Friday, August 28, 2009
Maid-of-honour: Did you know David Tutera does shows for weddings too?
I did not.
But I do NOW! As you all probably know, David Tutera is my PARTY GURU. I totally idolize him, I indulge in his every deco tip, I nod at every word he's got to say bout party no-nos, I mean, to me... this guy's a host G*D!! Seriously. Turns out the party planner now has a wedding show where he comes in and basically puts on the finishing touches (or shall I say changes *wink*) to the wedding preps... sometimes to the bride's dismay. I can understand where the reluctance is coming from. But fact is we, common non-party planner people, brides gotta admit that despite our dreamy perfect wedding sandcastles in the air, we are absolutely clueless when it comes to the nitty and gritty details. That's where David (specialist, consultant, whatever...) comes in to save the day. It's definitely difficult to stomach in rejections: what?? no balloons you say?? but I believe sometime in the future we will look back and smile gingerly that we took David's advice.
There's no WE-TV in Malaysia. Me so sad. Would anyone like to send me a season of the show??
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Printribbon Sdn Bhd
6, Jalan 30b / 146
Desa Tasik Selatan
57000 Kuala Lumpur
Y'all know of any other ribbon customizers??
Monday, August 24, 2009
(Courtesy of Smitten)
When Linn decided to ask his girlfriend Annie to marry him, he knew one thing: She loved Starburst candy. So he decided to play a little trick...
Linn's side of the story:
Before proposing, I got advice from Annie's friends. They said, "Do it in front of all her friends," "Do it where you first met," "Go somewhere romantic." And advice from her sister: "Dude, Annie hates surprises." And that's when I knew: Make it a surprise.
Another thing about Annie: It's almost impossible to surprise her. Never in our five year relationship have I successfully surprised her. All attempts--and there were many--ended in my disappointment (because she wasn't surprised) or hers (because she got a Bud Light instead of Champagne). How do you surprise someone who can't be surprised?
Well, what better way to blindside her than to pick an activity that happens on a regular basis: Eating Starburst, her favorite candy.
So, one lazy Sunday evening in June, I held in my hand an unopened pack of Starburst. My secret? The second Starburst in the pack was actually miniature box (thanks to a razor blade, glue stick, and lots of patience) containing a diamond ring. The symbol of my eternal love was not encased in a cushy velvet box but wrapped with 99-cent wax paper. Amusing, but perfect.
A million thoughts swirled in my head: Here we go! What if she doesn't want a Starburst? What if she opens the wrong side of the pack and I have to eat 20 Starbursts before we get to the ring? When am I supposed to drop to one knee?
My emotions were a roller coaster. After dinner, I grabbed the pack of Starburst and thrust them into my pocket. I managed to choke out the words, “Do you want some Starburst?” Once the pack was in her hand, I focused only on executing the proposal perfectly. I strategically convinced her to choose the right Starburst--wrapped it in red, since she loves the cherry flavor. Seeing the red Starburst in her hand instantly made my heart beat a trillion times a minute. I hoped that my excess perspiration and breathing would not arouse her suspicion.
As she opened the Starburst, a new wave of excitement, satisfaction, and nerves overcame me. Things were moving so quickly, and all the thinking, planning, and more thinking were about to change my life. As I dropped to one knee and looked at her, well...it was exhilarating…and, best of all, she was surprised.
This is Shannon's story:
Last weekend, while we were on a trip, my boyfriend Chris proposed to me (an unbelievably romantic, sweet and perfect proposal--a whole other wonderful story) during a romantic weekend trip while my daughter Emerson was visiting her father in New York.
He also adores Emerson, my seven-year-old daughter, so he wanted to do something special to let her know we were becoming a family. So, when we picked up Emerson after our weekend trip, we all went down to a nearby creek. Chris asked me to stay near the path while he walked to the creek with Em to ask her something. Taking out a ring box, he got on one knee and asked her to do him the honor of becoming his step-daughter. My heart swelled knowing not only was I getting this amazing man as my husband, but my little girl was getting a wonderful step-father who absolutely adores her. She said yes and ran to me with a huge smile and a hug. A few seconds later, she started crying but between sobs told me they were happy tears, which I don't think she's ever experienced before.
It was a very special moment for all three of us.
*tear* So sweet hor??
Guy says that even though we're well on our way with wedding preps now, he WILL one day propose and I will be (pleasantly?) surprised. And the best thing, on his part, is.. I won't say no :P
Well it's a little hard to believe that I will be surprised but we'll give him the benefit of the doubt *wink* Let you know when it happens...
Do you have a romantic proposal story to share??
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
That's 'cos everyone (who's insanely creative) has mason jars especially in the States and they tend to come up with the most amazing use for the glass containers. It's crazy. Just as you thought jars would be just jars, they put on a kimono / house a tea-light candle and transform into the cheeriest cherry blossom (insert other flowers) vase / glass lantern!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Yes, she did.
No, she didn't!
Yes, she did.
I know.. trust me, I know..
Tell me, how do people just get so clever and creative?? Seriously, how-lor?? Unfortunately, doctors aren't this bright when it comes to surprises and things-pretty. I don't get invited to events like these enough!
Inside each 'Fling Before The Ring' Bachelorette Survival Kit is: a Lip Smacker, a pack of Advils (aspirin?), Tic Tacs in mentol, a candy necklace and a condom in a self-sewn velum. Makes you wanna get a headache just so you can rip the packaging off!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Coordination & flowers: Meg of La Partie Events + Photography: Erin Hearts Court + Dress: Cymbeline, Montclair Boutique + Tissue pom poms: Pom Pom Love, Etsy + Fiesta banners: Ay Mujer, Etsy + Centrepiece glasses: Anthropologie
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Our Labor of Love does the most beautiful photographs. I'm smitten.