become a huge fan  Isabel Gonzelez's work...truly talented.

Click on over to another LA photographer, Heather Kinkaid to see the beautiful photographs taken at Stacy & Clarks big day.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blurb Book Coupon!

This happens only once in a while! I am totally taking advantage!! I've been putting together a wedding album for family members..and this is the coupon I have been waiting for!
So, hurry on over to Blurb Books!

  Coupon Code: Liberation      Expiration July 31

Oh, and here is a picture I took a few weeks ago of my neighbor and her adorable little girl! It's one of my favorites!

Picture by Me :)

Have a beautiful day!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Reminiscing my Forever After

It has been a while since I went back and looked thru all our Forever After shots...which we did last August.  I forgot about all the images that I decided not to print out. Not that I didn't like them...we just had too many that we loved! So, I am releasing a few more from our shoot. 

Makes me want to jump in the car and head up to Malibu...and enjoy the day on this beach!

I wanna throw my dress on and run back into that water!

It feels good to go back and reminisce about our day in will also always remind us of our time spent in California!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


I love anything makes that "something" a whole lot more special!   As I have mentioned before, I am planning a bridal shower next spring and I always want to do a perfect job! So, I have been pondering on several ideas.  Then I came across the Jones Soda bottles over at TheKnot.

Genevieve Nisly Photography
I like how it serves as a placecard and favor.  The ideas are endless! So, I figured why not take a gander and check out the details.  The site is extremely user friendly. There are currently eleven flavors and several colors to match any wedding/event theme. I also checked out the prices. Currently, it is $29.99/12pack & $16.99/6pack. If you had 150 guests, it would cost approx $375 + shipping. Not sure if I would have spent this much for our wedding but for a bridal shower, this just might be an option.  

Did you go this route for your wedding or event? Did everything turn out great?! Any suggestions!!?

Friday, July 16, 2010


Did you talk to your groom prior to walking down the aisle?  Our plan was to first see and talk to each other at our First Look...but I forgot some makeup that I left in our hotel room and so I had to text him...and I loved the message that was sent back to me, "I can't wait to see you beautiful."  Yep, I remembered those words...1 year later :) So, when I came across this pic below.. it brought back a special memory!

Were you tempted to text your groom ? Did you? please share!!

I was on my phone all morning receiving tons of congratulation messages...In fact my photographer snapped a couple of me in action! I couldn't stop :)

 photo: Sight Photography

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Brides Against Breast Cancer

Today, while I was walking with my friend mentioned how she has decided to donate her wedding dress to Brides Against Breast Cancer. I have never heard of this organization....and I'm upset that I haven't till now. After reading thru their site...I am super impressed with the organization. Not only does another bride to be get to wear a gorgeous gown for fraction  of the cost...but somewhere a man or woman with stage IV terminal breast cancer will get a dream or wish come true! The simple act of donating your gown...can make a powerful impact on others... 

 So, if you are not sure what to do with your dress... maybe this is the right choice for you! 
After makes me think...there are GOOD people in our world doing GOOD things for people everyday...sometimes I forget that...especially after watching the evening news..

Click on over here to see if they are stopping in your home town! 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Weekend Love

Weekends are the only time I must share the bed. How is that for a first sentence!! Remember, my Husband is gone during the week for work...So, I have a big bed to myself during the week!  To be completely honest with can be difficult transitioning  and remembering there is someone on the other side..and yes we have separate covers and have the occasional collide :D  So when I came across Love, Actually's blog post it made me laugh..and I could so relate!  I'm thinking of ordering a pair of these pillow cases...bring some humor to the bedroom! 

Lastly, my favorite one so far...Since we talk on the phone as much as possible during the week!

These adorable pillow cases were found over at

An East Coast Planner

The JDK Group in central PA is hosting an open house! 

When?  July 25, 2010

Where? The JDK Showroom 
1 Bishop Street
Camp Hill, PA

Please RSVP to
Each open house is limited to the first 15 brides and a guest so hurry up and rsvp :)
Please check out their website which is filled with tons of info and pictures of recent weddings...gorgeousness!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

101 Coffee Shop

I simply love when photographers add a some background info on each family or couple they shoot. It adds so much more to the photos! Well, when I read about this couple...from Hazelnut Photography's post...I simply had to share!

This couple met at the 101 Coffee Shop in Hollywood..and wanted to come back to the spot that brought them together! This place is loaded with tons of inspiration for beautiful pictures!

I love this shot below of them sitting at the counter...

They shared their first kiss on the corner of Franklin and romantic is this!

There are many more pictures from this shoot over at
Hazelnut Photography's click on over!

Did you go back to where it all began for your engagement shoot? Do tell!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ran into Chris!

Lastnight we headed up to Hollywood to club Voyeur for our friend's birthday!  We also ran into Chris Mintz-Plasse..mixing up a drink at our table..i quickly swept in for a shot! 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I am heading back the movie theater to see Eclipse again! Super me crazy :D  I'm going out with my neighbor who just had a baby...she is finally able to sneak out of the house for a little! So, of course I couldn't say no! :D  

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Why I'm Happy!

I think we all have to stop and smell the roses sometimes... Be grateful for everything that we have and stop complaining about what we don't have! Top 5 reasons why this blogger girl is beaming :)

1. My Husband! This past year I have had some personal ups and downs...he was right there aside of me the whole time..He has definitely transitioned to "Husband" roll and then some, so smoothly! Makes me even more excited about our future together!

2. Ahh-mazing Parents, They never seem to disappoint! They have been my number one supporters my whole life. I am grateful and so incredibly lucky to have both of them in my life. I meet so many people who unfortunately don't have any type of support from one or both of their parents. Again, it makes you put everything in perspective.

3. Friends! Recently, I have found amazing support and friendship from my two neighbors... I've been posting about them recently..It feels so good to find people who you can relate to..and express how you are feeling and not feel judged..and you find them at the least expected places..Well I found them! 

4. Kingston! It's amazing the amount of love a pet can give...and the amount you give back! I am by myself during the week, my Husband works out of town 4-5 days a week. So, it's us two, most of the time.  He brings such happiness to my Husband and I...its ridiculous how much!! Our favorite time is right before bed..he lays in-between us..rolling around...playing..he is too darn cute!

5.Blogger Friends!!!! Of course you guys are on my top 5! I even received a blogger award today..!! "Your Going Places" award, from "Everything According to Erin." Adorable blog..check her out! In order to accept this award, I must share where I think I'll be in 10 years and pass it on to 10 bloggers.  Hopefully living back on the East Coast, in a house with a child! Yep, that simple :D

8. Live.Love.Laugh, We just found out she is havin a little boy!!!!

Congrats Ladies :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cake Slice Boxes

Has anyone had any type of experience with cake boxes? I came across Crafty Kauzi's Paper Bakery and was intrigued! They share many pictures of different paper cakes that have been created and they can pretty much design anything you want. 

Here are a couple to give you the idea...

They have clear cake boxes as well...

My favorite, which could be adorable for a bridal shower, are purse boxes...

I have a bridal shower to plan for next spring and I am just getting my feelers out there..So, Ladies!! Have any of you worked with Crafty Kauzi's Paper Bakery or a similar company?
If so, were you happy with everything? Did guests have positive things to say?!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th Of July 5K!

I made a goal for myself a little while ago to run a 5k. So today at 8am...we headed over to Redondo Beach to get things started :)

This was taken as we were all lining up! (Camera phone) Tons of people....dogs & kids! Next time we must line up earlier! We had to make our way thru all the walkers...which messed up my time...but nonetheless it was fun!!!

Here we are at the end! Yes, I beat him :) At the very end I put it into high gear and flew across the finish line! We had a great time running...motivating each other. I am anxious for our next 5k!

Remember my friend, Nicole who just had a baby a couple weeks ago? Well, she decided to walk it with other Moms...well doesn't she look ahh-mazing!?  

I feel so accomplished today... I feel so proud of is such a confident booster! Another thing to cross off my LIST!!
I hope everyone is having a fun & safe holiday weekend!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

$99 Gown Sale!

Yes, seriously! J & B Bridals is having a huge sale right now thru July 17th. 
They are located in Chambersburg, PA. East Coast!

Wanting to do a Trash The Dress Session...but don't want to ruin your dress... this could definitely be an option...for some fun post wedding shots! I saved my ceremony dress..and opted for my 2nd reception dress as the gown to use for our TTD session! 

I hope everyone has a fun & safe 4th of July weekend!