What to do with all those digital images from wedding events?

Over the course of your wedding weekend, you’ll collect tons of photos on your own digital camera, friends will share the photos they took at your wedding and pre-wedding events, and you’ll have those one-time-use cameras pix from your guest tables…all stored on different disks, on photo-share websites, in shoe boxes (even pretty, bridal-designed ones.) Now, Kodak has a brilliant opportunity for you to take all of those gorgeous pictures and create a professional-quality heirloom album on the best paper possible, designed by their layout pros. Compared to this, those slip-in plastic photo sleeve albums are laughable!

We just started putting our wedding photo album together, using the easy software upload, one-click photo upload, and just a few days later, we got these great proofs:

Gorgeous, right? I love the layout and the way it gives such a pretty new life to our ‘leftover’ wedding photos, the ones our pro photographer didn’t take [actually, some of these were taken by a paparazzi who was trying to cash in on our wedding photos! We captured him and got full rights and ownership of our wedding photos!] And now, instead of sitting in a blue shoebox, they’re going to be in this album!!

Strongly consider getting Kodak’s Professional Collections for your wedding pix, ask parents to get it for you as a gift, and hey, wedding vendors, this service would be a great way to have album design pros take all of your digital images of your work and turn them into albums that you bring to bridal expos! It’s the real deal, upscale photo design for the ultimate keepsake!

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Be in Destination I Do magazine!

I just love Destination I Do magazine! My articles have been featured in this gorgeous glossy, and the magazine’s editor is spectacular! They’re inviting you to submit your wedding story and photos for possible appearance in an upcoming issue, so I thought I’d share the details with you! Here’s their announcement from a post at the @antibride site—

For those of you who have kindly run out and picked up our latest issue, you probably noticed a new addition to the magazine in the form of our Real Readers section. We’ve found a way to give back to our readers while showing potential destination brides the ways in which Destination I Do can help. The section showcases real Destination I Do readers as they share their story of how our magazine has helped them.

Our next issue is rapidly approaching and we’re now looking for more real readers. So, attention all you dedicated followers out there! Are you currently planning a destination wedding or planned one in the past with the help of Destination I Do? If so, share your story with us and you might just find yourself gracing the pages of Destination I Do’s Spring/Summer 2011 issue.

Check out our Winter issue – just hit the stands!

If you’re interested in being featured in our Spring/Summer 2011 Real Readers sections send the following things to courtney@destinationidomag.com by December 17.

Submission List:

-A jpg image of yourself with an issue of the magazine (it doesn’t have to be the most recent issue.)

-An explanation of how Destination I Do has helped you.

-What you did/plan to do for your destination wedding or where you went for your honeymoon. (If the location was featured in Destination I Do.)

-Your name and email address.

We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful submissions. Thanks in advance and spread the word if you know someone else who has been helped by Destination I Do Magazine. Also, don’t forget to have your materials to us by December 17.

Meet me at the lavish Wedding Salon event in NYC!

What are you doing on Monday, November 15th? Come to the most glamorous, celebrity-attended wedding show of the year, where I will be appearing as Caneel Bay’s wedding spokesperson! So many big names will be there — Colin Cowie, Sylvia Weinstock, Michelle Rago, and on and on. Here’s a list of the participating companies and experts (so far!):

The Wedding Salon – New York, NY

Show date: Monday November 15, 2010
Show hours: 4 PM to 9 PM
Venue: Manhattan Center Studios
Address: 311 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

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Participants


Alcor Viaggi
American Airlines
Amy Weschsler, MD
Anne Koplik Designs
Arabella Photo
Ariston Florist
Aruba Tourism Authority
Atelier Isabey
Atlantis Paradise Island/One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas
Bimini Bay Resort
Blue Glass Photography
Bridal Reflections
Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort
Carciofi Designs
Carol Hannah
Carolee
Cinderella Bridez
Colin Cowie Lifestyle
Consejo Turistico de San Miguel de Allende
Crystal Springs Resort
Cystal Bloom Weddings
David Beahm Design
David Burton Photography
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings
East Wind Caterers, Inn & Spa
Élan Artists
Elegantly Iced
Elon Michelle Couture
FashionableBride.com
Fideicomiso de Promocion Turistica de la Riviera Maya
Flowers by Topaz
Gansevoort Miami Beach Hotel/STK & The One Group
Gruber Photographers
Grupo Presidente InterContinental
Harrah’s Entertainment Atlantic City
HPNOTIQ
Ideal Ensembles LLC
Island Style Weddings
Jax Photography
John Dunn
John Malino Music
Joseph Lin Photography
Josh Wong Photography

This is THE event of the season, so don’t miss it! See you there!

~Sharon

Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort
Katie Fischer Design
Kellari Taverna
Ketubah Graphia
KohGenDo Cosmetics
Landino Photo Image Studio
Laser Cosmetica
Lauren Renée Design
Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa
LertaVu
Loli Events
Magnolia Photo Booth
Mark Tamayo
Metamorphosis, You…Only Better!
Mexico Tourism Board
Michelle Rago
Milani Cosmetics
Misty Enright Photography
Nandana Private Resort
New Yorks Best Musicians, Photo and Video
One&Only Palmilla
Ostasz Studio
Palace Resorts
Palermo’s Bakery
Pedro Avendano Photography
Prouna USA Kiyasa Corporation
Rafael’s Pastry
Relais & Chateaux
Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Rue de Flore Bridal
Shawn Rabideau Events & Design
Stortz Lighting
Sugar Flower Cake Shop
Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
The Card Lady
The Knot
The Registry @ Bloomingdale’s
twobirds Bridesmaid
Unique Vacations / Sandals Resorts
Villa Foscarini Cornaro
WeddingChannel.com
Windsong Photography
Yves Saint Laurent at Bergdorf Goodman