Grand Cayman Island. British West Indies. Drive on the left. Watch out for Iguanas. Kiss a stingray. Drink a lot.
We had a photobooth at our wedding reception. Our guests could put on all kinds of fun hats, gloves, feather boas, and other fun accessories. Once they came out they got two prints, one to keep and another to put in a photobook – which served as our guestbook. Fun times were had by all!
Today marks one month until I marry the love of my life, Sara. I thought it would be a good time to post this photo-mosaic of our wedding logo using pictures of the two of us. I plan on printing this out about four feet tall so we can put it above our mantle. I hope it will be something special we can look at for years to come.
The mosaic itself is 40 tiles x 40 tiles for a total of 1,600. I only used about 200 different images, so each one is repeated several times. I even snuck a few pictures of our cats and dog.
That’s all for now. After the wedding I will post all of the great wedding collateral I created – save-the-dates, invitations, programs, thank you notes, etc. Until then, wish us luck!
Update: The website is no longer active.
Lil’ Carol is a close family friend who also happens to resell my father’s honey. Since she’s been doing so well with the honey business I though she should have a website. I created quite a few custom illustrations and gave the whole thing a very artsy craftsy feel. Take a look at it and let me know what you think.
Those that know me, also know that my dad is a beekeeper – or apiarist, if you want to get technical. He started it out about 15 years ago as a hobby with just a couple hives in the garden and it has grown into a full time gig with 150+ hives. You can find his honey locally in Spokane at Main Market Co-op, Simply Northwest, Rusty’s Produce and others. Look for this label:
I have gotten the opportunity to help him out several times over the years. While my dad forgoes gloves and a suit, opting to only wear a veil, I suit up head to toe. He says wearing gloves restrict his fingers too much. Needless to say he gets stung several times a day, it just doesn’t bother him much.
Most years he ships some of his bee hives to farmers in warmer climates for the winter. Almond farmers are said to get triple the almond yield just by putting one hive per acre on their farm. Some apple farmers in Central Washington also use my dad’s bees on their farms. But from spring to fall he keeps his bees here locally in the Inland Northwest, producing some of the finest local honey available.
In a neat little coincidence, I got to do some work for the Spokane Humane Society at about the same time Sara and I were thinking about adopting a dog. This is one of the billboards I created for them and below is Snow, our newest family member. She’s a 10 month old black lab mix and we couldn’t be happier. She’s definitely a keeper.