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Our Work

Our Wedding: The "Wedsite"

In attempts to be environmentally-conscious, we chose to distribute all of our wedding communications via email and our website. Furthermore, not a lot of couples have careers as an interactive developer and software engineer, so we felt we had to take advantage or our technical skills to create a fun wedding website (or “WEDsite” as Lovestru.ck likes to call them).

I incorporated our wedding color scheme, typography and design elements into the wedsite to make it cohesive with our other wedding stationary and decor. I designed the wedsite to give our guests a sneak peak of what to expect from our wedding and provide them with any pertinent wedding information.

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Home Page

Once I had finished the design, I developed the website’s functionality. Our wedsite doesn’t have a traditional layout. The navigation links direct the user to the different sections of the website on one giant “page” rather than a bunch of separate pages.

One of the coolest features of our wedsite is the RSVP widget. We created a database of all of our wedding guests and assigned them a unique ID that was emailed to them with their save the dates. Our guests used their ID to login and RSVP for our wedding. You can view the RSVP widget by clicking on the “Guest Info” link on the home section.

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You can use my sister’s ID (6712) to see how the widget works. Once our guests filled out the form, their information was saved in our database, so we could easily see who could attend and how many people would need special meals from our caterer.


RSVP Results

Wedsite design and development is included in Lovestru.ck’s a la carte services (the Lovestru.ck website will be up this weekend for you to view all of our design and planning services). I look forward to sharing more personalized client wedsites with you.


Our Wedding: The video

We received our wedding video yesterday from the talented Lukas Holoubek. It perfectly captures everything about that day- the tremendous decorating process lead by an army of family and friends, the personalized ceremony, all of the decorating details, the heartfelt toasts, the outrageously fun photobooth and of course the energetic dance party! I thought this video would be a great way to begin a series of wedding blog posts. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll explain all of the wedding details from the stationary to the attire and much much more!

Candace and Rich from Luke Holoubek on Vimeo.


Lovestru.ck Rings for Omaha Fashion Week

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Lovestru.ck favors for Omaha Fashion Week 2011

Omaha Fashion Week was two weeks ago, and my lovely friend, Megan Hunt from Princess Lasertron, asked me to contribute to her VIP gift bags. I obviously wanted to spread the word about Lovestru.ck, but I knew I needed to choose my communication medium wisely.

In order to tie in fashion with the bridal industry, I decided to create faux engagement rings. Each ring box was wrapped with the following message:

Here for you when you receive the ultimate accessory.

I attached my contact information and placed a huge heart-shaped ring in each box. I hope it was a fun surprise for those who received the gift bags!


Planning a Wedding in 4 Days…..

Last Monday, I received an email from a woman in Colorado asking to help coordinate her wedding in Iowa on Friday (yep that’s right, four days later…). Sensing the distress in her email, I jumped at the opportunity to help her. The couple was simply focused on getting married, so I worked with the Iowa County Clerk to coordinate the ceremony with a judge and make sure they had fulfilled all of the requirements for a marriage license.

No matter how big or small an event, it gives me so much satisfaction knowing that I helped a couple to achieve a huge milestone in their lives. I wish them all the best!

Rich and I had a fun weekend. We each tried different selections from the three-course menu at Bread and Cup, and we kept score on who picked the best from each course. Rich won with the best appetizer (caprese salad) and dessert (bacon ice cream), but my eggplant parmesean with pesto beat out his beef short rib for best entree. Rich took me to Harry Potter on Sunday. I’m proud to admit that I bawled my eyes out. Who wants to go see it with me again!?

Speaking of emotions, I have spent the last couple of weeks gathering pictures for our wedding slideshow. As I was grouping pictures together, I ran across this combination, and I couldn’t stop laughing. Can anyone tell which one is Rich and which one is me…? Some of you know that I was haunted by the bowl-cut as a child, and I think the picture below explains why.

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Rich and Candace? or… Candace and Rich?