Category Archives: J Huffman Photography

Best Wedding Blogs: Companion to Wedding Myths Podcast #3

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If you’ve checked out my third “The Five Biggest Wedding Myths” podcast, then you’ve probably come here to get direct links to the websites I mentioned in the episode.  The third wedding Myth we discussed is “The Internet Has All the Answers” – i.e., couples may mistakenly believe they can seamlessly plan their entire wedding based on advice and tips online.  While there are tons of great info out there, that’s exactly the problem – there’s TONS of it, too much to wade through, and some of it is conflicting.

The interwebs can be handy when it comes to your wedding - like for sharing your memories on social media! Photo by J.Huffman Photography

The interwebs can be handy when it comes to your wedding – like for sharing your memories on social media! Photo by J.Huffman Photography

The podcast (and the book) illuminate how to interpret all the information you will come across with a discerning eye.  For additional doses of top notch tips, tongue-in-cheek humor, and stylish yet budget-friendly advice, I recommend these sites:

The Budget Savvy Bride

The Productive Bride

Offbeat Bride – I Thee Dread

There is one link in particular under “I Thee Dread” that really sums up one of the dangers of wedding planning:  Overthinking.  Sometimes couples dwell on a small, itty bitty detail that may not even effect the wedding day itself, and I urge them not to overthink things.  This post definitely helps adjust perspective when drowning under all the wedding details!  Remember – the most important thing is to enjoy the day to its fullest.  Keep things in perspective, so you can actually have fun and enjoy the planning process!

Real Wedding: Party Animals at SmogShoppe

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When great ideas and great execution collide, you have the definition of successful event design.  We love taking our clients’ ideas and transforming them to tangible decor that has a purpose at their event.  In this case, for Hayley and Nick’s wedding, they wanted to implement the fabulous “Party Animal” theme with bright colors, flamingo figurines, and the playful shape of the king protea.  We created fun and stylish centerpieces, had a spray paint ‘clinic’ on how to class up the flamingos with an ivory and gold sheen, and weighed in on the selection of chic table runners from Luxe Linens.  The couple’s details – animal masks, menu and signage design, perfectly painted mini animals, and a station for advice givers – were so clever. Together we worked to create a cohesive design for a wedding that truly was a party!

Vendors and Venues:

Ceremony: St. Timothy’s

Venue: SmogShoppe

Photography – the awesome J Huffman Photography

Videography – George Street

Catering – Huntington Catering Company

Reception Music – DJ Swon from Red Shoe LA

Cocktail Hour Music – Jenny Luna and Alex Logan

Florals – No Worries