Melette's *POST WEDDING* Planning Thread-1/21/2010 with PICS!
Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:19 PM
SO here it goes:
It happened Christmas '08'. The best Xmas ever! Long story short, we were running late for church, and DH goes into the garage which i thought was to feed our dog-Greyson. As they both come into the house, Greyson runs up to me with Cute Reindeer antlers on, and DH says he's wearing my gift! Thinking to myself-he's not wearing a new snowboarding outfit, I notice a box hanging from his neck, I take the box from Greyson, and as I open the box, A shiny object falls to the ground! If you can picture an adult yelling "NOOOOOO" in slow motion, like her piece of cake is falling to the ground, and a big 85 pound pitt bull thinking a treat was thrown at him, running towards the same little shiny ring. It was the funniest thing! I shove Greyson away telling him "I DON'T WANT TO WAIT 3 DAYS FOR IT TO COME OUT".. I thanked my ring bearer with a big hug, and a pet on the head.. And me we make it to church 15 minutes late! Originally, my engagement ring was on a plain white gold band. In June, we went to the Jewelry Disctrict in LA to upgrade my wedding set and to also get his band. These are our rings:
I purchased my gown at Novella Bridal Located in downtown SF on Maiden Lane during the Jasmine Collection Trunk Show. In purchasing my gown during a trunk show, I received 10% off, bust to floor hem for Free, and also a Free custom Veil! Sweet Deal!
Since this is a POST Wedding planning thread, I'll show you the dress in the wedding pics.
Back and Veil:
MY SHOES: Barefoot during the ceremony
Reception Heels & Flats:
Jimmy Choo's~in Silver
Giuseppe Zanotti in White
THE JEWELRY: Givenchy Bracelet and Earrings
I don't have a picture of it on hand. But, my earrings were a chandelier type and the bracelet had chrystals on it. My DH gave me as my wedding gift a 1c princess cut diamond necklace to match my engagement ring, along with a pair of princess cut diamond earrings. He's such a winner! So I just had to wear it on my wedding day! Sorry. no pics yet.
THE FLOWER GIRLS: Ordered from Weddingtutu.com. I loved doing business with them and were super fast! Pails i bought from Michaels and just embelished it with our ribbon, and orchid and a "C" pin. I purchased ballet slippers from Payless. The girls loved them!
THE RING & COIN BEARER: Shirt-Calvin Klein from Macy's, pants-Gymboree
Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:20 PM
THE GM & BM: Natural Linen suits ordered from a Wholesaler in Albany, CA. Slippers~Clark's Leather Sandals
THE OOT BAGS: Bags were printed at my SIL's printing shop in Oakland, CA, Contents: Beer Steins ordered from Ebay, Playing cards from Michael's, Spanish phrases for dummies from Target, Aqua towel from Kmart, personal fans & Koozies from Pier 1, Key Card/Tip Holder from Ebay, OTC and Vista Print, Wedding survival kit: bandaids, antibiotic ointment, nail file, motrin, tylenol, crystal light packets, tums, antibacterial handwipes and hand gel. They were a hit! Everyone says they used EVERYTHING in the bag!!
"I went to Melita & Charlie's wedding in Los Cabos and all I got was this Stupid Bag"
THE GIVEAWAYS!: Flip Flops from Oldnavy, Pashmina's from WholeSalePashminaScarves.com, parasol's "To Shelter you with Love", Paint brushes "To dust the sand off your toes" Water Bottle labels with our Name. Ceremony Programs~Fans & Bubbles.
GIFTS FOR MY AWESOME MOH'S/BM: I purchased sweatsuits from my SIL and had them print "Matron of Honor" "Maid of Honor" Brides Maid" with our logo on the lower back part of the hoodie. I also made their jewelry, DIY BM/MOH tanks. Purchased Passport holders~Icing's, clutch bags & Beach Bags~The Body Shop
Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:20 PM
TEQUILA & CIGAR TABLE: The sign's were in the wrong place, but, it didn't matter... People got the jyst of it! The Snuggle up sign was supposed to be on the Pashmina table. But, who cares at this point!
Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:27 PM
I loved working with them! I also purchased the Orchid strands from a fellow BDW member, and I made the "Bling" strands from Chrystals. Rev. Marco was awesome and had everyone crying!
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The Guest-Tree Sign in Table: I originally BORROWED my girlfriend's manzanita tree branch that she used for her wedding. I handcarried this bad boy, giving me scratches on my legs and arms... Come to the end, when we tried to go through customs when we arrived in mexico, after running it through the xray machine 4 times.. I couldn't bring it through. =( But, my GREAT MOH & BM went zip lining 2 days before our wedding, and smuggled into the resort 2 branches they took from the dessert! After all that, it was better than the manzanita tree branch only because it had a HILARIOUS story behind it!
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