Thursday, January 17, 2008

Waiting patiently...

Most of the time my posting of wedding pictures aren't very consistent. And I really can't balm photographers because I know how busy everyone are and all the post-op processing many take weeks, even months! But I so do not enjoy waiting for professional pictures. BOO! That's why I want hubster to take photography classes ~ for your viewing pleasure. Maybe I should get classes for him as a 'gift?' =)
So as we all wait patiently for pictures of my last wedding, I realize I didn't blog about the couple's engagement pictures at the Mission Inn in Riverside. So here's a couple of my favorite pictures to tide you over. And to give credit where credit's due, pictures are taken by Alex from Perfect Zoom Photography.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Design your own dress!

I was reading archive blogs (yes, I'm very productive) when I stumbled upon Olivia Luca on {frolic!}. It's amazing ~ you can build your own dresses step-by-step...from the bodice to the skirt; from fabrics to color; you even set the color of your skin tone! It's so much fun to see the different fabrics and details. And the best part, the dress I designed cost about $1500! It's such a great site for brides to see the different style of dresses and learn about all the different fabric. Have fun!

Friday, January 4, 2008

My last wedding of 2007

Another excuse for not blogging (really) was because I was doing my job! Very funny, I know. =) My last wedding for 2007 ~cutting it close~ was Ing & David's nuptial on the 29th. They had a beautiful ceremony and lunch reception at the famous prime rib restaurant Lawry's Beverly Hills. 

The beautiful flowers were the creation of Bernie from Creative Floral Designs.

With Lawry's Christmas decoration in full force, the bride opted for simple and elegant red roses and green hydrangeas. Here's the sweet heart table ~ still missing it's center arrangement.

The delicious cake was from Rosebud Cakes.

Beautiful candy roses and silver beads adorn the cake.

The bride being avid reader presented her guests with wooden leaf bookmarks.

Centerpieces and table number

Sign in table 

Ceremony took place in front of the mantle. The wedding was officiated by the groom's childhood pastor (the pastor's wife went to high school with the groom's mother!). The ceremony was so personal and touching. Instead of the unity candle, the couple did a water ceremony ~ when the two clear liquid combined, the combined water burst into this vibrant fuchsia ~ such a surprise for the guests!

And here's the bride right before she started down the aisle

My pictures didn't turn out very well due to the dimness. Hopefully I'll get the professional pictures from the photographers and will post the better pictures then. I wish Ing and David the best life has to offer. I really enjoy getting to know the couple and their families (the groom's parents were 'prom dates!). Have fun in Indonesia!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy 2008!

Okay...REALLY...I'm BACK! I know it's unforgivable that I haven't posted since leaving for my vacation back in Nov (and just so you know, this is a no picture post ~ oh the shame!). But seriously, I've been swamped. Never again will I take vacation during Thanksgiving. Hubs and I came back and all the Christmas decorations were already up! It felt like we 'almost' missed Christmas. I'm ashamed to say we didn't decorate at all (I barely had time to get the Christmas cards out). It took weeks just to sort through emails, request for meetings, buy Christmas gifts (I almost forgo gifts until Mom gave me her sad 'puppy dog eyes'), and coordinated my last wedding of the year! 

So now that's all done...I'm looking forward to the new year! I have quiet a few weddings I'm looking forward to; not to mention my very good friend WENDY who's getting married in Sept (she finally decided on a date & venue..hahaha). I will also be her 'MOH' ~ only second time in my life I assume that post. I am sad to say I'll be missing two very good friend's wedding (what's up with May 2?) since I'm already booked for the day. But I am excited ~ new year, new beginnings ~ good luck to all 2008 brides and let the FUN begin!