My Wedding Pics by Photographer Yvonne Wong...

Speaking of Weddings....as promised, here are some photos of mine which took place this past January 8th, 2010. My makeup was done by Arizona makeup artist, Corinna Cooke, she airbrushed it & it NEVER got oily!! I wish I had that done everyday! She also added individual lashes onto my own....giving me longer lashes minus the fake look! 

All in all, this was a very DIY Wedding, we wanted to prove that anyone can have a GREAT time & a beautiful day without spending a ton of $.  Hope you enjoy these! 

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Our cake was made by my mother-in-law.  Thankfully....it saved us money, as some of you know Wedding cakes can range anywhere from $300 and up!  I love fondant, and it tasted AMAZING! The top piece was all coconut and the mini-cakes were vanilla & chocolate swirl!

We got married at a beautiful golf course/country club in Nevada called Canyon Gate. Ever heard of it?


This was one of my favorite table pieces, the L-O-V-E plates. We had them filled with chocolate covered strawberries! The plates are from Wedding Star.


The customized chocolates had our names on them...they were so adorable! We got them at American Bridal.


I picked u the idea above from a couple of wedding blogs I came across before the BIG day...everyone loved it!!  My husband & brother made the leaves very carefully....

We actually made our own MENUS as well. They had templates on the Martha Stewart website and all we did was change the outline to our green color and chose a font for our menu list.


This was our table setting before we all sat down to eat. My husband packed all the roses & wheat grass into the glass containers the night before. (He used to work in a flowers shop that his mother owned when he was young...so he's quite skilled). We used Wheat grass from Whole Foods Market as well as 150 white ROSES we ordered from Cool River Farms. The centerpieces were so amazingly pretty, they are real Manzanita branches and are from Blooms and Branches.


 Pretty little doves we got at Michael's Craft Store.


Customized Stencil for the CAPPUCCINOS we served our guests from Coffee Stencil


We made the 2 columns above from branches. We bought some tall glass vases and filled them in with white rocks (to keep them sturdy).  The branches are real & are actually from the HUGE TREE in our front yard!


Our gorgeous handmade ring cushion by Anna Whitford
My old Hollywood Crystal Rhinestone hair clip by Feather and Frills


My DRESS by Calvin Klein from Neiman Marcus



images copyright yvonne wong


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121 comments

  1. UR WEDDING WAS ABSOLUTELY GORG!!!! We save so much money when we DOS!!! I knew my hubby and I were in here for months hot gluing, cutting and pasting, painting the aisle runner! Gotta love those wedding blogs... now I'm so over weddings thought I wanted to plan them.. I definitely PASS on that one ;)

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  2. Beautiful wedding. Congratulations!!!

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  3. What an absolutely breathtaking setting. I adore the sweet little details that made a big impact.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful day you gorgeous couple!!

    :) xo

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  4. so many amazing personal touches in your wedding! the cappuccino stencils are definitely my fave. :)

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  5. I have been following you for a while now and I just love your blog. Your products are amazing as well. Your wedding looked beautiful as well as budget friendly. Congrats!!

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  6. You two look beautiful together!!!!!! Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! So wonderful to see.

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  7. Amazing pics and a super amazing wedding thanks for sharing with us:)

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  8. CHAMPAGNE TASTE:
    Thank you! :) Isn't it great to be able to feel good after your wedding? The fact that you don't owe anyone money ...you can breathe.

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  9. BUDGET BRIDES HANDBOOK:
    Ha! Oddly enough I read several posts on your blog before the wedding...definitely inspired us.

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  10. LEIGH: Thank you for all the sweeet comments OXOXOX

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  11. A gorgeous couple, a beautiful wedding, and exquisite taste in planning and decorating! Congratulations!

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  12. Absolutely beautiful pictures and absolutely beautiful weeding :)))
    Congratulations :))

    xoxo,
    Raru

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  13. Absolutely beautiful Jen! And captured beautifully. I love all the little details.
    Jxx

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  14. I've been waiting for these photos!! :) Your wedding looks stunning! I love all the details from the apple place settings and gorgeous rose and wheatgrass centrepieces to the lovely menus and your gorgeous dress. What an amazing wedding. Did you have any bridesmaids?

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  15. beautiful wedding Jen...so inspiring knowing you don't have to break the bank in order to have a fabulous wedding.

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  16. thanks for sharing...congratulations to both of you .. your wedding looked amazing!!!! xx

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  17. Lovely table indeed and the apples make it so fresh and not overly sweet! Adorable piccies of you guys in the wedding car! Congrats!

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  18. i absolutely love the table setting! everything looked perfectly planned, it's simple and yet very, very special. i love your wedding dress too:) Congratulation Jen and Mat!

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  19. oh jen!
    love and beauty, absolutely.
    xoxo

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  20. i shared one photo on my blog Jen, hope you don't mind. i wish i can go back and plan my wedding all over again.

    http://theshopbug.blogspot.com/2010/03/cant-help-but-love-this.html

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  21. Jennifer ..what a fantastic day ...and everything was made so beautifully and tied in together perfectly. Just gorgeous..thanks so much for sharing part of your special day with us :) x

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  22. Oh my goodness!! Your wedding photos are gorgeous! I have no words for it!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
    And congratulations again my dear!
    xx
    Greet

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  23. Very, very beautiful, Jennifer. Tasteful, romantic, personal and stylish. Congratulations!

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  24. WAUW Jennifer... Your wedding was absolutely gorgeous!

    I tottaly agree with you, people don't need to spend lots of many, especially when we have the help of our family or friends!

    Congratulations :DD


    Xoxo* Marta Castro

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  25. Congratulations! All gorgous pics! Loved all your decorations...the table looked amazing! Tracey xx

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  26. What can I say? Just beautiful!
    Very sophisticated but simple at the same time.
    Love all the details.
    Congratulations!

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  27. I love every single detail.

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  28. The details were perfect! All the hard work paid off!

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  29. Your blog its perfect and wedding also...i love all kisses

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  30. Jen
    Everything is so beautiful and needless to say you have such a great taste!
    Helena

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  31. just fab !! Loved the apples - so sweet and frugal and fun ... you both look relaxed and sooo happy - best to you le

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  32. Oh, it all looked so beautiful, and what a great team you make.
    Thanks for sharing it with us. x

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  33. Wow. Everything was just beautiful, and your photographer was amazing. Thanks for sharing!!

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  34. So beautiful - I love all the DIY's! How lucky you are too have such a talented baker and someone that worked with flowers in your family! Congrats!

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  35. Big Canadian Hug! The two of you have created a memorable event that you will cherish forever. (and you've sent the blogworld into a tizzy...) You are clever! Resourceful! Gorgeous! Creative! Trend-setters! Frugal yet classy! Hip, modern, chic. MadeByGirl. MadeByBoy. Congratulations! LPxo

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  36. Lovely wedding, love the details.
    Enhorabuena!

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  37. Absolutely wonderful pictures! You both look very happy and beautiful

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  38. Such a lovely wedding! All the details are great and the photos are perfect! Congratulations!
    Oh, and thanks to you I'm thinking of opening my own business! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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  39. so simple. so fresh. so gorrrrrrrrgeous. Congrats, again :)

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  40. So beautiful! Loved all the detail. Creativity is always best.

    You look so happy. Congrats!

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  41. Everything looks so gorgeous! Including yourself, of course! :)

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  42. You guys look so happy and beautiful together. Congratulations!!!!!! The wedding is beautiful, too. I love how you did everything! The "I picked you" idea was so cute! Congrats again! Hope you two have a long, happy life together.

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  43. my heart literally sank looking at these photos. what a beautiful beautiful day! i love the green color choices. the certainly do have a romantic feeling.
    the small birds in the white flowers..DIVINE!.
    he love dishes...CLEVER!
    the bride pulling the grooms tie..GORGEOUSNESS!!!!!

    yay love!

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  44. Gorgeous! Your table centerpieces were so simple but gorgeous! I love the place cards too! So cute!

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  45. Really really amazing, Im totally bookmarking for future reference, I love all the details, really special!
    And your mother in law is really talented, lucky you!
    Fantastic

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  46. SO beautiful and sweet and personal and stylish and well...you did it ladY! It definitely seems like "YOU" (and your sweet husby) congratulations to you both...and I am saving all of this in my inspiration wedding file
    www.peppermintbliss.com

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  47. so stunning! absolutely beautiful, so many gorgeous personal touches. congratulations!!!

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  48. Wow. This so beautiful, tasteful, and elegant. I love all of it, but am seriously in love with your centerpieces and your gorgeous hair clip!!!

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  49. Gorgeous, stunning, elegant. You must be so proud that you got to add so much of your own touches too. Congrats to both of you!

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  50. Glamourous!!!!!!!!!! Happy life together!

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  51. Just beautiful! Congratulations!

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  52. This is a great example of how special and unique a wedding can result when the happy couple get envolved with the planification.
    It seems you hit the jackpot whit your hubbie girl!...there's not a lot of boyfriends who are willing to participate like he did.
    Congratulations...your wedding was absolutely gorgeous!

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  53. your wedding looks beautiful! and everything looks very personal not mass made its very original and very lovely!

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  54. WOW!!! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful moment in your life with your readers! So amazing, from the colors to the details...you are an inspiration Jen!!!

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  55. How lovely Jen! I really enjoyed this post :)

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  56. As always, you are amazing on the details. Every nook and cranny of your wedding looks out of a magazine/movie. You are a beautiful bride! And I can't believe your hubby is skilled with flowers. That is AWESOME!

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  57. Your wedding ideas are soo pretty and cute! Love it! I am getting married this year so I'm constantly looking at wedding stuff and enjoy the inspiration anywhere I can get!

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  58. Your wedding is beautiful and the DIY details are gorgeous! Such a fresh and loving wedding!

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  59. beautiful!!! you did a wonderful job with the theme - fresh, simple and elegant. i LOVE the table setting and centerpieces...perfection!

    XO - Julie
    www.bellemaison23.com
    www.modernchichome.com

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  60. great photos and decoration!
    you look such a beautiful couple!
    congrats!!

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  61. AMANDA:
    Thank you!
    Well part of keeping the COSTS$$ down was not to technically have any bridesmaids. Since you'd then have to worry about buying dresses, shoes etc. for all of them. I told the girls at my wedding to just come with a dress that they felt they looked GORGEOUS in. I had some guidelines like they couldn't wear a green or black dress...etc. But it was pretty relaxed and a relatively small, intimate wedding all things considered. :))

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  62. Dear J,

    Congratulations for your beautiful wedding, great pics, great ideas and solutions, everything so delicate and romantic. You two look great together it is delicious to see a loving and romantic couple. I wish you all the happiness in the world.

    C.

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  63. A TASTE OF T:
    I know! I'm so glad he knew how to do those things with the flowers etc because I didn't! :)

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  64. Everything was PERFECT, Jen!!!! I loved the apples with your names on it, the cupcakes look gorgeous and yummy and your hairpiece is astonishing!!!! The pictures are great too, congratulations to your photographer!!!!!! You look sooo beautiful!

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  65. What a lovely wedding!
    Congratulations ;)

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  66. Stunning- everything looked so lovely and perfect! I love all the details.

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  67. I knew your wedding was going to be stunning but it's beyond! LOVE all the details! And you look stunning!

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  68. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! You are so beautiful my dear:-)

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  69. I love your table arrangements. I used the same square glass vases. Simple yet elegant!!

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  70. SO pretty! everything looked perfect and you looked flawless!

    On a completely unrelated note, I always tell my husband that my wedding day was as pretty as I'm going to get:)

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  71. A dream wedding. I can't even keep the man I love, but seeing your blog gives me hope that there really is true love out there.

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  72. Everything including you... just beautiful! I'm getting married in 5 weeks!

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  73. Simply gorgeous wedding Jen. Love all the details. Beautifully captured too.

    xo,
    cristin

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  74. Gorgeous!! Everything from the cake to the table setting to your dress is just beautiful. The love plates - how cute is that :) And I'm with you...mmmm, fondant!

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  75. Congrats! Your wedding was soo gorgeous beyond belief! I love the limo pictures, the ring pillow and just the soft and romantic look to all these pictures!!

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  76. I am so glad you posted these... they are simply stunning!! You look beautiful ~~

    xoxo Laura

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  77. gorgeous wedding photos!! the details are super cute and you looked stunning! xoxo

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  78. Jenn, you are a total knockout, just drop dead gorgeous. your tablescape is also stunning, what a beautiful day, thanks for sharing.

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  79. wow, what a GORGEOUS wedding!! definitely looks like something right out of a wedding magazine! you guys did an amazing job. and so did your photographer :)

    p.s. you are gorgeous!

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  80. TO EVERYONE:
    Thank you sooo much for your generous compliments on my wedding! :)

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  81. Everything was absolutely gorgeous & you my dear looked stunning. I got lots of ideas, as I'm planning on getting married sometime next year. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  82. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lovely!

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  83. your table setting was absolutely GORGEOUS {as was the bride ;)} ...I LOVE the green apples with name cards and the L.O.V.E. trays with "sweets" couldn't have been more suited for you, considering, which I'm sure you know :) So fabulous!

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  84. congratulations!

    island kisses ;)

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  85. Gorgeous! Love the decor and you looked so beautiful. You two make a great couple and look so happy!

    Congrats!!!

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  86. The very last photo in the limo is very classic and beautiful! Its like you're looking ahead on a new journey together! love it!

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  87. Gorgeous wedding pics, congratulations!!! Seeing as your wedding was so recent, did you feel a withdrawl after all the planning was done?? I was so sad it was over because the planning was sooo much fun and then the day comes and goes so quickly!

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  88. NANCY MARCUS GUERET:
    Thank you! :) I actually did not feel withdrawl...in fact I was happy the planning was over. :)))

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  89. So Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing... Love, love, love the details

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  90. wow so many delicate and thoughtful details, of course there is a creative woman behind it! you did such a great job!!

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  91. Awww Jen, you look absolutely radiant. Congratulations to you and your husband.

    Thanks so much for sharing your special day with us. I almost felt like I was there. Every little single touch turned out Fabulous.

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  92. Congratulations!!! Amazing wedding!!!

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  93. Thanks for sharing your day with us! The mini cakes are especially adorable. Congratulations!

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  94. Beautiful and personal and lovely!

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  95. WOW... everything is soooo great!!! Congratulations once again, Jenn!!! very inspiring!!!

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  96. Adorable and romantic! Thanks for sharing!

    Congratulations from Bali!

    http://annaelizabethpoole.blogspot.com/

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  97. Jen, you and your honey take my breath away! I especially love the flirty shots in the limo...

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  98. Jen, you and your honey take my breath away! I especially love the flirty shots in the limo...

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  99. Absolutely beautiful Jen! May you be happy together, in love, for the rest of your lives.

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  100. amazing!!! i love the touches of green throughout that is my color!! haha. i think i need to throw another party soon and use some of these ideas!! what a gorgeous wedding!

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  101. what lovely photos...many congrats!

    p.s I know Canyon Gate, I play tennis there sometimes :)

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  102. Your wedding day was completely gorgeous!

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  103. picture perfect!!!
    make me one to get married all over again..(to the same man of coz..hehe;)

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  104. Ya'll are BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  105. wow, you looked beautiful as well as your wedding day! everything looked absolutely gorgeous! love all the personal touches. to be expected, everything was in good taste. loved your hair and dress. you both look amazing together. i wish you both all the best! may God bless you with a beautiful life together filled with love, peace, success and happiness! Congratulations!

    God Bless,
    Charmaine

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  106. Beautiful wedding and beautiful bride! Congratulations!!!! By the way, love your blog! Dulci

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  107. You are gorgeous, beautiful, sexy and elegant. My so sincere congrats for the magnific wedding party you had.

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  108. This looks amazing! And love all the diy details. Congrats!

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  109. Congratulations Jen, lovely pictures and great smiles!

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  110. absolutely gorgeous wedding, like something out of a wedding magazine!

    http://katriin.teemusk.com

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  111. Hi Jen,
    Love your Blog!!! I'm always looking for ideas yo decorate my house...
    I live in Colombia (South America), and I run a blog about parties and inspirations, and I'm definitely featuring your wedding in my blog.
    Please visit me @ http://fiestascreativas.blogspot.com/, and comment on what you like or dislike.
    Cheers,
    Fiestera Chic

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  112. this is the first time that I've seen these pictures. They are absolutely gorgeous! Everything was really personal, I love it! And your table is to die for..so pretty :)

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  113. absolutely gorgeous wedding..!

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  114. So lovely wedding pics! I absolutely love this blog. Thanks for sharing this one to all of us. By the way, your dress is so gorgeous!
    Happy wedding !

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  115. wow. cake made by mother in law was beautiful!

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  116. I like your blog!
    laurenannephotography is good photographer. Always hire a professional photographer.

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  117. I'm getting married next year, and I have been looking for a wedding photographer. Whoever you had is phenomenal, and I would love to find someone that documents as well as your photographer did. Seriously, they did a fantastic job of photographing your wedding!

    Sara Welsh | http://jamesasteppphoto.com/?page_id=963

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  118. Love the detail and all the work that went into your wedding, memories to lat a life time

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