Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Rather than a normal post today, we would like to take a moment to thank all the men and women who have given and those who continue to dedicate their lives to our military.
Wishing you all a happy Memorial Day and hoping that you will find time today to appreciate those around you as well as all those who have fought for your freedom.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Honestly, I could not be more impressed. It is almost hard to believe this is her first board!
What do you think?
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Their fabulous photograher was Gina of Gina Leigh Photography and she was kind enough to send us a bunch of the beautiful shots from their day.
This is Part I of II -- shots of Kaycee and Ley getting ready, having their first look, and having some fun with their bridal party at the fabulous University of Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. But you will want to come back tomorrow to see how much fun they had before their wedding skating and bowling and then their gorgeous ceremony and reception.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
sketch of Carl by Pete Docter
Yesterday's New York Times had an interesting article about the character designs in "UP".
Read it here.
Accompanying the text of the original published piece is yet another of those online-only great Times interactive specialties, with Ricky(Nierva) and Pete (Docter) discussing their ideas. Wonderful stuff.
And if you're not familiar with George Booth yet, you should be.
ADDENDUM: Some of you probably know that "UP" had its premiere at Cannes last week. I know virtually nothing about the film. First, because in its early days as with all the projects of that studio no one working on it or around it said anything, and so pretty much everyone not in Emeryville was in the dark.
When we down south do get jots of information--that Brad Bird has taken over direction of "Ratatouille", for instance--all we know is it's something concerning a rat/chef. Dubious as it might seem as a premise, it's usually a safe bet to assume that Bird will pull off whatever he's doing.
The same goes for the people working on "UP". While I've certainly been curious about it, as its release nears I find I don't want any spoilers at all. I really want to be surprised.
So, the film finally opened at Cannes--the first film screened (out of competition), a gala event. It was reported that it received an ovation. Todd McCarthy, longtime primary reviewer for variety and one of my favorite writers on fllm, filed his report. I skimmed the traditional bold-type opening paragraph, reading no further than that as I didn't want to learn anything crucial. Here's a bit of what he wrote:
Tale of an unlikely journey to uncharted geographic and emotional territory by an old codger and a young explorer could easily have been cloying, but instead proves disarming in its deep reserves of narrative imagination and surprise, as well as its poignant thematic balance of dreams deferred and dreams fulfilled.
Mr. McCarthy doesn't toss around that kind of sentiment very lightly.
It sounds lovely, and I wish the crew all the happiness that a good film will bring, that they've earned through their hard work these last 3-plus years.
And, why wouldn't you want to preserve that first piece of paper that started it all? Plus, while you have your photographer contracted to be with you and taking photos for you anyway, why not have them snap a few of your lovely little invite?
Still not convinced? Check out some of these beauties.
Friday, May 15, 2009
By doing so, brides are able to achieve the beauty of a Colin Cowie wedding for a fraction of the price as they handle the management side themselves.
“Flowers and decoration are the most artistic elements to any event and bring a party to life. Our floral designers will give you the look you want and work within your budget. Style is not related to money and you don’t need to have an extravagant budget to get a Colin Cowie signature event,” said Colin Cowie of his new floral division.
And he is so right. What bride wouldn't love to have the elegant look and modern appeal of a Colin Cowie-designed wedding? Here is some eye candy of his work....
Nothing is more classic than an all-white setting.
I didn't even know taupe flowers existed!
How beautiful are these!?
...and shades of lavender. Could those roses be more gorgeous?
It is no surprise then that we are incredibly excited about Colin Cowie's expansion. And, I am quite certain it will excite many brides who formerly may not have had Colin Cowie design in their budget!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Simply elegant centerpieces and table numbers -- a fabulous way to incorporate your engagement shots, which many of your guests may not have seen.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
And having Amanda here, is a huge blessing to us! In case you think Amanda looks familiar, I am sure it's because you've seen her amazing blog, formally known as Blissful Bride, now Swoon Over It!
Swoon Over It, is a calligraphy company, which I am sure you will SWOOOOON over! I know all of us over here are going nuts over it!