View from Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island
The “Carrie & Al” DVD was transported to our local post office by Chuck (Hero/BFF/Wonder Hubby) this afternoon! My Mom/Nana-of-the-Bride might have it as soon as tomorrow or Friday at the latest.
The process was pretty darn cool. Apple’s iDVD is part of their iLife software package. iLife is where iPhoto lives, which is where we upload and organize all of our photographs, scans and JPEG copies of digital scrapbooking layouts. I usually make a new folder in iPhoto for each event. In this instance I had five Carrie and Al folders: Al & Carrie’s Wedding (this is where every uploaded photo related to all their happy occasions lives), the bridal shower, the rehearsal, Carrie getting ready and the wedding (which includes the photographer’s shoot and the reception). So when it came time to upload the photos to our family’s private web page or to create the slideshows in iDVD, I could turn to the pre-existing folders to help streamline the process.
I still had to learn iDVD. But between what Chuck gleaned by actually reading the directions(!) and my watching the video tutorials over at the Apple iDVD support pages, a DVD now exists. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get a huge kick out of hitting “play” on our DVD player and reliving those wonderful events. And yes, I did shed some more happy tears, but that’s O.K. too.
I wish I could share more photos with you, but way back in 2006, when I first started this blog, I promised my family I would respect their privacy by not publishing contemporary, identifying photos of them - nor their home addresses and maps to the where they keep the silver!