Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Capture the Moment with Fable Photo and Video

You've spent months maybe even years planning, your have scoured countless websites, made hundreds and even thousands of dollars in purchases, and if you are a DIY bride-to-be you have spent many late nights making your own wedding items so when it comes to capturing the moment of one of the most important days of your life you don't want to falter when it comes to choosing your wedding photographer!!

Fable Photo and Video is an elite wedding photography firm, they provide photography services throughout Arizona but are specifically based in Phoenix... They were even one of the Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Winners in 2012 and 2013, you can check out their reviews HERE!

Brett and Sandi are the owners and lead photographers of Fable Photo and Video
along with Jaime, Jennifer, and Randy as associate photographers.

You can receive a full pricing list from Fable Photo and Video when you send them an email requesting pricing information but here is an idea of what each package includes!

          Associate Photography Packages Include:
  • Photography by one or more of our experienced associates
  • Full-time customer service  (handled by Brett & Sandi)
  • Wedding Timeline / Photography planning service  (handled by Brett & Sandi)
  • Retouching / Editing on all photos  (handled by Brett & Sandi)
  • High-Res Photos on disc with rights to print
  • Online Gallery for viewing by family & friends with ability to download pictures and order prints & canvases
  • Album design with online client review & proofing process before printing  (handled by Brett & Sandi - albums not included in all packages)

     Photography Packages with Brett & Sandi Include:
  • Photography by Brett & Sandi (owners)
  • Fulltime customer service
  • Wedding Timeline / Photography planning service
  • Portable battery powered Studio Lighting on location
  • Retouching / Editing on all photos
  • High-Res Photos on disc with rights to print
  • Online Gallery for viewing by family & friends with ability to download pictures and order professional prints & canvases
  • Album design and with online client review & proofing process before printing (albums not included in all packages)
Other Photography Packages with Albums, Engagement Sessions and Extras are available
         All Videography Packages Include:
  • Videography by Brett & Sandi (owners)
  • All video will be filmed using HD cameras
  • Professional editing with full chapter selection delivered on Blu-Ray or DVD
  • Ceremony shot using four separate sound sources including two wireless mic’s and two open air mic’s for optimal audio
  • Use of mini portable jib crane to put one camera up high over peoples heads for an unobstructed shot regardless of location
  • All copies will be delivered in hard cases with color covers
          Combination Photography/Videography/Photo Wall Packages:
  • Requires additional assistants.  We always have four people for combination packages and require two photographers at events where combination of services are used.

You can even add a professional Photo Booth to your wedding!!! Fable Photo and Video's Photo Booth is more like a professional photography studio than it is a photo booth. They use a portable backdrop, studio lighting and a professional camera operated by a real person. This is a central attraction of any wedding or event attracting everyone's attention. It's not a little box that fits only one or two people at a time.  It’s an open backdrop which can fit large groups at one time. With onsite photo printing for guests, props, and delivered to you in a memorable photo montage set to music, it will be a highlight of the evening and a fun filled memory after your event.

Fable Photo and Video doesn't stop with just weddings they also offer photo and video services for Engagements, Boudoir, Maternity, Baby, Family, and even Corporate events!

Monday, May 20, 2013

How Many DJ's Write Wedding Planning Books?

 ... possibly just one! Bill Cox has worked 2,500+ weddings as a wedding DJ in Houston, Texas and he has worked alongside Janie Franz to create two of the most comprehensive wedding planning books available to brides-to-be; Bill and Janie put every tip, trick, and trade secret they could into these two books.

Reader Review:

"This is one of the must-have books for anyone planning a wedding ceremony. Many brides might feel that they know what they are doing or have sisters, aunts, friends that swear they know everything; I was one of those brides before I read this book. As someone who has a lot of history in this business, (a wedding DJ who has attended 2,500 events), this author has really opened my eyes to many things that I would have never thought about. This author has experience with wedding ceremonies of all types and offers simple guidance and wonderful advice. I highly recommend reading this book or gifting it to someone who is preparing to get married."


The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book and The Ultimate Wedding Reception Book have become consumer favorites when it comes to learning more about weddings, and what to expect on the special day. Bill, believes that his books shed light on what has become over two-thousand wedding experiences. As one of the only publishing DJ’s, Bill has compiled the two books with every tip, trick and trade secret that he and Janie have come across through their careers. More often than not, many people chose to ignore the advice of professionals and instead listen to the uninformed friend, cousin, or co-worker. These two book publications provide a comprehensive resource for people who are planning a wedding, and want to get both the reception and ceremony spot on and perfect!

You can purchase these books digitally for less than $4 to help you get started with planning your wedding or purchase a paper copy to give as a gift to the bride-to-be in your life! To purchase these books or to contact Bill click HERE!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Wedding Quickie! - DIY Wedding Shoe Embellishment

This new Wedding Quickie series is for busy DIY brides-to-be who only have a few minutes in between all the errands you have to run, paperwork piled on your desk waiting to be filed, kids screaming in the background fighting over who gets the last bowl of cereal, or the bride-to-be that has ADD tendencies like me and gets easily distracted by another task before finishing the first, second, or fifth one...

DIY Wedding Shoe Embelishment

Watch these videos and click on the pictures for how-tos and inspiration, have fun customizing your wedding shoes!

Don't want to make your own... get them in these Etsy Shops!

Wedding Flowers from Around the World...

No matter where you plan to get married you will likely have flowers as a part of your wedding decor so here are some wedding flowers from around the world... check out some of the best places find the perfect wedding flowers!


(Canadian Wide)

(Canadian Wide)

(Canadian Wide)

(Toronto, Ontario & Surrounding Area)

(Wolfville, Nova Scotia - Ethical/Fair Trade Florist)

(Coquitlam, British Columbia)

Learn more about fair trade flowers HERE & HERE!

Also don't forget to check out your local farmer's markets for local fresh cut flowers! If you are DIYing almost everything for your wedding like I did don't stop at bouquets... make them yourself with market flowers!


(U.S. Wide)

(U.S. Wide)

(Red Hook, New York)

(Portland, Oregon) 

(California - Fresh & Local)

Don't forget local farmer's markets!


(The Most Comprehensive Florist Network in Europe!)

(Nation Wide in Australia)


(South Africa)


(South America)

Remember if you really want to submerse yourself in planning a DIY wedding you can grow your own flowers in your garden and make freshly picked hand tied bouquets for yourself and your bridesmaids along with fresh petals for the flower girl to toss down the aisle :)