Dec 01, 2012

  • Last updated on February 9, 2012 at 7:59 am
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It took about a month to complete my bridesmaid invitations. After seeing the original idea here, I thought "I could totally do that!"

I followed the same exact directions...5 times..and ended up with this:

my Bridesmaid army!

DIY Bridesmaid invites photo 1


Then I printed out my invitations, learned how to write in calligraphy, and sent them out! Sounds easy enough right? ..Only took me an entire month to finish all 5 ;-)

DIY Bridesmaid invites photo 2


I also made 2 more for my 2 flower girls. Unforunately I didn't snap a pic of those..they basically looked the same as the BM invites but I made 2 little girls on either side of a bride. My 2 little flower girls loved them and so did my BM! I have the best team of girls by my side :-)

  • Last updated on February 9, 2012 at 7:32 am
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My wedding shoes came in!!! I've been looking in stores for a few weeks and couldn't find anything I liked. And everything I did like, weren't comfortable. So I took a gamble ordering a pair I loved online. Well they came in today...they fit AND they're comfortable!


The shoes I'll wear when I become a Mrs:

My wedding shoes came in photo 1


I wish I had a digital SLR I could really take some better pics of my wedding preparations, but camera phone will do for now!!

My wedding shoes came in photo 2

  • Last updated on January 31, 2012 at 5:09 am
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It all began...

in August 2008, when Stephen was in his first year of graduate school at USC, and I was in my last year of undergrad. He was teaching a lab that I had begrudgingly signed up for in order to graduate. The first day of class, I immediately noticed him and was so glad I'd signed up for Weather and Climate. You could definitely say I was "Hot for teacher!!" I had a crush on him the entire semester and made a lame attempt to flirt but he didn't seem interested. My friend and fellow classmate, Leigh, and I used to joke during class not to stare directly in his eyes cus you wouldn't be able to pay attention to a thing he was saying! Being a moral teacher, he paid me no special attention and I earned that "C" fair and square ;-)

Once the semester was over, we continued to talk just about every week. I was dropping hints like crazy to let him know I liked him, but it took about a year for him to take a hint! Finally we set a time to hang out, and my best friend Erin and I went out to Flying Saucer to meet Stephen and some of his friends. Afterwards, my last lame attempt, "Hey, you wanna watch Season 1 of Lost together?" (yea, don't laugh) it WORKED and we watched every single episode together. On St. Patrick's Day 2010, we had our first real date.


The proposal

since last Christmas, Stephen and I have kind of joked and flirted with the idea of getting engaged. One night during the summer, he mentioned that we should get a blender to make milkshakes. I told him, "Ya know...people put blenders on wedding registries..." Taking the hint, he never bought us a blender, not even a cheap one. We've joked about the blender since the summer and talk all the time about how much we wished we had a blender but instead, we've just made our milkshakes with a spoon!

December 6, 2012, Stephen brought me breakfast in bed. He came into the room with a big smile on his face and a cold glass in his hand. He'd made me a peanut butter banana milkshake. I looked inside the glass and thought, "This looks rather emulsified." I squinted my eyes and asked him, "How did you make this?...not with a spoon.." And he said he'd bought a blender!!!!!! Then he got down on one knee and asked me if I would marry him!


It was absolutely perfect. Being the morning, I didn't have my contacts in and couldn't see a darn thing! I could see a blurry box with a blurry shiny object in it and said YES! I'd hoped and wanted to be Stephen's girlfriend for so long...and our relationship has been more than I could have ever asked for. We've built a happy home full of love together, and have become part of each other's families in the 2 years we've been dating. Good things come to those who wait...and I've been waiting my whole life for Stephen.