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Photographer: Booked!

11 Aug

Last night we formally booked our wedding photography with Neysa Ruhl Photography.

We are going to go with 8 hours with 2 photographers and approx 400 pictures; a wedding book; and engagement book for people to sign when they arrive at the reception; a website with our images for 3 months; and a cd of all our images to keep for all of time!

The great news is, we can always add an extra hour later if needed.  It looks like this package will work out well for us though.

I just can’t wait to see myself and everyone in her pictures.  Seriously, they look straight out of a magazine (a really interesting one) and they are thought provoking and just fantastic.

Next step is to figure out which ‘planned’ photos we want to take, because one of my mom’s concerns is the lack of formality in the pictures without being told exactly how to tilt your head or pose.  I think its partially because that’s what we are used to with Elite, and partially just a preference.

Here’s her site if you want to check it out: http://www.neysaruhl.com/

Her blog: http://blog.neysaruhl.com/

Thanks to Catherine for the excellent recommendation!

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The Upswing

11 Aug

My groom, who has had very few comments, opinions (or contributions so far) to the wedding planning informed me on vacation that it is vital we get married on :30 after the hour instead of on the hour, for whichever hour we choose to get married.  In our case, its either 2:00pm or 2:30pm.

Wedding clock on the upswing toward the hour

Wedding clock on the upswing toward the hour

Its an easy concession for me to make because it doesn’t matter a lot to me exactly what time we get married, and ultimately, it helps because we have more time to get ready; out of towners have more time to get there; etc.

I was wondering though, where this superstition came from.  I like traditions and enjoy reading old wives tales.  One thing I’m going to do for tradition is wear my veil over my head as I walk down the aisle.  I don’t think I’ve seen any of my friends or any brides do that before, but I knew it was an old tradition.  Plus, we got a beautiful veil, and I think its kind of romantic.

So anyway, I tried to do a little research but came up very short on why this superstition about the upswing came to be.  Here’s what I found:

1. Don’t marry when the clock’s hands are in the down position.

2. You should say your vows only when the clock’s second hand is in the up position.

3. If you take the time to coordinate your vows as the hand is going up it shows your willingness to work together.

I did find a pretty fun site with lots of other wedding superstitions, so plan on seeing more in the future!

PS – Apparently a bride should wear the veil over her face as she walks down the aisle to protect her from evil spirits.

397 days until the big day!

25 Jun

Hello! I’m pretty excited to be planning my big day and sometimes I don’t have anyone to tell about it. My fiancee doesn’t really like talking about wedding stuff too much and I don’t want to annoy my friends with wedding overkill, so here I am!