~ From Once Upon a Wedding
Never liked gold but, but these pieces are to die for. What elegance!
Changing desktop wallpapers is my current phase right now. Just a week ago, I was changing blogger templates every 2 days. It's just me to be fascinated by new designs and new colors! Speaking of fascinating design, do check out Paul & Joe, from which I obtained this wallpaper.
I was reading an article (dtd 2005!) from Rediff.com that struck a chord with me. I have been told that I'm neurotic. Worse, I think I'm a neurotic perfectionist with OCD. Here goes:
Attempted to do a "bridal" bouquet and boutonierres. Not too crazy about lilies but, not bad for a first attempt. Could be on the way to saving a few hundred.
In The Automatic Millionaire, David Bach explains how the latte factor may be holding you back from getting rich. People don't really think about how they spend their money. And even if they do, they think of all the expensive stuff they buy instead of the little items, most of the times frivolous, impulse buys that can be avoided with a little bit of discipline. Little expenses add up to a fortune eg. latte (each morning, in my case) and the cabs (to work each day from Harbourfront). The following illustration might help me to be a little prudent, I hope.
The color palette is on hold, waiting for the sister to provide her two-cents worth. While surfing for ideas, i stumbled upon these gorgeous drool-worthy accessories.
Zoe & Morgan *ps. sold out due to popular demand.
I'm so gonna start shopping online now.
~ Images from The Knot
I have been playing around with blogger templates, and decided to settle for this one. I wanted to convert my blog into a wedding blog but decided against it. Most wedding blogs become dormant after the wedding is over. For the big day, inspirations and ideas will be deposit-ed here as planned but, the random musings will also remain. I love this not-so-wedding-y template, as it is clean and it reminds me of how organised I should be. *update* I now am into the minimalist look and have changed to a classic blogger template.
Each time we make a trip to The Sentosa Resort & Spa [Beaufort], we see peacocks wandering at their courtyard, terraces and even the carpark. This inspired me to create my very own color palette that I hope we will religiously stick to if we're going for that venue. I injected Orange for a touch of vibrancy and the color reminds me of a gorgeous sunset. Yeay!
I went down to check out bridal gowns at a high-end bridal boutique yesterday. I was very pleased with their service and the fact that they were not pushy at all [after all the horror stories I read in forums]. Something bothered me after the whole experience though. While I was pretty sure till the moment I was about to try a lace-y number in their spacious fitting/dressing room, that a fuss-free, sleek gown with clean lines is for me, I was on the verge of changing my mind, the moment K, the designer and D were going on and on that I should look my best as it's a one-in-a-lifetime event. While we were seated and K was showing us a few gowns, he coaxed me into trying a lace gown with a train. I said no 'cos when I saw the waist of the dress, I was pretty sure I would not fit into THAT. With confidence, K hung it in the dressing rm, and signalled me into the room. When I had difficulties zipping, his assistant, M came in, told me to breath in and basically stuffed me into it. When I took a glance at the mirror with the long cathedral veil, I gasped. Now I'm not so sure if I want a fuss-free gown. I told myself I needed to focus and I keep telling myself so. After all, mine is supposed to be a simple church wedding, with a laidback reception at the Beaufort [ok, yes we keep changing our minds, I know *sheepish*]. Most brides-to-be are always brainwashed into thinking that their wedding day is "THE happiest day of their lives", it is "THE "perfect" day" that most are freaked out by the time of their wedding 'cos they want everything to be flawless.
by Anyta at 5.7.08
~ Photograph from Louis Pang Studio & I can't believe the above shot was taken in India. It's so painfully gorgeous.
More Louis Pang
~ Image from Shangri-La's official website
Unfortunately, this ballroom is for a larger crowd and it holds up to 1000 guests #$%@#&@ !!!! With just 200 on our guestlist (alot for us, but little for parents), it will be (if we settle for Shang) in a smaller, sad-er, sorry i meant cozier room. 'Cos even if we want that ballroom with 10000000000 (note: exageration) guests, it's booked on the 19/09/09.
So ... say ta-ta to a laidback wedding and hello to bigger ang pows!
*update* we are STILL deciding.