“Latte Love”- my coffee-themed wedding

It’s been two months (almost) since I got married! Although, we had quite a few major (and by major I really mean MAJOR-but I won’t go into detail about it) issues, I am grateful that I have a sovereign God, a God that really makes all things beautiful in His time!

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”- Romans 8:28

I’ve helped plan and coordinate a few weddings over the last years, but planning my own was definitely a growing experience. My sister in-law once said “weddings and funerals bring out the best or worst in people” and boy did that become very real  as I started to plan my own wedding. I probably broke down almost every other day (if not every day) in the process but at the same time, these moments made me learn what it really meant to cling to God and put my faith into action especially when faced with challenges. What a beautiful feeling that truly is – to surrender every single aspect of your life and well every minute or large detail that went into my wedding planning.

For those of you who have gotten married, I’m sure you can relate to this! Weddings are stressful! You plan for weeks, months, a year or even longer for one day of your life.

I believe that all weddings are special in their own way and I can say that mine was perfect 🙂 and for someone who is somewhat a perfectionist and a control freak, I was able to truly enjoy my wedding day (and even week before wedding) without stress and I owe it all to Him for providing for all our needs and also for surrounding us with people who were there to encourage, support and pray for us during the process!

Here are some of my favorite details from our wedding!

JC and I first met @ Starbucks through a common friend so we wanted to incorporate our story. Our invitations and favors were coffee themed:
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Some of our decorations: 
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Portraits/Prep:
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Ceremony Pictures:
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Reception Pictures:
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Our Wedding Highlight:


Videography: Stan Pe Films
Photography: Theresa Choi
Ceremony Venue: Fairfax United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Westfield Marriott

Happy Ever After…

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I took a Wedding Planning course in college and since then I’ve developed a love for weddings. I’ve coordinated and planned a few weddings over the past few years and let me tell you, it is stressful!

The bride stresses for months as she plans each and every detail that will go into the wedding: from food to music, guests to wedding favors, decorations to wedding gowns and fittings, budget to meetings with vendors, and etcetera. Once it’s planned, she then stresses about her vendors and the timeline-hoping that everything goes as scheduled and everyone does their task correctly. It is stressful! Brides go through so much for ONE DAY.

I do, however, enjoy that feeling. Weird isn’t it? I’ve anticipated the years and months and weeks and days till I get to plan my own wedding and now that I’m there and in the process, I am beginning to realize the more important things in a wedding and what marriage really means. Hours, days, weeks and months go into wedding planning which is only a day yet we seldom forget that preparing for marriage is more vital.

We plan the wedding but we fail to plan for marriage. We expect to stay in love and live happily ever after. That’s what we (most women) all dream of growing up (it was for me anyway). Most of us long to find our Prince Charming: he fights for us, protects and loves us. We fall in love…. Then one day, we wake up, feeling otherwise. We question what happened to our love and why we even fell in love with that person. It all sets in; reality hits us.

1 John 4:9 says: “We love because he first loved us.”
Most of us go into a relationship because that person makes us “HAPPY” Apart from HIM, I don’t think that anyone or anything can really make us happy. Marriage isn’t about us being happy and staying in love because we know that our feelings constantly change. It is about glorifying God and making Him the foundation of our relationships/marriages. Afterall, He is the reason why we are even able to give love.