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.
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.
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...
SuitsRob will be wearing this suit from J.Valintin in downtown L.A.
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.
Maid of Honor - dress by Nicole Miller
Bridesmaid - Dessy by Alfred Sung
Jr. Bridesmaid Dress - by David's Bridal
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
Don't let the gloomy, overcast photos fool you. It's really quite lush and romantic.
First concept - cut flowers in cylinder vases
FavorsCandy Apples from California Snack Foods-
Photo courtesy of Knottie Oct142006bride
Cake TopperWe were both Legomaniacs growing up. This is a fitting topper for us.