Seen at recent weddings in our area—

Sunflowers and brown-eyed susans. Sunflowers are annuals: they have to be planted every year. Brown-eyed susans, which almost outdo the neon gold of sunflowers, and which are a little like smaller and more daisy-fied sunflowers, are perennials. Not only do they NOT have to be re-planted, they have to be held back or you will have fields of them. (Not …

Does Your Videographer Have Dust On His/Her Knees?

We’ve all heard the terms, “Quiet on the set! Roll sound… and action!”  This is what the director says as s/he records a movie or TV scene.  Well, your wedding is a special production and these 3 items are very much in play during the exchange of vows and the reception. Let’s break it down.  During the ceremony the guests are …

Make Your First Dance Memorable… Or Not

When Keith and Ashley got married this month, he played the guitar and sang a song to his bride (he’s in a band) – at which point he took her in his arms and they segued into their First Dance. By that time it didn’t really matter whether either of them could dance, because what guests would always remember was …

Tradition!

Back from vacation, feeling renewed… It involved some nation-hopping, and seeing a bride and groom getting a few wedding pix snapped in front of the Eiffel Tower led to a thought—how do couples in other countries get married?? There’s no shortage of answers on the internet, but we’re guessing you don’t have a lot of time these days to go …

Pretty Please and Thank You

Early on in your wedding plans, you’re going to have to decide how to start spreading the news and asking people to share your happiness with you. Which brings us to the Three Faces of Americans today. You’ve got your great-grandmas and grandpas, who expect a fancy invitation approximately 3 inches thick in the mail… the thing that arrives and takes …

Wedding Network – Wedding Walk

Weddings are tailor-made for the OCD among us… all made up as they are, not just of frothy fabric and champagne fizz, but also of endless hundreds of details. The compulsive list-maker thrives in this setting. The woman who takes a more “Hakuna Matata” attitude may find herself dying by a thousand cuts—cuts made by little things forgotten or overlooked. …

Favor Them!

Hi again. So, I guess it’s no secret that weddings with a theme are hot. (As in, somewhere beachy.) Or not hot (as in, say, underwater.) That last theme is not too common. The first theme has become so common that it’s almost passé. Destination weddings, however, rage on, popular as ever! A themed wedding doesn’t have to mean airline …

Ask the Videographer – Part 3

In the old Paul Newman movie Cool Hand Luke, there’s a famous line delivered with heavy sarcasm: “What we have here, is a failure to communicate.” Sarcasm aside, it is so important for a bride to communicate with the people charged with capturing the big day on camera. (We’re going on talking about the videographer, but much of it applies …

Ask the Videographer – Part 2

Yes, we know.  Say “I do”, set the date, and suddenly you’re having more meetings than the Secretary of State.  Meet with the venue. Meet with the caterer. Meet about the dress.  Meet about the OTHER dresses.  Meet with the florist, meet with the DJ, meet meet meet.  We feel your pain, we really do. We also know that, as we …

Ask the Videographer

The Internet is full of lists of “Questions to Ask Your Videographer.”  There’s an aspect to it though that really isn’t a question – it’s a feeling. Do you “click”?  (Also important with your photographer – which I just had to say so’s not to waste a perfectly good pun.) Never, ever assume that lining up a videographer for your …