Saturday, July 22, 2006

It's been ages since I've posted. There are just too many things to do in prep of the wedding and other weddings I've been attending.

I got to know Knottie Klessard through Clif&me. She's totally gorgeous in person and she's marrying a Korean. They are such a cute couple. And she's super sweet. We could only attend the ceremony at the Embassy Suites El Segundo.

She looked so gorgeous. Peter is one lucky guy. The ceremony was quick and funny. P and K wrote their own vows and they were so cute. Sucha crackup.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

June 10, 2006

Yay!!! Teddy's tuxedo came in the mail today! I'm sooo excited. I ordered it from ebay. He's gonna be such a cute ring bearer.

OMG, he looks so freaking cute. Is it wrong to want to squeeze him tight?

It comes w/ a top hat but he doesn't like it. it's ok. I think he looks handsome already.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The day is finally here! Way and Kevin are getting married at the Athenaeum Caltech, Pasadena. It was so beautiful and she looked so gorgeous. They wrote their own vows. The ceremony was nice and simple. It was a very touching ceremony. As D would say, I was multitasking, crying and taking pics at the same time. That explains alot since some pictures were really blurry. oops.

Immediately after the ceremony was cocktail and h'ordourves. It was alot of fun b/c I got to see alot of aunts and uncles I haven't seen since I was a kid. What was also neat was that Way displayed wedding pictures of her parents and grandparents, Kevin's parents and granparents.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Way's sister May, threw her a bridal tea shower at the Pasadena Huntington Ritz Carlton. The site itself is beautiful. We were seated next the to window and got a gorgeous view of the San Gabriel valley. I wish I could have my wedding here but we cannot afford it. My mom also attended the event and this was her first time. She had alot of fun and enjoyed the tea sandwiches and yummies that were accompanied. We had such a fun time playing games, like guess how old Way was, and telling stories about her. I got to meet some really nice girls. Way is going to be such a beautiful bride.

May 19, 2006

I loved the monogram cake toppers w/ the crystals. It's really different from the typical cheesy bride and groom. Everyone has different tastes. But I didn't want to spend over $80 for them for the metal plated one being sold at or other sites. I found a vendor who made them from wood, it's just the same, just a lil more elbow grease to decorate. I also ordered the famous 'I DO' letters for our cake table.

I received them today and when I opened up the box, i was brought to tears at how beautiful it came out. Ed did a wonderful job. He was really patient and helpful with helping me figure what designs and size to choose from. He can do anything your heart desires. And he has plenty of samples.

Letters from Ed

The famous 'I DO' letters

knottie Monkees_meow cake

Monogram/letter vendor
Edward Reitler

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Where have I been???

Ok it's been ages since I've posted so I'm going to recap a months worth of activites and stuff. It's alot

Friday,May 26, 2006

Today kicks off the Memorial 3day wkend and I'm taking half day off to rush down to Torrance to pick up D for knottie Cliffy's wedding down in Newport Beach aboard The Destiny. It started out as a gloomy day and the clouds dispersed to show a clear beautiful blue sky.

Thank goodness b/c they have endured a very dramatic day before their 'big day'. The night before I recieved a phone call from a very emotional Ms. Cliffy. She told me that Mr. Cliffy totalled his car! WTF? OMG. Is he ok? Yes, he's fine, Ms. Cliffy just dropped him off at the hotel where he's staying at since they won't see each other till the ceremony. Mr. Cliffy had fallen asleep at the wheel after hanging out w/ his buddies so late after rehersal dinner. He had lost his tux along w/ his ID during the crash. They had to go back to the crash site to look for his missing items. That's just really scary to know that right before the big day, you don't get much sleep from doing so much stuff.

The next day their wedding went w/o a hitch. The boat was absolutely beautiful. Too bad some people get sea sick very easily. Ms. Cliffy was gorgeous when she walked down the aisle. I nearly wanted to cry. D and I had a lot of fun, the food was fantastic. I got the job of taking poloroids of the guests for the guest book. alot of the guests decided that they liked their photos and kept them! So needless to say, their guest book was kinda empty. I feel pretty bad about that. Here are some photos to lull you over.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

You're cordially invited

Our invites are finally in! I've been waiting for 2 mths for them. We ordered them from Joy's Card when we were in Hong Kong. It was so hard b/c I knew what I wanted but they didn't have it. So Mike helped us design our card. He did a great job. The only thing they messed up on was the front chinese characters of our last names are suppose to be red. We paid xtra money for them to do that. I was really pissed off. I wanted to cry and yell at Mike. But him being in HK, there was nothing really I could do since HK businesses do not beleive in giving refunds. Also, when I looked at the proof, it says nothing whatsoever about the color. sigh....

So I started playing around w/ the front trying to figure out how to add some color. Went to Michael's and scoured their ribbon area. This is what I came up with.

I was really surprised. It's really pretty and authentic. Overall I really love our invites.

The inside is really beautiful. I'm so excited to send these out. Everyone is asking us but I'm not ready yet. It's still too early, I'm 3 months away.


No it's not the disease, it's short for 'Save the Date'. It's recommended to send these out for couples who plan on having their special day during holidays and for out of town guests to make plans to attend.

There are different versions out there, Martha Stewart always has some great ideas. That woman is a genius. Some knotties opt to send out STD magnets. They're pretty cute but honestly, we can't afford to send out 300 of these. So D designed a STD for us to send out by email.

He did a fantastic job. All these images are from our photographers website. I absolutely think they're really impressive. I found them from Young_Love's bio who was her photographer. I just hope they'll do something just as fantastic for me.

Walking down the aisle

There are so many choices when to decorate the ceremony and the aisle is one of them. It's the most important aspect of the wedding b/c this is where you will walk down to where at the end is your future husband is waiting at the altar. This is the time for you to shine as a bride. All eyes are on you. As frightening as it sounds, I just hope that I don't trip.

Option #1
Aisle w/ some light or heavy petals.

Option #2
Aisle runner w/ petals


such a beautiful effect. But as always there are problems with the aisle runner. How dangerous it is if it isn't secured down b/c you might trip over it or if the wind picks up, petals and all will start to blow away.

I really like the monogramed aisle runners. It personalizes the ceremony alot.


I think it would look fantastic that we could incorporate our invitations into the ceremony. I absolutely love it. I wonder if I could pull it off. Plus I could do one for the reception red carpeting with the words that say: "From this day forward...."

Monday, May 22, 2006

Calm soothing sounds

I've done a lot of researching on centerpieces hoping I would find a cheaper alternative to the regular floral ones. There were some slight problems w/ the regular centerpieces.

1. Cost per centerpiece is $45+ (since we have 30 tables, it's $45 x 30 tables = $1,575) ouch!

2. Lazy susan. Since we're having a 10 course meal w/ the lazy susan, most restaurants take off the centerpiece from the table to make room for the dishes. As a result, would waste the $45 centerpiece placed on the floor for no one to enjoy. [:(]

3. and lastly, $1,575 for centerpieces just isn't worth it. I would rather use that for better food or entertainment.

I decided to head to downtown one morning hoping to come up w/ my own centerpiece.
Target budget: $10
Degree of difficulty: easy and quick
and NO FAKE FLOWERS (ew to that)

so pretty, a field of orchids

Moskatels vases: $1.75
Roses: $5
Filler flowers: $3
Result: not all that great looking.

What to do? I've been racking my brain for ages. And found this on the knot.

photo courtesy of knottie Joobee

Unfortunately they don't sell them anymore at Pier1. She had bought them on sale for $10. So I have started the hunt!

I found it! It's not quite the same as hers but just as good.

photo courtesy of knottie Young_Love

I might do something similar to Young_Love but not sure yet. Will work on that around August. I already ordered them and they're sitting in the garage waiting to be opened and turned on for a calming waterfountain effect. aaaaaaaaahhhhh....

Friday, May 19, 2006

Mon, May 8

Teddy is constantly coughing and sneezing so I took him to the vet to make sure he's ok. He caught a cold, ended up w/ two shots, and some meds to take. Poor lil guy.

Plus no bath makes him a stinker. ew

Sun, May 7

There was a GTG today afternoon at the park in Torrance. So D, Teddy, and I trekked out to Torrance to hang w/ several other couples who will also bring thier furbabies. I didn't want to unleash T b/c I was afraid that he might run off and I can't catch him.

D started to play soccer w/ Clif&Me's kids. Teddy got sooo excited that we just had to unleash him to play.

Go T go!

They're so cute!

Sat, May 6

Jay and June's Wedding was this weekend and the ceremony/reception was held at Hilton Huntington Beach Waterfront. D and I overslept so we ended up missing the quick ceremony but arrived just in time for cocktails. yummy.

The festivities started and I couldn't wait to see June and Jay's grand entrance. Jay walked around like he was king while June clinging on was looking downward b/c she was so shy w/ all the attention and hollering. His wedding was hosted by ABC San Diego news anchor. They had a Korean drum performance, Helen sang Up, Up by Shania Twain, and I won the centerpiece. Woohoo!!!!

the cake came from Great Dane Bakery and the Lounge area was provided by Jay's partner who owns a rental company

Overall the food was really good which surprised us being hotel food and all.

Our table was the most rowdy table at the reception. We were the only ones on the dance floor. It went by really quick and very simple wedding. congrats Jay and June.

Friday, May 5

D and I went out to Twin Palms in Old Town Pasadena b/c his friend Missy was performing w/ her band. I've heard great things about her and D told me that she was going to be performing at our wedding. She was in Miss Saigon and other movies like the Jackie Chan ones.

Of course I'm gonna order the dessert. It was ok though

After dinner and Missy's performance we decided to bar hop. Started out at the new restaurant that opened up but there's a cover charge so we decided to go to Jake's to shoot some pool. Unfortunately, there's a half hour wait and walked over to Wokcano's bar and this is what we saw above the bar.

I wonder who's bras are these? Reminds me of Coyote Ugly