Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

I have to admit, there have been very few pleasant surprises during this wild ride of wedding planning, particularly when it comes to the cost.  Most unexpected discoveries have been along the lines of

"Oh, crap/dangit/fudge/other stronger expletive that I'm too chicken to use on Weddingbee, that event insurance I thought cost $50 is actually $350."


"We need to rent a golf cart so our guests can use the bathroom? And that costs how much?"


"After adding up the cost of decorating my OOT bags, I realize that it was officially double what I budgeted."

So you can truly understand my delight when I received an email from our bananas-cool photog (Kelly Griffin of Closed Circle Photography) in response to my inquiry about hiring a second shooter for the day.  In the email, she said that if we decide to book the second shooter, she would include all the trimmings for a photobooth setup, include a backdrop, lights and a manned camera station!!

Excuse me while I do a little spastic happy dance...

A photobooth was one of those things I really wanted to have at our wedding but crossed it off the list way back when due to budget constraints.  I know many creative Bee's have gone the Fauxto-booth route but I am not techno-savvy enough to pull that off, nor did I have any of the equipment necessart.

But now the wedding gods are clearly smiling upon me by dropping this delightful surprise into my lap on a day where I was starting to despair that the wedding might actually be the cause of my untimely death due to my brain imploding.  But no, I have been pulled back from the deep abyss by the promise of funny, awesome photos like these:

Can I just get a hoo-rah for a photobooth?!?!? I'm so excited, I was literally smiling about this for the rest of the day.  Is that sad? On second thought, don't answer that question.  Anyways, I have officially jumped on the photo booth train and I am pumped!

Did you have any pleasant planning surprises?


  1. SWEET! Yeah... those surprises sure make all the obstacles and bad things seem not as bad :] HOORAY!!