Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Smith's Residence

Hello backyard wedding venue! Our good friend was kind enough to let us use his backyard for our wedding ceremony and reception. Seeing as my fiancé used to stay there,it hold many wonderful memories for us. His backyard is quite spacious and green! So much potential and so excited that we finally can say "hey! We picked a location!"

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Do it for Us

Soo as hinted on a couple previous post,my wedding planning has come to a hault due to... so so many reasons I don't even know where to start! Thankfully nothing bad-just stuff like finance,distractions and being content with how things are.
Planning our engagement photoshoot somewhat drained the hype of the "BIG" event.(that sounds kinda bad) I mean,I wore a cute dress,I styled my own bouquet,I spent the day with my handsome fiancé and we took pretty pictures! Minus the guest,the wedding party,the reception, the vows and exchanging of rings,it was sorta-kinda felt like a wedding right? (really pushing it here huh?) But anyway that and constantly googling weddings weddings weddings! just drained the excitement out of me...I would marry my fiancé in a heartbeat,but I just can't commit since I love this but then I see this and that and etc!
And so,with the wedding plans on a time out, I started planning trips instead...heehee.(hook on roadtrips!) The other night, I was discussing plans to drive to Moab,UT in October with my fiancé. He stopped me and the convo went a little something like this:

Fiance:"What about our wedding?"
Me "Uhmmm uhm is that still happening this October? It's like only four months away!"
Fiance "Plenty of time,let's do it"
Me "But Utah...Arches..."
Fiance  Sigh**"I requested time off work to marry you not look at a rock with a hole in it"*

And..just like that,seeing his passion helped awaken my excitement. I selfishly forgot that
this wedding is for US and not just for me.

And the very next day,I cleared my corkboard and half-assed this wonderful Wedding Planning board that I was so excited to show him.TA-DAAA!
It's not much right now but it definitely got the ball rolling again.






* hole in a rock he's referring to is the beautiful Delicate Arch. He's a nature lover and we will make plans to visit Utah..not just in October.heehee.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Out of the States wedding options

My fiancé and I have discussed the possibility of having our wedding outside of the States even before we were even officially engaged. Perhaps it's due to us being born and raised outside of the USA-that had us thinking globally.

 Visiting Baja a few weeks ago definitely revisited this idea. Below are a few pictures from San Felipe and Gonzaga Bay.

How wonderful would it be to get married in the desert surrounded by giant cacti's or at a secluded beach?!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our very woodsy engagement shoot

Got our engament pictures last week and boy, did I get a tummy ache from laughing so hard! I knew my fiancé was making funny faces  but I didn't realize how hilarious some of them turned out. From the 150+ proofs we got,I'm happy to say we have a handful of "normal" ones to chose from.

I haven't had a chance to upload them all,but as soon as I saw this shot,it just had to be my phone's wallpaper asap! heehee. It's my favorite!


Planning or procrastinating?

I can't completely pinpoint the reason why my wedding preparations mojo is at an all time low but I just haven't had the motivation to push forward to planning our wedding...perhaps it's the decrease in funds from traveling every weekend! 

Living in So Cal just makes it so easy to pick a direction and go! And from looking over my previous entries,I tend to post a lot about places I visited..maybe this blog is heading to a different direction,pun fully intended! ;)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It's not "The Dress" but it's oh so pretty!



While on the search for the perfect engagement dress,I spotted this little number on the Free People website. I loved the cut and little hints of studs and sequins throughout the bodice.The strips of ribbon flowing down the waist was also a cute touch. I took a screenshot and moved on. BUT when I saw it at Bloomingdales in person,I just had to try it on!
and well....being five foot tall it was no surprise that the straps needed to be tied. But being short did have it's advantage when it came to the length. It hit just right by my ankles so it gave the look of a casual gown. 
I loved this dress and even after a couple weeks later I still love-love it! 
I don't see it as THE wedding dress but it can be a good options if we decide to elope or choose the Hickville Trailer parks route ;)

Sadly, for it's price of $300 I decided to pass.It's not an expense worth making at the moment. But if I come across the dress again and it's on sale,I would definitely get it! Cause it's a dress I'd love having in my wardrobe-even if it's just to admire it's pretty!