Tuesday, July 9, 2019

An Oregon wedding over the Fourth of July weekend...

This Fourth of July weekend we had a great pleasure to celebrate the marriage of our friends, Petey and Jonathan, in a true celebration of love, family and friendship.

Congratulations Mr & Mr
Mr and Mr wedding cake topper
The wedding weekend also marked our first trip to Oregon and we really loved what we saw, from a barbecue at Oswego Lake to a rehearsal party at Alloro Vineyard and the main event at one of the groom's historical family home in Tigard.
Allison Inn Spa Oregon
We also got to stay at the lovely Allison Inn & Spa, which was a great place to relax, especially when I came down with a migraine the first evening, my first in years (probably because I stood still for five minutes after months of rushing around buying, selling and renovating houses, traveling to the U.K. and everything else in between).
P+J Wedding sign
Fortunately after some recuperation (and strong medication) I was able to enjoy the rest of the festivities at the weekend. And what a weekend.
Oregon Wedding welcome
Oregon itself reminded me very much on Vancouver, B.C. and even Wales with its lush greenery, although it seems to have many more bridges.
Outdoor Wedding chandelier
On this visit we didn't get to see too much, but the travel between venues certainly gave us a glimpse at the local area and I'd love to return in the future.
Oregon Wedding marquee
The wedding events themselves were amazing, emotional and a wonderful occasion to be a part of, coming hot on the heels of Pride Month.
Oregon Wedding marquee
Our wedding was a much smaller affair, as we rushed to Beverly Hills courthouse to tie the knot when marriage equality for same-sex couples was won in America in June 2013.
Alloro Vineyard view Oregon
I can't believe it's almost been six years since we got married, at a fraction of the cost I have to say, and I wouldn't have had it any other way as your wedding day is all about you and what you want.
Wedding rehearsal flowers
This wedding was certainly a wonderfully planned and executed affair, with guests flying in from all around the globe to attend, from Britain, New Zealand, France and Australia.
Alloro Vineyard cat
A lovely weekend was had by all with good food, wine, new friends and old, even if the vineyard's cat was less than impressed with the goings-on.
Alloro Vineyard evening view
As a gay man growing up I never thought marriage would be an option, especially as I'm not particularly religious, but it's certainly heartwarming to see our friends achieve their dreams and be able to celebrate their love in such a way with all their family and friends.

Love wins...

Sunday, June 30, 2019

June 2019's abundance of Emmy consideration billboards in La La Land's skies...

This time of year it's always super busy in the skies of L.A. for the TV industry as streaming services, cable channels, online content providers and broadcast networks compete for Emmy consideration. Late-night talk shows, comedies, dramas, stand-up specials, documentaries and telemovies were all hoping to stand out and earn coveted Emmy nominations when they are announce on July 16, 2019.

Emmy consideration billboards
Dont Green Book this one Daily Show Trevor Noah Emmy FYC billboard
The variety talk show category is an especially competitive group and so the hosts and their shows do everything they can to make an impression, like The Daily Show's Trevor Noah referencing the controversial Oscar Best Picture winner this year, Green Book.
end times Late Show Stephen Colbert Emmy FYC billboard
The Late Show's Stephen Colbert has been a strange critic of Trump and his corrupt administration so his Emmy FYC billboard is very witty and timely.
James Corden 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
The Late Late Show's James Corden was also giving a wink to TV Academy members this month.
Jimmy Kimmel Live 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Plus ABC's Jimmy Kimmel was spoofing HBO's reigning talk show host, John Oliver, to help him stand out for accidental consideration the season.

If you like these, be sure to also check out more 2019 late-night Emmy consideration billboards filling the skies this June.
Jane the Virgin 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
In the world of comedy-drama, Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez was campaigning for her fifth and final season.
Other Two season 1 Emmy FYC billboard
Comedy Central was also spending lots on outdoor advertising for its shows, like the rookie comedy The Other Two.
Drunk History giant beer mug FYC 3D Sunset Strip
It was also giving some unique out-of-home FYC support along the Sunset Strip for the sixth season of Drunk History.
Corporate season 2 Emmy FYC billboard
Plus the sophomore season of workplace comedy Corporate was trying to garner some industry validation.
Broad City final season Emmy FYC billboard
Broad City was back to campaign for its fifth and final season and playing on the fact that the acclaimed comedy has never been nominated for an Emmy to date.
Kidding 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Showtime was also supporting its comedies and dramas these past few months, like the freshman series Kidding starring Jim Carrey.
Black Monday 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Plus 1980s Wall Street comedy Black Monday was getting some Emmy consideration ad support for its debut season.
Escape at Dannemora Emmy FYC billboard
The prison break mini-series Escape at Dannemora was also getting multiple ad creatives to help garner attention.

Be sure to check out the other Showtime Emmy FYC billboards campaigning around the City of Angels this month.
Gentleman Jack 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Another cable channel with a cohesive look to their Emmy campaign this month was HBO, supporting the debut season of the historical lesbian drama Gentleman Jack with this billboard.
Chernobyl HBO Emmy consideration billboard
Plus the mini-series Chernobyl was also hoping for some Emmy consideration this awards season.

If you like these, then you should also check out all the other 2019 HBO Emmy FYC billboards for dramas, comedies and telefilms.
Homecoming 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Amazon Prime Video was also supporting it's original series, like the Hitchockian drama Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts.
Marvelous Mrs Maisel season 2 Emmy FYC billboard
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won a whole shelf of Emmy trophies for its debut season and it's hoping to repeat its success with a really creative outdoor Emmy campaign this year for its sophomore season.
Good Omens For thy consideration billboard
The Amazon limited series Good Omens, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant, was also hoping for thy consideration this season.
A Very English Scandal 2019 Emmy billboard
Plus the political mini-series based on a true story, A Very English Scandal, was campaigning in the skies of L.A.
Russian Doll 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Netflix starting its Emmy campaigning early this year, but FYC billboards for shows like Russian Doll were still standing out this month, especially along the Sunset Strip.
Adam Sandler 100% Fresh Emmy FYC billboard
Plus Adam Sandler was getting some outdoor support for his 100% Fresh stand-up special.

Make sure you also check out the veritable smorgasbord of Netflix Emmy consideration billboards dominating the city skyline these past few months.
Power 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Premium cable channel Starz was also hoping for some recognition for the fifth season of its crime drama Power.
Vida season 2 Emmy FYC billboard
Plus Starz queer Latinx show Vida was also hoping for some consideration for its second season with this graffitied ad creative.
Sorry for your Loss Emmy FYC Facebook Watch billboard
Even Facebook Watch was getting in on awards season this month with these FYC billboards for Elisabeth Olsen drama, Sorry for Your Loss.
Ramy season 1 Hulu Emmy FYC billboard
Meanwhile Hulu was shining a spotlight on its revolutionary new comedy series starring stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef.
At Home Amy Sedaris 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
And speaking of comedy, At Home with Amy Sedaris was trying to garner Emmy attention for its sophomore season of unique homemaking.
This Is Us season 3 Emmy FYC billboard
NBC was also campaigning for its hit tearjerking family drama and its third season,This Is Us.
Good Place season 3 Emmy FYC billboard
And speaking of third seasons, Kristen Bell and Ted Danson's afterlife comedy The Good Place was also hoping for some consideration for its penultimate season.
Superstore season 4 Emmy FYC billboard
Plus NBC's workplace comedy Superstore, starring America Ferrera and Ben Feldman, was campaigning for its fourth season.
Jay Lenos Garage 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
CNBC was using some special extension cut-outs to support its shows like The Profit and Jay Leno's Garage.
I Am The Night Emmy FYC billboard
Chris Pine was venturing to the small screen to star in TNT's true crime mini-series, I Am The Night, so let's see if that gambit plays off.
Star Trek Discovery 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
CBS All Access original series Star Trek: Discovery was also getting some out-of-this-world support for its second season.
Good Fight 2019 Emmy FYC billboard
Plus the subscription streaming service was also showcasing the third season of The Good Fight and the diverse cast of the legal drama.
Project Runway Bravo season 17 Emmy FYC billboard
And finally for this collection of Emmy FYC ads, fashion design competition Project Runway was back on Bravo for its seventeenth season with new host Karlie Kloss and mentor Christian Siriano (who won the fourth season of the show).

As you can see Emmy campaigning is big business at this time of year, so be sure to check out even more Emmy FYC ads from May and June's skies.

Let's see who earns the nominations this July and then who takes their outdoor Emmy campaigning to the next level in the weeks to come...

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Summer TV billboards standing out in L.A.'s June 2019 skies...

This month in addition to the the Emmy consideration billboards campaigning in L.A.'s crowded skies, there were more than enough new shows and returning favourites trying to attract an audience with their outdoor ads.

TV billboards
Pose season 2 billboard
This Pride Month, FX's LGBT drama Pose was back for a sophomore season and Vogue-ing their way into the 1990s.

For even more of the stylish black and white season two Pose billboards be sure to visit my Daily Billboard Blog.
Tales of the City Netflix series billboard
Tales of the City Netflix series billboard
As a special treat for Pride Month, Netflix was also bringing fans an all-new installment of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, revisiting old and new characters and their lives in San Francisco in modern times.
Family Reunion series launch billboard
From a 'Logical Family' to a biological family, and Netflix was also promoting its forthcoming Family Reunion sitcom this month, starring Loretta Devine and Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
3Below Tales of Arcadia season 2 billboard
Whilst the streaming service was also delivering more animated Tales of Arcadia with the sophomore season of 3Below.
Final Space season 2 billboard
And in the world of adult animation, Final Space was back for a second season on bonkers outer space comedy.
My Next Guest David Letterman season 2 billboard
David Letterman was also back in the skies for the second season of his Netflix talk show, where his guests need no introduction, this time around including Ellen DeGeneres, Kanye West and Melinda Gates.
NYTimes Weekly billboard
From enlightening one-on-one interviews to insightful journalism, and The New York Times was launching its own news docu-series this month with The Weekly.
Jessica Jones final season 3 billboard
It was time to bid farewell to Marvel's gritty, super-powered Private Investigator Jessica Jones, with the third and final season of her Netflix series.
Legion final season 3 billboard
Whilst FX's trippy X-Men universe series, Legion, was also delivering its final chapter this June.

If you like this psychedelic ad creative, make sure you check out these other Legion final season billboards too.
Snowfall season 3 billboard
Plus FX's crack cocaine drama Snowfall was back for a third season set in 1980s L.A. with his colourful ad.
Rook series premiere billboard
Starz mini-series The Rook was also teasing some supernatural superpowers this summer in the adaptation of Daniel O'Malley's novel of the same name, starring Emma Greenwell.
Jett series premiere billboard
Plus Carla Gugino was getting her own series with Cinemax's crime drama Jett, in which the actress plays a world-class thief.
Pearson series premiere billboard
And speaking of getting their own shows, Gina Torres was getting her own Suits spin-off series this summer continuing the legal and political exploits of 'Jessica Pearson'.
Handmaids Tale season 3 billboard
Over on Hulu, the women were fighting back against their dystopian oppressors in the third harrowing season of The Handmaid's Tale.
Giant Big Little Lies season 2 billboard
Plus another all-star female cast was assembling for the second season of HBO's Big Little Lies, with the addition of Meryl Streep this time around.
Euphoria series premiere billboard
Zendaya was also getting her own solo project on HBO with the teen sex and drugs coming-of-age drama, Euphoria.
Divorce season 3 billboard
Plus Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church were back for a third season of the dark comedy, Divorce.
Giant Claws season 3 billboard
Another series back in a big way for its third season was TNT's Claws, following the misadventures of manicurists meddling in the crime world.
Giant Movies CNN series billboard
CNN was also teasing their new documentary-series, The Movies, with this wonderful giant-sized billboard in the same Sunset Strip location featuring Hollywood icons like Audrey Hepburn, Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Murphy and Bettlejuice.
Giant Yellowstone season 2 billboard
They weren't the only shows making a massive impact this month, as Paramount Network's rancher drama starring Kevin Costner, Yellowstone, was back for a sophomore outing.
What Just Happened Fred Savage billboard
Over on Fox, Fred Savage was back on the small screen with a new spoof aftershow series called What Just Happened??!
Grand Hotel series launch billboard
And ABC was bringing the soapy summer sex, secrets and lies with its new Grand Hotel series set in Miami Beach.
Love Island series premiere billboard
And for more beach drama, CBS is adapting the hit U.K. reality dating show, Love Island, to entertain summer audiences.
City on a Hill series launch billboard
Whilst Showtime is delivering grittier drama with its City on a Hill crime and corruption series set in 1990s Boston.
Loudest Voice limited series billboard
And Russell Crowe was bringing serial sexual harassment offender and hate monger of Fox News, Roger Ailes, to life in The Loudest Voice mini-series.
Alternatino Arturo Castro billboard
In the world of comedy, Arturo Castro was bringing the character in his Comedy Central sketch show, Alternatino.
South Side series premiere billboard
Plus two friends, played by Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, were giving us a look at an authentic life living in Chicago's South Side.
Historical Roasts Jeff Ross billboard
Over on Netflix, comedian and Roastmaster Jeff Ross was delivering some Historical Roasts of infamous figures from history.
Los Espookys series premiere billboard
HBO was also treating audiences to the Spanish-language series Los Espookys this June, bringing the chills and horror-themed comedy.
MTV Movie TV Awards 2019 billboard
Zachary Levi was hosting MTV's Movie and TV Awards and handing out the popcorn bucket-shaped trophies to winners.
Hills New beginnings billboard
And MTV was also reviving The Hills reality series, with some old and new faces for some new beginnings of living in Los Angeles.
Nickelodeon slimed Carneys train Sunset Strip
Nickelodeon slimed Carneys train Sunset Strip
And finally this month, Nickelodeon was sliming the infamous Carney's hotdog train along the Susnet Strip with the equally iconic Double Dare green slime treatment.

As you can see there was lots to see around the city's streets and skies this month, but be sure to compare all these ads to last June's TV billboards too.

I'm sure the month of July will be just as interesting in the world of television and outdoor adverting, so come back soon to find out...

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