JD & Janice 

10.11.08

Planning Bio 


 If I stole a photo from your bio, please email me at jdandjanice (at) yahoo (dot) com, or page me on the Los Angeles Board .

the engagement


JD and I met through a mutual friend he went to undergrad with and I went to grad school with (I owe you big, Maggie!). We immediately felt as though we had known each other for a long time. Our first date was on St Patrick's Day 2006. Exactly a year later we were at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood attending the premiere of a movie he had edited. I knew he was going to propose, but I was honestly not expecting it for 2 more months. In the middle of the crowd, reporters, cameras, JD dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife. I was in total shock. It was supposed to be his day and he made it OUR day! I barely had time to catch my breath when he said "Oh yeah, I am taking you to wine country for the weekend!" We left the next day for Solvang, Ca (apparently featured in Sideways...I still need to see it). It is a cute little Danish village outside Santa Barbara. We fell in love with the area and we have decided to get married up there!

the ring

Planning

color scheme

Chocolate Brown and Lime/Apple Green with orange and Pink flowers

Top right photo from "Oct142006bride's" bio.

the dress

Monique L'huillier Lea top and Coco Skirt with an Ivory sash for the Ceremony and the Valentine top, Coco Skirt and Chocolate sash for the Reception. (bottom center) Knottie "Alexv's" bio.


Below:  Ceremony Dress.  I have decided to remove the pick-up's from the skirt and also make the crinoline fuller at the hips to make it more of a ballgown. I still need my brooch bling! (and a hem would be nice)

Below:  Reception Dress.  I am changing into a sleeveless top and brown sash.

Below:  I would love an unstructured double french bustle.  This one is just pinned for now.  I  will also move the bow to the back for the reception.

Below: front of sash detail and brooch for sash (Erica Koesler)




purse

shoes 

Charles David "Fizz"

 hair

Photos from MrsDXBride06's bio. I love the bouquet, also!

 


Two hair combs I purchased from the Erica Koesler Warhouse. I will probably wear the top one alone with a couple rhinestone hair pins in my bun.


veil

Right photo from "MrsJohnny's" bio

The Ceremony

old mission santa inez

bouquets

My bouquet will be green w/ a little white (green jade roses, Tuberoses, green berries, mini green cymbidium
Orchids and white freesia)

from knottie "Mrs.Veroni's" Bio 
 
 
 
The bridesmaids will be greens, browns, oranges and pinks (peach dahlias, mini green cymbidium Orchids, green berries, jade roses, tuberoses and chocolate fern curl). I added pink since meeting with the florist, so that is not represented below.



bridesmaids

Choices, Choices!

the groom & groomsmen

ring bearer and flower girl 


                          unity candle                        



Our Unity Candle will be these candle holders from Illuminations. We will also put them on our head table at the reception.

The Reception

firestone vineyard's crossroads estate


centerpieces and decor


 

from "Mrs.Veroni's" Bio

 

Half the centerpieces will the in low square glass containers lined with ti leaves and half will be lanterns surrounded by a wreath.  The flowers will be dark green hydrangea, Peach dahlias, terra cotta and jade roses, green cymbidium orchids and foliage.  I am also going to add in pink flowers. (lantern centerpiece from netterb's bio)



I may use this idea for my table numbers, but use photos of our four very cute kitties!


I purchased several mason jars for the cocktail hour barrels and for around the windows of the polebarn. (right) from "Firestonebride's" Bio.

cakes

I want them all!




Our cake topper will be a customized "Simpsonized" version of us. We are HUGE fans. I will post the actual one once we get it.

server

 

I LOVE this cake server. It is from Bombay Company, which is going out of business. I was able to get one thanks to the help of my fellow knotties!


sign-in table

We are going to display wedding portraits from our parents and siblings weddings. I also would like to create a photo guestbook with Shutterfly.


Candelabras from Marshals (only $7.99.each, what a steal!) They are very shabby chick and rustic with the leaves and chipped paint, but I will probably paint them bronze-brown to match the lanterns (or lime green)

card box

I am using the photo on the left as inspiration when I paint the mailbox on the right. Not sure what color yet, but I think it will work nicely for my card box.

escort cards/ favors


Paper and Invites

                        save the dates                        

Our DIY save the dates! The photostrip was a removable magnet that I made on knottie Wendy55's xyron machine.

Mile of magnets!


                           invitations                         

I would like to create invitations like these using our colors. I may print them on a gocco machine. My MOH bought one for her wedding, and we will see how easily it goes!

programs

I love these programs from Martha Stewart. I may use them as inspiration for mine.


Vendors

Ceremony Venue: Old Mission Santa Ines

Reception Venue: Firestone Crossroads Estate

Officiant: Msgr. Gallagher and Father Mangini

Wedding Coordinator: Rebecca Stone of Duet Weddings

Caterer: Lorriane Lim Catering

Cake Creator: Dawn Peters/ Decadence Wedding Cakes

Florist: Juniper Presence/ Juniper Floral Designs

Photographer: Kim Fox Photography

Hair & Make-up:  TEAM Hair & Make-up 

String Quartet: Atlantic Strings

Disc Jockey: AMS Entertainment

Rental Company: Ventura Party Rentals

Jeweler: Ben Bridge Jewelers

LA Knottie "Ragtime" GTG. November 2007