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hi gardenprincess,

i just wanted to say hello and welcome to BI. I love your dress. oh and where is valencia? or la valencia?

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hi ilaust,

the la valencia is in la jolla, located on Prospect St. I haven't decided on a dress yet but I hope it's going to be one of the ones I've posted!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoodlims Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 1/18/2006 at 6:19pm
Hi Garden Princess! I immediately thought of the Atelier Aimee dresses
when seeing your garden inspiration photos and I think those would be
wonderful for your theme! As someone else said (maybe Mars?) it is VERY
romantic and whimsical, just fantastic. When are you getting married?
You have done a lot already (in just 3 weeks! Amazing!) so I am positive
you will be fine. Congratulations and welcome to BI!
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AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! Ok so I found out which dress designer I am definately going with!!!! Atelier Aimee!!!!!! I went to Mon Amie today (the service was great, but the lady who helped me was very opinionated and wanted to see a veil on me and my hair back even though i told her I wasn't going to do that, no big deal though. When I told her I was in love with AA dresses, she was like you are very girly arent you? Well....YEAH I am!!!! AND?)I couldn't find a picture of the dress I tried on, well there are 2 that are very similar in style and I just LOVED THEM and had the whole WOW feeling I have been waiting to feel. Here are some pics that are very very similar to the styles I want. I want a corset top dress that is laced in the back, with a tulle and satin bottom. They are very 1800 styled and sooooo unique I just can't say enough about them, a little pricey and I may even go over my dress budget a bit, but I have never felt so excited! I just dont know what colors to do now. I mean I want white because its a wedding, but they are pretty in the ivory, and champagne colors too. Ahhhh what to do. Anyway here is the basic look I will be getting!!! I am going back in March for their trunk show to make a final choice and order the one for me!

this one below is very similar to the one i tried on, but i really like the lace added on the ends of the tulle, i might request to have that on whatever one i pick! the flowers are pretty much identical and can be moved anywhere on the dress

i want shoulder straps possibly like the one below, this one is very similar to the ones i tried on

ps....these models hair styles are sooo funny! think long brown soft romantic curls on me though



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Ok well i guess i can show a picture of what I look like. This pic is really super photoshopped of me, but i want my hair to be like this, with some kind of flowers or tiara of course...



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are you sure you don't want your hair to be like the pics you posted?? hahaha...

your hair will look great like that!!! with a little flower tucked behind your ear, how romantic AND it keeps with your garden theme! the dresses you posted are so whimsical, i can't wait to see what you end up with !
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NEED TO VENT!!!!!!!!

My mom is driving me crazy! We are having serious screaming fights over the phone and I think she is out of line! She is trying to create my guestlist and tell me not to invite some of my friends who I have been close to for 3 years or less. She wants me to invite family, that is not even my first family, meaning like my 2nd cousins and their children! The only time I even remember them is like 15 years ago. I guess I went to one of their weddings when I was 10, so know she's saying its rude that I don't invite them. I don't even know them anymore now that I am 24. They don't even have my phone number or have met my fiance! And now she wants to know if my grandma can bring along 2 friends who I also don't know! She says one of the friends was around when I was born or something. Ummm....ok......and? She is also telling me what my colors should be and she is acting very very shallow. She says I need "rich" colors that are elegant, and shes says my dress must be a "rich" satin and NOT cheap tulle, even though I love tulle and have always wanted tulle in my dress. She has crossed the line and has been telling people in my family how much money my fiance spent on my ring!!!!!!!!! I am so appalled at her behavior and it makes me feel like I am her little trophy she is trying show off.  I am considering ceasing any communication with her when it comes to the wedding, but that really sucks because I do think moms should be part of it......but not dictate it!!!!!! I've already told her how I felt (screaming phone fights, written emails) but she doesn't seem to get it still that this is NOT HER WEDDING.

On a good note me and fiance finally picked a wedding planner. We are going with everafterevents  Now I can relax a little ! And also I have given all of my bridesmaids their cards and they all said yes! I went to La Valencia today with my maid of honor and it was in the evening and soooo beautiful. No one was there and it was peaceful and quiet. I had a little moment there and stood in the garden saying "this is where I will be standing when i get married". It was great I could hear the ocean in the background. The reception room was empty but had all the twinkling lights on. I just walked around and took it all in, imagining the party in my head. The place is my new happy place. I wonder how many times I will go there until I have my big day? I also decided that I would love to try and have my rehersal dinner at Azul, which is also very beautiful.

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Yah! My e-party is in 2 days! Two of my bridesmaids are flying in tonight and tommorrow for it :) We are having about 25 people in our backyard so we are renting 5 tables and 25 chairs (yikes!) Thats like 100 bux or so but oh well people need a place to sit. We strung up christmas lights around the fence, and chinese lanterns along the house. Each table will have a garden lantern on it and lots of candles, wine and champagne bottles, and fake rose petals. There are only 2 firepits to keep everyone warm (i warned them to wear warm clothes). My dad is letting us borrow his kareoke machine :) I got cute wine and beer ice buckets to put on the drink table. We ordered a cake from Jesses Bake Shop in Carmel Mountain Ranch (love his cakes....since i was 10) It's white cake with a whipped bavarian creme filling and white chocolate shaving on the outside topped with fresh strawberries. Ahhh i can't wait to eat it! For drinks and food we are making cherry jello shots (the cherry with the stem in tact) and whipped cream on top. I swear they are the best tasting jello shots i have had in my life! There will be a pitcher of lemonade with lemon slices in it, a bottle of lemon vodka, and pre sugared glasses set out to mix and make lemon drop martinis. I am still debating if I want to make blueberry/strawberry crepes. I also might make bean dip. Things we are buying are crackers, cheese, fruits, veggies, spinach dip, french bread, california rolls, and truffles. Along the fence I am making a banner type thing with stories, pics, letters that me and FI want to share, and also a little spill about each person in our bridal party and what they mean to us. Ive already programmed my ipod with mellow music and dance music. I hope too many people don't flake ( Two friends already did ) I am in such a happy mood but i have to b*tch again! I sent an invite to my friends roomate and apparently she said my invites looked cheap behind my back!!!! How shallow can one get? I am so pissed and pretty much never want to talk to her again. I can't believe I was considering inviting her to our wedding. If she shows up at my party all hell is going to break LOOSE!!!!!!!

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hey gardenprincess, your e-party sounds like it's going to be so much fun! i like the little banner that you described, it will be a very nice personal touch!

also, sorry about all the invite drama. we're having some of the same issues. it's like, "i don't even KNOW YOU!! why are you coming to my wedding!!!" grrr!

 

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Your e-party sounds really fun! Have a great time and post some photos of the party.

Oh, and on the issue of your mom-I'm sorry about the drama. My mom wants me to invite some great-uncle that I have never met. I asked her about it and it turns out that she hasn't ever met him either! I was like-are you crazy!?

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