Archive for September, 2010

Anyone who is planning a wedding has, by now, been told they need to let go of all the planning madness and simply enjoy the day. Those months of organizing and agonizing over detail after detail will be over before you know it. And I can honestly say that it really DOES seem to fly by like someone’s hit the FastForward button and thrown away the remote.
This awesome time-lapse montage might seem to be exaggerating the point just a wee bit. But I don’t think I’d be alone is stating that it’s a pretty darn accurate representation!

Joy & Will’s Wedding Timelapse from Eliza Truitt on Vimeo.

September 24th, 2010 Marriage Miscellany | No Comments

Well, it’s official: Reality television IS where souls (and brain cells) go to die. E! has leaked word of their latest in a long line of painful examples of the worst humanity has to offer: Bridalplasty.
For the few North American women *not* filled with self-loathing and insecurity, this show seems hell-bent on having you join the fray.
In this newest bit of creative brilliance, brides-to-be are pitted against each other to compete in wedding-themed (I’m guessing cake decorating, dress designing & the writing of wedding vows that will, no doubt, cause angels to weep) challenges.
And the grand prize these mentally stable ladies will be competing for? Plastic surgery. For real. Actually, the wording in the press release is “extensive surgical procedures.” WTF! And I thought paying someone else to do my makeup for me (I didn’t, for the record) was a bit excessive.
From the limited information I’ve read, it sounds like Bridalplasty is set to be a cross between Bulging Brides, Survivor & The Swan (remember that abhorrent bit of Must-See TV?), wherein one woman gets booted out of the house (which I can only assume will be wired to the rafters with cameras so as to capture each and every second of bitchy melodrama & catty smackdowns) each week, while another wins one cosmetic surgery procedure of her choosing. And then the last bride standing not only gets her “dream wedding,” but she also wins her entire “wish list” of plastic surgery. And just to make it extra special, her big reveal comes… as she walks down the aisle. Are you effin’ KIDDING me?! She goes under the knife for her “extensive surgical procedure” and THEN her groom-to-be bears witness to the results as she’s walking down the aisle. Will the show also provide her with a name tag so he’s sure to recognize her?
I guess we shouldn’t be too terribly surprised. These are the same great minds responsible for VH1’s The Surreal Life and Rock of Love.
Oy vey.

September 21st, 2010 Wedding WTF | No Comments

Yep – it’s official: we’ve said our I Dos. And all the months of fretting, planning & co-ordinating resulted in an absolutely perfect day. Which means I can now get back to all of the little life projects that have been temporarily on hold – including the several dozen items in the works for this wee bit of blogginess. As soon as I’ve rifled through the several hundred emails in my work inbox, I will (hopefully) be adding to my corner of the blogosphere with more frequency.
In the meantime…

…check out our fab photographer’s website & blog 🙂

September 8th, 2010 Finding Fabulous, Marriage Miscellany | No Comments