Mar 06, 2010
So, guess the whole "1st comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby..." turned out to be true for us!
A few days after our 9 month wedding anniversary, we got a wondeful surprise- I'm pregnant!!
We're due in late August 2011 and couldn't be more thrilled. The pic in my profile is from our ultrasound at 10 weeks. Hooray for babies :)
Hubby in his tux (Men's Wearhouse)
Katey in wedding dress ( Maggie Sottero Sabelle)
Katey's Wedding Set
Making Our Wedding Special (and affordable): Homemade Decorations and Such
Theme was 4 insects: butterflies, bumblebees, ladybugs, and dragonflies.
Colors: Claret Red, Silver, and Charcoal Gray.
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans (factory is near venue site) in favor boxes we assembled and stamped "thank you."
Kit from Brides Magazine line of products, discounted at TJ Maxx.
Wedding Ceremony Programs:
Husband designed and made these beautiful programs. Lots of work but gorgeous!
Programs made from cardstock and ribbon from Papersource. Church illustration from a postcard.
Made nest from wreaths at Michael's, added styrofoam bottom and moss. Made ring pillow from scrap fabric and tied ribbon around it to hold rings. Added decorative accents (butterfly, dried flowers, etc)
Centerpiece for Guest Tables- Lanterns, Terrariums, & Table Signs:
Lanterns bought at TJ Maxx Home Goods. Filled lanterns with candles from Target and added moss, rocks, flowers, leaves, butterflies, etc. from Michael's and my neighborhood. Filled glass bowls with similar items to create mini-terrariums. Each table had a sign indicating table name via picture (cardstock with wooden objects- butterfly, dragonfly, bumblebee, & ladybug), sign stuck to wooden dowel and "planted" in mini terracotta pots with moss. All from Michael's.
Stray butterflies and rose petals were also arranged on tables as accents.
"Did You Know?" Cards:
Cards with various tidbits about marriage and marriage customs/traditions were arranged on tables. Made with metallic cardstock from Papersource and used interesting fonts.
Bride & Groom Chair Signs:
Found discounted kit to make our chair signs at TJ Maxx. Kit from Brides Magazine line of products.
Card ("Well Wishes") Box:
Made Card Box with fancy wrapping paper from Papersource and old box. Attached cardstock and more wooden objects to continue the insect theme.
Memory Candle and Family Photos Display:
Memory Candle: for those who have passed and were unable to share our special day in person
Wedding photos of significant family members (parents, grandparents, etc)
Place Cards and Drink Tickets:
Lounge Tables Decor:
Small flowerpots decorated with wooden insects to hold mints on lounge area tables
My Version of the Irish Wedding Horseshoe:
Elements of the Welcome Packet:
Sticker used on front of "welcome folder"
Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero, Sabelle style; purchased at Pebbles Bridal (Woodland Hills, CA)
Engagement Ring and Wedding Band: Todd Reed Design, purchased through Altered Space Gallery (Venice, CA)
Engagement Ring Wedding Ring Set: Band & Engagement
Wedding Day Make-up and Hair: Sarah Ashton (San Francisco, CA)
Getting my makeup & hair done The finished product- my hair
All put together at the ceremony
Photographer: Amoreena Berg Photography, Amoreena Berg & Assistant/Second Shooter (Oakland, CA)
One of my favorite pics from her!
Bakery/Wedding Cake Designer: Branching out Cakes, Jill Branch & Anne Sakai (Corte Madera, CA)
Transportation (Shuttle): Pure Luxury Transportation (Petaluma, CA)
Lodging for Wedding Guests: The Lodge at Tiburon (Tiburon, CA)
Ceremony Venue: Old St Hilary's Church and Wildflower Preserve, operated by Belvedere-Tiburon Landmark Society
(view from church of SF Bay)
Reception Venue: Servino Ristorante (Tiburon, CA)
Wedding Night Accommodations: The Palace Hotel (San Francisco)
Floral Design: Violetta Floral Design, Arlene Boyle (San Francisco, CA)
Bride's Bouquet Maid of Honor's Bouquet
King's Table (Bride/Groom/Wedding Party's Table) Centerpieces- Submerged Orchids with floating candles
Mothers/Wed Party Corsages
Men's Formal Wear/Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse (Santa Monica, CA and Greenbrae, CA)
Save the Date Cards: Vistaprint.com
Invitations: Hello Lucky! (San Francisco, CA)
Ceremony Musicians: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Music to Go! Program (San Francisco, CA)
We had a vocalist, pianist, and violinist.
Bridal Gown Alterations: Alterations By Mahtab (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Favors: Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, Soda-Pop Mix
Honeymoon: San Francisco to Los Angeles via CA-1/US 101, with many stops along the way!
Various Decor and Supplies: Michael's, Paper Source, TJ Maxx Home Goods
Michael & I became engaged on April 24, 2009 in my favorite city in the world, San Francisco, at my favorite restaurant in the city, Ristorante Milano. It was a beautiful proposal, I cried, of course. We even made the ladies at the next table cry. The whole night was absolutely perfect.
Although Michael & I currently reside in Los Angeles, CA, all wedding events will take place in Northern California.