Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bridesmaid attends wedding... via iPad

Pretty cool story from the Today Show, but the video is the best part.  A Denver woman agreed to let her friend be a bridesmaid years ago, but the friend couldn't physically be there on the big day.  What's the next best thing?  An iPad with Facetime!  One of the groomsmen walked down the aisle with the iPad as his partner, and the streaming friend was passed around the event all night.  Gotta love technology.


"Renee called dibs to be my bridesmaid many many moons ago and unfortunately she couldn't physically make it out here but thank you, technology," says Jamie, on the YouTube video, holding up a white iPad that framed her friend's face. "Here is Renee. She got to see the whole ceremony, she got to meet everyone and be here for the reception."





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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Surprise wedding goes surprisingly well

I found this video/story when flipping around the internet.  The video is great, definitely worth the 9 minutes.




(CBS/What's Trending) - A surprise wedding generally seems like a bad idea for a multitude of reasons. It might come off as creepy, the one being surprised might say no, one person gets no say in the wedding and you can't pick out your dress. Somehow, however, Shawn of Windsor, Ontario, Canada pulled off a surprise wedding for his wife née fiancé Colleen, and it all went according to plan.


Colleen was under the impression that she is going to a retirement party, but instead Shawn has set up an entire wedding complete with 200 of her closest family and friends waiting for her. All she has to do is say yes, and everything she has ever wanted in a wedding is available. Shawn has listened to her talk about her dream wedding and snuck in questions ranging from who he ideal bridesmaids would be to what centerpieces she wanted to create her perfect day. And, because he didn't know what Colleen would need, Shawn brought everything from her bedroom -- dressers and all -- to the site so she could get ready.


This video is an anomaly: It is both touching and astounding how it worked out. Shawn is so earnest, and Colleen seems legitimately happy about the whole thing. Hopefully surprise weddings aren't the next flash mob because we can see some of these surprises not so well.


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Thursday, August 11, 2011

How to pick the perfect wedding DJ

I've been looking for a good, definitive guide to help brides come to a decision on choosing a DJ for their wedding.  Not just because I want them to hire me, (which I do) but also to help people understand the different levels of service that are available out there.  There are some great DJs in business, but there are also some really, really bad ones!


If you're getting into the process of trying to find a wedding DJ, give this article from The Flirty Blog a read.  It's long, but well written and full of good info!


"How Much Should Your Wedding DJ Cost?" - The Flirty Blog


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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Getting Married By a Computer


One of my favorite blogs (because I'm a geek and proud), is Gizmodo.com.  I was flipping through posts the other day and came across this one about a bride and groom getting married by computer!  Naturally, I had to save that article to share here!
Source:  Gizmodo.com
Sweethearts Miguel Hanson and Diana Wesley got married yesterday. By a computer program Hanson programmed himself. Honestly, I don't even consider that a big deal. In fact, I want to get married this way.
The newlyweds said their vows in front of a friends and family as Hanson's parents' home in Houston. The officiant was a 30-inch monitor with a robot voice. There is nothing wrong with this. Weddings are expensive, so you can understand why eschewing a more lavish wedding is really attractive. Keeping things small is great—do you really want to deal with the Facebook invites? And having a self-programmed robot preside over the ceremony is the perfect way to seal the deal.
Think about it. A wedding pact is a sacred covenant between two people, as observed by those closest to them and by the whole community thereafter. You don't need a church to know that, even if you're not one to put much stock in the institution. Writing your vows is one thing. Programming the priest/reverend/whatever puts the whole thing in your hands. You and your betrothed can control the whole tone of the event, going with the more traditional understated joy of the occasion, or with a more farcical, tongue-in-cheek approach—totally my wedding—that still conveys the weight of your commitment. It's completely up to you.
Of course, the pact isn't legally binding until the new spouses see a justice of the peace and get their license. But still. The future! [NBC DFW]
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