February 10, 2011

I’m getting married!


After six years of dating, Ben and I have decided to get married. Yay!

We made the decision and talked to our families around the new year. But we thought it’d be funny if we didn't announce our engagement to our friends — and instead surprised to them with the news when they received the wedding invitations in the mail.

Are we the first people ever to do this? Is it considered bad manners?

We had second thoughts many times over. Sometimes it was just downright difficult not to blurt out the good news. But we finally mailed out the invites last week, so now everything’s out in the open!

Obviously, I’m really excited about this! Considering my job, this puts me in a really interesting position. As a 24-year-old wedding photographer, I’ve probably been to more weddings than most people my age. And I think about weddings all the time — it’s how I make my living. But planning for my own is a whole other beast.

Since many readers of this blog are future brides, I figured I’d detail my own experiences as a client. Hopefully my grand ideas and huge mistakes will help other Brooklyn brides find great deals on locally sourced wedding rings, food, and even photography!

I’ll be posting here, on facebook and on twitter. Please follow if you’d like! This is a really exciting time and I hope to hear all your feedback and ideas!


  1. YAY! I'm so excited for you!

    As a receiver of an invitation, I thought the "surprise" idea was fantastic. TOTALLY fun, and in no way rude! If and when I get married, that's just how I'm going to do it, too.

    so, I've gotta ask: who's going to shoot YOUR wedding?! :)

  2. hooray, thank you! and great question, hopefully you are! stay tuned for further posts.


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