Weekend recap and Photodump (part IV)

March 17th: MOVING DAY!!

Such a fun and exciting day for Markel and Me.  We got a chance to start our lives together and move into a place all our own ❤

This is the morning moving crew that helped us get our Uhaul packed!  Such awesome troopers ❤

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Coffee to keep us going

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Going back to return the Uhaul

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best meal of the day…

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the new place with boxes galore!

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here’s a final girls night to spend at the old place

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Weekend recap and Photodump (part III)

(wow…ok i’m 3 weeks late on this post!)

Saturday, March 16th: The Wedding!

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The big wedding we had all been anticipating has arrived ❤

My little gorgeous friend and my old friend from sac = best couple EVERRR

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Getting Ready~ we had the best time.  The bride munched on her fave hot cheetohs and got her hair and makeup did

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The breakfast spread.  SO DELICIOUS.

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the engagement ring + band.  SO PRETTY

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Wedding and Reception Dress!

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Awesome BM gifts!! xoxo

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Cutie Pie Justin

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The handsome groom

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Some light flower arrangements before pictures

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Picture time at Castle Green before the Wedding

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Some of The Bridesmaids ❤

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The boys ❤

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Eating more before the ceremony at the church!

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the gorgeous bride!

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The beautiful bouquets

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weeeee (before) The Ceremony~~

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how gorgeous does she look!!

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Bride’s Bouquet

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The beautiful Mom’s in their matching hanboks!  adorbs

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The Reception!! xoxo

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the bridal party ❤

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We CLOSED the place down and had the BEST TIME at this wedding!!  Everything was fabulous, gorgeous, and really romantic.

Weekend recap and Photodump (part II)

Friday was one BUSY day.  I woke up at 7am and went to bed at 12am and every moment I was running around doing SOMETHING.

In the morning, Mike and I signed our lease to the new apartment!!  Here he is carrying me over the threshold =P  Although we aren’t married yet, it was an epic and fun day to do this.

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Wedding Dress fittings for both dresses ❤

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Pigging out on Zankou chicken.  NOTHING tasted better after all my starving to fit into the wedding dress!

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Getting our nails did with the lovely bride ❤

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I couldn’t pick a color!  Here’s my polish blot on my nails.  And my final decision.

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 Ring Party!

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All the girls ❤

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Ahhhhmazing Chinese food after the rehearsal.  Oak Tree Inn has the best Chinese food around!

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Words of Wisdom before the wedding?

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Miss these guys!!  My Kindred Spirits ❤

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my bestie ❤

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 with the groom!

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Sacramento Reunion ❤

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In the hotel room, getting our things ready for the BIG BIG Day!! xo

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leftover party!!

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Weeekend Recap and Photodump

oh man, CRAZY doesn’t even begin to describe my weekend.

Rewind: Before I met Markel, and even during our first year, I was incredibly OCD and anal about having everything in my life organized and color coded.  Today…I am incredibly unorganized and always running around trying to catch up.  I have no idea what the change is, but after this weekend, I have realized that I NEED to go back.  I can’t have another weekend of unorganized craziness like this.

Thursday Night, it hit me that Markel and I had NO OUTFITS picked out for our engagement shoot Saturday and that we didn’t even know what time we were meeting our photog!  We threw together about 3 quick looks each and decided to go shopping Friday night for last minute pieces.

Friday, I literally stressed all day about our outfits, surfed the web/pinterest to get ideas~ and then spent nearly $300 at Target on props, outfit possibilities, and drinks/snacks for the shoot.  Was any of that necessary?  Hell no.  But the erratic shopping went with my mental state of being super panicked.  After work, Markel and I once again put together more outfits before going shopping and tried everything on to see if it looked good.  Then, we went to Santa Monica Place and 3rd Street Promenade to find fabulous outfits.  3 hours later, we had bought enough for 10 photoshoots.  *sigh *

Did the madness end there?  Of course not.

After shopping, Markel and I headed to a Korean Spa where we sweat our butts off in a Sauna for almost 2 hours.  We read magazines, hung out, and had a lot of fun!  It was strangely an impromptu date night where we got to do something new together as a couple~ while we tried to shed the last few pounds before picture day.

(I forgot to take pictures while we were inside, so here’s a lame one of my shirt before I left)

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Saturday Morning, we woke up at 8am and ran around the house and West LA getting ready for the shoot.  I showered, put 10lbs of makeup on, and got my hair did at Dry Bar in Brentwood.  DryBar was hands down, the best experience EVERRRRR.  I had so much fun!!  I had an awesome sylist (Alex) and sipped on a mimosa and watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s for an hour.  =)

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Afterwards, I ran home, packed the car with props, clothes, snacks, coffee, the kitchen sink…. and headed off to Agoura Hills!  Markel had some drama getting the last of the props, dry cleaners, hair cuts…etc etc.

By 12pm , we were EXHAUSTED and the 101 north was closed (awesome)~ so we chugged our extra strong Starbucks Americano’s and miraculously arrived 40minutes later.  *sigh *

The shoot took about 5.5 hours and we had the BEST TIME with our Photographer.

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As soon as we were done, we zip lined straight to a burger joint to pig out and relax.

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Markel was NOT amused at taking pictures.  He said he was all “smiled” out.  haha

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 SOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD.  After starving ourselves and eating no-salt for the past few days, this was like heaven in your mouth!

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 Then…off to my roomie’s Bday at villains Bar in downtown LA and then Teuhmi in Ktown =)SAM_2329

Blue Grass Band Played Live

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Sunday, I stayed home all day and took advantage of the last day of the weekend.  I slept in till 11am and then slowly cleaned the crazy looking apartment up throughout the day.  Hung clothes back up, did dishes, put away all the props, and made a new item for my etsy store!  (hallow wine cork heart).  I read, did dishes, and just really made it about the wedding.  I have so much stuff packed away in boxes for “later” that I really need to go through them, decide what I was using, wash the vases, prep all the decorations and put them in labeled boxes so that when it’s April, I’m not running around trying to find my stuff.  (see?  trying to get back on the organization wagon!)

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 For Brunch, Markel and I snacked on our engagement shoot “props”.  It was TASTEYY

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For Dinner I made leftover Korean Food =)  YUMMMMMM

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Superbowl Weekend Update and Photodump

This past weekend was…pretty epic.  Not only did I eat and drink like a champion, but it was the first weekend in a while where I wasn’t super stressed about wedding planning.  Markel and I relaxed, hung out with family/friends, and just…enjoyed all things Super Bowl!

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Admissions… =T  nuff said

Markel and I vegged out in front of the TV and indulged in Mexican food from Taco Plus in West Los Angeles.  We both had intense weeks and we really needed a break.

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Saturday

We hosted a dinner party for Markel’s Bro and sis-in-law.  I made all the Korean food that I had been craving =P

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Sunday

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 Church and then…all things Super Bowl!!  Although my team didn’t win (next time 49ers…I’m still #faithful), it was really fun watching the game on an 80inch TV and taking shots to just about EVERYTHING.  Beyonce? Shot  Kickoff? Shot  Blackout?  Shot  Timeout? Shot!! …you get the idea…

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Sad we lost =(

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Silly Pics

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