Very Hungry Wedding Guest

We had an exorbitant amount of leftovers after the reception. We couldn't figure out why. At first, we thought our caterer hooked us up. Then she told us she made for exactly the number of people with a little extra. She certainly did not make extras of the quantity that was being packed up and taken home.

Our waitstaff clued us in. It turns out one of my aunts was grabbing the waitstaff as they walked out of the kitchen. They'd get no further than 3 feet from the door and then wham! She'd grab them and pratically clean off their serving trays. The best part is if she didn't like what they were carrying, she'd send them back to bring something else.

Our waitstaff finally stepped up to her towards the middle of the reception and told her that they need to finish their rounds on the far side of the room and that they would be back. I guess she hadn't eaten all day.


Nothing says "it's going to be a great day" like having to keep your best man from going to jail. I'm not kidding. Here's the story.

A couple of days before the wedding, I traded cars with my best man. He drives a 2006 4x4 Nissan Xtrerra. I drive a 2006 Honda Civic Si. I needed his vehicle to pick up people and Wedding-related goods. We've traded cars in the past. No problemo.

My wedding day was a different story. He got pulled over right by my house. He wasn't speeding, but he got pulled over because the cops thought he was some filipino racer kid. Essentially, he got profiled. When they saw the registration was not in his name, they were getting ready to bring him in for possession of a stolen vehicle!

So, Rob had to talk to the officer and explain the situation. I was late getting my hair and make-up done because I had to wait and make sure all is well! Nothing is more fun that talking to the cops in a workout clothes and some slippers.

I'm Married:)

I can't believe it! We finally got married. After all the planning and the craziness, we are married and I am tired. I will post recaps soon. Here's a pic for now...

Impromptu Bridal Shower

Because most of the ladies in my family and close friends were coming in from out-of-town, I opted out of having a shower/bachelorette party. I felt that having everyone coming in from out-of-town was enough of a gift. Additionally, I'm not a big fan of the bachelorette (hire-a-stripper party) and I'm not girly enough to enjoy a traditional bridal shower.

A week ago my mom called me and said that we were having a mandatory family dinner at my Uncle's house in southern Orange County. She insisted that it was the only quiet time for all of us to be together before the wedding festivities. She told me that I was required to go.

I was so exhausted from driving around that I really tried to get out of it. Try as I might. My aunt and mother wouldn't let me off the hook. I should have known better.

The ladies in my family decided to throw me a suprise shower/lingerie party. It was a sweet thought and I was touched by the gesture. However, there is nothing more awkward than unwrapping a super deluxe vibrator in front of your mom and your very Catholic aunt. My aunt and cousin even had me read the info on the vibrator box aloud.

Apparently, they thought it would be a great idea get everyone to buy me all new lingerie from Frederick's of Hollywood. I love lingerie, but why Frederick's?! I guess they thought I needed to start a new career as a stripper to pay for my wedding. I have enough chintzy polyester and cheap lace lingerie to put trailer park hoes to shame. The only thing I'm missing are the clear heels.

My Maid of Honor took pictures of the whole thing. Sadly, here they are...
Sorting the gifts before the madness begins
I can't believe this is the first thing they made me openThe erection-killer. Can you guess who bought this nightgown?
Coming soon to a strip club near you...What purpose does a thong with a veil serve? Is this really considered sexy?!
At the end, I don't know who was worse off, me or my mom.

Ideas for the big day

Blogging is hard especially when wedding planning. Here's what I've been up to:

Wedding Plans


Rob will be wearing this suit from J.Valintin in downtown L.A.

He likes both of these ties
This one is a bit more formal and looks great with the suit.

This one is in 3 of our colors

Our Best Man will wear a khaki suit & will have this tie

Our Groomsman will wear a khaki suit & will have this tie


I am ashamed to admit it, but I am a multiple dress bride.

My Wedding Dress
I'm actually going to wear this dress by Joli Bridal.
It looks terrible in pictures, amazing on me.

photo of me in the dress.

I'm adding a champagne sash ala Monique Lhullier.
It has an overall silhouette that is similar to this. Although, I'm not this thin.

Photo from Mrs. Bell Pepper on Wedding Bee. Photo by Nicole Polk.

Maid of Honor - dress by Nicole Miller

Bridesmaid - Dessy by Alfred Sung

Jr. Bridesmaid Dress - by David's Bridal


My Engagement Ring & Matching Wedding Band by Jeff Cooper

I will be wearing my Grandma's necklace and earrings.

Hair Ideas

Silk Gardenia with pearl accents from ebay seller GabyMacDesigns

Some other styles that I like:

I would love to have bangs.

Hair photo courtesy of be_byte6 on Photobucket. See link for more photos: Hair photos



Due to beach permit issues, we are moving our ceremony & reception to Pasadena.

Don't let the gloomy, overcast photos fool you. It's really quite lush and romantic.


I am on a budget. Therefore, my flowers are DIY. Luckily, I have very crafty friends and family. We are going to make it a "bonding experience".


First concept - cut flowers in cylinder vases

Second centerpiece concept - items submerged in glass cylinders

White Lilac Florist

Photo of Ring Pillow from knottie NPWedding
design by Torryne Choate of Birch Concept SF


Jr. Bridesmaid Pomander

Jr. Bridesmaid Pomander

Bouquet Ideas

I love these large dahlias as bridesmaid bouquets.

Beaded Bouquet Wrap from WhiteAisle.com

Bouquet Jewels for my Bridesmaids with their first initial.

A frog for luck in my bouquet



Candy Apples from California Snack Foods-
idea inspired by knottie Pootiekins

Photo by Jose Villa

Photo courtesy of Knottie Oct142006bride


Thanks to the recommendations of several Knotties, we decided to go with mini cupcakes from Leda's Bakeshop in Sherman Oaks

We will have setup similar to this.

Photos from Ledasbakeshop.com

Cake Topper

We were both Legomaniacs growing up. This is a fitting topper for us.
I just hope my nephew (the ring bearer) doesn't try to take it off the cake.