Archive for September, 2012

Wedding Reading: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

{My friend Kim, the owner of the Parisian Events, posted this one on Facebook and I loved it.  I would say it rings true and would be a lovely addition to your ceremony!}

From Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of eternal passion.
That is just being “in love” which any fool can do.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.

Quick Tip: Seating Chart Order

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Seating charts are a lovely option in lieu of escort cards and/or in addition to place cards but please, please, please make don’t make it a scavenger hunt!  If you have a seating chart, make sure you list your guest’s names alphabetically by last name.

Your guests don’t know what table they are at – if they did, you wouldn’t need the seating chart, right?!

Definition refresher:
*escort cards are cards that assign guests to their table they are seated at and are generally displayed on a table during cocktail hour.
*placecards are cards that assign guests to a particular seat at their table.

(Special thanks to Corey Ann Photography for this beautiful picture from Katie and Grey’s wedding)

Leslie + Daniel: 07.07.12 (Video!)

Friday, September 7th, 2012

I should have pictures from Leslie and Daniel’s gorgeous (and incredibly hot – it was 104 degrees outside!) July wedding very soon but I couldn’t wait to show this video – Daniel and Leslie’s reaction to seeing each other for the first time is easily one of my very favorite moments from any wedding film EVER!  Believe me that when you see it (it’s about 56 seconds in) you’ll know exactly who this couple is – so genuine, so madly in love with each other and life in general. They’re just plain awesome.  Oh, watch for when Leslie joins Daniel at the altar too – pure joy at finally being at that moment!

Daniel and Leslie Peltier from Originate Lab on Vimeo.

Thanks to William from Originate Film Lab for sharing!  Will be back soon with pictures from Keels Photography too!