Happy weekend!! I was going to create a color story based on the photos I took this past weekend from our San Francisco, California (aka: 2nd wedding anniversary mini-get-away), then I thought … hmmm (<-that’s me with deep thought!) let me1st share some of our wedding photos. Here’s a quick color story collage I created:
Hubby and I were married in Kauai, Hawaii (a very private ceremony on the beach), the yellow carpet tile sample above is inspired by my yellow floral lei that I wore for the ceremony, the metallic gray were the envelops we used for our wedding announcement, the white flower pedals remind me of my wedding dress (layers galore!), the blue color swatches remind me of the blue waters + sky where we honeymooned at (in Bora Bora), and the flovorice treat below remind me of …. FUN! My wedding bouquet were beautiful orange roses, but the pink flowers above were the ones in our current garden (so I snipped snipped for this photoshoot’s color collage story).
We took wedding photos TWICE .. once in Hawaii (by prof photog), then in Bora Bora - taken by us). I love these photos below bec they truly represent our personality. I usually get gasps from people when I mention that I swam with my wedding dress. But that’s ‘me’, a gal that loves to have fun (in style of course!). Ready for pics? Here’s my FAVORITE of ‘me’ in Bora Bora (from our private hut’s porch/dock) … I LOVE it probably bec it takes me back to ‘the moment’ looking down at the water and I love how we can spot my hubby’s toes peeking as he took the photo:
As for the next pics, let the record show that it was my idea for us to jump into the water, but it was his idea to KEEP his glasses on. Here he goes … ready … set … no turning back … splash … where’s my glasses? ….. mission accomplished:
Ok, MY turn ….
Oh, this is how I ALWAYS dive into water .. holding my nose … nope, not elegant at all …. (but it’s my survival mode haha):
Of course, we had to take another photo looking a bit more ‘cool’. By the way, yes the water is deep (I think it was about 10′)…. :
This pic actually get’s me a bit emotional bec. the look was done unintentional and it reminds me of fate (our love = marry each other), do you see the heart???:
The water was perfect for the photoshoot …. the day was fun, relaxing, and blissful. The great part .. it was me and my hubby … no one else taking the photos .. just us having fun and in love.
In case you aren’t bored yet with our photos, here are some more of our ceremory in Hawaii:
Did you spot the ‘I Love You‘ rock from my hubby (then known as ‘the groom’)? I spotted it as I was marching (floating) down the aisle before I could see anyone in the ceremony (it was a long aisle of trees) and had to hold back tears of joy seeing the secret message fom my love. Oh, it’s the same rock that I have in my office (yes, I stuffed it into my suitcase). Did you see the photo of my mom and Patrick and I kissed her at the same time (her eyes were filled with tears .. happy ones!!). After the beach ceremony we went into our limo and headed to a beautiful waterfall nearby. Here are the pics from there (yep, into the water I went …. and I admit …. my hubby won the waterfight (darn!) …. but I already called out a rematch for next time we go to Hawaii!
Now here is one on my FAVORITE photo (the one we have in our living room on canvas print). I love the symbolism I see within the photo = showing 2 paths and Patrick and I on the same chosen path together. It reminds me that the choices we make leads us to particular paths .. and authentic living leads us to a path of happiness.
What do you think of my wedding dress? I love the dress and immediately knew (felt) it was ‘the one’ when I tried it on. My wedding dress was … only $399 from David’s Bridal. I wanted an economical dress because (1) that’s how I roll (I looove discounts hence building a company that offers economical decorating solutions) and (2) bec it was a beach wedding where we would be traveling to the waterfall and more (don’t you think my dress looks like waves??!!). Get it beach = waves = meant to me!I am def not the type of gal that wanted to spend a lot on the dress knowing that to ‘me’ an expensive dress doesn’t define my happiness. Similar to my interior decorating services philosophy - expensive furniture items doesn’t make a room beautiful but surrounding yourself with items you love that make you smile and brings comfort does. Ok, moooooore photos (do you want to refill on your popcorn?). Here are some closeups (mom helping me with her Hawaiian gown):
Before heading to Bora Bora, we flew into Tahiti (which I loved as well), I will eventually share pics of that travel. Stay tuned for next Weekend’s Color Story for photos of San Francisco.
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