Sep 02, 2012
I went to visit a friend in Long Beach over the weekend, and when I got home Sunday night FI was waiting for me with dinner made and candles lit and a really good bottle of wine. I had a feeling something was going to happen. He hugged me, and told me he had gone to talk to my dad today. I said, "Oh yea? And?" And he pulled the ring out of his pocket and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was a very sweet and intimate moment. I didn't cry which I had thought I would but, we cuoldn't stop hugging and kissing. Then we spent the rest of the night telling our family and friends, and then watched some of Wedding Crashers which was on tv. Perfect :D
Here are some DIY ring shots!
With the wedding band!!!
I did a Rock the Dress Shoot with Bella Rosa Photography on 2/15/13. It was tons of fun and we got some pretty awesome shots! She was looking to expand her portfolio, so of course I offered to be the model! Here are some of my favs!!
I decided to stay around my home town and have a girls night in photo shoot! It was the best decision! I had a lot of girls, so it would have been too exhausting to try to get everyone organized out for dinner or a club. I found this photographer on Craigslist, and she was AMAZING! I wish I would have found her earlier!!
We also had the same make up artist do our makeup! The only thing we didn't have was a hair person. I did most people's hair. lol. Top knots for everybody!! Of course, my hair was the worst, I should have had somebody else do mine!! It was a fun time though. We had pizza and drinks and jello shots, and the half of us that were still around at the end of the night went to a gay club to dance!
Where we stayed. Literally 1 mile from where I lived.
Me and 3 out of 5 bridesmaids
Of course there's got to be a jumping pic! lol.
It was an absolute blast!!! I would recommend doing a photo shoot if you like that sort of thing!! With hotel room, dinner, photographer, and makeup, it came to about $100/person. Not too bad!!!
Robbie Rousseau Photography did our Videography. It was his first wedding, so we got a great deal, and he gained a lot of experience on what to do/what not to do! I love what he came up with! If you are really specific with what you want, then I suggest splurging on a professional videographer. We weren't going to hire one, but we couldn't pass up this deal and I am SO HAPPY we did!!
If you want to see me make a fool of myself on the dance floor watch the full length video here: (15 min)
If you want to short and sweet recap of the day, watch the day after edit here: (4 min)
The photog had me 'spin around' which which have been cool with a shorter dress, but I just felt a little funny doing it in my dress. Luckily there were a few good shots out of it. Haha. Only a few not so good ones...I won't post those...(maybe if somebody starts a funny pic thread) ;)
My grandmother's 49er garter
My funniest uncle :p
I love the look I'm giving him.What you talkin bout willis?!
Trent's grandmothers. Both of his grandfather's have passed away within the last two years :(
I am very blessed to have both sets of grandparents still around.
Brother, Dad, Mom, Me, DH, Sister, BIL, niece and nephew. Love them!
Nephew, BIL, FIL, DH, Me, MIL, niece, SIL :D
Both families :)
Bride & Groom Formals:
My handsome groom:
And some bridal portraits:
Such a beautiful day/night