“ This is it :-) ” by MmeKim
My husband and I had been dating for two and a half years when we decided to get married. A beautiful proposal and a beautiful diamond ring followed. We started planning and my parents starting paying. My father soon lost his job and we
decided to look for a smaller, cheaper place and decided to go 60/40. we found one and started planning the wedding for the second time. well, my dad (bless his heart) wasn't too honest about his financial situation because he didn't want to worry me.
When i found out (through my brother), we called the wedding off because we thought it was ridiculous that they contribute to something when they could barely afford to live comfortably (gotta love socal. *rolls eyes*). We got married at LAX
courthouse on January 12th 2007. Just us two. My parents knew and gave their blessing. We just wanted to be married and all the planning and cancelling was beginning to ruin the wedding fantasy. We decided to focus on what was more important, marriage.
Well. . we've been married nearly 7 months, my father found a new job, and my mother had a breakdown about how she is upset she didnt get to go wedding shopping with her only daughter, how we deserved more than the civil union (i took care of both
of my parents when they had cancer at the same time. and they are eternally grateful), etc. I told her not to be silly about me deserving better. They didn't owe me anything. But then she told me that we all deserved this. She deserved to
fufill her duty as a mum to pick out a dress with me, get excited about the big day and gloat to everyone who would listen. My father deserved to walk me down the aisle in his dress blues (retired USN baby! love my dad!). My husband and I deserved to
have a day just reserved for us to share out love with one another and celebrate everything we had been through together. So, here it is. May 31st, 2008. We are renewing our vows at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton and I couldn't be
happier. It's so much more fun this time because I know finances aren't an issue (we're super-contributing!) and since I am already married i'm not stuck on that crazy "this has to be the best day of my life" shpiel that a lot of brides get
into. This is simply a fun and loving way to say thank you to my parents and my husband for the joy that being a family has bought to me. And it's their way of saying thank you to me. I can't wait!more »
“ Our Damask Wedding In Anaheim! ” by sorayalu
Our wedding will be at the Anaheim Marriott on April 4, 2009. Our colors are medium red, black, and white. We are using the damask pattern in different places and will add red as a pop color. We are using Michael Miller
Dandy Damask as our damask since there are so many different ones.
We are an interfaith, interracial, inter everything couple so we needed to find someone who could perform a tricky ceremony. We are both not very religious but we have parents who want to have their culture represented. We found Jon
Dobrer, who is the Reverend at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fullerton. http://www.uufullerton.org/upcoming_sermons.php
We are having the ceremony at the hotel in the rooms next to our reception room. What they will do is make a narrow room with one air wall and they will open up all the other air walls in between to make one giant rectangle. I will
walk down the middle of the room to the center stage at the end of the rooms. We will be having six columns with large flower displays on the top. The white aisle will have silk red rose petals along the sides. My future
mother-in-law is Sylvia Drew, and she is a leading event coordinator and florist in Tucson. http://www.creativearrangements.com/
She will be designing the centerpieces and many other arrangements around the room, including the Chuppah arrangements. Mari Trefry will also be creating flowers for the event. http://www.halcyondaisies.com/Welcome%20.html Mari will be creating the bride's
bouquet, and the rest of the bridal party's flowers. She will also be creating the large displays for the ceremony room.
Centerpieces - the centerpieces will be square 7-inch vases with many, many red roses. The vases will have black satin ribbon around it with a rhinestone buckle attached. They will sit on a damask runner. The table cloth is a
white crinkle satin and the napkins are black and white satin. We will fold them so the menus will fit inside. I've opted to not have wedding favors and instead make three donations to different charities based on the cancers that have
greatly affected my family.
I've bought the following items from www.etsy.com
Ring Bearer Pillow in Damask
Guest Book in Damask
Personalized Rubber Stamps for the back of the Save the Date Envelope
We created our Save the Date and are going to submit it to www.pioneercolor.com
I've also bought Pioneer Photo Boxes from www.organizedliving.com
“ Engagement ” by boobooska
On 9/11 (I know..) after three magnificent years of loving each other, Kevin proposed. I was so shocked that I didn't even have any emotion whatsoever.. but it was fabulous. Then he surprised me and whisked me away to San Francisco
for the weekend, because he's the best. His surprises always amaze me!
Our wedding will be May 8, 2009: Ceremony in Santa Ana, CA and Reception in Fullerton, CA.
I can't wait for our life to be perfect and to be his wife, because then I'll truly be the luckiest girl in the world!
picture from his proposal!
“ [About Us] ” by caitthegreat
I am an anthropology major, graduating in May 2010 from California State University Fullerton. I will probably be getting my teaching credential for high school after I graduate. I am the oldest of two, and have a younger brother who just turned
18. I am a total bookworm and love all artforms. I never thought I would get married until I met Brandon. I want to travel, especially to Paris, and I love road trips.
He works as a classroom aide for autistic children while he is getting his degree in Communicative Disorders. He wants to be a Special Education teacher after he graduates. He is the oldest of two; his sister is 22. He loves art and was
originally going to be a photography major. His favorite artist is Raymond Pettibon. He hates tomatoes and loves hummus. more »
“ MY VENDORS ” by MommyLynda
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