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Such exciting news! (That I am a little late in sharing :)

Our wedding, photographed by the amazing Jeffrey Neal, was just published in Ceremony Magazine.  How cool is that!?!?

Scott and I never dreamed that our wedding would be chosen as inspiration for future couples about to enjoy (and sometimes pull their hair out during) one of the most memorable and exciting times in their lives :) It is such an honor and a privilege to have been chosen to be in this publication, and we will be forever grateful.

A big thank you to Ceremony Magazine and, of course, the wonderful Jeffrey Neal. He captured our day beautifully and has given us such a timeless way to share our story.

And also, a thank you to someone left out of the published credits, my mom. :) Without her, our vision would not have come to life and been the event that exceeded even our imaginations.  She was the best wedding planner a girl could have asked for, and I was and still am, so appreciative of all the love and time she put into making our big day so special. Thank you, Mom.  I love you!

So, without further ado…

Happy Saturday!

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Hello Everyone! Scott and I, well our wedding actually :), is nominted in the LAStyleUnveiled‘s Local Love Wedding Contest. It is such an honor to be a part of this great contest and there are so many wonderful weddings, but it would be super duper awesome to WIN! :) Please click here to vote for our wedding. Thank you!

Tomorrow, JAUNARY 7th, is the last day to vote so please vote today and ask your friends to vote too :)

Happy Wednesday!

All wedding images photographed by JNPStudios

Now, I realize I have already written a post about my wedding video, but since then, Jesse from metmedia was kind enough to send me the video clips.  My original post only included a link to the video clips, but I figured I would be even better to share them directly on my blog.  So, here they are. Enjoy!

Thanks again to all the wonderful people at metmedia who made such a wonderful video and gave use a priceless gift.

Happy Sunday!

Wow! It has been a busy weekend! A good weekend, but a busy one.  I have not been good about keeping up with my daily posts, and have slacked on my personal goal of posting something each day.  So, to make up for my slackerness I am going to do multiple posts today, that counts right? :)

So, here we go.

Wedding Videos vs. Photography

When Scott and I were planning our wedding we almost immediately ruled out budgeting in a videographer.  Photographs are a must and a classic way to capture beautiful moments on a hugely special day.  So, finding an amazing photographer was a ‘duh’ and having a videographer felt unnecessary and a way to save on our budget.  This is until my mom saw a the wedding video of one of her friends daughters.  My mom was so moved by the video and decided that her and my dad would hire the same videographer as a gift to us, and to themselves.

I was appreciative of my mom’s decision, but still not convinced of the need for a videographer.  Well, this weekend I became a believer.  My parents brought down our wedding video and we all viewed it together on Friday.  It is amazing.  It captured the essence of our day and gave us a glimpse of the day from an outside perspective.  On the day of your wedding you are being whisked around and are the center of attention so you forget that there is so much going on around you.

I wish I could share the video here because it is truly wonderful and a work of art that Scott and I will cherish forever. (Sneak Peak: If you go to metmedia’s website and go to watch/fusion samples, the 1st and 3rd our clips of our video :)

Ok, so my final take on a wedding videographer and photography.   A wedding photographer is a must have because there is something magical about the moments captured in a single shot.   So, be picky about your photographer and find someone that will capture your day in a style that fits you and your fiancé.  Now, a videographer.  I would consider this a must have luxury that if you can budget for…you should!  Maybe ask a group of relatives or friends to pitch in and help pay for it as their wedding gift to you.  It is a gift that will last far longer than the pots, pans, and toaster on your registry.  A video of your wedding day will be something you can proudly share with your children someday and is be a beautiful reflection on such a momentous occasion that you can look back on always.

So, I guess the short answer is, if you can have both, do it :)

Our wedding video was made by metmedia (amazingly cool group of guys!) in collaboration with our photographer, Jeffrey Neal of JNP Studios.  Our videographer and our photographer collaborated to make our video and the result was breathtaking.  Thank you to all involved, you have given us such precious gifts.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Sunday. A day that is oh so bittersweet.

On Sunday’s you get to relax, run errands, catch up on household chores, or spend time with friends and family, as I did today.  I went shopping with my sister, out to a wonderful lunch, had dinner with my husband, and cuddled up on our couch to watch a movie.  It was a wonderful day.  However, it comes with the realization that the weekend has come to a close and tomorrow morning begins the start of a new week, and a new day of work.

Work is such an interesting thing because for so many of us it is strictly that, work.  Something we do to pay our bills.  We spend the majority of our time in an environment that could be good, bad or indifferent, but it is an environment that is not truly fulfilling, not truly allowing us to be ourselves.  It is the precious and lesser time we have on the weekends to be with the people we don’t see during the week, do the things we love, and watch the movies we otherwise just don’t have time for.

It really is such a backwards way of living when you think about it. Wouldn’t it be nice if Sunday wasn’t the end of something we spend the whole week waiting for.  Wouldn’t it be nice if it was just…Sunday.

On a more fun note, and less a reminder of the week ahead, we received our wedding images in the mail yesterday and were able to upload them into our computer.  Here are a few of my favorites :) Laura_Scott_W  00376

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Beautiful photography by Jeffrey at JNP Studios.

Happy Sunday! (Make it count :)

This is Lauren from Design Visage in Orange County and she did my hair and make-up for my wedding this past June (I will post more about that later :).  She was so fun to work with and did such an amazing job! I stumbled upon this post earlier today and just had to share! I love the looks Lauren created for these photos…and she did her hair and make-up all herself! :)

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The photography for the shoot was done by Forever Photography

Thanks Lauren! Now if only I could figure out how to do my own hair and make-up :)

Happy Thursday!

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