Monday, May 25, 2009


The Jessebels are MARRIED! Wee!

It's official. Our Facebook profiles prove it (ah...technology) as does our wedding yesterday. The wedding turned out fabulous but not for the things that I stressed out about for the last 2+ years. Instead, it was two families, excuse me - our family - together in one place and dare I say, genuinely having fun. Our friends from different backgrounds, ages, cultures, orientations - a beautiful representation of how well our family raised us - kept it real by not only drinking, laughing, talking, dancing but reminding us how lucky we are to even have the oppurtunity to marry. Our wedding had its own Soul Train line that almost everyone participated in! The guests even danced to the slow songs. Personally, I hate slow dance songs. I'd rather party!

It's stuff like that makes some of things that went wrong or didn't come out the way that I had wanted not even matter. Our guests had fun and we were showered with praises of the wedding (ahem, and how some of us looked) all night long. Everything was so worth it.

Today, we will be packing for our honeymoon in France. Seven days in Paris and 3 days left up in the air to do whatever strikes our fancy. Honestly, we were more excited about our kick-ass honeymoon than wedding but the trip will just be the ice cream to go along with the cake (sorry, not a fan of cherries). I plan on eating lots of carbs, embrace my inner carnivore, and checking out lots of museums (dude, the Louvre is a block away from the apartment we're staying in) cause we Jessebels always pay homage to our nerd roots.

Pictures and commentary about the wedding and the trip when we return.

Now for breakfast in our hotel room.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mr. Jessebel: "In college, your procrastination was amusing but now - at 26 - it's starting to get ridiculous."

Me: Sitting on the bed. Computer on my lap, multiple tabs on the screen including the almost completed program, place card name list, blank page for a would-be menu, among other things - formerly passed out. Oh, with plans to work the next day and half of Thursday.

This morning, I took Thursday off. Procrastination is a PC-way of saying CPT.

Still have loads to do.

Still need to write about some stuff before this Sunday.

Thank goodness I hired a coordinator. Any couple getting married NEEDS to hire one. Well, not really but they certainly do help especially for folks like myself.

More stuff later.

Another reason why I love LA, I'm going on my lunch to get my brows waxed.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Christmas in April

Evidently, I was really popular yesterday. Look at what I came home to:

Lovelies for my Ma.

Mom's birthday card by Smock Letterpress

Her birthday present by Made By Stella

Mother's Day Card also by Smock Paper.

Mother's Day gift by Sarah Deangelo Jewelry (my Mom loves earrings).

My Mother also gets another item, this time for the wedding.

A floral brooch by the ubiquitous Myra Callan of Twigs and Honey. Included were three other custom items from Myra. There was a delay in the completion due to a backlog of orders but Myra was incredibly apologetic. She even added a little something to make up for it. I contacted Myra in Winter 2008 to make floral pieces out of 3 buttons I purchased from The Button Store here in Los Angeles plus a bridal dress brooch. Here's what else she came up with:

My sister's feather pad headband

My sister is a fan of feathers.

My hair piece

So lovely and delicate.

And brooch:

Exactly what I wanted.

Next, a search for "eyelet ribbon" on Etsy lead me to this:

and this:

All courtesy of A Bohemian Market

To be used on kraft boxes for leftovers of cake during the reception. Err, I think. More on cake later.

One of these beauties also arrived after ordering it just last week:

It may also go back depending on my Mother's inspection for my impending visit. See, there is something amiss about the lace. I don't think it was a case of me being paranoid either as that my future father-in-law concurred that the picture from the website compared to the actual product was off. He did give me this look of approval on the veil's prettiness (which is huge coming from him). With that said, the choice of off-white/diamond white matched my ivory gown almost perfectly thanks to the direction of folks at WeddingVeil.com. It makes me wonder just how dark the ivory color veils are.