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Wedding Mondays

Happy Happy Wedding Mondays! The more time I spend sifting through wedding videos, the harder it becomes to select ones that feel just right for Yow Yow! I’ve started to get a little bit picky. I root for the videos where both the bride and the groom are speaking, if the groom starts crying, if there’s a really good song accompanying the video, or if there’s a fantastic dance party. The thing is, wedding videos can’t incorporate every single aspect that I love. While those elaborate videos are the ones that tug at our heart strings, it’s the ones that are short and sweet that still manage to suck us in. For Marisa and Chris, I loved the vintage vibe and especially Penny & the Quarters – “You and Me.” It’s a classic wedding video song. Hope you enjoy!


Here is the accompanying wedding post by Ruffled. Thanks for transporting us to Long Island!

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Wedding Mondays

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a lovely and well-rested weekend. I’m really excited to be sharing Mimi and Allen’s wedding with all of you this morning. It was a pretty special discovery earlier this week and I love it for more than just one reason.

First off: the song. Mutual Benefit – Advanced Falconry is one of my favorites from this year.

Secondly, that dress. Have you ever seen anything more magnificent?

Thirdly, they had their first look on a carousel.

*mic drop*

That’s it! You don’t need another reason to love this wedding video because that about sums it up.

And as I’ve been promising, here is the full feature on Green Wedding Shoes. The pictures are stunning.

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Wedding Mondays

Having Ashley next to me watching wedding videos to see which one would make the cut for Wedding Mondays isn’t anything I’ve ever done with another person. It was interesting for us to collaborate and decide what makes a good video. Sometimes we have similarities and sometimes differences. Before we watched this video, we thought that it would be okay, but not that we would love it. We ended up loving it. The details were so on point. The couple just extremely beautiful in every way. We both are so excited to share this video with you all and Jennie – if you thought you loved last weeks, you’re going to love this one.

Here is the entire post by Green Wedding Shoes! Congrats Lauren and Kyle!

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Wedding Mondays

Good evening everyone! Kevin said that I was sluffing on Wedding Mondays today just because he didn’t have one waiting for him this morning. I forget a lot of little things, but I never forget what is supposed to happen on Mondays. We’ve been a little bit behind on the blog for the past couple of days, but I’ve been away! I just spent the second part of my birthday celebration in San Diego and because I was there, I had Ashley (another Wedding Mondays follower) by my side to help me pick out the next two videos (this ones and next Monday’s) Wedding Mondays video. I’m a huge sucker for long relationships and when I heard that this one spanned seven years, my heart was a flutter. The commentary and speeches from friends and family were so sweet and enough to make the cut for this week.


Enjoy! Here’s the rest of the post at Style Me Pretty.

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Wedding Mondays

Happy Wedding Mondays!

I’m more than a little late today, but that’s partially because I was celebrating my birthday! To make up for lost time, I decided to give you an extra long wedding video today, but don’t worry – it’s worth every second of your time. With that said, I’m going to make this pretty short, but enjoy the video and the super cute post here at Green Wedding Shoes!


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Wedding Mondays

Happy Monday morning, everyone! We’re creeping up on what will be a very busy next couple of weeks, but I couldn’t be more excited. I’m thrilled to be celebrating my birthday in a new home this year, taking my first ever vacation in a job, and going on a trip with the people I enjoy working with everyday! It’s an exciting time to turn 24. I’m actually also very excited that the video I’m sharing with you today is kind of like a part of my life going full circle. Normally, I would prefer a wedding video, but this time we’re doing a slow-motion photo booth. It’s one of the better ones I’ve seen because I think I’d like to be friend with every single person featured in it AND even more importantly the wedding take places in Seattle and features USnaps – another vendor that I have worked with previously in my college days. The slow motion photo booth was done by another company, but that’s okay – USnaps was still there to provide the instant snapshot.

And here’s the Style Me Pretty featured post here.

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Vintage Photos of SF Vacationers

[The Bold Italic]

If there’s one thing that I miss the most out of my childhood, it would probably be the number of vacations my family took together. When you’re a kid, you absolutely love spending time with your family. You can’t get enough of it. Even fighting with your older sibling is like – awesome because you realize that you’re having some kind of interaction with them and it’s better than nothing at all. The trips to Disney Land (Whoa – I almost write Disney Island) Hawaii, Canada, and California – I’ve never forgotten those. I’ll never forget posing in front of tourist spots and looking kind of geeky. Now when we see that as adults, we laugh to ourselves because we recognize that people are tourists, but as kids you just don’t care. I came across this post from The Bold Italic recently and I knew I wanted to post it. I wasn’t sure what I would say at the time, but I knew that it had resonated pretty strongly with me.

I must confess, I do miss my family having now been away and calling another city my home.

To view the rest of the post, click here.

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First Kiss by Tatia Pilieva

I generally try to ignore viral links passed around on Facebook by my Facebook friends because they’re things that don’t interest me and to put it simply, I think some people like to make a big deal out of nothing. I saw the “First Kiss” video yesterday appear on my newsfeed several times.

“This is so beautiful.”

“Ugh beautiful”


^were just a few of the comments I saw on the thread. WHAT? Am I a bad person for not feeling anything at all? I mean, I’m a huge romantic at heart and you would think that this kind of thing would hit me hard. Hello, Wedding Mondays, anyone? But I watched it and I mean I REALLY watched this – maybe I was trying too hard? and I didn’t see it.

Here’s where I think people felt their heart strings were being tugged at -

  • Awkwardness – it’s relatable. We’ve all been there. We know what it was like to kiss someone new for the first time and it’s somewhat endearing to watch.
  • Black and White - it’s really very pretty, isn’t it?
  • Soft Music - Whoa, what is this light-hearted tune I’m hearing? I’ve never heard anything like this before on the radio?
  • Romantic Comedy Syndrome – Yeah, it feels like we’re watching one.

Last question – why is everyone featured in this so attractive? Is this real life? After watching this, are people going to have some sort of expectation about this and kissing strangers? I’ve got a lot of questions – was there a medical examination done after selecting the strangers?

What does everyone else think about this video?

To be continued…


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Wedding Mondays

It was recently brought to my attention that my brother’s friends are pretty entertained with our Yow Yow! series “Wedding Mondays.” In a word, I am flattered. Some of our series have kind of fell off the wagon like “Take Me There,” but I am fully committed to Mondays and sharing some of the best wedding videos with all of you. On a side note, I recently became exhausted with “Take Me There” because I was tired of trying to discover new places that I wanted to go to. Right now, I’m perfectly content with where I am.

Wedding Mondays is really near and dear to my heart and it’s fantastic to know that people are looking forward to it! I actually love watching these videos and making sure they are good enough to post on Yow Yow!

The one featured today is not like anything we’ve seen before. I know I’ve thrown that out a few times, but…seriously. The style of filming is all different. The transitions are on point. And additionally – good lord, that dress and the most attractive couple ever! Happy Monday everyone! It certainly feels like summer already here in the Bay – apparently we skipped spring.

And here’s the accompanying post on Style Me Pretty!

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Wedding Mondays

Happy Wedding Mondays and almost slightly more importantly – happy March! It’s my birthday month and this year I’m celebrating it in my new home. I’m also jetting off to San Diego to celebrate with my best friend. As always, the birthday never really does stay contained for one day. I used to have a handful wedding videos in my queue ready for whenever Monday came around, but I’m not sure if the popularity of wedding videos has diminished or if my favorite blogs just are featuring them less. I somehow always manage to find one just the night before. I know Ashley and Jennie wouldn’t be too pleased with me if I had skimped out on a Monday.

The video above from Veronica and Shawn’s wedding is an absolute dream. When  I first saw that it was 9 minutes, I was hesitant. Ain’t nobody got time for that! To my surprise, I ended up watching the entire thing from start to finish. Worth it. The first half was split up into the “getting ready” and the ceremony while the last half was the entire dance party. Whenever I give advice about weddings, I usually tell people that you could do away without a photographer for the dance party. Why? Because people don’t tend to look so hot when they are in motion and dancing. Overall, it just makes for an unflattering photograph. I do, however, support videographers at the dance party. This is, by far, the best example. Look at how much fun everyone is having. Don’t you want to BE at this weeding? Don’t you want these guests to be your friends? The answer is just “yes” to all of those questions.

Here is the post from Green Wedding Shoes – Enjoy!

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Wedding Mondays

Happy Monday morning everyone! It’s supposed to be around 73 degrees today and it’s still February. You would never see anything like this in Seattle. It’s pretty nice to be able to start your morning off with a sunny day…and a Wedding Monday. Earlier this week, I received a “Save the Date” from Natalie’s wedding in September so that put me on a wedding high all week long.

I’m so excited to share with you this gorgeous Washington wedding today from Kristy and Kelly. In the past, we’ve showcased Washington weddings taking place right in the city of Seattle, but I think it’s important to highlight all aspects of my home. In addition to having a major city, we’re also known for our outdoors – lush greens, woods for days, etc. Along with this video, we’ve also got the feature from Green Wedding Shoes.

Enjoy and have a wonderful week!

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Bay Area Girl Scout Wins At Selling Cookies

A young Girl Scout made headlines yesterday when it was discovered that she had set up shop right outside the Green Cross medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. 13-year-old Danielle Lei sold 117 boxes in one day because of her genius idea! Do we have a future entrepreneur on our hands? Looks like she’s in the right place!

Danielle’s mom, Carol Lei, tells Mashable that she usually has Danielle and her sister, who is also a Girl Scout, “set up shop at various points around San Francisco so they can learn about different environments while earning some cash. Plus, she figured this might be a good way to start a conversation about drugs and how some people use marijuana as medicine while others just get high.”

“They learn that they’re not drugged out,” Lei said, according to the East Bay ExpressLegalization Nation blog, which says it reports on “California cannabis culture.” “Many have serious needs, and are just a little different.”


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Wedding Mondays

Happy Wedding Mondays everyone!

I am thrilled to share this wedding today from Ann-Marie and John. The wedding highlights plenty of non-traditional aspects which I love from the blush pink wedding dress  to the photos taken before the ceremony. I’m also a huge fan of the decorations they’ve created for this special event – paper goods that I think were done by Ann-Marie herself. It can be tricky when you decide to DIY your entire wedding, but with a solid theme and a realistic vision, I think it can be executed perfectly.

This looks like a wedding that I would love to attend. For more highlights and gorgeous photos, click here for the feature on Green Wedding Shoes.

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Wedding Mondays

It’s pretty tough to keep up with Wedding Mondays y’all. If the wedding blogs that I frequently read aren’t showcasing any videos for me to become obsessed with at the time, the queue for Wedding Mondays becomes very very small. I’m down to my last one, right now! But that just means I have to do a little bit more searching. This video is perfect for today especially since I’ve been a little homesick for Seattle. I love Danielle and Jonathan’s ceremony in Post Alley at Pike Place Market! The entire look and feel of their wedding seems very personal and while I don’t know them at all – probably is true for their personalities as well.

Also, look at that crowd! How fun would it be to witness something like that as a tourist?

If you thought the video was amazing, take a look at their photos here on their feature at Green Wedding Shoes.

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Wedding Mondays

I hope you didn’t think that I was going to forget Wedding Mondays! It may have been Super Bowl weekend and last night may have been just a little bit more than crazy, but Wedding Mondays are considered hi-pri on Yow Yow! (except for that one time that we were a day late.) I remember seeing this wedding for the first time not that long ago on Style Me Pretty and having a few thoughts run through my mind:

1) How pretty is Elizabeth’s dress?! In fact, her entire wedding look is swoon-worthy.

2) I never thought to get married on a bridge, but seeing this is becoming appealing to me.

3) Florence was a good choice for the soundtrack to this.

4) I am in love with their reception venue. It has such character and is so intimate for their group.

Enjoy the rest of the post here at Style Me Pretty!

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