as of 9:00 PM, Friday, November 22nd, For Philippines With Love has raised $10,060!!!
that’s 10 Shelterboxes which means about 10 families or 100 people that we will all be helping!!!
you guys….i mean seriously.
heartfelt thanks to you all, especially those that were part of the Encarnacions’ Portraits For Philippines.
it’s still going on through Monday, so please please please keep spreading the word and sharing what we are up to.
since i missed last week’s confetti throw fridays because of the Blogger Day of Silence, here’s ten to enjoy this week.
always so happy to share these with you all every friday. hope you enjoy them as much as i enjoy picking them. and again, remember to go check out more from each link!
oh by the way, i’ll be going camping with all the PHOTO FIELD TRIP folks this coming february 2014! so excited!
such a fun and sweet couple captured by
Jonathan and Joanne are family to me as well as their two little girls. their support for this blog as well as myself personally have carried me through plenty of hard times. love their hearts and love their work.
this feature is perfect timing for what they’re doing for FOR PHILIPPINES WITH LOVE. when For Japan With Love last time, these guys donated about $3,000 from money they raised from their portrait sessions. they’re doing the same right now, but this time, it means so much more because this devastating natural disaster hit their homeland. check out what they’re doing with PORTRAITS FOR PHILIPPINES, but they’re also donating an entire wedding package too! head on over HERE for more details and mosey around THEIR BLOG for their talented, gorgeous work too. (update: they just donated $5,000 from their portrait sessions!!!)
“Amanda had tons of very cool details in her wedding:
she gave her flower girls necklaces. Aaron sent her a card on the morning of their wedding. Amanda and Aaron chose to have a first look before the ceremony. Amanda’s father had passed away not too long ago, so to keep him near, she had his portrait on her bouquet. Amanda and Aaron passed their wedding rings around on a custom pillow for their guests to touch and bless with their love. Every guest received a custom candle at their table. They also received homemade pickles, which were amazing. At the beginning of the reception, Amanda and Aaron showed their engagement video. I love their custom cake topper (created by a friend) and I love them. Very genuine, sweet people.”
many thanks to
for sharing this sweet wedding.
Paige and Blake’s work is amazing so you need to check out more over HERE.
other wedding vendors included:
excited to have the work of
on the blog with this wedding.
”Between all of the DIY details and a gorgeous natural venue, this wedding stands out among all I shot this summer. Jenna’s creative handiwork and careful hunting at Goodwill and Craigslist is etched into every detail — the seating chart, centerpieces, antique napkins, table numbers, programs, jam favors….she even gifted her bridesmaids with a homemade bottle of bourbon vanilla extract. My personal favorite detail was the brooch pinned to Jenna’s bouquet — a photo of her father, who passed away a few years ago but was with her in spirit. Other DIY additions and decor came from friends and family, like the string heart and letters on the guest table along with the guestbook (made by groom’s sister), vintage typewriter and telephone (from groom’s grandparents), champagne glasses (originally from bride’s parents’ wedding), and wedding favor box (built by groom’s grandfather). The lavender details and teal/blue/lavender color scheme gave a vintage, soft, and romantic, but fresh and vibrant feel to the day. These two truly took pride in creating a beautiful surrounding for the best day of their lives. “
other wedding vendors included:
as i sit here, i count my blessings that i have a bed, food, water, and electricity. my mind wanders to those in the Philippines with none of that. i can’t even imagine.
honestly, i feel a little defeated that the media isn’t helping make the help that the Philippines need more visible and heard. but it doesn’t meant that i’m not going to stop trying. instead of my regular scheduled post, today is my post is for For Philippines with Love.
in remembrance of those lives lost in the wake of typhoon haiyan and this post is raised in hope for those still alive and holding on to whatever faith they have that things will be ok again.
how does having a Blogger Day of Silence help? well when we did this for For Japan With Love, over 1200+ bloggers got involved and i significantly remember when i went to bed the night before, we had raised $28,000 and four hours later when i woke up, the amount was $44,000. so oh yes, it helps for sure. every little helps.
so please if you can, donate.
but more importantly, take a moment today to think of those in the Philippines.
always guaranteed a solid talented photographer is a fantastical storyteller with their images.
is no exception to this as evident with this wedding.
also loving the high collared bride’s gown. an absolute stunner.
check out more of Benj’s work on HIS BLOG. you know just from this wedding that you won’t be disappointed.