Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Buzz around the internet

read this post from the East Side Bride


I was beginning to feel a tiny twinge of guilt after going over budget on my wedding... especially knowing that so many beautiful people out there like 10,000+ and the budget savvy bride who had awesome weddings on a budget! And especially now that we bought a house and all the house expense are starting to pile up. I can't help but to look back and think "hmm... maybe I shouldn't have spent so much on the flowers... I could've saved that money and bought myself a nice couch instead."

But.... after reading this post from the East Side Bride... I feel much, much better. My wedding was indeed the most wonderful celebration of our love that I could ever hoped/planned for, and it was definitely, definitely worth every penny. So what if I went overboard a little? It's once in a lifetime after all :)

budget budget budget.... I've now come to term with my defeat.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Good Luck

luck (lk)
1. The chance happening of fortunate or adverse events; fortune: They met one day out of pure luck.
2. Good fortune or prosperity; success: We wish you luck.
3. One's personal fate or lot: It was just my luck to win a trip I couldn't take.

I don't know..... I just don't really like it when people say 'good luck with your marriage'..... it's almost as if they have underlying, more cynical meaning behind it. Perhaps I'm being to sensitive about the whole thing? (I'm not gonna lie.. I am known to be very sensitive at times). Sure divorce rate is high. Sure it takes a lot to be married. But is luck gonna help people with their marriage? I don't think so.... What we really need is love, lots of patience, lots of tolerance, and lots of 'night out with just the two of us'... and basically... lots of hard work and never giving up on each other. But that's a given, right? Who in their right mind would marry without fully understanding the intense commitment that entails with the state of being married?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A.I Wedding

I just got back from a friend's lovely sunflower theme wedding.... the bride? unbelievably gorgeous. the groom? handsome. the guest? very excited!

Just the way these two look at each other almost make you wanna giggle and say 'awwww.... Seriously... they're just TOO cute. it's so obvious that the look in their eyes will stay the same even after 30, 40, or even more than 50 years to come. Congrats you two! Mr. B and I are very honored to witness such an amazing union of love. :)

By the way, that wedding cake that they had? It's gotta be THE best wedding cake I have ever tasted in my whole life. It's sooooooo good!!

Too bad I don't have pictures to show..... I guess I'll get some pics from my friends' camera on Monday from facebook? :)

Friday, June 19, 2009


how cute is this....
very vintage and very broadway if I may say.... $24 from Urban Outfitters!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wedding Day Recap Part One

So, it's been a little over a week since Mr. B and I got hitched... It seems that time just pass by so quickly these days! Both of our parents are still in town, so we've been spending as much time with them. Plus we are slowly and surely unpacking our stuff, trying to settle down - which is kinda hard to do when you have visitors, and by the time you look at the time it's already late and you have a really, really comfy bed calling your name... yea... time flies...

You know.... since I still remember the wedding as if it was only yesterday, I figure I'd write it down... just so I can remember when I'm 90 years old. You don't mind do you?

Ah yes... the wedding day.... Gosh, where to begin? I could go on and on about how the day was! The first thing I can say about it is..... It was wonderful. Can I say that? Wonderful. It's not perfect (c'mon, is there a perfect wedding?) But it was truly wonderful. *Of course not everything went perfectly, but lets save that for another day, shall we?*

Wonderful. Thus we begin...

The Morning Of !
Woke up at 5:30am! Wow..... had breakfast, wore my special 'get ready dress' that my mom found for me randomly at a consignment shop next to the salon. this dress deserve special mention because we were desperate on time, and my mom really wanted to get a 'get ready dress' for me. the dress had to be strapless and white. guess what? the day (about a week prior to the wedding) that we were supposed to go shopping was a mess, and we didn't have time to go to the mall :( so randomly, because my hairdresser was running late, we went next door, and there it was. white, strapless, size Ms. B exactly, and cheap. thirteen moolah total. Coincidence? I think not.

It's not a really clear picture of the dress... but i guess it'll have to do :)
Anyway, so.... got ready, went to the salon to get the hair done, went back to the hotel to get the makeup done, and voila. It was quite chaotic actually because we were really short on time, and we ended up being late because of the limo driver, but that's a story for another day.

So, at around noon, my brilliant photographer, Lawrence arrived at the hotel and started shooting the getting ready shots. By that time, I was all ready, and all my ladies were all dolled up. So, *phew!! We're ready right on time! I have to tell ya... I was really glad to have the day finally 'started'! All this getting ready process was quite unnerving for me coz I keep on checking what time it was and my fear of being late was starting to consume me. And you know you really shouldn't rush your hairdresser or your makeup artist at all! They need to really get down to the details and those things do take time. And so, I got into the gown with no problem, took lots of lots of pictures with the family, with the bridesmaids, and by myself too, of course :) It was all fun, and I forgot about my fear of being late for a second...

(to be continued)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

So, I've been married for about a week now, and everything's quite fantastic. :)

loving married life more and more.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wedding Jacket

Just 2 days before the wedding, after reading the -rather- pessimistic weather forecast, I decided to look for a wedding jacket to wear at the reception. You know me, I get cold easily... Especially at night, in that dress, and especially since the reception is outdoors, I really, really needed to have some source of warmth, and this time maybe Mr.B won't suffice since he'll be busy greeting the guests etc the whole time.

So, I thought long and hard.... where, oh where can I find a nice enough jacket to wear over my gorgeous dress - FAST - ??? Something warm, nonrestrictive, but still have the vintage / sweet / broadway look that I wanted? Vintage! *dingdingding.... a bell rang in my head. There's this place at downtown Fullerton that sell vintage clothing at a decent price! So, off I go to the American Vintage store. OMG, that place is pure vintage heaven! I dig through the stuff they sell (very well organized store by the way), and at the last rack at the very back, there she was. My beautiful sweet vintage broadway jacket..... Wow. what a find :) The color matches perfectly, the fabric, the lightness of the material, the warmth it provided.... the look?! And the timing too! Perfect timing. It was the only one they have in the store.

Curious what she looks like? Here she is in action....

At twenty-five bucks, she seriously made me feel like a million dollars :) Thank God!


I can't believe how many pictures of my wedding is uploaded by my friends on facebook. I'm having so much fun looking at them all 'coz I get to see how the guests are enjoying themselves :) Here is my fave picture from my friend's camera:

On a side note.... how cute is this wedding cake? The inspiration for this cake came from our first date. We went to see The Phantom of The Opera, and so the cake decoration (the cream) is actually music notes from the song "All I Ask Of You". Awww... :) :) Plus, it's definitely one of the tastiest wedding cake I've ever had :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009




The wedding was so much fun I want to do it all over again :D

We said our I Do's, took lots of lots of pictures, danced until we can't dance anymore, and just.... really enjoy the day. I think everyone had a lot of fun, but the one thing everyone complemented on was the photo booth! Seriously, out of all the photo booth company out there that we researched on, Red Carpet Photo Booth takes the cake, and everyone agrees with me on this. You can check out their blog at: