Ok, so you all may not know this about me, but I used to be a professional wedding photographer... It's how I came into the land of weddings, and where I fell head over heels in love with pretty paper. It's been years since I shot a wedding, and I can't say I have missed it. It's stressful, and exhausting, and SO MUCH pressure. And then, I went to Mia's wedding, which we all worked so hard on, and which meant a great deal to us as friends of the bride and groom, and friends of some of the other vendors (we now share space with The Floral Studio who did the SPECTACULAR arrangements) and I watched Bryan work. And he shot film, from a Rollieflex, an old school twin lens camera, just like I used to shoot, and he shot with a Holga, a toy camera, just like I used to shoot, and he had an arsenal of toy cameas for playing around with. And it felt effortless and perfect. He had a second photographer shooting digitally I believe, and they shot a mix of color and black and white. I was excited, I watched them work, I knew they didn't miss a shot. There is nothing like rushing to reload film as the mother of the bride gives a speach, and STILL getting the shot. Outstanding. And here I am over a week later, still thinking about it, having an affair with film. I've pulled the polaroids out of the closet, I've ordered some film, I'm dreaming up subjects like my days in art school. This morning I got an extra special sneak peek at some of the pictures from Mia's wedding. I can not wait to share them with you once Bryan gives me the go ahead. For the mean time, feast your eyes on these, a quick selection of photos from their site. Be sure to check out their blog as well. I could go on for hours.... I don't usually swoon. I-am-swooning! They are an incredibly talented team of photographers!
I just wanted to share a sneak peak of Mia & Christian's wedding this past weekend! I can't wait to see the gorgeous photos from the professional photographers, but in the mean time, here are a few snaps from the Iphone! It was a beautiful wedding, and we're honored to have been a part of it! Best of luck and Congratulations, Mia and Christian!
I can't even believe how fast my desk (which was clear this morning) dissapeared under a pile of paper! These are reception materials for Mia's wedding, and we are having another craft night tonight. On the docket... eating pizza, finalizing custom guest book, printing programs, hand cutting them into the frame shape on her other stationery, punching holes and stringing ribbon, die cutting the rest of her menus, and chatting about all the remaining pieces we have left. Also, I am left to using my desktop cutter for anything smaller than 8.5x11 at the moment. The full size stack cutter is parked on the floor in my sun room as it waits to be moved into its new home. It's too hard to cut smaller paper on the floor.
We're on Brooklyn Bride today! What an honor. I feel FAMOUS! No, but really, it is such a neat thing to see our work (especially because it's from my own wedding) on such highly respected blogs on the internet. It's really been cool. In the past, our wedding has been featured on Snippet and Ink, and our invitations have been on Oh So Beautiful Paper and Pretty Pretty Paper. Anyway, if you have not read the blogs mentioned in this post before, you better go read them now. They are wonderful. And jam-packed with outstanding wedding and paper design. Thanks Vane, Kathryn, Nole and Christine!
As you all know from previous posts, we've been moving, for what feels like forever. First we bought this house and then we moved at the Paperie. It's been a lot of work and a lot of fun - here are pictures of my new studio in the new house. Hopefully by the end of the summer we will have the new studio at Coppermine Terrace all done and ready for pictures.
Apartment Therapy used this picture from our wedding in a recent outdoor entertaining article, so that is pretty fun! One of these days I will get around to posting all the places our wedding has been on the web.
Oh, Martha, thank you again for all your little projects! Mia (one of our best brides, friends, and reccomended vendors) came over last night to work on some crafts for her upcoming wedding. Counting down, 15 days! We used an idea from a recent issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, and dressed it up a bit with additional ribbon fringe, and tails. The parasols turned out darling and I can't wait to see her flower girls walk down the aisle with these!