Aug 08, 2010
I got my hair done by Jamiy at Academy of Salon Pros in Santa Clara CA. Jamiy used to have a professional desk job but then she discovered she had a passion for hair. She told me that when she was in high school, she did her own prom hair and for her friends too. She was well recommended by the reception staff.
The hair flower is by Details by J Lynn (http://detailsbyjlynn.etsy.com). The light coming in is from the blinds on the window :)
Here is how it turned out.
At the salon, I had heads turn as I walked out, so I know it was a good one :)
I got my cake topper/faux flower arrangement from Maria at St Jude's Creations (http://stjudescreations.etsy.com) and she did a beautiful job of these.
I could not get the image to load, so check out Mari's post here:
So I finally was able to review my cashflow projections for my wedding. (I know not very fun sounding) and I was amazed.
We are spending about $15K for this wedding, which includes the reception, ceremony and all the extras.Yippee!!
In addition to that, we found out our ceremony fees were lowered because we are getting married at Stanford Memorial and my fiance is a PhD student there.
I did not skimp whatsoever on decor.
Our reception is definitely the priciest piece of it all at about $10K.
I bought gold vellum/cherry blossom paper from Paper Source
I am doing tealight candles in holders wrapped in colored vellum paper. I got 100 candles at IKEA, 36 tealight holders, a couple of larger holders, and a couple of votive candle holders. It was brilliant. I am going to wrap the outside in vellum to give the reception site some color.
I bought table numbers for my cherry blossom/Japan & Napa from Tucci Paper Company, 12 for $24 http://tuccipaperco.etsy.com
My florist is doing flowers floating in a fishbowl. (When I get that picture, I will include it here.)
I was engaged in 2005, but we postponed the wedding waaay out to choose the right date (August 8 of this year). But I was excited and bought a really beautiful dress sometime ago.
Plus it was a nice price for something made of satin and swarovski crystals. Bling! You can't see it very well in the picture, but it's got crystals on the bustier and also on the edges of the train. It's very subtle. I don't like the tiered wedding gown look so I asked for the simplest gown I could find.
We're getting married in Stanford Memorial, which is basically a huge cathedral on the center of Stanford campus, so being too ornate will be too much for the beautiful church. Plus, I want to be the one to shine!
Message me and I'll add you as a friend, and you can see the picture of the dress. :o)
When I start to think about the planning process (which I often do) I call it wedding brain because it becomes an incessant drone in my head where I am trying to check off all the items off the wedding checklist like the photography, and the cake and the DJ and...well it goes on and on like that for a long time. I've spent many train rides home planning and thinking and rethinking everything, because the devil is in the details!
So is this what it's like to get married?
At one point my fiance started to complain that I was not thinking about us, but rather about the planning. That made me stop for a second and since then, I've been trying to incorporate more things about us rather than the coolest stuff I can find in a wedding fashion magazine.