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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Save the Dates

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Growing up with a parent who is a professional photographer meant posing for photo after photo.  Everyone I meet exclaims over how awesome that must be, and how many wonderful photos I must have.  Well, yes, we have lots of great photos, but there was also a camera around documenting every. single. moment.  Every holiday, every Thanksgiving dinner, every vacation, every milestone, every Birthday.  Not that each year you look the same blowing out the birthday candles or anything :)  Still, having grown up with that mentality I knew that wedding photos were going to be important to me.   When all is said and done the photos are what we would have to remember the day by.  And everyone kept telling us just how fast the day would go by.  Boy were they right...
While we did our best to DIY many aspects of the wedding, and cut costs where we could, be agreed that the photographer would not be a compromise.  We decided on a photographer that we both loved, and cut corners where we could so that we could afford him.  I'm happy to say that we made the absolute right choice!  We used Keith Berry of Berryphotos here in Massachusetts.  I would recommend him 100%!!
I wanted to do something fun for our save the dates, which we utilized our engagement session to accomplish.   Brian is a football and wrestling coach, so I loved the idea of incorporating that into our save the dates.  I set off to find a relatively inexpensive way to create custom jerseys.  For very little money I was pumped with the results.  It pays to google google google!  And shop around...
Add in the perfect fall foliage and I couldn't have asked for a better representation.  We loved our photos and the fact that we were able to play around and have fun with a flair of creativity.


I waited out Vistaprint for one of their fabulous sales, and was able to get 150 postcards for next to nothing!  Bonus.  I couldn't have been happier with how the design turned out, and they were delivered within only a few days.  I was so excited that I sent them out way earlier than I needed to, but I just couldn't wait! 

Looking back these are still some of my favorite photos.  Once they hit the mail things felt really real and the ball was definitely rolling.
Stay tuned for our next project, wedding bells!



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bridesmaids


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Time seriously flies when you are having fun!  My husband and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary this Monday.  It feels like just yesterday that we were still in the midst of planning!  I figure it's finally time to start sharing some of the DIY projects I did for our wedding!

First on the agenda was asking my girls to be a part of our wedding party.  I started with my two sisters, my Matron and Maid of honors.  I have seen some super creative ways to ask, so here was my take:

 Not that I had any doubts they would say yes, but I was super happy that they agreed to share the responsibilities and were as excited as I was!  And who doesn't love a little bubbly?  

I also asked my best friend and future Sister in Law to be bridesmaids.  It was fun to incorporate our colors, and the sunflowers that I was so desperate to base our flower scheme around.


  Now that I had my girls, Brian gathered the guys and we had a well rounded wedding party!

Next up, save the dates!  





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