Friday, December 21, 2012

Appraisal Done!

Great news! The house appraised for $10,000 more than purchase price. I guess all the negotiating was worth it! The only other thing that was noted on the appraisal was a broken window that we had already asked the sellers to replace after we did the inspection.We'll need the window replaced before we can close so hopefully it come in sometime over the holidays.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lives Intertwined: First Dance

We went into our first dance immediately after making our entrance. You might recall from here and here, that choosing a song for our first dance was a tough decision.We ended up selecting “I Belong to You” by Eros Ramazzotti and Anastacia in Spanish but the Universe conspired against us and the DJ played the 
Italian version instead. No biggie we smiled and kept dancing... 

Video via YouTube

Our first dance was a blast! Instead of being a romantic and tender moment as I had always imagined, we spent the whole dance whispering inside jokes in each others ears, giggling and making silly faces. I guess we just couldn't contain our happiness! We really aren't serious or formal people so our laid-back fun attitude during the day was us just being ourselves.

* All photos by Keli Art Photography unless otherwise noted
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Lives Intertwined: The Entrance

After canoodling all over the reception venue grounds, we climbed up the stairs and waited to make our grand entrance.
While waiting, we couldn't resist peaking into the room.

*Guest Picture
* Guest Picture

Favorite shot of my DIY Hair 

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Lives Intertwined: The Details

The details... the fruit of my labor and many hours of Pintrest. I hope you can find some inspiration in the following pictures and prepare for an overload of purple.
My Ribbon Seating chart was taped to the glass wall on the side of the entrance

As soon as you entered the reception space you were greeted by a small table holding our guestbook. We decided on having a Jenga guestbook because my shelves are already full of albums and scrapbooks and our walls can't hold one more framed item. I wanted something "useful", something that would hold a purpose other than just carrying the notes from our wedding guests. That lead us to Jenga, a board game we already owned and was a hit on game nights, it's something we can pull out to play (reminisce) every now and then, even our kids might get to play with them.

I put all of the pieces inside a glass fishbowl
Added some pretty (fine point) purple pens
And since I had forgotten to create a sign, instructed the Under 21's to make sure they  wrote something when they came in so others would follow suit. I'm pleased to say we got a note from everyone at the wedding under 50 years old. 
Some of them are pretty funny. One of our college friends wrote a note to our future children instructing them to be nice on the one day of the year where I'll pull out the Wedding Jenga and make them play.
I forgot to add " empty reception space" to the list of must have fotos but I'll try to give you an idea of what the room looked like. 

These two next cellphone photos were taken by Mami Boa the afternoon before the wedding and it shows the reception space sans flowers.

* Guest pictures

Next, are the wonderful table numbers and I Spy Game that we set on each table. Apparently people like them a lot because at the end of the reception we only had two left. The guests had taken their table numbers home!

We had two types of arrangements: the short ones were white hydrangeas with purple and white roses and some orchids in the water. Please take notice of the wonderful purple table overlay, my favorite piece of the reception decor.

The second type of arrangement was tall, with white hydrangeas, purple roses and lots of orchids and white calla lilies.
*Guest Picture
Here is how the tables looked
*Guest Picture
In the front of the room we had three tables:

*Guest Picture

One of the tables held our coffee favors

The other two tables held our cake and us!

Closeup of the flowers on the sweetheart table... all of the orchids on this table were grown by my grandmother

And the last table held our fabulous cupcake tower

Here are the Nutella with Nutella butercream cupcakes
And the Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Buttercream

The other two flavors available were: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Lemon with Vanilla Buttercream

The top tier was Red Velvet Cake and was supposed to be frozen to our anniversary but we ate ALL of it when we came back from the honeymoon.

Our beloved Mickey and Minnie Cake topper didn't make it unto the cake. it was way to heavy and could have toppled the whole thing over. So it sat on the sidelines... but still looked pretty especially after Lil Boa painted the hearts on the figurine with nail polish so it would match the decor.

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