Friday Love Song : Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

I love this song by The Smith’s – a total classic and totally wedding perfect. She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M Ward) did a cover for her new movie 500 Days of Summer which I REALLY want to see. I totally love her voice. Make sure you take some time to relax when planning your wedding. I think checking out a movie is great for that. Maybe this one or Funny People looks great also. Hope you have some fun weekend plans! Happy Friday!

And some photos of Zooey since I think she is so cute and totally heart her style – and she is engaged :)

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{top photos from Instyle Magazine,bottom left from here, right from fashionista}

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Real Wedding: Karla + Tony in San Francisco

I love the work of photographer Jonathan Canlas, so when he sent over this beautiful wedding from San Francisco I was super excited to share with you guys. Thanks also to Karla for answering some questions about the day. I love her color palette choice of pinks, yellows, and blues. Congrats Karla and Tony, your day looked beautiful!

san francisco wedding

Favorite Memory of the Day?
It is so hard to choose a favorite memory of your wedding day. However, one of my favorite memories of the day was walking down the aisle. That was the moment I had been waiting for since the day he proposed to me. The anticipation of waiting for the doors to open and then seeing my him waiting for me at the altar created such a wonderful emotion that it makes me tingle every time I think about it. From a distance I could see him waiting for his bride and his eyes were sparkling with tears.

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paper boutonnieres

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bridesmaids wearing floral dresses

SF wedding

SF wedding

Any advice for those planning now?
If you are not planning on hiring a wedding planner or a day of the wedding planner the key to a successful day is being organized. Creating a list with detailed deadlines allow the bride to stay on top of things and ensures that things get done on time. What helped me stay sane the day of the wedding was handing off the responsibilities to a very trustworthy friend. Make sure that your friend is updated with all the wedding information and is able to make decisions the day-of. This will allow the bride to be relaxed and focus on getting married and not on the issues that may arise.

Anything else you would like to add?
I was able to save money on doing a lot of things on my own. All these details require time and effort but it is so rewarding when you use your creativity to make your event shine. Invest your money on what really is important to you (for me it was my photos) and save on the things that you can do yourself.

Vendors
Venue: Marines Memorial Club and Hotel
Ceremony: Saint Peter and Paul Church
Wedding Dress: Monique Llhuillier
Hair and Makeup: Sweetie Face Makeup
Shoes: Chinese Laundry
Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG
Hairpieces: Made by the bride
Groom Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Floral Design: floral arrangements put together by groom and friends
Invitations/Paper Goods: Made by bride
Cake: The Cakemaker
Music: Peter Haley
Catering: Marines Memorial Club and Hot

You can see more photos from their wedding on Jonathan’s Blog.

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More Silhouette Love

Cherie was sweet enough to share some of her silhouette details with us today! Special thanks to the talented Kate Harrison for sending me these photos.

From Cherie, For the initial outline of silhouette that was used throughout, they were created by Jamie who has a store called BlueClara at Etsy. I sent her some photos of profiles that Larry and I took at the Tech museum in San Jose. I had cookie cutters made by Victor Trading Co and brought them to a local bakery here in Alameda called Boniere Bakery. They made the cookies with sugar cookie dough and white and grey royal frosting.

silhouette details


Since we were having guests take home some candy after our afternoon affair, I made a logo for the bags that would bid them a good afternoon in English and Tagalog, “Magandang Hapon” and “Good Afternoon.” I used the silhouettes that Jamie made us and used my handy Gocco to screenprint/stamp them onto paper bags that we got from Paper Mart. I made the streamers using goldenrod and grey ribbons from Britex and glued them onto wooden dowels from a local hardware store. I also made a little note for guests asking them to wave the streamers when we go down the aisle.

I found this Filipino-American wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and borrowed the idea of making cocktail swizzles using bamboo drink stirs and small labels that read, “Mabuhay,” a Filipino greeting that means, “Long Live!” I also printed labels that read, “L’ Chaim,” a Jewish greeting that means, “To Life!”

silhouette wedding invites


I really liked the look of framed silhouettes and felt cut-outs so I cut out our silhouettes on felt (using the silhouettes made for us by Jamie), glued them on to a grey background, framed them in embroidery hoops and put a grey velvet ribbon to hang them on the chairs.

silhouette wedding invites


Kristin from Twin Ravens Press in Eugene, Oregon did all the graphic design and letterpress printing for us. She even wrote a blog post with in-depth details on the design process. I screenprinted the wedding website insert using my Gocco and typed and rubber-stamped the text/graphics in the programs. Photos below from Kristin. I LOVE this invitation suite! It’s so fun and has lots of great little details. Thanks again Cherie and Kate!

yellow wedding invites

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryTwin Ravens Press is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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