- Our Wedding
I hesitate to call this blog entry “Our Simple Wedding” (and hence changed it) because it seemed simple, but …. it was work! From concept to completion, I had fun making our “simple looking” event seem effortless, all the while, DIYing mostly everything.
Before planning our wedding, we chose 3 words in which we wanted our wedding to be and feel like: FUN, MODERN, OFF-BEAT! I think we nailed it right on! Our “Hollywood” theme was a continuation of our OK! Magazine Save-the-Date cards and Movie Poster wedding invitations.
Our wedding came and went so fast, even though we had family and friends helping days before and hanging out with them days after. As a wedding planner and floral designer, I had to resist the urge to keep on top of everything that day. I was fortunate to have a great crew behind me to carry out Jayson’s and my vision.
We selected an awsome photographer, Taylor Abeel, from Ventana Photography and recieved our digital photos last week. The detail photos are my fav.. and also the fun ones! Here are some of my picks to share with you the events of our day:
Hair & Makeup by Molly @ Cheek Couture. Birdcage hairpiece hand made by me.
While the girls and I had hair & makeup sessions.. the men were eating breakfast at the bar (La Jolla Shores Hotel).
Shoes by L.A.M.B (love Gwen)
Setup decor crew decided to put the tissue pompoms along the aisle instead of hanging them over head. This turned out to be THE BEST executive design change without me knowing! Some things just work better at the last minute!
Flower Girls: Natalie Kate & Jayna Marie
"I'm Yours" movie script (wedding programs). Programs were half the size of an 8.5" X 11" paper and was about 8 pages .. sounds long, but as guests started reading, it made for a fun read and not long at all!
The script had the format of a real movie script. It starts off with "FADE IN:" and continued with a brief narration of the setting (2002) and how we met.
Scene 2 describes "7 years later" (our wedding day), and describes the ceremony with all the bridal party named out in narration form.
Then the script described that the guests disperse around the Garden Patio after the ceremony (in which they do... !) and describes the Hors D' ouvres available. In this photo above, the bottom part said: BRIAN: What are you goin to order" EDDIE: I think I'm goin to try the Signature Drink Passionfruit Mimosa. BRIAN: You're fruity. =) (we like throwing some humor in there!)
We included some dialog among some of the wedding party about the seating arrangement, as a way of telling the guests where they would sit (Open seating!)
The ending of the script describes guests leaving. One of the bridesmaids say good-bye to me in the script and I remind her of the "Happily-Ever After-Party!
The address for the After Party is provided in the script, and then the script ends! (We did add a page for "Special Thank Yous", and "Credits" in which we listed all vendors involved with our wedding!)
The Guests. I love this picture because I was able to look back at see where everyone was sitting and their expressions. I would have never remembered this.
Hors d'oeuvres: Bruschetta (and yummy others, too many picturs to post). Photo credit: Kelly Chan
Hors d'oeuvres: Fresh chucked oysters! (MmMmMMm... my fav!) Photo credit: Kelly Chan
Hors d'oeuvres: Morning fruit Photo credit: Kelly Chan
While the guests were enjoying an open bar, hors d'oeurves, and great weather, we stepped out onto the beach for a fun photo shoot!
The Wish Tree - all decorated with well wishes! Next to it were our engagement photos, CDs of songs played during our wedding, and maps to the Happily-Ever After Party! (gotta stick with our Hollywood theme!)
Wishtree greetings up close.. we had fun reading all of these when we got home.
Red carpet walkway; Entrance into the reception area! (The movie scipt programs did not mention the red carpet even, as we wanted it to be a nice surprise entrance to the reception!) Everyone was VIP! Backdrop was a great and fun idea to plug-in SignatureK, our DJ Crew (HGB), our co-planner (In The Clouds Events), and our cupcake wedding logo, designed by our dear friend Scott Reyes
We had so much fun on the carpet!
Outside reception area at the La Jolla Shores Hotel (this is what I meant by simple/minimal; no fancy centerpiece or linens)
Table design by Kien at SignatureK
Each guest recieved a clear cellophane treat bag to take home goodies from the candy & dessert bar. The front of the tag had our wedding log (designed by Scott Reyes) On the back of each tag were various quotes about chocolate, sweets, and love.
Candy & Dessert Bar. Mini desserts and cake by Sweet & Saucy
Yummy desserts up close! Red Velvet Cupcake w/ Vanilla buttercream frost
Lemon cake lollipop covered with white chocolate (I heard this was THE MOST DELICIOUS.. unfortunately I did not have time to taste this one)
More yummy desserts close up! This one: Mini Cheesecake with fresh rasberry
Having a money dance allows you some one-on-one time with your guests. I love this Filipino tradition.
Too much fun .. I just had to post another one of my fav pics