Friday, May 13, 2011

Honeymoon Registry

So, Craig and I will have dating for five years when we get married. We have plates, sheets, and I'm pretty sure I'll own half his tee-shirts when we get married.

Thus, it seemed like the best gift we could think of would be a honeymoon. And Honeyfund does a really cool job of it. I get to breakdown everything Craig and I want for our honeymoon, and guest can choose which items to 'buy.' I've decided it's much classier than just saying 'we're poor and want a honeymoon, please give us money.'

We're going to Disneyworld! Craig has never been, and it's been over a decade since I've gone. We're both very excited, especially since we're taking a day to visit Harry Potter Land in Universal. Any Disney or Florida suggestions are greatly welcomed.

It's also been suggested to have a regular registry on Amazon. We have important stuff on there, like a game of wizard chess, a patio set, and an espresso maker.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Wow- it's been 2 years since I've blogged about the wedding. Well, I was busy, doing stuff like grad school. I graduate in June, so I guess there maybe be a few minutes for new posts.

Everything (almost) about the wedding has changed.
I will easy into it with the cutest puppy photos ever. EVER. My dog buttercup will be the flower girl at the wedding, so naturally, I had to get her hair clips to match the rest of the party.
Really cute, right?

So, unrelated, except that I'm now on a cute pet photo kick.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Marrakesh House

With a crazy quarter at school, I have been pretty MIA. Fortunately I've been on winter break, so Craig and I got to see a lovely venue today. The Marrakesh House was designed by the guy who did "Who Killed the Electric Car" and is very green. Best of all, they have a pool!

The Entrance

Side Courtyard

Some of the Insides

The Red Room Lounge

The Blue Courtyard (potential ceremony site too)

Backyard- the tea house and pool!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Zombie Wedding Followup

We had a great zombie shoot!  You can check out my followup on my other blog here or catch the zombie Examiner article here.  Stay tuned for future videos, photos, and behind the scenes shots!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Crystal Butterfly Bouquet Update

After weeks of scouring eBay for a good deal, I finally won a bid on a crystal butterfly! It was a bit pricey (about $80 with shipping), but still a great deal less than the retail price ($130). As mentioned in a previous post, I am really interested in the idea of a crystal butterfly in my bouquet.

I think the topaz colors will work well with the tentative colors I want, and have enough to resell the butterfly if the colors don't work out. I think a center of green orchids surrounded by yellow roses tied with a blue ribbon would look nice.

Of course, I also change my mind every week, so we'll see if this idea is still a winner in a few months.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Zombies Attack Wedding!

For those of you that read my other blog, this will be posted there as well. But you don't have to read it twice. But you can if you. After all, this covers my life, my art, weddings, and zombies.

I've decided that what this world needs is more zombies attacking weddings. So my production team, Junebug Media, is going to make this dream a reality!
We also gotten some great press on NBC LA:

A local artist is looking for zombies to help ruin a wedding in Sherman Oaks.

The undead mayhem is the brainchild of artist Brandie June Chernow. The idea began as a photo shoot to document a staged wedding dissolving into chaos (Imagine spilled wine, bad toasts, perhaps a few awkward moments).

Chernow and her production team at Junebug Media started brainstorming ways to up the ante. One of her coworkers suggested a Bridezilla vs. Godzilla theme. That's when things got interesting.

"…and that led to me thinking that zombies would be a great way to worsen a bad situation. Zombies attacking a wedding it became. Because when you think things can't get worse, that's when the zombies attack," Chernow said.

Chernow is now accepting applications for zombies. The project is on a tight budget, so all undead work will be pro bono. Not all applicants will score a role in the Sept. 13 photo shoot. Those interested can reach Chernow at

Ideally, Chernow says, she'd like the photos displayed at an appropriate venue, such as the Downtown Art Walk.

"But mainly we think it'd be fun. Art for art's sake. Or zombies for art's sake. Or art for zombies' sake," Chernow said.

And the Examiner also ran a story:

On September 13th in Sherman Oaks, zombies will be busting up a wedding, and you have a chance at getting involved in the mayhem!

Junebug Media, founded by Brandie June Chernow in 2008, is putting together a still photography shoot and slide show-style video of the events, which Brandie described in an email as being "about a wedding that starts sweet and then goes wrong (think passed-out drunk groomsmen, bridesmaid making out with groom)," but quickly turns into a bloodbath when zombies attack. With her team rounded out by Ray McCoy, Damon D. Brown and Craig Johnson, Brandie has a group of experienced TV production folks at the helm of this project, and they have already put down some hard-earned money on the zombie makeup that will be used for the event.

Anyone and everyone can get involved by contacting Brandie at and showing up to the event. Although there's no pay -- this is an ultra-low budget event -- Brandie says that she can get people copies of the photos, and will be shopping around the slideshow and photos to be displayed locally, such as at the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. As Brandie puts it, "mainly we think it'd be fun. Art for art's sake. Or zombies for art's sake. Or art for zombie's sake." How can you beat that?

If you've never heard of Junebug Media, they have completed several short videos, and have won second place at the UCLA Anderson School of Business and Management video contest with a mock 1950s parody PSA. Additional team members support them on various projects. This may very well be an outfit to watch out for in the future.

And by the way, is anyone else reminded of Adam's (Jeremy Sisto) short film in May?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tree Sapling Favors

In case you're interested in favors that are relatively inexpensive and green, take a gander at GreenWorld Project.  For just a few dollars, you can get a tree seedling in a reusable container, all tired with a ribbon.

A variety ribbon and cap colors to choose from.

My favorite favor was the Birdfeeder Tree.  The container becomes a birdfeeder, and each one contains a small pouch of birdseed.  

And to cut costs even more or simply personalize it to exactly your taste, they sell just the tree seedlings, for as low as $1.50.  A quick trip to the craft store (I like Michaels), and you can inexpensively wrap them up any way you like.