Monday, November 6, 2017

Photo Booth Fun!

I clearly can't say enough good things about Laura Ann Miller Photography, because I'm about to rave about her again. Laura offers a photo booth option with her packages, and I really LOVE photo booths, so it was an easy decision to book it for our wedding. Laura's team set up the photo booth and had it open during our cocktail hour and after dinner. It was such a big hit with our guests!

A few favorites from the photo booth at our wedding:

Friday, November 3, 2017

Our Wedding Video

When I first started wedding planning, I had no intentions of hiring someone to film our day. I knew that it was a popular wedding trend to have a videographer, but everything was so expensive already, and it seemed like an unnecessary expense. After all, wasn't that what we were paying our photographer for? To capture those special moments? 

Fast forward to a couple months before the wedding and our photographer, Laura Ann Miller, announced that they were now offering a cinema package to all of their clients. This made me rethink everything when it came to hiring someone to film our day. Laura and her team were already going to be at the wedding so it made sense to have them go ahead and just film the day, too, right? Ultimately, I decided it was worth the extra funds and booked their cinema package. And that was the best decision I have ever made.

Our highlight video is absolutely perfect. Laura's husband, Dominic, did such an unbelievable job of capturing all of the special moments. I cannot wait to get the rest of the footage back because I know it is going to be something we cherish for the rest of our lives. 


Emily Ann

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Oktoberfest - Hermann, MO

A couple weekends ago, Michael and I joined our pals at the winery to celebrate one of his friend's mom's 50th birthday. We hopped on a bus around 10:30 in the morning and sipped mimosa's (beer for Michael) as we headed to Hermann, MO. We planned to stop at a couple different wineries, but we had so much fun at OakGlenn Winery that stayed until closing time!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MO Cowbell 5K

Back in January, I made a goal to run at least 3 races in 2017. As of the end of September, I had completed exactly zero percent of that goal. Luckily one of my girlfriends came to me wanting to run her first 5K at the beginning of October and I eagerly signed up with her two weeks before the race. Not only did I need to work on my goal, but it was a great way to kick off our wedding week!

I haven't really been running a whole lot this year, but I have been working out regularly. I joined Rhino Hybrid back in the spring and have stayed pretty dedicated to their small group, survival cycle, and title boxing classes ever since. My girlfriend who ran the 5K with me has also been going to the classes, but has never really ran in her life. Our goal was to run the first mile and then walk whenever we needed to after that. To our surprise, we both had no problem running the entire 3.1 miles! I was so proud of her for not only completing her first 5K but for running the entire thing with little preparation. Guess those fitness classes are doing their job!

We signed up for a 10K trail race this weekend. Once again, we signed up only two weeks before the race, giving us little time to prepare. We'll see how it goes!


Emily Ann