Archive for August, 2009

Engagement photos

22 August 2009

Dan and Jessica, August 2009

Jessica and I went to the studio of our wedding photographer, Perfect Image Ltd., to have some engagement photos taken recently. It went well–here’s a proof shot of one of the images.

Making our wedding bands

5 August 2009

Jessica and I wanted to have bands that were unique–so what better way than to make them ourselves? With the help of Todd at Tap Studios in Cleveland, we crafted some really nice wedding rings.
Jessica’s is a palladium band with a beautiful, hand-crafted nest on top of it. The nest is made out of gold and it has two diamonds set in it. Mine is a very sturdy, attractive palladium band with an asymmetrical darkened line going around it.
You can see the process of making them at our photo album on Webshots.

Jessica and Dan treating the palladium

Jessica working on her ring (4)

Dan and Jessica ready to work with the metal

Jessica polishing her ring

Jessica and the cat

Jessica soldering the gold nest for her ring

the finished wedding bands (4)

Jessica and Dan toast the rings and the upcoming wedding

What to do in Cleveland

2 August 2009

For our guests who are coming to the wedding from out of town, we want to provide a list of places around Cleveland where you can find entertainment, food, and whatever else you might want during your stay. So we’ve compiled a list of notable local places on this page.

Our wedding registries

2 August 2009

For those planning to get us a wedding gift, Jessica and I have set up registries at Crate and Barrel, Macy’s, and Bed, Bath and Beyond. We have guests coming from lots of places so we wanted to register at multiple stores for maximum flexibility.
We’ve set up a page on the wedding web site that has links to our online registries.