15 4 / 2014

This month’s Featured Bride & Groom are
Alyson & Chase
We hope you love watching their beautiful outdoor wedding!
Chase and I met in Nashville, TN because some of our mutual friends were dating. I was a track athlete at Vanderbilt University and he was a baseball player. We spent the next six months hanging out on and off and then he left for spring training. It’s like the saying goes “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” We’ve been together ever since :) Chase proposed at the restaurant where we first met at and planned a whole day of adventures in Nashville. We recently moved to Dallas, TX where I am in graduate school and he is working as a financial research analyst. Our wedding day was absolutely incredible! We had a garden wedding in our family friend’s beautiful backyard. It was a wedding beyond my wildest dreams to the most incredible man I’ve ever know. We are extremely grateful to all of our friends and family for their love and support during this new chapter in our lives!

We chose Wedit because it was incredibly affordable. Professional videography was simply too pricey. We loved the idea that our friends and family could be a part of capturing our day. I think they had so much fun with it and we had such a good time watching the footage. The editing team did an outstanding job putting together a highlight reel, we will cherish these clips forever! 

Thank you to Alyson and Chase for sharing your video.

04 4 / 2014

This week we celebrated Wedit’s 4th birthday. The past four years have been ones of growing and changing. There have been a lot of ups and a lot of downs, but one thing is for sure, we LOVE making couples happy!

The only way to celebrate a birthday is with yummy birthday cake, BUT FIRST we wanted to share some fun numbers with you about Wedit. 

10,640   # of cameras sent out

2128   # of weddings fulfilled

954    # of cans of Mountain Dew our on-staff addict has drank (me)

208   # weekly UPS truck pickups

50   # of states we’ve had weddings in

23   # of terabytes of wedding footage we have

7   # of countries our clients have taken our cameras (that we know of)

3   # of locations of our HQ (soon to be 4 with our permanent home)

2   # of CEOs Wedit has been run by

1   # of cities Wedit has been based in (we heart Detroit!)

What a CRAZY four years it’s been! Happy Birthday, Wedit!

11 3 / 2014

Ok, ok so I’m lying. It still feels like winter here, but we got a quick taste of spring this week which had me so excited for outdoor work outs! Below you will find a workout that can be done with ZERO equipment at any park.

Repeat the circuit 6 times all the way through with 1 minute of rest between each one.

1. Park bench step up- 15x each leg

2. Tricep Dips- 25x

3. Decline Pushups- 10x

4. Split Squats- 20x each leg

Have fun with your workouts and as soon as it gets warm, head outside!

Xoxo,

Sarah

04 3 / 2014

Check out the Featured Bride and Groom of March. This couple was married September 28, 2013. We hope you love their story as much as we do!

TJ’s bio: As every couple does, we place bets from time to time on who’s right and who’s wrong.  I let her win on the stipulation that she would get a date night (Friday 9/28) to the restaurant of her choice.  I narrowed it down to two Italian restaurants here in town.  She chose Rossini’s, a romantic restaurant close to the house. In order to set the mood, I hired a violinist to serenade us at the restaurant and great photographer to capture the moment. The night of our proposal, it was rainy outside and I wasn’t dressed, so she suggested us moving the date to the following night.  It took all I had to play it cool and not scream ‘NO, we have to go tonight!’ We had to be there at the right time to ensure the photographer and the violinist were in place.  We arrived to the restaurant just as the photographer and the violinist were walking in, so they awkwardly pretended to know each other and hide the instrument.  The mood was perfect, the lighting was low, music was gentle, and even the cold rain gave being inside for dinner a certain warmth.  She was sat with her back to the restaurant, so the violin and any on-lookers wouldn’t get her attention.  When the time came, as the violinist approached the restaurant staff gathered around and the music started.  I got down on one knee and her eyes and face turned to disbelief.  I affirmed it was a yes! And one year to the day of our proposal we were married.

Nicole’s bio: When we started the planning process, our wedding planner (my mom - lucky me!!) asked us to pick 5 words to describe our wedding: romantic, soft, organic, warm, fun. We wanted the day to have an effortless, unplanned feeling - it actually takes a lot of planning, faith, and love to create that type of event! And we needed all three (planning, faith, love) to make it through our very rainy wedding day! As every couple does with an outdoor ceremony, we checked the weather reports endlessly with the chance of rain increasing daily leading up to our day! On the day of, we watched as the rain poured down on the ceremony site. It actually a beautiful rain - a true Texas thunderstorm. Family and friends checked in on me non-stop throughout the day, I guess they thought I would be panicked. But to their surprise, and mine, I felt completely calm relishing in the fact that I would marry the man of my dreams rain or shine. As our video shows, having faith worked, because the sky cleared 15 minutes before our ceremony - creating a beautiful sky for a magical day!

Why wedit: We are so thankful to have found Wedit - the cameras met so many of our wedding day requirements! As with most couples, we had a very hard time selecting, which family/friends would participate in our wedding. With 7 bridesmaids and groomsmen, we were out of space in the wedding party! The cameras provided an opportunity for close friends and family to participate in the wedding in such an intimate way. We loved that each person we chose would be a permanent and very important part of our wedding. On the more practical side, Wedit is a cost effective way to have a beautiful wedding video while staying within our budget. Finally, the cameras lent themselves perfectly to the style we wanted for both our wedding and wedding video.   

Our goal was to create an organic feel to the evening - these cameras exemplify “organic” with each capturing a unique perspective and perfectly put together and edited by the Wedit team! 

Thank you Nicole & TJ for allowing us to share your story. 

26 2 / 2014

If you’re anything like me, you have the best intentions of planning your meals at the beginning of the week. You’ll have healthy options and not waste any food. Then the week starts. You don’t know what you’re going to have for dinner until you walk in the door after work. Luckily, this meal is super easy, quick, AND it’s pretty healthy!

Ingredients:

- 1 tablespoon olive oil

- 2 garlic cloves, minced

- 1¼ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

- 1 cup uncooked, pre-rinsed quinoa

- 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies

- 1 15.5-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

- 1½ cups frozen corn kernels

- ½ teaspoon cumin

- ½ teaspoon salt

- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

For topping:

- Chopped fresh cilantro

- Reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

- Fat-free plain Greek Yogurt

Instructions:

1. In large saucepan, heat the olive oil to medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant – about 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients (minus the cilantro and the toppings) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 – 25 minutes. Stir in cilantro just before serving. Serve with toppings.

I added ground turkey to mine and it was extra yummy! 

Click here to find another recipe for this dish.

Enjoy!

Xoxo,

Sarah

18 2 / 2014

There are a million reasons to work out, but the number one reason should be for yourself! It’s proven that working out improves you mood, controls weight, prevents many diseases and health conditions, gives you energy, and helps promote better sleeping habits. That being said, summertime is also right around the corner, and summer bodies are made in the winter! 

Today we have a great ab workout for you brought to you by Tone it Up. They have some great workout videos that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Try this one out and bust your winter blues!

Enjoy your sweat sesh!

Xoxo,

Sarah

11 2 / 2014

A new month means a new featured bride and groom!

This month we spotlight Brandi & Marchal Married August 17, 2013.

You can read their bio and view their video below.

Everyone says your wedding day will be a blur, and it certainly was, but there are two moments that really stand out. The first came at the start of the reception, right after we made our grand entrance. We were standing in the center of the dance floor and all of our guests were standing around us when our DJ said “Marchal and Brandi, this has probably been a whirlwind of a day, but I want you to take a minute and look around you - look at the day you’ve created and the loved ones who are here to celebrate with you.” And we did… we just stopped and took it all in and things actually slowed down for a minute, sort of like a movie. Everyone was quiet and smiling and it just felt like there was nothing but love all around us. We’re so thankful to have had that moment, and watching our Wedit footage always brings that feeling back!

Our other favorite memory was when a friend asked us if we realized that everyone was standing for our entire ceremony. We had a close friend get ordained and perform the ceremony for us, and while the three of us had talked about the ceremony flow, none of us gave any thought to the “please be seated” part! The ceremony was only a few minutes long, so it was really no big deal. What was so memorable about this conversation was that we looked at each other and both said “Nope, I had no idea!” One hundred people were standing instead of sitting and we had absolutely no clue - for those five minutes, we only saw each other, cheesy as that sounds. We cracked up when we saw the Wedit footage and sure enough, everyone was standing!

There’s a lot of sticker-shock in wedding planning, but videographer pricing definitely took the cake. A professional videographer would have been almost a quarter of our wedding budget, and so many people had told us that they’d only watched their wedding video once or twice that it just didn’t seem worth it. Still photos were really our priority (you can’t hang a video on your wall!), so we started researching alternatives and came across Wedit. It seemed like a great deal so we decided to give it a shot, knowing that we wouldn’t be out too much if the footage didn’t come out well. Luckily, our guests were very dedicated to the task! They captured all the best moments, and the editors at Wedit did an amazing job of stitching it all together into a fantastic video. It was one of the best decisions we made in wedding planning!

 

Thank you to Brandi & Marchal, we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

06 2 / 2014

With spring around the corner now is a good time to clear out your closet. Were you a bridesmaid more times than you can remember? Did you purchase two wedding gowns because you couldn’t make up your mind on just one? Do you still have your senior prom gown? Wedit is happy to announce it’s first annual formalwear drive, Re-Dress to Impress, Gifting Gowns for a Greater Good. We are asking for your donations as we fill our closet with formal dresses. Wedit will open its doors for a closet drive that will allow students from a local high school to select a dress to wear to their prom and future brides in our area to find the gown of their dreams, free of cost!

 
To donate your gently used formal gowns.
Contact Wedit during the month of February.
Email with the number of dresses you would like to donate donations@wedit.com.
We will provide you with a prepaid UPS shipping label.
Put your gowns in the mail.
Receive a receipt for your records to write off your donation.



No dress… no problem please help us spread the word!

With spring around the corner now is a good time to clear out your closet. Were you a bridesmaid more times than you can remember? Did you purchase two wedding gowns because you couldn’t make up your mind on just one? Do you still have your senior prom gown? 

Wedit is happy to announce it’s first annual formalwear drive, Re-Dress to Impress, Gifting Gowns for a Greater Good. We are asking for your donations as we fill our closet with formal dresses. Wedit will open its doors for a closet drive that will allow students from a local high school to select a dress to wear to their prom and future brides in our area to find the gown of their dreams, free of cost!
 
To donate your gently used formal gowns.
  1. Contact Wedit during the month of February.
  2. Email with the number of dresses you would like to donate donations@wedit.com.
  3. We will provide you with a prepaid UPS shipping label.
  4. Put your gowns in the mail.
  5. Receive a receipt for your records to write off your donation.
No dress… no problem please help us spread the word!

28 1 / 2014

Let’s face it, the Super Bowl is less about football and more about the party and you can’t really have a party without good food. So we’ve gathered some of our favorite Super Bowl themed recipes to share with you. Enjoy!

First up, Crescent Pepperoni Rolls.

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Ingredients:

1 can refrigerated crescent rolls

40 slices pepperoni

4 pieces of mozzarella string cheese, cut in half

garlic powder

pizza sauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375. Unroll crescent rolls and separate into 8 triangles. Place 5 slices of pepperoni on each roll. Place 1 half string cheese on each roll and roll up. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Place rolls on baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with a side of warm pizza sauce.

Secondly, we have Poppyseed Ham and Cheese Sliders- because what’s a football game without a slider?

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Recipe found at: Comfy in the Kitchen

Ingredients:

1 lb deli ham thinly sliced

½ lb baby swiss cheese

2 pkgs (24 count total) dinner rolls

½ cup butter

2 Tbsp prepared mustard

1 Tbsp Worcestershire

1 Tbsp poppy seeds

⅓ cup brown sugar

Directions:

Make sandwiches with rolls, ham and cheese -fill a 9×13 pan with these (you can squeeze them in). In a medium sauce pan on the stove bring to a soft boil: butter, mustard, worcestershire, poppy seeds, and brown sugar. Pour sauce over top of sandwiches. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for appox. 25 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.

We hope you enjoy the game and all of the yummy food!

Xoxo,

Sarah

14 1 / 2014

Deciding whether or not to give the option of “plus one” can be a very difficult and sensitive subject. When has someone been in a relationship long enough to include their significant other? Should you feel guilty for not providing a plus one option? How do you handle guests that are upset with your decision? Basically the whole process is very stressful. 

First thing’s first: stay calm. This is YOUR wedding, and you’re inviting guests who you want to add to your special day, not your best friend’s on again off again fling. You don’t have to worry about pleasing every single person in attendance, because the odds of that happening are astronomically low. Your guests are there for you and want to celebrate your marriage whether they are with a date or not.

Here are a few general ideas to follow. Try to group single guests at tables to sit with each other so they can party stag together. A large group of co workers or teammates can be invited without plus ones. If you have someone traveling from out of town who may not know other guests give them the option of a plus one so they are not totally alone. Whether they are dating someone or not, the wedding party should get dates. They did shell out quite a bit of time and money over the last year. It is also a good idea to address the invitation personally to dates. I think if you know their partners name without having to search social media it is safe to say they should be invited. 

Ultimately this is your day and you should include only the people you want to attend. 

~Alex K~ 

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