May 22, 2011
Here are our Save the Date postcards I got printed from Vistaprint. Thanks to fellow PW bride pinktulip's post on Vistaprint's 100 FREE postcards promo!!! All I had to pay for was shipping and the envelopes! =))))
And here's the actual photo for the save the date postcard. I wrote our date on a chalkboard and brought it along as a prop for for our session:
-Square Pocketfold DIY Letterpress Invitations are all done and ready to be sent out!!!!
I'm a professional graphic designer and thought I would put my design skills to good use. ;) So I designed our invitations and sent my artwork to Accucolor Press (http://www.letterpresschicago.com/welcome.html) to be printed in letterpress and bought the pocketfolds/envelopes/paper at Cards and Pockets(http://www.cardsandpockets.com/) and assembled them myself to save some money and put tiny pink gems on the flowers for a little bling! ;) **Thanks to fellow PW bride Lingy's invitations, I would have never found Accucolor Press. =) ** So here they are:
Here are the pro pics:
Silver birdcage for cards and envelopes is done! It was orginally a brown birdcage my sister used for her wedding since brown was one of her colors, but I spray painted it silver and added a 'cards and envelopes' sign with ribbon to match our wedding invitations and colors.
our birdcage in action:
-ceremony programs with eyelets
here are the pro pics:
-reserved signs to be put on our white wood chairs for our ceremony (I made special ones for the mother of the bride, father of the bride, mother of the groom and father of the groom)
Here it is seen on one of the ceremony chairs:
- table number cards on stands sitting next to each centerpiece:
-boutinnierres made by my mom
-our ringbearer holding the ringbearer's birdnest with rings
kinda sad we forgot to take close-ups photos of the nest at the wedding =( but here are some after I first made it
-macaron box favors ~ all 360 boxes done!
Pro Pic by my friend Mey:
Pro Pics by the photographer:
-our wedding direction sign (which was placed right in front of the garden where guests entered the ceremony)
Pro Pic by my friend Mey:
My Bridal Suite Door Hanger
Here it is on the bridal suite door:
My 'Just Married' sign
Here it is in action:
Thank You Sign:
-Guestbook of our engagement pictures printed by A&I Books which comes in the layflat option!
guestbook seen on the sign-in table:
and my talented uncle created our baby/engagement slideshow which was shown at out banquet!
We've been together for a long time! since highschool! So I guess we're highschool sweethearts. We actually met through our long time good friend, Lisa =), on the last couple of weeks of highschool. Good thing we did or we would have never met! Our first date was our senior ball together. And the rest is history...He proposed last September when we moved in our first apartment together. =)
here's my pretty 1 carat engagement ring: I love it!!
we had the opportunity to have our friend, David Suh's brother, Jaemi Suh Photography, take our engagement pictures for FREE! Thank you Jaemi, we had such a blast! here are some of our favorite shots:
*Special thanks to another friend, Tin Huynh's sister who is a very talented MUA, Joanne Huynh, who did my hair and makeup for the engagement session.
We also had another e-session with our photographer Kim Le Photography who will also be our photographer for our wedding!
*Special thanks to my mom who made my bouquet as a prop for the e-session. See more here.
I created this page to document all my ideas and DIY projects and planning hoping to inspire some of my friends who are also brides-to-be. ;) I cannot wait for our wedding and see everything come together! Some of my pages are for FRIENDS ONLY, so please add me! I love searching for new ideas and inspiration!
Our Wedding Dream Team! =)
Ceremony Venue: Hacienda de las Flores
Banquet Venue: Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant
Hors d'oeuvres Caterer: Checkers Catering
Day of Coordinator: Karen Lee Events
Wedding Dress:Maggie Sottero from Debra at DoriAnne Veils
Hair & Makeup: Joli de Jackie
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Veil: Something borrowed from my sister =)
Photographer: Kim Le Photography
Videographer: Simon Wong of Blissfulpixel
Florist: Laura Miller Design
Cake: Carolyn Wong Cakes
Harpist: Victoria Hughes
DJ: Eric Yee from Spintronix
Invitations & Stationery: ME =)
Macaron Boxed Wedding Favors: Beau-Coup, Gourmet Baking
My wedding colors: Dark Royal blue and silver with hints of ivory and blush
Theme: modern, elegant, classy, romantic garden theme
I can't believe I bought my wedding dress so early! It's called The Ashley by Maggie Sottero. http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?keywordText=ashley&line=m&keywordType=any&page=0&pageSize=15&style=J1259CS
It compliments my figure so well and I love everything about this dress! =) I will be wearing the dress without the straps.
I had searched for this dress everywhere and wasn't satisfied with the price until my friend suggested Debra from DoriAnne Veils. I highly reccommend her as she sold me the dress for 30% off the retail price!!! I am definitely going back to her for BM dresses, flower girl dresses and Mother of the Bride dresses!
my silver wedding shoes:
I also just got my flower hairpiece (it's also the same material as my wedding dress-organza-so it matches perfectly!) by Toni Federici. I purchased it for 50% the retail price from the same lady at DoriAnne Veils I purchased my wedding gown from.
UPDATE: I decided to wear the organza flower fascinator and birdcage veil from Woskov from her Etsy Shop. I think the birdcage veil is more modern and fashionable and goes well with my Maggie Sottero dress.
I will also be wearing a traditional Chinese dress(cheongsam) that I am having custom made for the morning tea ceremony and for table toastings at end of the night at our chinese banquet.
found this cute and simple garter with a single blue Swarovski crystal on Etsy for only $8! I didn't want to spend too much on garter since it'll be tossed away anyway (Congrats to David who caught the garter!! =))