Monday, June 28, 2010

Quick Pic: Sneak Peak at Katie and Dan

I was so happy to get to work along side Spencer Combs and his beautiful wife at Katie and Dan's wedding on June 19th. Here is a little teaser pic of what is sure to be an amazing set of wedding photos!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Chantel & Levi - Photos by Cadence Cornelius

Chantel and Levi were married on 05/21/2010. Getting to know Chantel through a few email conversations left me with the understanding that she had a fun and vivacious personality.

She obliged me in answering a few questions about her wedding planning experience.

1. What five words could you use to describe your wedding? Fun, exhausting, crazy, surprising, and exciting.

2. What has been your best wedding planning experience so far? This is kind of pathetic, but finding my wedding shoes. I'm not even a shoe person, but these were so amazing and exactly what I had in mind, and they were on sale for 80% off. I still get excited looking at them. Also, finding the perfect reception site - it has absolutely everything we wanted without breaking the bank.

3. Can you give one bit of advice for other brides planning? Be flexible. Almost all of the ideas I had at the beginning of the planning have been tweaked, changed or dropped completely, including my vision of the perfect dress for me. Be willing to look outside of your "perfect day" plan and be willing to think a little outside of your comfort zone on some things.

4. What is the one detail you couldn't do without for your wedding day? A wedding planner. I am constantly late, and easily overstressed, so having a wedding planner is a Godsend for keeping me on track with what needs to be done and making sure I don't have to do anything but enjoy myself on my wedding day. That and a really fantastic pair of wedding shoes ;)

A few of Chantel and Levi's vendors:
Photography - Cadence Cornelius
Flowers and Day of Coordination - Deven Nelson
Venue - Blaisdell Manor
Music - Neon Express
Attire - Mestads
Cake - Buttercream

Of course, both her engagement and wedding photos were more than amazing. Photography credit to the wonderful Cadence Cornelius. I really want to cozy up on a beach right about now!

Congrats Chantel and Levi, thank you for sharing your experience!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Juut for you!

Juut Minneapolis is co-hosting an eco-friendly wedding event with Aveda Thursday, June 10 from 5:30-7:30 PM, at the Gaviidae Common, Skyway level, 651 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN.
I don't know about you ladies, but Aveda products and Juut's salon quality are things that really put a smile on my face...along with amazing brides! Here is an opportunity to merge these particulars as well as Adele Wechsler Eco Couture wedding gowns. Green and Gorgeous! There will be a prize entry for Aveda products and an Adele Wechsler headpiece or veil. Also, a lucky bride can register to win a free gown or a honeymoon in Belize.

(photo from anyweddingdress)

For questions or more information about this event, please check out or call 612.332.3512

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Red Balloon - Please Inflate

Browsing around... I came across this gem. Compliments of

What an exciting way to have your guests save the date for your wedding!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

You can't just stick a bow on it

Vera, Vera, Vera. Love your details. Love your layers. Love the colors. Love the bows.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Great Cause: Photo Shoot for Chile - HM Photography

My dear friend Heidi, with HM Photography, is not only an amazing photographer, but a beautiful Chilean. On Saturday, the devastation of the 8.8 earthquake hit near her home town. Her family was unharmed but they are now homeless. Following the earthquake was the tsunami that hit the coast. The country is in need of help.

I know that many of you have probably donated to the recent earthquake recovery efforts for Haiti, but please let us not overlook this new tragedy in Chile.

Heidi has offered the opportunity to have a photo shoot where 100% of the proceeds go towards relief efforts of her country. For all of you brides considering boudoir shoots, or perhaps know family members that would like a portrait session, this is a chance to help this nation. For more information, please check out her out here.

If you are not looking for a photo session, there is also an opportunity to give a few dollars via the Paypal account If you can, skip the lattes or your lunch out, and donate those few dollars to someone in need of food and water, shelter, and clean clothes.

Anything you do to contribute will make a difference in a person's life.

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to the success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature." -- John D Rockefeller.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Little bit of this and that

Checkin out a few inspiration boards on Snippet and Ink, and I came across this little gem of a website: Paper Pastries. Cute little no nonsense gifts for your nearest and dearest.

Message in a bottle, little note for a loved one... with a pink pencil(!) :

How cute are these as a gift for your photographer:

For your husband to be:

For the foodie in us all:

It's all about the packaging: