Jun 06, 2009
A big shout out to my girlfriend who put in countless hours, effort, and created so many different draft versions of the various paper products, just so I could have a bunch of options to choose from.
Here are a few things she put together for me:
My photographer (Jessica Strickland) just sent me some teaser pics!
She did an amazing job and we couldn't be happier with everything we've seen so far! The pictures were crisp and vibrant! Additionally, she was so sweet AND professional at the same time. She knew how to get the kids' attention during post-ceremony photos, she got all the details, directed us on where to go, how to pose, and she stayed almost until the very end! What photographer does that? She was extremely nice AND responsive to my emails as well, which is a huge PLUS when it comes to frantic, stressed out brides. :)
(Please credit Jessica Strickland if you use any of these photos!)
A good friend and bridesmaid of mine did double duty that day. She is a photographer based in New York and is currently building her portfolio. When she asked if she could get some practice taking shots, I was beyond thrilled. I've seen some of her non-wedding related work...and am so in love. She is one of those people who just has an eye for these things. Her specialty is film photography so her pictures have that lovely, vintage-y look with a grainy texture.
Her pictures are ones that I will definitely decorate my home with. *sigh*
So here are the ones she took.
If you like her style, check out her blog at http://christinehanphoto.blogspot.com/.
Please credit Christine Han Photography if you use any of these pictures.
The wedding was such a blur! So much so that we're a little sad we didn't hire a videographer. ~
As we wait for the professional photos to come back, here are a few taken by our friends. :)
(We are incredibly lucky to have a number of creative friends (some who are amateur photographers, others who are professional wedding photographers) who all captured some detail or scene at the wedding. We are sooo grateful for their efforts!)
Waiting with my bridesmaids for the ceremony to begin
Post ceremony shots. a little bit of fist pumping!
the bridal party
Flowers by Vale of Enna.
Table numbers created by my awesome sister!
The picture of this cake does NOT do it justice! it was lovely and such a nice break of color from the pinks and purples.
(black and white photos below by Joseph Kang Photo. I love how he really captured the feel of the moment.)
The dessert table I didn't get to try. :(
Partying the night away!
I just came back from my first fitting and am sighing in relief. Four months is a long time to wait for a dress and in the meantime, I was having paranoid thoughts - maybe I didn't pick the right color, maybe I wouldn't like it when it came in, maybe I spent too much, maybe maybe maybe...
But when I tried it on again and the seamstress pinned it in the right places...wow, I had no more doubts. *crossing fingers that this doesn't change*
*on a sidenote - At the time that I was deciding on the size to order, my attendant pulled out a sizing chart. I was a size 4 in both the bust and the hips, but a size 6 in the waist. I was teetering on whether to go with the 4 or the 6, thinking maybe I'd lose that 5 lbs that people always say brides lose the week of the wedding. So I went with the size 4. Since then, I've been browsing preownedweddingdresses.com and oncewed.com and saw an overwhelming number of dresses which were label size 6, and then altered down. I was nervous...maybe I should have ordered the 6...maybe my dress wouldn't fit. Well, I slipped that baby on no problem today (and i haven't lost any weight) and was left wondering what would have happened if I had ordered another size up? Me thinks a whole lotta extra alternations. (and mind you, my little alterations weren't cheap!).
And without further ado....here are pics from the first fitting! (I only have pics of the bustled dress.)
I plan on selling the dress after the wedding so let me know if you're interested. (Melissa Sweet "Mila" - It's "white" but really, it's off white/cream. I compared it to the stark white paint on the walls and you'd think it was ivory - but it's between ivory and white. gorgeous! I am 5'3" and wearing 3" heels. (Bust 32.5, Waist 25.5/26, Hips 35.5). The dress label size is a 4. Street size 0-2.
I ended up buying a white/ivory hair flower from Muscari Designs. I sent Easter Yu a question about my predicament with my not quite white, not quite ivory dress. She suggested doing some layers of the flower in white and some in ivory to create that in-between!
I ended up choosing the "New York"
(Professional Makeup Artistry - ProjectWedding member Charmeng, The Bride's Cafe)
Cathedral veil via ProjectWedding member Charmeng