practice makes perfect

We were lucky enough to have our rehearsal dinner at our favorite local Chinese restaurant. It's family owned, super friendly, and incredibly delicious. Since we were having a full chinese buffet for our rehearsal dinner (and our 30something guest list), we though having these fun finger fortunes would be cool as favors.

I designed what I wanted the layout to look like, and the fortunes inside. Then Mel designed the look of them, with just a little bit of direction. I think they came out great, and we were able to connect the kind of feeling that the wedding day would have, during the rehearsal dinner.

The pictures aren't great (with the restaurant's dim lighting), but he also designed a menu that we displayed with the alcoholic drinks available. Since we weren't including any of that for the rehearsal, we wanted something displayed to allow guests to order it for themselves. Something small, but we were really happy we had a few little touches to the rehearsal dinner.


Married life.

So I went MIA just before the wedding, so I apologize for that. But really, what did you expect? I was planning a wedding, working fulltime, and busy being completely awesome! There was no time for blogging.

But guess what kiddos, now there is.

I fully intend on kind of wrapping up with all the prewedding, and wedding details through a series of posts.

How's the married life? It's bamf. Is it always peaches and cream? Hell no. It's not always going to be easy, we know that. But we've also been together for over nine years. So we've been through a lot. But being married, definitely an upgrade.

I would recommend it to anyone.

You can call me Mrs. Flamingofluffy, thanks.

Consider this girl legit.


shoutout to my bomb ass bridesmaids.

I couldn't have asked for a better Bridal Shower. Thank you soso much.
[And- Mrs. Dale, Melissa Uno, Joe, Jon, and the Love. You all rock hardcore.]


best week ever: installment dos.

So, my first hair trial was a bust. But here's a shot from the do-over. It's a different type of curl, that the stylist took the curling iron, and went back and forth to create the "wave" effect. I wanted so badly to have a head full of waves, NOT CURLS, unlike my first hair appointment. To complete the look, I'll add the birdcage veil with a flower fascinator, for the ceremony. Then I'll switch to a jeweled headband during the reception.

I'm super excited.


best week ever: installment uno.

This has been THE best week ever. Hands down.

First, I had my dress fitting. Now let me tell you, when I first picked up my dress- it didn't fit. Not like, it was a little snug.
It wouldn't zipper, AT ALL. So needless to say, I've been freakin' a bit since then.
So when the alterations person steps in to help me zipper the dress, and it goes RIGHT up, I about threw up with relief. I was shocked. So shocked, that it took me about fifteen minutes of her telling me that it fit fine, and that there really wasn't anything that needed alterations.

Except- that it was a bit too big.

Say what?


valentine's day inspirado.

These have officially made it onto the "must have photos" list.