Wednesday, June 22, 2011


A few weeks ago Jason and I decided to be foodies for a day. The results..........getting to eat some great food! Food carts/trucks/trailers are so popular with weddings and other events right now. We had to try it out for ourselves. We stopped by a local college campus with two streets of about eight different food trucks. There was such a selection of food, from cupcakes and tacos to chili dogs and breakfast sandwiches. Not only did the food taste good, it wasn't expensive at all! So, if your planning a wedding, or any events really, and want to do something nontraditional check out local food trucks in your area. Give yourself a pass for extra calories (after all it is research!). You'll be glad you did!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Our Real Wedding - June 21st, 2008 - Happy Anniversary!!

Hi everyone! It's Heather, Editor in Chief, of it's about details. Since today is our 3 year anniversary, I wanted to share our real wedding with you guys. It was the best day of our lives. In front of God, family, and our friends we became husband and wife. I must admit the budget more than doubled when it was all said and done. We were lucky enough to have my parents financially contribute more than 1/2 of our total wedding cost. I can't thank them enough for giving us our dream wedding!

The weather was perfect that day. We were worried, because it had been 96+ degrees the final weeks leading up to the wedding day and the church did not have AC! But luckily it was comfy in the 80's with no humidity and the old stone church was nice also the perfect temperature inside.

Leading up to the wedding there was lots and lots and lots of drama. Almost EVERYTHING that could go wrong did, from intense family issues to finding out they didn't have enough linens just days before the wedding. We also had to find a new baker just days before the wedding. Even with all the drama, it was a great and wonderful day because I truly did marry my best friend.

We weren't huge DIYers, but we did do some to help keep costs down. We did all of our Stationery ourselves and with the help of my mom. With other DIY projects we had no choice, because we were told just days before the wedding that the baker didn't have the hangings crystals we planned on having on the cake from the beginning. Thus, they couldn't do our cake period. We, along with my mom, handmade all of the hanging crystals. We made them with real swarovski crystals. I must say they were so beautiful and the sparkle was amazing.

Overall, our wedding was so much fun! The dance floor was full, the drinks were flowing, and music was great. We didn't have a grand exit, because we wanted to dance the entire night away with our family and friends until the very last minute!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Looking directly into the lens

As children, we're taught to look directly into the camera and say "cheese". Now, as adults, we are seemingly magnetized towards the lens, removing ourselves from our personal moments so that we may take a "perfect picture". Often, we don't realize that looking away from the camera can produce more natural looking images that we can fall in love with.

While it may seem difficult to not have that magnetic attraction, a good photographer should know how to capture these moments without even being seen. So kick back and have fun at your wedding, let your photographer do the rest.