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In this three part series, we talked about having an Instawedding and creating a #weddinghashtag for your guests to use on Instagram and Twitter, then crowd sourcing those snapshots in a virtual album to browse through later. To round up the series, I will be talking about Evenstagr.am, a live Instagram feed for your wedding event.

 

It’s super easy:
1    Go to eventstagr.am’s sister site ii.do (specifically tailored for weddings)
2    Register for a free account on the site and create a free trial for your event
3    Display our website at your venue, either on large screens, through a projector or just on a TV
4    The slideshow tells your guests to take photos on Instagram and add a hashtag
5    Your guests see their photo appear on the screen real time

 

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Sharing allows us to bring others into our experiences. Live Instagram slideshows are a fantastic way to offer the people that mean the most to you the opportunity to capture your wedding through their eyes and share with you the memories created.

 

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Will you be having any fun activities at your wedding reception? I would love to see how you plan to celebrate your event! Please share with me all the details you’re cooking up : )

2015, PLANNING AHEAD

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I’m a fabulous life-planner but terrible at accomplishing the goals outlined. I’ve tried just about everything.. notes around the house, print outs tapped to the wall in front of my desk and reminders on my phone.. nothing seemed to ever just, stick! I’ve prayed continually on this and recently God has put a fire in my heart to live with more intention. I’ve realized that with planning, must come action; purposeful decision making.

 

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I don’t know what 2015 will hold for me, but I do know that I will approach this year with INTENTION! I wear many hats – a believer, a mom, a wife, and a business owner – that’s a lot of pressure and often leaves me feeling overwhelmed. This year’s vision is to plan ahead and set goals to carve out time to connect with God in a bold way, bring the relationship back into my marriage, be more of (just a) mom, and generate crazy momentum in my business. I want to move away from simply managing my life and allow margin to enjoy the small moments. I believe this is living with intention and purpose. For me, that means planning ahead. I’m sure I will fail often, but I welcome it, for only then will I truly learn. With God’s grace and direction, I fervently pray for this.. amen!

 

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To help me and provide some structure (I’m a formula-working kind of girl!), I’m following Nancy Ray’s 5-step Goal Setting Guide (sign up for her newsletter here to receive it!). From now until January 10th, when I host the very first Newton NJ Pursuit Gathering (more on that later!), I will be praying in these areas: career, family, financial, spiritual, intellectual, social and physical. Then, during our fellowship, I will work through and clearly define each area. I can’t wait to share them with you!

 

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Photographs by Vanessa Joy Photography
Print by Grace & Salt

 

What about you? Have you set any goals for 2015? I find that I’m more motivated to act when I read the goals of friends. If you have blogged or shared your goals somewhere, please leave a link in the comments below so I can read them : )

ENGAGED | JENNIFER AND GREG, BENEDUCE VINEYARDS, PITTSTOWN, NEW JERSEY

When two worlds collide, it will happen with an intense explosive force. For Jen and Greg, they were unaware of how close their worlds truly were. Until, one day, a cosmic cataclysm happened and their world, as they knew, set off on a different course.

 

Equally as intense was Jen’s first reaction to Greg, but her smart-mouth remark left him immediately intrigued. On their first date, she knew he would be there, yet he had no idea. The sparks that flew that night quickly fizzled when Greg didn’t ask for her number. Although, he redeemed himself later with a Facebook request and an invitation for a first date. The rest, as they say, is history!

 

I’m incredibly excited to shoot their wedding this October… they ooze the kind of love that is life-giving; a love that goes deeper than reason. Just seeing them together makes me incredibly happy and I’m truly honored they chose me to document the day that their hearts are stitched together forever by God.

 

I couldn’t be more happy to document a new part of their story with an engagement session in Pittstown, New Jersey.

 

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Both lovers of wine, they opted to have engagement photos taken at the lovely Beneduce Vineyards. Here are some favorites from their engagement session…

 

 

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Greg, oh you. Go on with your bad self!

 

 

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Jen and Greg have the best time together…no matter the situation, Jen can make Greg laugh in a matter of seconds…

 

 

 

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Jen…really?!? You’re simply stunning!

 

 

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Jen and Greg, thank you for inviting me to document your love and the start of the newest chapter in your lives.

 

 

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A PLEASANTADLE CHATEAU WEDDING : LUKE + LAURA

Laura and Luke, I’m truly humbled by the opportunity to document your love. Thank you.

 

Without further ado..  It’s my honor to present to you, the new Mr and Mrs Luke Olenowski.

 

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To see more from their Pleasantdale Chateau wedding.

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I would always defer to a professional to capture timeless photographs of your wedding day (!!), but what about the day through the eyes of your guests?! The hilarious antics of your high-school besties, the kind notes missed with your forgotten #weddinghashtag, or unexpected shots captured by your grams. These are the gems that will spark nostalgia years later.

 

When I got married, I left disposable cameras on each table. I was left with some good and some, oh. so. bad! haha! Today it is easy to crowd source by using apps to gather all those guest close-ups.

 

1.     With Eversnap, collecting those images are a breeze, sign up to create your album and unique album code. Instruct your guests to download the app and enter your album code (they have super fun instruction cards you can leave for your guests at their seat) when signing in. They can then add photos and video directly to your album all night long.

Cost: $99 – $399

 

2.      Capstory allows guests to text message captured moments to your capsule or personal photo album. This high-end app allows you to download (high-res) your personal favorites, has professional retouching and their team will design two luxury keepsake photo books for you.. wow!

Cost: $500

 

3.     With Snapable, you can see your wedding from their point of view when a copy of each photo taken automatically is added to your album. It’s that easy! I love how you can then share favorite photos or the entire album via the social media platform of your choice.

Cost: $49

 

Want the same opportunity, without the price tag?! Check out these other, FREE options:
Wedpics
Wedding Party App
Capsule

 

Tell me: Would you ask your guests to download any of these apps for your wedding?