4 Hot Tips to Use Pinterest to Plan your Wedding

#1 Search it – Goodbye Google, bye-bye Bing, hellooooo Pinterest. Let’s face it, ladies.

Planning a wedding is one big conglomeration of all the ideas you’ve had since you were five years old. Can I get an amen? And what little gal didn’t have a scrapbook, bulletin board, or make endless collages on Saturday afternoons? Since Pinterest is the virtual hub of all things inspiration, brides may as well utilize it as their search engine for the perfect ideas to make their dream wedding a reality. Because we’ve all wanted to say at some point, “Thanks, I found it on Pinterest!”

#2 Pin it – Say “good-bye” to that oversized wedding binder and save your money on the stacks of wedding magazines that end up collecting dust on the coffee table. Thanks to the social media gurus at Pinterest, brides can pin their little hearts out on chic, wedding-worthy ideas from flowers to honeymoon destinations. And thanks to the secret boards feature, brides can keep a few things to herself!

#3 Share it – It can be exhausting to clip all those pictures of gorgeous centerpieces out of magazines and hope they don’t get lost before the meeting with your florist. Use Pinterest to house all those ideas in one central location and share the board with your florist before the meeting. Bring your tablet, laptop, or use the mobile app on your smart phone and create a virtual workspace at the meeting. Voila, flowers at your fingertips!

#4 Organize it – Brides, we all know there are millions of tiny little details leading up to the big day. Yes, it is tons of fun planning one big party celebrating you and your love, but it takes lots of organization to pull it off without a hitch. Try creating special boards specifically dedicated to the before, during, and after.

A Tale of Two Weddings

Life Gets In The Way Sometimes

It’s been a little bit since I started up this blog and I really haven’t written much.  Both Jess and I have been pretty busy as well as having quite the good time.  As the summer started wrapping up there were a pair of weddings as well as the passing of one of our pups.  Well I’ll always call Buster a pup even though he made it to 17.  =(

So two of my girlfriends got married and I didn’t take any pictures.  As you can see this photography thing is off to a real good start.  Maybe I need to light a ‘White Spark’ under my behind.  But I digress.  One of them was a rather small traditional affair. Nice. Quaint.  Rather boring I must say.  Alcohol ran out.

They had a cello and a harpist if that gives you any indication what this wedding was all about.  And no I’m not worried about them reading this they both really aren’t that tech savvy.

Now Nancy (whom I’ve known since we were 7) knew how to throw a party!  She found this awesome guy Steve who is just as off the wall as she is.  Now when i say ‘off the wall’ I don’t mean all nutty. I mean crazy as in ‘unique’. It was a very unique wedding experience.

Nancy and Steve = Jim and Pam


Ha-ha that still cracks me up every time I see it.

Let me give you a little example of how the differences were between the two affairs.  The first one she wore her mothers wedding dress.  Nancy made her own.  Yep.  That’s the kind of gal she is!  First one = traditional ‘Here Comes the Bride’. Nancy = Just like “The Office”.  I’ll give you two guesses who wore these: $1000 high heels that you never saw and tons of Couture you did.  You guessed right it wasn’t Nancy!

She actually wore this amazing pair of bedazzled Converse wedding shoes with all these amazing crystals on them, that were made especially for her.  She can’t actually make shoes (unlike all the other things at the wedding).  She finds these places online and orders things.  She gets custom shoes, veils and gifts.  Not the real Walmart kind of girl at all!  It was a blast. I’ll get more into it at a later post when I get some photos (which I didn’t take).

All in all remember kiddies to march to the beat of your own drummer.  Express yourself and be you.

I’m trying to take my own advice!






Alaska Adventures with Dad

Photos, Coffee and the Great Outdoors

White Sparks

It has been a long-standing dream of mine to open a coffee-house- I think born out of my love of writing and all things creative  have always been drawn to a beautiful space in which to relax and eat/drink.

My dad took us to Alaska and I treasured our time there in between taking some amazing amateur photographs I was able to spend a lot of time in coffee houses writing and have always harbored this desire to one day create my own beautiful space.

Over time the dream has grown in to something more, something bigger. White Spark Photography is a huge part of my life now, so the dream is well on its way. 

I’ll be updating here my dream business plan (with some help from Jessica) as well as our first real photography jobs.  There are so many things that I’m into that I hope you’re looking forward to the rambles because there are going to be a few. 

Lots of love