Two Brides


freak out
January 31, 2008, 8:06 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Ok. It’s official. My Canon 20D needs to go in for repairs. I’m having a shit fit because my thesis is in ONE MONTH. And it takes 2 weeks to fix. And I can’t even imagine how much it will cost. They send an estimate when I send it in.

My camera will not take a single picture. And I have someone coming for a photo shoot at 430. I’m a student, I don’t have money for a backup camera. My backup camera is a pinhole camera made out of a box.

This has nothing to do with the wedding. I’m just using this as a way to do something and not freak out.

Edit: I just bought a Canon 40D. Exciting- but at the same time I want to throw up I’m so upset about money.  UGH.



Um crazy
January 28, 2008, 6:09 pm
Filed under: invitations

Well last week was, um, crazy. Monday night/tuesday am Natalie ended up in the hospital- she’s fine. She had a cyst burst in her abdomen filling it with fluid which hurt like a biotch. So since then she has been on strict bed rest. And pain killers of the very strong variety.

And literally wed. morning we get a call that Nat’s brother, Peter, is rushing to the hospital too. His wife went into labor at 33 weeks. So everyone was a little nervous, especially Peter, because he was a Premi (though he was waaaaay earlier at 27 weeks) and was really upset by this turn of events. So Kate flew up to NYC, I took care of Nat and the week continued to throw weird stuff at us. The baby was born and is very healthy. A little girl! I’m an auntie.

BUT I did manage to start the save the dates during the weekend with my hotness that is my gocco. My first time using it, I was so nervous. I followed the instruction closely and bamo- they came out sooooo well. I’ll post pics as soon as my camera is working(another crazy week story). And because I want to include our wedding website URL on the back, I needed a URL. After some googling of reviews, I went with GoDaddy to register for kellyandnatalie.com- yes the name of the company does freak me out.

I was very happy with registering for our website, very easy. I would suggest them and their cheap. A super plus.



I will not write my address 800 times thank you
January 23, 2008, 9:17 pm
Filed under: invitations | Tags: ,

We custom ordered these awesome stickers from an etsy seller Max & Bella. They arrived today and we honestly could not be happier. We wanted a floral/botanical background to go with our theme. Yes, even my address sticker will match damnit. They will be appearing on the flap of the envelope(the back). Whew- at least one more invitation thing is done.

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And may I say how cheap/fast/nice they were? I would totally recommend them. After the wedding, I may get some more so I don’t have to write my address because I’m super lazy.



Bear Force One
January 21, 2008, 12:34 am
Filed under: lesbian/gay

Oh gay community. How I love thee. I love that we have words like bear and otter to describe each other.

So let me just say for the past 3 days after watching this spoof movie video I have been singing it- non stop. It’s like a horrible disease, no matter how hard I try to stop thinking about it, I can’t. Because it’s just that damn good. I’m afraid I will never be able to see a person salute without thinking of big hairy men. In tight pants. Running on the beach. Oh my.



Garden Party mosaic
January 19, 2008, 11:41 pm
Filed under: theme

I need warmth. I miss spring. Enough of winter already!

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1. stately finches, 2. pearls., 3. Allegra’s invitation, 4. garden cupcakes, 5. summer skin, 6. Fabric flower garland, 7. la rosette, 8. gocco notes, 9. teatowl, 10. shim+sons gifty package



happy gay friday
January 18, 2008, 10:38 pm
Filed under: lesbian/gay | Tags: , , ,

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1. congratulations to the brides, 2. samesex14_PH3_babies, 3. Brides to be, , 5. Family Portrait, 6. Heil-Long DSC 261



Photobooth
January 18, 2008, 10:30 pm
Filed under: iwantit | Tags: , ,

I really want a photobooth for people to take silly pictures in all night but renting one costs usually $1500 and up. I can so not afford that. So I have been looking into a way to set up my camera and timer and have people take pictures in front of some fabric.

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Knottie JessandLuke set up a laptop and used an apple webcam and just had people click themselves. Very easy to setup and sounds like a lot of people liked it.

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I was so impressed with knottie h_flee’s DIY photobooth. It looks totally professional. Here’s what she said to do:

Our amazing friends and family in the “photobooth” *Directions: 1. Set up an area with your backdrop (could be fabric or a wall) 2. Set up your camera on a fixed tripod (We used a digital camera 3. Test the exposure/on camera flash and framing a few times and make adjustments as needed 4. Mark off the maximum area (with tape) that your guests can stand in and still be visible through the lense 5A. Have your guests use a remote control or cable release to take the pictures themselves (Be sure to have easy instructions to let your guests know what/how to do this… we made a simple illustration and had it framed next to the area) OR 5B. Have someone man the area and take the picture for your guests. TIPS: *Have someone (the band/DJ) announce to the guests to remember to visit the photobooth before the night ends. *Place the booth in an area where there is some traffic but not too much to distract. *We used professional lighting but an on camera flash will work as well. *We also had our guests write a message to us before their picture to place next to their picture in a photo guest book album… * Have fun!  “

I have to say with results like those, I actually feel pretty good about not getting a real photobooth.

Read up some more on programs to help you execute a photobooth:

  • Thinklab has the longest post known to man about making a photobooth. Most of it involves a lot more effort than I’m really intending to put into this but it does have some helpful tips.
  • Photojojo, a newsletter about funky photo stuff that I subscribe to, has a mini article about two programs you can use to make your laptop into a photobooth.
  • Knottie Gonnabeagoody actually went to all this trouble and no one used it! Maybe putting it in the basement and not somewhere prominent was the problem.



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