“ How We Met & The Ring ” by annocgirl
Chris and I met at a Record Store in Costa Mesa, CA. I went in on a Sunday afternoon looking for Records, Yes,
Records. I collect 45's and was looking for more for the collection. I was in my favorite band's section. New Order.... Chris comes walking by and asked me if I was looking at New Order. We talked for about an hour and he then asks me out on a date
the following Saturday. We share the same taste in obscure music!more »
Here is what my set looks like, it's a 1.04 carat white gold ring, it's beautiful, he did so well!
“ The Cake ” by konayipark
Our wedding cake was provided in our venue contract via Cinderella Cakes in Costa Mesa, CA. We simply took a visit to their cake shop, chose a style from a set number of styles, tasted a few samples, chose which flavors we wanted for each tier,
and we were on our merry way. So simple.more »
The cake + silver cake stand were provided by Cinderella Cakes.
The cake cutter + server were bought at The Bombay Company during their going-out-of-business sale.
The toasting flutes
were bought at Crate & Barrel.
The flowers + decorations were provided by Flower Allie.
The candles + vases were DIY.
And the most lovely thing was that we didn't need to save the top layer of the cake - Cinderella Cakes will
gift us with a complimentary top tier on our 1 year wedding anniversary!
“ The Reception ” by jharks
The Center Club in Costa Mesa.
We have been members my whole life and I love it there.
Our reception was fantastic, we had the BEST time and our guests did too.
one of the centerpieces
“ we're married! ” by thundercloud
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
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!
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! =)