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Monday, January 30, 2012

My Wedding Shoes - Revamped!!

I LOVED my wedding shoes, they were perfect for me, and comfortable to boot! I pretty much assumed that after my wedding, there was a very slim chance I would ever wear the shoes again and planned to either just store them away or donate them somewhere.
But two weeks ago, I decided to just take a chance and I dropped them off at a shoe repair place right next to my office. They said they could dye them no problem and told me to come pick them up in a week. Last week I went in to pick up these beauties!!!

I LOVE THEM!! I can't wait to wear these to one of the many weddings we have coming up this year, and I'm so glad that I will get some more use out of my wedding shoes!
Did/Will you dye your shoes after your wedding?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Find: "Save" the Date!

This is such a genius idea for a "Save the Date" video. This couple took the "save" in "save the date" quite literally and created a unique video to share with their friends and family. It took more than 2000 still photos and six hours to shoot in December, and now just 1 month later, this video has been seen on every continent, and appeared on the websites for Glamour Magazine and Martha Stewart.

Have a great weekend! Chris and I are taking a pasta making class tomorrow, which was a gift that I got him for Christmas! I'm happy to report I have a full week of posts ready for you next week so make sure to check them out!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Portlandia Wedding Scene

Haha this post had me laughing so hard this morning, I just had to share it...enjoy!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Find: Making the Movies Jealous

It was hard to refrain from posting the viral "Shit Brides Say" video that was put out by TheKnot.com this week, but I'm betting that by now, everyone has seen it. If for some reason you haven't, click here.

So, I was on the hunt for some new material for this week's Friday Find. Remember this proposal that I posted a while back?

Matt put this amazing proposal video together for his girlfriend - and little did I know, these two turned their wedding into quite the little franchise! After their video went viral, they created a website (http://www.mattandginny.com/) containing all their wedding information. Even more amazing, they had a song written just for them called "Making the Movies Jealous" and it was recorded by American Idol alum Kristen McNamara. These two must have quite the connections (or just loads of cash, I can't really tell which).

On top of that, it looks like they had an unbelievably gorgeous wedding by the looks of their wedding video, filmed and edited by Ray Roman (not to be confused with Ray Romano).


Making the Movies Jealous - Matt & Ginny's Official Wedding from Ray Roman on Vimeo.

Not that I didn't think Ginny was pretty in the proposal video - but I seriously would not have guessed this was her in a million years. How gorgeous does she look? How unbelievable is her dress? I just love this...

Happy weekend!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Find: How RUDE


This woman should be punched in the face.

No really.

What makes this video so infuriating and sad is the fact that she's not even doing it for attention or to be funny. I've seen many wedding videos where both the bride and groom take out their phones to update their facebook status or to twitter account...but it was a planned "bit", and it was intended to bring levity to their ceremony. This woman is being just plain rude, and I feel so awful for the groom who clearly looks embarrassed and upset the whole time she's texting. You can tell he's debating with himself if he should stop her or not...poor guy.

Happy Friday the 13th, I hope it's not too bad for any of you! I have a long weekend ahead...so today, really isn't looking so bad for me!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Congratulations are in order

I have two exciting posts for you to read today...but not here. Yesterday I guest blogged for the newly married Megan at Butterfly Dreams and Things, where I talked about "wedding withdrawal".

I also want to congratulate Debi Sementelli on making the MyFonts.com Most Popular Fonts of 2011 list! Debi wrote a great post last week thanking all the people who helped spread the word about her font, Belluccia, and even thanks yours truly for some of the projects I did with the calligraphy she customized for Chris and me.

Debi wrote:
Former bride Laura, of  Saying "I Do" In NewYork blog, was also able to use Belluccia to add unique touches to her wedding.  She created a custom stamp which she was able to use to customize napkins, out of town guests bags, post cards, and a name plaque for her guest book. 

Be sure to read the whole post here, and congratulations to both Megan and Debi! I shall drink a celebratory glass of champagne in honor of both of you!
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wishing Tree Tag DIY Trays

Many of you may remember from my Wishing Tree post, that I intended to make some display trays with our wishing tree tags. Well I am happy to report that the project is done and it came out even better than I could have imagined!

I bought wooden trays at Michaels.
Before:



Then I de decoupaged some of the highlights wishing tags onto it. I still intend to add some tags to the outside perimeter, but for now this is how it came out! I didn't take too many good pictures, I did this quickly!
After:


What do you think?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wagner Alumni Magazine Feature!

This month, our wedding was featured in the Wagner College Alumni Magazine! See the feature below!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Find: The Complete Package Wedding Video

I've got a doozy of a wedding video for you today! This video comes complete with an adorably attractive couple, an awesome background song, very inspirational quotes from the officiant, followed by a Maid of Honor speech that gives me goosebumps, the newlywed game, gummy worms, heartfelt vows and lots of tears. Add in their Australian accents and I simply can't get enough of this video! I've watched it at least 5 times and I get choked up at the same parts every time.



What's your favorite part of this video? It'll be hard to pick just one!

Have a great weekend! Chris, Zoey and I are off to Pennsylvania for a weekend of winter hibernating, and hopefully some good old cooking and baking with the fam!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"First Christmas" Ornaments

Besides having an amazing first Christmas with my husband and being married, it was extra fun getting some really sweet ornaments from our friends this year.

Molly and I decided to start our own Christmas tradition this year and give each other an ornament each year. Molly got us this adorable "Our 1st Christmas Together" ornament for our tree:
Chris's cousin got us this wedding cake "First Christmas Together" ornament. It's actually a bell, and there are two rings hanging inside to ring it, very cute!
This ornament we got from Mike and Kerry. Not only is it personalized with our names and our initial, but it has three lines from our first dance song Steady As We Go, and includes our wedding date. Such a sweet surprise!
Then there's Zoey's First Christmas ornament which we made on Christmas Eve, with an imprint of her paw! Yes...we're "those" people:

Did you get any great ornaments for your first Christmas together?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Blogging Brides

Happy 2012 everyone!!! I hope your New Year's was amazing and you have started 2012 off to a great start! I for one, have lots of goals, resolutions, and lists and am ready to start of 2012 on the right foot! 2011 was obviously a great year for me, but I'm super excited for what 2012 has in store!

It's also that time again! Time to update the Blogging Brides list, and my 2012 list is even bigger than my 2011 list!! I look forward to following each of these ladies as they count down to their big day! Plus the few 2013 brides I have at the bottom.

If you are a 2012 Blogging Bride and want to be added to the list, please email me at info@lauraandchristopher.com. I'd love to follow you, too!

2012 BLOGGING BRIDES

January
1/7/2012: Megan @ Butterfly Dreams and Things
1/28/12: Natalie @ Bells and Bows

March
3/10/12: Mandy and Justin
3/16/12: Natalie @ A Unique Soiree
3/24/12: Tiffany @ Bride-Onicles of a Soon to Be Bride 

April
4/14/12: Mel @ Adventures in Wedding Planning
4/21/12: Imperfect Obsession
4/21/12: "I do" on the Bayou
4/21/12: Elvi @ Life, Wedding, Nonsense
4/28/12: Hannah @ Hannah and Jon are Getting Married
4/28/12: Sharon @ Isn't This Thrilling?
4/29/12: Kristina @ Pretty Rambles

May
5/4/12: Teeny @ Sparkles and Cheaterpants
5/5/12: Karen @ The Adventure Begins
5/19/12: Mindy @ Budget Fairy Tale

June
6/?/12: Tina @ Life in the Fast Lane
6/6/12: The Kovacs Family
6/9/12: South Texas Wedding
6/9/12: Frances @ From Seattle, With Love
6/12: 2012 to Eternity
6/9/12: Petchie @ Petchie's Blog Book
6/2/12: Tracy @ B and T Wedding
6/16/12: Steph @ You're the Cheese to My Macaroni 
6/16/12: Christi @ Blingy Bride
6/30/12: Taylor @ Future Mrs. Beede

July
7/4/12: Cab @ Ribbons and Ruffles
7/7/12: Alissa @ The Electric City Bride
7/12: Kevin and Julie
7/14/12: Micah @ Roses are Blue

August

8/11/12: Sarah @ Just the Two of Us
8/18/12: Ms. Panda's Wedding Planning

September 

9/1/12: Lilian Harlow

9/1/12: Kelly @ The Whimsical Wifey
9/1/12: Holly @ These are the Moments
9/2/12: Kaela @ Joyfulbee
9/2/12: Melissa @ Cook, Drink, Marry

9/8/12: Nikki @ The Bride to Be
9/8/12: Legends of a Hummingbird
9/8/12: K @ Down at Fraggle Rock
9/15/12: Building Life Through Love
9/15/12: Miss Tattoo @ Tattoos and Lace
9/15/12: Viki @ Hobbies and Everything In Between
9/22/12: Christine @ Kits' Wedding Cornah
9/29/12: Amanda @ Twoninenine and Ever After       
9/29/12: Shari @ The Blushing Bride

October
10/13/12: Sandy Toes Bride
10/12: Karen @ The Cupcake Bride 
10/27/12: Cameron Wedding 

November: 

11/12: Musings of a Modern Bride

December:

12/7/12: My Autumn Dream
12/28/12: Eugene and Larren Tie the Knot

2013 BLOGGING BRIDES

5/12/13: My Amazing Fabulous Wedding of my Dreams
8/3/13: Cat @ Laissez les bon temps rouler
 
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