Monday, November 23, 2009

Another Cheesy Bar Joke...

Four Dogs and a shoe walk into a bar while it's Sprinkling. Yep, another cheesy Weddingbee inspired bar joke with no punchline.

With my finals a week away, (anyone want to do my Residential Design boards for me? You get to use spray adhesive?) this weekend I got to take a much needed break with five lovely Bees. Miss Poodle (and Mr Poodle), Mrs Peep Toe, Mrs Sprinkle and Miss Spaniel and I met for Margaritas, Guacamole and other Mexican goodies on Sunday.

Photo by Mrs Sprinkle

With flaming margaritas, we celebrated Miss Poodle's arrival to California, Mrs Peep Toe being in LA and Miss Spaniel becoming a Bee!

Photo by Mr Poodle (via Mrs Sprinkle's camera)

It was fun to hear to compare wedding days, with Mrs Peep Toe and Mrs Sprinkle, hear more planning stories from The Poodles and Miss Spaniel. A special thank you to Mr Poodle for 'talking wedding' for 2 hrs! and an extra special GET WELL SOON to Mrs Meatball, who was too sick to make it with Mr Meatball.

Thanks for meeting up ladies!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Frenchie Kisses: Mr Frenchie's Morning

My favorite part of most recaps is seeing what the boys are up to when the girls are running around getting pretty and taking pictures. In most cases the Bride has to wake-up earlier because it takes us ladies so much longer to get ready. Heck, I had to be laced into my dress! That alone takes longer than putting a suit on, right?

Although, I have no clue how long it takes to get a pocket square just right.

The day of, I had a hint as to what Mr Frenchie was up to the morning of our wedding. My Uncle called to get his cell phone number and that is when I found out Mr Frenchie was trying to get his shoes shinned. Groomsman JP stopped by our parents room a few hours later to drop of a bouquet of flowers from Mr Frenchie, so I knew he'd been to the store. But, other than that, I didn't know what he was up too until I saw these pictures.

Have a told you all how much I LOVE the country look of our venue? Because I love it! The French Bulldog style is very modern most days, but we like to think we're 'A little bit Country and a little bit Rock N Roll Modern' and we think our wedding definitely showed that.

Boys are silly!

They even shared wine for those pre-ceremony jitters. Mr Frenchie was so worried about standing up in front of all those people during the ceremony. I'm really glad Groomsman JP got them a bottle to share.

I promise, he shared. See?

Is your groom nervous about being in front of all those people?

***Note: All photos, unless otherwise noted, are by the fabulously talented, and super awesome to know, Ohana Photographers***

Up Next: Getting ready to walk down the aisle.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Frenchie Kisses: Me and My Bridesmaids

In the last post, I promised you more pictures of your's truly, so here it goes.
After taking pre-ceremony pictures with my family, my bridesmaids and I headed inside, out of the heat, and back to the lobby.

The photographers set me up on a bench opposite the front desk and had me strike a couple poses.
I'm the first at admit I'm not very good a "serious" pictures, but a couple of these shots turned out to be some of Mr Frenchie's favorites.

I felt kind of like a celebrity posing in the lobby as people checked in. A lot of guest stopped to congratulate me and tell my how pretty I looked.

Mr Frenchie gave me that silver Tiffany bracelet for the first of my birthday's we celebrated. I wear it everyday! Just goes to show, you don't need to buy new schmancy jewelery.

Lastly, my bridesmaids and I posed for a few shots together. Look how good we are at ignoring each other ;-)

We're so fierce!

Exhausted from acting all fierce and taking so many pictures, the Frenchie BMs and I went back to my parents room for sandwiches.

Up Next: What has Mr Frenchie been up to?

***Note: All photos, unless otherwise noted, are by the fabulously talented, and super awesome to know, Ohana Photographers***

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Frenchie Kisses: Meet my Bridesmaids

In the last post, I know I promised you more pictures of your's truly, but I thought I'd interrupt all the pictures of me to tell you about my bridesmaids.

The uncomfortable position we stood in for these pictures had us a laughing and teasing David (the photographer) about trying to get shots of our racks! I was really impressed with how well they turned out.

This is Felicia, aka BM Feli

Feli and I met our second year at LMU. One night when I was walking down the hall and saw her walking with a guy wearing one shoe. Since my roommate had run into our room early and hide a shoe, I had a feeling they were looking for the shoe in my room. We hit it off immediately. I was a Film major and she was a Screen Writing major. She had a crush on a guy and I had dated him - it was my mission to talk her out if it, because he was bad news. We were BFF from the start!

Feli is one of those friends who is always honest with you. I may not want to hear what she has to say sometimes, but she keeps me in check... much like Mr Frenchie. Feli and I could also spend an entire evening quoting Friends episodes, You've Got Mail and Tommy Boy. We crack each other UP!

This is Jane, aka BM Janey

Janey and I met in the 4th grade. Yep, I've known Jane for 20 years! Jane became my friend back when I had a perm and wore leggings with stirrups. I remember always being jealous of all the different jeans she owned, when I only had ONE PAIR. We've been friends through National Charity League, band (we both played the flute), Prom, college, family deaths, marriages, diabetes and the birth of her adorable son, Liam.

Janey is one of the most genuine, sweet and caring people I know. I rarely hear her say a mean thing about anyone. I could not be more proud to call her my Bestie.

This is Jennifer, aka Sister Frenchie, aka MOH Jen

Although I always tease her about being born and stealing my Barbie room, my sister is THE BEST! We get along better than any 2 siblings should... well now. Like most siblings we went through those times when we found the other annoying etc. But ever since I went away to college Jen has been my best friend. No matter what, we can yell at each other and then cry about it, hug and make up.

We don't think we look a thing alike but people know we're sisters once we start talking. I was at the salon getting my hair done one day and the stylist in the chair next to me said, "Do you have a sister? Is her name Jennifer?" She had gone to Jr High with my sister and knew we had to be related based on my mannerisms.

Jen is the smartest and most hard working girl I know. I could not be more proud to call her my sister and my best friend.

Aren't my bridesmaid beautiful?!?

Up Next: More pictures of your's truly, really this time.

***Note: All photos, unless otherwise noted, are by the fabulously talented, and super awesome to know, Ohana Photographers***

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Frenchie Kisses: Gettin' Sassy

The reason we'd arranged to meet my family in the lobby before the ceremony was so we could get all my family portrait out of the way.

I knew I really wanted pictures of me with Grandma Frenchie,

Aunt Frenchie K,

the Frenchie Cousins

and Uncle Frenchie & Auntie Frenchie.

We didn't have our venue for very long and I didn't want those important pictures to eat up our reception. It also gave me time to practice my "Sassy Pose"... notice the bouquet hand on the hip? Yep, I rock it! Don't believe me? Check out the pictures with my lovely bridesmaids.

BM Janey

BM Feli

Sister Frenchie/MOH Jen

My Auntie C got in on the Sass...

And when Mama Frenchie was done getting ready, she got in on the Sass!

I love this picture of me & Mama Frenchie

Papa Frenchie will kill me for this one, but even he got in on the Sass!

Upnext: More pictures of your's truly.

***Note: All photos, unless otherwise noted, are by the fabulously talented, and super awesome to know, Ohana Photographers***

Frenchie Kisses: The Beginning

***Note: All photos, unless otherwise noted, are by the fabulously talented, and super awesome to know, Ohana Photographers***

My day actually started out pretty early. My sister and I stayed in the same hotel room at the Rancho Bernardo Inn the night before. We both had to shower, get all our crap together and get over to my parent's (larger) room to get ready. I also had to make sure everything I brought with me was packed and put together separate from Sister Frenchie's things. The hotel was going to pick-up my luggage and relocate it to Mr Frenchie and my room once it was available.

Sister Frenchie and Mama Frenchie had a 9:30 hair appointment and my make-up artist was getting to my parent's room around the same time to start making my bridesmaids prettier, so we booked it over to my parents room just in time for Mama Frenchie and Sister Frenchie to head off to the salon.

This portion of the morning was all a blur to me, while Mama Frenchie and Sister Frenchie had hair appointments I decided to do my hair myself. My morning went something like this...
Set hair in velcro rollers
Much like Briana over at Elizabeth Anne Designs (her picture)

Heat with hair dryer
Talk to Ashley and her assistant from AC Make-up
Answer my cell phone
Drink Starbucks
Heat hair with dryer
Get Make-up done
Heat hair with dryer
Attempt to put on dress, but have hotel employee try to come in the back door to load all our wedding stuff on a golf cart for DOC
Heat hair with dryer (see a pattern)
Anyway after my hair was finished, everyone's make-up was done, the guy with the golf cart was gone and my dress was on, we headed up to the lobby to meet my family.

"Hollah! I'm a bride!"

Wow, I was really excited!

This is about the time my mom came back from the winery with the bouquets and boutonnieres. Wait, I should say boutonniere because the florist hadn't made all the boutonnieres and bouquets she was supposed too, Poor Mama Frenchie wasn't even dressed yet and she had to call the DOC to tell the florist to make all the boutonnieres, corsages and bouquets we'd paid for.

Luckily we had everything we needed for the pictures at that point. While, Mama Frenchie got dresses the rest of us went to take some pre-ceremony portraits in a cool spot Ohana Photography had found. The day before had been slightly cloudy and it had even RAINED, but the day of our wedding it was in the high 90s... or so they tell me, I was on such a wedding high I never noticed the heat. So much for all my worrying.

Up Next: I get Sassy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Frenchie Kisses: We're Good to Go

Last week our photographers stopped by our apartment on their way back from Disneyland for Kimi's birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIMI!) and dropped off this...

a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, our favorite.

And this...

A 11x17 print of our FAVORITE shot of the day!

And this...

Can you guess what was inside?

Sorry, I'm a sucker for packaging.

Our discs are here!

I can't get over the awesomeness of our disc holder and Mr Frenchie loves that you can see my smiling face on the first disc. Isn't my husband sweet?

I can't wait to start recapping our wedding for you guys, but please bear with me if it's a little slow coming. This is the part of my quarter at school when things start to get crazy :-/ Believe me I would much rather recap my wedding than do homework.

Lastly, on a somewhat random, yet kind of related topic, here is another example of why we think our photographers are the coolest!

David's Halloween costume!