May 24, 2009
Tie by Burberry
paper flowers a la Martha Stewart
Here they are in action!
the card box
the cake toppers
An all white bouquet for me please! I love peonies, paper roses (rununculus), and orchids!
knottie springchic's bouquet
knottie mrslaker's bouquet
how my bouquet turned out...
for the bridesmaids:
I really want gerbera daisies in there...dee used to give me gerbera daisies at school
to maximize our budget...we'll be doing fan bouquets; they're 2D instead of 3D
how did they turn out??
check out my cutie patootie flower girl and her bouquet too!
the arch...with hanging orchids
the bouts and corsages:
The Hilton Irvine
The Crystal Ballroom
3/4 set up. we'll be using 1/2 to maximize our lighting, & to make the room more intimate. we can totally use the entire room though.
the foyer where cocktail hour would take place
these photos are mine...taken while another wedding was being prepared...
This is how our wedding turned out:
May 24, 2009
Nude and Plum
Inspiration board from Elizabeth Anne Designs
Here's what I came up with
It started with this dress:
It's my mom's wedding gown. 28 years ago, she walked down the aisle in this dress. 2 years ago, she brought it out, and I tried it on. I asked my mom if I could restyle the dress for a more modern look; she let me have her dress. It is Filipino custom that brides have a custom gown made for them. I followed this tradition.
After meeting with Janet Brunton, I was inspired!
I soon discovered that I wasn't the only person with this dress in mind.
Monique Lhuillier knew what was up!
Check out the progress:
Please don't be alarmed, but yes, the dress has been taken apart.
We needed extra fabric for the skirt, as there wasn't enough in the original dress. I bought Georgette Silk at Fabric Land in Orange, which perfectly matched my mom's skirt and had it pleated at Twin's Pleating in Los Angeles.
This is the muslin garment to test out the shape of the dress.
And here she is...until the wedding...