Monthly Archives: August 2011

Their awkward, shy glances toward each other started three years ago. Alice was attending the University of California-Irvine and Jason would travel from San Diego State to see his close friend from high school. This friend was Alice’s roommate and that’s how Alice first laid eyes on Jason. They would steal glances and wave to each other and the waving lasted awhile… for another whole year.

Alice graduated from UCI in the summer and her and Jason no longer were stealing glances, they had moved on to hanging out together… not alone but in a group. They got to know each other slowly, shyly, and on their own terms. As their summer started to draw to a close they both knew they wanted this- excuses to sit next to each other, shy conversations, and  awkward glances turned to loving gazes- to continue…

And continue it did. Jason asked Alice to be his girlfriend shortly after their summer ended and then proposed to her two years later on a family trip to South Korea. They were happily married in San Marcos at the Twin Oaks Garden Estate on a gorgeous summer day.

Alice and Jason, I completely and utterly adore you two. You both are so sweet and kind and I’m truly grateful to have met you! Thank you so much for the honor!

Here is part 1 of Jason & Alice’s Wedding

see part II here



Venue: Twin Oaks Garden Estate

Florist: Jerri Disney

Cake: All Occasions Cakes and Candies

Entertainment: Injoy Entertainment

Wedding Dress: Maggie Sotero

I haven’t done a Week in Love post for at least four months –ooops, I just checked and it’s been 7 months, yikes!-… probably because I’m spending my free time on Pinterest…. well, that and it is wedding season. So I’ve combined the two to bring y’all my favorite pins for the week. Enjoy! :)

1. Wedding favor idea– books!

2. I have bananas waiting to be mashed into this amazing banana bread recipe. I may make this after I make #9

3. Cake batter martini… enough said

4. I love the idea of themes for senior shoots. This is in Ruche’s new catalog and it’s so cute!

5. I’m a little obsessed with anything fall and pumpkins… and I’m dieting right now… so just looking at this pumpkin pie french toast helps me make it through the day

6. DIY lavender sugar scrub– great for a gift or to keep for yourself

7. My favorite thing on pinterest so far… viewfinder wedding invitations. To die for. How do people come up with these amazing ideas? Pure genius if you ask me

8. ok maybe the viewfinder is my second most favorite thing… a blinged-out starbucks cup just took the spot for first place

9. NYT “best” chocoloate chip cookie recipe– this will probably be my first pinterest recipe I try… I’ll let y’all know how it turns out

because. you. are

/ Personal

You are probably more than half way to Flagstaff by now. You passed our old hometown of Las Vegas and you’re probably bored and cursing me for not playing my turn on words with friends. I’ll play my turn, but only if you don’t leave double word and triple word tiles open for me to take. Wining all the time is no fun so please give me a challenge 😉

Another year of college is ahead of you. Another year of fun, stress, giggles, new friends, old friends, loud “Adrianna” laughs, new beginnings, challenges, questions, and another year to love where you are and to love who you are.

I’m tearing up as I type this… you know me, I cry ALL. THE. TIME.

Remember that I wholeheartedly love you. down right adore you.

because. you. are. BEAUTIFUL!



full of life






no dancing queen, no matter how much you believe yourself to be

Good luck this year. Have fun, study, and remember to enjoy this time in your life no matter how hard and difficult it gets. I love you more than I could ever express!

These are some images of my gorgeous step-daughter that my husband and I took this past week:


San Diego Wedding

/ Weddings

A few months ago I was able to attend Justin & Mary Marantz’s Walk Through a Wedding Workshop here in San Diego.

We started off at the Park Manor Suites Hotel and then moved to the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Old Town San Diego for the ceremony and then finally the Estancia Hotel & Spa in La Jolla for the reception. I loved the Fools Rush In theme and the Mexican touches throughout the day.

Here are a few of my favorites of Elizabeth and Jason from the day.

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Inside of the Church of the Immaculate Conception was so gorgeous and had so much history.

Izzy and Ip were so fun and were willing to do just about anything for a laugh… my type of couple :)

I love the idea of Mexican sweet bread and Mexican hot chocolate at a wedding!

Churros as favors are nothing but delicious!

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