Oct 11, 2008

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BRIDESMAIDS PROCESSIONAL: How Beautiful (by Twila Paris)

PROCESSIONAL: Here, There, Everywhere (by The Beatles) - I remember listening to the Beatles as a kid; my dad was a huge fan, so I knew this was the perfect song to be escorted down the aisle by my father.

RECESSIONAL: Love Song (by Ronan Hardiman)

WEDDING PARTY ENTRANCE: Stronger (by Kanye West, instrumental version)

OUR GRAND ENTRANCE: Remember The Name (by Fort Minor, instrumental version)

FIRST DANCE: Slow Dance (by John Legend)

CAKE CUTTING: How Sweet It Is (by James Taylor)

BOUQUET TOSS: Family Affair (by Mary J. Blige, instrumental version)

GARTER TOSS: Damn, Girl (by Justin Timberlake)

LAST DANCE: Saving Forever For You (by Shanice) 

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After searching high and low for the perfect invite (and within the perfect price range), I gave up and decided to DIY my invites.  I read about so many brides doing this and gaining so much satisfaction from it, I told my DH that we can take on this project!

I decided on Perfetto coffee bean pocketfolds from cards & pockets and baby blue linen square envelopes from  I also purchased baby blue panel cards from cards & pockets to mount the invite on.

Invites Near and Dear to My Heart photo 1  Invites Near and Dear to My Heart photo 2

My DH designed the invite in Adobe Illustrator.  I wanted to add some depth and texture to the invite, so I stamped and embossed cherry blossoms on the branches and glued crystal embelishments.  We also created inserts for RSVP, the map, and the accomodations.  We then tied ribbon around the invite to close it and stuck our monogram on the front cover.

Invites Near and Dear to My Heart photo 3  Invites Near and Dear to My Heart photo 4

Invites Near and Dear to My Heart photo 5   Invites Near and Dear to My Heart photo 6

We choose to address our invites as shown in Martha Stewart.  However, we got several of our invites mailed to us b/c the post office thought we were the receiver.

Invites Near and Dear to My Heart photo 7

Also, the size of our invites (6x6) were considered "large"; one post office quoted us $0.79, while another quoted us $1/piece.  We didn't want our invites returned, so to be on the safe side, we opted for the $1 postage.

  • Last updated on November 10, 2008 at 8:56 am
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RECEPTION/CEREMONY/CATERING: Pacific Athletic Club                                                               

CATERING: Le's Kitchen Catering - we orginally wanted to book this caterer b/c they specialize in Asian cuisine (and their food is yummy), but unfortunately, our dates did not mesh.  I highly recommend if you are looking for contemporary Asian food.                                                                                                            

PHOTOGRAPHER: Todd Rafalovich                                                                                                  

FLORIST: Nicole Ha                                                                                                                    

LINENS: Classic Party Rental                                                                                                       

CAKE: American Cupcake                                                                                                            

WEDDING DRESS: Amy Kuschel                                                                                                      

HAIR & MAKE-UP: Sherrie Long                                                                                                   

VIDEOGRAPHER: MvideoM Productions                                                                                         

DJ: John Jow

OFFICIANT: Heartfelt Weddings                                                                                                    

  • Last updated on November 9, 2008 at 11:18 am
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We were married on October 11, 2008 at the Pacific Athletic Club in Redwood City, CA.  I never got around to doing a blog during the planning stages... always meant to, but my laziness got the better of me.  Now that all is said and done, I realized that I enjoyed reading other's people's biographies to get inspiration, ideas, and to just, plain admire, so why not do one for myself, in the hopes that I inspire a future bride.

** All photos currently posted are non-pro pics.