Real Wedding Story: Kaptur your Wedding!

Meghan McMahon was kind enough to tell us the story of her wedding and how she Kaptur’d every moment when she got married in Williamsburg, VA.

Real Wedding Story

How did your husband propose?
My family was having a birthday party for my brother-in-law then having more friends over later for swimming, dancing and drinks on our back deck. My husband used this opportunity to pull me aside and pop the question. When we came back, the DJ (my brother-in-law) was playing Beyoncé‘s “Single Ladies”!

Did anything unexpected happen on the day?
We had more time than we thought we would. I’m a planner, so I baked in an hour between the wedding and cocktail hour – but pictures didn’t last too long and our guests arrived early. So we entered the reception early!

Were there any unusual themes or special touches for the wedding?
We both went to James Madison University and we had the traveling Duke Dog (mascot) attend – which was just a small statue named Road Dawg. We really wanted our wedding to be simple and elegant, so our small touches were there.

What Meghan had to say about Kaptur:
I love being able to see all my photos and friends’ photos from our big day in one place. I know my friends have enjoyed seeing them all together and have created albums of their own. I am excited to incorporate this into other events in the future!

Thanks Meghan! It sounds like you had an amazing day.

Real Wedding: Jordan and Leanne, Photographed by David and Sherry

David & Sherry, of David Buck Photography, are an international award-winning team of photographers who love life, capturing couples in love and just plain having a good time. 

We spoke to David and Sherry about what it was like to work with Jordan and Leanne on their engagement, wedding, and Ever After photo-shoots:

“What an incredible couple.  Sherry and I feel like we have known Jordan and Leanne forever even though it’s just been since they started planning their wedding.” 

Their wedding looks beautiful! We love all the purple accents. We asked David and Sherry to tell us a little more about the couple’s wedding day:

“Jordan & Leanne got married just outside Toronto, Canada on a day which featured everything from the heaviest of rain to the brightest sunshine. It all started at the Hilton hotel in Markham, then they were swept off by limo to the Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Stouffville. Even though the weather man was forecasting rain, the rain held off for the ceremony, and the sun even came out as they were saying their vows! The day was filled with love and joy between family, friends and everyone else.”  

It looks like some of these pictures really capture the essence of the moment – any good stories you would like to share?

“Leanne said to us, ‘I know it’s cheesy, but I want the guys to hold me up in the air.’  I secretly thought, it would be better if they were throwing her in the air…so I told the guys to throw her in the air without Leanne noticing, and as they had her held, up she went, complete with an excellent expression.”

“I asked Leanne after the wedding what Jordan said that made her laugh like this…She had no idea. It will remain a mystery.”

Anything else you would like to add?

“Thank you [Jordan and Leanne] so much for having fun all day long and allowing us to be part of your wedding.”

See what Jordan and Leanne say about David and Sherry here.

More about the photographers: David & Sherry are based part of the year in Los Cabos, Mexico and the other part near Toronto, Canada, this couple loves to travel and enjoys the challenges of a new location. They have been published on the top Canadian wedding sites, have been awarded multiple awards from the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and just this year had one of their images chosen by Junebug Weddings as one of the 50 best of the best wedding photos of 2011.

Lovesick – A Wedding Expo for the Cool at Heart

Kaptur is excited to be attending the Lovesick Expo this Saturday, January 7th at The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn! The “Wedding Expo for the Cool at Heart” will feature an elite array of local talent and hand-crafted, eco-friendly goods appealing to independent-minded couples. Unlike more traditional expos, Lovesick is proud to be an earth-friendly, guy-friendly, same-sex-couple-friendly, and budget-friendly event!

Lovesick will also showcase on‐site beauty and fashion makeovers, live music, and a cash bar for those of legal drinking age.

Lovesick Expo

We hope to see you there!

For more information…
Email: lovesickexpo@gmail.com
Address: The Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Time: 11am-3pm
Tickets: http://lovesick2012nyc.eventbrite.com/

 

 

Celebrity weddings to be on the lookout for in 2012!

Happy New Year from all of us here at Kaptur!

If you are like us, you just can’t wait to catch a glimpse of newly leaked celebrity wedding photos. 2011 has been an eventful year filled with memorable ones and with celebrity couples announcing their engagements, we have a lot to look forward to in 2012!

Take a look at our top 12 celebrity weddings to look forward to in 2012:

1. Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves - he proposed to the mother of his two children, Levi and Vida, on Christmas day.

2. Britney Spears & Jason Trawick - on December 16th, Britney excitedly tweeted about her engagement to Trawick, who proposed to her on his 40th birthday. The pop princess began dating her former agent in 2009.

3. Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson - they announced their engagement on November 14, 2010, but the pair have put their wedding plans on hold until after the birth of their first child.

4. Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman - Hathaway’s actor/jewelry designer beau of three years proposed to her with a ring that he co-designed.

5. Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied - The pair began dating while working together on Black Swan. In December 2010 they announced that they were engaged and expecting their first child, Aleph, who was born in June.

6. Kate Hudson & Matthew Bellamy – the actress announced her engagement to her boyfriend of a year, Muse frontman Bellamy, during a live interview on the Today Show in April. Their son, Bringham Hawn Bellamy, was born in July.

7. Ellie Kemper & Michael Koman – the Bridesmaids star will need some bridesmaids of her own when she marries Late Night with Conan O’Brien writer Michael Koman.

8. Tracy Morgan & Megan Wollover – the 30 Rock funnyman put aside the jokes when he proposed to his model girlfriend. Wollover reported that his proposal “wasn’t anything crazy. He was on bended knee.”

9. Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler – the reality star and Chicago Bears quarterback are once again engaged to be married. The duo split in July, but Cavallari tweeted about their reunion and was seen sporting her ring again on November 30th.

10. Elizabeth Hurley & Shane Warne – while on vacation in Scotland, the former Australian cricket player proposed to his actress girlfriend of 10 months. This will be the second marriage for both of them.

11. John Legend & Chrissy Teigen – Legend proposed to his longtime girlfriend, model Teigen, while travelling over the Christmas holidays.

12. Stanley Tucci & Felicity Blunt – Emily Blunt set up big sis, Felicity, on a date with her “The Devil Wears Prada” co-star, Stanley Tucci. Apparently the pair hit it off, as they are now engaged to be married.

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Happy Holidays from Kaptur!

The holiday season is upon us and Kaptur has had a lot to be excited about in 2011! Here’s a quick run down:

  • We have updated our website with a beautiful new design – www.kaptur.com
  • Beyoncé became a fan of Kaptur and we had a successful partnership with her, Vera Wang and WeddingWire! If you haven’t yet, check out the site here: http://beyonce.kaptur.com
  • Over 23,000 US newlyweds have signed up to use Kaptur in the past 2 months
  • The Wall Street Journal, Business News Daily, and Reuters wrote lovely stories about us; check out the Reuters piece here: Startup aims to Kaptur bigger slice of lucrative wedding market
  • We have a patent pending
  • Kaptur moved to a brand new office near the Highline and the Lot – Colicchio & Sons’ beer garden and our favorite summer happy hour spot
  • We hired some awesome people to join the Kaptur team
We couldn’t have done any of this without you, our investors, partners, and customers! Thank you so much and Happy Holidays! 2012 is already set to bring many exciting opportunities, so keep an eye on our blog for more updates.