- Family and friends are starting to stream into town
- I must keep my ring warm for it to slip onto my finger
- I’m very hungry, but don’t know if I can eat
- I have to get my car washed and my nails done today
- The wedding rehearsal begins at 4:30 tonight
- Our rehersal dinner is going to be awesome
- All tuxedos have been picked up and are at the hotel
- I should probably shower before leaving the house to get Peet’s
- Consider me completely incommunicado until Sunday
- When our ceremony begins, a transcript will be auto-posted here
I’ve known Robert Scoble for years – long before blogging was blogging, and long before he was working at Microsoft. I was lucky enough to be present at his nuptuals a few years back, too. He embodies the true geek spirit, and anybody who says otherwise simply does not know Robert like I’ve known him. Maryam is, without argument, his soul mate – and I’m so happy that they’ve found one another. For this reason, I’m equally as thrilled to have Maryam as Ponzi’s matron of honor.
The two of ’em invited us down to stay with them at their Half Moon Bay home. Before I commit a social faux pas, I just had to say “thank you” in a public fashion. Ponzi and I had a great time. The combination bachelor / bachelorette party couldn’t have been any better. I saw a fantastic Pacific sunset, I got to hang with old friends, I got to meet industry visionaries, I got to attend a fantastic drag show at Asia SF, and I got to drink a $14 mimosa at the Ritz.
I don’t have a wedding page (or site) set up yet – I think I’m just looking for the right Web template to use for it. I must document these experiences now while they’re still fresh in my mind. We’re less than a month away from getting married. Ponzi and myself, that is – not Robert and me! Anybody know of any good WordPress wedding-styled templates (or someone who could put one together for us)?
There’s apparently only one name in town when it comes to Seattle wedding video production: Cory Bogle. Just about “everybody” has recommended him to us, including digital strangers who privately answered my public request for local videographer recommendations the other day. Knowing that we were in the eleventh hour with wedding planning (less than a month away), Ponzi and I were not expecting to hear back from Bogle Productions. A few hours ago, Cory (himself) called. Within minutes, we had secured our video package – which will be recorded in high definition!
More importantly, Cory has given us permission to share our (fully produced) wedding video with everybody online. This level of distribution was very important to both Ponzi and me, as most of our family and friends will not be able to attend the ceremony. While our video will be recorded and archived in 1080i, I’ll have to locate an HD-DVD or Blu-ray burner to put that particular format directly on a disc. We’ll likely encode the video in both high-def WMV (as well as MP4) for anybody to stream / download.
I come to you this afternoon seeking wedding video recommendations! Do you know someone who shoots excellent HD wedding video in the Seattle area? We’d like to have more than just still photos from our wedding. Ponzi and I have seen streaming video samples from just about every other local wedding video producer, and I don’t think a single one of them looks very professional. Actually, we found one producer – but he never got back to us. At this point, we’re looking for a happy medium between elegance and affordability – as the wedding is on December 9th. I would much rather be recording the ceremony in high definition, but may have to abandon that dream altogether – as “nobdody” seems to be doing it. Moreover, I want to be able to put the video online to share with the world, but… again, we can’t seem to find the “perfect” wedding video production team. Know anybody?