The DIY Wedding + contest!


I think generally, [and this could be a BIG generalization] engaged couples want to do some DIY for their wedding…whether to cut some costs or add a personalized touch to the affair. The DIY Wedding, a book by Kelly Bare, can really help with that! Its got great tips on how to make lots of wedding day items, from custom cufflinks, to your own invitations!

Sooooo, here comes another contest! Leave a comment below with what you’re thinking about DIY-ing for your wedding, or if you’re married, what you’ve already DIY’d, and a randomly selected winner will be announced this Friday for a copy of the book. Good luck!!

[image from Chronicle Books]

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Tory Burch





I’m seriously considering changing shoes for my reception into flats that I could wear again, and the Tory Burch Reva flats are high up on my list. I could do white, green, silver, pretty much anything, and be totally color coordinated and comfortable. Her new resin clutches, which I recently discovered in the latest issue of Town & Country Weddings, also come in fabulous colors (including green and white) and would make a great purse to hold all your wedding day essentials.

[images from Tory Burch]

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Jason Groupp Photography – paying it foward


Jason of Jason Groupp Photography contacted me last night with a sad story that may just have a happy ending for one local couple getting married. You can read about the story here and whats been taking place so far. And here’s what Jason intends to do [more detail here]….

I am looking for a couple who was wronged by the local behemoth, Celebration Studios.

Celebration Studios has left thousands of couples out in the cold and it breaks my heart. Celebration Studios has left a black mark on our industry and what they’ve done to these couples is a terrible reflection on our craft.

While we (local photographers) had nothing to do with this and owe nothing to those left stranded by CS, I can’t help but feel for these poor people who’ve been robbed. I can’t help everyone, but I can help one couple. I challenge my colleagues to do the same….

If you have been wronged by Celebrations Studios and are a couple who just cannot by any means afford to hire a new photographer, please email me your story with a photo to:

j@jasongphoto.com

The winner will receive:

10 hours wedding day coverage
An online gallery for sharing and/or ordering pictures + DVD with images
40 page 9.5X13 GraphiStudio album

The top 3 entries will be posted on Jason’s blog on February 11 and one will be selected by Jason and a few of his colleagues, including me! I encourage anyone who knows a couple stuck in this horrible situation to check this great opportunity.

[image from Jason Groupp Photography]

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