A NJ Wedding: Red Bank – Episode 1 10.12.10
In addition to writing this blog about our experiences planning a Jersey Shore wedding, and incorporating a variety of “social media activities” into our big day, Chris and I also decided to take on another personal project: filming a reality TV show pilot! Not what we had expected as part of our wedding preparation process, but it was a fun experience and one that is finally ready for prime time. I love the idea that we really went beyond the typical ways people capture wedding content. While we did have professional photographers present, this entire wedding experience was truly a multimedia extravaganza – complete with user generated content, Facebook Status Update Changes, and now local cable TV integration. For those of you that are interested in the the power of social media to grow and change the way in which we live and consume content – pay attention.
I should give you a bit of background here: Back in March when we participated in the Red Bank Wedding Walk, we met Frank Dicopoulos (former CBS Guiding Light soap opera actor) and his wife, Teja Anderson (actress/writer). Frank and Teja asked us if we’d be interested in helping promote the local Red Bank wedding-related businesses. Since we were planning on sticking with all local vendors, we thought — sure. Plus we were hoping to share our planning process and big day with the world online. I can’t quite believe it, but it all came together. Check out the recently announced launch of A NJ Wedding – Red Bank! The first of the four episodes (embedded below) aired last week on Comcast 190. Re-runs of all episodes will be hosted online at NJDiscover.com after initial airing. Check NJDiscover.com for local times, programming or any changes. You can watch episode #2 tonight at 9 pm on Comcast 190.
Chris and I were proud to be able to showcase how much fun planning a wedding in Red Bank, NJ is. All of the people we worked with on the project were so supportive of us during the process. As I’ve written in other posts – you should like the people you work with on your wedding, because you will be spending a lot of time with them.
If you’d like to read a bit more about this project, check out our “Social Media Press Release on Presslift. You can also read up on this on the following local blogs/press sites: Red Bank Green, Asbury Park Press and Red Hot Magazine!
Frank and Teja have future plans for this format. Future episodes of shows will feature new brides and grooms in Red Bank, New Jersey or in the town of their choice. If you’re interested in doing some think like this, you should reach out to Frank! I’m always up for supporting New Jersey – and showing a cast of characters that AREN’T what you usually see on TV on shows like The Jersey Shore and Jerseylicious. Hope you enjoy our efforts and please feel free to share on Facebook, etc.