Wednesday, July 20, 2011

All Kneel Before The Great Herbivore Contest of 2011!*

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Anyone who has ever planned a wedding has at one point realized the importance of having a good photographer. You look at how much money is being spent, think about all the folks traveling from all over, and it becomes clear that not having legit documentation would be a tragedy.

And anyone who's ever been anywhere near a wedding has experienced what is captured in this video. Now you might be tempted not to watch it, but someday you'll be old and will regret that choice.

When it came to our wedding, my first and most important request was that there would be no campy wedding photographer hijinks. No Easter baskets full of bridesmaids. No pretending we're on a trampoline. No Photoshop shenanigans. No freaking pyramids!

I can tell you this was clearly explained to our photographer, but alas, the day came and I was unprepared for the pure insanity that was inflicted on my loved ones. I mean it was so bad I keep expecting Ashton Kutcher in a trucker hat to pop from a the bushes all like "Dude! Hilarious!" Two years later, I've found a way to laugh at these photos. Many of you have already seen photos from our cruelty-free wedding on Offbeat Bride, but today you're going to see two never before released director's cut photos and get a chance to win a FREE t-shirt from Herbivore Clothing Company!

Our buddy Josh Hooten over at Herbivore Clothing designed the best wedding invitations ever for our special day, and so it only seems fitting that we'd celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary by sending more Herbivore awesomeness out into the universe!

So here's the contest! VOTE in a comment below for which ridiculous wedding photo you like the most, and we'll randomly choose one follower to win a Free t-shirt from our buddies at Herbivore Clothing Company! If you're not already a follower, you can find the button to follow in the right hand column.

We'll announce the winner on Wednesday, July 27th and release an album of more never before seen wedding photos that will make you laugh and cry. You will feel a wide spectrum of emotions. Shall we begin? Here are the contenders!

A. The Battle Cry (You really should click on this one so you can see the faces better) :


I just want to add that we have the best friends on the planet.

B.The Veil (Please note that this one is a photo of this shot being set up - so it just hints at the insanity you will seeing next week) :

Is this one a teaser? Yep.

So now you know how it works - get out and rock the vote**!



* This title might be only funny if you've seen Superman II and are clicking on the links in this post where I am comparing wedding photographers to General Zod. But even if you are a normal person who has better things to do than remember quotes from amazing 80s superhero movies... this is still an awesome contest!

** Dear 90s - I miss you so much.

29 comments:

  1. I vote for the Battle Cry one and I especially enjoy your friend that is attempting to munch on one of the bouquets. Can't wait to see the rest!

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  2. I gotta pick A "The Battle Cry" simply because one of your buddies is trying to eat a bridesmaid's bouquet. How much more veg can you get than that?!

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  3. B! The Veil is really funny, cute and creative!

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  4. Okay there is so much joy and laughter in each one it's hard to say which one is the silliest! I do love the wedding veil one though! :-)

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  5. definitely the battle cry!!

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  6. I'm going with B. Don't get artsy when the bride stated explicitly no shenanigans. :-p

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  7. My vote is for the veil pic - I love surprises, and I can only imagine how ridiculous this could get. I did enjoy your veg friend trying to eat the boquet (only noticed after reading others' comments). =) Looking forward to the rest of the album...

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  8. The Battle Cry for sure. The expressions are just too funny!

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  9. B! The veil made me guffaw out loud at my desk.

    An aside: Your bridesmaid dresses? I happened to wear that exact dress to a wedding I just returned home from. Best color ever!

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  10. I vote for the Veil :) I'm trying to figure out what to have for a plated meal at my wedding - what did you serve?

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  11. I'm gonna have to vote for the second one. I have a feeling that veils often lead to hilarity, so my bet's on that one.

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  12. We had a buffet of traditional Italian dishes. You can see photos on our flickr page : http://www.flickr.com/photos/superdan79/sets/72157624443887784/

    It was actually pretty cheap and easy for our caterer who was new to vegan cooking to do. Congrats on your wedding! Send us photos for our Facebook page! We have an album just for vegan weddings.

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  13. My vote is the B) the veil! Your veil was huge! And the teaser is very teas-y!

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  14. B - the veil that turns groomsmen into ghosts (title of a future Ghost Hunters episode?)!

    Yours was such a lovely wedding. I look forward to more pictures!

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  15. Letter B! This one is so shlocky, there are no words... Also, I wanna see the final "look" that the photog was going for there. Annie, the ghost hunter!

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  16. I vote Letter B!! This is an awesome picture. I especially love how the groomsmen are eerily trying to crawl through your veil as though it is a spider web!! Too funny!!

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  17. I gotta say, I am partial to photo A!

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  18. The Veil!! Looks like you all had a lot of fun :-)

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  19. The veil! You could have killed someone with that thing- or at least taken prisoners. :)

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  20. I love photo B the best;looks like everyone had lots of fun.

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  21. I would go with B The Veil because everyone looks like they're having so much fun and you look like you're trying to be happy when it's clearly uncomfortable.

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  22. I have to go with the veil. In fact I can hardly wait to see what comes next.

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  23. I love A- the Battle Cry... sheer awesomeness!! My favorite part is the groomsman eating the bouquet :P

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  24. My vote goes to Battle Cry...If you could put comic strip balloon over each person in that photo to show their thoughts, it would be pretty hilarious ;)

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  25. Definitely B. Looks like a bunch of crazy bugs! How funny!!

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  26. I pick the Battle Cry.....the colors, the energy, all of the facial expressions, I especially love the copper roof on that structure that stands behind everybody!

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  27. The Veil - look forward to seeing the next shot!

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