wedding

To Be Wed - A Bridal Marketplace

We had the opportunity to team up with Sandbox, San Diego's newest event space, as well as other vendors in San Diego for an upcoming bridal show in San Diego. Take a look at some of the vendors and make sure to visit each of their website.

Mike Edwards Photography - https://mikeedwardsphotography.smugmug.com

Plan and Simple - https://www.planandsimpleevents.com

WeCater San Diego - https://www.wecatersd.com

Father/ Bride Dance

Happy Father's Day to all the loving fathers!

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In honor of Father's Day. We have created a list of songs that would be perfect for the Father / Bride dance at your wedding. We also have the list available on Spotify if you want to check out our Spotify playlist to gives these songs a listen. Find us on Spotify as Rolling Shutter Imagery!

  1. I Loved Her First- Heartland
  2. My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
  3. Butterfy Kisses - Bob Carlisle
  4. My Girl - Otis Redding
  5. My Wish - Rascal Flatts
  6. Your Smile - Josh Turner 
  7. Daughters - John Mayor
  8. Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra
  9. Love Without End, Amen - George Straight
  10. Dance with My Father - Luther Vandross
  11. Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  12. You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
  13. I Turn to You - Christina Aguilera
  14. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
  15. I'll Stand By You - Pretenders

Empty Rant Podcast

We had a blast chatting with Empty Rant Podcast. We talked about video production services, drones and share a funny story while filming a wedding. Check out the Empty Rant Podcast to hear the full rant. 

Click here to hear the Rolling Shutter Imagery episode on Empty Rant Podcast

Empty Rant Podcast

Q&A with DJ Artform

We are thrilled to sit down with DJ Artform to get an exclusive Q&A. We have worked with him in the past at weddings and parties and he has been amazing to work with. Who is DJ Artform? Read more and find out.

Where are you from?

"Born in Poway, raised in beautiful San Diego."

What was your childhood dream job? 

"My childhood dream job was to become a Professional Baseball player for the San Diego Padres."

What were your interests in high school? 

"My interests in High School were always centered around Baseball, Family, & Music for the most part. If I wasn’t playing Baseball, I was watching Baseball. If I wasn’t watching Baseball, I was more than likely having out with my family in the Imperial Valley & Mexicali."

How did becoming a DJ spark your interest? 

"Music has always one way or another been in the background throughout my life & once I ended my Baseball career Deejaying definitely filled the void that was there after hanging up my cleats. Music was extremely instrumental throughout my playing days & it luckily allowed me to translate that passion into becoming a DJ."
DJ Artform's Bio

DJ Artform's Bio

What was the moment that made you realize this is what you want to do for a living?

"The moment I realized it was what I wanted to do for a living was when I came to realization that I no longer wanted my time to be wasted by an employer. Time is precious & I knew I had to take a quantum leap if i wanted change in my life."

How many years experience do you have in the music industry? 

"I’ve been deejaying for roughly 7-8 years. I practiced on vinyl for about 2 years before buying a laptop to DJ, while dedicating time to honing my ability to play in public. After feeling comfortable in my approach in mixing & reading a crowd, I then ventured into doing Weddings, Private & Corporate Events, Sporting Events, Lounges, Bars, Art Shows…you name it. Music is always essential in adding a soundtrack to a memory."

What is your favorite music genre?

"My favorite genre of Music has always been a battle between Hip Hop & Spanish Music. I’m very eclectic at heart though."

Who are some of your favorite artists?

"The Roots, Maná, A Tribe Called Quest, Celia Cruz. Just to name a few."

What are your some of your favorite songs from your work out playlist?

"My favorite workout songs would probably consist of some Gente De Zona’s “La Gozadera”, Maino fea. T-Pain’s “All The Above”, Martin Solver’s “Intoxicated” always seem to spark the fire. Always depends on the level of motivation I need for the workout."

What gig to date have you been most excited about landing?

"Landing the San Diego Padres Official DJ gig was by far been the pinnacle in my career at the moment. Truly an honor to have earned to the position."

Has working as a DJ led you to any travels? If so, where to?

"Luckily, Deejaying has given me the opportunity to spread my style of music to amazing cities such as New York San Francisco, Mammoth & Los Angeles."
DJ Artform's logo

DJ Artform's logo

Any advice you'd like to share to new DJs?

"Stay patient & understand that it takes time to achieve a genuine dream. They seem to get caught up with with they see on social media or any other visual outlet for that matter. Amazing things take time to build, which should only give them the understanding the stay hungry and humble."

Advice for brides - What is important to talk to your DJ about before the big day? 

"My advice for Brides before the Big Day, would simply to be transparent & communicate with the DJ as far what style of music they feel would suit the wedding best. Our goal is make the night as fluid as possible as we guide through the sequence of events throughout the day."

Where can we find you? Any residencies or places you frequently DJ? 

"I DJ monthly at the Rabbit Hole & for the most part pepper myself around town doing Weddings & Events. At the moment, I’m building some prospective monthly’s & can’t wait to announce them soon!"

Where can we find you on social media? Twitter? Instagram? Facebook? Website?

"You can find me on Instagram, Twitter, SoundCloud & Facebook as DJ ArtForm. You can always check out more information on gigs and updates at WWW.DJARTFORM.COM "

Facebook Contest

We are giving away TWO FREE TICKETS to one lucky winner to the Ultimate Bridal Extravaganza! This event is Sunday, May 7th. 

This contest is being held on our Facebook page so head over and check it out. Rules are simple. 

1) Like our page

2) Tag two friends 

 

We will be there and winner will be entered into another raffle for a free Video Save the date to add to your wedding website and social media. There will be dozens of other wedding vendors there, free swag bags and lots of other raffles to enter with other wedding vendors. You don't want to miss out on this event!  Good luck! 

10 Bible Verses About Love and Marriage

Wishing everyone a safe and fun filled easter weekend. 

To celebrate the holiday, we have complied a list of popular bible verses to read at your wedding. These verses highlight love and marriage. Any of the selections below would be a beautiful verse to read and add a nice touch to your wedding ceremony. Hope you enjoy. Feel free to add to the list in the comments. 

  • 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 - "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."
  • Genesis 2: 18 - 24 - "The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh."
  • Ephesians 5: 25-31 - "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— for we are all members of his body.  For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
  • Romans 13:8 - "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law."
  • Colossians 3: 14 - 15 - "And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."
  • Ecclesiastes 4: 9 - 10 - "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor; If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But petty anyone who falls and has no one to help them up."
  • 1 Peter 4: 8  - "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins"
  • John 15: 17 - "This is my command: Love each other"
  • Song of Songs 8: 6 - 7 - "Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned."
  • I John 4: 12 - 19 -  "No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. We love because he first loved us."

Why Hiring A Videographer Makes Sense

When it comes to planning a wedding, photography is on the top of that list. Photography and weddings are intertwined, it is a "must-have" for couples because they want to capture that special day. But what about videography services? It usually gets overlooked because people don't see the value of it. Wedding videography has come a long way, especially in the last few years with the introduction of the DSLR and recording live video. It has evolved from a wedding party video to a more cinematic style feature. I am not here to vouch for videography services over photography, as both compliment each other well. Rather I am here to show why you should include wedding videography services in your budget.

Photography and Videography are like apples and oranges, it isn't fair to compare one to the other. Each have their own distinct characteristics that add value to the wedding day. Photos captures THE MOMENT: the details, the reaction, the kiss, and so forth. Videos, on the other hand, captures THE ACTION: the emotions, the sounds, the facial expressions. While still photography captures a frame of that moment, video captures the whole sequence. Another asset for video is the ability to capture audio. Wouldn't you like to reflect back on your wedding day and listen to your vows? How about the special toasts and messages that was given during the reception? Or what about just taking in the sights and sounds of the entire day? This is what video has to offer. It encapsulates the entire day from beginning to end. With so many scheduled activities crammed in one day, many married couples say that the day goes by fast. When everything is all said and done and it's finally time to relax, the wedding is over. Wouldn't you like to have a keepsake that you are able to look back on and invoke those emotions again from the wedding day? This is why having a wedding video is essential.

 

Creating your wedding website

Wedding websites are very useful and are a great way to get your guests excited about your special day. Its difficult to get all your wedding information in the invitation and adding extra inserts to include in your wedding invitation can really push your invitation budget to its limit. So whomever created the concept of a wedding website is genius. Simply direct your guests to visit your wedding website in your invitations and Bam! you just saved money on your invitation budget. 

Need help on what all should be included in your wedding website? I've got you covered! 

Home Page - You home page can start with a picture of the happy couple, names and wedding date. You should also include a brief love story of how you fell in love and / or how he proposed. People love a great love story or proposal story and its a great way for your guests to get to know your story better. Want to be a little more exciting?! You can add a video love story or video save the date to the home page. Your viewers will be more inclined to spend more time on your website and its a lot of fun!  

*side note* we are running a contest where you can win a FREE video save the date to add to your wedding website or social media. Find details on our Instagram or see the prior blog post*

Photos - Most couples are having an engagement photo shoots. This is a great place to post your engagements photos or photos of you and your fiancé throughout your relationship. Love is a great look after all, flaunt it!

Wedding Details - Go into detail on what to expect the day of wedding. List your ceremony and reception addresses and times. Pictures of each venue are great to add so guests can visualize what to expect. If your ceremony and reception venues are the same or different, say so. And if different locations, it may helpful to list a map on how to get from one place to the other or if a shuttle service will be offered. The more details the better. 

Wedding Party - Its nice to show some love to your bridesmaids and groomsmen. They are an important part of your life after all and are helping in making your big day special. Show them some love and give them their own page in your website. Its nice to include a picture of them so your guests can get to know them prior and include a small bio of your relationship and what makes it so special. 

Gift Registry - List the stores where you are registered here and include links to the website so your guests can shop for you with ease. 

Travel Accommodations - Most anticipate out of town guests. Its nice to list the closest airport. Also, you should find a few hotels that will work with you for group rates. List 2-4 hotels that are offering group rates on the website and how they can book to receive your discounted rate. Its helpful to list directions or transportation options for getting from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the wedding. Include links to the hotels so your guests can easily explore their options. 

Things to Do - Some out of town guests may want to make a vacation out of their travels to your wedding its nice to do a little research for them. List popular tourist attractions and you can make it a little personal and list your favorite restaurants or things to do. 

*OPTIONAL* RSVP - Some couples are doing away with paper RSVPs and having their guests RSVP directly on the website. If you are participating in this new tradition, be sure to list a tab where your guests can do so. 

You can add other fun pages in and customize away but these are the core things you'll want to include and you are ready to go. If you have fun ideas or pages that you included in your website, feel free to give your advise in the comments below! 

- Delisa 

Wedding Invite - Envelope Addressing Etiquette

I know what you are thinking, what a boring topic to write about! And I agree, it is a very dull topic. But it is one topic every bride will think about before addressing away, if she decides to address her envelopes herself. This dull topic is not taught in school (thank goodness right? We would all be napping 5 minutes in) but there is some etiquette that is helpful to know. This particular niche of information can be difficult to search for or find someone who knows the rules. So... for our blog readers I will be quick and to the point and hopefully be a good reference tool for you when the time comes. 

Now this is for addressing the out envelope only. I won't be discussing invitation wording, not in this blog post anyway. Stay tuned as I may go into detail about that on another date. 

  • Spell out street, drive, avenue, ect. 
  • Spell out unit, suite, apartment, ect. 
  • Mr. and Mrs. are abbreviated
  • Spell out doctor, judge, military officers, ect. 
  • If one member of the couple has a title and the other doesn't, the one with the title is listed first 
  • Names of married couples are on the same line
  • Unmarried couples are on two separate lines with the person you know best first
  • If you know both equally well, ladies first! Same sex couple? Alphabetical order
  • Family? Couples names on outer envelope and all parties can be listed on the inner envelope. List oldest sibling to youngest sibling. Not using inner envelopes? Simply write: Couples name and family 
  • Avoid inviting "and guest" if you can. Write in guests name 
  • Write your return address on the back flap of the envelope, not the upper left corner
  • Buy wedding postage from your local post office when mailing invitations and for the return RSVP envelope

That wasn't so bad was it? Just a few simple rules and we are done with this topic. Now, with these key steps in mind you are going to impress all your friends and family with your killer official wedding address etiquette. Happy addressing! 

- Delisa