Friday, June 12, 2009

I Can't Help It...It's What I'm Into...

I realize that I blog a lot about weddings...but here's the thing, I'm getting married in 4 months (127 days to be exact, not that I'm counting...) so I can't exactly fault myself that my current fascination (obsession?) is all the awesome ways couples are infusing creativity into their big day. I started blogging in an effort to try to make myself be more creative, however, I'm finding that my waves of creative ideas come at inconvenient times when it's not possible to document them - when I'm on runs or at the gym, when I'm sitting in a training session at work, driving in my car - and by the time I'm in front of the computer and able to post, the ideas are gone - or they don't seem quite as good as they did before. I have great admiration for people who's livelihoods depend on their ability to churn out creativity on a daily basis.

What I haven't dissapointed myself on is the ability to find other people's creativity and share it with my small audience. Getting back to my wedding fascination, I more specifically have found myself being drawn to the inspiring things photographers and videographers are producing. I mentioned in an earlier post my desire to do a trash the dress session. I found another incredible shot of a TTD session...

How much fun are they having? I mean really, her smile is priceless.

And then there's this video from Still Motion Photo + Cinema. They create videos of TTD sessions that really capture the playfulness of these types of photo shoots.

Frances + James TTD - Times Square + Coney Island from StillMotion on Vimeo.

I have one final "props" to dish out to The Broke-Ass Bride. Another couple that looks like a blast to hang out with, their pictures were out of this world amazing!Here are a few of my favorites:

And I definitely cannot forget to include the video they put together...check out The Fresh Hubby of LA...

Fresh Hubby of LA from Digital Princess Productions on Vimeo.

To end on another happy note, it's *Friday* and in a few short hours I'm heading up to Richmond to have a girls weekend with some of my very best friends. I'm even having my first bridal shower tomorrow! I'm too excited for words. Happy weekend!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

i couldn't resist...

happy summer!

{picture by Little Girl Blue, via A Cup of Joe}

Holy Catch-up!

Recently work and well, life, has decided to slam down on the accelerator and I haven't had much time to breathe let alone blog. It's been a whirlwind 3 weeks or so...but even whirlwind weeks are better in the sweet summertime!

Lake Gaston was beyond words. So much fun, even despite my tussle with the lawn chair that resulted in black eyes for a week...and I'm not exaggerating. There were boat rides and jet skies, gorgeous views, jumps off a 2-story dock and an 11am power hour - and I was there with some of my most favorite people in the world. It was nothing short of a perfect weekend. I already can't wait for next year!

The following weekend J and I hiked up to New Jersey for Grace's wedding. I got to see Erica and John - 2 of my old roommates from the Rugters days - which was icing on the cake! Grace was beautiful, the weather was beautiful, and the wedding itself was obviously freakin' beautiful too! Grace and Kimo looked like they were on cloud 9 - they were just floating. As I watched them share kiss after kiss as a newly married couple, I obviously couldn't help but get out of my mind excited for my own wedding which is just 4 short months and some change away! I'm excited to get married like a 5 year old gets excited for Christmas! I saw our names on our wedding favor...

...and I couldn't help but think that soon it's going to be Mr. and Mrs. Jason Reed. Smiles!

And speaking of a Mr. and Mrs., I'll close with the most adorable wedding video I've ever seen. Julie and Joe look like such a fun couple...and the video that Artistic Imagery put together for them is cuter than words.

The Perfect Catch from alan silva on Vimeo.

PS...Blue heels for the wedding?! Got 'em!