by: Lauren
How to Become Part of the Blogosphere via TheELD.com

My mind was wandering today as I periodically checked my Google Reader and I remembered how at first, I had no idea how blogs worked. I had no clue that I could know when a blog was updated!

So, I decided to share how to follow blogs with you all!

As I’m sure you’ve gathered from past posts, I believe blogs are an AMAZING resource for not only weddings, but everything under the sun you can imagine. I’ve found sales at stores, home goods, gadgets, and recent news through blogs. It is unbelievable how you are able to be connected to other people in throughout the world and even form “bonds” with those people.

The first blog I started following was Style Me Pretty. All I did was type in the web address every day and proceed to scroll through the new posts. But then, I started to find other blogs through those SMP posts. And then even more blogs! And I wanted to be able to look at them all, but my Favorites folder was getting SO full!

Then my wonderful best friend and blog veteran told me I could follow the blogs! So I signed up for Google Reader, which easily linked up with my existing Google username.

I now have SO many blogs that I follow and I add more every day-I’m not kidding. But I’m able to see an array of different weddings, photographers’ posts, ideas, dresses, invitations, and designs, and that’s only wedding related!

Here are some blogs that I follow that I would feel incomplete without:

Here are some blog following programs available for your use:

So go ahead and become part of the “Blogosphere”. Sign up for a blog following program and start adding your favorite blogs. Look for the “RSS Feed” link, “Subscribe”, or the RSS icon (found at the top of the post) to add a blog’s feed. Good luck with starting to fill your screen (and head) with up-to-date blog posts!

Happy following!



by: Lauren

You may have already seen this, as it’s been circulating the web for a few days, but I just had to share it!

One of the most enjoyable, lighthearted and sweet things I’ve ever seen! Amazing!

Enjoy!



by: Lauren
Chad Pilster of Pilster Photography (who I came into contact with via Twitter) sent over these GORGEOUS photos of a recent wedding. I fell in love with these pictures-they are absolutely breathtaking! The bride and groom photographed exquisitely, but most of all, Chad gave such an amazing glimpse into the wedding day. Exactly how photography should be, right?

These are the details from Chad:
Bryan and Sara during their wedding on Saturday, June 6, 2009, in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The wedding was at Our Lady Star of the Sea catholic church and the reception was at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa.

Real Wedding: Pilster Photography via TheELD.com

Real Wedding: Pilster Photography via TheELD.com
Real Wedding: Pilster Photography via TheELD.com
Oh those dresses are indeed hot…I know the exact feeling.
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Real Wedding: Pilster Photography via TheELD.com
Real Wedding: Pilster Photography via TheELD.com
Real Wedding: Pilster Photography via TheELD.com
Real Wedding: Pilster Photography via TheELD.com
Real Wedding: Pilster Photography via TheELD.com

Real Wedding: Pilster Photography via TheELD.com

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And my absolute favorite…

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Chad did such a great job catching the emotions of the bride and groom, as well as the complete vibe of the wedding! It’s so amazing to have photographs like these that emit feelings and tell the story
of the event so beautifully.

Vendors:
DJ who rocks all night long – High Fidelity DJ
Amazing venue and awesome catering – Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Church – Our Lady Star of the Sea
Florist – Celebrations, Flowers, Balloons and Gifts
Dress – Anne Barge
Photography- Pilster Photography
Second Shooter – Rob Cunningham
Special Thanks to Chad’s assistant – James Shaffer



by: Lauren

Thank you all for your input on what photo I should include with my Thank You notes!

Since I couldn’t pick just one, I decided to make a collage of my favorite photos to send out!

It’s going to be somewhat small, but all the pictures are clearly visible. I can even pick out specific people in the group shot. I wanted everyone to see it since you were all a part of my decision to make it! Thanks again!

Thanks for the help! via TheELD.com