Thursday, September 30, 2010

5 groom tips by Peter Bruce Photo

Yes w e all know that the wedding is the ladies big day. OK Down with that...But the men need to know a thing or two about what to do.You bought the ring,dropped to your knee and popped the question, and now you get to kick back until your wedding day rolls around, right? Well, that's one option, but the best way to keep her happy -- and you out of the doghouse -- is to get involved. Here are Peter Bruce Photos top 5 tips for being the best groom.

And girls who see this PLEASE pass it on to your men

1. Have an Opinion.Say your 2 cents

This is your wedding too, so get in on the planning. Pick a few things that interest you like the music or wine . You don't have to wax poetic on the difference between lilies and daisies for the bridesmaid bouquets, but give your opinion on the major planning points; it'll let your fiance know she's not in this alone. And wouldn't it be nice to know a little something about your wedding before you attend it?

If she's doing the majority of the planning, she's probably bordering on wedding overload.

2. Relish Your Wedding Registry,Make it fun

It may seem like a tedious task, but think about it: You get to wander around a store, picking things you want that someone most likely will buy you -- you can’t beat that. Better yet, it’s now common to shop beyond the kitchen department. Consider home electronics, power tools, and camping gear. Can't justify shelling out for a plasma screen yourself? Throw it on your wedding reg , and a group of friends might buy it for you!

3. Don't Be a Pushover stand your ground

She wants to register for a yellow comforter with little yellow flowers, and you don't want to have to stash your bedspread in the closet every time your friends come over. See if you can meet her halfway: Tell her the floral patterns are a bit much, but you're fine with yellow, maybe in another style. You'll make her happy and salvage your manhood.

4. Give Her a Break,she is under stress

If she's doing most of the planning for your wedding, she's probably bordering on wedding overload. You need to make sure she doesn't have an ulcer (or a grudge!) by the time she walks down the aisle. Give her a night to relax and cook her dinner, do the dishes, rent her favorite movie (yes, even a chick flick), and remind her why wedding planning is worth the stress.

5. Be a Buffer the go to man

If your mom is calling your fiance every hour to talk about the wedding, you run the risk of major family conflict, with you stuck in the middle. Your mission: Keep the peace. Call your mom and let her know that while you appreciate her interest and excitement, it's your wedding and she needs to give you two some planning space. Take responsibility for communicating with your family so that you can filter out petty worries from legitimate concerns.

Guys out there I hope this helps out. Let me know

Peter Bruce Photo

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Clos La Chance wedding by Peter Bruce Photo

Located adjacent to the sixth hole of the exclusive CordeValle Golf Course, and overlooking acres of vineyards and open land, Clos LaChance surrounds you with beauty and elegance the minute you enter the grounds. A petite courtyard, graced by a bubbling fountain and abloom with fragrant herbs and flowers, welcomes you to the winery. A small ceremony or champagne reception is enchanting in this sunlit space.

Hope you enjoy the photos please let us know and check back in a week to see all the photos

Cheers Jonathan and Peter

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mayacama Golf Club wedding by Peter Bruce Photo & Video

Nestled in the heart of northern Sonoma County, not far from the charming town of Healdsburg, Mayacama is a private golf and lodging club where Peter Bruce Photo and video were lucky enough to shoot the video for Nicole and Glens wedding.

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and please check back to see the full video

Cheers Peter Bruce Photo

Wente Vineyards in Livermore California by Peter Bruce Photo

What a fun wedding at the great Wente winery in Livermore for Jessica and Bryan.
Hope you enjoy the photos and please view more at this link

Best Regards
Peter Bruce Photo

Saturday, September 18, 2010

San Francisco Napa wedding by Peter Buce Photo

What a fun wedding I did the video for this week end.
Cherie & Mark were great. It was a wedding that took us from Down town San Francisco to the wine area of Napa
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Cheers Peter Bruce Photo & Video

Monday, September 6, 2010

Golden gate park,Shakespeare Garden wedding by Peter Bruce Photo

Golden Gate Park the ultimate haven away from urban chaos and great for a wedding. It was deeded to the people in 1870 out of the prescient notion that San Franciscans would one day feel overcrowded. This foresight proved invaluable, as 13 million people now visit the park every year.

Finding the land was the easy part. Someone still had to make grass and trees grow out of sand dunes blasted by harsh oceanside winds.

The person to do it was William Hammond Hall, a 25-year-old civil engineer who was appointed the park's first superintendent in 1871. Over the next five years, Hall established the park's original design — including the Panhandle — and began introducing grass, trees and numerous plants in an environment most thought too barren for lush foliage.

Many of the park's iconic buildings arrived with the 1894 Midwinter Fair, a sprawling expo and carnival meant to boost the economy and increase tourism. S.F. wanted to prove that it had culture — so a fine-arts museum was built. To prove that outdoor activities could be pursued, horse stables and vast, unlandscaped greens were preserved. And to showcase the exotic and quirky atmosphere of the city, several theme areas were developed, including Cairo St., Japanese Village and an Eskimo habitat.

The fair succeeded at what it set out to do. Millions of people visited San Francisco, business boomed and locals found renewed pride in their formerly sand-covered park.

I think out of all the places in the Golden Gate park the best is the Shakespeare Garden .

Let me know what you think

Peter Bruce Photo

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Do They Hate Your Mate by Peter Bruce Photo

So you've met The One you both laugh at the same jokes, you like the same books, and you don't wrangle over the remote control. But what if your parents don't feel the same warm and fuzzy affection for your sweetheart? My advice? Don't get defensive,try these 6 ideas to bring the most important people in your life together before the wedding...

Get the Facts right

Ask your family members why they disapprove. Open discussion can defuse a volatile situation, and their reasoning may surprise you. Perhaps they misunderstood something your future husband said, or perhaps they've misinterpreted your soon-to-be wife's shyness. Let them know how much you love your mate and they may try harder to accept him or her into the extended family.

Alter Your Angle or point of view

Remember that your family wants the best for you and be open to the fact that people in love (and lust!) sometimes choose to ignore their partner's faults. Have an open mind and be certain your feelings ring true.

Shower Them With lots of love

Show your family that you care about them. They may worry that you're leaving them behind and may feel jealous of your spouse. After all, your married status may mean you won't make every Christmas gathering. They'll see less of you and you'll have new priorities. Make sure your parents and siblings still feel cherished and irreplaceable in your life, and they may learn to love your spouse.

Roll With the Punches

Don't take everything your relatives say at face value. Don't harp on insults made in the heat of the moment. Wait until family members chill out before asking about stressful moments. They may realize their words were hurtful and think before they speak next time.

Act Fast don't wait

Don't wait too long to address the issue at hand . If it takes years to broach the topic with your parents, it may be too late. Once a behavior pattern or opinion has been established, it can be difficult to change. Speak up when issues arise or your resentment (and your spouse's) may build to such levels that the familial relationship will never be mended.

Stand By Your Partner

Whatever happens, stay committed to your spouse. Ultimately it's the two of you who will spend your lives together. Present a united (yet friendly) front, and you'll find the road a lot less bumpy.

Good luck out there and let me know if it helps

Peter Bruce Photo