Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Soon Celebratin'!

We're soon to be celebratin' at BBP! Yes indeed! News to come!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Melisa and Jeromy

We are so pleased to announce Melisa and Jeromy as the newest members of the BBP Wedding Family! This great couple met us at a bridal show at the Frontenac Hilton and said they just knew that we were the one! Naturally we were very happy that we were still available for their wedding date next spring. It's a certainty that we will have a long and happy relationship!!

Fall has taken a back seat to the return of summer here in St. Louis and 90 degrees won't be a stretch when the temperature has it's way with us this afternoon. The weekend promises to continue this bit of heat, yikes. We're trying to enjoy it knowing that all to soon winter will be here!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

We're getting a lot of buzz about any special floral tips for a fall wedding. And of course, we have some suggestions! While fall is not nearly as 'tough' on flowers as a summer wedding, many of the same truths hold:

  • Choose an excellent florist---- we have some favorites if you would like to know--ask!
  • Rely on your florist to suggest flowers that work with your vision that are sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of location photography shoots.
  • Always get a two spare boutonnières, one for the groom and a generic groomsman. The men-folk are much harder on their florals and a spare is always a great idea. The groom will appreciate a fresh flower as he enters the reception as well. If they are well packaged they can travel with the bouquets on location.
  • Fall colors in flowers are almost always prettier than 'plain' colors. It is the fall, your flowers can and should reflect the season unless they really clash with your wedding colors
  • Make sure that your florist is providing vases with water for the flowers during location photography.
  • Always ask your florist if they will be present at the wedding to oversee the pinning on of flowers for the men, and handing out flowers to the women. It is nice to have them on the premises as quality control if nothing else.
  • Don't be so stuck on your own vision for flowers that you do not listen to your florist. A good florist will have excellent advise to follow as you plan your florals.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Up For Air (Sort Of)

OHMYGOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here it is Tuesday and I'm just coming up for air. GASP. It seems like just seconds ago that we finished the beautiful wedding on Saturday of Katie and Jason out at Caroline Vineyard's................... and yet over two days have gone by and my head is spinning. I've had out of town guests, which in and of themselves are quite delightful. The downside of course is that absolutely nothing else got done. Nada. Zilch. Zippo. Bobbi has kept all of the balls in the air of course, and thank heavens!

So I'm back at it and sadly I find that my desk is piled so high I really don't seem to make much headway with anything because there is just, well So Much. Be gentle with me!

On a totally separate and completely random note, have you checked out the image scroller (or whatever they call it) from the fine folks at Blogger? You'll discover that it is a scrolling soup of images that have just been recently uploaded to the blogs that are hosted at Blogger so they are fascinating! From folks all over the world from hobby blogs, serious blogs, children's blogs, family blogs, business blogs and more---- it is strangely addictive and almost impossible to look away! Of course, I am easily distracted today but I think you will find it compelling as well. You can find the show at http://play.blogger.com/

I bring you exhibit A, below. I don't travel as much as I used to so this fascinated me. Can you even wrap your brain around this? Seriously. This is not America kids.

I'll be back with some of the lovely images from Jason and Katie's Big Day, you'll love them!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mary Beth and Matt

I'm always so tickled when we get to welcome a new bride and groom to the BBP wedding family and Mary Beth and Matt are certainly not the exception to that rule! It will be so much fun working with them and we are looking forward to their wedding VERY much! Glad you're with us Mary Beth and Matt----- the time will absolutely fly until your wedding next year!

On a related subject (which somehow always seems to be weddings) I am sort of bummed that my favorite gown didn't get chosen for the Today Show Wedding! :( The dress that was chosen is absolutely lovely----- just not my choice. You know how I am, I sort of want to stamp my feet and pout a little bit! The bridesmaids dresses will be announced and I have to say I wasn't a big fan of any of them. I guess if pushed to make a decision it would be the Amsale gown in peony pink!

Blog-wise, one you may want to check out and possibly subscribe to is the one from the doyenne of Martha Stewart Weddings, Darcy Miller. The blog is called The Bride's Guide and is beautifully produced, with some excellent advice and tips. Check it out!

Darcy also does a weekly show on Martha Stewart Radio over on Sirius. You can listen to "The Weddings Hour" live every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. ET. No Sirius? I am a recent convert and absolutely LOVE it! You can get a free 3 day listen of selected shows on the schedule by going to their website.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In Memoriam

Photo courtesy of A. Cheng, NYC

Friday, September 07, 2007

We Love Wedding Gowns

Well of course we love wedding gowns! After all we see them every weekend (and sometimes more often)! The choices for the Martha Stewart Wedding on the Today Show were announced this morning. As usual they were pretty diverse and yet all really lovely. See the screen shot above to view them or log on to the Today Show site and click wedding. I was tickled that Jessica (my choice) was selected for the on air wedding, she is just as cute as a bug. Personally, for her I voted for the Monique L'Huillier dress--- it is gorgeous. My second favorite was the Lela Rose design. So---- get out there and vote for your favorite, we will all be tuned in next week when they announce the viewer's choice!

Another rainy day in St. Louis, tomorrow's bride is getting nervous! We're looking forward to spending the day (rain OR shine) with Jeff and Michelle and their friends and family. The bonus is that we get to see Michelle's sister Jennifer who is one of our former brides. Michelle, if you're reading this please know that I am still doing the No Rain Dance for you!

Shall we discuss another topic on Today??? The college student who was tossed off a Southwest flight for wearing an inappropriate outfit? Did you SEE that outfit? Skank City!!! When Matt asked her to stand up she did........... and really, I see that look all over America. When she sat down in her chair however they had to put one of those 'hazy areas' over her crotch, THAT is how short the skirt was. Please! And she and her mother thought she looked fine. Trust me, without them blurring her image on the screen we would have seen what she had for breakfast! I think THAT lovely sight was what pushed my decision over the edge! VERY interesting to me was that when the segment was replayed the cut out the peek a boo shot when she sat down AND they cut out Matt's comment about what it might have looked like to others when they walked down the aisle in front of her. That says a lot, doesn't it?

So......................... what do you think? Average All American College Girl or Skankaroo??? They even have the video up on the Today Show site......... complete with your very own opportunity to vote as to her choice of outfit. I must be a total Fuddy Duddy because here is how the voting is running:
TODAY Live Vote
Should Kyla Ebbert have been thrown off a flight for wearing a revealing outfit? * 1203 responses
Yes. Her skirt was so short it was practically obscene
No, it wasn't inappropriate attire.
No, but if she was my daughter I'd ask her to cover up more!
Not a scientific survey. Click to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Preparation is Everything!

Of course prep is the key to any successful event----- most especially weddings! You've been planning your once in a lifetime day for ages now, don't let anything slip through the cracks. The most often forgotten items are:
  • Rough up the soles of your 'wedding' shoes--- slipping is a bad thing!
  • Shoes to wear after the ceremony when you are out on location
  • Hairspray. 'nuff said.
  • Lots of Kleenex
  • Brides, try on your undies before the wedding day, trust me on this one!
Basic things that brides sometimes forget.

It is finally raining in St. Louis, we need the moisture bad (have I mentioned that my lawn is brown???) but I know that brides all over the area who are getting married this weekend are getting a little nervous! We have our fingers crossed................

Monday, September 03, 2007

Jennifer & Dustin

What do you get when you cross a beautiful bride, a handsome groom, wonderful and kind personalities and a Vera Wang gown? That's easy, you get Jenn and Dusty's wedding, held last weekend at the Jewel Box with their reception held at Windows Off Washington. The weather was really lovely and everyone had a fantastic time! Thanks to Jenn and Dusty for the honor of letting us share in their special day!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Labor Day Weekend Wedding

We will be spending the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend with Jennifer and Dustin as we shoot their wedding. Bobbi, Aaron and I are pretty excited that the temperature is moderate and the skies are blue! Jennifer is such a pretty woman, no doubt at all that she will be a gloriously gorgeous bride--- and her groom Dustin? Tres handsome to boot! I'm already very anxious to see the images taken from their once in a lifetime day, I know they will be spectacular!

Tomorrow after we get the gear unpacked and everything squared away some friends of BBP are playing in a bowling tournament so we thought we'd swing by, eat some bowling alley food, buy some raffle tickets and cheer them on. It ought to be a good finish to another great wedding weekend.