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Using Technology For Planning Of Your Special Day

April 05, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

It’s not uncommon to find people still using notepads and binders for their planning of their special day.


I would encourage individuals to do away with the binder and notepad to try to organize and get inspirational ideas for their wedding. Instead why not use the technology that the majority of individuals have in their hand. There are websites to help you with inspiration such as Pinterest, Facebook, and countless other websites that you could bookmark and share with friends and family members with a few clicks of a button. You’ll not only save time, but money as well with the savings in ink and paper that our environment will appreciate as well.


There are individuals out there that are using face time and Skype with them in the dressing room to get opinions from those that matter most. A few years ago it may have been uncommon for someone to take a camera with him into the dressing room, but that is not the case anymore. In fact people are taking video along with photos to quickly share on social media or in direct messaging to a specific person.


So a few things to consider when planning your day:


  • There are many applications out there to help you stay organized in coordination with your bridal party.
  • Make sure you have plenty of memory on your phone before trying on dresses.
  • Have an inspirational folder through one of the many websites out there such as Pinterest that would help you with do-it-yourself creative ideas.
  • Consider setting up a custom e-mail just for planning and sending photos to. This can be a creative solution that can keep everyone on the same page by simply having a username and password for those that need to  be aware of ongoing planning.
  • And finally you can consider having a wedding website that can be easily managed at your discretion.

Wedding Planning With Unforeseen Obstacles

March 30, 2013  •  Leave a Comment


While getting engaged is very exciting, you might find yourself getting caught up in the initial stages of the planning and not prepared for some of the obstacles that may come with any life adventure. Below are some examples that many brides have ran into.


  • Some of you will not find this surprising, but don’t be alarmed if your fiancé does not seem heavily involved or excited about the wedding planning.


  • Many people are not expecting the cost associated with quality vendors such as DJs, caterers, and photographers. These are skilled individuals that are going to be compensated well for their experience and confidence in helping your day be a very memorable one.


  • Weddings often bring out the most opinionated individuals that feel planning needs to go their way. You just have to be mindful that it is your day and your budget depending on the circumstances. You can’t be all things to all people, so try to relax and make the best of it.


  • Be cautious of wedding websites and booking your vendors through them. Unfortunately there have been a lot of scams where people have put down large sums of deposits only to find out there was no such photographer, DJ, or videographer. If possible, always  try to meet the vendors in person to get a feel of their character and professionalism.


  • Procrastinating and making decisions at the last minute can be very costly and very stressful!  Try to plan well in advance to give you time to shop around and remove important decisions that require detailed planning and events.


  • Plan on lots of communication with all your vendors throughout the months leading up to your wedding. This will give you the opportunity to build rapport and set your expectations and overcome any obstacles you may face.


  • You might be surprised how quickly you find a dress, but unfortunately sometimes you will spend much more time looking for the accessories such as shoes and the veil. Once again preparation and planning is key to ensure a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Urban Painting With Light Video

March 28, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Here is some painting with light done in the late-night and early morning hours. These are long exposures using different types of lighting methods to get desired results. The majority of these photos are taken at the Swift and Armor meatpacking facility in the historical Fort Worth Stockyards. There are a couple here from the historical Baker Hotel located in Mineral Wells, Texas. This is just one form of photography that I performed to enhance my creative edge in delivering work for all to enjoy!

Wedding Day Advice

March 27, 2013  •  Leave a Comment


  • Enjoy your wedding day and try to delegate as much as you possibly can so you don’t find yourself stressing about all the little details when you have enough on your plate as it is.


  • Consider doing a test run with your makeup and getting opinions from friends. Why leave it to chance the day of your wedding with not much time during the day to overcome/fix your makeup that you may not like?


  • Don’t procrastinate on the planning. Try using a wedding checklist to help give you an idea of what needs to be done. Many of us take for granted how much planning goes into a  wedding. Of course it depends on the couple of how simple or extravagant the event will get.


  • Don’t be afraid to be creative for your ceremony and reception. After all it is your special day. Often times family members or close friends will try to give you a lot of device of how they would want it done. Don’t fall victim to the guilt trips.


  • Try to plan for extra downtime after the wedding to decompress from all the wedding events.  It can really take its toll on you! Don’t make the mistake of returning back to work or other large responsibilities directly after your wedding if all possible.


  • Consider playing some upbeat music while walking back from the altar after the ceremony and your first kiss. The energy in the room is going to be fantastic with a lot of emotions and playing an upbeat song would be more appropriate and fun in place of a slow love song.


  • Be prepared that things are not going to go as planned. Do what you can to just roll with it and make the best out of a situation. We can’t always control the things that happened around us, but we can control how we react.


  • Try to eat well before the day gets away from you. Before you know it, you will be spending hours getting ready, spending time with your photographer, ceremony, more time with your photographer, work your way through the crowd of people congratulating you, a little more time with your photographer, and then you might get the opportunity to eat. Also consider having something to snack on on your way to the airport or hotel room.

DJ For Your Wedding Day!

March 26, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Over the years I’ve gained much appreciation for DJs and their ability to get the crowd moving and get all to enjoy the festivities! No two DJs are the same when it comes to style, presentation, and personality. Most DJ services offer a variety of packages to meet all levels of budgets. Things you want to consider for your wedding day will be the ambience of the room and who can supply that type of desired decor. A few things to think about is up lighting, draping for around the room, great sound, and a great light show for the dance floor that will almost guarantee all will have a fantastic time with the level of entertainment provided at your reception. When selecting a DJ or production agency such as Steward Production’s, remember to ask a lot of questions to these professionals given them the opportunity to help your special event to be remembered for a lifetime! Remember you get what you pay for, and you definitely do not want to cut corners on DJs, photographers, and videographers. They are the ones that will help create and capture memories for generations to enjoy! Here is a link to Steward Production’s with some of his frequently asked questions.


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