Thursday, January 9, 2014

MKM Photography at the Forever Bridal Wedding Show 2014

At the beginning of January, Michael and I were very excited to have the opportunity to exhibit at an enormous wedding expo: Forever Bridal Productions' Wedding Show 2014. This was a true labor of love for us: I designed coffee-table-style books for use in our booth, we mounted eight--eight!--24" x 36" prints onto foamcore (that's almost 50 square feet of picture, for those of you keeping track at home), Michael created and ran a beautiful slideshow (the set-up for which included an emergency run to Staples because his gloriously enormous monitor was incompatible with my computer--aack!), I designed a (gorgeous, though I say it myself) pricing and info sheet and Michael got tons of copies printed, and I cut up unreasonable amounts of green tulle (Never. Again.), all of which is currently piled in a huge heap on the couch in my home office with no plans to move.

It was so worth it.

Three awesome couples decided to take advantage of our show special and book with us over the weekend (yay for Sara & Elliott, Nina & Jimmy, and Lauren & Graham!), one more booked us in at a consultation yesterday (Heather & Eric! Hooray!), and we have half a dozen more consultations coming up this month. You guys. You are all awesome. Every single bride, groom, mom, dad, maid- or matron-of-honor, friend, grandparent I talked to over the weekend made my labor of love feel so hugely worth it that I could cry. The girl planning a Dia de los Muertos themed wedding. The Navy couple with whom Michael empathized intimately. Three sweet gay lady couples whose happiness made my heart melt. The Scottish mother-of-the-groom. The enthusiastic friend of a bride who herself is not even engaged but practically wanted to book us on the spot for her eventual wedding in Africa. Proactive dudes gathering information while their ladies ogled wedding dresses in the fashion shows. The couple getting married on her parents' property; the couple getting married on their best friend's property. Anyone, everyone, who is happy to be getting married.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and connected with us for even a moment. We really had tons of fun at the show. (Having awesome neighbors in the lovely Gretchen of RedBird Events and Jason of Stylus S.E. certainly helped!) Now enjoy some images from our cute little booth! I like all you guys.

Our cutie-pie neighbors with their two-day-old ginger ale--I mean, champagne!  

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