Monday, March 09, 2009

A Valentine wedding~

Congratulations to the happy newlyweds!
On Valentine's Day our friend Ku married his long time girlfriend, Kristin.
It was a gorgeous wedding! The bridesmaids wore classy black gowns with red sashes.

The tables at the reception were so pretty adorned with rose petals~ there were chopsticks for the guests and red fortune cookies, which I think were strawberry flavored!

Ku, Kristin, and their families took part in the traditional tea ceremony. I really enjoyed this.
Ku stated that if you dishonor your spouse you also dishonor your family.

Sorry for the crummy pics, but I didn't want to "intrude"~ I had to zoom in on this shot for you all.
Speaking of family, Ku's family has THE BEST hunan style chinese restaurant in-da-world! Their crab rangoon is to die for. We would go eat there and his mom would be making a batch of like 300.... yum.... I just wanted to take them all home!

Ok, so I totally LOVED the chopsticks. I knew as soon as I saw them I would keep them for my hair. There were many empty seats at our table so naturally I swiped some extras! Thank you Kristin and Ku, lol!

During the break between the wedding and reception, we did some shopping. We were at Whole Foods grocery store and I did some Bathroom Beauty Snapping for Sheila at Notesongs!
I totally got busted on this one, can you see me looking over to the side, (the door!) How embarassing. They must have thought I was nuts! It startled me, thus the blurry pic~
Besides, I wasn't in the Beauty Snapper "stance" in the first pic!

So anyway, this is what I wore and I had a major wardrobe malfunction. I had on a slip and my outfit was SO full of static! The slip kept riding all the way up and making a huge bulge. I tried wetting down the ensemble several times, only to have the same thing happen. I finally took off the slip at the reception, but then I couldn't get up to dance or anything because you could see through my dress....wahhh!

Just how does one use chopsticks in their hair? Well, I'm sure there are several tutorials on Youtube, but I did a quick one for you. It's rather dark but you get the idea... and you get another sneak peek at our bathroom redo! (Which I will be revealing soon, gee I might make you wait for the 1 year anniversary, lol!)

To see more of this dress, how I did my hair in pillow rollers... and one of my favorite posts, "Cherries Jubilee", click here and scroll down.

Now.... back to those fortune cookies! Surely you all know about adding "in bed" to the end of each fortune, right? Well, Kevin's "fortune" was a thank you from Kristin and Ku. Yah~ let's not go there, lol!

However, MY fortune was one of the best ever. At least in a romantic sense... because we've had some pretty funny ones over the years!

Ok, ready?


"Couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking"...
(In bed.)



Anonymous said...

Morning, Nikki! Oh, you're marvelous! You're so gorgeous to - you're going to put everyone to shame with your beauty! Thanks for doing this for me. I'll have you up in a few days, I'll let you know!
Oh, the wedding looked so beautiful and congratulations to the happy couple!
Be a sweetie, you gorgeous Diva!!
Shelia ;)

Justine said...

Oh wow, congrats to them, and what an awesome style wedding, huh? And her dress was just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

I love the way you just did your hair with your back to the camera. What? No makeup? LOL

Justine :o )

Danette said...

What a wonderful wedding! I love the chopsticks & pink fortune cookies. And I especially love your fortune!!!
You looked great too. Sorry about the whole static cling thing. Doesn't that just drive you NUTS?!

Anonymous said...

What a cool wedding, and your dress was most fab!

ThisleRose said...

You are too funny :-) Looks like a fun wedding!

Amber said...

Love the tutorial! Although you said you slept in "pillow rolls." What's a pillow roll?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful reception, Nikki.

You are such a cute Bathroom Diva!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A lot of the pictures didn't come up for me :-(

Looks like a unique wedding. How was it a tea ceremony?


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I'm sure this was such a beautiful wedding!

Nikki, you have such lovely hair!

Angelic Accents

Unknown said...

What a lovely wedding! The bride looked beautiful and the tables were beautiful. You looked great, too! :)

The Vintage Housewife... said...

ooooh honey gor~guss!!!! they look so lovely and your bathroom sneek shot was a your hair...never heard of the "in the bedroom" fortune cookie i've just gotta have chinese tonight and try it out...hee

Jaede said...

Beautiful wedding. I'm so jealous of all your lovely hair.

Heather said...

I love weddings! Her dress is amazing! YOU look GORGEOUS as always! Love the bathroom beauty snapper picture! Isn't it liberating!?! You leave that bathroom feeling like ya almost got away with something dirty!! LOL!!!
Hope you are doing well!
A stomped ceiling is just a way to texture a ceiling. You apply a watered down compound with a roller and then "stomp" or texture the ceiling with a ceiling texture brush. It usually takes a lot of practice but my talented husband nailed it on his first attempt. It's sick actually. hee hee


Unknown said...

Nikki those chop sticks will look awesome in your hair! What a fun wedding.


My husband and I always do the "in bed" fortunes... We eat a lot of Chinese Food... : )

A Southern Rose said...

Very pretty wedding. Her dress was gorgeous. I liked your fortune too. I didn't know that anyone else used that expression other than us.(in the bed) LOL That is so funny!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki! Come on over to my blog and see your most lovely self crowned as a Bathroom Diva!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Morning,Dear One, I have something for you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Christie said...

Hey Nikki,
Congrats to the newlyweds! Beautiful couple...I love that dress!
Girl, the bathroom diva shot is great...and maybe it's not supposed to be funny, but I couldn't help but snicker a little bit, over someone catching you in the bathroom doing the bathroom diva shot! LOL! Great tutorial on the french twist with chopsticks too. That's pretty. I see those pretty plates in your bathroom redo too...That is a great fortune from the fortune cookie too! LOL! Hope you have a beautiful day! Glad to see you are getting some green and blooms too!
Big Hug

Harbor Hon said...

Congrats to the newlyweds! What a lovely traditional wedding. Girl, your hair is gorgeous and you have such a sweet voice. You should do more instructional videos. Thanks for the tips on using chopsticks as I was never quite sure how since my hair is so thin. But taking them up and then down will probably work for me. You're the best. xxoo

Life on the Edge said...

I always thought it would be fun to go to an Asian wedding. You looked so pretty in the dress!

Your bathroom reminds me so much of the one I used to have. I had beaded board walls 5' high and painted the bathroom in pink. I can't wait to see the re-do!


Life on the Edge said...

Oh, I know what I came here to tell you! David Ryan, the youngest of Evelyn Ryan's children passed away Friday of lung cance. It turns out that my new apartment is just a few doors down from his house.

I still owe you a pic of the family house on Washington Street. Now that I have so much time on my hands and its getting warmer, I should be able to do that for you.


Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki! And how is one of my newest Bathroom Divas? ;)
Thanks for popping in to see the bathrooms. Aren't they fabulous?
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

{oc cottage} said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, we should all have such amazing hair!!!

m ^..^

zuveena said...

congratulations to ur friends... i think it was a very nice wedding...however i seldom know that an asian man gets to marry an am girl but what is common to my knowledge is that an am man marries asian girl...know what i mean...the bride is sooo beautiful...but u r more beautiful anyway..hehe!!! best regards...

Rue said...

Hi Nikki :)

You are so cute, even with your back to the camera ;)

What a beautiful wedding and you looked gorgeous even if your dress malfunctioned.

I'm using the "in bed" for our fortunes next time ;)

The pantry shelves are in the mudroom that is now the pantry LOL


Anonymous said...

I am so jealous of your hair - it's lovely! Mine is in the first stages of growing out - not nice!