As a wedding photographer, it’s quite fun to go through the planning process with my sister for her own wedding. She is engaged and will be married on August 18th, 2012. I thought it would be fun for my sister to pop by a few times on the blog to discuss the planning process. Here’s her first post!
Hello blog world! As my sister said, I will be popping by every now and then to post about my wedding planning experiences. Also, I’m hoping I can convince Andy, my fiancé, to write a post or two to provide the “Male Perspective”.
Let me introduce myself- my name is Erin and I am Laura’s only favorite sister. I suppose I became a little enamored with wedding blogs well before I was engaged. I would pour over the gorgeous invitations, breathtaking flowers and stunning dresses as I read though my 25+ wedding blogs on Google reader every day. Actually, this love of all things wedding related inspired me to team up with Laura last spring to design a style shoot. After getting engaged last October on the Golden Gate Bridge, my fiancé and I are embarking on the wedding planning journey together. It hasn’t been easy, as I’m sure most brides can attest, but it’s been very fun and has definitely helped improve our communication skills with each other.
Having a sister in the wedding business has tons of pros (example 1, example 2, example 3 to name a few) and only one con. When Andy and I came back from San Francisco, we had to immediately dive into looking for a venue and selecting a date. Andy and I wanted a 2012 wedding and Laura’s calendar was already really booked up- great for her and challenging for me! I wanted a Saturday spring/summer wedding and she only had four dates to pick from between May and September! After a whirlwind couple weeks of reading every Colorado wedding magazine I could get my mitts on, googling for hours for images of different venues, and a few site visits, we picked August 18th, 2012 at the picturesque T Lazy 7 Ranch in Aspen, Colorado. We are absolutely smitten with our venue!
After we had the venue and date hammered down, I started up my Pinterest page which had definitely helped me hone in on the overall wedding style I want to achieve. It’s a great way to edit inspiration photos to make sure everything is cohesive – there are so many great blogs and images out there that it is easy to get overwhelmed and end up with conflicting styles. After editing down my images, here’s my style board.
I hope you stay tuned to hear a little more from me about what I look for when selecting a vendor, the search for the perfect dress, a look into the invitation suite design, DIY projects and more!