Hey, how ’bout this weather? At least you summer brides don’t have to worry about rain (knock wood). Wedding last year–it was probably about, oh, a million degrees, and as guests arrived, they were greeted by young ladies offering lemonade. I just thought that was such a class thing to do–takin’ care of your guests (yes, yes, it IS all about you, but I mean…). Be sure to get the frozen Minute Maid REAL lemonade, and make it the pink kind! No Brand X on your wedding day (by the way, the Minute Maid “lemonade” they serve at the movie show is NOT real lemonade!). And did you know Vitamin C is like coolant for your radiator? If your budget doesn’t allow for crystal, you can get some nice clear plastic glasses at Wishing Well (no styrofoam or red plastic!!). And think about how far a six oz. cup will go–get the biggest ones and use lots of ice! This is no time to skimp. On warm days, at least provide cool water. And if you are going to offer individual bottles ( I think that would be okay-you can even get them with special personalized labels), just make sure you place them in something attractive (saw a beautiful white, embossed aluminum one that looked like it was 100 years old). You could even stitch some heavy plastic into a woven basket if that’s more your style. Ask for party tubs. SAVE THE ICE CHEST FOR FISHING! Details, details, details!
Ack! Sorry! Photo credits! The success of this website is due in large part to the beautiful photographs that grace the pages. The image on my home page (doves in Gazebo Cage) was captured by Sharpe Photographers (you go, Stephanie!). Fabulous group of talent using the magic of digital for instant results. See their website (www.sharpephotographers.com) and after being dazzled by all the pretty pictures, be sure to take a lookie at their frequently asked questions. The photo on my â€œWedding Planningâ€ page and this â€œNotesâ€ page (the Gold Victorian) was taken by Christopher Kight of Christopher Kight Photographers. Now, Sacramento has some great, world class camera operators, but you will be hard pressed to find one that brings more fun to the party. I want to be him when I grow up. He and Amy (A Christopher Kight Photographer) will take excellent care of you! See www.kightphoto.com and book them early!
Any other photographers have a great photo of my birds? Send â€˜em on over and they just might get published here, too.
And, of course, it goes without saying that itâ€™s not nice to use otherâ€™s photographs without permission. I have lots of really hilarious/paTHETic thief stories. Ask me about them.
Okay, okay! Iâ€™ve been staring at this blank page for too long, too. Thank you for being here. I finally have a day off so today sees the maiden voyage of â€œNotes From Annaâ€ (thatâ€™s me) where I plan to dispense handy tips, respond to your specific questions about ANYthing (the â€˜commentsâ€™ section from my â€œRequest Infoâ€ page should be back up any second now), share tidbits from recent weddings, and muse randomly in black and white. This is my public forum to opine on the rights and the wrongs of the world as well as all things wedding and more. Everybody has an opinion. I have dozens! And I just might print yours, as well.
Yesterday afternoon weddingâ€”beautiful bridesmaids, gorgeous bride, all coming down the aisle with sweet, sweet bouquets all clutched tightly about their throats!! Brides! Do this–when the flowers are delivered on your wedding day, stand with your maids in front of a full-length mirror holding your bouquets. The bundle of the flowers should be at about waist level. I know it feels a little unnatural, but you paid good money for those gowns (and your photographer!). Donâ€™t hide â€˜em! Details, details, detailsâ€¦
Whatâ€™s your favorite word? My current is â€œglissandoâ€ (gli SAWN doe). See www.dictionary.com and sign up for their word of the day.