Apr 30, 2011
The Engagement Photo Session
It was literally 100 degree weather in September and it was ridiculously hot that day.
These photos were taken in Pomona, California at the university, Cal Poly Pomona.
Engagement Pictures by: Andrea Takeoka Photography
I chose 5 of THE.BEST.GIRLS I know as my bridesmaids and maids of honor. I know that if I were a bridesmaid, I wouldn't want to be put in anything :)
The girls budget determined what I could choose for them to wear. All were on board with the price and style of the LOVE by Enzoani dresses. I chose this line because it achieved the modern and glamorous look that I was trying to achieve.
Bridesmaids wore the A7 (dress with straps and plunging back), and the Maid of Honors wore the A18 (the tube top dress with embellished waist).
(all stock photos of bridesmaid dresses from bestbridalprices.com)
A7: Love by Enzoani in Eggplant (Love Boat Bridal in Alhambra, CA)
A18: Love by Enzoani in Eggplant (Love Boat Bridal in Alhambra, CA)
Jewelry: Garment District (Downtown Los Angeles, CA)
Floral for Bridesmaids
dress designer: Ladybug flower girl dresses
(picture of flower girl dresses above are from LadyESQ's bio)
Flower Girl Shoes: Stuart Weitzman flats (Nordstrom's)
Flower Girl Dress: Ladybug Dresses
Flower Girl Basket: Sweet Moments (Meadows Mall in Las Vegas, Nevada)
The Ring Bearer
Suit: Mens Wearhouse (Las Vegas, NV)
DH: White Shirt, White Satin Vest and Tie- Black Tuxedo. (Men's Wearhouse)
Groomsmen: Black Tuxedos with black vest, and black ties. White Shirt. Classic. (Men's Wearhouse)
Happily Ever After Begins Here...
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With having more than a year to plan a wedding- I have run into several vendors in the California and Las Vegas area. Here are my reviews! Hope it helps you!
*Please be patient with my attempting to complete my vendor and service reviews :) *
Alfred Angelo (Las Vegas): Linda is the best bridal consultant that I have had the privilege to work with. She takes time to make sure that you not only look good in the dress- but make the dress look good. I highly recommend going in to see her!
Dressilyme: It was a pleasant experience, they communicate very quickly, ask questions about what you really want, and ship quickly. material is of great quality (dress is HEAVY!) it was identical to the pictures I submitted to them 2 months prior. Don't be a afraid to get a custom made dress- just be specific and get lot's of measurements.
Love Boat Bridal (Alhambra, CA): very lovely family owned company. She is very friendly, and does her best to make sure that you are getting what you want- plus she has great prices.
Adeline's Bridal (Las Vegas): She (Yolanda Coppola) is very inexpensive! And she understands what you want, has a good eye and knows what you need done before you mention it. I am excited for my next fitting and the final product! She did the best she could to make this indecisive bride happy- the dress couldn't be changed- so she helped me get into a Maggie Sottero.
Silverstone Golf Course: Such a great staff- they are great, work within budget, and let's a bride have free reign to decorate as they choose. Courtney Howard is amazing! This venue is a must see- the reception room can be a turn off, but with imagination, and uplighting, it is amazing. I was a bit unhappy with the supporting staff (the banquet staff) as they didn't really do enough to make sure the day went smoothly. so not everything can be perfect I guess :(
Andrea Takeoka Photography (Orange County/Los Angeles): Such a great duo (husband and wife), they really work hard to get many shots from different angles, almost as if capturing different point of views. I recommend them, and will be calling them again to document many stages in our life (baby!!)
Signatures by Sarah
Paper and More
Terry Mason Mobile DJ
Transportation and Lodging:
Aria Hotel and Casino
It was happening, after all of the plans, preparation, changes, shopping, returns--- this was happening.
Oh. My. God.
"I found the one whom my soul loves... "- Song of Solomon 3:4
I'll do my best to tell you all that I remember. Shhh, Pay Attention :)