Tim and Emily,
I can’t thank you enough for having me be a part of your beautiful wedding. Your day was just amazing and I can still remember being swept away while I watched you (Emily) walk down the aisle towards your future husband. It was perfect. Thank you so much for trusting me and for allowing me to capture such a love story. Love you guys!
From the Bride:
Tim and I truly had a perfect wedding day. To us, it was as close to perfect as can be. =) The whole inspiration to our wedding was a theme regarding love stories. Tim proposed to me using a Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen book that he carved out to make a faux jewelry box. He placed the ring box inside the book and gave it to me along with pictures he printed of us throughout the years of getting to know each other. He expressed how and why he loves me and proposed to me in the comfort of the living room. It was the perfect proposal because I do not like public displays of attention and appreciated that he made the effort to ask both my parents for their permission. My favorite movies the sappy love old stories such as Pride & Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables, Emma, etc. Tim has caught me countless times watching the same movies time after time. These stories were created by someone who may or may have not experienced love, who hoped for love or was fortunate to love and lost it for some reason. I consider myself truly lucky to have met Tim and am blessed that I have someone in my life that accepts me, my family and strives to give us a better life. I wanted to share our love story with our friends and family with our wedding.
Tim and I are very casual people and I cringe at the idea of a stuffy wedding where we are the center of attention. We really wanted a “backyard comfy” feel to our wedding and I think we were able to accomplish that. Tim and I hunted around antique and thrift stores for old books to be used for our centerpieces. I wrapped them with twine and along with our mason jar floral arrangements and doilies, they were pretty yet simple centerpieces. Since Tim is Chinese, I ordered personalized fortune cookies w/ a message thanking our guests for attending our wedding as well as a second cookie with a quote about love from various love stories. Fortune Cooke Store I purchased bags for both the cookies and kid’s favor bags from a vendor on Etsy.
Tim’s dad has had a long career in the US Post Office and he and his mom are such wonderful people. They remind me of my own parents as they are so loving and supportive of us and have really welcomed me to their family from the moment we met. I wanted to pay homage to his dad and the job he loved by using a mail box as our wedding card box. I ordered a decal from Etsy so that we can eventually use this mail box in our own home. Mail Box from Etsy
Tim and I purchased a home in Alameda and have been loving every minute of it. It is such cute town and we are super excited to start a family here. Along with the mail box, we really wanted to share our joy with our guests and that is the reason why we had a “guest book” bench. During the inevitable ups and downs of our marriage, we wanted a piece of furniture that we could look at and use, and remind us of our love and our beautiful wedding. I purchased the bench from overstock.com. I purchased many things on Etsy such as the celebration wands, table numbers and bunting for our card and sweetheart table…
Second Photographer: Mario Pring
Florist: Details by Design Events
Wedding Coordinator: Mark Quijano
Cake: Aki’s Bakery
Entertainment: DJK Professionals
Make up Artist: Melissa Ladao
Hair: Lily Hair Expertise
Dresses: David’s Bridal
Photography: Letlove Photography