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Weddings Fit For a Princess

There is a Disney heroine for every girl to relate to. At least on some level, right? While I’ve never run through a meadow, arms outstretched, singing to the great beyond about my lifelong dreams, as a young girl I strongly identified with Belle from Beauty And The Beast. She has dark doe eyes and brown hair, and she reads a lot. That’s all I needed in a kindred spirit.

Disney Fairy Tale WeddingsIf you feel a similar solidarity with the hard-working-yet-glamorous Cinderella, or the kind-hearted, nature-loving Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, there’s a new way to feel like a princess for a day. Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings has a brand new Couture Wedding package, inspired by the party-planning genius David Tutera. Go ahead, princess, sing your heart out!

Julia Posted by Julia on Feb 23, 2009.
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How to Make Your Wedding Your Own

Those of us at Here Comes The Guide who are married did not have cookie-cutter weddings: Meredith and her husband had an intimate beach wedding (a.k.a elopement) in Half Moon Bay, Jolene wore a raspberry wedding gown; my husband and I served pizza—old-school, unfancy pizza; and Sharon and her husband had their lively reception in a dojo where the black belts in attendance took turns throwing the groom.

Dream A Little Dream EventsWe imagine you want a wedding that reflects you and your intended—that is, something uniquely yours. That’s why we work hard to bring you a variety of options. We think you are smart enough to make the choices that are right for you—but just in case you need a little bolstering in your quest to resist the pressure of friends, relatives and wedding magazines, read Ten Ways to Avoid The Wedding Industrial Complex by Kathleen J. King, published by our friends over at Divine Caroline.

Then just cover your ears…. “La, la, la, la, la. Not hearing you.”

Jennifer Posted by Jennifer on Feb 20, 2009.
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How To Make a Wedding Video Everyone Will Love 

There are several reasons for thinking twice before asking a friend to film your wedding: Because they’re doing double-duty as cameraperson and guest, they might miss something important. Their untrained eye could make for a B-O-R-I-N-G playback. Poor image quality. Poor sound quality. The list goes on.

But for brides and grooms who just can’t fit the services of a professional videographer into their wedding budget, Chuck & Jewel Savadelis of Savadelis Films are holding a DIY Wedding Video Seminar.

Savadelis Films

It’s true that nothing can take the place of the artful eye of a professional videographer, but if you’re having a friend or family member shoot your wedding instead, you’ll want to make sure they do the best job possible. Savadelis Films will share practical tips and techniques on how to frame a scene, shoot from the most unobtrusive angles, and record better sound. They’ll also demonstrate how to anticipate key moments, and how to edit a compelling story so that friends who only wanted to “take a peek” at your wedding video will beg to see more.

There’s more “nitty-gritty” information here.  And…anyone can enter their drawing to win a free Flip Video Camera.

Sunday, March 22, 2009 1-5 pm
Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange Club
465 California Street, 15th Floor, San Francisco
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Online registration: $49

Denise Posted by Denise on Feb 13, 2009.
Filed under DIY Wedding IdeasWedding How-toWedding Video