We're married!!!

We did it...and we did it our way!!! A picture is worth a thousand words, and by the expressions on our faces you can just picture the sheer happiness, love, and joy that my husband and I shared on our wedding day! It may sound cliche, but it truly was the best day of my life (so far)!

...We're off to Maui for a honeymoon in paradise, for some much needed lounging in the sun on the beach, sipping mai tais, and eating dessert every night!!!

My mom had peacock feathers on her dress! She's quite the fashionista!
I wore my mom's veil, that we had re-worked and re-designed to be 2 parts (a long one for the ceremony, and a blusher to be kept on at the reception). My dressmaker was able to make a bolero to wear during the ceremony. I wanted a look reminiscent of an italian bride.
Surrounded by my older sister Dulcena (to the left) and my younger sister Chelsea (to the right) and all my best friends I have known since 7th grade.

All the little details...I love old fashioned candy and just had to have a candy bar in lieu of take home gifts.

The Ketubah with our monogram on it


It's all in the details...

My invitation was inspired by one I found in Martha Stewart Weddings. It was printed in gold and really sparkled. We carried the crown motif on to our RSVP cards and on the menu cards at each table.
A love note arrived with flowers and candles from my fiance while I was getting ready. He always sends me little "love notes" and this was a special one.

The Ketubah with our monogram
I found these Manolos at a Saks in Palm Desert over New Year's priced at $650 down to $183!!! Love a good deal!
I wanted all pink peonies (my favorite flower), but in March they're a little out of season, so my florist mixed in some garden roses. It complimented the monochromatic colors of the bridesmaid dresses.
My bouquet of white peonies and white garden roses. Simply stunning!

Dark pink, light pink, and white hydrangeas (my other favorite flower) were the centerpieces. I had long peacock feathers mixed in to give some drama. We also stood under a wrought iron archway filled with hydrangeas in the garden ceremony.
The cake had 5 different sized layers with 3 of my favorite flavors: Carrot Cake with a cream cheese filling, Red Velvet with cream cheese filling, Lemon with lemon curd and was frosted with Buttercream. It was so decadent and to die for! I chose fondant pearls to accent each layer and I found the vintage cake topper online!

"The Sweet Life," was appropriately the quote for our candy bags. Words to live by.

In lieu of take home gifts a vintage candy table was displayed for our guests. Chocolate covered strawberries and French macarons were also added to the desert table for them to enjoy!


Wedding Set List

As Guests Arrive

“Save A Prayer” by Duran Duran

“All My Love” by Led Zeppelin

“Sympathique” by Pink Martini – Best of Hotel Costes

“Sun King” by The Beatles

Chapel of Love” by The Dixie Cups

“I Can’t Wait” by Andy Caldwell

Processional As Groomsmen and Groom Walk In (Groom with Parents)

“I Fall In Love Too Easily” by Chet Baker

Processional As Bridesmaids Walk Down Aisle

“J’Ai Deux Amours” by Madeleine Peyroux

Processional As Bride Walks Down Aisle with Father

“Café De Flore” (Trio Reprise from “Le Defi”) by Matthew Herbert


Sowing the Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears


“Sympathique” by Pink Martini – Best of Hotel Costes

“Latazz” by The Funky Lowlives – Best of Hotel Costes

“L’Amour” by Rouge Rouge – Best of Hotel Costes

“Morenito” (Bossa Mix) by Stephane Pompougnac – Best of Hotel Costes

“My Funny Valentine” by Big Muff – Best of Hotel Costes

“Et Toutes Ces Choses” by Rouge Rouge featuring Karin Viard – Hotel Costes Vol. 9

“Dream Machine” by Mark Farina – Hotel Costes Vol. 8

“Think Twice” by Ralph Myerz & Jack Herren Band – Hotel Costes Vol. 8

“Lo Que Pidas” by Julieta Venegas

“Omerta Bossa” by Isabelle Antena – Issy Does It

“This Is Not A Love Song” by Nouvelle Vague – Nouvelle Vague

“Smooth Operator” by Sade – Best of Sade

“Hold On To Your Love” by Sade

“You Know I’m No Good” by Amy Winehouse

“Me Gustas Cuando Callas” by The Brazilian Girls

“Save A Prayer” by Duran Duran

“The Fez” by Steely Dan

“Kid Charlemagne” by Steely Dan

Bridal Party Grand Entrance/Bride and Groom Grand Entrance

“Viva La Vida” by Coldplay

Bride and Groom’s First Dance

“Where Do I Begin” by Shirley Bassey

Father/Bride Dance

“Desert Skies” by Marshall Tucker Band

Mother/Groom Dance

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

Cake Cutting Song

“Happy Together” by The Turtles

Bouquet Toss

Rich Girls” by The Virgins

Garter Toss

Boys Wanna Be Her” by Peaches

Last Dance

“Last Dance” by Donna Summer

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