Here, I will chonical the days of my life. My journey as a wife and learning how to be Mrs. Wonderful to my Mr. Everything. My adventure in making our first house into a cozy home. My love for romance and beauty as an event coordinator and sharing my excitement for all things pretty in between. My So here it is, raw and uncut. Our story, Our life, One Blog at a time.

I'm currently loving....

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Vera Wangs 2009 spring bridal collection!! Here is a great video showcasing pure beauty and pure elegance. Now, if only I can afford one of these (sigh), I can always pull out of my 401k?... Fine, forget it. Dreaming will do just fine. Without further ado, I present my favorite bridal collection of 2009!!

Watch it here

Engagement or Rehearsal Dresses

Came across these amazing dresses from A $10K Wedding that would make such a statement for either your engagement party or rehearsal dinner. Can we say HELLO to SASSY!!


$273.75 by Thread Social

$333.75 by alice + olivia

$265 by Phillip Lim

$240 by Anna Sui 

I view these dresses as being fun and flirty with a classic touch!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

YAY! I finally got my monograms made. It was designed by the fabulous Nicole from Pink Design Events. I am so excited about these that I have no idea what to do with them. But the possibilities are endless. IE: I could use these for my favors, programs, invitations, save the dates, table numbers ect. hummm, what to do, what to do?.... Looks like we'll just have to wait and see! :)


Showing off the Bling!!

Have you ever experienced a time in your life that you couldn't help but notice the ring on you finger? I swear, every chance I get, I try and take that moment in. There are times where I'll be cleaning or on the computer or prepping my face and all I can seem to do is draw my attention to my engagement ring. I love it! If this is a dream, please don't wake me up! 


The Proposal

Ramon and I have been dating since June 16, 2001. We are true high school sweethearts!! After 4 years of dating, I started getting the "I want to get married" itch. Year after year I sworn to myself that this is it! This is the year he will pop the question. Well, to my surprise, it never happened. Until.....

Thursday, December 25th, 2008! and here's how it went.

Ramon and I were on our way to midnight mass (Christmas eve) and running a little behind schedule. When we arrived it was about 5 minutes till midnight. I was freaking out that we were going to be late. Ramon on the other hand was totally chilled. Not trippen at all. I thought to myself that it was a little odd since he is a huge stickler about time. Anyways, we found parking and started speed walking to the church. As we approached the front Ramon asked me to turn around. I annoyingly did and to my surprise the moment had arrived. Exactly the strike of midnight Ramon got on one knee and opened a box showcasing my ring. And out came the magic words "Jaryce, will you marry me?" I was jumping up and down. We kissed and EVERYONE was cheering for us and congratulating us on our engagement as they were rushing in the church to find a seat.

Not too long ago I told him about my dream proposal. How I wanted it to be on Christmas day and in front of my WHOLE family. That would've have been ideal for me. But when I think about it, I am so happy he proposed the way he did. Nothing is better than asking me on God's front steps, just him and I. It was so intimate and memorable. I wouldn't trade that feeling at that very moment for the world!

Here are a few pics of my bling and with my husband-to-be!!

Jack Johnson & Jason Mraz

Can't live without these two men and their beautiful music. I plan to use these songs for our wedding website.

When I hear Better Together by Jack Johnson it brings me to such a happy place. I reflect on the good, the bad and the irreplaceable times I have shared with Ramon.

Better Together by Jack Johnson

Jason Mraz has a way of getting under my skin. Listening to these two songs makes me fall in love with Ramon all over again! Love Him!!

Lucky ft. Colbie Caillat 

I'm Yours

Beyonce - Roc

Every time I hear this song I get a little emotional. This song is everything I think of Ramon. I dedicate this to my boo.

Click here to listen.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid Cards

Monday, December 29, 2008

I wanted to do something simple and elegant. Something that would set the tone for my wedding. I came across an amazing way to ask my bridesmaids from a lovely fellow bride off Project Wedding. Thanks Kohler44 for the inspiration!

What you'll need:

  • Invitation box set purchased from Office Depot. Includes: Card stock invites, RSVP cards, Monogram stickers, Invite envelopes and RSVP card envelopes.

  • Bridesmaid dress stamp @ $10.95 - 1.25 inch satin ribbon in Aubergine @ $0.92 each yard - Watermark stamp pad @ $4.99 - 10 oz. aubergine embossing powder @ $3.49, Embossing heating gun @ $22.00, Krazy glue pen @ $3.49 and Swarovski adhesive crystals @ $3.99 per pack was ALL purchased from Michael's Craft Store.

How To:

  1. Create on Word.
  2. Find/create a poem. Copy and paste onto your Word document.

  3. Make sure to adjust margins accordingly to card stock size.

  4. Change the font/font color to your likings.

  5. Allow at least 3-4 inches at the bottom for stamp.

  6. Print.


  8. Take your stamp and apply in your clear Watermark stamp pad.

  9. Gently but firmly stamp to the card stock. Hold for about 3-5 seconds and lift.

  10. Take your embossing powder and sprinkle it onto the stamp.

  11. Take your embossing heating gun and dry the powder approximately 4-6 inches away from card stock.

  12. Dry until you notice the powder creating a metallic look and a 3D feel.


  14. Take your Krazy glue pen and dab 3 dots on the belt line of the dress.

  15. Place a Swarovski crystal on each dot.
  17. Take your ribbon, tie a knot, bow or whatever you like...

...and VOILA! A beautiful card to ask your beautiful ladies to stand by you on your most important day of your life!

And we can't forget about our wonderful envelopes.

What You'll Need:
  • Envelopes from the invitation kit mentioned above.
  • Already made wax seals with engraved heart monograms.

How To:

  1. Print envelopes on Word - Envelopes and Labels
  2. Fill in the Delivery Address and Return Address
  3. Seal the back with the wax seals.


FREE Printable Damask Patterns

Monday, December 22, 2008

Once again, thanks to Vintage Glam for giving out their wonderful freebies! Enjoy these wonderful Damask wrap around labels and water bottle labels!

$ Saving Tip

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

BOOKING VENUE: Try to book your wedding on a Sunday. Most venues seem to discount their prices usually between 30-60%.

If you do decide to book on a Sunday, consider Memorial Day Weekend or Labor Day Weekend where most all guests have the following Monday off. That way people can still party the night away without having to worry about work the next day.

Desserts by Miette Patisserie II

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

You know how they say diamonds are a girls best friend, right. Well, I thought to myself, whats second on the list? You've guessed right! CHOCOLATE! Ladies, feast your eyes on this!

Miette has done it once again with yet another sinful, chocolaty escape. I can see myself indulging in one of these masterpieces for any occasion. If your in the bay area and want to partake in an amazing chocolate decadence, check out Miette Cakes located in Shop 10 at the Ferry Building Marketplace, SF.

NOTE: They do wedding cakes on a very limited basis and their schedule books quickly. If your ever interested, email your wedding cake wish to:

Free Labels

Thanks to browsing Vintage Glam I was able to come across these awesome FREE Labels and shapes from Cheeky Magpie for anyone to download and use. 

You can download it here. Have fun!!

FREE 1yr Wedding Mag Subscription

Thanks to xglitterkissedx, a fellow Project Wedding bride was able to share this awesome bride mag giveaway!

Sign up to receive special offers from Wedding Stand (via online newsletter), plus a FREE one-year subscription to the leading wedding source, Bridal Guide Magazine. To get your free one year subscription, sign up here.

What a blessed woman I am

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ya know, before meeting Ramon, I never thought in a million years I would land such an amazing guy. He is everything a girl could possible wish for.

We've been together for 7 1/2 years. SEVEN AND A HALF YEARS of realness. Seven years of growing up with each other. Full of happiness, excitement, adventure, sadness, anger and disappointment. So of course we've had a few bumps in the road. And maybe a few pot holes here and there. And maybe we've ran through a few red lights once or twice, but nonetheless, my love, my passion and my heart remains his.

I think it's because he's a gentleman. He still opens the door for me. He still holds my hand every time we walk up stairs to make sure I keep my balance. He stays up with me through the night after watching a scary movie. He holds me when I'm sad. He holds me when I'm happy. And most of the time, he just holds me JUST BECAUSE. He drops me off to work every morning at 5:30am and picks me up at 4:30pm. He's been able to maintain a perfect "ON TIME" record. I have yet to wait for him. He loves and cherishes my family. And most of all, He loves me! He loves who I was, who I am and who I'll be tomorrow. I know I'd never have to doubt that.

If I could, I could go on and on. But if I had to chose one reason why I love him, it would be.... because I can be myself when I'm with him. Nothing more, nothing less. Just me! As is!

He's my everything. If I lost him, I'd be left with nothing.

So that leaves me with one question: How blessed am I to have everything?...

My Inpiration Boards

Friday, December 12, 2008

In search of an inspiration board I really wanted something to set the mark; be a base of what I envisioned for our wedding. I was really adamant on finding a board that shows sophistication, class and elegance. I searched high and low and came across this amazing board.
Not long after finding the board above, I built up enough courage and decided to create a board of my own. A little more of my style. A little more of a personal touch. And without further ado, I present my first inspiration board. YAY!

Via The Knot and Snippet and Ink

Color Pallet

Thursday, December 11, 2008

To my surprise, choosing a color pallet is a bigger challenge than I've ever imagined. I have changed my colors time after time again. First I wanted the soft, classic look with colors of champagnes, golds and blushes. Not too long after deciding I came across this amazing wedding invitation which I fell completely in love with. Picture this: mocha, gold and ivory. I know, right? To Die For! So my mind was set. Good to go, right? WRONG! Oh so WRONG! Come July, I was searching for cake inspirations and look what I came across!... (gasp)

That's right. The motherload of cakes! Not only did I find my cake but I found my color pallet! Aubergine (eggplant), Gold and Kiwi accents. Who would've thought, ever in a million years, my color inspiration would come randomly through a cake. HA! Lovesit!
NOTE TO SELF: Start purchasing/booking/renting within this color scheme to prevent mental overload of constant color changes! STICKTUITY is the key! ***

$ Saving Tip

Sunday, December 7, 2008

CAKE: When ordering your cake, never mention it's for a wedding. Otherwise, you'll be overspending.

To Intro or Not to Intro: That is the question.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, a church filled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for; He said one that would make me his wife. So here it is, raw and uncut. Our story, Our life, One Blog at a time.

Join me in this crazy, exciting, unknown chapter in my life where I unravel how this girl becomes a woman. A married woman.


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Love Notes

Here is where you will find the sweetest love notes left by the sweetest bloggers. You have made this blogging experience all worth while.

If you wish to leave a love note, I'd be smitten to hear from you. Just leave your kind words in this comment section and I'll be happy to add it as an officail love note =)

January 4th, 2009
I LOVE your blog. It's full of great ideas. You inspire me lady! Keep up the good work and enjoy the last few months of your wedding planning.
- Shiri, Dallas TX

August 28th, 2009
I'm amazed at how organized your bio is, and I am truly inspired to be just as organized in the future. It looks like you will have one BEAUTIFUL wedding! Congrats!
- 2011bride, San Francisco CA

July 31st, 2009
Love, love, love your blog. I love your peanut butter and jelly references, those were very cute. I wish the best for the two of you and I absolutely love your ideas. Good luck with all of your planning and I can't wait to see more!
-Alicia, New Orleans, LA

April 24th, 2009
A little over a year to go, and you've already got so much done! You are so organized, girl! Congrats on a great start, and best wishes!
- Andrea, Jacksonville FL

Q & A

Where I give you A's for your Q's

When did Ramon and I become an item?
we originally met in the 4th grade. He didn't care to much about me and on the other hand, I adored every little thing about him. After elementary school, he went his way and I went mine. We reunited in high school. My junior year and his senior year and to my surprise he was FINALLY interested. I guess the saying "patience is a virtue" is really true. HA! next thing I know, he comes walking my way and asks me out on a date. My response was "ugh, of course! I've only been waiting 7 years to hear that". and so we did. June 16, 2001, on his high school graduation day, we offically became an item and has been together ever since. This june will be our 9 year together. Aproximatly 10 days before we say I do.

When did Ramon pop the big question?
Ramon made me the happiest person on earth, Christmas Eve. You can read about it here.

Love Links

Here you will find links I love. Everything from weddings to home decor and vendors that have my attention!

Little White Book
The Brides Cafe
Classic Bride
Elizabeth Anne Designs
Ruffled Blog

Project Wedding
The Knot
Wedding Bee

Centsational Girl


Aerialist Press - Specializes in Letter Pressing

Contact Me

I would love to hear from you!

E-mail me here :

Our Wedding

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Our wedding day was a dream come true!

This day was simply... perfect! It's where I put on my white dress. Strapped on my crystal heels and clipped on my long cathedral veil. It's where my daddy locked arms with me and walked me down the aisle. It's when I kissed the man of dreams for the first time as my husband. It's when my high school sweetheart became my MR. EVERYTHING!

Below is a timeline of wedding day. For a complete story, please click on the title above each picture.


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