To live is to CREATE…If you are not creating something you are not living. Maybe that’s why I hate working typical jobs, where you slave away for people who don’t care about creating. They don’t care if you were alive or dead and then you begin not to care either. The mind is not stimulated by dull, repetitive chores. But that is the American dream. Work and work and hopefully have enough in your bank account. Forget about passion and creativity. And then you do. You forget what it’s like to actually live. Creators never make that money and they work just as much…but they’re alive. And we wonder why we are all drugged up with happy pills. We’re all walking dead. Zombies. I know this because I am dead those days where I don’t get to create. But a new day comes and you can awake to morning sunlight, it’s begging you to create something. Or maybe you awoke to rain and sadness. However it isn’t so bad if you just create. Create something ugly, something imperfect, something incredible, something irreplaceable. It doesn’t matter what it is, if you want to live, you need to create. Don’t be dead while you’re breathing. …And maybe when you do take your last breath someone will discover what you created, maybe not, but at least you can say you lived.
and i am back. sorry about the break. i was first waiting for my new laptop to get in that my husband bought me (isnt he sweet) and then we had the whole process of moving to a new house because he just got back from Afghanistan! yaaay! so excited. but we are now generally settled so i can get back to posting in my free time! thanks for sticking it out for me.
here are a couple more pictures from the wedding this saturday. just thought they would help give some good ideas for those of you that are thinking about having an outdoor wedding.
one picture shows the centerpieces and the favors. they decided to go with a magnat that has a couple pictures of them on it, their wedding date and their address. they also had a cd with older songs for example James Taylor songs. it was beautiful and fit them well.
they decided that they wanted fireworks at the end of the night and everyone came out from under the tent to watch fireworks! it was awesome, and gave everyone a chance to mingle outside.
one of the trees right outside the tent was decorated with mason jars that were filled half way with sand and had a candle inside. they burnt all night and were beautiful!
the rest are just more pictures of the couple that help show the romantic whimsical feel of the night.
if you are planning on having an outdoor wedding, these are all wodnerful ideas for your day. obviously you can make them as unique as you are with little tweeks and changes, such as color or decor. enjoy the pictures, and most of all be inspired.
my cousins wedding was last night and it was wonderful. it came together so beautifully, thankfully it didn’t rain and the sun even came out for a few sun set pictures.
as i said before in my last posts Alex decided that she wanted an outdoor wedding, in her guys (now husbands!) front yard. we spend all day friday and saturday setting up for it. decorating and such, i must say that i was on a ladder a little more than i would’ve wished, but i am glad that i was. everything turned out very romantic and whimsical.
here are a couple pictures of the wedding. as you can see it was very country, which i love. the lighting consisted of candles, oil lamps, hanging mason jars, and three spot lights hung from the tent. the guest book was a tree drawn by my aunt, and littered with thumbprints and guests names. the centerpieces were red oil lamps with a picture of John and Alex throughout the years, each one was different. The cake table was simple. instead of having one huge cake they decided to have 6 different ones, red velvet (so good), vanilla, chocolate and so on. In one corner of the tent was a wicker set up for gifts, it was adorable. and on the other corder was a huge metal tub filled with drinks, set on top of hail bails. so, enjoy the pictures. and appriciate all the decorations since we worked very hard on them, and most of all, be inspired.
today is the day before my cousins wedding. a couple of us were working on getting everything set up and of course it had to be pouring down rain. we are hoping and praying that its not going to rain tomorrow but if it does that means we get to have pictures with umbrellas in them! i have always loved wedding photos with umbrellas in them.
so here are a couple of photos from the day. nothing special, i just took them at random. hope that you enjoy. and find that beauty can come from bad weather.
we made these amazing yarn globes that you can see in the middle picture. ill go ahead and list off the materials that youll need to make these incase you are feeling inspired:
1. yarn (white, or different colors depending on what you like)
2.glue (regular glue, lots of it)
3. corn starch
go to this website to get instructions for how to make them! (here)
remember that even if the weathers bad you can find happiness in your day, you’re getting married for crying out loud! enjoy it!
another way that you can make your special day just as unique as you are is through your cake. everyone looks at your cake, not only do they want to eat it, but they want it to look pleasing to the eye.
obviously you want the actual cake part of it to taste spectacular and its very important to pick the right company to do your cake, but the outside is just as important.
here are some examples of wedding cakes that will stand out, and bring a little bit of individuality to your day!
the cake at the top was mine for my wedding day. it was made by Desserts By Dana. they were amazing. click to get their website.
photo credit: Alicia Brady.
every bride deserves her day to be unique and different from the rest. i think that a wonderful and artistic way to pull that off is making the small things stand out. for example your shoes.
having brightly colored shoes or shoes with designs on them are an amazing way of expressing your individuality.
here are a couple examples of some shoes that would be gossip worthy.
sorry that i havent been around for a couple of days! ive been busy packing and moving my house.
but this saturday my cousin mike got married to a wonderful girl, jeannie. i am so glad that she is now a part of our family. the wedding was beautiful. it took place at a resort in PA called Willow Valley. they have their own chapel and reception area. with stunning views, i cant wait to see the actual photographers photos! Jeannie is very classy and the whole wedding experience was very glamorous.
here are a couple pictures that i took at the wedding, nothing special but im hoping that they show the beauty of the day.
congrats you two! have fun on your honeymoon!
engagement photos are a perfect time for your photographer to get to know you and your hubby/wife better. they will be better prepared for candid shots, and they will already know what you like and dont like so that on that special day you wont have to feel like you are posing for pictures that are going to look too stiff or too serious.
its all about having fun! engagement (and wedding) photos should be fun, and down to earth. you should make sure that you are yourself, because for years to come you are going to have to look at those pictures and you dont want to have to look back and say, why… oh why did i decide to straighten my hair that day? wear what you are comfortable in, do your hair in a way that you can bounce around and be playful, and last but not least… make sure that you do your makeup like you normally would. i understand that on your wedding day you might want to put a little more on than normal because there are so many pictures that are being taken, but just be yourself!
i just want to say a little something to remind all of you stressed out brides that its okay to have fun while planning your wedding… and heaven forbid on the actual wedding day! although someone to help you plan (wink,wink) takes some weight off your shoulders, but when you are taking on the joys of planning your wedding all by yourself you NEED to make sure that you have fun.
i just wanted to share a couple of funny photos that were taken at my own wedding, just to lighten the stressful mood a tad. Photo Credit: hannahelizabeth & Alicia Brady.
remember: its okay to laugh, its okay to joke and its okay to have fun. if something doesn’t go the way that you planned, honestly… you aren’t going to remember by the time the honeymoon is over and even if you do, you’ll laugh about it.