Hey ya'll just got back from the honeymoon...
The wedding was MORE THAN I EVER WANTED OR EXPECTED (sorry all caps)....It was lovely, the weather was perfect..few hitches..i'll let you know about that later.
I missed you guys...
I'll be posting more non pro pics later but here are the teasers from our photographer Jasen Master Photography.
My beautiful flower girl..
Groom and groomsmen
He loves the lakers...what can I say??
I LOVE THIS PIC!!!
Tee and the girls..his sis, my cousin, and my sisters
They didn't want to do a posed pic...lol
and last but not least...
oh and my fav non pro pic
me and my daddy!!
ALL THE DETAILS ARE LOWER IN MY BIO!! HAVE FUN!
Casablanca 1854 NWT-Never been worn...Let me know if you are intrested. Make an offer.
Beautiful and traditional, lace gown has a halter neckline and mermaid silhouette. The back of the gown has a "V" neckline and a semi-cathedral length train. Color is Champagne/Gold, Organza with Beaded Lace. Size is 12 but fits body type of 8/10. 12 if you have a small bust. I've attached some photos of this dress in action on a bride for your viewing. Dress is brand new and has not been worn or altered. I am very flexible on price, please contact me
Oh yeah, I graduated on May 9th with my Master's...but he rushed home from overseas to be with me...awwwwwwwwww!
He's a hottie!
DON'T JUDGE ME!!
1st dress-Was cute...but just didn't work out. Paid $900.00 deposit, but never went back to get it.
2nd Dress-Was beautiful and super cheap. However we changed the wedding date from the beginning of June to the end of July. BIG DIFFERENCE IN WEATHER. So...dress two had to go
3rd Dress-Was a mindless purchase. I knew I needed a new dress, and went back to the same bridal salon and purchased a dress of the rack. "I'll lose weight"...I said..and I have...just not in the right places..lol (said the bride with the DD+ chest). So dress three MUST go..
Alas...I am less than three months away with no dress (acutally I have two in my closet) but none for my wedding...what's a girl to do??
After a battle...it is....
Alfred Angelo Style 7016. She's pretty, no???
Our colors are this deep berry (almost purple) and green! All of the girls (3 bm, one maid and one matron of honor) will be wearing this dress in this color.
Where does a young, fun loving couple go on their honeymoon......
Miami here we come!!
To the ultra fab Eden Roc, Renaissance Beach Resort and Spa.
Ocean view, king suite...
I can't freakin wait!!
BUT THIS ISNT IT!!!!!...Loved it in the store..on the model that is but..I just felt like it didnt do anything for my curves..lol
It was beautiful..just no bling, no sparkle...not my dress! My dress coming up next!
Isn't she purrdy...yeah of course I picked it out...he almost passed out when I did. He was expecting something a little less pricey. I'm worth it!!
Here it is in action..this is me and my nephew Kayden
The necklace and bracelet are a graduation gift from Tiffany...too bad they wouldn't go with the wedding ensemble.
This is the band it's pretty too.
For me...its pretty easy.
These are the two dresses I just baught at Banana Republic(i'm addicted...sorry!)
Two totally different looks, right.
Still looking for a super cute shirt for a casual look.
We're eiether doing a park or city shoot...haven't made up my mind yet...hmmm...
Yeah, he's a polo and plaid shorts type of guy, so we may have trouble..lol!
Yeah...we were highschool sweethearts...sorta..lol!
He's a professional bball player who got his start at the high school we attended. Our photographer likes to do "themed" e pics...so here ya go...
I totally didnt wear what I planned..but everything turned out perfect!
Jasen Master of Jasen Master Photography
After a mass search..and broke pockets I decided to go with....
She's light and pretty...Getting married at the end of July in Fresno..chile please!
I love it!
I'm going to get a different ribbon for the dress.
If only I could sell the other two...lol!
Loved this dress!!
Charon and I...she graduated with me and turned out to be a great friend!!
Lauren, one of my BM's telling a VERY embarassing story....you REALLY SHOULDN'T HAVE!! LOL!
Brea my youngest sister and hostess, Katrina (the cry baby) BM, Tracy (eldest sister)Maid of honor, Jackie (sister) and BM, and Cousin April Matron of honor! All telling very touching stories!! Love it!!
Good Friend Chanel, and I
Good friend Carmel and I..isn't this dress hot!!
Last but not least, cupcakes, presents and my fav...monies lol just kidding.
It was a spectacular shower. My girls got so many complements including many women saying it was the best shower they had ever been to!!
You must play the "what the bride will say her wedding night game" I had never ever seen this in action and it was a hit..."I learned this from my grandma" was one of the things I said..OMG!!
My other favorite was all the married (and even un married) women stood up and gave marital advice. It was moving!!
Adapted from MissQnomore's-List..
Dress Final Fitting
Decide on which veil
Pick up set up chairs Chairs
Chose ceremony music
Compile guest list
Rehearsal dinner/rehersal dress
Wedding Night Hotel
Rehearsal dinner location
Last meeting with Venue
Last meeting with minister
Final dress fitting
Pick father/daughter, mother/son, first dance songs
Cookie buffet Sign
Final payment spreadsheet
Family must-take photo list
Decorate Cookie Jars
Deliver supplies to venue
Still need to do
Change name documents
Thank you cards
sooo much fun!!
That's me in the red dress..I'll load more pics when I get them from the paparazzi..that's what I call my sisters and friends!
UPDATE-MORE PICS ADDED!
Night 1-The Bank-I have more Pics..but um..yeah..
Day 2-Stripper/PoleDancing class! They made me change into a shirt that says "I love (heart) pole dancing..ok!
Night 2-Club Prive! My fav!!
She won $1000.00 haha
Paul Pierce of the Boston CelticsJermaine Dupree..the Best DJ!!
Night 3..The last night-Tryst
I figure I'd start from the beginning since I have sooo much to post....
Well....here's our save the date in photo form. The were printed on pretty sparkly paper as a post card and mailed out about 4 months before the wedding. I didnt' want to do a magnet because I'm not so vain to presume that people would post our magnets on their fridges....however everyone house I went to had our save the date on their fridge anyways with someone else's magnet..lol
here ya go...
(Photo Johnny Stafford Photography)...from our first e session from the first time we were gonna get married...long story i'll tell u later!
Here are just pics for now...
But they were beautiful..She totally captured our vision!
Exclusive Creations-Michelle Lowe (Fresno California)
They were stuffed with cookies and put on the table...can't find a pic of the table set up. I'll put one once we receive the pro pics!
So....this was the most difficult process of the whole wedding planning..duh duh duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhgh!! Yeah the seating chart was so anoying...who to sit where and why..ahhhrrhgh! Yeah we literally argued over this process...but I think it came out great.
We took our fav pic from the e session down to office depot and a spreadsheet... picked the font and a day later here was our beautiful seating chart.
look at my cousin..hahaha!
Not everyone was excited about the walking shot...lol
so silly..he wouldn't do the shot I wanted!
I like white gold..he doesn't..haha. He made a little compromise.
One of my fav shots, although you can see my florist shoddy attempt at blinging my bouquet..smh!!!
He hated doing this by the way..I'm just glad his nails looked decent lol!
We wanted to do a unity ceremony of some sort, and being that we were outside, the candle ceremony wouldn't work.
The Unity Sand Ceremony is one of the most popular elements in today's weddings. Often taking the place of the traditional unity candle ceremony. The Sand Ceremony is much better suited to outdoor and beach settings!
Like the unity candle, the sand is used to symbolize the uniting of the bride and groom. Their separate lives are symbolized by two vials of sand (usually different colors). After the exchange of rings, the officiant explains the meaning of the Unity Ceremony. The Bride and Groom then come together, and pour into one vial, the two individual vials of sand. Their flowing together symbolizes the joining of the couple as they share their first experience of unity as husband and wife. The newly formed union is represented by the intertwined pattern of sand created by the couple. This symbol is then a keepsake of your wedding day.
I researched this ceremony and loved the idea!
He poured green, and I purple, our wedding colors.
He was laughing because people were hooting and yelling "mix it up good"!!!
DH and my uncle the officiant
his mom, his cousin, my mom
One of my fav shots!!
I GOT ALL MY SISTERS WITH ME Hey!!!
I have four beautiful sisters...3 that were in the bridal party
and one that was a hostess..
We had our wedding and reception at the same venue.
It was lovely
favors-had cookies inside..A for Archie!
We had two types of centerpieces,..of course the photographer only gets the cheap one lol!!
moo cards with our engagment photos tented into them..The back said Thank you-Sherie and Tezale Archie 7/25/2009
um..yeah we had enough..lol
yummy..didnt get the top tier which was a lovely white cake with beading.
Lovely white petals (not enough) down the isle and the beautiful draping..beautiful day!
cake cutting..there was no smashing of the cake btw!
satin chair covers and draping..don't mind my husband..he's a little tied up..lol
Her wedding night ...
This is what I wore...He loved it!