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WEDDING DATE:

Jun 27, 2009

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  • Last updated on November 3, 2009 at 7:21 pm
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Beginning with a few portraits...

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Accessories for the day included a Regina B bracelet, bronze Gucci heels, and a clay gardenia for my hair.  I also borrowed my mother's brooch for my bouquet.  

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Before the ceremony, Isaac surprised me with a silver ring from Tiffany's inscribed with "I love you" and also a beautiful Kate Spade frame with one of our engagement pictures and very touching letter.  This almost ruined my make-up for the day!  I was trying to keep the tears from running down my face, hahah.  

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Our first look

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  ::OUR BRIDAL PARTY::

Bridesmaids dresses are from Love by Enzoani. Bouquets with chocolate cosmos, peonies, white hydrangea, baby callas, and roses.  

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Friar Tux for the guys. Our older ring boy's pillow was made of white button mums & tied w/champagne ribbon.

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Flower girls wore semi-DIY dresses.  Satin dress from Target (Isaac Mizrahi).  I cut off the sash and made my own because I didn't like the color.  Sewed in 4 different colors of tulle.  Also made them some head gear with the help of a glue gun, ribbon headbands from the Dollar Tree, and fake flowers from Michaels.  I spray-painted the baskets, tied ribbon on them, and glued little rhinestone flowers to the ribbons. 

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     ::THE CEREMONY::

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Our programs were a trifold that I designed with photoshop.  We invested in a color laser printer to print all of our paper things. 

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Our mothers came down the aisle to light the side candles for the unity candle.  

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One of our friends is the most talented praise leader I know.  He lead us in a praise song and a hymn at the beginning of the ceremony.  

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      Some funny moments during prayer time.

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Later in the ceremony, our friends beautifully sang "Faithful Friend" by Steven Curtis Chapman for the Unity Candle Lighting.  Our candles were three square candles in hurricanes glasses and black river rocks.  

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Curly willow and white dendrobium orchids were used to construct those trees. They were so beautiful...I wanted to take them home, hahah. 

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WOOHOO! WE'RE MARRIED!!

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   ::THE RECEPTION::

      DIY Escort Cards

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This was a fun little activity for our guests and I couldn't believe how awesome it turned out in the end!  This was well worth the effort of getting it all prepared!

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The trees were brought inside to frame the head table.  Our gobo was supposed to be on the dancefloor, but oh well--it ended up on the wall.  Also had some uplights behind the table.   

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CENTERPIECES: half the tables had manzanitas with pink orchids, hanging crystals, and hanging candles.  The other tables had 3 square vases with gold floating candles and submerged flowers (pink orchids, peachy-pink tulips, and white dendrobium orchids).  I also had several votives including a few stemmed votives with floating gold candles.   

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FAVORS: Isaac and I really love our coffee!  Our favors were espresso cup + saucer filled with chocolate covered espresso beans.  We made our own personalized stickers for them as well.  FYI--As much as I loved these, I wouldn't recommend doing this b/c washing 200 of these things was a pain in the booty!  I have pictures of the dishwasher loads to prove it, hahah.

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THE CAKE: We decided to do two different flavors and top with peonies.  One flavor was red velvet with cream cheese frosting.  The other was a white chiffon with berries and cream frosting.  We went with Tomgirl Bakery and I swear that they are hands-down the best bakery in town.  I was not into wedding cakes until I tasted theirs!  I could have cared less if I had a cake or not but after our tasting with them, I was a believer that wedding cake can be delicious.  Their buttercream is 100% butter--no shortening!

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One of my maids of honor and I painted these parasols.  I printed out giant letters (parts of each letter on regular paper and taped together), created a stencil, and used acrylic paints.  These were also used at the ceremony altar. 

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  Our first dance

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My cousin is a singer/songwriter & performed a song during the reception.  His performance was awesome!

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We had some hilarious speeches by the maids of honor and best man!  You can see that the best man is sharing an incriminating story about my husband, hahah.

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Some final portraits at the beach.  We got some awesome comments from the beach-goers that were around!

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  • Last updated on February 4, 2009 at 11:34 am
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 {All photos are the creation of mad genius, Christine Farah Photography}


I definitely wanted pictures both indoors and outdoors.  For indoors, I specifically wanted a vintage feel so we headed to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.  The lighting can get so gorgeous there.  

Engagement Session photo 1 Engagement Session photo 2

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I call this one "man hands"

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For the outdoor pictures, I wanted urban and vibrant.  Initially I was thinking Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach but it was a tad bit too far.  We ended up at the Arts District also in downtown Los Angeles.  

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There's always some silly when you shoot with Crissy!

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   Crissy does some amazing things with the light!

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