Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - {WEDDING BLOGS I LOVE}

After the initial excitement of “I’m engaged”...the reality of, “I’m planning a wedding” sunk in! I began buying wedding magazines galore…I just kept buying and buying and buying them lol! I just needed a little bit of inspiration ok haha! My ultimate favorite wedding magazine is The Knot! I just loved everything about it!

Not only were wedding magazines an awesome source of inspiration, but wedding blogs became my new obsession (and yes, I still visit them on a daily basis! :) I’m going to list a few of my favorite wedding blogs for all you brides out there! There are tons of great ideas on these blogs, and if nothing else, they are fun to just look at!!

I LOVE this site.  Some of my favorite wedding themes and ideas for my own wedding came from this blog!  If you haven't checked it out, then you!

This site is filled with “All Things Pretty” and it truly is! There are free downloads for those DIY brides out there! From stationary, to Save the Date and Invitations, to logos and signs…they have it all...and it's all really cute!

Oh SMP…you are ah-mazing, with the most beautiful wedding pictures!! You can also “Build a Board”, an inspiration board with any picture that you love…from the bouquet to the place cards…you can create a board of anything!

These are just few of the MANY websites out there for all you brides (and grooms ;) out there, and of course for anyone else who wants to look at fun wedding stuff ;)

Because posts are always better with a picture, here is one of my favorites from Sherri + Jeff's wedding in Napa that I photographed last year.

xo :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For Japan With Love

What happened in Japan is unimaginable...the images are devastating...and it makes me sad.  I am reminded that anything can happen in the blink of an eye.  I am reminded to tell my friends and family that I love them.  I am reminded that life is too short.

My dear friend sent me a link to "For Japan With Love".  The ladies of Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours have organized a "Bloggers day of Silence"  and the aim is to raise awareness and acknowledge the devistation that is going on in Japan.  They have teamed up with ShelterBox, which anyone can donate to.  According to the Ever Ours Website, "ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items." 

I am proud to be participate in a Bloggers Day of Silence for Japan, Friday March 18th.  If you would like more information regarding ShelterBox and how to donate, click here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wedding Wednesday..."THE DRESS"

Happy Wednesday Everyone!! I just posted on Facebook..."is it wierd that I want to put my wedding dress back on, and hang out in it. just because. yes, that's how much I love it :) "  It's true, I loved my dress!  Right after we got engaged, I started looking online at different wedding blogs, and kinda became obsessed with them!!  They are filled with ALL sorts of inspiration, from the table number, to the bridesmaid dresses, flowers, cakes, and of course wedding DRESSES!!  When it was finally time to find "the dress", I went with a stack of printed out pages from the internet, as well as pages torn out of magazines.  Some of the dresses that I LOVED online, didn't look so good on lol!  There was this one dress...that I had seen online...the store didn't have it the first time I went in...but on my second trip was there!!! I knew I had to try it on..and the moment I put it on, I knew it was the one!!  Here is the dress online...LOVE IT! 

And here I am in my very own Desdemona, taken by the amazing Gladys Jem :)

and here's just another one of my favorites :)

ok, and one more...just because :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wedding Photo Booth FUN!

I loved our wedding...everything about it...especially the PHOTO BOOTH!!  From the beginning of our planning, I knew that I wanted a photo booth...and the best part was that the DJ company also provided if you are in the market for an awesome DJ and Photo Booth, I HIGHLY recommend DJ Noel from "Perfect Day Events" and his Photo Booth :)

Here are just a few pictures from the Photo Booth...loved it!!

with my high school friend...keeping it real ;)

college roomies!!!

my beautiful sister and brother!

with Dylan my nephew, and husband xo

how many people can you squeeze in the photo booth lol!?!

with our photographers...Gladys Jem and her hubby them!

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Name, New Logo...

It's official...I am now Liz Lovi :) Yahoo!!  Since I am changing my name, I figured that I would also change my business, and with that a new logo, a new look!  I have been playing around, and this is what I have come up with so far.  I like it.  It might be changing again in the near future...along with a new and improved website...lots of changes in 2011...but for now, here it is...the new "liz lovi photography" what do you think? :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Honeymoon in MAUI

Neither one of us had been to Hawaii before, so we decided to venture to Maui on our honeymoon!!  It was wonderful, relaxing, beautiful, with amazing weather and palm trees...everywhere!  It was hard coming coming back after so many days in paradise...but now I have these memories that I can look at, and pretend I'm still laying on the beach with my feet in the sand.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Just Because...

More Maui Honeymoon pictures to come...and a blog about our wedding to follow :)