Kawi & Veronica
"This Day I will marry my best friend!"

 US

We met the night of my 24th birthday in Germany. I was out with my girl and we were at a bar and Kawi walked in with his friends. My friend who I was with knew him and his friends. Right away Kawi and I hit it off. Then I didn't see him for about a couple of weeks. I saw him another night I was out. We talked again and he asked me for my number. He called and asked me on a date. Our date was perfect and after our date we were together ever since.

 

I am excited about our wedding. Kawi means the world to me. He is so perfect for me. He treats me like a princess and I never thought that I would ever find someone like him!!

 

   

((made by knottie Danille))

We decided on a Vegas wedding because we love night life and basically we love to pary. I thought it would be a pefect place cause we can have both our families come and have a good time. We are both originally from Cali but since being in the Military we have a lot of friends that are all over the world. Also before Kawi joined the miltary he lived in Hawaii and his mom and brothers still live there. Vegas made it more affordable for both our families. Also my sister had her wedding at the same location and I loved The Grove!

 

About Us

 

I seperated from the USAF in Aug. I was in for 6 yrs. Kawi is currently in Iraq still in the USAF. I am currently sitting at home in Cali with my family waiting for Kawi to return from his deployment. Come 1 Feb I will be back in Germany in my babies arms.

This is our first trip to Paris in Oct 06

This is our first engagement photos taken in Hawaii

This was at Disneyland Paris

 

This is memorial day 07 in Paris

Halloween 06 "It's LOVE"

 

A-dam with friends Nov 06

Drunk Party Crew in Paris May 07

The day my baby left to Iraq Aug 07

Kawi in Iraq

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Welcome HOME Babe!!!

Since I couldn't be in Germany when Kawi got home my best friend from Germany got her daughters to make this sign and they welcomed him home.

In the first image you can tell that Kawi was very suprised. He had no idea at all that my friend and I had planned this. The second picture is him taking a closer look at the sign! My friend said he was so suprised and the expression on his face was priceless.

Welcome home baby!! I wish I could of been there!

Back together again

 

Back together once again!! Feb 08

Valentines Day! 08

 

"We're a little crazy but that is how we role!"

Partying downtown Germany!

Planning Pictures

 

The Grove

This is where the ceremony will take place. Outside in this Gazebo. The chairs will sit outside of it. There is this beautiful bridge you walk to to get to the gazebo.

My sisters wedding at The Grove!

 

The reception is in doors. A big wood dance floor, a bar, and it is beautiful inside. Our table clothes will be white with purple napkins. No runners or chair covers.

 

These are my colors. First color is Victorian Lilac. Bridesmaid dresses. More shades of purples will be thrown in. Mainly for flowers and table napkins.  Second is a silver, suppose to be a lighter silver color with more of a sparkle. I want silver table runners and the girls will wear silver shoes. Guys will wear a black tux with a black shirt but a silver vest. Third is white, which is going to be used for table clothes and chiffon around the ceremony and reception. Last color is suppose to be a fushia pink for the flowers.

The top fabric and color are the dress color for the flowergirls, the big color fabric is from David's Bridal Victorian Lilac bridesmaids dresses. The small one is the flower girls. It is Violet. I didn't know how good they would match until I got the swatch colors and they go perfect together.

Bridal Party

Our guys will wear a simple black tux with two buttons, black shirt, silver vest and tie, with a lavender single purple rose boutonniere. Tuxs will be from Men's Warehouse

Our girls will wear this David Bridal dress style: 8933 in Victorian Lilac. Shoes will be shiny silver in any style they will like. Picked up the dresses a couple of days ago and the halter part seems to be big on all my bridesmaids, they also seem a little long so we are going to alter them to go right under the knee.

This is my mothers dress. Its a David Bridals dress style F21066. It is Ivory. My mom will be walking me down the isle. This dress fits my mom a lot better and looks a lot better on. I should be able to update my pictures this week since we are going to pick up her dress. We had the worst expirence with alterations at David's Bridal and this wasn't the first time my mom had problems. She even had problems with her dress for my sisters wedding. But luckly the lady fixed what my mom wanted fixed and we got to go back within a couple of hours to pick it up which was great cause I didn't want to make another trip up there to pick it up at a later date.

This is the flower girls dresses. I saw this dress in Brides magazine and I loved it. It took me awhile to actuall find them. It will be in Violet as shown above. It is a WaWa style 44218. I ordered them through netbride.com. They were a lot cheaper than what we found in the stores.  We got them. They are beautiful but they are both way too big. Not true to size at all. So a lot of alterations need to be made to them.

This is my beautiful Maid-of-Honor Angie from Germany. This is our Best Man John.

This is my sister Yvonne, brother-in-law Sinecio, and niece Mia. They are all in the wedding. Yvonne is one of my bridesmaids, Sin is a groomsmen, and Mia is one of my beautiful flower girls!

This is my little sister Steph my other bridesmaid. This picture is of Kawi and his cousin Nate, our other groomsmen.

This is my beautiful niece Ally my other flower girl. And this is my handsome nephew Anthony our ringbear!

This is my beautiful mom and me!!

 

Flower 

This will be my bouquet. White roses, no greenery, and rhinestones. It will be full looking.

Our bridesmaid bouquets will be like this one except the roses will be lavander and fushia pink. There is a great picture of the colors on The-Palette websited under lavander bouquets. Also the stephanolis will have pearls in them.

My niece Ally (one of our flowergirls) will carry a kissing ball. It will match the bridesmaids bouquets.

The guys will wear lavander single rose boutonnieres and my fiance will wear a 2 white rose boutonniere.

The cake flowers will be the same flowers in bridesmaid bouquets just bunches spread on the cake.

Mother wrist corsages will have fushia pink roses with greenery and ribbon.

Rose petals will be spred out around the cake table and around each center piece. Also down the aile. Rose petals will be lavender, fushia pink, and white.

All flowers will be done by Pam from The-Palette.

Cake

Our cake topper is this glass heart with our names and monogram. I got it from walmart.com for very cheap. I love it. Also we will have a couple of flowers by it.

This is what our cake will look like. But round and no ribbion. It will have a sprayed airbrush glitter for sparkle. It will be white cake, with fresh strawberry filling, and whipped cream icing.

Somewhat, what the flowers on cake will look like. Except the flowers will be Sterling Silver & Ravel. Like colors above. It will be two roses together with the stephonatis. No greenery.

This is what I want the cake table to look like. Candle votives around it with rose petals. Yes I know there is whole roses on this table but my budget will not allow for it so I am going to use A LOT of petals.

 

Pillow/Basket

Ring Bearer Pillow (Got from E-bay)

Flower Girl Basket (E-bay)

Decorations/ Accessories

 

These are our champane flutes and cake cutter. I got these from http://www.2bwed.biz/default.htm. I love them!! They have rhinestones on them.

The center pieces sit on a round glass miror with a round bowl with floating candles and clear rocks on the bottom of the bowl. Around the center pieces will be rose petals. Our tables will have white cloths with lilac and purple napkins.

I bought six of these candles at JCPenny's on sale for about $5 each. They are are glittery and I love them. I am going to put two of them on the guest book sign in table and the other four on the head table.

Found this photo signing mat on Target.com. Its only like $10 

Got from ebay, not the best but hey its only a card box.

These are the favor boxes bought at walmart. They are silver with white ribbon and a pretty double heart tag. Going to fill them with hersey kisses. Maybe have a saying like " A box full of kisses from the Mr & Mrs" Or just keep it simple with our names and date. This will be the only favor we have.

These are our invitations. Simple multi boarder with puple writing. I got 50 invitations with envelope and response cards and envelopes printed for $60 from: https://store.gartnerstudios.com I added the silver hearts. I got the silver hearts from Target for really cheap. They were suppose to be for confetti but I liked how they looked on the invitations.

The Girls

Bride shirt my sister got from VS online, Team Bride shirts got from E-bay! I love these cause they can easily be dressed up!!

 

The Bride

My beautiful Sophia Toli dress. Colors are lilac and white diamond. I love everything about my dress. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

My First fitting

So this was my first fitting finally. Dress looks horrible cause it has to be taken in 4 inches and it hasn't been steamed so that can have a lot to the way it is laying and the look. But I am so glad I finally got it in!!

 

This is my engagement ring! I LOVE IT!! Fiance choice it out him self. He knew I liked princess cut and three diamonds but this is way more than I could ask for. Haven't chosen a band yet, cause it is really hard to find something to go with this ring. Still looking though. 

Wedding band. It goes really good with my e-ring!! I love it!!

I love these shoes. I haven't bought them yet but I am really thinking of getting them after my first dress fitting.

My earrings that I got from Knottie Michelle. I love them. This is probably the only jewlery I will wear besides my rings. Also thinking of getting a bracelet but I know I will not wear a necklace.

This is my garter. A suprise for my fiance. I am also still looking for a throw one but I haven't found one to match so I am going to look into getting a plain back one made. Or I might just go buy another one of these.

This is my favorite hairstyle. I just want mor curls like in the other two pictures.

I love her make-up. Also love her hair. Simple & Elegant!!

The Groom

We are going with a two button tux with white shirt, white vest, and white tie. But we are renting from Mens Wearhouse and tuxes have gone up in price but if you rent 4 tuxes then the grooms is free and you can also enroll in their rewards program and get $20 off each tux!

                                                                      

Ring from Kays. Haven't bought it yet but we will soon.

 

Honeymoon

We haven't yet booked our honeymoon but we are in the process on planning to go to Spain in June. We really can't afford to go right after the wedding so I was thinking June will be a perfect time and I have always wanted to go to spain!!

 

Vendor Information

 
Ceremony Location- The Grove Las Vagas

The grove is beautiful. It is an outdoor ceremony and I love it!! Pictures are above.

Reception Location- The Grove/ Las Vegas

Caterers- Provided by The Grove Florist

Cake-  Little Pastry Chefs

Really nice to work with.

Florist- The-Palette

Pam has been great to work with. She always responds to all my e-mails in great time. I have really enjoyed working with her so far and I can't wait to see the flowers. She was voted... " 2007 Pick The Knot Best of Weddings."

Photographer- Bently & Wilson

Todd will be our photographer for the day. We are getting the 8 hr package. We will also do photos on the strip for about 2 hours after the reception. Really excited about using Todd because I heard great things about him!!

Disc Jockey- Good Vibrations

Provided by the Grove. Don't have much of a review for them cause I haven't contacted them

Hair & Make-up- GlamSquad

I booked James for my 3 bridesmaids, my mom, and myself ofcourse. I am really excited about using them too. I love the fact that they come to your hotel room so you don't have to be running around. Just relax. Heard great things about James and he is a very nice person. I have also spoke to Danielle from Glamsquad and she has been tons of help!

Hotel- Cancun Resort

We just booked our room. And got a good deal. We will be staying in a 2 bedroom Villa. Lots of room. We booked it from trails.com. I have heard good things about this Resort and I am looking forward to staying there.

Transportation- Not Sure

I am really considering Presidential Limos because we want a hummer limo.

Dress-Tour of Elegance

Saundra has been great to work with. She might even do my veil for me. I am really happy with her service.

Bridesmaids & Mother of the Bride- Davids Bridal 

They were ok to work with. Got the dress pretty fast. My mothers on other had we had a little problem when she got it altered there but they fixed it the same day and my mom was really happy with it.

So far a good experince

Tuxedos- Men's Wearhouse

Very friendly and helpful. Haven't had a problem so far

Bridesmaid Dress-David's Bridal

Dress are really pretty and came in really fast. Kind of too big in certain places and a little long for being a tea length dress. Also got my moms dress their too. Had a little truble with the alterations but now everything is ok.

Flower girl dress-Netbride

Great deals and discounts! Very nice and helpful. Got dresses over a month early than expected date. So very happy with Netbride's service. On the other had designer Watters & Watters well dresses are beautiful but not true to size, too big, actually way too big.

Invitations- Gartner studios

I love my invitations. Very affordable. Elegant but Simple!! LOVE UM!!