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.

My Apologies

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

for being a MIA lately. I have lost two aunts this past month due to breast cancer. My last was this past Saturday. So for the next couple of days, my time will be tied to mourn the loss of my loved ones.

I have tons to share with you and hope to do so with in the next couple of days.
Live every day as if it were your last!
Have a GORGEOUS day!


Friday, April 23, 2010

OH EM GEE! I just got my custom made flowers for my myself and also my girls to wear on the big day!

Can I just say how much I heart All That Zazz who created these beauties for me. She is nothing short of AMAZING, FABULOUS and TALENTED! It truly shows in her products. Her communication is out of this world! She listened to all my wants and needs and granted each and every one of them! What a doll!

Check out my AMAZING hair flower. Something simple, something gorgeous and of course something that sparkles =)


I was so adamant on having my flower be exactly 4 inches. Nothing more and definitely nothing less. She's so cute. In every one of her "convos" to me, she made sure she included a picture that my flower was exactly 4 inches. {LOVE}


Check out my swanky bridesmaid flowers! Made of organza and chiffon. How modern chic are these?!


And the whole shebang together!


I am beyond ecstatic to have found amazing seller/designer/creator such as Christina. She made this experience a pleasant breeze. She has got to be my favorite experience thus on etsy.

Oh, and did I tell you.... since I ordered in bulk and caught one of her awesome deals, I only paid $83 for 9 flowers?! I repeat, $83 for 9 flowers. Gah, it doesn't get any better than that ;)

Thanks Christina for making my day that much more special.

INVITES are out! Guess who's VIP?!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Our wedding invitations were mailed out on Monday and BOY DOES IT FEEL GREAT!

Ramon and I wanted to extend our invites to a few VIP's such as....
The Honorable Barack Obama and the First Lady, Michelle.

THE POPE! We had to wait in line to mail his invitation since it had to be sent out of the country. Look at all his special and stamps and stickers he got!

Last but not least, we sent an invitation to our governor, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Swarzenegger aka THE GOVERNATOR! lol

We sent these invites in hopes to receive the awesome congratulatory letters from our president and the California Governator include a very special blessing from the Pope.
{I tried to zoom in on the address' for those of you who want to send them an invitation as well. If you can't make it out, just let me know and I'll send you an email}

DIY Head Table Mock Up!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

As most of you already know, here a few posts back, these two gorgeous table scapes have been my head table inspiration.

And now that I finally {almost} have all of my supplies, I was able to do a quick mock up!
NOTE: My champagne satin linens are in the mail. They will be swagged =)

There will be 9 white urns that I spay painted white and hand painted gold inside to include the trim. Also, each urn will hold my bridesmaids all white rose bouquets.

In between each urn, there will be 4 candles varied in height. 3 on stems and one as just as a votive. All candles used are shades of ivory.

For these table scape, I broke about 18 white and cream roses to make a thick blanket of petals. I also hand opened about 6 cream roses to place randomly on the bed of roses. {I figured this number will increase x4 on the day of}

I will also be incorporating my gold chargers on each place setting to include an ivory napkin with our menu tucked in each. {Still debating if I should wrap their place cards around the napkins or just leave as a traditional card. hmmm?}

And of course the stemware, flatware and other little randoms are missing. But we'll leave that up to venue to take care of ;)
So what do you think? Yay or Nay?


Friday, April 16, 2010

Almost a year of preparation....

I finally leave you with our "do it yourself" invitations.

We had both black and white boxes

Our monogram was placed on the front of the box.

This is what you see when you first open the invitation box.

And when you lift up the main invitation, our guests will find a separate folder filled with tons of information.

To include our "post card style" RSVP card ;)

Our Maps and Directions to both ceremony and venue

MY BABY! My favorite insert card. This was the most time consuming insert by far. I designed it and Alex perfected it =)

Plain, Simple and to the Point.

RSVP Cards!!

Our completed invitation suit.

I hope you enjoy!

{DIY instructions soon to come!}


Thursday, April 15, 2010

You read right! I'm the newest featured blogger on Weddzilla.

You can read my introduction here!! {hehe}

It's an honor to be part of such an amazing community along with some pretty awesome bride bloggers. Please follow me on this journey with Weddzilla.

I'm Stuck... Flower Girl Dresses

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

As of now, I have yet to decide how to dress up our little rosey cheeked girlies. Why must everything be a debate?
Do I want little fairies or do I want little princesses? Do I want classic or do I want chic? Do I want their hair up or down? Do I want a flower in their hair or do I want it on their sash?
GEEZ LAWEEZ! Somebody STOP ME! Actually on second thought... don't. I need to get to the bottom of my flower girl dilemma. So, weekend... here I come!!!
Wish me luck!!! :/


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Choosing a garter was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I thought all you needed was a piece of material to hug your leg and throw to a hungry pack of wolves? If that's the case, shopping for a set should be easy, right? WRONG!

I searched two whole weeks for the perfect garter set until I made the verdict! I asked myself, why did it take you so long to make a decision? I guess the only way to answer that is: I was looking for something more personable rather than your typical "Go Sports Team" garter or the one with tons of lace on it. I wanted something a bit modern, of course elegant and wanted to call this piece my very own.

It wasn't till I crossed paths with Lola in Lace who agreed on helping make my garter dream a reality.

She was such a doll during this whole process. She granted each and every one of my wishes.

Material: Satin
Color: Ivory
Bow: Ivory and White
Embellishment: Rhinestones of course ;)
Personalized: Sterling Silver "N" Initial

I purchased two. One to toss and one to keep. Isn't it just perfect?!

Since it's arrived, I have tried it on 3 times. HA! That's how much I love this thing!!

Thanks Kelli for making my garters PERFECT!!

HA! We Registered!!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

And boy was it fuuuuun!!!

We registered at.... you've guest right! MACY'S of course ;)

We actually weren't going to register at all, but was advised by many just in case we were left with unwanted gifts. So.... with much thought... we did and had a blast doing it ;)

One of Ramon's MUST HAVES was a knife set by Henckels. He just can't get enough of these knives. lol What a cutie!

One of my favorite sets on our registry was the Belgique Stainless Steel pots and pans set from the Tools of Steel line. Since Macy's no longer holds the copper sets, I figured this was second best.

I think Ramon's past life was lived as a baker. I must admit, he sure knows his way around the kitchen. LOVES IT!!

I saved the best for last.....

Good Grips POP containers.

It's no lie with my family that I have been eyeing this set for about 6 months now. It keeps all your goods nicely fresh and is a great way to keep items organized at it's best.

To say the least, Ramon and I had a blast. And to think, we were gonna past up something as exciting as REGISTERING? William Sanoma.... are you worthy? hmmm, not sure. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

But before I go, I just wanted to share with your the San Francisco skyline as we were returning home. We literally live a block away from this view. Ahhhh, isn't it just lovely!

Ramon FINALLY picked out the men attire!

Monday, April 5, 2010

I am so happy right now. My boo-thang finally picked out the attire for his entourage.

He, the groomsmen, ushers, bearers and our fathers will be purchasing their attire ate the Mens Warehouse. Our consultant was such a doll helping us {him} pick out the best tux for each and everyone of the tux options. I just love a good and honest consultant. And that's what we got! Thanks Aura for all of your professional advice. It made Ramon's job so much easier ;)

Ramon decided on a Calvin Klein Tuxedo. 2 button, non-vented tux with a satin notch lapel to include satin covered buttons.

Product Close Up

He will embrace the alter in the tux above only to change the cumber bun with an ivory vest and an ivory bow tie =)

The groomsmen will be gracing us with a more affordable option. Joseph and Feiss tuxedo. One bottom, notch lapel adorned with an eggplant vest to include an eggplant bow tie.

Product Close Up

Next: Make an appointment for the men's first fitting ;)
Woot woot! We're almost there!!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter from the Soon-To-Be Mr. and Mrs.

DIY INVITES: Part Four: Assembly Line

Thursday, April 1, 2010

We had our first assembly line about two days ago and boy was it challenging.

At one end of the dinning room table, I had my FSIL, Melody sew the black satin ribbon. Yup, you heard right! S-E-W. I know, right?! Pretty insane. HA

Next to her sat my little brother/groomsman, Jaryd clipping one end of the rings with a strong and sturdy wire cutter.

And then there was my handsome future hubby lining up the satin ribbon and taping them on the back.

And my job was to secure the brooch onto the ribbon and tape the the main invite to a black panel card for a finished look.

Here is an overview of our assembly line.
About an hour into the project my brother and FSIL had to leave... so it was up to Ramon and I to put a dent into our production.

Three hours later, after Ramon and I busting our booties off by sewing, taping, cutting and clipping, we decided to do a count of the nights success.

We completed 23!!! HA! We looked at each other in shock. "huh, only 23? You have got to be kidding me." lol. So we counted again and with our heads tilted to the side, we accepted 23 completed invites.

Man-o-man. Boy do I know how to pick and put together one hell of a project. lol.

My next invite post will reveal our FULL AND COMPLETED INVITE!! woot woot! So please, come back and see what all the fuss is really about ;)

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