I expected the movie to be good. I just didn’t expect it to inspire me and move me as much as it did.
I was engaged for 2 years. During that time, I put so much effort into the wedding planning process. I wanted to incorporate as many unique and personalized details as possible. Now that the whole ordeal is over, I find myself day dreaming about all those details I stressed over for so long and I wonder if anyone else remembers them but me. So, I figured what better way to remember the details of the day than to write a blog about it. It will be a cathartic experience for me, and maybe give some other brides out there some inspiration. Win win.
* PICTURES TAKEN BY SAMANTHA SHAY PHOTOGRAPHY (First photograph is a still taken by my videographer, Kevin Ikeda, but the rest of the pictures were taken by Samantha Shay Photography – samanthashayphotography.com)
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I love dogs. I love them so much that sometimes I have to remind myself that they are not actually human. Growing up in Asia, we always had at least 2 dogs, usually more (they are not real big on neutering or spaying pups over there). There were so many stray dogs roaming the streets, and sometimes one would just wind up on our door step and my mom would take it in. My mom is probably more dog obsessed than I am, and probably part of the reason why I love them so much – a combination of learned behavior and genetics. Continue reading
I am a wedding-dress-shopping addict. I love it. My love for it has probably made actually picking a dress that much harder, since I don’t really want to end the process of wedding dress shopping. But since I’ve been to so many stores in the New Jersey area, and one very famous store in New York, I figured I will use my wedding dress shopping knowledge to rank the stores and give my not-so-professional opinion on the best ones. So, for all you brides out there looking for a dress in the NJ/NYC area, here goes. Continue reading
Most people have seen TLC’s show Say Yes to the Dress. Or if they haven’t seen it, they’ve at least heard of it. It’s a show that features brides-to-be as they try on dresses in one of New York City’s most prestigious bridal stores, Kleinfeld’s. I am a huge fan of the show, and now that I am a bride to be myself I thought it would be so much fun to try on dresses. Most of the brides on the show describe a feeling they get when they find “the dress”, and that “they just know”. Maybe I was disillusioned by the show, but so far, I have not found wedding dress shopping to be that simple. Continue reading