2018 Recap

Oh 2018.  You were one of those trick years.  We weren’t really sure where you were going come early spring, and then all of a sudden you turned into May, and then June, and then somehow it’s now December 28th.  I really can’t tell you what happened to the last 6 months of my life and how I ended up in the present.  It’s like a week is a day and a month is a week, everything keeps moving faster than me; if it wasn’t for living through strong seasonal changes here, I may not know half a year had flown by.  And what a wonderful year for Christina Logan Design.  I couldn’t be more grateful for the people we’ve met, the weddings and events that took place and the amazing support and help I’ve had along the way.  It was truly a beautiful year (from what I can remember).  Cheers to the start of a new one!

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Photographers in featured order:

John Myers Photography
Lane Photography
Christy Wilson Photography
Sowing Clover
Christina Logan Design
Wilde Company
Jen and Chris Creed
Quay Photos
Life and My Lens
Hannah Elaine Photography
John Myers Photography
Sara-Lane and Stevie
Kelsey Hawkins Photography

Celebrate: My girl

Just remembering back to this day makes my heart swoon a little.  You see, it is only on occasion that you get to witness one of your best friends get married.  And marry someone from your high school, at that!  And this was my lucky day, because years after high school (and no they, never dated one another back then), these two reunited at a bar in town … and history was made.

From the moment I heard the word “wedding” in whisper form off her lips, I couldn’t help my excitement at getting to bring two things I love, together: weddings, and Sarah.  And Dos, he’s pretty cool too.  It was an exciting year of conversations and choices being made to make her day special.  And I am honored to have been asked to be a part in making it all come together.  I love Sarah and her family so much, and it feels really good to welcome Dos into that circle.

And a special thanks to my husband, who was an amazing assistant on this day.
Planner: Christina Logan Design 
Photographer: Chelsea Glavinovich
Venue: Greengate Ranch
Bridal hair/Make-up: The Queen Bees
Catering: Trumpet Vine
Dessert: Trumpet Vine
DJ: Kramer Events 
Florals: April Flowers
Rentals: All About Events

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Celebrate: Amanda & Chris

Amanda & Chris are hysterical.  You have this beautiful, soft-spoken blonde with big blue eyes and a huge warm heart, and then you have her groom; a high-energy, totally wild-spirited guy with fun engraved on his brain, and together, it is magic!  The energy between the two of them is magnetic and they have the family and friends to prove it.

I was so excited to help Amanda and Chris bring the final details of their beautiful day together.  While always meaningful, you can just tell that these two put their priority on the most important place: marriage.  Yes, it was an amazing party, the food was delicious and the decor was beautiful, but above all, it was the union of these two that stood out to me and I was honored to watch it take place.

Thank you Amanda and Chris and congratulations again!  And thanks to this killer team of vendors that I got to work with!

Venue: Houston Station
Wedding Coordinator: Christina Logan Design
Photographer: Q Avenue
Flowers: Phillipe Chadwick
Lighting: Bright Event Productions
Make-up: One 10
Hair: Style Kitchen
Catering: Smoke et Al
Videographer: Please and Thank You Media

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Know: How many cameras does it take …

With media at our fingertips, people now feel the need to capture everything on film, or it’s almost as if it didn’t happen.  With Facebook posts and instagram, snapchat and vine, not to mention twitter we want everything to be captured and shared at a moments notice. I still remember when I thought “why would I need a camera on my phone?” And then I quickly realized the value when I would be out shopping and couldn’t decide whether a certain pair of shoes was right for an outfit!

And that is just regular, daily life.  So when it comes to your wedding, one of the most important days of your existence, it’s no wonder people go crazy over making sure everything is documented!  We want professional and amateur photogs alike to be recording the whole process, so here at CLD we have pulled together some of our fave options for wedding pics.

1. Professional Photographer
Obviously.  But please know how important this is – nothing take place of a real photographer.  Nothing.  They have experience and actually make their living doing this, so do not underestimate their value and why you need them NO MATTER WHAT.  No number of iPhones or aunts and uncles who hobby on the side as a photog can replace them. If I need to elaborate, please email me so I can virtually smack you in the noggin and remind you again why you need one.

2. Videographer
These guys are awesome.  Have you ever talked to someone involved in film?  I guarantee you, you will be hard pressed to find someone more passionate about what they do (or maybe that’s just because we’re partially based in LA and we know a lot of these peeps). Who doesn’t want their own romance film about their wedding?  With a highlight reel and music to fit the mood, videogs work hard to capture your feeling, and it is a wonderful addition to have. That said, it can also be pricey and is often looked at upon as a “luxury” item because you don’t “need” them.  We can also say we’ve never met anyone who weren’t happy they had one!

3. The Photobooth
Photobooths are not necessarily as “hot” as they were four years ago, but they are definitely not going away! These devices are a lot of fun for you to capture your guests having fun, for a cute guest book, and to provide a little entertainment as something for friends and family “to do” when their feet get tired from the dance floor.  Do your research.  Some are cool old school booths you go inside, some are pop-up tents, and others are referred to as “open air”, meaning you’re not enclosed but are standing in front of a backdrop with a photog taking the pics.  Prices can vary greatly, so make sure to investigate to figure out why and then choose the right one for you budget.  This is definitely not a place to blow your budget, there is something for everyone’s checkbook.

4. Twist on Photobooth
These are the new photo booths, that are switching things up from the standard.  From slow motion video clips to virtual graffiti walls, these are the “something unique” that is on the list after “something blue”.  Feel out your crowd and make sure this is the right group to participate: college buddies = yes, weddings full of elder family members = probably not.

5. The Smartphone
A must have, these guys come to a very small price from free to $100.  Of course, we all love instagram, so you could just create your own hashtag and make sure all your guests include it in every picture they post!  There are companies such as Wedding Snap and Capsule Cam where you can have your guests download the app, sign in, and take photos to share with everyone.  These are awesome for a wedding getaway when you have several days with people and want to share all your photos just with your group and download them when you get home.  No need to tag every person in the photo, everyone will see it who is logged in. This is so you can share those special moment!
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We know there are millions of options out there, so take a little time and do some research or hire someone to help you choose what is best for you and your budget to capture those priceless moments at your wedding.  Whatever you do, just remember that this is for fun and try not to get overwhelmed with all the options!