Gosh, I can’t believe that it’s gonna be almost 3 months since I’ve gotten married. Time flies by so fast. I blinked and it’s April! It’s almost as if it’s only yesterday when I’ve been shopping for my bridal dress. And back in October, I’ve shared with you the first part of my wedding dress shopping story. In case you missed that story, you can visit this blog post here.
I’ve been meaning to post this second part but the holidays and wedding planning immediately got in the way and before I knew it, a few months had already passed, so please forgive me.
This week though and in the next few weeks, I will be sharing some details from our wedding this past January.
When my then boyfriend and I got engaged last summer (Story Here), a lot of my friends were both surprised and happy for the both of us and I knew exactly the girls that I would love to be surrounded with for our big day. I had immediately asked them verbally to be a part of my bridal party and of course they all said yes.
But I wanted to follow it up with a gift that’s beautiful, practical, and something that they can wear at the wedding. I knew exactly (I guess this girl knows what she wants huh?) what to give them and where to get it.
I couldn’t think of a better place to find what I have in mind than Charming Charlie. As some of you may already know, I’ve been a huge fan of Charming Charlie for a while now. This was back when all they carried was fashion jewelries. They have since then expanded into more than just jewelries, which include fun stuff like mugs and other knick knacks that you can give as gifts!
In case you’re wondering why I’ve been so quiet lately…our wedding is in 6 weeks y’all! Not that I’m counting down. Okay maybe I am…for three reasons: 1. I am excited 2. I am nervous 3. I don’t want to forget the date! You know, sometimes you get so pre-occupied with a lot of things that you forget to eat, brush your teeth, shower, or what day and date it is. Ha!
Other than the fact that I’m busy mastering another one of my ventures, I’m also pre-occpupied in finishing the last touches of our wedding. As promised, I will share with you little by little the details.
I couldn’t wait to share with you guys our wedding invitation suite from Minted. I couldn’t have picked a better company to get our wedding invitaitons done.
One of the most exciting things for me after being engaged is planning our wedding. There’s a lot of things involved in it and it can be stressful at times but it’s still fun. It’s definitely a journey and part of my journey to becoming a “Mrs” is finding “the dress”.
For a lot of brides, including myself, this is a big task. It’s a mission and it’s quite challenging to find the dress that you love within your budget. Let’s get real brides and future brides…budget is the second thing you must set after setting the wedding date.
I chose to document and share with you guys this journey because my blog is sort of my online diary and you guys, my readers, are a huge part of it, so hopefully you enjoy all my engagement and wedding-related posts.
I’m so excited to finally share with you guys some photos from our engagement shoot back in August. We’ve had 3 outfit changes and this was actually the second one. I’ve showed you an Instagram sneak peek from another set a couple of weeks ago though and that set is coming up here on the blog as well. For outfit details, please see the links above.
I can’t believe that our wedding is only 4 months away! I think I am almost done with most wedding planning stuff. My goal is to have everything done by the end of September so I can just relax and work on other things before the holiday craziness even begins.
As our wedding gets closer, I can’t help but get amazed sometimes by how our love story unfolded. I do get the thoughts, every now and then, of “I can’t believe I’m marrying my friend of 5 years.” That was of course before we started dating last year. He’s the only close male friend I have and one I called my “big bro” for several years, until God worked in both of our hearts. Anyway, I won’t repeat our story here but if you missed it, read our engagement story here.
As a lot of you probably know, I got engaged last June 3rd and after which, we set a date and I went into overdrive planning everything. While it’s definitely ideal to hire a wedding planner, we (mostly I, the bride, ha!) preferred to plan the wedding by ourselves. Not that I have envisioned my dream wedding from the beginning but as I’ve gone, I found ideas here and there that I wanted to incorporate that it will take just as much time explaining it to the planner as getting it done myself. For all of you future bride-to-be, a word of advice: Planning your own wedding isn’t for the faint of heart. Enough said. However, at the end of the day, I’m sure when all is said and done, you’d be satisfied to see all your vision come true. I, honestly, can’t wait for that day. Not to mention that it will be such a wonderful moment and the beginning of a new season with the love of my life.
That Spring day in 2010, I traveled with a couple of choir friends and when we landed in LA, we chanced upon another choir member who happens to be my friend’s friend. She introduced us to each other, he gave us a ride to our hotel since he had a rental car and we all went on about our day and never really thought of anything about it. I’m really not sure how it happened but we ended up being a part of a small group of friends and I started calling him “big bro.” I was dating someone when we met but it ended shortly after that. I was good friends with him for about 3 years and we became really close friends for about 2.
June is just right around the corner…and so is summer – the season for weddings in full swing! I am not a bride-to-be (as of yet) but I can imagine that there's a lot of work and pressure that goes into preparing one. From the venue to the food, decorations, the bridesmaids dresses and the groomsmen tux, not to mention your own bridal gown as well as your groom's tux. There are gazillion things to do, so many choices and decisions to…