Jul 17, 2010

  • Last updated on December 23, 2009 at 8:54 am
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Since my FI is part Japanese I thought I would do something to show respect to his heritage. So, here's where the DIY comes in - I'll be making a "senbazuru" which is 1,000 cranes hung on some sort of contraption. According to wikipedia: "A thousand paper cranes is also traditionally given as a wedding gift by the folder, who is wishing a thousand years of happiness and prosperity upon the couple. It can also be gifted to a new baby for long life and good luck. Hanging a Senbazuru in one's home is thought to be a powerfully lucky and benevolent charm." Here are the colors I'll be using and an inspiration photo:

DIY Senbazuru 1 000 Cranes photo 1

DIY Senbazuru 1 000 Cranes photo 2

Here are some links on how to assemble a senbazuru:


  • Last updated on December 6, 2009 at 9:15 am
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So - as you may know I love shoes...a LOT. I purchased 3 pairs for the big day and here they are!

The first pair will be for pictures only (I can't wear them for the ceremony b/c they're too tarn tall and too darn unstable!). The second pair will be for the pictures, ceremony and everything else. The last pair are to be worn with my traditional Chinese qi pao/cheongsam.

   Wedding Shoes photo 1

Wedding Shoes photo 2   Wedding Shoes photo 3

UPDATE - May 25, 2010

OMFG - so..I bought yet ANOTHER pair of shoes:

Wedding Shoes photo 4   Wedding Shoes photo 5

  • Last updated on November 3, 2009 at 8:08 am
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November 3, 2009

I just received an update today on my dress. Here are the pictures they sent:

My Milly Bridal Gown photo 1 My Milly Bridal Gown photo 2 My Milly Bridal Gown photo 3 My Milly Bridal Gown photo 4 


December 4th, 2009

Received another update on my dress with the ruching/gathering. Here are the pictures! I think I'm going to ask MB to make the top a bit longer b/c I'm worried it'll hit me in a funny spot.

My Milly Bridal Gown photo 5 My Milly Bridal Gown photo 6

My Milly Bridal Gown photo 7 My Milly Bridal Gown photo 8


December 9, 2009

So far Milly Bridal has made it VERY difficult to make corrections to the dress. After much debate the length will be kept the SAME as they keep throwing up roadblocks and excuses as to why the bodice shouldn't/can't be lengthened.

Although the shape I wanted was a MERMAID gown they insist that the length of the bodice is fine. Despite having them measure it THREE times and me requesting them to lengthen it MULTIPLE times they have just made this whole experience an unncessary bridal NIGHTMARE.

Here are the pictures that have been submitted to them to show the length it needs to be at. I hope this information helps any bride that is considering a dress with Milly Bridal. Please take my experience as an opportunity to see the "good" and the "bad" side of ordering with them.

 My Milly Bridal Gown photo 9

My Milly Bridal Gown photo 10 My Milly Bridal Gown photo 11

 Here are the measurements the pictures of measurements they submitted to me.

My Milly Bridal Gown photo 12 My Milly Bridal Gown photo 13

My Milly Bridal Gown photo 14 My Milly Bridal Gown photo 15

December 24, 2009

What a WONDERFUL Christmas present! Milly Bridal came through and was able to complete it before the end of the year! The dress is done!

My Milly Bridal Gown photo 16 My Milly Bridal Gown photo 17

My Milly Bridal Gown photo 18 My Milly Bridal Gown photo 19

There are only a few minor tweaks to the dress that need to be done but I'm glad to finally have this process OVER and DONE with!

December 28, 2009

The dress is ALMOST there. They changed the straps and will be sewing it and shipping it soon!

My Milly Bridal Gown photo 20 My Milly Bridal Gown photo 21

  • Last updated on September 29, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Here is the inspiration board I created using Adobe InDesign. Out of all the programs I used - this one was the easiest (mostly b/c I use it for work all day long). Wow - it's kind of small - I created it to be 8.5" wide and 11" tall. haha

Inspiration Board photo 1  Inspiration Board photo 2

One photo used on here that I can properly credit is tbabian in my 2nd inspiration board!


  • Last updated on September 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm
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I'm so excited! I just sent in my request for a custom gown by Milly Bridal! I did a combination of 2 dresses - the San Patrick Persia gown and La Sposa Feudal gown with a few embellishments added. Here are pictures of the two gowns!!

Top will look like the La Sposa gown on the left (only without lace). And the bottom will be based on the San Patrick Persia gown!

The Dress Part II photo 1     The Dress Part II photo 2

 Here are a few more pictures of the two gowns.

The Dress Part II photo 3     The Dress Part II photo 4

The Dress Part II photo 5 The Dress Part II photo 6

  • Last updated on September 16, 2009 at 3:11 pm
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After having our first floral consultation with a potential vendor we've decided to hold off on doing the pomander due to the labour cost - so depending on how things work out we may just stick with our initial vision of doing a big arrangement. We purchased 2 of the vases below (at only $12.88/each!) for our two ceremony centerpieces. Beside it is the inspiration photo for the large arrangements.

DECOR Ceremony photo 1       DECOR Ceremony photo 2

The above photo inspiration on the right is from PW bride slurpee.