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- Day After photo session
- Floral cost breakdown
- Wedding party – the look and cost
- Non pro pics
- The Proposal
- I heart Blurb
- Our STD Postcards
- Will you be my bridesmaid?
- Haute Bride Bling
- Yaye for Bridesmaid Dresses!
- FG and RB Ensemble
- My Wedding Shoes
- Back from the city of sin
- Our e-session with Anna Kuperberg
- Candy buffet stickers and iron-ons
- H&MU Trial and 2nd Fitting
- Final Fitting
- More projects done.
- Back from honeymoon
- Pro-pic teasers
- Our rehearsal and dinner
- Wedding Highlight Video
- Candy Buffet - cost breakdown
V e n d o r s
Venue | Beaulieu Garden, Rutherford, CA
Caterer | Paula LeDuc
Photographer | Anna Kuperberg
Florist | Asiel Design
Videographer | Lorimerworks
Event Planner | Morgan Doan – Events by Morgan
Lounge Furniture | Blueprint Studios
Lighting | Got Light?
Rentals | Classic Party Rentals
Cake | Flours
Letterpress Invitations | Ink Fancy
DJ | John Jow
String Trio | Synchronicity
Officiant | Pastor John Sullivan
Dress | Monique Lhuillier
Sash | Monique Lhuillier
Veil | Toni Federici
Shoes | Christian Louboutin
Jewelry | Haute Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses | Lazaro from Unique Bride
Bridesmaid Jewelry | Haute Bride
FB Dress and RB Suit | adorablebabyclothes.com
Alterations | Si Arima Alterations
Hair | Styles by Ann
Rehearsal Dinner | Pizzeria Tra Vigne, St. Helena, CA
Accomodations | Yountville Inn, Yountville, CA
Alterations | Si Arima Alterations
Honeymoon Accomodations | Mina A'Salam - Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai UAE
Anantara Dhigu Spa Resort, Maldives
We had our menu tasting recently with Paula LeDuc Catering and the food is TDF! I was so impressed with everything and can't wait to share it with all our guests. Here are pics from of our selections.
On the menu:
Passed Hors D'oeuvres
Peking Duck Mini Taco - crunchy wonton 'taco' shells filled with peking-style roast sonoma duck, shaved cabbage and wasabi aioli
Ahi Tuna Cones - miniature crisp cones filled with ahi tuna, dressed with sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, ginger and shallot, garnished with wasabi cream and wasabi tobiko caviar
Smoked Tomato Tartlet - savory tartlet shells filled with a smokey tomato custard and accented with a horseradish chantilly, baby basil and oven dried tomato chip
Truffled Mushroom Sandwich - sieved egg and parmesan crisp
Caviar Beggars Purses (not pictured) - California tobiko caviar joined with creme fraiche wrapped in miniature crepes and tied into 'purses' with a chive ribbon
Asparagus Ravioli - with parmesan broth and extra virgin olive oil
Seared Beef Filet with Merlot Demi-Glace - scallion puree, charred asparagus, and candied shallots garnished with yellow and red pepper curls
We are having our ceremony and reception at the beautiful private estate, Beaulieu Garden in Napa Valley. The grounds of the estate are equisite and essentially serve as a blank canvas for us to set up however we wish. And since it's not open to the public, we have complete privacy for the event. It's all that I could ever ask for. :)
Here are some pics during our walkthrough. It's a little tough to visualize since nothing is really setup. (One of the downsides is that we have to rent EVERYTHING).
Guests will drive down a quarter-mile sycamore tree lined driveway until this point where valet will greet them.
They will then proceed down this walkway.
Until this point where they will enter the rose garden.
The roses should be in bloom and fragrant on our wedding day in June.
The garden will lead them to the entrance to the sunken courtyard where the ceremony will take place.
After the ceremony, guests will gather in this area for cocktail hour.
A bar, cabaret tables, and our string trio will be set up in this area, while passed hors d'oeurves are served.
After cocktail hour, guests will be led down this canopied walkway to the dinner reception.
Dinner tables will be set up under this sycamore canopy for dinner al fresco.
And a dancefloor for guests to dance under the stars.
A view of the pool with the rolling hills in the distance.
We'll be taking in the beautiful views of the vineyard and valley.
Here are some pictures from actual weddings to give a better idea of how it will look when it's all set up.
It was so freezing, but we had a lot of fun on our e-session with Anna Kuperberg. We are so super thrilled she is shooting our wedding. Here are some e-pic highlights.
I can't take how cute my little baby, Sparkle looks with her messy hair.
... and we are going to Dubai and Maldives! With only 10 more days until our big day, we finally decided to take a honeymoon. We leave 5 days after the wedding and I am soooo excited. This will be our time for some MUCH needed relaxation.
Dubai - Mina A'Salam at Madinat Jumeirah for 2 nights
Maldives - Anantara Resort Dhigu for 7 nights
I am married and back from our honeymoon. It was so refreshing for us to have this chance for some true quality time together on our honeymoon. Now that we are back to the real world, I am going through 24/7 hubby withdrawls when we have to part and go to work. haha.
And to see a video of our gorgeous over-the-water suite, check it out: http://www.facebook.com/v/118164457320
I have a bunch of items for sale from my June 5th wedding.
For serious inquiries, please feel free to contact me for further details, pictures, descriptions, etc. All items are available for local pickup in SF bay area. Unless otherwise noted, all items may be shipped, please contact me for shipping costs.
Flowergirl Ivory Rosebud Headband - $8 - SOLD
My FG never ended up wearing this.
Toni Federici Chapel Length Veil in Diamond White - $120 - SOLD
I ended up wearing this underneath my bun and had 6 inches trimmed off the end. Please pardon the wrinkles in the first picture as it hadn't been pressed yet.
Baskets (2) used for amenities baskets - $10 for both
Sorry, amenities are not included.
Tea set includes tea pot, 4 cups and plate used for tea ceremony - $15
For local pickup only in SF bay area.
Monique Lhullier 'Jacinda' beaded sash in color 'Cameo' - $450 - SOLD
2½-inch platinum sash with diamante scalloped trim
This past Saturday was our baby shower (co-ed) and it was such a special day. The shower was a lovely intimate event and it means so much to see that our little one is already so loved. My wonderful friend flew in from Seattle to host the event and she did such a fabulous job. She and I along with DH prepared all the goodies and food ourselves. Nothing beats homecooking. Here is a pictorial recap. :)
Parents-to-be. 6 more wks until we meet her!
One of my bff's, the fabulous hostess (center)
100 diapers for our diaper cake
chocolate dipped fortune cookie favors
I love baking cookies. A couple of fan favorites - jelly shortbread thumbprints and peanut butter blossoms.
Oatmeal raisin and cinammon sugar cookies
Homecooking is the best!
Posing with the beautiful cake.
Time to cut the cake.
ready to open the gifts.
yaye for bottles so DH can help with feedings.
bathtime squirties and teething toys
DH isnt quite understanding all the baby items.
DH looking confused.
We're gonna need a lot of these.
We have a big baby in there. At my 33wk sizing u/s, she was 5lbs and 1oz already!