Monday, December 5, 2011

Our wedding featured on Style Me Pretty

Please click here for more pictures and on the feature, or link below:
I know I am supposed to update on the bits and pieces of the wedding before throwing it on your face.. but since it is up on style me pretty.. Oh well I figure I will show you, answer any question and start backtracking my steps to the wedding... Enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monique Lhuillier Sample Sale Los Angeles December 4th 2011

YIKES!! Why does Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier sample sale happen on the same day in LA? This just doesn't seem right.. I think one of them should switch date... Just saying!! Anyway if I were going to go to this thing.. which I am not.. :( I would go in to the Vera and Monique stores first, see which dress you like more and then concentrate on going to just that one store you like first. This is the first time Vera has a sample sale and it starts at 11am.. mm.. I am pretty sure last sample sale at Monique starts at 10am and people are lining up in the wee hour.. it will get tough to wait in line twice in a day.. but it can be done :P if you want too.. See this post on my tips about going to sample sale. Good luck!! Are you going to one of these two events?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Flower Arranging: New found hobby

After my wedding, the thing I missed the most is ..... the flowers.. learning about various types of flowers, looking through various flower arrangement. So in the end I sign up for a Flower Arrangement workshop by Celadon & Celery. They are based in New York but they had flower arrangement classes back in November in LA. I immediately signed up and a friend also joined me yay...
Here is a picture of the LA Flower market:
And pictures of some of my arrangements:
Love me some David Austin Juliet
The red flowers (the not long and slender one) is called straw flowers and it feels like straw and feels fake.. very strange!
The dahlias are yellow in the center but pink on the outsides (But it is dying after 4 days) no like!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vera Wang Sample Sale Dec 4th 2011Los Angeles

Because I'm nice, I'd like to give you first scoop that there will be a Vera Wang Sample Sale in LA... mm... I believe this is the first time ever they do this.. and I am tempted to actually go myself to buy a dress.. :P Even though I have a dress already

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wedding dresses we said no to...........

You guys might or might not remember , but I had gone to 13 individual stores to check out wedding dresses and have probably tried on 50+ dresses before finally buying the one.. It's not that these dresses are not beautiful... but it was just not the one... so what do you guys think of these dresses? how many dresses did you try before buying the one? I took a picture of most of the dresses I have tried so there are more to come!

How awesome is this bride's dress and bridesmaids' dresses?

Grabbed from here
Saw the bride's dress from Green Wedding Shoes and the dress is designed by Christian Sirriano I have to say the bridesmaids' dress look amazing too especially the back view!! Ok I'll need to give more updates to you all soon!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Why I am not changing my last name?

I mean really why am I not changing my last name.. My name is 8 letters long.. and not some easy to spell last name either... like Matthews ( yes those are 8 letters long, I counted ;) )... When people ask for my last name I have to go ... B as in Boy... A as in Apple ( Just as an example, not really my last name)... My husband (YAY I KNOW NOW HUSBAND.. we got married 4 weeks ago, but that is a different story) is 4 letters common short name...... Sigh Why I am not changing my last name , in order of importance: 1. I don't want to deal with the paperworks and I am not talking about just American paperworks.. but also Indonesian paperworks and my 7 years visa / paperworks in US bearing my maiden name and reporting to Indonesian government etc etc.. 2. Most Indonesian women don't change their last names. My mom didn't. They still go with Mrs. Husband's last name in social context but you don't need to legally change your last name to be Mrs. Husband's last name, although A wants to be technically correct and does not want us to be annouced by Mr. and Mrs. his last name That's it two valid reasons for me.. I dont think hubby is 100% with me (maybe 80%) ... but I am sticking with it.. I have friends who will only change their last name to husband's last name when they have kids.. interesting takes... What do you guys think? Are you changing/ not changing your last names?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Inspiration: Flower bouquet

Of all the wedding planning things I have done, my most favorite thing ever... is the wedding flowers.. I love gathering inspiration pictures of flower bouquet / arrangement ( Even after I finalize and not going to change my wedding flowers). i am even inspired to take flower arrangement classes (much to my fiance's disagreement)... He's probably scared I'll jump ship from a good paying job in finance to maybe a florist? although they probably make good money too..

So I don't want to get all my inspiration boards to waste, I want to share all my favorite bouquets to you.. and if you need me to figure out where i grab it from (which will be hard) but leave me a comment, and I will try to see if I can find the source of it and perhaps the whole wedding related to the bouquet.. some of the special ones I still remember :)