Monday, February 25, 2013

Engagement Photography

My fiance chose a great place to take our first engagement photos. I absolutely loved it. It was certainly a day where we can focus on each other. It has been a while where we got to stare into each other's eyes and it felt like it was a time to celebrate our love together. Thank you David Tam for capturing these moments. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Modern Brides Expo at the Radisson Hotel

I took my mom to the Modern Brides Expo. My mom and I haven't been on the same page with my mom because weddings have changed quite a bit since her time. I really wanted her to have a glimpse of what happens at a wedding nowadays. I have to say though, it was quite a rough start because my mom went into every booth. EVERY BOOTH. Everytime that happened, people looked for the "bride". I can't say "No", I'm too nice about it. But, after a good walk through the booths, I was almost hypervenilating. My mom thought I was crazy. I can't help but feel overwhelmed.

There were a lot of awesome booths.
Rueben Alexander Salon - Gold Sponsor, Gregory Lui Photography - Gold Sponsor , Marsha Steeves Destination, Weddings - Gold SponsorThe Tux Store - Gold Sponsor , Mia Boutique Bridal and Occasions - Gold Sponsor, 4everluv Photography, Luscious Creations, Tuesday’s Fabricare, Fired Up Catering, All Spiced Catering/ First Services Hospitality, Fiesta Creative Catering, Time Limo, Smooth Groove, Bell’s Bakeshop, Art Glass Designs, The Flower Box, Creative Gifts & Cards, The Studio Video,Cathy Jenson, Nutritionist, Arbonne Skincare, “It Works” – Weight Loss, Edward Jones – How to save for Educational Funds, Fifth Avenue Jewellry, Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, The Travel Life Network, Diane Friesen, Century 21, Lesley Wagstaff, Remax Results Realty, Stella & Dot, Accent Cruise Lines, Audio Edge Entertainment, The Bay Registry, Perfect Wedding Magazine, Dinner for Two by Table Charm, Ainsley’s Affair, Wedding Connections/Wedding Planner & Directory,  etc.
We had fun and it was very informative=)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Say "Yes" to the Dress

I am watching "Say Yes to the Dress" right now. The Atlanta one.
I've been watching these episodes almost every night now and I find it sinfully entertaining.

A lot of brides feel pressured on how they look on their wedding day
They see the magazines. They see this tall thin figure. They wanna look like that and we are not all built like that.
So how do we get around that?
It's about finding the right garment that makes her feel like a million bucks.
So we really need to convince her she doesn't have to be a supermodel to be beautiful on her wedding day.
So your job is to make every girl see herself as a bride
That's a beautiful thing.

Possible wedding-dress induced anxiety attacks:
- Having too much audience: your friends+bridal party+grandma+mother+in-law+fiance?
- Hoping that you will feel that "ONE MOMENT" and being particular about it. This bride is asking to have that same butterfly-in the-stomach moment when the fiance proposed. She kept saying "no".
- Remember it's your day not your mother's. (Although I'm a super-mommy's girl who would love to please all parties)
- If you've tried more than 50 dresses, come on, what is going on?
- Best to trust your instincts, don't second guess yourself
- If you like lace, don't bring a friend that hates lace and calls it a table cloth.

Once you do feel that moment though, 
- Your heart starts racing
- You feel beautiful
- You see yourself celebrating your wedding in that dress

Dear bride-to-bes, Be confident, make a decision. Trying on more dresses should not be a stressful experience.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cake Tasting

This was my very first cake tasting experience.
I have to say it was quite enjoyable.
Although my family will be serving a ten course meal, I would like to end the meal with a delicious satisfying dessert.

I get to choose the wedding cake of my dreams and I hope to find the right one.
This cake needs to serve 250 guests.

Does anybody have any recommendations in choosing a wedding cake?