Sandra, of White Ivory Photography gave us a really nice interview today. I just love doing vendor interviews, it’s great to learn more about each and every one of you. We hope that they are just as enjoyable and inspiring for you too!

White Ivory Photography WeddingPhotoLove

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am a full fledged french Canadian, born and raised in Quebec City. I moved to the U.S about 10 years ago and have been loving it here! My intrigue for photography started about 8 years ago when I met my husband. Being an engineer, he knew so much about the inner workings of a camera system, that I became very interested in the technology itself. So I started shooting for fun. When I was younger, I had absolutely no flare for this art form. It was typical for me to take pictures of the ceiling instead of the people I was supposed to get in the frame. Oh well, that was a long time ago and things have changed, thankfully! I am also a graphic designer by profession and worked in that field as well as marketing prior to starting my own photography business. It’s been a wonderful experience to have worked in two fields that help me running a photography business.

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Today’s real wedding comes to us from Rose Street Studio. Lake Tahoe is so beautiful, the combination of beach and snow makes for such a great backdrop. And the details? Oh…the details, you’re going to LOVE them.

Fran and Jill are probably two of the nicest people you will ever meet in your life. They’re totally obsessed with their dogs, Lake Tahoe and The San Francisco Giants. They met in 2007 as catastrophe adjusters during the California wildfires. Jill says they truly are best friends and just simply enjoy each other and any activity they take on. How many couples can live and work together in a one bedroom high rise condo, Monday through Friday, and still want to spend the weekend skiing or hiking together? They were chose us as their photographer because of a portrait I had done with a small Woody doll from Toy Story that was featured on our blog. I brought the same Woody doll for their wedding so they could have a similar portrait. The couple wanted a very classic wedding with a little bit of vintage for their decor. Mostly they just wanted to enjoy a beautiful winter wedding in Lake Tahoe, and with a few inches of fresh snow the night before, it was absolutely perfect!

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We had a great interview with Courtney Callahan Paper. She shared her stationery with us (major eye-candy people!) and told us all about how she got started. She also has great advice for planning couples – you’re gonna love this one! Thanks Courtney.

Courtney Callahan Paper WeddingInviteLove

All photos by Jennifer Kathryn

1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

My degree in advertising gave me the fundamentals to design but my love for paper, the wedding industry and parties is what gave me the drive to start my own company. The day I officially “launched” my business, I received 5 clients and haven’t looked back since.

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We have covered a lot of bases in our design roundup, so this week I decided to mix it up a little bit and focus on regions. I’ve got NYC on the brain since we’ve been doing a lot of blogging about the Shindig over the last week. So, I bring to you a selection of WeddingInviteLove designers in the NYC area!

 

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We shared the lovely details of our Shindig with you yesterday– today it’s on to the party! It was so exciting to see Etsy Labs fill up with talented wedding industry folks. We were able to meet so many vendors that we only knew through email and twitter. It is SO NICE to be able to put faces with names. It was wonderful to meet you all. We hope to see you again next year!

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You’re a bridesmaid! Congratulations. Wait…what’s that? You’re the maid of honor? WOW! Double congrats! Having been a maid of honor more times than I like to share, I think you’re going to be fabulous. Simply fabulous…as long as you remember a couple things.

Stephanie Haller Photography WeddingPhotoLove

Photo by Stephanie Haller Photography

 

See, being THE maid of honor means that you’re the number 2. Not the groom, not the mom, you. You’re the one the bride is going to call when her dress doesn’t fit quite right, or the napkins are the wrong shade of chartreuse (because there are so many…).

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Wedding Venue Love’s Hummingbird Hall Jamaica is an award-winning, all inclusive, boutique destination wedding venue in Montego Bay Jamaica.

The mansion sits on a four thousand acre estate which boasts a private beach, waterfall, lakes, lush botanical gardens and beautiful, beautiful panoramic views.

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We shared the awesome video from Fairfax Films, the oh-so-fun photo booth images from The Magnolia Photo Booth Company and now it’s time to share the entire event with you courtesy of WeddingPhotoLove’s Carrie Draghi Photography. Before I bust out the photos, I want to share this little tidbit with you about how awesome Carrie is. The poor poor girl got food poisoning the night before our Shindig. If anyone has ever had this horrible thing happen to them, you must know how much you feel like dying. But Carrie, she was a trooper; She came, she smiled, she photographed – she rocks! It truly shows her love and dedication to her job. THANK YOU Carrie.

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The second best part of the National Stationery Show (behind meeting amazing stationers, designers, and printers) is all the amazing paper goods and gifts at the show! I couldn’t even fit everything in my suitcase and ended up mailing all of my goodies back to California from NYC — and lucky for you, you can win it all!

Contest has ended!

There are so many beautiful items — keep it all for yourself, or save as gifts for friends and family!

Quick details:

  • Items from 38 different vendors.
  • 63 different items, ranging from cards, notebooks, and letterpress coasters.
  • Estimated worth over $200!
  • Post in the comments whether you tweeted the contestliked our Facebook page, or wrote a blog post about us (leave the address in the comments) to enter… or do them all for 5 entries!

Contest details:

  • Contest is open to North America only (sorry overseas friends, shipping fees are a doozy!)
  • Contest ends 9pm PST, this Sunday (June 17th, 2011).
  • We will be choosing one winner to win it all, randomly chosen.
  • Winner will have three days to contact us back, otherwise we’ll be moving to the 2nd pick, then the 3rd, etc.

How to enter:

Get up to five entries to the contest to win! Sorry, contest is done! Important, post in the comments what you’ve done! You don’t have to do an individual post for each entry, we’ll tally that up ourselves, but for our sanity, all entries must be mentioned here. :)

  • Tweet the contest or write your own tweet with #nssgiveaway in the tweet and link to this post (gives you one entry, post that you tweeted in the comments.)
  • Like our Facebook Page (gives you one entry, if you already “liked” us, then just post in the comments below that you have.)
  • Mention the contest on your website or blog (gives you three entries – make sure to put the URL in your comment to this post!)

Details on all the beautiful items after the cut!

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