thundercloud

WEDDING DATE:

Mar 29, 2008

thundercloud

we're married!

after all the planning, we're finally married! =) sorry for the delay in updating my photos and bio. things have been such a whirlwind! whew!

so my photos have been updated, and now it's time to update my bio?

what helped me throughout the entire wedding process was that i viewed my wedding as a big, fun party for all of my loved ones. having that mindset kept me from getting overly stressed since the main goal was to have fun and celebrate. =)

i was just so happy the entire day, that it's hard to describe the joy i felt. i did run into a few mishaps, such as discovering a big water stain on the front chest area of my dress as we were unpacking it, after getting my hair/makeup done (eeks!! no dry cleaner would even touch it. tip: white chalk DOES work wonders! it at least covered it up well enough that no one noticed.) and the deep fog rolling in right before our ceremony (thereby causing my hair and my sisters' hair to fall flat), BUT you can't let those things ruin your special day.

you wedding day might not go exactly as you planned it, but it's still your special day. there's no need to ruin the here-and-now because something didn't turn out quite right.

to go into some logistical items, here are the wonderful vendors i would HIGHLY recommend!

Flowers: BeBuds from Torrance, CA - Taka was wonderful! www.bebuds.com

Hair/Makeup: OnLocation Beauty in OC/LA - Sherry was great! www.onlocationbeauty.com

Photographer: Tony Schreiber from Miami, FL - You might have to fly him out to CA, but he's amazing! www.tonyschreiber.com

Dresses & Alterations (both bridal gown and bridesmaids): David's Bridal, MetroPointe, Costa Mesa, CA - Would recommend this location, since it's a large store with plenty of stock. www.davidsbridal.com

Bakery: Torrance Bakery, Torrance, CA - gorgeous and delicious cake! www.torrancebakery.com

Favors/Photobooths: PartyBooths.com, nationwide - fun, comes with an attendant, all pics get uploaded onto their website, and you get a CD of all the pictures too!  www.partybooths.com

Chair covers & Table Linens: ChairCoversByMaryGrace.com from San Pedro, CA - Dahlia was super easy to work with and they had a large selection to choose from, as well as reasonable prices. They did all the set-up and removal.  www.chaircoversbymarygrace.com

Invitations: www.invitationconsultants.com - they made the ordering process super easy, and with our e-proofs, we knew exactly what we were getting. They were also reaonably priced, and had a quick turnaround time.

Hotel: Belamar Hotel in Manhattan Beach, CA - we had a Jr Suite and we loved it! Convenient location too. www.thebelamar.com

DJ: DJ Element, Carson, CA - Lem's an awesome DJ. He has a great selection of music, and is super friendly.

Travel Agency: Costco Travel - they were super easy to work with in booking our customized Tahiti/Bora Bora honeymoon package  www.costco.com

Happy wedding planning to everyone! =)

 

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