“ June 12th 2009 ” by lorabean2
Hello! I am getting married at Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert, AZ on Friday June 12th. My fiance and I are planning a black and white wedding...we're even asking guests to only wear black and white. We are hoping to do lots of DIY
projects and have suceeded so far by making our own invitations and wedding programs.
Recently, I started painting plain white candles that I got a great deal on from ikea with our design. I had some trouble finding paint that was compatible with the wax, but I've got it down to a science now. I think our guests will
be impressed with the hand-made touches in our wedding.
My fiance and I also worked out our boutonnieres which have guinea hen feathers, small silk white cherry blossoms, and a few black beads. They will look great with the boys in black on black tuxes. I also made matching corsages and
boutonnieres for the parents. They are made with black organza and look great!
We keep pretty busy interviewing as many vendors as we can when my fiance is in town (he is currently living in Colorado!) Wish us luck in the last major planning steps.
Update: I just got the ring bearer pillow and tie done! They look amazing and match my hand made table runners all in "Dandy Damask".more »
“ Holly's INFO ” by hollyholly
Whether you hire Holly Addy as a pianist, vocalist, organist or Catholic Cantor for your special event, Holly is ever the consummate professional providing elegant music and well as a warm, outgoing personality
who takes great care in making sure that each client has just the right music that is needed and wanted for each occasion.
Holly plays for Weddings, Parties, Funerals, and Corporate Events in the greater Los Angeles area and has an extensive repertoire of music ranging from * Classical * Standards * Pop * Latin * Swing * Music of the 20's - 30's 40's to today's hits
* Jazz * Celtic/Italian/German/French/Tagalog * Christian * and then some! ……Holly is always willing to accommodate special requests.
Holly also performs themed solo shows ranging from 30 minutes to an hour that can be customized for your event or group. SIMPLY GRAND, for example, is a show of piano favorites with wity commentary about the music - and sing-alongs are very
popular at any time of the year (sing along sheets with custom covers for the occasion are provided at no additional charge to the client).
Holly can be booked in any combination - pianist, pianist/vocalist - organist/soloist - and can play and Cantor a full Catholic wedding or funeral Mass as well as any Protestant denomination.
Holly specializes in singing THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER and sings in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Tagalog.
For venues without keyboards, Holly has a Kurzweil SP 76 stage piano and sound system - a digital keyboard with a grand piano sound.
Among the venues that Holly has appeared at……
The Richard Nixon Library -The City Club of Bunker Hill - L'Orangerie - The Hotel Bel Air - The Beverly Hills Hotel - Beau Rivage Malibu - The Virginia Robinson Gardens - The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles – The Netercutt Collection
- The Jones Victorian Mansion- Traxx @ Union Stationas well as many other fine venues and homes through the greater Los Angeles area.
"You have a beautiful voice and a lot of charisma...our 50th Wedding Anniversary party was a great success thanks to you Mr. and Mrs. Weingarten "Our Christmas party wouldn't have been the same without you and your playing – our friends
are still talking about how wonderful it was. Save December 13th for us this year." Jim and Julie Gilbert
"Thank you for all of your beautiful music and all of your hands-on help in planning the music for our wedding. Our guests were so impressed that you played and sang for our Catholic ceremony and then "switched gears and played wonderful pop and
standards for our cocktail reception..." Julie and Kent Hepburn
"Thank you Holly for a job well done. Your melodious voice made our father's funeral more memorable." The Tan Family
"We want to thank you for making "Our Day" so beautiful...we loved your singing and your organ playing. You were so helpful to us in planning our music...we can't thank you enough for recommending our minister, Aiden Comeford." Diane and Ed
Your music was just magnificent. I will definitely keep you in mind for future projects and referrals .Jesus Lucas Pedro Principal Floristmore »
“ My Ladies! ” by Mrs.Lo
I did ask some very special ladies to be a part of our wedding. If I could I would have up to eight important people in my bridal party but as I have come to find out you have to limit stuff and make choices, two things I am not good at!
Calling the girls up and asking if they wanted to be a part of our wedding was not something I wanted to do; I wanted to do it in a fun and more creative way! I found these wonderful calendars (check out the website, very inspirational)
at a book store and they were my inspiration to ask… not only because of the cover but also because they can be used to keep track of all the upcoming important
The front cover of the calendar says:
Life is more beautiful when we share the journey
So for each of my girls I wrote a message of the journey we have had together and told them… It would give us more joy and more pride to have you there walking by our side and I would love
for you to continue to be apart of OUR new Journey together!
Thats my Sista!!
My absolute beautiful, irreplaceable, exceptional, and amazing sister will be my Maid Of Honor! This Tomboy (in her younger years) wore wrinkled shirts down to her
knees and did not give two sh*** about what anyone else thought. She continues to be the same confident, now extremely stylish woman today and I am honored that she will be my main woman as I marry my main man!!
And my Bridesmaids are:
Lindsey and I at her Graduation Party
I was in Lindsey’s Girl Scout troop as a kindergartner (1989) but we did not begin our infamous sleepovers until second grade (1991). Shortly after we
began playing soccer together until our final soccer days at Chandler Gilbert! She was there the night I met the man I am going to marry, Mr. Brian West. Lindsey is a very dedicated person…not only to our friendship but to Austin, her family, and
her work and she shows it passionately! She has a very kind heart and always has an open ear to listen to anything and everything. I am extremely excited for to be a part of our wedding.
Can you find her...
Jessica was there for those infamous sleepover as well…we also went to junior high dances together, played badminton together in high school :) and she was always with me during
our many Chandler Gilbert extravaganzas! Brian reminded me of this so I had to share…The next time I wanted to meet up with Brian (second date if you will…) I informed him I already had plans with Jessica, I never really broke plans
with my ladies for a guy! However; this was the beginning of something and I told Brian to call Jessica and ask if it was ok
to cancel plans of making cookies so I could hang out with him…Who would have ever guessed blowing off a friend date to make cookies would lead to me being with the love of my life!! Thanks for understanding Jessica! :) Jessica is an exceptional woman who has a heart of gold! Jessica will say something that will make you double take and then you will crack up! She has a way of brightening your day and can always get the
party started! I cant wait for you to sing us a little something...Lets Get It On...Haha! :)
Lydia and I: The Dodge Ball Tournament at The Sand Bar
I met Lydia in our 7th grade science class at Shepherd Junior
High. You know me…loud and outgoing and Lydia was a bit more relaxed and hip! We were opposites if you will but I would call it more of a balance! There was not a day that went by that we did not spend together. I mean that literally…We
went to school together, went home from school together, rented movies and spent the night at each others houses every weekend! As Lydia I have grown so has our friendship…she is a kind and sophisticated woman and I am grateful that she
continues to be a part of my life and I am excited to have her by my side throughout the wedding adventure!
“ Yay for our Flower GIrl & Ring Bearer! ” by SoonToBeMrsGilbert
I'm super excited! I made the cutest cards for my bridesmaids and flower girl & ring bearer :
I took the pics on my cell so they aren't the best But anyways - The front says "Gilbert & Co." just like Tiffany & Co. Its the theme of our wedding! (Ps - Craig found the paper, the color is perfect! Good job baby) And then the inside
says "Will you be our... flower girl" Also made one for our ring bearer and all my bridesmaids :)