For a long time we’ve been looking into adding outside dishes to our reception dinner. Bryan and I grew up pretty Americanized so there are not many cultural aspects to our wedding.. we thought food would be a good way to tie our cultural backgrounds in. So we will be having one Mexican and one Filipino dish in addition to the regular menu! Come hungry, please. xD
Our hope is that people who have never tried/heard of these dishes will get a pleasant surprise. And hopefully those that do know them will enjoy them too!
As for what exactly is inside this pot..? You’ll have to wait and see (~risk~)!
We’ve been visiting all sorts of shops and stores to try and find the right materials for our ideas. In the process we stopped by this candle shop, which is a bit warehouse-like (I always like that).
It doesn’t have a huge browsing area, but if you keep a sharp eye you can spot some very unique things! I dont think we’ll end up using what we found here for the wedding, but the owner (or attendant?) was very helpful, it made me wish I had business going into candle stores more often.
This is how I looked after my first day of trying contact lenses for the first time, which I will be wearing for the wedding so the make-up doesn’t go to waste.
There was no prep time, I just told them I was interested in contacts, so they sat me down, gave me a pair and a mirror and told me to put them in. Many tips from different employees, a lost contact, and what felt like a hundred tries later, I finally got them both in… then they told me I had to take them out, too.
After a gajillion more tries, a watery nose and irritated eyes, they told me I had to put them in AGAIN. ._.; I guess so I could have them on for the day?
I think I took like 40 minutes altogether doing all that.. by the end of it I was feeling like maybe contacts wouldn’t work out. But now I’m on my 4th day and it’s gotten much easier.. putting them on still takes like 5-10 minutes and a few tries, but taking them out is super easy.
Here’s hoping that by the wedding day it’ll be a breeze!
The last if the invitations! It was a LOT of work, so many weeks went into these. We designed, debated, analyzed, printed, folded, cut, glued, aligned, stacked, recorded, edited, re-edited, burned, scribed, proofed, organized, addressed, stamped, mailed and many more things that I cant summarize into one verb.
I really hope people love them. I, in the mean time, would be fine never seeing another one in my life.
And the DVD is finally done—”Golden Master” as the techies call it.
While there’s still duplication and sending to be done, the brunt of the work for the invitation is over and it’s taken a lot out of us. We’re extremely proud of what we made and I’m quite proud of myself for authoring my first DVD. You never know when you’re going to use these skills again, you just know you will.
Final Cut Pro (the new “X”) was a force to be reckoned with, but only because I had never given it, or any project for that matter, so much footage before. For the meat of this release, which is about 36 minutes, we recorded over 5 hours of video.
A number of things didn’t make the cut because of the usual reasons: bad audio, human (me) error, irrelevancy and outright off-topic silliness. Even more was cut due to the style of editing I used—jump cutting—which was recommended by Jen. It’s pretty popular these days in video blogging or vlogging since it keeps only the essential sound bytes. Makes me sound a hell of a lot more coherent. ;) Either way, I’m quite sure we have a good blooper reel on our hands. In addition, a lot of content we didn’t expect to make it in at the beginning found its rightful place, and it all just worked.
A lot of love, tears and carpal tunnel went into making “Welcome to Our World,” so I hope you’ve enjoyed it (if you received it of course)!