Monday, September 13, 2010

Quoted in the New York Times!

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know (because I was shouting it from the rooftops) that I was recently interviewed by the New York Times about our wedding.  I know...the NEW YORK TIMES!!!  I'm still in shock too!  HERE'S A LINK TO THE ARTICLE.  You might have to create an account and sign in to be able to view it.  I was out of town and didn't have a chance to pick up a hard copy of the NYT, so if anyone has one, please let me know!

So, how did this happen?  The absolutely lovely and talented Kathryn over at Snippet & Ink recommended me to the NYT as a real bride that used blogs as inspiration during the wedding planning process.  Snippet & Ink is famous for featuring gorgeous inspiration boards, focused around a color scheme, an idea, a holiday, a location, an item, etc.  Kathryn has impeccable taste and comes up with some really incredible creations.  Our wedding was featured on Snippet & Ink last summer (here) and I mentioned to Kathryn that her website and other blogs were a huge part of the inspiration/idea process.  Kathryn must see hundreds of weddings a week, so I'm completely honored that she thought of me for the interview.

I also was beyond thrilled to see a few references to Weddingbee in the article.  When the author asked me about whether I got inspiration from real life brides, I immediately told him all about Weddingbee, which is a blog that features around 20 real brides blogging daily about their wedding planning process, ideas, inspiration, projects, pictures, etc.  Weddingbee also has a forum where you can chat with other brides, classifieds where you can buy/sell wedding items, DIY tutorials and a large picture gallery.  It's updated about 25 times a day, so there's always something new and fresh to read every time you go back. 

I found Weddingbee during my planning and was blown away by all of the amazing, talented, smart, crafty, accomplished, funny women bloggers featured on this site.  I felt like I really got to know them by going through the process and emotions of planning a wedding together.  I still follow a lot of their personal (non-wedding) blogs, which involve being newlyweds, buying new homes and being new moms.  Unfortunately I found the website a little too late to apply to be a "Bee" on Weddingbee (that would have been so cool!).  But I did meet some amazing people/vendors through that site and made a few friends along the way. 

So, if you're planning a wedding (or just love weddings as much as I do), you MUST familiarize yourself with Snippet & Ink and Weddingbee ASAP.  That's my wedding-related PSA for the day.  And my 15 minutes of fame are now up, so I'm going back to my day job. 

Tootles.

16 comments:

  1. That's so cool - GOOD FOR YOU! :)

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  2. Thats great! I saw your tweets and just read the article, how cool!!!

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  3. I saw it on Weddingbee's twitter! How awesome. :)

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  4. i must have found your blog from Weddingbee, although I don't remember how! [what's your username over there?]
    love this little psa :-)

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  5. Congrats on the great quotes in the article and thanks tons for recommending Weddingbee!!! I found your blog thru Weddingbee too a while back :)

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  6. So flippin cool! And I can totally believe that of all the weddings the Snippet & Ink people see that they'd remember yours - it was GORGEOUS! You are a great example of how you can use the internet for inspiration in wedding planning without totally ripping off other people's weddings. You had so many beautiful, creative touches!

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  7. now that is just too cool!!
    i never discovered weddingbee while planning!

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  8. That is awesome, Sara!! I can say I knew you back when... :-)

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  9. You're a celebrity! Love it! I am so happy for you!

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  10. Look at you! You're big time now!! How exciting!

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  11. OMG Sara! You go girl! Don't forget us little people when you make it BIG TIME! I have a feeling your 15 minutes isn't quite up yet ;)

    Mwah! xoxo

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  12. How exciting! I wish I could have found Weddingbee before my wedding - it would have made such a difference! :)

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  13. That's so exciting!!! And, both blogs are absolutely wonderful (and, of course, I'm partial to one, but I love Kathryn's, too!!)

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