Friday, September 12, 2014

Behind the Scenes - Fall Styled Bridal Shoot

Hi friends.  For this shoot, I had three rules:  1.  No burlap.  2.  No mason jars.  3.  Style, plan, and shoot within two weeks.

In the world of DIY weddings, this made it tough!  

But, with the help of two friends as models, a professional hair stylist and make up artist, a set designer, a florist with years of experience, a handy wedding stationery company, a wedding event planner with the most romantic event venue of all time, and a wedding bridal shoppe with a talent for fit and alterations, I did it.  Okay, they did it.

I have two websites to design by the end of September, and a month of weddings, so I wanted to make sure that this shoot made it before November.  Because, then it's turkey month.  Then comes the month of magic and Santa.  And then, a new year begins and I have a completely different, if not more lengthy, bucket list for 2015.


I'd like to publicly thank all who helped behind the scenes or in spirit, and I look forward to another styled bridal shoot in January.  Which, thank goodness, is already planned.

Look to the end of the post for a vendor listing, as well as a quick video behind-the-scenes.















 

Models: Payton & Catherine
Florist: Christi Gulley Custom Floral Designs
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Bakery: Gigi's Cupcakes Oklahoma City, OK
Hair: Kayla Jenkins
MUA: Kiss & Makeup by Natasha
Event & Location: Blueberry Hill Events
Dresses & Headpiece: Formal Fantasy
Set Designer: Robin Buchanan
Styling & Photography: From Britt's Eye View Photography

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Somewhere To Go, Something To Do - Family Friendly Fall Bucket List

Somewhere to go
  1. Payne County Centennial Fair August 26-30, 2014
  2. Oktoberfest August 29 - September 6, 2014
  3. OU vs. Louisiana Tech September 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm
  4. OSU vs Missouri September 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm
  5. OSU vs. UTSA September 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm
  6. OU vs Tennessee September 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm
  7. Wiggle Out Loud Family Music Festival  September 14, 2014
  8. Oklahoma State Fair  September 11-21, 2014
  9. OSU vs. Texas Tech September 25, 2014
  10. Tulsa State Fair  September 25 - October 5, 2014
  11. OSU vs. Iowsa State October 4, 2014
  12. Tulsa Oktoberfest  October 16 - 19, 2014
  13. OU vs. Kansas State October 18, 2014
  14. OU vs. Baylor November 8, 2014
  15. OSU vs. Texas November 15, 2014
  16. OU vs. OSU December 6, 2014
*Football games listed are home games.

Something to do
  1. Go camping
  2. Take photos playing in the leaf pile
  3. Roast marshmallows
  4. Have a pumpkin spice latte
  5. Visit the lake before it gets cold
  6. Go to a Pumpkin Patch
  7. Wear dark nail polish
  8. Go apple picking
  9. Sell unused furniture
  10. Clean out your closet
  11. Go to the cabin
  12. Make caramel apples
  13. Make a hot toddies
  14. Go tailgating
  15. Get candles for the fall and winter
  16. Bake pumpkin bread
  17. Decorate for fall

Sunday, August 31, 2014

15 Unplugged Toys for Baby Boys (for less than $60)

Henry's 1st birthday is approaching quickly, so in efforts to keep him as unplugged as possible (and help the slew of grandparents with ideas) I compiled a list of toys that might remind you of your childhood.  You know, before iPad apps were baby's all-encompassing toy.

The American Association of Pediatrics recommends to completely avoid media use for children under 2.  This is almost impossible for a typical household, and I would lie if I said our morning Sesame Street time hasn't saved my sanity a time or two.

We play with pots and pans, Tupperware, and cardboard boxes like you do with your baby.  But, some times it's nice to pull out the toy box and let them go crazy without a plastic toy singing back to you for an hour.  Besides, babies love to explore on their own and have quite a curious imagination!

Note:  I purposely chose not to add books to this list, since that is a whole other topic.

Happy playing!








(Updated version - recalled bolts removed from set.)