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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pre-Engagement Video

Here is my sister's pre-engagement video. This super awesome shoot was done my very talented friends Dex Beats & Co. I highly recommend Calixte Works for your next event. If you want to see professionalism and creativity at its finest, go to them! You can also see their work at Benefit Cosmetics -- they shoot their tutorials too. Yes my friends, they are THAT talented.

Anyway, enjoy! (Don't forget to turn off the music at the bottom of this page.) One wedding down, two more to go!

Description from Calixte:

"This is the pre-engagement video that we showed at the reception of the newly weds wedding. The story behind the "24/7" idea came about when the couple mentioned that Eric proposed to Denise during an actual argument. That, and they are huge fans of the HBO series.

Wedding trailer coming soon. Enjoy!

Eric & Denise Mariano "24/7" from Calixte Works on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wedding Overload

Helloooo bloggy friends!

I'm taking a quick break from wedding crafting so I can blow some steam. Three very important ladies in my life are getting married in less than three weeks and I'm officially experiencing wedding overload. It's exciting and terrifying and I'm not even the bride! LOL! I'm starting to understand why some brides (well, the ones who can actually afford to) quit their jobs to devote their time to wedding planning.


I'm not complaining -- there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the fruits of my labor being appreciated by people I love -- but I must admit I'm a bit overwhelmed! I'm not stressed about the work load, but I'm anxious because I don't want to disappoint anyone. I take pride in my work and I don't cut corners. I've been doing this party planning thing for 8 years now (since Kevie was born), but I've never done a wedding! So, my inner "craft crackhead" has come out and reared its ugly head these past few weeks. I've been very snippy lately, but it's mainly because I've set deadlines for myself and ohmygosh I keep getting disturbed! It is virutally impossible to get anything done during the day/evening so I tend to be most productive when the house is quiet as a mouse. I'm sacrificing sleep, but I say it's worth it! :)

It has been invigorating and therapeutic to work with my hands and use the creative side of my brain. I've been going through so much emotionally these past few months that I really think I needed this. As stressful as it has been, I need to keep my mind, fingers, and body preoccupied with something other than my altered emotional state, ya know? As exhausting as it has been, in the end, I know all of my hard work will pay off. :)

It's 1am and I'm rambling, but I feel better now that I've gotten these thoughts out of my head. As always, thanks for "listening."