This Is What Happens When You Let Family Members Edit Your Wedding Photos

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A newlywed over at Reddit thought it would be a good idea to let his brother edit some of his wedding photos. The following is an example of what he got. Hilarious!

Crazy Kids : : portrait session


To borrow a phrase from my grandfather, these are "crazy kids." When I was a young lad, I would walk home from the bus stop and pass by my grandparents house. My grandfather was a devoted carpenter and you could always find him working on some random wood-working project. As we walked by, he would always ask, "what did you learn today," and invariably we would respond, "nothing." He'd mutter under his breath, "crazy kids." For some reason that has always stuck in my mind about him and now I find myself saying the same...does this mean I'm getting old?

It probably goes without saying, but I had a fun time wrangling these expressions out of them. You can almost see their personalities in each of their portraits. Hope you like them :)


Lauren + JP Wedding Video

Ever heard of the Lauren + JP wedding video?

Well get ready to feast your eyes on this bridal awesomeness from one of our Top 100 wedding bloggers of 2010!

Lauren + JP from Matt Odom.

Congrats to Lauren and JP! Such a great wedding video!

Visit Lauren's website at here

Ever See A Wedding Cake Made Of Ice?

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Question: How do you slice it?

When Should I Order And Send My Wedding Invitations?


Michelle Mospens, the uber-talented artist over at My Wedding Sketchbook, has put together this helpful wedding invitation timeline that is sure to help out all out all you planning brides + grooms.

Don't Upset The Flower Girl


She doesn't look too happy about her "man" kissing another woman... even if it is the bride.

The Upside-down Wedding Cake

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Wow. Just wow


Portrait Projecting Wedding Ring

Ever see a wedding ring with a built-in slideshow?

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From ring creator, Luke Jerram:
In a darkened room, light from a candle or LED passes through the ring to project a series of portraits. A selection of miniature slides were made of different family portraits and inserted into the edge of the ring for projection. The ring was inspired by 19th Century Standhopes.

Working with local jeweler Tamrakar, this ring was created for the wedding of Luke Jerram and Shelina Nanji.

Random Wedding Funny #35908

Never turn your back on the wedding cake. Never.


Inmates say they witnessed man's death when jailers restrained, shocked him repeatedly

Denver Post

Posted: 07/18/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT

Marvin Booker just wanted to get his shoes.

But deputies at the new Denver jail told him to stop. When Booker, who was being processed on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, didn't obey, he was held down, hit with electric shocks and then placed facedown in a holding cell, according to two inmates who watched it unfold.

Booker never got up. He was pronounced dead later that morning.

"I've never seen anything happen like that before in my life," said John Yedo, 54, who was being processed on a charge of destruction of property and said he witnessed the scene. "What I saw is not what you'd expect to see in America."

The two jail witnesses, who were both arrested in the early-morning hours of July 9 around the time Booker was being processed, were contacted and interviewed by The Denver Post separately. Both of them said they had not been questioned by police investigating the death of Booker, a homeless ordained minister who served the poor, but also a habitual criminal with a long string of arrests.

Capt. Frank Gale, spokesman for the jail, said he cannot comment on the ongoing investigation by the Denver Police Department and the Denver district attorney's office, and cannot confirm the inmates' accounts.

He said what happened at the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Facility would have been recorded on videotape.

"If in fact what they are saying is true, it should be reflected in the video," Gale said.

District attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said she couldn't comment during the investigation, which could take several more weeks. The coroner's office is awaiting test results before completing the autopsy report and determining how Booker died, she said. In the meantime, the deputies involved in Booker's case are still on the job.

Yedo has had one prior arrest, in 1974 on a drug charge. Christopher Maten, 25, the other witness, was arrested in 2005 for public consumption of alcohol. Neither is a career criminal. The versions the two suspects tell are nearly identical.

"I can't breathe . . ."

Both say that Booker, 56, was asleep in a chair in a holding area of the jail when his name was called and he was ordered to a processing desk.

Half-asleep about 3 a.m., Booker walked to the desk in his socks, forgetting to put on his shoes. The female deputy ordered Booker to sit in a chair in front of the desk.

Booker responded that he wished to stand. When the deputy threatened to have him placed in a holding cell if he didn't sit, Booker told her he would go to the holding cell, said Maten, who had been arrested that morning for resisting arrest in a confrontation with a parking-meter attendant.

" 'Let me get my shoes,' " Maten quoted Booker as saying as he walked toward the chairs to get his shoes.

The deputy yelled at him repeatedly to stop, got up and followed Booker. Booker turned and repeated that he was getting his shoes, Maten said.

The deputy grabbed Booker by the arm and put a lock on him, Yedo said. Booker, who was 5 feet 5 and weighed 175 pounds, pushed her away. At that point, four other deputies wrestled Booker to the concrete floor. They slid down two steps to the floor in the sitting area. Yedo said the deputies each grabbed a limb while he struggled.

" 'Get the Taser. Get the Taser,' " Yedo quoted one of the deputies as saying.

Yedo said he was only about 3 feet away, and Maten said he was close enough that if he stood and took one step, he could reach out and touch one of the deputies.

None of the deputies involved in the restraint has been identified. One female deputy was treated at a hospital for an injury she suffered in the confrontation, Gale said.

A fifth deputy put Booker in a headlock just as the female deputy began shocking him with a Taser with encouragement from one of the deputies, who kept repeating, "Probe his ---," Maten said. He could hear the Taser crackle repeatedly.

Booker said, "'I can't breath . . .," Yedo heard. Then, Booker went limp.

Booker's wrists were handcuffed behind his back in an awkward position when the deputies picked him up, each holding an arm or a leg, and carried him stomach-down to a holding cell with an unbreakable glass door.

They set him down on his stomach, with much of his weight on one shoulder and his legs bent, Yedo said. They took the handcuffs off and without checking his pulse, the officers left him on the floor of the holding cell.

The deputies walked away high-fiving and laughing, Maten said. Several inmates were saying, " 'I can't believe they're doing this,' " Maten said.

Yedo said he stared at Booker, watching his chest, which wasn't moving. One deputy had stayed next to the cell and was also staring at Booker.

"I told the guy, 'Hey, that guy is not breathing,' " Yedo said.

The deputy turned and yelled at the sergeant.

" 'Sergeant, come here. Sergeant, hurry,' " Yedo said he yelled.

Channeling MLK

Booker was the son of a prominent Tennessee pastor, Benjamin Booker. The habitual criminal was arrested in Denver mostly during the 1980s and 1990s for disorderly conduct, trespass, loitering, disturbing the peace, carrying a concealed weapon and threatening assault.

In 2007 and 2008, he was homeless in downtown Memphis, said friend Dennis Lynch of Memphis. Booker often volunteered to work in soup kitchens.

He wrote a book about Martin Luther King Jr., and he sold it on the streets of Memphis, usually to tourists who heard him recite King's famous "I have a dream" speech. When he spoke, crowds of tourists gathered.

"If you closed your eyes, you would think you were in the presence of Martin Luther King," said Memphis Pastor Andrews R. Smith. "People would cry. He was always smiling. His eyes would just shine like a chipmunk."

Booker often accompanied him when he made rounds in downtown Memphis, handing out food to the homeless. They all called him "Martin" because of his speeches.

"Marvin is such a kindhearted person," Smith said. His sweet demeanor makes the circumstances of his death seem suspicious, he said.

When Memphis police cracked down on panhandling, Booker returned to Denver, Lynch said. George Booker, Booker's cousin, said that recently his cousin was volunteering to help the homeless at Denver churches and was trying to turn his life around.

Booker's funeral was Friday at Cathedral of Faith Community Church, the Memphis chapel where his brother C.L. Booker is the pastor. More than 200 people attended the service, in which his father gave the eulogy, Smith said.

Marshmallow Wedding Cakes!

Marshmallows are not just for smores and hot chocolate! Take a look at these marshmallow wedding cake creations that are making their way to a wedding reception near you!

So the question is.... do you dig marshmallow wedding cakes?

Leopard Wedding Dress and More From Harper's Bazaar

The Patricia Schmid Harper’s Bazaar Japan August 2010 magazine spread was just released and it definitely has people talking. From the looks of it, this shoot has a sort of wedding-esque vibe sprinkled with some glam-celeb vintage nuances. Bold brides are going to love this inspiration while traditional brides may turn up their nose to it. Either way, we'll let you make that decision for yourself. Click on the images for a larger view.

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Painted Wedding Cakes

One trend we are starting to see get some buzz is brides choosing "painted" wedding cakes instead of highly-textured fondant designs. If you're a planning bride, I'd keep this option open. Here are a few divine inspirations from JollyBe Bakery to help kick start your creative juices.

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What are you thoughts on painted wedding cakes?

Wedding Photographer FAIL

In case you didn't know, being a wedding photographer is a dangerous profession.

Notorious Private Prison in Brush, CO, women's prison closing

July 02, 2010

Local jobs lost as Brush prison closes
Jesse Chaney, Brush News-Tribune staff writer
Posted: 06/29/2010

High Plains Correctional Facility will close down after the state takes the remaining inmates away from the Brush prison today.

Most of the employees at High Plains Correctional Facility will lose their jobs after the state removes the last remaining inmates from the Brush women’s prison today.

“We have already notified our staffs that most of them unfortunately have to be laid off for now,” said Charles Seigel, spokesman for Houston, Texas-based Cornell Companies, Inc., which owns the Brush prison.

The local facility normally employs 83 people, Seigel said, but management has left about half of the positions vacant in anticipation of the closure. “In the last few months we haven’t filled positions, knowing this was going to happen,” he said.
Three of the roughly 40 current employees will remain on staff to maintain the facility and prepare for any potential new business, but the rest of the workers will lose their jobs, Seigel said.
Cornell has offered to transfer some of the employees to company facilities in other areas, he said. At least 10 of the employees have accepted jobs at a Cornell prison in Hudson, but workers are reluctant to take jobs any farther away.

“We’re still working on trying to find positions as much as possible for people,” he said.

The closure of the facility will also result in a loss of revenue for the city of Brush, said city Finance Officer Joanne Gosselink.
The city will lose roughly $22,000 in annual income it received for processing the prison’s payments from the state, she said. In addition, the city will no longer receive revenue from sales tax on purchases made by the inmates, she said.

“We’re hoping that something comes back in there relatively soon,” she said.

The inmates housed at High Plains Correctional Facility were placed at the private prison through a contract with the Colorado Department of Corrections.

State officials are moving inmates from the Brush facility to various state prisons due to a decline in the number of female prisoners throughout Colorado, Seigel said.

The Brush prison can house up to 272 female prisoners, but Seigel said the facility’s inmate population has been declining.
Cornell will maintain ownership of the Brush facility, and company officials are currently exploring potential ways to put it back to use, he said.

The facility might be converted to a male prison or house inmates from other states if the Colorado Department of Corrections will not use it for female inmates in the future, Seigel said. “It’s always a long-term process,” he said. “It doesn’t happen quickly usually.”
If Cornell officials are able to secure a new operating contract, they might offer to again employ the Brush prison workers who lost their jobs, Seigel said.

The Brush facility opened in 2003 and became High Plains Correctional Facility when Cornell took ownership in 2007, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Located on 22.5 acres of land in northeast Brush, the medium-security prison has more than 5,000 square feet of vocational space, more than 300,000 square feet of outdoor recreational space, a computer lab, 15 classrooms, an indoor gymnasium, a football field, a quarter-mile asphalt track, and a regulation-sized soccer field, baseball field and volleyball court.

It's Here! The Everything Wedding Blog Carnival #6

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A big thanks for Austin Wedding Blog for hosting the sixth edition of the Everything Wedding Blog Carnival! Over 50+ links of wedding goodness! What are you waiting for, jump on over and visit the blog carnival!

Most Patriotic Wedding Dress Ever

In honor of Fourth of July, we present to you the Red, White and Blue patriotic flag wedding dress.

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P.S. We think it's photoshopped too :)

Bacon Ring Bearers

Yes, those are "bacon" suits. Makes you wonder what the wedding cake looked like.

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