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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

How To Shape Your Eyebrows

If you’ve ever wondered how to get the perfect shape for your eyebrows, check out this video from Monique Powers. In it, she shows you how to shape your own eyebrows without spending a ton of money at a salon.

Monique PowersI love that she uses something as simple as a pencil to do the measurements of where the eyebrow should begin, where the arch should be and where the brow should end. She makes it look so easy!

Denise Posted by Denise on Jan 30, 2009.
Filed under Bridal Beauty AdviceExpert AdviceMake-up

The Wedding University

If you’re wondering how to get started on your wedding plans, I highly recommend you attend The Wedding University

The teachers at TWU are top Bay Area event professionals. With their expert advice, you’ll learn how to set up a realistic wedding budget, get inspired by the latest trends in wedding décor, and learn practical tips for saving money on your wedding. This is a fantastic opportunity for couples to get up close and personal with some of the best event pros in the wedding industry. Because class sizes are small, you’ll have time to ask questions and gain valuable knowledge on wedding planning.

Some of the fun events planned for the day:

1. Inspiration Room: The Wedding University’s design team will create tabletops of different themes and color palettes based on the latest trends.
2. Dance Lessons: The very reputable Cynthia Glinka will show couples how easy and fun it is to learn your first dance. You’ll get actual dance lessons at the event!
3. Makeup/Hair Styling: Armando of Get Your Do Up  will have live demonstrations of different hair styles and makeup that flatters different dresses, skin tones, facial features, etc.
4. Menu Sampling and Wine Tasting: From the moment you walk into the Four Seasons until you depart, you will get to sample fabulous food and wine the entire time—including desserts!

Since the class size is so limited, TWU students will have a really good chance of winning a free honeymoon: The Four Seasons is giving away 3 nights at one of 3 properties—Whistler, Bora Bora, or Lanai.

Here’s a list of the A-list participants, many of them Certified By The Guide:

Jubilee Lau Events
Jean Marks Weddings
Geoff White Photography
Kevin Chin Photography
Savadelis Films
A Different Kind of DJ - Ron Grandia
Nancy Liu Chin Design, Floral Designer
Wildflower Linen
Four Seasons Catering Team
Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier
Peter Rudolfi, Entertainment
Cynthia Glinka, Dance Instructor
Carl Mindling, DJ
Chewing The Cud, Invitations
Sash and Sugar, Coordinator
Hartman Studios, Event Production
Enhanced Lighting
Get Your Do Up
Eli Thomas for Men

The Details:
When:  February 8, 2009 from 11:00am - 5:00pm
Where:  Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, 2050 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Cost: $40 for two people or $25 for one person

Spaces are limited to 150 students, so RSVP today to save your spot:
Cassie Conching 650/470-2894
Jubilee Lau 408/235-8889
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For more information, click here or visit The Wedding University’s blog.