12 October 2010
05 October 2010
As part of my (cough) research (cough), I've been spending my days off consuming all the wedding blogs/ magazines/ photography sites/ and tv shows that I can. While most of it is very serious in nature, Channel 4 however, has created the most over-indulgent, hilarious wedding show ever, even topping Four Weddings, which pits four brides against eachother in a Come Dine With Me style wedding-off.
In Wedding House, the couples are allowed to indulge their ultimate wedding fantasies, and instead of the gorgeous, tastefully edited visions that came to mind when I had first heard of the show, I was gutted (and yet surprisingly delighted) to find that each wedding has a super tacky theme, and many of the couples are in costume! Tonights themes include: Alice in Wonderland, Turkish bathhouse, 101 Dalmations, and Moulin Rouge! HAHAHA! Why am I not shooting THESE weddings?!
Today I had a brilliant meeting with equally brilliant Marie Dunne of Dunne & Dusted Design. She, all too easily, convinced me that to make this project look legitimate, I should let her build me a new site for this blog. Once that is set up, I'll have a lovely wedding gallery for you all to view, and will look a lot less...well...blogspotish.
If you need a website built, I can't reccommend Marie enough. She's easy to talk to, explains things simply enough for a novice like moi to understand, and really knows her stuff. She also writes a considerably cute design blog called Lust Covet Envy. Check her out!
03 October 2010
People have told me that I should send out press and sponsorship packets to local businesses and media. This is something I've, once again, never done before. However I have a good idea of what I want to say and how they should look. The idea is to design them like wedding invites, so it's off to Daintree tomorrow morning for some cute-ass paper. I think I should take tonight off to relax, though. My boyfriend picked up a cheese board from M&S and that brie ain't gonna eat eatself!
02 October 2010
Thank you to EVERYONE who has offered me advice, support, and encouragement over the past week. I've gotten some great leads including Senator David Norris's email address from my industrious friend, Sue. Norris, if you're reading this, you obviously got my email. We need your beard on board! Also got some fab sponsorship advice from one of my sister's good friends, Nikki, who wrote me the longest email ever from her iPhone...on a bus! You rock, missus!
Speaking of sponsors, I've got two so far. My mate, Marie has offered to help me build a proper website for this blog, and some bloke called Ronan on Boards.ie is doing me up some ads on Facebook. It's amazing how much useful information I've gotten from complete strangers! It's brilliant really. This must mean that the project is worth while, and that makes me feel good! Thanks to absolutely everyone for everything so far. It means so much to me.