Colors of Florida and Bridal Love
So this is week 2 of my 52 Project. I was at The Avenues a lot this week, it is one of my favorite shopping experiences in the area. Lots of great shops and wonderful food to choose from, plus they have a great courtyard for photographs!
After going to Books-A-Million for the latest copy of Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style Magazine (I’m obsessed, what can I say) I thought I was done for the day. As I was driving out, I passed by a brand new Bridal Salon! I am so excited that I have a spectacular Bridal Salon in my neighborhood!  So of course I had to park and go inside to check it out. Let me tell you, they have AMAZING gowns, and a pair of shoes I have to go back for. I mean, seriously, I’m in love with these shoes – they are a beautiful peacock blue with peacock feathers!
Collections include some of my favorite designers like Allure Couture, Claudine for Alyce, Mon Cheri, and Sophia Tolli. I have a love for buying formal dresses as well, and have a feeling I’ll be getting them all from here! On top of fabulous gowns, they have accessories that are all Class!

Some fun with Purple
After a rather long week, my husband takes me to the avenue to go to Game Stop. After spending a while in the store and drooling over some of the newer titles, I decided to save my pocketbook and go to the courtyard and snap a few pictures.

I am going to have to bring some of my Brides out here to do an engagement session – it’s wonderful! Have a fun and fantastic week!

Project 365?! Great idea, but too much!

I like to stay busy, but I have a bad habit of putting too much on my plate. I like to know I always have something to do, yet I know I need to simplify my life a bit, and it’s taking more self discipline to do it than I thought it would. That said, I am always looking for photography projects as a way to constantly improve on my skills. After all, I’m a firm believer that I can always learn more, do more, and “continuing education” is a great way to stay on top of it all! I love photography projects – yes, I know, I’m weird because I basically give myself homework! Hey, someone has to do it! Lol.

I came across this website: I’ve heard of it before, but never really looked at it… The concept is simple in theory, take a photograph every day for a year to document your life. I couldn’t possibly keep up with that, I have too much on my plate. But I LOVE the idea. So here it goes. I’m making an online commitment to myself and to you, my readers, to both expand my photography experience, try new things, share a bit more about what is going on in my life, and get me in the habit of a regular blogging schedule. 365 is too much however and I know this. Perhaps one year, I’ll do that, but this is NOT that year!

So here it is. I’m doing a 52project. I am going to pick one day a week to have a regular post of a picture I took that very week! Now to just try and rid my husband of his camera shy tendencies… Lol.

This week I dug out my own viel. I made it, but I never wore it at my wedding. After getting the dress on, it seemed like too much, so I left it off… And I’m sad about that because I never got any photographs – and it’s gorgeous! I always have found viels a challenge to photograph – so I thought, why not, it’s a good start to my 52 Project.

On a different note – yesterday, I took a picture of these birds in my back yard… Yes, my back yard.

Bridal Show Drawing Winners!

Congratulations to all my Bridal Show Drawing Winners! I’ll have another drawing with more fabulous prizes at my next Bridal Show in June! For all of you that entered, thank you and don’t forget you can still get a great deal with the Bridal Show Special if you book before Valentines Day!

Grand Prize (1)

Nakia M

First Prize (1)

Casandra C

Second Prize (5)

Nika N
Darlene S
Shirley J
Brandi G
Tiffanie D

Third Prize (15)

Diana A
Melissa C
Susan S
Cassie R
Jennifer K
Sylvia H
Brandi S
Erica M
Danielle M
Adrianna W
Kaitlin S
Michelle B
Danielle C
Stephanie M
Shannon B

Winter 2011 Bridal Show

Brides! Don’t forget about the Bridal Show Special if you book before Valentines Day!

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The Bridal Show was Sunday and what a BLAST! The theme of the Show was Pretty in Pink – how perfect! So of course I decked out my booth with pink accents. Yeah, I know, not a huge stretch for me. I featured a slide show, several prints, and my beautiful Wedding Books handcrafted in Italy! I also held a drawing – and for all you amazing brides that signed up – winners will be contacted by the end of the week! Drawing prizes are listed at the end of this post, best of luck to everyone!

As if there were not enough excitement already, they also held a fantastic Fashion Show! Although I didn’t want to leave my post for too long, I couldn’t resist to sneak a peak. Wow – they had some stunning dresses!

I met a very talented & fun Event, Wedding, & Floral Planning gal, Lara, of Lara’s Theme! She was nice enough to let me snap a few pictures of her booth and I couldn’t help but share them! Lara has some fantastic, fresh, and unique ideas I just couldn’t pass by without snagging a few shots! She can be found on facebook under Laras Theme – check her out!!!

I have to say it was truly a wonderful experience. I not only networked with a ton of fabulous vendors, but I also met hundreds – no, I’m not exaggerating – hundreds of fun and amazing couples that are getting married! I did not have a voice by the end of the day – but it was well worth it, and I treated myself to a milkshake on the way home, lol. Happy Monday everyone!

Bridal Show Drawing

Grand Prize (1)

Free Ten hours of wedding coverage
Free Engagement session
Free Print Package valued at $250
Grand Prize winner will also have the option to purchase discounted products as follows:
12×12 Wedding Book, Metallic paper, 20 pages for only $500 ($1500 value)
11×14 Gallery Wrap for only $80 ($150 value)
20 Page Guest Book with Engagement session photographs $50 ($115 value)

First Prize (1)

With purchase of a signature package:
Free 11×14 Gallery Wrap and Set of 3 mini accordion books with frosted slip covers

Second Prize (5)

With purchase of a signature package:

Free Set of 3 mini accordion books with frosted slip covers

Third Prize (15)

With purchase of a signature package:
Free Print Package that will include:
4 ~ 8×12’s
2 ~ 11×16’s
24 Wallets

All First, second and third prize winners must book a

signature package to be eligible to redeem their prize.