It's taken me FOREVER to put a bio together and I still don't know what to put on it.
Wedding is November 8, 2009 and I still have a lot left to do!
We're having a Catholic ceremony at Mission Santa Clara with a reception immediately following at Tarragon restaurant.
I borrowed this from MissQnomore and altered it to suit my needs. :-D Hope it's ok!
Chose ceremony music
Compiled guest list
Rehearsal dinner/E-pic dress
Complete 2 registries
Chose Bridesmaid dresses
Completed Engaged Encounter weekend
Ordered bridesmaid dresses
Engagement pics taken
Booked Hair stylist
First two fittings
Booked Wedding Night Hotel
Rehearsal lunch location
Send out Invites
Groom suit purchased
Groomsmen suits purchased
Last meeting with Venue
Last meeting with priest
Booked pre-wedding night hotel
Pick up BM dresses
Groom suit fitted
Final dress fitting
It's nothing that I thought I wanted but everything that I needed. My sister and 2 friends helped me pick this out. I love it! I didn't like it after I ordered it but then it came in, I tried it on and I make it look good. ;-)
Maggie Sottero Karena
Mantilla from Bel Aire. Shoes are Glint in brown bought 50% off at Nordies.
My jewelry from ebay seller La Fancy Bead
Talk about labor of love! I'm not crafty or patient but we really wanted to make these ourselves. But if I ever see an embosser again, it will be too soon!
Design by The Fiance. Printing by Office Depot. Paper, envelopes, ink and embossing powder from Paper Source, stamp from Michael's on clearance. Embosser borrowed from a friend.
Everything is stamped and embossed in moss green. The reception card has a map on the back. We made them in both English and Spanish with Scriptina and Oakwood fonts.
Our colors, if you didn't get are orange and moss green.
Ceremony Location: Mission Santa Clara
Reception: Tarragon restaurant in Sunnyvale
DOC: Sophie Lai from Simply Perfect- It's Your Day!
Photographer: Thai Mai Photography
Florist: Citti's Florist
Hair and MUA: fabulous friend
Dress and veil: Bay Area Bridal
Jewelry: La Fancy Beads on ebay
Shoes: Glint Mari sandal from Nordstrom
MOH and Bridesmaid dresses: they all picked their own from David's Bridal, Nordstrom and Eden Bridals. 2 girls in orange, 2 girls in brown.
Alterations: Vitarelli Clothier & Tailoring
Hotel: Hyatt Place Fremont, CA
Rehersal lunch: Sonoma Chicken Coop
Ceremony Music CD made by the groom
Some non-pro pics:
Walking down the aisle with my parents.
Walking out and shot of train.
Mr. and Mrs.
My bouquet had ivory and two color orange roses, cymbidium orchids and hypericum berries hand tied with ivory satin. My broach bracelet and earring were from La Fancy Beads on ebay. Haute Bride hair broach peeking underneath.
Non-pro dip picture.
1st Dance and bustle.
Our cake and cake stand. The cake scrolls are supposed to match our invitations. We were running out of time so we had to cut the cake right after the $ dance. Cake stand was dollar store votive holders turned upside down with a fake orchid and flameless tealights inside. I can't remember which PW lady gave me the idea but thank you!
Table numbers matched our invitations.
Wearing a birdcage veil towards the end of the night.
More pro photos:
Professional Teaser Pics!
Photos courtesy of Thai Mai Photography
You can kind of see the hair broach under the mantilla.
I'm finally getting around to putting these items up.
Feel free to make an offer.
Please contact me and let me know if you are interested or if you need more info, pictures or details. Price does not include shipping.
Some items are heavy so everything is also available for pick-up in the San Jose, CA area.
Wedding planning binder. New and never used. $15.
Back for sale: 3" square votive holder, quantity 12. We used them as our cake stand. Turned them upside down and put a fake orchid bloom in them. $12 These are a bit heavy to shipping might be a lot. Probably better for pick-up.
7" cylinder vases. We used them at our sign-in table filled them with rocks and fake orchid blooms submerged in water. Quantity 12. $12. These are a bit heavy as well.
Black river rocks, new, never used. Item is heavy. 12 bags. $12
Craft scissors. Victorian edge. New, never used, Qty 2, $1 each.
Crystal garland from Michael's. New, never used. Qty 5. $4 each.
Lantern votive holder. We used them with a flameless tea light to decorate the buffet and gift table. Qty 12. $3 each.
I will include the tealights (15) for an additional $8 for all of them. They were used once for 5 hours.
Ivory 8" Paper Lantern, pre-lit. Batteries not included. Qty 11. $3 each.
Private Dancer Pole Kit. Opened but never used. $90.