Category: Wedding Related

Bride’s Log : Day Five Part V : Mother Nature Gets Excited

I don’t think anyone plans for an earthquake. They’re highly unpredictable. I think our reactions that night were too. All I can say is Mother Nature was beyond excited for our impending nuptials. There is no other explanation. ūüėÄ For those¬†that heard the stories¬†or were around for the wedding, you’ll recall that there was a 5.1 earthquake the night before the wedding. Buildings swayed for some, Disney park goers thought a subway was passing underfoot, some saw furniture shake. It wasn’t too outrageous, but I guess it was a big deal to some people.

Those not directly in the epicenter paused for a moment, reflected that there was an earthquake and went on with their lives. The earthquake was centered in La Habra. Our villa was in La Habra Heights, right above the epicenter. When the earthquake hit, we not only felt it, but furniture jumped across rooms, walls came off their foundations and anything not secured to something pretty much fell and broke. It was really fun, actually. At least, it was for us because we were fortunate that no one got hurt. I may feel differently if the circumstances were more grim, but they weren’t and we were all well and fine. Read More

Bride’s Log : Day Five Part IV : Time for Grub!

By the time we arrived at the rehearsal dinner location, we were running about ten minutes late, but everyone had settled in on their own and I was very very glad we had kept the dinner strictly to wedding party and their dates. I can’t imagine how much more of a headache it would have been to try co-ordinating out-of-town family members and keep everyone happy. With the smaller group, we really got to social with each individual.

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Bride’s Log : Day Five Part III : Let the Professionals Handle This

I had asked for our photographers to be present for the rehearsal dinner, but they also took some shots from the rehearsal. Mostly to help them plan around where to be on the wedding day. These are some photos they captured. It was really fantastic of them to share these photos with us. It was completely unexpected and extremely appreciated. ūüôā

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Bride’s Log: Minor Hiatus

Hey all! Just letting you know that the recapping will be temporarily placed on hold this week. Erick and I are traveling to Saint Louis to visit our photographers and see our photos and video. We are so super excited, but because of this, I will be passing on posting bride logs this week and quite possibly next week. If I come back sooner, you’ll see a post, otherwise, you’ll just have to be patient. For now, I’ll leave you with the only sneak peek we’re getting ourselves until we’re in St. Louie!

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Bride’s Log : Day Five Part II : Making Order Out of Chaos

I should have used the rehearsal as a gauge for how our rather large group would be to¬†coordinate on the wedding its self. It was not exactly easy. Everyone was easily distracted by one thing or another or even each other and it took my Day-of Coordinator¬†(my DoC is how I’ll reference her)¬†stepping up to snap everyone to attention. People were prone to¬†wander or not pay attention when directions were given to them and sometimes I was getting annoyed because I knew I had important things to discuss, but I was forgetting them.

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Bride’s Log : Day Five Part I : Getting the Gang Together

I had heard brides many-a-time complain about their wedding party being late or missing the rehearsal entirely. This prompted me to try to plan smart. I asked our wedding party to show up for a pseudo-mandatory lunch before the rehearsal. This was such great foresight, as everyone was there for lunch or at least ended up arriving on time for the rehearsal.

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