I’ve been waiting for so long to share this all with you, but had to wait til the magazine was almost out (August 19)…..a few month ago, we did a photoshoot at our apartment for Brides New York Magazine for their “Find Our Wedding Style” feature. It’s where they take an engaged couples apartment and use it as the inspiration for their wedding. We had so much fun during the shoot, and I think they came up with some great ideas…I especially love that they worked in a lot of handmade touches, and gee whiz, my favorite color green!
Are you interested in being the NEXT couple for this feature? Leigh’s looking, so here’s all the info you need:
Brides Local Magazines is looking for an engaged couple in the New York/New Jersey area to appear in the magazine’s Spring/Summer issue as the featured couple in our “Find My Wedding Style” story. In a nutshell, here’s how it works:
We photograph an engaged couple’s apartment and based on style elements from their home (pictures, furniture, clothes, etc.) create ideas for their wedding. The couple is not required to use any of our ideas, and it’s okay if they already have elements of their wedding in place. The purpose of the story is to show our readers how items from their day to day life can inspire great ideas, and how their interior design aesthetic can be translated into wedding details. No fancy digs needed—what I’m looking for is a distinct style we’ll have fun working with. All that’s required from the couple is an afternoon for our team to come over and take photos.
Interested couples should email the following to me at firstname.lastname@example.org:
-any thoughts they already have about the formality or vibe of their wedding
-a brief description of their personal styles
-five to seven photos of their home (a few wide shots and close ups of any details they feel are particularly “them”) and one picture of themselves so we can get a sense of who they are and what their living space is like.
[images from Brides New York]
I gotta hand it to Blurb, they’re really making my job a whole lot easier….since there were so many amazing entries I asked if we could give EVERYONE a discount on making a book, and they agreed! From now until September 2, 2008, type in brookbrides at checkout for a 10% discount on any book you make! Thanks Blurb, and thanks to everyone who entered!
If you end up making one, definitely send me photos of the final result….I’ll post a few on the blog!
Check out the blog for Paper+Cup where Minhee interviewed me for a new series shes starting about people doing what they love and what its takes to accomplish it! Thanks Minhee!
I’ve been so amazed at what cool images you guys have sent me for the Blurb contest! I feel like I’ve gotten a sneak peak into your lives! Here are the winners, in no particular order. I’ll be emailing your discount codes this evening so you can start working on your books [i hope you'll send me pics of the final result]….congrats!
Photo by Irene Chui
I have wanted to make a Blurb book for so long! Here is the image we would use for the cover our Polaroid guest book, inspired by none other than – your blog!
Contest ends TONITE at midnight EST so get those entries in! I love all the photos and ideas you guys have been sending me so far!! The 4 winners will be posted on Monday.
Oh yeah, and I started a Facebook page, so if you wanna join, click on the link to your right…I’m starting to divide photos I’ve posted into inspiration albums so it will be easier to find stuff for flowers, cakes, etc.
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