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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Real Wedding: Personal Touches in San Miguel - Krysti + Simon

You want to know what's cool? A wedding in which the couple successfully collaborates with their family and friends to pull personal elements into their wedding day! It just makes it so sweet. Krysti and Simon did just that. Krysti tells us all about her amazing wedding day and how meaningful many of the details were to she and Simon:

"Simon and I first met as teenagers at a a college recruitment weekend but didn't really catch each other's eye until we lived in the same dorm as freshmen. We danced in the Ballet Folklorico all 4 years at Stanford, as had most of our wedding party. Simon proposed to me at Stanford, at the same spot on the quad where we had our first kiss!" 
"I knew that I wanted to be married at Mission San Miguel and the mass was beautiful and so personal. Our priest had also married my parents at the Mission and wrote a poem for Simon and I about the nature of love. But some of the best moments of the wedding were completely unplanned- especially the stray dog that escorted my dad and I down the aisle!" 
"It ended up being an unseasonably hot day, and the parish hall venue worked perfectly with the shaded courtyard and the inside cool and air-conditioned."
"I got a lot of wedding inspiration from blogs and we were determined to do as much ourselves as possible. We hunted down cobalt blue glass vases at thrift stores and decorated them with charms from Michael's and jute cord to match the burlap table runners. The table numbers were bookmarks in our favorite childhood books that we had gathered from used bookstores and library sales. Simon's sister made our Wallace and Grommet style cake topper and we had a Tardis at our table as a nod to our love of sci-fi shows. The flower arrangements we made using olive, rosemary, and eucalyptus branches from my parent's property. We used dried lavender and wheat in the smaller vases. No Mexican/Filipino wedding would be complete without the food and lots of it! Simon's abuelita made us traditional Mexican wedding cookies and we served Mexican, Filipino, and some BBQ to pay homage to our different family heritages."
"My dad and brother made us some delicious home-brew that helped get everyone out on the dance floor, and dance we did! My wedding party celebrated our love of Ballet Folklorico by dancing el Son de la Negra together with us at the reception."
I love it!

The FABULOUS vendors behind this FABULOUS wedding:
Wedding Photography | Danielle Capito Photography
Wedding Venue | Mission San Miguel
Floral Design | Flowers by Kim
Cake Designer | Two Little Birds Bakery
Makeup Artist | Vino Therapy

Until Next Time, Stay Fabulous!
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