Becoming #TeamNakamura: Giants vs. Brewers

We’ve talked about the choosing the dress, the ceremony location, the vows, the food, cake tasting, the flowers and now for fun at AT&T Park with the San Francisco Giants.

The evening of our first date, Sean surprised me with amazing seats in the Club level at AT&T Park so after we picked our wedding date, I immediately went to the Giants website to see if there was a game on the night of the July 27.

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The schedule wasn’t up for a while but we finally saw that there was a game, so we thought about trying to get the same tickets so we could be in the same section that we were last year, but the club level tickets are really expensive and with paying for the wedding, we were debating.  But then, Sean’s sister and boyfriend, who have season tickets through work, surprised us with 4 tickets.  We were so grateful and excited.  They were great seats too!

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Fortunately the Giants/Brewers matchup isn’t a big one so we were able to find tickets at a reasonable price for our families to come too.  Unfortunately we weren’t able to get them in the same section, but we could get enough tickets that everyone would be able to sit together.

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We took a little break between the reception and the game, taking a taxi from our hotel to the game.  The taxi driver was like you guys are a little dressed up for the game 😉 but we wanted to wear our wedding gear to the game, although we did both wear our Altras to the game vs our dress shoes.

We met up with Sean’s sister and boyfriend outside the stadium to go inside.  The lines were pretty long, so we took a shortcut through a bar that had an entrance to the park.  We headed upstairs to check out the Customer Service area where they give out first timer certificates to the park and Sean’s brothers had already been there and had 2 awesome certificates made for us.

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Sean’s sister got us Giant’s ball caps, which we love!  I wasn’t able to wear mine during the game because I didn’t want to mess up my awesome updo :).

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A few innings into the game, this lady looked up to us from the Giants dugout and was like did you guys get married today?  I said yes, and she was like ok and then went back into the dugout.  A little bit later she said, don’t go anywhere, you are going to be on TV.  Well we thought she meant the Jumbo Tron at the stadium, but a little while later the young girls sitting next to us, were like, you guys are on TV!  The lady was Amy G and she’s the Giant’s reporter.  It was super cool.  And a few of our friends in the Bay Area even saw it live.  It was pretty awesome because it was her 14th wedding anniversary as well!

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Sean’s mom has a client who knows Amy G and he asked her about talking to us that evening.  She wasn’t roaming the stadium like she does sometimes, but she did do a quick recap of us on Giants TV. So cool!

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After that we started making our way around the park to see the rest of our family.  We headed to sit with his mom for a few minutes, and they got us on TV a second time!  This time we were smiling and laughing and not quite so serious :).

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A short inning or so with them, we headed over to see my family and Sean’s siblings.  There weren’t any open seats near them so we were only able to stay for a few minutes before they ushered us out.

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We got some traditional ballpark food, hotdogs and chicken fingers and headed back down to our seats.  Just in time to see some awesome baseball.  There were 2 challenges and the Brewer’s coach got kicked out of the game!  It ended up that both challenges were in the Giants favor, which was even better.  What an exciting way to finish off the game.

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We had an absolutely fabulous day.  And getting to cap it off with an exciting game made it that much better.

Becoming #teamnakamura: Writing Vows

When Sean & I decided to get married at the absolutely amazing San Francisco City Hall, we knew that we wanted to have a family member marry us.

San Francisco City Hall, People's Palace, Carmen Alvarez Photography, San Francisco

We decided that we wanted to ask Sean’s brother to officiate our ceremony.  There are 2 ways for a family member to be able to marry you in California.  #1 they can be deputized for the day, there is a $120 fee for this and you can get it at the same place you get your marriage license.  #2 they can get ordained online for free.  I found all this info and more on offbeatbride.com.

After we asked Jared to officiate our ceremony, we had to write it.  So I went to Pinterest and started looking around for inspiration.  There are a lot of sites out there that give ceremony templates for both religious and civil ceremonies but I have to say that most of them weren’t anything near what we wanted.  First of all most of them were really long and very formal including lots of readings and just didn’t convey who we were.

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I asked an officiant friend from Orlando if we had to have anything specific in the ceremony before I started piecing things together.

I found an awesome ceremony on pinterest which I can now not find, so I apologize that I can’t give credit to the author, but I loved the beginning of it and I changed it to fit us.

I’m thrilled & honored to be here to witness & celebrate the beginning of your journey through life as Team Nakamura.

I imagine the marriage between the two of you will look a little like this:

Traveling the world, running from place to place, watching sunsets, enjoying amazing meals and making plans for your next adventure.

May your marriage be a never-ending edit of beautiful vignettes, captured and shared #togethertogether, for as long as you both shall live.

Then I found very very long reading, I cut it in half using what I thought fit us.

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage, the little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say I love you at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted, the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue throughout all the years. It is having a mutual sense of values & common objectives. It is standing #togethertogether facing the world.

Then came the vows, I saw this sign first and it was basically what I built the whole ceremony around.  I felt that the vows were absolutely perfect for us.  I made a few small changes and they were perfect.

I take you, Sean/Jenny, to be my husband/wife, my best friend, my faithful partner and my one true love.

I promise to encourage you & inspire you and to love you truly through good times & bad.

I will forever be there to laugh with you, to lift you up when you are down and to love you unconditionally throughout all of our adventures in life #togethertogether.

I think the ring section was probably the hardest part to find, and eventually I just gave up coming up with something super creative and picked a basic ring blessing.

A ring is an unbroken circle, a symbol of unity and love, the greater circle of life of which we belong. Having neither beginning nor end but a continuous cycle of which you are an element. For you, it begins with the gift of life and will continue through the end of time.

For the ring vows…

With this ring, I give you my heart, I promise from this day forward, you shall not walk alone, may my heart be your shelter and my arms be your home.

Then a nice Irish Marriage Prayer that I found & liked.

Now an Irish Marriage Prayer…May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.

And then it was official & we were married!

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Basically I didn’t write much of our ceremony, I picked and choose bits and pieces of things that were already written and put them together to make what would become the #teamnakamura wedding ceremony.

All in all it was just over 6 minutes long, included a lot of laughter, some tears and our amazing families.  If you would like to watch the ceremony my brother in law David recorded it on his phone, hence the audio quality and the fact that city hall is really noisy 🙂 and you can watch it here.

My favorite part of the ceremony? Hum…I loved it all but probably this…The absolute pure happiness on Sean’s face after he got his ring.

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Sean’s favorite part?

I asked him and he said it was all his favorite.

We are so grateful to Jared and our families for joining us on this most special day in our lives.

Becoming #TeamNakamura: Picking a Ceremony Venue

I realize I’m kinda jumping around with my recaps here, but I guess that’s what happens when you are excited :).

If you are new to reading our recaps, here you go…

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Cake
Reception Location
Flowers

I think I’ve mentioned before that after Sean & I got engaged, we immediately knew that we wanted to get married in San Francisco.  It was an important place in our relationship since we had our first date there and we got engaged there.

Somewhere, after we decided that Paris was out of the question, I saw a photo of SF City Hall on the Facebook page of one of my favorite, but way out of our price range wedding photographers, Jasmin Star, and I knew at that instant that I had found the place where we were going to be married.

San Francisco City Hall, People's Palace, Carmen Alvarez Photography, San Francisco

Now, I know that sometimes, getting married at City Hall kind of gives the vibe that you are going to elope or it’s super casual, but this is by far one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve seen.  It’s like a European museum and even though I booked it sight unseen, I knew this was a very special place.  And then later I found out that Marilyn Monroe married Joe Dimaggio there which is pretty exciting.

There’s 2 ways to get married at City Hall, you can either make an appointment to get married in the rotunda, which is beautiful, but you are technically only supposed to have 6 guests and the public can be around you while you are getting married.  And you can only make the appointment I believe 90 days out from the ceremony.

Or the other way is to reserve either the North or South side of the 4th floor or the Mayor’s Balcony for $1,002 and then you can have your own private ceremony for 1 hour.  We picked a Monday so we didn’t really have to worry too much about having other weddings wanting our time.  The only disappointing thing was that we did want more of an afternoon event, and they couldn’t guarantee that because a mayoral event was scheduled later that day.  So we decided to do a late morning ceremony & then have a luncheon for the reception.

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The City Hall Events website has a lot of information and answered a lot of my questions.  We choose to get married during the week, but there is an option that is quite a bit more expensive to allow you to have a private ceremony on Saturday.  There is a package that includes up to 200 attendees, but it is $5,000 vs. the $1,002 for the weekday ceremony.  Needless to say, we were fine with a weekday :).

You could also make an appointment to get your marriage license there as well before the ceremony, but we didn’t think we would have time and didn’t want to wait until the last minute, so we got ours in San Diego instead.   It’s still best to make an appointment so you don’t have to wait in what might be a really long line.  We went to the downtown location, because it was where we went on the night we met, but there are a few other locations around the county.

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The nice thing about picking a venue like the San Francisco City Hall is that there was no need for any added decor, and due to the fact that we only had the space for an hour, there wasn’t time to have much of anything added on.  We did add on chairs for our guests.  You could either have a basic folded chair for $3.50 each or gold Chivari chairs for $7.00 each.  I liked the look of the Chivari chair so we went with them.

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Sean & I arrived a little late to the ceremony, but we were able to get a bunch of photos there with our photographer Carmen Alvarez Photography.  She did an awesome job of getting some great shots around City Hall.

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All in all we were thrilled with the venue and are were so excited.  It was the perfect ceremony location for us.

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Becoming #teamnakamura: The Reception at Plant Cafe

After Sean proposed back in December, we took a few photos and then of course we were starving so we went to the Plant Cafe on Pier 3.  This was my first visit there and we loved it because of the fresh, organic, locally grown & sourced food.

So when it came time to find a spot for the reception, I immediately wanted to see if the Plant did events so we contacted their Catering Director, Sarah, who was awesome! and got their menus.  They were very reasonably priced for their location and were willing to work with us to create a custom menu.

We had a very small wedding with only 21 guests and we knew we didn’t want to be in some hotel ballroom so we looked at a few other restaurants to compare prices, what was included, etc.  After getting information from these other venues, we decided to go for it with the Plant Cafe at Pier 3 on the Embarcadero.

They had an option where we could either get the cake thru them, or you could bring your own and pay a $3.00/per person cake cutting fee.  We decided to go with them and that experience is outlined here.

We decided to have the reception on the patio which overlooks the bay, and it was such a beautiful day.  The weather was just perfect and even though we only had 1/2 of the patio for our party, I never even realized that the were others dining on the other side.

From the beginning I wanted to have a long table for all the guests to sit together.  We wanted to be able to see and talk to everyone throughout the meal. And do selfies with the whole fam :). lol

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Because they use a lot of seasonal ingredients, we had to wait until we got much closer to the event, to make the food selections.

There were 3 different menus to choose from with prices ranging from $35 per person to $50 per person.  We decided to go with the 4 course meal which included an appetizer, salad, entree & dessert.

We love food! as most of you probably know, if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time.   So it was really important to us to have a great meal.

For the first course, we choose an Avocado & Grapefruit Salad with wild arugula, shaved fennel, macadamia nuts, black pepper and macadamia nut dressing which was vegan & gluten free.  We decided on this salad because of Sean’s Hawaiian background.

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For the second course, we went with my Italian background and selected a Crispy Polenta Cake with Parmesan cheese & wild mushrooms.

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Because we were such a small group, we were able to select the entree at the table.  We had 4 selections for the guests to choose from a Seared Cod, a Pan-Seared Chicken Breast, Grilled Shrimp Skewers or a Corn & Pablano Pizza as the vegetarian option.

I’m pretty sure that 17/21 choose the Seared Cod which was amazing.  It was served with a stir fried black rice with miso roasted spring vegetables and a citrus butter sauce.  My dad was so impressed with the black rice, which I’m pretty sure he never had before, he practically licked his plate clean ;).

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And then for dessert…Sean & I love dessert!!  So we asked them to see if they could make our favorite dessert, creme brulee.  At first Sarah wasn’t sure if we were going to be able to do it because they didn’t have the proper dishes to make it in.  But she was able to find some and I’m so grateful, because this was truly one of the best creme brulee’s I’ve ever had (and I’ve tried a lot!).  I’m not entirely sure what the actual flavoring was, but it had a bit of chocolate on the bottom and then some espresso mixed in.  It was amazing!

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After the creme brulee, came the cake…I was super happy with the way that the cake came out.  Because the cakes were a bit cool when we tasted them originally at the tasting, the butter in the buttercream was much more prominent.  This time, it was so yummy and exactly the way we wanted it to be.  And we were super unique with a peanut butter cake,  raspberry preserves for the filling and a peanut butter buttercream frosting, all made with organic ingredients.  It was soooo yummy.  We had cupcakes for the guests to take home and we could have eaten them all ourselves!

Being as we were such a small party and we didn’t have a “traditional” reception, there was no dancing but we did still do a cake cutting, which was fun.  Having done so many weddings, I’m a pro at the cake cutting, but Sean was not and had no clue what I was talking about on how to hold the knife, etc. But we got it done and fed each with no smashing of cake ;).  Neither of us wanted to waste any of that yummy goodness.
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And then it was time for a siesta before heading to the Giants game.

A huge Thank You to the Plant Cafe at Pier 3 & Sarah, our catering director, for an absolutely fabulous luncheon.  The food, the venue, the views, everything was so awesome, we received so many compliments and it was a truly amazing afternoon.

If you are a foodie, and love organic, locally grown food, or if you just love yummy food and are in the San Francisco area definitely check out the Plant Cafe for your next event or your next meal.

Becoming #TeamNakamura: Choosing a Florist

The #TeamNakamura story continues…I’ve talked about how we met, cake tasting & choosing a dress.  Now it’s time to talk about what ended up being the hardest part of wedding planning, choosing a florist.

When I started the wedding planning process, I went straight to Pinterest to find some inspiration.  Seeing as we were getting married at City Hall, which has amazing architecture, and then having our reception at a more rustic location, at the Plant Cafe, I knew immediately I wanted succulents in my bouquet.  I found this amazing bouquet and it became my inspiration.  I wasn’t planning on doing a ton of floral but I wanted my bouquet to be spectacular and that was my focus.

So, I started out by asking for some recommendations for florists.  I got a few recommendations and started sending emails with this photo and my requests.  Early Monday morning delivery, bouquet, boutinnere for Sean & our dads, corsages for our mom, cake flowers and maybe some small centerpieces.

The first person I contacted, was recommended by one of Sean’s family friends, they send me their price sheet and it was a bit more than I expected but seeing as it was SF, which is an expensive place, I responded to see if I could a quote.  First no response for a week, then when I called, they told me that they were working on a big event and wouldn’t be able to get back to me for another week. WHAT???  If I had told a bride that, when I was working in the wedding industry, they would have immediately gone somewhere else and not come back.  Needless to say I was surprised.  The owner did end up calling me back only to tell me that they work on large events and their minimum starts at $25,000!!!!  Again WHAT??? Seriously, $25k in wedding flowers.

At least she was nice enough to offer up a few recommendations, I looked at them both, one seemed reasonable, the other had a $10k minimum.  I ended up emailing them both because they and 9/10 or so it seemed florists told me they were either not available or that their minimums were way higher than I wanted to pay.

I think for a week I kept getting rejection emails, all with recommendations for other florists.  I went through and kept emailing florists getting interesting responses.  Probably the funniest was when I emailed one florist that was recommended, only to have them tell me they only work with large weddings and to contact the company who referred them? Seriously?

Finally, I got a few positive responses and I ended up having 3 florists that I had to decide from.  They all had a lot of great things to say and 2 of the 3 had been reviewed on StyleMePretty.com.  The 3 florists I needed to decide between were Violetta Flowers, Ha Rue Floral Design Studio and a.Hana Designs.

I spoke with all 3 of them on the phone, had skype meetings with Ha Rue & a.Hana and got quotes from them all.  I scoured the internet for photos, reviews and more info on all 3 of them before making a decision.  All of them would have done a great job, but I could only work with one.

I ended up picking a.Hana Designs and working with Asako Han, who was absolutely amazing.  She was slightly more expensive than the other 2 florists who had great options as well, but after looking at everything and reading all the reviews, I felt like she was the best option for me.  Really the reviews I read on yelp.com and on other sites were the real reason I chose to work with her.  I felt like everyone thought that she got their visions and that she did beautiful work.

When we went to SF for the Summer Solstice Run, we ended up meeting with her, so I felt even more comfortable and couldn’t wait to see what she came up with.

And then finally the weekend was there…and that Saturday I knew I had made a great choice as Asako emailed me some photos of the flowers she had found at the flower market and had planned to use for our event.

The morning of the wedding, Asako personally delivered our wedding flowers, I was so excited to see my bouquet.  It wasn’t exactly the same as my inspiration photo because peonies aren’t in season in late July and I had asked for some other colors, but it was fabulous!  I was sooo happy.

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I’m pretty sure I tried to have my bouquet in every photo lol.

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We ended up with beautiful centerpieces, I did a little trio of succulents in silver vases, a small glass vase with garden rose and a blue mason jar with a larger centerpiece of garden roses.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get many good shots of the flowers on the table at the reception, but I do have a shot of them from when we took them back to the hotel.

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Also, some beautiful flowers on our wedding cake, way more than I was expecting :).

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And some nice boutonniere’s with a baby succulent and flower and corsages for the mom’s.  My parents both wore their flowers to the Giant’s game, which was awesome.

Wedding Flowers & the Giants Game

I was so happy with the work that Asako did and I would totally recommend her for any of your floral needs.

Becoming #TeamNakamura: Dress Shopping

I’ve already talked about how we met, cake tasting and now it’s time to talk about picking the dress.

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I couldn’t talk about this before the wedding because Sean reads my blog and follows me on Instagram & Facebook and I didn’t want him to see my dress until the day of the wedding. 🙂

When we got engaged, I was still living in Phoenix so Mom & I decided to head out and look at dresses.  I didn’t want to spend too much but I did want something nice.  We went to David’s Bridal, it happened to be right around sale time, probably when they were trying to sell last season’s dresses to get ready for the new line.  I have nothing against them, but I didn’t see anything that looked like what I would want, most of the dresses really looked cheap and they weren’t priced cheap.

So we headed over to Nordstrom Fashion Square in Scottsdale to check out dresses there.  I didn’t have an appointment and they didn’t have a ton of dresses, but I did see two dresses that I liked and they were super nice to squeeze me in so that I could at least get an idea.

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I really liked one of the dresses, a tulle A-line from Watters, shown above.  The other I believe was Monique Lhuillier but I’m not positive on that and I don’t remember now.  I wasn’t sure if they allowed photos so here I was sneaking one before I found out they did :).

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Both were pretty, I really liked the Watters dress and I thought to maybe have a dress made that looked similar because both of these dresses were way out of my budget.

Next we went to a consignment bridal store Almond Tree Wedding Boutique in High Street (used to be City North) in North Phoenix.  They had a lot of dresses but there weren’t a ton in my size and while they had a huge selection, a lot of the dresses were dirty so a professional cleaning would definitely be in order.  I tried on a few dresses here, just because I was there and to see if I liked any styles more.  I tried a pretty Vera Wang but it had holes in the first layer by the feet and I was too tall to have that altered.  There was a really pretty, regal brand new Justin Alexander dress that looked nice on, but it wasn’t really me.

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I wasn’t too discouraged because I did like a few dresses from bhldn and they weren’t that expensive and that was what I was initially thinking to get, although I really liked the tulle A-Line style.

A few weeks later, I decided to go to one last store in the Phoenix area.  There was another consignment bridal shop in Tempe, near Arizona State University, called Adore Bridal Boutique.  Before I ordered a few dresses from bhldn to try, I figured I might as well check them out.

They recommend you have an appointment because there are only 2 dressing rooms.  It is a very small boutique and they had a decent amount of dresses.  Unfortunately, there weren’t a lot in my price range & size.  And even fewer that I actually liked.  I think I picked 5 dresses to try.  There was a brand new Vera Wang in a silvery grey color, pretty, but the color just wasn’t for me.  At first I actually passed over the dress I would eventually pick, but since there weren’t a lot to try on, I figured what the heck, I might as well try it.  There was another closer fitting dress too that they recommended, but OMG whoever had that dress before wanted huge boobs because there was the biggest padded bra added to the dress, it was really ridiculous.

I tried another A-Line dress, but it had some weird bow on the front and I’m sorry, I’m not huge, but a lot of these dresses made me feel like I had huge hips.

Adore Bridal Boutique, Tempe, Arizona

When I tried the dress that I would eventually buy on, I didn’t cry but I definitely knew it was the one :).  I saw the cutout keyhole back, the spandex silk material, which felt a lot like Lululemon and I knew that it was perfect.  I had the ladies there take a few photos which I sent to my mom, who unfortunately wasn’t able to come with me, my sisters and a few friends.  I just wanted to get an opinion before purchasing but I was convinced it was the right one.

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I was extremely lucky as was the girl who was consigning the dress because it still had the original tags on it and she had dropped it off the day before.  I needed to have it hemmed but other than that it was perfect.  I picked the Taryn dress from the Nicole Miller Bridal collection. (Personally, I think I looked better in the dress than the model 😉 )

***Side note, this was a very form fitting dress and I had been eating a lot of french fries so I decided to eat healthier and do some boot camp style exercise in order for it to fit a bit better***

I was lucky because I got to bring the dress home with me immediately and I found someone on Thumbtack here in San Diego to hem it for me.  I’m 5’8 and I was going to be wearing flats and it was super long.  Even if I had worn 5 inch heels it still would have been too long.

The lady who I decided to work with has been in the business for years, she does a ton of theater and costuming.  Mary Jill of Easy Does It Studio was great.  She was super flexible when it came to scheduling and she was extremely reasonably priced.  As one comes to find out when planning a wedding, say the word wedding and the price triples.  This was one case when that didn’t happen.  If you live in the San Diego area, I definitely recommend you hit her up, she’s amazing.

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All in all I was thrilled with my dress and it really reflected who I am, a lululemon loving, work-out, runnergirl!

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Would you run in your wedding dress like I did?