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Road to the Altar

Unless you’re marrying a fairytale prince and birds help you get dressed in the morning, you probably already know that planning a wedding comes with its share of stressful situations. But what if a film crew followed your every move as you trudged through the wedding details? What if your wedding planner was a big, burly man named Sandra? 

Intrigued? Put your wedding binder down for 10 minutes and watch a couple of webisodes of Road to the Altar, a mockumentary about the joys of wedding planning. Think “The Office” meets The Wedding Planner. You can watch the first one here: 

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Aug 27, 2009.
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Bollywood Glam

Anyone who’s seen Slumdog Millionaire should appreciate this. (And those who haven’t seen it yet? Get thee to and add it to your queue immediately!)

Take a look at this wedding dance video:

Am I the only one who secretly wishes she was invited to this wedding? This wedding reception footage—filmed and edited by the super-talented Bob Farnsworth of Video Madness—proves that you don’t have to have even an ounce of Indian heritage to dance like a Bollywood star. It’s also a great example of how a videographer can turn your raw wedding reception footage into something polished and extraordinary.

Judging by this routine alone, I’m going to go out on a limb and say this was just the beginning of a great party. What a cool way to get everyone on the dance floor!

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Jul 23, 2009.
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Think Green: Garden Wedding in Central California’s Wine Country

Who says a vineyard wedding means you have to use bunches of deep purple grapes to decorate your cake, centerpieces, and bridal bouquets? For a garden wedding, I’d rather take my cues from a tossed salad: crisp greens with tomato and carrot-colored blooms. I’ve been in love with this cabbage leaf centerpiece arrangement from Panacea Event Floral Design since we posted it. It makes me hungry just looking at it!

If you’re dreaming of an outdoor event, Central California brides have some fresh choices in the Paso Robles and Central Coast Wine Country. Enjoy this inspiration board, with photos courtesy of our insanely talented wedding vendors:

Think Green: Garden Wedding in Central California's Wine Country Inspiration Board

Event Venue: Cellar360 Paso Robles
Flowers: Panacea Event Floral Design
Cake: The Cakery
Cake Topper: Love Bird Embrace by That’s My Topper
Wedding Invitations: Designs by Yu
Favor Decorations: Hand Painted Butterflies by Eliza Fig
Dress: Nataya 1920s wedding dress, available at The Red Dress in San Luis Obispo or online

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Jun 22, 2009.
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