Meet Diana and Victor... ...and their beautiful family. All these photographs were taken by the very sweet Kim Kalyn. A brand new bride herself! Look at Diana and that slit up her leg. Ooh la la! I just think Diana looks beautiful in all these photos.I think Kim did a wonderful job catching her beauty and personality. I just love the bamboo.
Diana and her adorable girls.The sweetest flower girls! Each Bridesmaid carried a different bouquet. If you want to see more of the floral details of this wedding look here. The floral details were simple and elegant. I really loved the cake. Make sure you have a peak. The groomsmen had coordinating boutonnieres to the bridesmaids. I love this image.The flower girls carried freesia bouquets.Diana's Mom's favorite flower.
See this little one here? I could have hugged her right up! In fact, I did. Poor little girl :) Father and son share an embrace. I LOVE it. Victor and Victor. Beautiful. Three of these boys are related. Can you tell which ones? I love mix matched bouquets and dresses. So visually pleasing. The girls bouquets. You can see more flowers from this wedding here. Strolling..... ....into happily ever after. Thank-you to Kim Kalyn Photography for sharing her photos with us. Diana, Victor and your two beautiful girls. I wish you all the best. Hugs all around. XO.
Let your Light Shine! Tune Tuesday Music Inspiration
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I love this guy.Why? For one, he sounds like James Taylor. Two, he is unafraid to let his light shine.What do I mean by this? Well, he's just a guy who liked this girl with beautiful eyes and wrote this song.He posted it on line for the world to see and comment on.This is Brave.It doesn't hurt that the song is pretty good and the guys' voice has some sweet tone! The song got me to thinking though, about how we let fear stop us from doing the things that we really love, from self promoting, from letting our light shine! What do we fear? That people won't like us or our work? That we will be judged? That we will fail? What are you afraid of? Each of us is made up of so many incredible parts that make us truly good at what we do.What are you good at? I have done many amazing things in my life; I plan to do MANY more!! What have you done that is amazing? Every now and then I write a list 'cause sometimes I forget. I bet you forget sometimes too. I think it's important to remember our greatness; to "embrace the fear and do it anyway." This song, for some reason made me think about all of these things. Here are a few amazing things I have done:
I have ridden on the back of an elephant up the side of mountain in India to see a sacred Tantric Temple only to have my eyes covered by my mother because the statues carved in stone were too explicit ! I remember it to this day. I was only ten.
I breathed life into a newborn puppy!I was ten.
I won a dance scholarship and received my first one dozen red roses tied with satin ribbon.I was 17.
I swung from a Trapeze and did not fall! I was 19.
I graduated from Theater school despite my mother wanting me to be a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher.
I danced in a music video or two. I was 20.
I planted forests of trees which are still standing today. I was 22.
I delivered a baby all by myself! Someone else's baby! I was 22.
I hitch hiked across Canada with only a tent and sleeping bag and survived to tell the tale!
There are many more amazing things I have done all of them have helped shape what I am to day....One Rock Star Floral Designer! All of the amazing things I have done required me to "embrace my fear and do it anyway" To let my light shine. I realize this post has very little to do with weddings....except this song would make a great wedding song! I hope you let your light shine today and everyday...'cause really you rock!
So you know I love music right? Someone twittered about her last night and I just had to have a listen.Curiosity killed the cat and all that. I thought it was an incredibly beautiful song and so perfect for a wedding. I try to find unique music to feature because I've always liked things that were out of the ordinary. My Mom can attest to this :) When I found out that this girl is only eighteen and from Edmonton, Alberta. I was like, "Wow! This girl is talented and Canadian to boot!" My second thought was I should hook her up with my son but he probably wouldn't appreciate the meddling in his love life! Check out her myspace page. Samantha is amazing and I think, going to be huge one day. I would play this song just about anywhere in a wedding.Isn't it so pretty?
"A bride carries her bouquet but it's me which carry the bride," thought the hot pink shoes as they sat in a box in the bride's closet. "Aah,"said the shoes, "I look good in this lovely photograph by Jen Steele Photography." "The bride is happy to be wearing me," thought the shoes as they witnessed this kiss.
"It was so fun to attend this beautiful wedding at the Laurel Point Inn." "I look good with that bouquet." "Absolutely!"
"Look at the lovely flowers. They match me so perfectly."
"The girls wish they had a pair of me....I just know it" "The boys love me too."
"One day, I will wear hot pink shoes at my wedding," thought the little flower girl who had to be bribed to wear her flower girl dress but not to put on her hot pink pair of shoes. "Aaah,"thought the shoes, "my job is done, for I am the shoes, the shoes that started it all!" Thank-you to Jen Steele Photography for sharing some of her images with us.
I love music! All kinds of music. I think music can make or break an event. Ever been to a wedding where no one is dancing? Soon after the dancing stops, people start leaving.No fun. Movies without a soundtrack have absolutely no dynamics.In fact movie makers spend a lot on getting the music just right. Bryan Adams anyone? Music helps make movies and music helps make weddings; regardless if you choose to have dancing at your wedding or not. Music sets the mood and helps invoke the spirit you want present at your wedding. We all don't have to play Pachelbel's Canon at our wedding. I love this song from Jars of Clay. It is a contemporary Christian song. The nice thing about Christian music is the words are most always uplifting and they are usually always good musicians and singers. I think this song is perfect for the recessional after you are married. So lovely and celebratory. Isn't it pretty?