Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Wedding You've All Been Waiting For!

Edward & Bella's!

Twired Jen & DG's!

The long awaited, much anticipated wedding has passed. Time sure flies when you're planning a wedding, that's for sure.

I'd like to warn you that this post isn't one of those fancy posts where I get all philosophical & describe the wedding as if it was a fairy tale.  Truth be told, it did kick ass....but it also kicked my ass.  We celebrated from Wednesday night 9/28 through Tuesday night 10/4, no joke.  I'm as worn out as honeymoon Bella, sans the human/vampire hybrid growing in her womb.

That said, I'd like to share some pictures with you. But before I do that, I'm ridiculously proud to announce that I did not, I repeat I DID NOT SUFFER BOUTS OF DIARRHEA on wedding day! Shock of all shocks my bowels functioned somewhat normally!  I owe the poo gods big time for that one.

Without further adieu....some pictures.... unprofessional ones of course.

Checked into the hotel where I used to work the day before the wedding.
ES couldn't have been a better MOH/Sista'.  We had cocktails in the bar, she made me drink water, we got ready for the rehearsal dinner...she drove!
PS Sun was in our eyes...crappy pic.

Once we got back to the hotel room after the dinner, we had wine in the Jacuzzi & chatted about all sorts of things.  We cheated our (2) glass limit & continued  in the room...that's not coffee in my cup.  We watched Grey's Anatomy & we were asleep by 10:30. I actually slept! 5 hours to be exact. Once 3:30am rolled around, I couldn't fall back asleep. Still, I was so paranoid about NOT sleeping, that I was satisfied with some sleep.

We spent the early morning watching the news and drank our coffee in bed, then went to get our nails done.  All the while ES made sure I was eating here and there.  Again, totally impressed with myself for eating. I was even able to slug back a bottle glass of Dom Perignon in the afternoon while we got ready. PS it's ok.  Definitely not worth $300. And no, we didn't buy it.

I was lucky enough to have Brian Bond do our wedding make up.
Brian is a celebrity make up artist from LA, however he grew up in San Diego. He's ridiculously talented and so fun to watch.

Finished product, sans hair...

ES's beautiful eye make up!

Girls ready to roll!

Gma's 1st time in a limo! 
I was super calm at this point...oddly enough.

Solo pics pre-ceremony.

DG fumbled on a word, I laughed. Typical.

I doooooooo?

LOVE the facegrab.


We did photos after the ceremony.

The cake was perfect, just what I envisioned. The florist decorated it with the orchids and little mum how they added the chartreuse color I wanted. them! The orchids were the most perfect  dark purple.
This pic does not do the color justice...

Bouquets - The florist got the EXACT calla lilies I wanted.

That's it for now. I will post more of the reception soon....those are the really fun ones LOL!

PS I'm almost ashamed to say this for fear of public hanging...but I did not incorporate or hide Twi into my wedding at all!  Truly, I just forgot.  My mind was going a mile a minute all week leading up to the big day.  This doesn't mean it wasn't brought up in some way or another. The Pastor did NOT know about Twilight, but he made reference to my love of concerts in LA....only a select few of us knew what that really meant...100 MONKEYS BABY!

I still wish I would have remembered Mini E....I thought about him halfway through the reception & was so pissed I'd forgotten.  Oh well.

I thought of all of you in Forks quite a bit though!  Hope you had a blast!  Now I'm off on a vacation of my own....tomorrow: Paradise Island, Bahamas baby!

We're staying at an all inclusive resort near Atlantis.
Does anyone see Edward swimming with the dolphins? Hmm....

BE BACK 10/13 :)



  1. Beautiful pictures Jen!! Congratulations!

  2. Love all the pics, you look gorgeous! Congrats to you and your new hubby ♥ Have a fantastic time on your honeymoon! xoxo

  3. Beautifil pictures. I'm glad your big day went so well. Most of us have now funny stories about our weddings which were not funny at the time.

    Enjoy breaking headboards at Isle Esme/Atlantis.

  4. Congratulations! Everything in the pictures just looks so perfect! It's so nice to see how all the flowers and details turned out!

    You and DG look amazing and happy!

    And tell your G-ma that not even betty white has anything on her!!!

  5. Congratulations on everything! I am glad it all went well. You look gorgeous and hubby looks so happy. Thank you for sharing your day with us. Have a great honeymoon!!

  6. So happy everything went off without a hitch! Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures. Hope you have a great time on Paradise Island!

  7. Congratulations to you Jen & your Hubby!! Best wishes for a very happy long life together!!!


    PS The pics are fantastic; you looked absolutely beautiful!

  8. Congratulations! You look so beautiful and I'm so happy the wedding went smoothly (gorgeous dress, flowers, cake and reception setting too! yay San Diego)! Wishing you many years of happiness! :)

  9. Congratulations! All the best to you.

  10. CONGRATULATIONS!! Those pictures look fabulous and you and ES are gorgeous!! It looks like everything went off without a hitch.


  11. Just beautiful!!

    Congrats my love!


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