Happy Thursday afternoon, lovahs! I’m starting this baby off with kind of a serious question for youz guyz. We get a derriereload of reader email requesting advice regarding relationship/wedding shenanigans, and we typically answer them privately. Howevs, given the feedback to our occasional ‘Ask TKB’ posts, we’re feeling like you might want to see more of that…? True, this is? Is the force strong, in these posts? Your answer, we would love to hear. Ok, on, we’re moving…
I woke up this morning feeling like complete S***. If you took “feeling great,” and put it next to “me,” you’d find two dissimilar things by a factor of infinite. Headache inside of my eyes (inside. of my EYES.), nausea, just good ol’ crap. And so I called Honey, naturally, to complain. He started off by feeling bad for me, and then finished strong with a reference to the fact that we need to stop putting off training Bambino to fetch coffee for me in the mornings. He then said some cute things, in the voice of Bambo, that I won’t repeat because the sheer mention of the fact that he said cute things is embarrassment enough. But there’s a higher reason for mentioning it, other than to embarrass Honey, and that is to tell you how helpful it can be to talk to someone about something you’re going through, no matter who it is. It can actually serve to make you laugh, even when you’re hurting. Which is just so awesome, amirite? So, on that note, I just wanted to share with you some things that made me laugh recently, puppy-style. And then we’ll move onto bigger and better things, such as but not limited to this AMAZEBALLS WEDDING INSPIRATION FIASCO.
So, I deliver to you my own personal compilation of lmfao, made from some of my faves a la icanhascheezburger.com; a fine, high brow site that you’ve obviously by now heard of.
Yes, that’s Bambino in there, too. Taken during that hurricane we had that was way too overblown and sensationalized by the media and therefore instilled fear in everyone’s eyes and bodies. The pic was taken to assure Bambo’s grandpa and grandma that all was well in the Knotty household, despite the aggressive drizzling and crazy swift 3 mile per hour wind speeds.
Anywhooooooo. So yeah, a little Honey and puppy humor (plus COFFEE) helped me to recover pretty fast from that headache/nausea b!otchness that invaded my system this morning. Now, of course, all I actually had to do was look at this WEDDING INSPIRATION KILLERNESS, submitted by the fabulous and megatalented Jeray and Kim Weddings, because holy moly does it cure all that fall within the perimeter of its brilliance and wonder.
First, check out what Kim of Jeray and Kim Weddings shared with us about the shoot:
The couple are a real bride and groom. Their names are Paul and Ashley. I shot their wedding and they wanted to do a fun “after wedding” shoot. We shot up in the Wrightwood, California area during the evening when the lighting was perfect. Collette sent the bride a questionnaire that helped her pick the color scheme and style that the bride would like. Collette set up different shooting “stations” before our shoot so things would go as quickly and smoothly as possible. The couple was thrilled with their photos and they loved that they ended up with something completely different from their urban themed wedding.
And here are some words from stylist Collette Budd, of Brier Rose Design:
I was inspired by the stark contrast of the colors red and teal. Red automatically takes me to a candy sweet vintage vibe. A bit Moulin Rouge reminiscent.Thus came the sweetness, I wanted to incorporate a decadent bliss with desserts and the couple frolicking in the woods.
With every shoot or event that I style I use something refurbished, recycled, upcycled, “vintage” or antique. I would advise all brides to incorporate this into their style and design as it adds such a depth of character.
My favorite detail of this shoot was the usage of vintage music sheets in subtle continuity : on the delicate bride’s bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, invitation and as utensil holder for the table setting. As well as the recycled flower filled strawberry basket favors.
Ok, time to eat up!
I don’t know what it is about handheld food stuffs in shoots. But I just can’t get enough.
Ummm. what in the heck just happened up there, because I’m feeling a little lightheaded. Last thing I remember seeing was gorgeous outdoor wedding inspiration, too brilliant and bright and beautiful for the human eye, weak as it is, to handle without blacking out.
Ok, SO! Kindly lemme know your thoughts on the advice column posts question I posed at the tippy top of this post, if you would. Please. Thanksicles. :)
Aaaaaaaand how ’bout this freaking inspiration shoot, eh? Dying, is what I’m doing, over it. It’s up there as one of my absolute FAVORITES EVAH. What think you?
And are you as fiendish when it comes to dessert shots? I can’t figure it out, but I NEED THEM.