March 10, 2009

Wishful Thinking

I have to credit my brother-in-law with this recent videographer extraordinaire, Jason Magbanua. He takes wedding videography to a whole new level. With my ten-year anniversary rapidly approaching, I can't help wishing I'd known about this guy because the way he captures wedding memories is so completely compelling that compared to most videos that are, to be frank, boring to anyone other than the couple that was married, you'll want to watch his over and over again. Here are just a few of my faves....Enjoy!

"1234" by the Plain White T's

"Viva la Vida" by Coldplay

Cheska and Doug SDE from Jason Magbanua on Vimeo.

P.S. Too bad he's all the way in the Philippines and he's only been doing this for the last nine years, so he wouldn't have been available for my wedding anyway. Oh well.

February 23, 2009

Valentine's in Vegas

I must admit, it sounds a bit cheese-y, doesn't it? Valentine's in Vegas? Really?! Not to mention the irony husband and I don't gamble! So why would we choose this place of all the possibly far more romantic locales we could have decided upon? Namely this, it afforded me the opportunity to attend a production I've been wanting to watch for years, the Cirque du Soleil. For our very first show, we went to see Mystere and I was not disappointed! Touted as "an intriguing blend of beauty and strength, power and grace, passion and precision", Mystere was just that. I was truly amazed by the talent, strength and skill of the artists. Their performances left me awestruck and many times on the edge of my seat. I can't wait to watch another one!

entrancing drummers

amazing acrobats

astounding contortionists

fantastical costumes