Warning: some of this language is not safe for work. Mom and Dad, you’re not going to want to watch this.
Warning: some of this language is not safe for work. Mom and Dad, you’re not going to want to watch this.
Just some perspective. Angie Bird has filmed a powerful video that is a spin on Jimmy Kimmel’s celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves. However, instead of using celebrities, she had homeless people reading mean tweets about homeless people as a way to raise more awareness. Instead of taking a few seconds to put others down, we should be spending those minutes helping those in need.
We are doing this so last minute! I didn’t think that I was going to have one for today and for a split second even thought that I could just hold it off until next Monday, but then I thought… I have 33 more minutes left and I don’t want to disappoint. I was first drawn to this wedding because of Amanda’s stunning wedding dress from Basix Black Label purchased at Lovely Bride. The details, the long sleeves, and the beading – it’s all a romantic’s dream. Her and Sean seem like a very classic couple and the New York backdrop was a no brainer selection for them. Usually when I’m scrolling through all the pictures of a wedding that I can’t wait to see more of, I usually hold my breath hoping that there’s a wedding video at the end waiting for me. Sure enough, there was. Sean’s daughter intro’ed the video with a touching speech followed by the bride and groom sharing vows and footage of the flawless couple.
I love that Amanda wore her hair up for the ceremony and photos and down for the reception. It’s perfect.
To view the rest of the feature on Green Wedding Shoes, click here!
– Commentary for the best interview ever from Kendall and Kylie Jenner [Defamer]
– What you should know before doing your first cycling class (what I wish I had known!) [Refinery29]
– Lauren Conrad removes fat-shaming words from her website and replaces them with words we should be using instead [TIME]
– Everything You Think You Know About Love Is Wrong by Aziz Ansari [TIME]
– Sony Music CEO confirms Apple launching their streaming service today [The Fader]
Every time I see a wedding video that is 14 minutes – even 10 minutes long – I get a little bit nervous. I think to myself, this could either be really really good or bad and if it’s bad, I’ll know so within 45 seconds. Luckily for all of us, the bad never came and I found myself feeling more and more drawn in with every minute. When it ended, I was surprised that it was 14 minutes long because it definitely didn’t feel like it. Wow, Nina and Charlie are one incredible couple. From their impeccable style, their heartfelt vows to each other, and the overall look and feel of the wedding… – we loved everything that we saw. This is one of those wedding videos where you watch it and you say to yourself, “I hope my wedding is something like this.” This venue is actually a dream venue that I would love to have if I chose to have my wedding indoors. I really like that the space is versatile, clean, and spacious and everything can just happen all in one place. No one wants to be driving back and forth from location to location on their wedding day – guests included.
To view the entire feature, click here to visit Green Wedding Shoes!
I’m going to let you all in on a really nerdy secret of mine. I totally have a thing for magic tricks. Don’t get it twisted – I don’t find David Blaine attractive or other magicians, but if you can do magic tricks – I will watch you for hours. I was completely captivated by this video of Doug McKenzie though who has now started to incorporate technology and personal belongings like our phones into his latest tricks.
Wow, watching this was so powerful to me. Jemima does such a great job for her character on “Girls” and the Pro-Choice / Pro-Life arguement is something that I’ve been fascinated with ever since I was in school so it was enlightening to hear her share her story.
– The summer music festival economy explained. [Vox]
– Ellen Pao announces that Reddit will no long allow for negotiation in salaries during the hiring process. [Salon]
– After 3 years of dating, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have decided to go on a break. [People]
– Karlie Kloss encourages young girls to code! Yeah! [Fashionista]
– Surprised babies are more curious and eager to learn. [GOOD]
Well, this is not how we wanted to start out the year. Don’t worry, this is not going to move to Tuesdays. I really love having Wedding Mondays because even when I was in college, I always thought that it was the best way to kick off the week. For some reason though, it is hard for me to remember to write this post Sunday night/Monday morning before work. We’ve gotta get better at this!
Though sometimes lengthy, I’ll admit that I really love reading and/or hearing the stories of how couples met. No story is ever the same and while I know some couples might not say it, it’s important to remember that no couple is ever perfect. It can be so easy to get carried away with all of these wedding videos. I know I have many times. But personally, I’m not doing myself any favors when I believe that love is something so perfect. We see what we want to see and that’s why these wedding videos come out so perfectly. Sorry, is that depressing/upsetting? We’re just trying to be real here :)
Real talk though – I love this video mostly for the wedding reception. It is absolutely stunning and while it may be a little too fancy schmancy for taste, I still kind of like it. To view the rest of the wedding feature on Style Me Pretty, click here.
Happy winter wedding Mondays y’all! I swear, someone I know has been getting engaged every day since I’ve been home. Aww holiday loveeee. Can always count on Facebook to rub that in to all us single folk!
I actually just watched this video for the first time the other day and loved the whole summer camp vibe of it. The bride and the groom looked so cute together. I love how it looks like they pulled this wedding together without a whole lot of frills and a whole lot of simplicity. Even though I didn’t see the breakdown, it looks like was a real friend and family affair – which is always the best kind – to have the ones closest in your circle helping you out on your big day.
Knowing what I know about how this year has been going for Yow Yow! I was a little bit nervous as to which posts would reach the top. It’s been a slow year, but it hasn’t been all that quiet. We’ve had a lot of fun with the blog and we’re going to continue doing so in the next year as well!
With that, here are our top 10 posts from the year 2014:
Oh my gosh you guys, Ashley (Greek) and Gareth (The Walking Dead and also from Greek) got married last night and their photos are amazing. I know I’ve always said that Seth and Summer were alway my favorite tv and real-life couple, but they just couldn’t last. It’s something that Amber and Andrew managed to do and I’m pretty overjoyed (from someone that doesn’t know them at all) that they’ve decided to make things official by becoming husband and wife. I had a really unhealthy addiction to watching Greek on ABC Family.
The two were married on Friday night at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles.
“I could not imagine a better send-off into the rest of our lives together. Amber was beaming all night,” West, 31, tells PEOPLE. “We were surrounded by so much love.”
Adds Stevens, “It was the most magical night of my life. I wish I could rewind and play it again, but I’m so looking forward to our future together.”
The two met on the set of ABC Family’s “Greek” when Andrew was selected to be Amber’s boyfriend:
“He came in to play my boyfriend on the show. We were introduced by the casting director, and I remember I went back to the hair and makeup room immediately and started Googling him. I was like, ‘Well, that guy was cute!’ ” Stevens, 28, said on Conan in June.
Amber walked down the aisle in a gorgeous CB Couture gown while Andrew donned a J. Crew tux.
Throwback to the time I blogged about their engagment here.
There once was a time when we would just have a queue of videos to use for Wedding Mondays and I would be overly excited to be sharing another video with everyone every single week. The feelings haven’t changed. I still love the series and what we’re trying to do every week – but I’ll be honest, the wedding videos aren’t coming as often as they should be or as often as I used to promise. In watching so many of these, there’s a part of me that has become highly critical of what I’m seeing, but it’s important for me to remind myself and even all of you that these videos mean so much more than what we’re seeing. A wedding video captures just a small part of a couple’s relationship and leaves out a couple’s love that we don’t see beyond that video. So yes, we’ve watched quite a few tragic videos in our day, but and even though this is obvious and may not be worth mentioning – every couple’s story is the most beautiful part about a wedding day. Not a video.
With that, I’m happy to share a video that I discovered actually a while back – two months back actually! Becky and Mark are merging two cultures with their wedding day. Their rooftop wedding is absolutly gorgeous and one that I’m sure many people can only dream of. I love how this video provides a background on celebrating their two cultures and bringing them together as one. They did a really great job with this one!
To view the rest of the photographs from this LA wedding, click here.
I’ve never eaten at a Michelin-starred restaurant before and to be honest, before I even moved here, I didn’t even know that Seattle had Michelin-starred restaurants at all. (I still don’t know.) In Seattle, I just knew what was good and what I liked which was all that really mattered to me. It wasn’t until I moved to the Bay that I started learning that a restaurant with a Michelin-starred rating was kind of a big deal and that I had a co-worker who just happens to frequent them pretty often. I came across this video today of Joseph Johnson explaining the challenges that he faces working in one of these restaurants in Los Angeles and found it to be fascinating.
We had a very lazy Saturday last weekend and while we only had planned to watch one movie, we ended up watching two documentaries back to back. Blackfish is a documentary that I had been wanting to watch for a long time. I still remember when it first came out and/or was released to Netflix and that’s all anyone was talking about on my newsfeed. I’m not sure why I didn’t take the opportunity to watch it then. It’s probably because I knew that it would always be there when I was ready to watch it. And boy, do you have to be ready to watch something like this.
I had been to Sea World once as a kid and didn’t think too much of it back then. I felt like it was a zoo with just a ton of water which is essentially what it is. However, watching this film, I felt a little bit scared for not only the orca whales, but also the humans that are constantly at risk when they are working with them. As a spectator at Sea World, you never really view it that way. Watching this was pretty depressing and afterwards, I felt like it took a lot out of me even though it was informative. We made sure that the next documentary we watched was kind of the opposite of this.
One of my brother’s best friends worked on this film last year as an editor and while this may seem biased – I actually think it is one of the best editing jobs I’ve ever seen. I’m such a sucker when it comes to kids and I knew I was planning on watching this documentary for a long time, but someone else needed a little bit more convincing. “I don’t really want to watch a movie about golf” “I don’t know anything about it.” But really, we’re not watching the film because we like golf or know anything about it. We’re watching it because these kids are amazingly talented and also because of the relationships they have with their parents. It’s pretty interesting to observe. While I’ve never been much of an athlete or a competitive person, I felt like I related with Amari who is a 7-year old in this movie who constantly beats herself up when she makes a mistake. I might not like competing with others, but I definitely can relate to competing with myself and know that feeling all too well. She’s also got the most sass out of all these kids, but really all of them are pretty great.