Friday, September 10, 2010

Donations- San Bruno Gas Explosion Victims


Hi all,

I live in San Bruno, a half mile from where a gas explosion destroyed at least 53 houses and damaged up to 120. So far 7 people are dead and many in critical care.


Please donate any blankets, clothing, shoes, food or blood to your local Red Cross. This area was an amazing area of hard working families who have now lost everything they had. It is truly devastating. Thankfully those that we know are safe but they have lost their houses.
Tragedies like last night makes us remember how precious our lives and our homes are.
Thanks,
Christine


Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dress is In!! Invitations Decided!! Cake Picked!!

The Dress:
So I was incredibly excited to pick up my dress. I knew that I have lost 10 lbs and over 13inches so the dress would definitely be too big (still would like to lose 30-40 more by the wedding date). It looked so beautiful, I was so happy.

Watching SYTTD Friday night made me a little nervous. Was I going to hate the dress? I hadn't seen it in 4 months, I could easily hate it when I put it on. But I didn't!!

We did have one snafu. I had ordered my veil as the exact same as the one I tried on. The one I tried on was a drop veil with crystals on the front (blusher) part. I just asked for no crystals. For some reason this caused the veil maker to put the clip at the front of the veil (not back a bit to make the blusher part). Luckily the store isn't charging us and is getting us a new one by August. Thank god we figured this out early.

The Invitations:
So I know I had posted invitations earlier on the blog... but I completely changed them :) We are now doing letterpressed ones (I am working with caron&chatham). I had purchased letterpress business cards and loved the look of them so much I knew I needed her to do my invitations. Since I am making them myself, I am saving my mom quite a bit of money so she was willing to pay for the letterpressing. I will post pictures as soon as they are mailed out (September 6th). I don't want to post them earlier in case someone sees them!

The Cake:
Since I don't like cake, this was the lowest priority for me for booking vendors. My FI is a big sweets lover so he has been begging for months to do it. I did a lot of research online regarding bakeries in our area, prices and flavors allowed. I wanted red velvet because it is my favorite cupcake flavor. He could care less the flavors since he loves them all.

We decided to meet Maggie, from Cakes by Maggie. She is located in San Mateo and does not have a storefront. We met at a local starbucks and she brought 6 flavors to test out. Of course my favorite was the first one we did and she nailed it on the dot. It was moist, decadent and the cream cheese frosting was perfect. The rest of the flavors I put my FI in charge of tasting. Maggie was asking me questions and we both look and all but one flavor is gone! He left the coconut one since he hates coconut! He was sold on her right there.

Her prices are incredibly reasonable 30% less than Copenhagen Bakery and The Cakery. She doesn't have hidden costs and has a great design asthetic! We are so happy we are going with her!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bridesmaid Dresses

So a few weekends ago I took the girls bridesmaid dress shopping. They all fell in love with this Dessy dress in Currant (a wine dark red). It is a matte jersey material and all the girls were so comfortable in it. It looked so elegant and will flow beautifully for an outdoor wedding!
I know I haven't been posting much but I just started school (teaching credential), still working as a paralegal (ick!), still busy with my side invitation business (yay!) and my poor Nonnie has been in the hospital with pneumonia. Luckily the doctors believe she has gotten through the worst of it and is getting better!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Booked- Rehearsal Dinner

We booked Mezzaluna Italian Resturant located in Princeton by the Sea. It is about a 5 minute drive from Half Moon Bay Golf Course.
Here is the menu they let me choose:
Antipasto:
Bruschetta Campagnola
toasted bread with fresh tomato, basil and garlic

Pane all'aglio
our homemade garlic bread
Insalate:
Insalata Mista
Organic mixed green salad, with housevinegarette dressing

Entrees:
Capellini dell'Orto
angel hair pasta with fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic

Linguine della Baia
linguine saute├ęd with mussels, clams, calamari,shrimp in a light tomato sauce

Pollo Saltimbocca
breast of chicken topped with Parma ham andfresh mozzarella cheese in a white wine andsage sauce

Dolci (Dessert)
gelato

Booked- DJ Nik

So our friend Mark is a DJ in Northern California. But since he is in our wedding party we didn't want him to have to work the wedding too.... so we put him in charge of finding a good DJ. He found us DJ Nik.

We wanted a DJ who could make everyone dance but without all the corny songs. Mark is amazing at this when he DJs so we wanted him to pick someone who was exactly like him. DJ Nik does a lot of clubs in San Francisco and when we heard him at ROE we loved him and told him we wanted to book him.

We are just waiting on the contract to send in the deposit and he is officially booked for the ceremony and reception!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fall Wedding


Hi, I would like to introduce myself to this blog! My name is Jenn and I am from Folsom, California. I am a newlywed and our wedding took place at the Monte Verde Inn in Forest Hill, California on a cool sunny day in October. Our special day was fun and romantic and turned out more beautiful than my husband and I could have imagined.


Photography: Richard Photography







Monday, January 18, 2010

Our Final Invite Design

We decided on options 1. I have to adjust the gold a little bit to match a little better and we may do a gold envelope. It is a panel pocket from cardsandpockets so all the inserts will be on the reverse.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Our Save the Dates

The hand drawing of Tony and I was done by Sara at Stinkerpants Designs. She did an amazing job of capturing what we wanted, our love of sports, our pup and our beautiful location! Monogram was made by Nicole at Pink Designs. I made an additional insert which guests will see first that has all of the information on the back. I also printed the addresses in "Oceanside" which looks like calligraphy!