Jul 08, 2011
All inclusive Ceremony & Reception at www.thesunsetrestaurant.com
Floral centerpieces www.lepetitgarden.com
All other table decorations - DIY by the Bride with help from family
"A Cake That Tells A Story"
The Guest Book or Guest Painting Project
Both of us are artist and most of our friends are, too. So, to bring out the artist in our family and friends, we decided to display a big raw canvas with jars of paint, brushes, mixing trays, and aprons and let our guest run wild with creativity. We took the final piece and enhanced it; it now hangs on the wall of our family room.
Out DJ - Al Jackson of Soul Children
(above) Ladies of Honor: Stacey, Imani, Bianke, Tiffany, Jewell, and Shelby
(above) Our 3 little flower children: Ariyan, Gabby, Alyssa
(above) All of us together (this was actually taken after the ceremony)
(above) The MEN: Chris, Bomani, Lyle, lil Mathew, Rasta (the groom), Anthony, Kenny, and Charles
(above) My handsome husband and his daughter (my new daughter). Aren't they beautiful?
(above) Mommy and Rayna helping to get me into my dress
Bride's hotel: Malibu Beach Inn, www.malibubeachinn.com
Above pictures of my hotel and the view from outside of my suite balcony
Make up by Tammie Lee of TamiVision
Hair by James Williams of Se'maj Beauty Studio www.semajbeauty.com
The below picture really shows how beautiful my makeup was
Mother of the Bride Dress by Macy's
Brides Dress by Therez Fleetwood www.therezfleetwood.com
Ladies of Honor Dresses by Aria Dress
Brides Necklace by Rasta Asaru Escott El (my husband, his gift to me right before wedding)
Bangle by Charles Dickson (Artist)
Shoes by Victoria Secrets (the best buy EVERY only $28 on sale)
Flowers and arch by www.lepetitgarden.com
Sacred Alter provided by Priestess SemSut Sa Beset
Invitations in a bottle by www.hansonellis.com
Response, accommodations, and directions cards by www.artofra.com, DIY'd by my husband.
Friends and Sister of Honor THANK YOU note cards
YEY... I've finally completed the thank you cards to my brides maids. I had already asked verbally and they accepted. So, I decided to send them some nicely made thank you notes instead. YEY... I'm mailing them off first thing in the morning.
Save The Dates
So, we finally finished our STDs and sent all 210 of them out on 9/16. Rasta did the design, printing, and cutting of the back boarder card stock. I did the cutting of the vellum, hole punched, assembled, stuffed, addressed, and mailed them. Here is the final product..
Okay, the FH thought I was OUT OF MY MIND for doing these. but after 2 months, lots of revisions, and plenty of red wine, I finished them and mailed them on 1/3/11. I've already received phone calls from our friends and family about how lovely the letter was and it got everyone all excited and ready to go shop for their outfit. :)
Oh: the cost to send out my newsletters = $53.00 in postage.