Archive for October, 2010

October 26, 2010

HERE is why you want a fabulous wedding photographer, Part Deux

Let’s not kid around here: I hit the jackpot with my incredible wedding photographer. When I got the book deal, Dave and I decided to celebrate by springing for Yvonne’s photo booth. Easily the best impulse buy of the whole wedding. After missing out on family portrait time due to some snafus with the hotel, the images we have from our photo booth have come to mean so, so much to us. Nearly all of our guests passed through the booth over the course of the night – and the results are pretty friggin’ awesome. We framed 4×6 prints of our favorites and hung them on the big white wall in our bedroom.

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…okay, I kind of lied. I may have framed the photos, but there was no “we” about how they got up on the wall. My darling husband measured, re-measured, and hammered 24 perfectly spaced nails. I came home to a completed installation.

 

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We didn’t just choose photos of our favorite people – for one, we didn’t want friends to come over and be like, “Why didn’t I make the cut?” Because then I would have had to tell them that I don’t like them as much as my other peeps. Awwwwkward. Instead, we grabbed a variety of groupings and made sure the images had a lot of movement and irreverence. No staid wedding poses for us.

 

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(my childhood bff melissa, her boyfriend, and her little sister)

 

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(my lane mate from college and her boyfriend…who was also a swimmer, which we called “swimcest”)

 

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(two water polo teammates and a coupla dave’s friends)

 

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(dave’s college suitemates) (they had a theme song) (and a gang sign) (and a dance)

 

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(dave’s great uncle, aka our chicago father, and his son)

 

Oh, and then we made sure to put ourselves in the middle of it all. It WAS the skinniest day of my life, after all.

 

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(if you look closely, you’ll see bridesmaid-slash-invitation-designer, aubrey)

 

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Sigh. That wall makes me so happy. I love waking up and staring at it.

 

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October 20, 2010

Get your purp on

People. I’m here, just doing a bunch of other crap. I know some of you like to stalk me and my everyday movements (okay, it’s just one of you and her name is Mommy) so here’s what I will be doing tomorrow. Please, please join me. Even if you just have to stick a piece of masking tape to your shirt and color it purple. …oh, and I didn’t write the next couple of paragraphs; I just copied them from one of my dear friends-slash-classmates.

Wear purple this Wednesday to show support for the LGBT community during the recent rash of gay teen suicides. Recently, there has been a rash of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) youth suicides. To honor the memory of so many who have lost their lives, many groups are participating in Spirit Day – Wear Purple on Oct 20th.

On October 20th, 2010, wear purple in honor of the youth who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes and/or at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBT flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools. For more information on the recent rash of LGBT teen suicides, click here.

Oooh, oooh, here’s an idea! Tell your friends!

Now go put on your purp, and then come back soon because I’m actually going to write you a post. You’re welcome.