Saturday, April 30, 2011

wedding-ness. exhaustion-ness.

to say that my sister in law is pretty is an understatement. she is stupid-pretty. the gal doesn't even have to dry...bee-otch. just kidding. i love her. it was fun to watch her take this next step forward in her life with a man she loves.
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enough sentimental, right. let's talk decor. simple is the key word here...michelle is a no fuss kind of gal, so i thought it all fit her perfectly. we worked on these poms like we were in a sweat shop. me and all the filipino cousins.
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spray painted branches with ball jars and birdcages hanging from them.
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looks romantic when the lights are dim.

anyway, everyone got ready at our house as the church is seriously 10 steps across the street. fabulous how that worked out. so it was crazy.
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i love this picture of layne staring at his aunt. i mean, she's that pretty and he loves her a ton. i think he might have been crushing.

and the boutineers all wilted so i had to redo those and a couple bouquets last minute. i thought i was surely going to go into labor over wilted flowers. but alas, i did not. the baby stayed put.
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everyone was toats adorbs in their wedding gear.'specially my boys...all dapper.
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this set of pics sums up how i feel. you go hard, have fun, play your A-game, and then you crash hard. layne and i are alike in many ways... at 9pm, he came up to me and said, i want to go home to my warm, comfy bed. dude, i totally know how you feel. then he laid on me for a while(even though he was concerned my belly would be in the way). i wonder how long that sweetness will last...i think not much longer. boo.
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and lila, well she is like her father. party animal. not too much concern for sleep. she stayed up all night and would not leave the dance floor.
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no fussing, not mean...it didn't phase her. she's like her aunt, michelle. i kept telling her they needed to leave if she wanted people to "send them off". she was like, no, we'll just stay till the end. so a handful of us got to send them off. these pictures are funny if you really look at what's happening in each of them.
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those filipinos sure do know how to party. and alls i want to do is go to my warm, comfy bed and stay there for a month.

34 comments:

  1. Toats adorbs! Love it. Looks like a lovely wedding and your house is lovely!

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  2. gorgeous photos!! :) Looks like a good time!

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  3. So beautiful! I just decided I'm going to make you decorate/coordinate/photograph my vow renewal...whenever it happens. I promise I will do it when you are not 37 weeks pregnant ;)

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  4. Such beautiful pictures. The black and white ones are stunning.

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  5. toates adorbs. you know rach and I say that IRL now? love it. and happy happy weddings.

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  6. what a beautiful wedding!
    everyone look fan-freakin-tastic! :-)
    xxO

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  7. Very lovely!
    Where did you get the birdcages?!!!! I want some, I don't know what I'd use them for I just want some :)
    I made a bunch of poms last week too, wish I had some Filipino help... All I had was one white girl.
    My surgery is Monday... We might be in the hospital "giving birth" at the same time :). I'll check in on you net week when I'm a part of the living....and tell you all about it.
    Love, Jenn

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  8. Beautiful pics & gorgeous decor!

    Layne's dance moves are awesome!

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  9. Question: Why have I never commented on your blog? Answer: I'm a terrible person. You know I be checkin' it every day.

    These pictures are awesome. My favorites are Lila on the bed with just her feet showing, and then the two of your men. Awesome awesome awesome. Can I just say that you are a trooper? A very pregnant trooper. And a great blogger.

    -court

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  10. What a beautiful bride, decor, and family. The whole shebang! And you never cease to make me laugh with your comments. Stupid pretty, Philipino sweat shop,....:)
    Have a relaxing Sunday and now focus on getting yourself rested up for this little one who's coming soon,
    XO,
    Sarah

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  11. oh my word. you are that pregnant and your house had to be getting ready for a wedding clean and you are a rockstar. seriously. at that point i have to be convinced to shave my legs let alone host a wedding extravvaganza. but layne and his MOVES!?!? that's good stuff. :)

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  12. so fun...i can't wait until one of my sibs gets married and i can get some tips from you on decorating and party throwing!

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  13. you did a greta job ordering everyone around. It's a baker's spiritual gift. Do you think the nato's will want to keep the table runners? I can use them in leigh anne's wedding...but whatev'

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  14. Beautiful! Your house went so well with the wedding decor, but maybe you planned that? I love Lyla's room, and Lyla herself is just the cutest. Her little shoes...ah, I can't stand it!

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  15. I love the shoes in the first picture. so cute. This looks like such a simple but amazing wedding. I'm so glad you all had fun!

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  16. beee-utiful wedding. Love it... except there are no pictures of mama. Don't leave us hanging on some final baby bump pics. please :)

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  17. seriously, lila is beyond adorable! where did you get her shoes? LOVE them!

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  18. that wedding looks so pretty. seriously, so stunning and simple. love it. i also think i'd be more like Layne and just crash after dancing. i wish i had that boundless energy of lila but i really don't. and your pics looks great.

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  19. What a beautiful day! Love all the pictures! I can't imagine how exhausted you must be! My younger sister got married at the beginning of April & I was so tired/exhausted from all the wedding stuff that I didn't leave my house for 3 days after the wedding!!! And, I am not even preggo...you are 9 months preggo...I hope you get a lot of rest before baby girl gets here!

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  20. I LOVE wedding dances! And I've been really crossing my fingers that someone in the fam will get married soon so Ellie can be a flower girl!!

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  21. michelle got them for her at old navy a couple months ago. i haven't seen them there since! but they do have some really cute ballet flats in different solid colors for $10!

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  22. You took these photo's right?! They are beautiful! she is lovely. :)

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  23. You weren't kidding when you said the past month was craziness!
    I loved the first photo, the one of Layne & your man, & the three of your dancing machine :)

    Yay to God for keeping that baby in during all of the craziness :)

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  24. ahhhh! i love family weddings!
    it's so fun when you don't feel bad when your kids are all over the place.
    'cuz it's family, you know?
    everyone will be watching your kids!
    ha ha!
    you can relax a bit.
    ooops... was that my kid pulling over a flower arrangement?
    "oh! but she's SO cute... AND she's the daughter of the bride's cousin."
    your kids can do anything at family weddings!
    LOVES it!
    now... i have to ask!
    why no cutesy pics of preggo you all glammed up?!
    i'm a bit disappointed.
    i wanted to see you looking all hot and pregs!
    i bet you were stinkin' adorable.
    you little family of 4, soon to be 5!
    i want a family pic! :)

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  25. stephanie joy, you don't see pics of my because i am not cute, this pregant. i'm large. who wants to remember that??? haha.

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  26. this pictures were awesome! i love the first one of the feeties. and your kids are freaking adorable!!! i can't wait to have my own half and half. well... i can.

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  27. Beautiful decorations! Also, was there mah jong and pusoy there, too? If you put that in the mix, Filipinos will party all night 'til the next day! I still don't know how you do all this 9 months pregnant!

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  28. Love these pics. Especially the one of Nato and your son in the tuxes. CLASSIC.

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  29. wow--i am loving all the great details--simple and chic~ everyone looks so great--and i adore the picts of the kiddos getting jiggy on the dance floor~

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  30. ok, i hardly think you could be HUGE since you're tiny normally.
    hey, i was asked probably once a week starting at week 25 with my third if i was having twins.
    seriously!
    and i was NOT measuring bigger, i was measuring smaller, actually.
    so, apparently, i'm the whale of a preggo! ha!
    and i put up pics when i was preggers on my blog a year and a half ago.
    i think it's only fair?! ;)
    c'mon... i know you're totally adorbs!
    and what!??!?
    3 cm already?!
    pffft!
    you're not gonna have time for an epi!!!!
    you're gonna go so fast!!!
    ha ha ha!
    (really, it's not THAT bad!) ;)
    ok, i lie. it is bad... but after it's bliss!

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  31. Beautiful wedding! Thanks for sharing photos. Your family is presh.

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  32. you rock my funny bone's world jami nato. keep on crackin' girl. keep it on...

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  33. Filipinos + dance floor = long night. Same holds true with Filipinos + Karaoke. Looks like all had a great time!

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