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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Random stuff

So today I was just talking to Tommy and I randomly asked him what part of our relationship makes him the happiest. He told me "Our companionship. Because you're my best friend and I can tell you anything." Awww, hahaha. Well I feel the same. We were not only friends before we got into this relationship but were best friends. We did everything together, have just about everything in common, and have so much fun together even if all we're doing is watching tv. What better way to enter into a relationship? Even now, 4 1/2 years later, our relationship feels brand new. Things never get boring, we always have something to talk about, and have even been told by newer couples that they look up to us. How sweet is that. I can honestly say that this is the happiest I have ever been. Even when we have an argument, once we make up it's all worth it to have that one person in our life. The good definetly outweighs the bad. And if it didn't, we would have a huge problem, hehe.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Color Scheme

Since we're having a Hawaiian inspired wedding, we gotta have a tropical color scheme. Naturally we'd have blue because that's both our favorite color. The other colors just came together when I realized I saw them together everywhere, in random places. So we're running with it. People seem to like it, and we're happy with it so that's all that really matters.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Our wedding day. Wait, our wedding weekend!

Tommy and I have decided to refer to our wedding as our "Wedding weekend." Why? Because all of the important wedding activities start on Wednesday all the way until the end of the weekend. So why not! It's a great way to celebrate with those closest to us in this extremely special time in our lives. We only plan on getting married once and want to stretch it out for as long as we can!

What our wedding weekend will include:

Wednesday September 23, 2009: Rehearsal Dinner. Since our wedding party will be fairly large we figured we should practice before the big day. Plus we will be passing out all the thank you gifts!

Thursday September 24, 2009: Relaxation. My Maid of Honor gave me the idea to go to a spa. And we'll be getting our nails done.

Friday September 25, 2009: The Big Day! This is self explanatory :D

Saturday September 26, 2009: "Day After Lunch" or whatever you want to call it (can't think of a better name!). We've seen this done before where those closest to the couple and usually out of town guests are invited to a day after get together to spend more time together, eat, chat, look at pictures, and open presents!

Sunday September 27, 2009: Disneyland! Ok this isn't really wedding related but we're still including it. I wanted to go this day because I want the weekend full of fun and because my maid of honor is coming in from Washington state and it's kind of tradition to go to Disneyland when she's down here.

So there it is! Our busy schedule for our Wedding Weekend!! I CAN'T WAIT!! :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Wedding Website

How could I forget our wedding website! We, well I, immediately started our site after our engagement. I was so excited about it that I couldn't wait. So here it is www.meganwedstommy.com. It's probably the thing I'm most excited about, right after getting married to Tommy of course :)

BTW, we used ewedding.com and LOVED it, so if anyone is getting married and looking for a great wedding site ewedding.com is it! I looked around, and even tried other sites and this one was by far the best.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Why we chose our theme

More often than not people have a problem with wedding themes, “wedding should be the theme for a wedding”, or “themes make weddings look childish”, and so on. I never understood why themes were just so horrible to some people. Why do we all have to have that cookie cuter wedding? Why can't weddings reflect the couple? Makes no sense to me.

We didn’t decided to have a theme just for the sake of having a theme. It was a way to include something important to the both of us not only individually, but as a couple. What better way could we do that?

Some reasons are just coincidental, but either way, there always seems to be some Hawaiian connection within our lives:

  • Tommy's parents met in Hawaii
  • I have family from Hawaii, and even born over there
  • For as long as we can remember we have been interested in the culture
  • Tommy's (only) niece has a Hawaiian name
  • Tommy's mom teaches her own Hula/Tahitian class. And not only are other members of his family in it but mine as well.
  • Many times a year we do something or go somewhere that has to do with the Hawaiian culture (we go to hula competitions, they are apart of an annual dance show and even are sometimes hired to dance)
  • Even though he and I have known each other literally forever, it was because of his mom’s class that we became friends (it was taught at my house)
  • I was in Hawaii when Tommy first asked me out.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Photographer. Only slightly related to the wedding

While searching for a wedding photographer I came across one who caught my attention because of a project she's doing that she calls “Project Blended”. She began this project because she has always been interested in the issues of interracial people and couples. And so as a way of celebrating the growth of interculturalism in our society, she photographs mixed race couples and individuals. Anyone interested can email her and schedule a shoot. So I did since my fiancĂ© and I are both mixed, he’s Puerto Rican/Filipino and I’m Japanese/Mexican. She messaged me back giving me a little more info on it and it sounds great. All we have to do is sign a release form so she can publish the pictures (she hopes to turn this project into a book), we get about an hour, and she’ll give us pictures on a disc. Best of all its free! And since my fiancĂ© and I are both mixed she’ll be taking photographs of us individually and together as a couple. I've also been referring a lot of our friends and family since most are either mixed themselves, in a interracial relationship, or both. I’m really excited about this! I’m even considering hiring her as our wedding photographer because not only do I like her work, she’s within our price range, but I think she’ll enjoy seeing all of the different races we’ll have.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Our date is official

IT'S OFFICIAL! Our wedding date is set! The reception location has been booked today!! Our main concern was being able to book the place we wanted for the reception on the day we wanted, and after that everything else can come into play. So now that we have the 2 things we didn't want to compromise on, we can get this show on the road! YAY! I'm so happy!

Our reception will be at the California Institute of Technology, or CalTech. Only certain people are able to book this place for personal events. We're fortunate to be one of them since Tommy's mom works here! I think it's beautiful and makes for great pictures. I can't wait!

Here are a few pictures:

The last 2 are of the actual reception location