Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Quynh + Alex's Wedding flowers contin. =)

The groom's boutonniere. I did this few minutes before meeting them up because I wanted it to stay fresh and lively for as long as possible. Once cut and taped, the flowers wouldn't get any water and wilts slowly. I was unsure what to do at first. I initially saved some hypericum to highlight the rose, but I thought it didn't flow well with the bride's bouquet. For great sacrifice, I cut up my beads for a better accent because just the flowers alone didn't do much. It lasted from 12pm to night time's reception dinner!

rose, peach colored
hydrangea, green
golden beads



Quynh's bouquet at the restaurant. My camera phone doesn't take very good pictures, but I wanted to show how the spider chrysanthemum looks like in the bouquet. Overnight, it blossomed even more! Look at her tiny arm compared to the bouquet.. The restaurant was very pink so my camera's lighting was affected.

We only were able to stay for an hour to set up and wait for guests. Lo's mom wanted to go to a family buffet so we left early for her. Turned out, she changed her mind and was not happy at us for the time constraints. So, for Thanksgiving, Lo and I had our dinner at Jack in the Box. We were both wearing formal clothing too.


One of seven centerpieces at the restaurant. Their reception was an Asian buffet so the centerpieces were moved when the food came out. At least it looked nice when the guests arrived =). Lo and I were lucky to eat the fried crabclaw stuffed shrimp! We had to go when the lobsters came out.. boooooo!!!!
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Lo and I attended their ceremony at church in the morning. It was a bit awkward for us because neither of us are religious. However, it was fun and insightful. The Father made a very good point and that stuck with me. He said there are two words that makes a marriage work and made everyone in the wedding party answer. No one got it right. He then told us all to just go home (kidding of course). The answer was: For/With. He explained that for a marriage to work, one must live FOR the other and live WITH (alongside) them. One can say they love the other, but if you still continue to live for yourself, it won't work for long. When one marries another, one is saying that their life has no meaning without the other. The same perspective should be the same for the other person.

Quynh was so beautiful in her white wedding dress! SO BEAUTIFUL! =) Alex was also dashing too! I wished she wore that at the reception as well as her ao dai! Asian wedding customs intends for brides to change dresses multiple times during the reception dinner. Ah well.

I hope Quynh and Alex had a great time! =) I wished Lo's mom would have told us before we left that she changed her mind.. Hope Quynh would post the the pictures soon! I need to steal the ones that include Lo and myself for our next scrapbook. =)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Gobble Gobble

Quynh + Alex's wedding flowers!

Quynh's bridal bouquet! Making this made my arm sore because it was freaking heavy! Tons of pretty flowers in there with no fillers! I love the color combo. This thing makes me happy looking at it. =) Bride and groom approved! Cheers! I think it's as big as a basketball; that was the size she wanted. ^__^

Hydranges
Roses (assorted colors)
Spider Chrysanthemum



Reception table arrangement. I don't even know how many roses there are, but at least 20! This beauty would cost over $150 retail. I did this three times because I didn't like how it looked. The rose's thorns were a painful nuisance.

Roses (assorted colors)
Baby's breath


I had alot of baby's breath left over so decided to utilized them into four flower girl's mini bouquets. The bouquets are simple, but cute for the four little girls to hold without deterring attention from the bride. This would be less messier than having them toss petals down the aisle. Who cleans up all that after the wedding? I think its time consuming and tedious if we, the wedding party have to..


The bride's maid bouquet is alot smaller than the bride's. I wanted them to look similar, but not special because its all about the bride!

Solidago
Spider Chrysanthemum
Roses (assorted colors)
Hydrangeas


There are also their centerpieces, but I haven't gotten a picture of those yet. I will edit when I do. =)

Friday, November 18, 2011

SkullCandy!

SkullCandy
I like SkullCandy headphones because they have lifetime warranty! Though I would like to replace their skulls with other images (Hello Kitty), it does look pretty sleek. They are like Tweezerman, lasts forever ^__^

They have many other different style designs and colors to choose from. I do like the bigger ones, but I won't actually wear them in public... They are reminiscent of an older time. =)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rihanna- We Found Love


  Rihanna- We Found Love

This music video is pretty cool. The song is nice too, though it repeats the same things over, lacking much content. Listen to the narration and then you'll understand why you see all the drug usage and such. You would initially think that Rihanna is promoting smoking, drinking and drug usage, BUT she isn't! At the end of the video, you would see the result of such a lifestyle. It looked worn, ugly and tragic.
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I got the lyrics from azlyrics.com

"We Found Love"
(feat. Calvin Harris)

[Narration:]
It's like you're screaming, and no one can hear
You almost feel ashamed
That someone could be that important
That without them, you feel like nothing
No one will ever understand how much it hurts
You feel hopeless; like nothing can save you
And when it's over, and it's gone
You almost wish that you could have all that bad stuff back
So that you could have the good

Yellow diamonds in the light
Now we’re standing side by side
As your shadow crosses mine
What it takes to come alive

It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny
But I’ve gotta let it go

We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place

Shine a light through an open door
Love a life I will divide
Turn away 'cause I need you more
Feel the heartbeat in my mind

It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny
But I’ve gotta let it go

We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place

Yellow diamonds in the light
Now we’re standing side by side
As your shadow crosses mine

We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Move Recommendation: In Time

In Time

Starring Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake.
I liked this movie. The concept of one's lifespan used as currency was intriguing. The acting was pretty good. This isn't a bloodbath kind of movie and I did not get why Amanda's character, Slyvia has a really bold and blunt red haircut. It doesn't suit her and distracted from their acting. I suppose they wanted to show her character was from the metropolitan where things are sleek and modern there.

I liked this movie better than Inception. Had Leonardo DiCaprio played Will Salas instead of Justin, I think the movie would have been alot better. I liked Justin, but he's definitely not in the same league; he is getting better though.

There are some loop holes and unfinished story telling in the movie, but overall, it was good.

Friday, November 11, 2011

11.11.11

11.11.11 at 11:11!!!!

HOT DIGGITY!

11.11.11

cool day isn't it? only ONCE IN A LIFE TIME! 11.11.11!
i'll try posting again when it its 11:11am! ^__^

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Its almost Winter

I am excited for the holidays to start! The lights, the mint hot chocolates and the beautiful songs around the city couldn't come any faster. Christina Aguilera has always been my favorite singer since hearing Mulan's theme song: Reflection. She has amazing talent and I hope she continues bringing amazing music into the world.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

day light savings

Remember: 
FALL back [one hour]
SPRING forward [one hour]

The days end earlier now so be safe and dress warmly folks!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

BOO!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Love Doctor + Fairy, Fairy + Ghost
Alex sure looks like a ghost here. He looks a bit transparent, cool =) This one house had this big cat from Alice in Wonderland. Neato

All of us, except for Alex, didn't spend money for our Halloween costumes. Quynh did buy our eye lashes and those dresses were mine. Kristine loaned us fairy wings and our bags were in my closet begging to be filled with candy.

Lo's costume was my lab coat and the stethoscope was real. He also had two fake injection needles that mom brought home long ago. Being pack rats comes in handy sometimes. 

We had a great time trick-or-treating! I haven't gone out for Halloween in years so it was such an awesome night! Purple Kow's milk tea was great after walking lots. We didn't even wait long that  night.


Until next year!