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June 4, 2011

#4 – All Things Bridal – Romantic Gestures

by z.lynn

i just got in from a wedding where i was the second shooter for the amazing Atlanta photographer, Zac Long of FengLong Photography. thank you again Zac for giving me the opportunity to shoot along with you. i had a great time, learned a lot and have some great experience under my belt.

during the pre-wedding candid shots, the bride received a special delivery of a long, brown box with a white ribbon around it. she opened the box to find a beautiful diamond bracelet and a note from her soon-to-be husband. his note simply declared how much he loved her and then he reminded her of the 3 words that he used to describe her the day they met. [these words have been kept secret to protect the loved! :-)] of course, there were a lot of ooh’s and awwww’s in the room among the bridal party, and rightfully so. how romantic of a gesture that was!

the marriage ceremony, with its’ traditions and practices, is all about the declaration of one’s love for their fiancee. why not make a special and memorable declaration at your wedding.

you could:

  • write your own vows or prepare list of “10 things i love about you” and read it to each other during the reception
  • send a short note/video to your fiancee, to be read before the ceremony (the night before or the day of, it’s your choice); you could even make a series of notes leading up to the big day
  • read a love poem to your spouse during the ceremony/reception
  • if you’re so inclined, write a song or poem about your fiancee and perform or recite it for them on your wedding day

these are a few simple things that come to my mind. try one or two, or come up with your own.

i’d love to hear your ideas.

please share them with me in the comments section.

see ya tomorrow,

z

🙂

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June 4, 2011

SFF is here!!!

by z.lynn

what is SFF, you might ask??

well, in response to a blog post by Tofurious, i have begun my SFF posts.

SFF stands for

Shoe Fetish Friday!

you see, i have a love for shoes that cannot be compared to anything else. i’m not sure how many pairs i own, but its a lot. i think i have a shoe fetish. i love shopping for shoes, i love looking at shoes, i always notice other people’s shoes, i can’t help but love all things about shoes, but they have to be 3″ or higher. (hey, i’m 5’5″, i got to get in the game somehow!)

my husband often questions me when i bring home another pair of shoes. “they’re black (insert any color you like here). don’t you have another pair just like them” and i respond “no, these are a different style“. those who don’t share my love, can’t understand (i.e. most husbands!) it’s not just another black shoe, it’s a wedge or its a strappy or its a platform stiletto…the options are endless!

like, i just noticed the other day, as i pulled out my new-er candy apple red Y.Not platform pumps, that my old red patent Jessica Simpson platform peep toe pumps are out of style. they don’t look the same to me now, they look frumpy-ish. of course, what do i see when i go to TJMaxx the next day, my JS pumps, but newer, redone, same shoe but the platform is covered! since i have my Y.Not pumps, i’m ok for now. besides, i like my Y.Not pumps better. :-))

i recently came across a beautiful pair of L.A.M.B. shoes at 32% of the retail price! for those in the know, that’s a steal. soft, supple leather inside and out, comfortable insoles, mmmm, beautiful. i ended up returning them to the store, though. i had two problems with the shoes: 1) they run small, so i needed a half or whole size larger (no pb, i could have stretched them out; 2) i found the shoes at TJMaxx (the same time I saw the JS pumps!) and they had been picked over and scratched and scuffed to the point where I would have to change the color to get them to look right and i didn’t want to change the color because it was that color that drew me in the first place. Alas

ok, so my love for shoes is what is prompting me to make SFF a regular blog post. i’ll be out scouring the stores and the internet to find the newest and cutest shoes and reporting back to you about what i find.

here is the first official SFF shoe! (and yes, it is officially saturday on the east coast, but it’s still friday on the west coast!)

Badgley Mischka’s Randall pump found at endless.com. through endless.com, it comes in 3 colors – blue, bordo and rose (pictured below).

for those of you brides looking to add a little splash of color, these would be great!

i am in love with its soft, delicate satin petals that gently graze the open toe along with the open arch and side areas which daintily accentuate parts of the foot not normally featured.

isn’t it nice? mmmm. enjoy.

til next time,

z

😉