Archive for September, 2011

Liza & Victor: Wedding Video

St. Tropez, France

September 29th, 2011


Ok, I’m stretching it here a bit when it comes to the idea of a wedding on water because this one isn’t. But…I couldn’t show you Liza’s & Victor’s great “farewell brunch” lip-dubbing video (shot poolside, thank you very much) without showing you their wedding. I mean, it just wouldn’t be fair. Luckily the pool does show up in this wedding video for a short bit, and the video ends at the beach, in St. Tropez I might add, so I don’t feel too guilty. Once again, wish I’d been on the guest list.

Thanks again to Studio Artifice.

Liza & Victor: Farewell Brunch Video

St. Tropez, France

September 27th, 2011


I’m so excited that I just found this video! I thought I’d lost track of it forever. It was shot by Studio Artifice from France, and it always makes me smile. Now, something to know about me…I love Europe and Europeans, so this video, shot at the brunch the day after Liza’s and Victor’s St. Tropez wedding, is heaven to me. The lip dubbing isn’t perfect, but that’s the charm of it. Be sure to watch the bloopers at the end. C’est magnifique.

Posting Soon: Kestrin & Jonathan

Carmel, CA

September 22nd, 2011

beach weddingThe best part of writing a wedding blog is looking at and reading about all the different ways couples interpret the idea of a wedding. I can’t even begin to explain how compelling it is. At least it is for me, and if you’re reading this, then it probably is for you, too.

I’ve had my eye on this particular wedding for quite a while, and I’m so excited to finally have it on Waterside. Kestrin and Jonathan, two very creative people, had a unique vision for their wedding, and Feather Love Photography took a very cinematic approach when shooting the day, wait…2 days, of this wedding. The results are amazing. This is just a teaser today. I’ll post the first wedding (the waterside one) in the next few days, and their second wedding (in SF – has nothing to do with water at all, but it’s too cool to miss) soon after that. Keep in mind that Kestrin and Jonathan met at Burning Man, and if you’re unfamiliar with that annual event, do a little research before the next post. It makes the whole story even more interesting.

Ocean Inspired Wedding: Courtney & Michael

Bayshore, New York

September 16th, 2011

Courtney and Michael met while working on the Fire Island Ferry together, so the ferry was an integral part in their wedding day. How great is that?This could be my favorite photo of the day. Thank you to Robert & Kathleen Photographers, who shared these photos with us. Of course, the next photo could be my favorite of the day, too, seeing as I’m a big Audrey Hepburn fan, just like Courtney (I have a big, framed Breakfast at Tiffany’s movie poster hanging in my house to prove it). Courtney received a gorgeous pair of classic pearl studs from her soon-to-be-husband, who obviously thinks very highly of her. What better way to kick off the day? After a wedding ceremony at the Church of St. Patrick in Bayshore, the wedding party and family took the Fire Island Ferry to the lighthouse for photos on the beach. Courtney and Michael used the ocean as inspiration for their wedding. They incorporated the color navy blue in their decor, used nautical knots in some of their printed material, had sand and shells at the bottom of the hurricane candles they used as table centerpieces, and this all added to the cohesiveness of their theme. I’ve got to point out the best sand dollars-as-place cards that I’ve seen so far….Courtney and Michael made the wise decision to use ribbon to secure a printed piece with name and table number. Too many couples try to write directly onto the sand dollar with marker. Don’t do it. The surface is too rough and porous for this. The ink bleeds and the end result looks like a kindergarten project. The idea is great, but take the lead from Courtney and Michael. It makes a world of difference. Also, when line the shells up alphabetically in sand, as they have here, please use craft sand. You can find it in the craft stores like Michael’s and even the craft department of store like Walmart. Don’t rely on sand from the beach. Trust me on this one. Beach sand looks great when you’re walking on it, but it’s never as pale as you want, as dry as you want, or as debri-free as you need it to be when it’s used indoors to decorate.

Jennifer Nielsen Jewelry

Portland, Maine

September 9th, 2011

beach weddingPortland, ME artist, Jennifer Nielsen, works with metal and found beach pebbles (and pearls, family diamonds, etc) to create unique pieces of jewelry that are perfect for beach weddings or any wedding on water. Jennifer Nielsen Jewelry will customize your beach finds into beautiful, organic pieces of wearable art that live on as wedding or engagement rings, wedding party gifts, groom’s gifts, or everyday earrings. I love the rugged individualism of this jewelry. Too often we think the ocean decorates us only with shells, but stones tumbled and polished by waves have a modern, solid beauty all their own. beach weddingbeach wedding jewelrybeach wedding jewelryPhotos courtesy of Jennifer Nielsen Jewelry.