Monday, June 1, 2009

Just Wed

what a beautiful day. we laughed, cried a lot, and married. so happy...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2 days and counting

I know I haven't shown ANY updates of my upcoming nupitals so I will make it up to you by giving everyone recaps of EVERYTHING when this is all over. Since my engagement was pretty short (6 months) I've been juggling with a lot of things so please be patient and I will show you plenty of good stuff. Can't wait!

In two days I will be a Mrs. So happy that our engagement has been so smooth and we've been blessed to have so much support during this time! Very exciting!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Out of the closet..a preview

So it's taking me awhile to get back to blogging mode. I've been busy for the past month or so but now it's starting to wind down. Have I ever told you that throughout this 6 month engagement I have not been stressed once?!?! I am blessed. You see, I am the type to panic and get stressed over the littlest things but I've been on cruise control throughout this entire process. I plan to keep it this way until the very end. Sure, I've had minor moments but all in all it's been extremely easy and fun to plan the wedding. It might be due to the fact that I am super organized and pretty much had all the creative juices flowing before I even got engaged. I was meant to plan and organize weddings. =P

Well, this post is long overdue and I apologize for scaring everyone away but I hope I can make it up to you by giving everyone a glimpse of our engagement session. Here's a little background process of what I did in order to find our photographer. I literally contacted every single photographer in Southern California and I narrowed it down to priorities that must be met. I needed the photographer to have a certain type of style I was looking for, had great post processing skills, and the most obvious was it must be within my budget. After many weeks of searching, we finally met Vince. Vince and Carla are a husband and wife team who have a great passion for photography and just great photos to back them up. I will in the near future have a little Q&A session with Vince so that other brides can get an idea of what they should look for in a photographer and how to pick one for their wedding day.

Without further ado, I give you my engagement photos. I am coming out of the closet and I guess so is my fiance, by default. Enjoy!

I love this shot of us sharing a milkshake. When I shared this photo with a friend, she reminded me of the day she first saw us as a couple and in a sense, "caught" us in the act of dating. Side note, we were keeping it hush, hush for a few weeks in order to see if it was going to work out and she crept up on us as we were sharing ice cream at Costco. Ha! I also love this shot because of our silhouette. Later, I will share our invitations that reflect a constant theme for the wedding. I love silhouettes!

The tree we were under was so beautiful and lush. I realize that the photos are coming out small. So until I figure out how to enlarge my photos, please visit their blog and site to view more of Vince and Carla's work.

More updates on DIY projects I've been working on to come.

{all images via}

Monday, April 6, 2009


I'm not even going to explain my absence so I'll just jump start to a few images that are really inspiring me lately. Just know that I am alive and posts will be sporadic as life just keeps happening. :) Thanks folks for still stopping by!

We bought furniture this past week and I am so excited to start decorating! I am so lucky to have a husband-to-be who gives me free reign to decorate to my hearts' content...within reason, of course, and light on his pocket. :)

I've been browsing sfgirlbybay's earlier posts of her "Ode to My Deco" Domino files and I am enamored with charcoal and gray walls. I've been smitten with gray walls for awhile and I really think I am going to paint our bedroom with a soft gray tone color. I am so sad that is no longer but so excited to use these images as my inspiration! Here's a few that I really adore:

Dark walls with soft, light accents will definitely keep the mood serene and calm.

The perfect pair: mustard yellow and gray! LOVE IT!

Did I ever mention that I am DETERMINED to have a chalkboard wall somewhere in the house?! The husband-to-be is not too keen on chalkboard dust everywhere but I can reassure him that it won't be messy and since I am a neat freak, it won't happen. Ever. :)

Too perfect for words...

One day, I will post pictures of my own home and see how they compare with these images. Hopefully they'll be close!

{images via sfgirlbybay}

Friday, March 6, 2009

A black, white, and pink affair...and a happy friday!

I'm sure everyone knows how lovely all of Kathryn from Snippet and Ink's inspiration boards are and they truly are an inspiration to all brides out there. I am having a black, white, and pink wedding and how fitting is it that she continues to make boards that inspire me and makes me feel hopeful that our wedding will be as sophisticated as her boards.

Here's a couple that just hits the mark:

Beautiful, aren't they?

Well, I'm off taking my engagement session today! So excited and will share when I can. Hope you have a great weekend!

(via Snippet & Ink}

Thursday, March 5, 2009


I love freebies so I thought I share this with all of you. I wish I can enter this but alas, I'm already halfway in the wedding planning process.

If any of you brides are still at the beginning stages of your wedding planning, I'd suggest you hop on over and take the survey for your chance to win a FREE wedding! That's right, they will do everything for just need to show up on May 31, 2009 and have your wedding in Atlanta, GA. This can be your chance to have a destination wedding if you're not in the area. woohoo!

What are you waiting for? Let me know if you win! Good luck!

{via Our Labor of Love}

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Small feet woes

Does anyone else have trouble finding shoes YOUR size? I am having THE most difficult time finding THE shoes for THE day! You see, I have small feet, size 5, mind you. Is that considered small? Because I think so, a lot of stores don't even carry size 5! Very angry about that but I shall digress...

Anyways, I am trying to find shoes in my size with a short heel about 2 1/2 inches to 3 inches. Though I am a short girl, I can't walk in high heels even if I wanted to. So here's my dilemma, I am looking for shoes in a size 5, short heels, and because I am a thrifty shopper,
it needs to be decently priced (but for THE day, I might splurge a little). Oh, and I certainly don't mind buying shoes in a daring color!

Here's one shoe that fits the bill except that it's 4 inches high! BOO! They come in a lovely champagne color as well. Should I get them anyway even though I know I will die by the end of the night?!
What is a short, petite girl to do!?! Oh, the small feet woes...

{photo via}