Monday, October 30, 2006

Music and Pictures

We have our ceremony musicans booked. Bravo Strings We will have a violin duo that will play classical musical before the ceremony and during. Right now I am thinking of Ode to Joy for the processional. And I want the traditional "Here Comes The Bride" for my entrance. And then...we need to figure that out.

In picture news, Tim and I had our engagement pictures taken yesterday. Danielle, our photographer was very good at getting us to pose since neither Tim or I are not professional models. I also have to give big credit to Tim for keeping me laughing. I have always had issues having a natural smile in posed pictures. It isn't too hard to smile when I am getting to cuddle with Tim on the beach. Now we have to wait out three weeks to see how they turned out. We went to the Santa Monica Farmers' Market, The Santa Monica Pier and the beach.

The Farmers' Market seemed like such a good idea since Tim and I love hitting Farmers' Markets and there are always cool things to look at but I think it was way to crowded to get lots of pictures. They did have pony rides but sadly both Tim and Danielle did not think they would let me ride the ponies. Darn.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Our Photographer is Famous

Our wedding photographer Danielle is going to be featured on Inside Edition for the boudoir photographs she does. They are also showing two weddings she shot.

Thank goodness we booked her already because I am sure after people see her photos nationwide she'll be booked until 2020.

Check out her blog to see more awesome pictures by her and see adorable pictures of her new baby.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Engagement Picture Fear

At the end of the month Tim and I are getting our engagement pictures taken.

I am a little scared because I tend to make strange looks in posed pictures. As my mother says I tend to look like the cat that swallowed the canary. So I am looking for tips.

I found this: How to Be Photogenic

One of the suggestions is looking at pictures of other people who are photogenic.

Here are some pictures I am looking at for inspiration:
Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3

And this is just a sweet wedding moment that I dream of having (with less flowers) at our wedding.

At least Tim is photogenic. He suggests I think of kittens drinking lattes or something like this to make me smile naturally.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Our DJ: Mr. IPOD

We almost have are whole "team" assembled for the wedding.
A week or so ago, Tim picked out our DJ.
Here he is:
note: we even got him in green to match our wedding colors!

In case you don't recognize him, here is his website

No, I have not gone crazier then I already was. Tim and I decided almost as soon as we got engaged we did not want a regular DJ. Using an ipod just made more sense, Tim owns more music then some music stores and any songs we don't already have, we can buy on itunes and have forever.

We have already compiled a list of songs of music we already own that is 8 hours long. And I still want to purchase "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers and "Now That We Found Love" by Heavy D

Our friend Chris said we could borrow his speakers so we are pretty much set. We just have to decide on the order of songs. Though we already know our first dance will be our song, "Such Great Heights" as covered by Iron & Wine.

Even NPR says that the ipod is the NEW wedding DJ. So it must be true.