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Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: Cutting the (Cup)cake

Posted 02/02/2011 by in Cakes and Catering \ 2 comments

{Catch up on all of Mo’s previous recaps here}

I forgot about the cupcakes. Me, of all people, forgot about eating the cupcakes. At one point the coordinator told me we should probably find a good place to stop and do the cake cutting, and then I looked at her in my daze of being the bride and …

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Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: The First Dance

Posted 12/17/2010 by in Music and Entertainment \ Leave a comment

We did not choreograph anything. We definitely did a lot of swaying. We managed one turn, which I think is pretty good considering we have two left feet.

And there were no maracas and no Celine Dion. [Thank goodness]

Since we have no song to call our own, it was actually a pretty un-romantic process of listening to a bunch of songs that …

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Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: Toasts and Thank Yous

Posted 12/03/2010 by in Ceremony and Reception \ 10 comments

The tent at night? Absolutely gorgeous. Perfect backdrop for our toasts to start off the party.

[My sister and cousin introduce us and the family members, in English and Cantonese!]

It was really important to me that people close to us did the introductions. I thought it would be much more personal, more familial, and I’m thankful that my sister and cousin …

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Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: Photo Station Advice

Posted 11/04/2010 by in Photography \ Leave a comment

While I’m on the topic of regrets, I regret not publicizing the photo station enough. There was a sign, and a large fabric backdrop that was visible, but guests later told me that they thought the area was reserved for only close friends and family. Whoops, my bad. (See, that bull horn would have come …

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Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: Cupcake Beauty Shots

Posted 10/15/2010 by in Cakes and Catering \ 5 comments

While we had our family portraits, the cupcakes were getting their pictures taken too.

I made a little sign (you’ll see in the photos below) with which decorations corresponded with which flavors. Luckily our guests used the sign (yes!), and now I have a memento of which flavors we served: red velvet, vanilla, peanut butter chocolate, black and white, and coconut.

The …

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Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: Family Portraits

Posted 10/12/2010 by in Photography \ Leave a comment

Like most post-brides, I have some regrets. One regret is the family portraits, because if I had known the magnitude of what our parents wanted, I would have booked a photographer just to take portraits and have everyone and anyone arrive hours earlier…like at daybreak. I think given all of the portraits that were crammed in roughly 1-2 …

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Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: We’re So Vain

Posted 10/07/2010 by in What To Wear \ Leave a comment

Ok, I guess the boy’s not vain. But I am admittedly vain, and if you need more proof, you can browse through all my old posts about makeup, hair, dresses, alterations, being thin, not being thin. It’s tiring (and expensive!) caring so much about your appearance. This is the result of my amateur styling of the two of us, along …

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Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: The Ceremony

Posted 09/21/2010 by in Ceremony and Reception \ 2 comments

Our ceremony was 7 minutes long. I know that it was 7 minutes long because my Uncle recorded it and the entire video lasts 15 minutes. That means that it took longer for everyone to walk down the aisle than it did for the actual ceremony! It was short, sweet, personalized, and our good friend officiated. Perfect.

{One of my sister’s …

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Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: Pre-ceremony

Posted 09/14/2010 by in DIY, Floral and Decor \ Leave a comment

After our first look and a quick glance at everything in the tent, I went back in hiding to the bridal trailer, aka, dumping ground for all my crap and place where I could silently freak out. I typically read about people wanting to come and see the bride before the ceremony and the bridesmaids having to shoo them away, …

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Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: Tent Details

Posted 09/10/2010 by in DIY, Floral and Decor \ 5 comments

After our first look, I took a quick walk-through of the tent, looked around, and just stood in awe. Everything I had planned for was set-up. I pointed to one of the tables and said “Oh, wow! That looks so nice!” and my cousin turned to me and said “Well, you should like it! You picked everything out!” Good point …

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Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: The First Look

Posted 09/07/2010 by in Photography \ 5 comments

We all made it to the venue, and the boy eventually got his tie. While everyone was setting up, we had our first look.

{One last check in the mirror before the first look}

Honestly, I thought that we would see each other, hug, kiss, and then think “ok, now what?” (Once, I got my hair cut up to my ears, …

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Mo+Boy Tie the Knot: Getting Ready

Posted 09/01/2010 by in Beauty, Photography \ 5 comments

When our photographer showed up at 2 PM sharp, my hair and makeup were already done and I was picking up trash from lunch while The Runaway Bride was airing continuously on TBS. I think “wedding” and see visions of white peonies, velvet furniture, a gaggle of bridesmaids, someone very official holding a clipboard and a headset, perhaps a harp player, …