July 26, 2010


i love my dress, don't get me wrong. it's exactly what i wanted. but sometimes you see a dress that is so perfect for someone else. um, miss alix, from the cherry blossom girl got married last weekend. and she posted a preview of her dress. if you don't know her, you should, she is a fashion designer in paris and lives in a total dream world, but still seems so genuine and sweet. sometimes a little bit of fantasy is needed.

July 19, 2010


miss you guys. I still don't have internet at my apartment so I have to go to a coffee shop down the street. I might not get it at all, because I can't commit to a 12 month contract and I'd like to save $40 a month...but I almost had a heart attack when I saw 500 unread posts in my google reader. So I've been weeding out the blogs. I've also been doing a lot of letting go of material items too. Moving made me realize how much of a packrat I am. And how much I attach sentimental value to completely unnecessary items. I realized every photo I've ever saved of houses that I love are super minimal, which is totally not my life right now. So I'm getting down to the essentials. Which I'll need to do even more of when fiance and I move in together in a few months. People, not things. I'd rather have plenty of seating and money for groceries so I can enjoy having friends and family over instead of just cool knick knacks. Which, really, is our (attempted) philosophy for our wedding.

Um almost 7 months till the wedding! it's going to start going fastttt. SOON on the list? save-the-dates. 

July 17, 2010

clue 1

I"m gone all day today for work so I will leave you with a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing photo taken by miss shanny lee.

July 15, 2010

new beginning

posting from my local neighborhood coffee shop because there's still no internet at my little studio apartment. Fiance and I are loving the fact that we only live 15 minutes away from each other! I can even just hop on the metro (which I take to work everyday!) straight to his area. I've seen him every day since friday, it's so exciting.

we had more wedding discussions and he is furiously putting together the playlist. Fiance's parents have had multiple big (as in 130 people) parties at their house before, which is why we feel comfortable and confident hosting the reception there. I was trying to get an estimate for rentals, turns out, my future inlaws already have 100 dinner plates, dessert plates, bowls and sets of silverware. WHAT!? awesomeness. they bought them a while back knowing that they'll at least use them for their christmas parties each year. hello moneysaver. also they know a rental company that can get us: big quality tent, tables, chairs, space heaters (feb. in norcal can be chilly...) and glasses/cups for dirt cheap. helpful I tell you.

hopefully I can get internet going so I can post some more! time to go unpack MORE boxes (I never want to move again!)

July 5, 2010


so ban.do is the coolest. we all know that. If I didn't have my own vintage headpiece to wear, I'd get a ban.do in a snap. My wise cousin has reminded me that there are plenty of other events to warrant prettifulness on my head. Bridal Showers, Bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, honeymoons, birthdays, saturday afternoons...I don't know if you know this about me, but I'm a fan of dress up. Always have been. I'm not the type of girl who can't wait to change into her sweats...nope I like to change into fancy dresses and heels for...a weeknight perusing the internet. So I totally can't wait to plan my outfits for all these wedding events. And a ban.do is most certainly in order. But instead of purchasing online, I want to make a girls day and go visit jen and jamie's studio. Yep, if you make an appointment, you can go frolic among the sequins and ribbons and jewels and possibly sip champagne and eat cupcakes and macarons. Doesn't it sound like a dream?!

p.s. that is EXACTLY how I want my hair done.

July 3, 2010


so if you've ever seen my other blog, you'll know I'm a sucker for videos full of love and joy and people bursting into song. I am a fan of musicals, was even in a few in my elementary and middle schools (despite my utter inability to carry a tune...I was usually part of the dancing ensemble in the background).

As I was trying to take a break from (aka avoid) packing and perusing the archives of the delightful and darling life according to celia I stumbled across this gem.

I was a sobbing mess at the end, watch the bride's face, it is priceless. Talk about celebrating love in a community. One of fiance's groomsman offered to write and sing a song for us at the reception (!) YES PLEASE! He is a musician in a Sacramento local band and his older brother is a successful musician as well. Though it will be more of a slow rock ballad than musical theatre style.

I'm so excited to have a celebration that molds all of our nearest and dearest's talents together into one big love fest. I will DEFINITELY have a hanky on hand on my wedding day. You guys, I cry during the HGTV room makeover reveals. I suppose I should start researching industrial strength waterproof makeup because the regular stuff won't stand a chance against my tear ducts.

July 2, 2010


so I guess fiance read my entire blog like...yesterday. hehe he loves it. I guess I don't talk to him enough about wedding stuff because he didn't realize how much thought I had put into everything. My bad. But now that we'll be living 15 minutes away from each other (yay!!!) planning things together will be a whole lot easier. I almost got stuck in traffic on my way home from having lunch with him (and dropping off apt paperwork) because I left later than expected. We got caught up talking about wedding stuff. He is just as excited as I am and wants to be involved every step of the way.

Fiance's getting started on the official music playlist. And there will definitely be more than just mushy love songs. Including a Johnny Cash cover of a Beatles song and The Replacements. I swear I love him for reasons other than eclectic musical taste. He might even be making a guest appearance here! He's trying to be a writer for a living so he will be far more witty and eloquent than myself. Also he said I'm allowed to use his actual name but, hey we're only going to be engaged for 15 months of our lives, I want to call him Fiance as much as possible. :)

July 1, 2010


I may be out more often than in over the next 2 weeks or so. I'll be moving into my own first apartment and starting my first grown up lady job! It is super exciting but will be very time consuming until I get settled.

p.s. I tried on my wedding dress again before I left my parents house. I love it every bit as much as I did when I bought it six months ago. Yay!

Eight more months to go!