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WEDDING DATE:

Oct 25, 2008

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  • Last updated on January 4, 2009 at 9:31 am
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[ Professional pictures by Ed Pingol Photography ]

The Dress: Casablanca 1831
from Elegant Lace Bridal in San Jose, CA

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I had wanted a dress patch made of our monogram, but my
seamstress friend suggested to embroider the monogram
on the train in white thread. It's very subtle, but it's one of my
favorite details :)

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The Shoes: Unisa Rebecca

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I loved my shoes! They were so comfortable. I wanted "bridal blue"
shoes with a modest heel (2 3/4 in) and these were perfect!

 

::| BRIDAL PARTY |::

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Bridesmaid dresses: Ann Taylor Celebrations -- Kate strapless dress in silk
dupioni in iridescent teal

Groom and groomsmen tuxes: Calvin Klein Two-Button Super 100's Notch Lapel
rented from Men's Wearhouse; Striped teal ties are BCBG Attitude from Nordstrom Rack

 

::| RINGS |::

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We got "Bless This New Life" engraved inside of DH's titanium band.

 

::| STATIONERY |::

Invitations: modified #10 booklet with layered pages
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Front is gocco-ed on Luxe Green cardstock
Fonts: Feel Script and Baker Signet

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Programs: A2 Matchbook booklets, gocco-ed cover
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::| RECEPTION DETAILS |::

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A cool shot of our king's table

Place setting: Menu on #10 size luxe glass card from Paper Source, printed
on our inkejet; Almond Roca favors in matchbook boxes, topped with a tissue paper pom.
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Inside the favors is a luxe glass 4-bar flat card folded in half with photo
sharing instructions (via rhymed poem!) for our guests.

Table numbers: We used numbers that are meaningful to us (e.g. number of hours
on our first date, our birthyears, DH's roller hockey jersey number, etc.)

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DIY Cake flags, revisited. When toothpicks, sticker paper and
a free weekend come together.
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  • Last updated on January 2, 2009 at 12:23 pm
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[ All Photos by Ed Pingol Photography ]

I was so thrilled with the work that Leanne at Calla Lily did that I wanted to showcase all the flowers on their own bio page. She truly is very talented.

Bridal bouquet
All white with gardenias, garden roses, lisianthus, dahlias
green hypericum berries and bear grass loops

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Grooms boutonniere
Gardenia with green hypericum berries and bear grass loop

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Bridesmaids Bouquets
Monochromatic red with cymbidium orchids, dahlias, cockscomb,
chocolate cosmos, red hypericum berries and bear grass loops

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Jr. Bridesmaid Pomander
Dark red mini mums with pearl pins

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Boutonnieres for groomsmen
Red cymbidium orchid with red cockscomb and bear grass loop

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Corsages for mothers and grandmothers
Boutonnieres for fathers and grandfather
Green cymbidium orchid with red hypericum berries

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Pew Flowers
Leanne's choice of red monochromatic blooms

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Then they were reused at the king's table at the reception
in glass cube vases filled with grasses
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Reception Centerpieces
Tall design consists of curly willow branches with red
cymbidium orchids and hanging amaranthus

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Short centerpieces were Leanne's choice of seasonal
red monochromatic flowers in stemmed cylinder holders

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  • Last updated on January 2, 2009 at 10:43 am
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[ All Photos by Ed Pingol Photography ]

Our cake was included in the reception package at The Ranch Golf Club. We were stoked to find that they contract out to Jen's Cakes of Los Gatos. We loved our cake.

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We had three different flavors: Banana with cream cheese filling; Lemon with lemon curd filling; and Irish Cream with Bailey's Irish Cream filling. They were all delicious!

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We were nice. We don't waste good cake.

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Then everyone got to eat cake!

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Each slice had a mini flag on it! I slaved over those suckers!

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So how awesome are these cake flags, guys?!
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Now that everyone's got their sugar, it's time to get our boogie on!

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Our awesome DJ Edwin from Live Rhythm Productions

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One of the many rides on the shot train. Woo woo!!

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Then the shot train drops you off... right ON YOUR ASS.

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BM Spa Buddy shows us how the robot is done.

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While they were all getting down inside, we snuck outside to the balcony to take advantage of the view:

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  • Last updated on January 2, 2009 at 10:11 am
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[ All Photos by Ed Pingol Photography ]

At my bridal shower, Scott's Auntie Gail gifted us with dance lessons from her and Al. They teach ballroom dance classes at the Y in San Jose. We were so excited to learn! We decided on a quick-quick-slow foxtrot with some fancy moves like twirls and twinkles.

We had our first dance as husband and wife to Ingrid Michaelson's "The Way I Am"
Short and painlessly sweet at two-point-five minutes.

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We mean business with this foxtrot, fo sho.

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Hooray!! We made it!

My dad and I danced to "You First Believed" by Hoku.

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Being a total daddy's girl combined with being an extreme crybaby -- this is what happens.

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See! We're okay!

Then DH and MIL danced to "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts.

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That concludes the "formal stuff." We didn't have a bouquet or garter toss; and no one missed it. But the night was young and the bar was open.

  • Last updated on January 2, 2009 at 9:27 am
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[ All Photos by Ed Pingol Photography ]

After our shots outside, we rejoined our guests at the tail end of cocktail hour.

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I switched out of my mantilla veil to a DIY flower clip for the reception.

Then it was time to get it started!

The Bridal Party entered to "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" from Kill Bill.

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Then it was our turn ("This Is How We Do It" from Montell Jordan, circa 1995)

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Then came the food [ non-pro, but totally could be pro!, pics from my friend, VG ]

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Angie and Roy thoroughly enjoying their butter lettuce salads

For their entree, guests had their choice between:

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Filet mignon with mashed potatoes and seasonal veggies.
It was so tender, you didn't even need to use a steak knife. Delicious!

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Seared salmon with beurre blanc with a side of rice pilaf.
The fish was cooked well, a little on the dry side, but tasty nevertheless.

Then it was time for speeches --

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Hamlet, Scott's roommate from college

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Then it was MOH Little Sister's turn

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It started off funny and lighthearted...

then it got really emo:

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Less crying!

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More drinking!

We wanted a slideshow, but not one one of those marathon slideshows that would take our guests on a stroll through our lives. Ours was about 10 minutes long -- pictures set to one song for me; a song for Scott; and a song for our pictures together -- just enough to keep our guests' attention as we showed them cute baby pictures with bowl-haircuts and awkward teenage pictures with glasses and braces.

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After warming up our legs with a stroll down memory lane, we were ready to take on the dance.

 

  • Last updated on January 2, 2009 at 7:38 am
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The Ranch Golf Club, San Jose, CA

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Photobooth by Ray at Instant Photography -- a total hit!

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As our guests were drinking and photoboothing, we were outside --


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We dig this picture the hardest. We heart our photog.