Our Wedding Day!!

Our wedding photos have arrived so time to share a few photos! I wanted to go for a whimsical fairytale feel on my wedding day. But I also didn't want it to be super pink, so for my color palette I choose lots of a touch of soft blush pink, lots of creams and ivory, tons of greenery, and a hint of gold!

From one bride to another,  I hope you remember that there are only photos. They don't capture the essence of what it means to have a beautiful marriage. A beautiful marriage goes beyond beautiful photos. And fortunately, they also go beyond poorly captured wedding photos. It isn't about creating staged beauty and fake emotion, but real love and moments. Just remember that every time you look at wedding photos. with love, Rebecca.

 Wedding Shoes! I also bought white lace TOMS for the reception, but quickly swapped into those after our first look! haha comfort over chic amirite?!? 

Wedding Shoes! I also bought white lace TOMS for the reception, but quickly swapped into those after our first look! haha comfort over chic amirite?!? 

 The very first dress I tried on. (I saw it on Pinterest & I HAD to try it on!)

The very first dress I tried on. (I saw it on Pinterest & I HAD to try it on!)

 Dis best smelling perfume. so light and airy. so magical and fruity. I wanted it ever since it came out in 2009, so it felt fitting to get it for my wedding day.

Dis best smelling perfume. so light and airy. so magical and fruity. I wanted it ever since it came out in 2009, so it felt fitting to get it for my wedding day.

 John signature cologne. I love it when he wears this.

John signature cologne. I love it when he wears this.

 Handmade nepalese paper for the textured look. It was fun little project!

Handmade nepalese paper for the textured look. It was fun little project!

 I really wanted something simple & classic for my engagement ring, and then something gold and fun for my wedding ring. I luvs it. Thankfully John thought the designs on his ring was cool!

I really wanted something simple & classic for my engagement ring, and then something gold and fun for my wedding ring. I luvs it. Thankfully John thought the designs on his ring was cool!

         My princess fairies at work hehe

        My princess fairies at work hehe

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 Pizza & video Games for the guys!

Pizza & video Games for the guys!

                      Flowers in her hair

                    Flowers in her hair

 Handsome Groom

Handsome Groom

First Look

We originally didn't want to do a first look and just have the traditional "don't see the bride until she walks down the aisle." But we also didn't want to keep our guest waiting at the reception just so we could take our photos - everything pointed to having a first look and it was such a great decision. I was so excited to see John and it didn't take away from the aisle moment at all! I just loved the part where I could be with him and we could have our last moments as a single, dating couple. 

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 For my bouquet, I wanted to go for a wild garden look, so there were lots of soft colored garden roses, peonies, and Italian rusucs. It was small & perfect for me. :)

For my bouquet, I wanted to go for a wild garden look, so there were lots of soft colored garden roses, peonies, and Italian rusucs. It was small & perfect for me. :)

 I really wanted the "I just picked these wildflowers" type of look for my bridesmaids so I chose willow eucalyptus , Italian ruscus, and cream spray roses. The willow leaves were suppose to be a lot softer, but for some reason I got hard pointy ones? Maybe it was the season for that? I'm not sure, but I didn't make a big fuss out of it! My bouquet - okay funny story - I thought it would be a smart idea to do mine last so I could put extra attention to it....but we were actually working on them until 1am on our wedding day! So I quickly picked my flowers for the bouquet, and my maid of honor ordered me to go home and sleep. You da best.

I really wanted the "I just picked these wildflowers" type of look for my bridesmaids so I chose willow eucalyptus , Italian ruscus, and cream spray roses. The willow leaves were suppose to be a lot softer, but for some reason I got hard pointy ones? Maybe it was the season for that? I'm not sure, but I didn't make a big fuss out of it! My bouquet - okay funny story - I thought it would be a smart idea to do mine last so I could put extra attention to it....but we were actually working on them until 1am on our wedding day! So I quickly picked my flowers for the bouquet, and my maid of honor ordered me to go home and sleep. You da best.

 Opening Presents!!

Opening Presents!!

 Right before the ceremony, my sweet bridesmaids prepared very special for me. ♡

Right before the ceremony, my sweet bridesmaids prepared very special for me. ♡

Ceremony - Let's get married!

When it came to decorating the church, we started the night before around 8pm after Wednesday service. So that didn't leave us a a lot of time to figure out how to get some little things ready! But thankfully, the ceremony is all about Jesus and this amazing gift called marriage - so it all turned out perfectly fine! 

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 I guess you can just sign you name too haha

I guess you can just sign you name too haha

 Self designed programs paid off!

Self designed programs paid off!

 My handsome groom!

My handsome groom!

 The differing emotions between my dad and I makes me laugh! Till this day I don't know how many people came to our wedding! I call them the perks of being PKs! haha

The differing emotions between my dad and I makes me laugh! Till this day I don't know how many people came to our wedding! I call them the perks of being PKs! haha

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 I'm so thankful for my talented bridal party who led our worship. 

I'm so thankful for my talented bridal party who led our worship. 

                                                                     Married at last!

                                                                   Married at last!

Reception - It's celebration time!

I tried to keep the decorations minimal so we could spend a lot more on good food, desserts, and music! We went with a bunch of Italian ruscus to add the whimsy effect, and candles to set the right mood for partying the night away! 

 A closeup on our centerpieces

A closeup on our centerpieces

 The Family Table

The Family Table

  Our Sweetheart table

 Our Sweetheart table

 This cake topper was super special, because John always says that to me. hehe

This cake topper was super special, because John always says that to me. hehe

 My sweet friend decorated all this!! T.T

My sweet friend decorated all this!! T.T

 The delicious Korean food we had..BUT I couldn't eat a lot of it due to my tight dress. Insert sad face.

The delicious Korean food we had..BUT I couldn't eat a lot of it due to my tight dress. Insert sad face.

 Pink desserts & colorful gummies

Pink desserts & colorful gummies

 Korean Seasoned Fried Chicken YAS

Korean Seasoned Fried Chicken YAS

 I was so amazed by how many people came up to dance! Yay friends!

I was so amazed by how many people came up to dance! Yay friends!

 My mom getting her party on! LOL

My mom getting her party on! LOL

 Love the way you look at me :)

Love the way you look at me :)

 My dad actually danced!! This shocked me in the best way!

My dad actually danced!! This shocked me in the best way!

 Yay for an unforgettable night!!

Yay for an unforgettable night!!

Our Wedding Video

Wedding Vendors & Things

Hopefully some of these information will be helpful for those who want to have their budget wedding!

Planning Tools:  My Pinterest Wedding Board, DIY Wedding Decorations, How I Budgeted My Wedding, Finding a Wedding Dress Online (I ended up returning it).

Wedding Details

  • Wedding Photographer: Lauren Grigg (I really wanted a photographer who had a fine arts photography style)
  • Wedding Videographer: Reagan Lynn Films
  • Wedding Video Editor: me! :)
  • Wedding Dress:  Rebecca Ingram collection by Maggie Sottero // "Yvonne"
  • Wedding Veil: Casablanca ($200 but we got it for free at the wedding boutique after buying my wedding dress there)
  • Wedding Shoes: ASOS heels & TOMS flats
  • Makeup: self makeup :)
  • Hair: Jessica, my sweet friend who offered to do it for me.
  • Hairpiece: Etsy - SarasBoutique
  • Bouquet Ribbons: Etsy - PaperieAndSilk

Ceremony

  • Processional Song: We Bought A Zoo by Jonsi
  • Walk Down the Aisle: One Thousand Years by The Piano Guys
  • Worship Songs: How Great Thou Art & Reckless Love
  • Officiant: Our BCM Director :)
  • Rose Petals: Farm Girl Rose Petals from Etsy

Reception

  • Cake Topper: Etsy - alphabetcanvas
  • Candy: 5lb orders from Amazon
  • Tableware: Amazon (scored 5% cashback on an awesome deal 6 months before the wedding)
  • Catering: Nami Restaurant (family friend so we scored another awesome deal!)

And I cannot forget the amazing friends who decorated the whole thing for me since 7am. You guys know who you are, and John & I are so grateful to have friends like you guys. You made us gush the whole ride home after the wedding! We're also so thankful for the strong Korean church ladies who delivered, served, set up, and cleaned up! They are like tiny ninjas! Thank you to the bridesmaids and groomsmen who helped out the day before and the day of to make it go smoothly! We were surprised with a lot of things to do the day before, and you came through!! All the tasks you guys did on the day of our wedding...i'm just so thankful! And Sarah, my maid of honor, you kept reminding me to drink water and did everything for me!! You're way too rad. *tears*

 

 

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