Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Birthday, Pride and Prejudice!

200 years young, am I right?

Today is the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. This is my absolute favorite book and the inspiration for the name of my business. If you haven't read the book because it has the stigma of being a high school English reading assignment, please do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. Its even free through Google Play.

In 1995, I was in eighth grade. I saw an ad for the BBC miniseries of Pride and Prejudice and, although I hadn't read the book, something got me excited... Colin Firth, maybe. Hubba hubba. Anyway, the ad was posted several weeks before the miniseries aired, so I ran out and bought a hard copy of the book (it was 1995- plus I love real books) and tore through it. The cover was boring, the language was antiquated. I was just starting to get into the Beats and this was no Jack Kerouac. But I LOVED it. I love it. I ate dinner in bed so that I could watch the miniseries alone without my younger siblings interruptions. It was as good as the book. When does that happen?

Although the most popular scene from that movie is Colin Firth winning a wet t-shirt contest after a swim in Pemberley's pond (duh), my favorite is Mr. Darcy's failed proposal. I love him.

Love him.

I guess I enjoy a good challenge.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Indie Wed 2013 Giveaway!

This contest is now closed. I hope to see you at Indie Wed!

I had so much fun at Indie Wed last year that I decided to try it again. This year's event will be held on February 2nd, back at the very cool Ravenswood Event Center. The event creators aren't holding the contest again- we must have set the bar a little too high (hah!)- so I opted for my own little table. I have to admit that I am having a hard time stuffing all this creativity into a 3x3 table. It is not every day that I get do something just for me... and the thousands of Indie Wed attendees.

As a part of Indie Wed, I get to give away a few tickets. Comment below with the one sentence (the elevator pitch) story of how you became betrothed. I'll give away 3 sets of 2 tickets using one of those random number generator thingies. I would love to hear the love! I also hope to see you at Indie Wed!

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

2012 was a big year for Pemberley Events. I started off the year on a great note by being part of the winning team for the Inspired Creations Contest at Indie Wed. From there, I planned, I created, I cried happy tears, I ducked out of photos, I even danced through many wonderful weddings. I love, love, love my clients. I've been crafting perfectly personalized proposals left and right now that engagement season is here. 2013 is filling up and looking bright. Maybe I should blog about it.

Personally, my 2012 was also just perfect. Our sweet little Sadie came in early June as a sweet little kick-off for wedding season. Fortunately, she is as happy as can be which made the road back to work smooth. I am married to SuperDad, who kept big sister content and baby safe while I was running between meetings. He also updated my website in his spare time. I am a lucky girl!

Here is a shot from our family session. Amanda Hein came out to the house and made Eloise fall in love with her. In case you were wondering, she is also a very talented wedding photographer. I met her when I was part of this bridal shoot one million years ago.

I hope 2012 was a happy one for you, as well. If you've found your way here because you're newly engaged, congratulations and best wishes! It is such an exciting time. Please check out Pemberley Events by clicking on my logo on the top right. I look forward to working with you!
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