Archive for May, 2008
Posted on May 28th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Anything Goes, Wedding Photography
Posted on May 23rd, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Gifts
Have you heard about Canditto? I hadn’t until recently but it’s a really fabulous idea for your wedding.
Canditto allows you to gather all the pictures taken by your guests on THEIR digital cameras during your wedding day. And you don’t even have to do any work!
Canditto is a kiosk that is set up at your wedding reception. During your event, your guest simply walk up, insert their memory card into the kiosk and all the photos which have been taken on that camera in the last eight hours are instantly download into the kiosk.
At the end of the night, you are given a CD that contains all the photos. It’s a great way to get tons of candid pictures from your wedding and reception from your guests’ perspective.
And what’s great about Canditto is that you don’t have to do any of the work. An employee of Canditto will deliver, set up and monitor the kiosk. Then before the end of the night, they’ll have the CD ready.
All you have to do is let your guests know to bring their digital cameras, and then remind them to use the kiosk at the event.
Canditto can also combine the best of your guests’ photographs onto custom USB cards. They’ll be ready by 8:00am the morning after your wedding. So you can give these portable thumb drives as a cool little gift to your guests at brunch the next day.
Currently Canditto is available throughout New England. To learn more about Canditto, visit their website at Canditto.com, where you can watch a video and get further information about this fabulous idea.
Posted on May 14th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Celebrity Weddings
If you are looking for a unique wedding gift for the bride and groom, check out Letter Your Legacy. Adam and Stacy Teague, the company’s founders, used their skills to create a very neat gift idea that I’m sure the couple will really love.
Using her photography skills, Stacy took many photographs of things that resemble letters. For example, a dripping icicle shapes an “E.”
Letter Your Legacy then puts together a series of the photos to create an abstract depiction of the couples last name (or really any word that you’d like). This gift is perfect for bridal showers and weddings, or even anniversaries and new births.
To match the decor or personal style of the recipient, you can choose from a selection of different frames and matte colors on the company website. When the piece arrives is ready to hang on your wall.
To learn more about Letter Your Legacy and view examples, visit letteryourlegacy.com, where you can also get an order form. You can email in the form or just call Letter Your Legacy at (405) 762-2125. The 4, 5, and 6 letter words are just $69 and 7,8, and 9 letter words are $79.
Posted on May 7th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Attire
When Presidential daughter Jenna Bush married Henry Hager this past weekend, I’m not sure if it was the wedding of the year but I did like her Oscar de la Renta gown.
The wedding ceremony, which will held on Saturday, May 10, 2008 on the family ranch in Crawford, Texas was relatively private. About 200 friends and family members watched the couple say their vows in front of a simple limestone cross near a lake.
“Our little girl Jenna married a really good guy, Henry Hager. The wedding was spectacular, all we could have hoped for,” President Bush told reporters.
Jenna’s twin sister, Barbara, was the maid of honor and Henry’s brother Jack, was best man. Though Jenna’s dress was lovely, I didn’t like Barbara’s dress at all. What do you think?
If you liked Jenna’s gown, check out these other Oscar de la Renta dresses from Brides.com.
Photo credit: Shealah Craighead / White House
Posted on May 3rd, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Invitations
If you register on the Alfred Angelo website, you will be entered into a monthly drawing for a free wedding gown or four free bridesmaid dresses.
Additionally by signing up, you also get on their list for exclusive events, special offers and the Alfred Angelo email newsletter. Check out AlfredAngelo.com for more details.
I love Alfred Angelo bridesmaid gowns because your bridesmaids will be able to wear them long after your wedding day. These dresses can be worn to a work party, graduation dinner or a special date.
One of my favorites is the gown pictured here. This satin cocktail length dress is available in 55 fabulous colors in sizes 2 to 28. And this dress is priced nicely at under $150.
Check out the Alfred Angelo full collection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dress, flower girl dresses and more.
Photo credit: Alfred Angelo
Pingg is a online invitation service that is perfect for those looking to manage their wedding guest list and invitations online.
Instead of use paper invitations, you can create and send stylish wedding (or other event) invitations online. The system can be integrated with your email address book, SMS, social networks (Facebook), your personalized event web page and more.
You can track RSVPs, communicate with guests, organize your registry and simplify most tasks associated with your guest list and invitations.
Pingg’s basic email invitations and event management services are free. Or you can pay a little extra for customized invitation designs and other services.
In this day and age, when everyone is constantly on their computer, PDA, cell phone and other electronic devices, why not consider using online invitations?
When I first read about this, I thought it might be a little tacky … after all some old fashioned wedding traditions should be preserved even in the modern technology era.
However, after reading through the Pingg website at Pingg.com, I realized the benefits of using this type of service are abundant. Plus, Pingg offers a variety of beautiful invitation designs that are very elegant.
Check out Pingg and consider it before placing an order for tradtional paper invitations! Even if you decide against it for your wedding, Pingg may come in handy for birthday parties, anniversary celebrations and other events.