Thursday, December 17, 2009

Vendor Lust

As I get deeper into the wedding process I keep coming across vendors that are literally leaving me speechless. They are all way out of our budget and most are things we're not even having at the wedding but there's no harm in tooting the horn of someone who is incredibly talented at what they do.

Curtis and I decided a long time ago that a videographer was something we didn't feel strongly about having at the wedding so we nixed it. After scouring countless wedding blogs and sites I have continuously ran into the names of Vanessa McKeller out of Tyler, TX and Still Motion Cinema out of Canada. Vanessa was first and after seeing one of her videos I cried. I cried out of happiness for two people I had never met while watching their Super 8 video of their wedding. For those of us who don't know what that is (I had to google it) it's traditional film instead of a digital picture and the result is simply stunning. This video reminds me of the Wonder Years, a show my mom and watched hours of while I was growing up.

Erika & Phil in Super 8 from Vanessa McKellar Productions on Vimeo.

Vanessa shoots in all digital then adds Super 8 if you want. Don't let the fancy shooting technique fool you as she's so talented with digital as well! This one was shot in Ft Worth and it's so good!

Brooke & Matt's Trailer from Vanessa McKellar Productions on Vimeo.

So from that moment on I was hooked on looking at wedding videography. I still don't think we'll have a videographer but I can't stop looking! It's a great way to "borrow" ideas from other weddings and it helps bring home the entire purpose of a wedding. When you watch these videos you literally can feel the emotion in each one and a big hats off to the videographer for that!
My ultimate videographer lust? Why that would be Still Motion Cinema out of Canada. It's so obvious that they are the best of the best and every video looks like something you'd see in a movie. They are the creme de la creme of wedding videography and it's not hard to see why.

robin + carlos' sde from stillmotion on Vimeo.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Honeymoon is Booked!!!

One of our most anticipated parts of the wedding is booked! Curtis booked our honeymoon flight this past weekend and we're going to Fiji!!!! :) We're still firming up details on hotels but it's looking like we're going to go with Paradise Fiji Resort. It's a traditional Fiji hotel featuring Bures (pronounced Bu-ray) but with a touch of luxury as each bure has an outdoor shower, jacuzzi, designer decorations and sits overlooking the ocean. :)
We are so excited to go to Fiji! I think we're most exciting to dive and snorkel there though. It's listed as the 2nd best place in the world to dive only behind the Great Barrier Reef. We'll be diving with everything from bull sharks to angel fish, octopus to clams, barracudas to the top soft coral capital of the world. I'm getting certified before we go but I have a feeling I'll be spoiled for life with scuba! :)
I can't wait to go on this vacation because I know it will be the trip of a lifetime! Fiji, here we come!!!