Even though I’ve been on a little wedding blog hiatus, I promise I’ve been working on wedding things! My main focus has been creating and distributing our save-the-dates.
Actually creating the save-the-dates was not as easy as I though it would be, even though we had an awesome photo to use (courtesy of Miranda Parker!). I knew I wanted to do a magnet STD (I hate using that abbreviation, but oh well) but finding an online site to make them without all the fluffy riff-raff was difficult. Finally, I was able to find a site where I could upload my own design. Unfortunately, this site, unlike others that primarily focus on weddings, didn’t come with envelopes, labels, etc. etc. Finding envelopes and creating labels was easy, but time consuming, and we ordered a custom return address stamp from etsy. I’m really excited to see it all come together!
Excited to share a sneak peek from our engagement photo session! Check out our amazing photographer, Miranda Parker.
I’ve been looking at accessories a LOT - any suggestions for awesome websites or Etsy shops I should check out?
I wanted to share a little tid-bit from a guest post I wrote for The Mode Life, an online platform that share perspectives from a diverse group of women. When asked about contributing, I struggled to find a topic suitable for posting. I decided to write about my recent experience with boudoir photos. You can read the full post here, but here is a little excerpt:
“I didn’t get a sense of how awesome I felt until I got that first email containing a final photo. I didn’t think I would want to share any of them, but let me tell you that picture was everywhere in an instant: email, texts, Facebook messages. I had done what they tell every adolescent girl not to do with suggestive photos of themselves. I even agreed to let my photographer make me her profile photo on her boudoir Facebook page. I had clearly lost it.
But it also made me realize that these photos were for me. Sure, my honey will love them, but these photos have ultimately given me a self-confidence that I’m not sure I would have found on my own. They’ve allowed me to embrace all of the little imperfections I’ve worked so hard to eliminate in the past, and really love myself as a woman.”
You can also find my amazing photographer (and some of my photos from this shoot) on Facebook.