Weekend Color Story … {my wedding photos!}

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? Patrick and I kissed her at the same time (her eyes filled with happy tears!!). 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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19 Responses to Weekend Color Story … {my wedding photos!}

  1. uche says:

    love your colour story and your wedding pics…cheers

  2. Ada says:

    Thank you! Glad u love it! :)

  3. homestilo says:

    Ada you look absolutely and radiantly beautiful in these images! I love the idea of getting in the water with your dress and those pictures look professionally done.
    ALSO I couldn’t believe it either, but I got my dress from the same store at the same price (because, like you, I was not trying to break the bank with my dress) (our wedding was in Sevilla)

    • Ada says:

      wedding in sevilla spain sounds wonderful!!! Where r the photos ? :) I fell in love with my dress the first time I saw it, I managed to try on others (that cost more) but I kept going back to this one … it was love at first sight (of seeing myself in it).

  4. Antonio says:

    Love the pictures of the wedding. That looks like the perfect wedding/honeymoon.

  5. anastasia says:

    what amazing photos Ada!! you look gorgeous and i love how fun the pics look!!!

  6. Doooooh my goodness, these photos are just the best! I love that your fun, spontaneous personality shines right through the photos. You’re so brave to jump in the water all dolled up! My husband and I ended up going to Hawaii for our honeymoon…best choice ever!

    Anyway, I’m so happy for you and your husband. :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Tracey Clem says:

    Ada, so great to meet you yesterday at Emily’s!! Your blog is fantastic!! Can’t wait to explore more!! And had to say how much I LOVE your wedding pics – particularly the Tahiti pics. My husband and I honeymooned in Bora Bora too!! Breathtaking!

    Have a great week!

    • Ada says:

      Hi Tracey! Long time no chat :) Glad to have met you as well. Yaaay, another couple that went to Bora Bora as well! How wonderful! I’ll peek at you r blog soon.

  8. the i love you rock story got me a little misty, how sweet! and i love your spirit. everyone should jump in the water with their wedding dress on it makes gorgeous photos. though, i don’t know, you look especially beautiful. so so pretty!

    • Ada says:

      aw, thanks Christine! It was FUN swimming with my weeding dress. It was fun splish splashing water at each other by the waterfall too <- that's when my wedding dress got muddy, but no big deal … fun was our priority.

  9. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous wedding photos and taking us with you on your special day (since I’ll probably never make it to Hawaii because of my fear of flying). Great story telling. I truly appreciate your love for life.

  10. Ada says:

    Aww, how sweet of you to say so Rebecca, thank you. Glad to have been able to bring you along! Fear of flying yikes … well, maybe u will enjoy viewing (the total safe way) our pics of our seaplane tour in San Francisco and our helicopter tour in Hawaii. Happy to bring you along:

  11. Anna Martino says:

    Hi Ada ,
    This is your new design friend Anna. I wanted to check out your page.. I Love it…OMG.. what fantastic pictures… I can see why you and are going to share some Great Designs together. Especially for you! Have a great day, I want to finish looking at your site !

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