Aug 09, 2008
My cousin has been dying to take me to a bridal shop in Campbell, CA, called Trudy's Bridal. At first I was a little resistant bc I heard so many stories about the poor customer service, but I decided to make her happy. My cousin, MOH, and friend decided to make it a "Girl's Afternoon" out, while the boys stayed home to babysit :). I'm so glad I did go...I found "the" dress. Its an Alfred Sung design. And the customer service was GREAT. Our consultant was Jessica, she's a sweetheart and she was very pleasant to work with. I've called back a few times with questions, and I've always been greeted with a happy voice.
We wanted something simple, yet still elegant. The roses matches my dress...and I didn't do it on purpose.
Ceremony site - Uncle's house
Restaurant - New Paradise
Dresses + Wedd. Coordinator - Done
Flowers - DIY
Favors - DIY
Church - St Anne's Catholic Church
Reception - Stanford Court Hotel
Counseling - Marriage for Life
Photographer - Jennifer Skog
Cake - The Cakemaker
Save the dates - Magnetstreet Weddings
Bridal Shower Invites - DIY
Favors - DIY candy buffet
Chiavri Chairs - Classic Party Rental
Videographer - ?
Flowers - DIY
Invites - DIY
Its a 2.03 princess cut. I love it!!! I want to put it in a different setting, but that will come later.
Thanksgiving dinner, Mel and I were the host. It was our first Thanksgiving in our first new home together. The day of Thanksgiving, we were all bundled up for the annual "Turkey Bowl 2007." It was the Hurricanes (my team) against the Earthquakes (Mel's team). The Hurricanes won: 2-1 = ). Lunch was to be served at one of the cousin's house, which was overpassed since Mel insisted we go back to San Ramon to set up. We arrived home, only to find out Ninang Fe and Ninang Imee had arrived before us. To our surprise our house was amazingly decorated, the table nicely set up, and the food scrumptously prepared. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
Dinner promptly started at 6pm, we all know how Mel is!!!...haha. The family gathered around the table and we said a prayer. Then each one of us took turns to say a little thanks. I was the first to start and it ended with Melvin.
This was when it happened....
He said his thank-you's to his family for making it out to our house,he thanked his sisters for keeping him sane and he thanked his parents for being the biggest part of his accomplishments. Tita Eleth started to make silly faces (like mother, like son), which I contributed to by laughing. He continues among our interruption...."I wanted to thank Naroth, for always being there for me...."....after that I don't really remember what he said, I was still laughing at Tita Eleth. What seemed like only a few seconds...I heard, "There was a reason why your Mom called me this morning..." I already knew...everything was a blurr after that. I became mute to my surroundings and faces were cloudy from all the tears welling up. On one knee, before my very own eyes, he spoke the words I thought I would only dream of.
After 3 years of sharing our stories, partaking in all those moments, crying about all the nonsense, and planning our lives....the day had finally arrived.
And....I said "YES!"