Monday, July 28, 2014

Mini honeymoon plans.

Am really excited 'cause we will be going on a mini honeymoon next month! :D

We were not planning on any honeymoon trips this year, and instead was aiming to go on a longer trip next year after the wedding reception. However, we received some advice from married friends--"go on a honeymoon, even if it's just a short trip while you are still on a high from the wedding. Else, you might get bogged down with daily life, and before you know it, babies will come, and you will never get to go on your honeymoon!". Also, the boy needs a break from work. On top of that, we received some ang paos (so so so grateful for this, 'cause let's be frank, every new married couple who is starting out will be tight on finances T_T), which we invested more than half of it. For the rest of the money, we decided to top up on it and pamper ourselves with a little honeymoon!

We are going to Bali! 'Cause now we can finally go after being married wtf. I am sure all of you have heard of the Bali curse right! Basically the curse is that all unmarried couples who visit Bali will end up separating. I know some of you call this bollocks, but I swear to god 9 out 10 couples whom I know who went to Bali ended up breaking up! :O Even those really steady couples who have dated 9-10 years. :/

But now we have immunity after getting married! wtf. I will wave our marriage certificate while checking in at immigrations WTF.

Anyway, I had a really good time at Bali early this year (it was my first time visiting). Was looking fondly through the photos we took....

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Ayam TOO TOO hot, hahaha. This was our first meal in Bali! We had lunch before checking into our villa.

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We stayed in W hotel for our first day! Before you jump to conclusions that we are very rich, let me burst your bubble by confessing that we stayed there for one night only haha. We wanted to experience the villa at least once, so the 3 of us chipped in for one night's stay! 'Cause it's really too expensive wtf. On the second day, we checked out and moved to a cheaper villa hahaha.

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Giant cushions by the pool side! I love everything about W hotel in Bali. I mean, how can I possibly hate a hotel with a hot pink lobby, haha.

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Tried to take some jumping shots but we just couldn't coordinate our jumps. #mybrotherisalousyphotographer

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Another super failed jump shot. I looked like I was dancing dangdut or joget FML.

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Dunno why I looked so serious here. I guess I really take my food very seriously wtf.

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Trying to take a photo of the sunset and this stupid Jing jumped out and scare me hahaha.

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We got the nicest seat in the house! And I think I was trying to wipe my phone screen with my bikini HAHA.

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Emo running towards beach photo wtf.

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Beach yoga hahaha.

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Behind the scenes of our beach photos: We hung all our clothes on our brother HAHAHA.

The woes of being short-- I am always the first one to jump 'cause it takes a shorter time for my shorter body/ legs to be in the air WTF.

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Yay, finally a successful jumping shot at the beach! Nobody needs to know that it took us 57 tries wtf.

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So so beautiful! It was really such a happy magical first day in Bali. :D

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Trying to remember everything Tyra Bank said about pointed toes and arched back wtf.

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For dinner, we had authentic Indonesian food! We even sat in an authentic wooden pondok hehe.

I didn't know Indonesians also sit on the floor for meals! Got a bit confused between Indonesia and Japan for a minute wtf.

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We ordered the "royalty feast" which is apparently what the king eats? Basically it is just super a lot of dishes, haha. I think we were served 30-over dishes!!

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Outfit for the night! There is a pool in the restaurant which really adds on to the ambiance. BUT, I was worrying throughout that I would fall into it, haha.

Silk romper with cutout midriff: Topshop
Statement necklace: Bangkok
Strappy sandals: Zara
Patent lips clutch: Bangkok

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Went back to the hotel, and we were seved martinis-- which we were supposed to make ourselves! Had a lot of fun pretending to be a bartender, haha.

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Then at midnight, we had another agenda before bedtime....

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Bubble bath in our bath tub!!

 This is an extra special pastime for us because we used to stay in Awana hotel in Genting which has jacuzzi bathtubs. Back then, my favorite part of Genting Highlands is having super long bubble baths with my sisters and cousins! We were really young then, so there wouldn't be a single thread on us wtf. We will use the bubbles to make bras (haha), and chef hats, and all kinds of random things that only a kid can think of.

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Pretending to be a ghost 'cause NO HANDS, MA!

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 Found an oar in our bathroom so.... :P

Teeny opted out of this really fun activity 'cause she wanted to sleep instead, hmmph. Not that the bathtub could fit all 3 of us also la, haha.

It was a typical FML activity though. It took us damn long to draw a warm bath that is deep enough for the both of us, as well as created enough bubbles for the bath. Then barely 10 minutes later, I accidentally kicked the plug, and all the water started disappearing HAHAHA. Then we were forced to try to plug in the water with our fingers and toes HAHAHAH. So what was supposed to be a very chilled-out pastime ended up being really physically-demanding HAHHAHAHA.

In the end, we managed to fill up the bath again though! And had a good long chat with Jing immersed in bubbles. :)

So that's all for our first day in Bali! Can you tell that I really had a very very very good time, haha.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Best money we have spent on the wedding...

Jing sent over this photo of us at the end of the wedding, and it really cracked me up:

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Btw, this is my second gown! I changed into a lighter lace slip dress for lunch. :)

It totally sums up how we felt after the whole event! Although it was just the wedding ceremony, and was only a few hours long (granted that the bridal party was up since 5am FOL), but we were totally SPENT. I have full-on respect for couples who did all the wedding she-bang in one day-- tea ceremony, ROM, reception dinner... How do you guys do it, it amazes me! :O

And the thing is, we actually have a coordinator/ planner for the day! Also felt so exhausted physically and mentally wtf. It's one of the best things we have spent on for the wedding, getting a coordinator! It was something that I decided on very early into wedding-planning, although it might be considered as a "luxury" item by some people.

The main reasons being:
1) We have a morning ceremony (decided on on a morning one 'cause there is less chance of rain, haha), which means I definitely need help setting up. As it is, I woke up at 5am on the day for make-up. Can you imagine if I have to set up the venue?! Need to camp there overnight wtf.

2) Most of my girlfriends are based overseas/ outstation; heck, even my sister is! So they are all only back the day before my wedding, which doesn't leave much time for prepping or setting-up.

3) I want my family and friends to enjoy the wedding. Because no matter how lightly you put it, coordinating/ overseeing a wedding IS a full-time job, and they won't be able to have fun if they are so busy working.

4) I want to enjoy my own wedding! There are a million and one things that could crop up at a wedding, and I really didn't want to fret over them on the day.

Luckily for me, I didn't have to fret at all! From repeat-calling the registrar to make sure he arrives on time, to arranging for new seats for guests who turned up without RSVPs (*grunts*), to packing up ALL the deco/ wedding cake/ gifts after the event, paying the different vendors.... We didn't have to lift a single finger. Which I am eternally grateful for! Don't for a second think that you, as a bride, can handle all these things... You won't! Or you could, but you will be one very frazzled, stressed-out bride. :/

In fact, right after the wedding ended, the boy turned to me and said, "That is the best money we have spent on the wedding. I have a newfound respect for people working in the wedding industry now." HAHAHAHA

Anyway, the whole point of this entry is to highly recommend hiring a coordinator-- at least for the day only! It's well worth the money. :) If you don't know where to start looking ('cause I definitely didn't!), you can start browsing the Wedding Planner category on There are so many talented vendors listed there, you will sure to have fun going through them all! :D


I also posted some new items on Boudoir Boudoir:


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Red roses.

Haven't done an outfit post in a gazillion years wtf, so here is one! It also helps that I have been in the mood to dress up recently, hehe.

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Wore this to a dim sum lunch with the boy's family!

We were actually supposed to go for Ulu Yam mee (ARE YOU INTRIGUED) nearby our place, but the place was closed. T___T Was quite disappointed 'cause I have been craving for carbs since the wedding is over! Serves me right for going on a low carb diet for the wedding wtf.

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ABSOLUTELY in love with the print on my skirt!! When I was younger, red was always my favorite color. As I grew older, my color preferences changed to more subdued hues like pastels and white, but one look at this skirt and I am reminded once more why I loved red. It's just so striking and vibrant! Matched this with a pop of red on my lips and I felt very dressy already. :D

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Wore flats 'cause my feet still hurt from my wedding. T___T

How high are my wedding heels, you ask me?
FIVE INCHES, that's what. T___T

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Statement tank with cutout sides: Platinum Mall, Bangkok
Red rose print trumpet skirt: AZORIAS
Black diamante necklace: Korea
Black patent slingbacks: Korea
Gold slingbag: Salvatore Ferragamo

I think I am suffering from post-wedding blues wtf. It's honestly so much fun planning a wedding! I find myself still reaching out for my mouse to open Style Me Pretty and to browse ideas and inspirations.

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Some of my friends who are planning their weddings have been asking me for advice (photographers, bridal gown, venues etc.), and I always direct them to! The website is clearly defined via categories, Pinterest-style, so it's really easy for you to visualize what certain vendors can produce.

Alternatively, if you want to cut to the chase, you can also browse the site via your color theme, or wedding theme. But I would prefer to browse through the whole site and breathe in all the inspiration la, hehehe.

Haih, speaking of weddings is making me wistful again. Let me go email my photographer and chase for our photos....

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Post-wedding mishap (and sale of pre-loved goodies)

If you follow my Dayre, you will know that I broke my phone's screen last week. In fact, it was the day after our wedding! T___T

I was still super tired from the day, and in my dazed stupor, I forgot I had my phone on my lap, and got out of the car. "PIAK!" my phone hit the ground. The thing is, I have dropped my phone before, and nothing happened, so I just nonchalantly stooped down to pick up my phone.

Immediately I saw all these lines on my phone, and my first thought was: "Stupid floor, so dirty wan! Now got cobwebs all over my phone." WTFF

Of course, upon closer inspection, they are actually cracks all over my phone. Like this:

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My heart also crack in the same pattern lor. T______T

At first, I was still quite unnerved, 'cause I have a product warranty with Machines, and I just assumed that this is something that they can fix. But I made a trip to the service center, and found out that they do not do repairs for display screens, and it will cost me RM1.1k to do a phone swap (payable as the defect is caused by an accident). T_____T

Anyway, I need to get my phone fixed ASAP! Not only is my screen getting more and more cracked by the day, it is also getting more insensitive to touch. Also, as my friend, Mey, reminded me, it's best to get it repaired as soon as possible as it is bad feng shui to carry something broken with you all the time, haha.

So well, I have been trying to get off my butt to put up some of my clothing for sale (not 'cause I don't love them anymore, but 'cause I don't have much wardrobe space in our current place), and now is a good time, 'cause I need money. T__T

Might put them up on Boudoir-Boudoir (a pre-loved clothing blog that my sisters and I set up sometime ago) but in the meantime, I will post them here first.

#1 AZORIAS red Georgette maxi skirt with high slit (BRAND NEW)

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Love how flowy it is, and of course, the high slit is a big plus point. :P

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You can view more photos of this skirt here:

- BRAND NEW Azorias sample (not the one I was wearing)
- Made in Korea
- Free size (elastic waist)
- Lined

RM85 (inclusive of shipping)

#2 Mint green polka dot with contrast-bow sleeves

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These photos are taken with flash, hence the top looks quite sheer! But in real life, it's not-- just wear nude undergarments and you should be fine. :)

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You can view more photos of this top here:

- Made of chiffon
- Slit sleeves adorned with contrast satin bows
- Elastic ends to sleeves; elastic bubble hem
- Free size
- Lightly worn once (for dinner)

RM35 inclusive of shipping

#3 Navy bias neckline dress with wraparound ties

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Got this dress from a Thailand designer. High quality (not like your usual Bangkok quality), and I absolutely love the wraparound ribbons which you can tie differently to create different looks.

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You can view more photos of this dress here:

- Made of high-quality chiffon
- Made by a Thai designer
- Bias cut neckline
- Features ribbon-ties to body (up to you how you want to tie them)
- Lined
- Size M, fits UK 8-10 best
- Lightly worn once (for dinner)

RM50 inclusive of shipping

#4 Rose print low-back romper with ruffles

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One of my favorite rompers ever! Love the print, the soft flowy material, the ruffles that frame the sleeves...

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.... and the best part-- a sexy low back with ribbon-ties!

You can view more photos of this romper here:

- Made of textured chiffon
- Keyhole to neckline
- Paneled body with fitted waist
- Ruffles to sheer sleeves
- Low-back with ribbon-ties
- Flowy bottom
- Best fit UK6-8
- Lightly worn once (for shopping)

RM50 inclusive of shipping

Woohoo, just realized I listed quite a complete list of items-- top, bottom, dress, romper. Haha.

Email me at crescent_masquerade[at] with the product name as the email subject header if you are interested! All purchases are final. Happy shopping everyone!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Sneak peek at my wedding day...

I say sneak peek 'cause I don't have many photos with me! T_T Official photos will take a few weeks to be done, but I really want to blog about the day while my memory is still fresh! Thank god one of the hubby's (HUBBY!!) cousin helped us snap some shots that day. :D Photos below are credits to him, my sisters, and my friends who tagged me on Instagram (#andywen2014), hehe.

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A quiet moment before changing into my gown.

Was quite nervous about revealing my gown to my sisters 'cause my dress is custom-made, so they have seen sketches and been with me on fittings, but never the full dress!

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I custom-made changing robes for the girls because we should still look pretty even during the getting-ready session! :D Hot pink is one of my favorite colors, so you will see splatters of it throughout the wedding, for example my nails, my flowers...

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I love my make-up artist!! I work with him for AZORIAS shoots for the past 3 years, so I totally trust him. He is such a pro, he even covered me with body lotion for that extra glow. :D

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Blogged about my wedding shoes here! You can't really see it from here, but it from Valentino's Rockstud collection, and it has studded bows. :P

The getting-ready part happened in a blur! The photographer was supposed to arrive at 7am to take some shots of us, and we are to leave for the wedding at 7.45am. The photographer assured us that 45 minutes will be sufficient, but even then I felt that everything happened so quickly!

Before I knew it, I was sitting in the backseat on the way to get married. That's when I started to get nervous. The rest of the bridesmaids were chattering excitedly, but I started feeling like I want to puke. And like I needed to poop WTF. I always have this feeling when I am nervous! T__T

I was also fervently looking out the window, only to have gloomy clouds greeting me. I was worried sick as well, because for the whole week Sunday was forecasted to be clear (in fact it was supposed to be the only clear day of the week), but the night before, suddenly the forecast changed and predicted rain on Sunday from 11am onwards... which is when our ceremony will be taking place. T___T We have a Plan B, which is to moved everything indoor, but it is my dream to get married under trees, and pretty much all our deco and props would go to waste. I could only look at the rolling clouds and mutter a silent prayer...

Then the boy called me to tell me that he has reached (we got ready separately at our homes that morning). He reassured me that he has cast a joss-stick the night before for clear weather, and that everything will be okay. I told him I want to poop. He wanted to hang up. I reminded him that we are together for better or worse, or for poop WTF. It was just good to be silly with him when I was having the jitters, and I couldn't wait to see him, 'cause I knew that once I see him, I will be calm. :)

We arranged to do a first look, 'cause I really wanted a private moment with him before the wedding. And since he hasn't seen my wedding dress, I really want an intimate moment to see his reaction! :P I waited in the car for awhile while the photographer and videographer ushered the boy to a private spot, and before I knew it, it was time to go see him....

I walked down to him, his back facing me. Surprisingly, I was more excited and happy than nervous! I tapped his shoulder, and he turned around, and he looked SO HAPPY. And, judging from his look, I think he really liked how I looked. :P And he couldn't stop praising my dress, which is a HUGE relief to me! The boy is such a fussypot when it comes to fashion (actually, he just prefers girls who dressed simply, so probably for our wedding he would want me to wear a T-shirt and a veil WTF). In fact, just a few days before our wedding, he asked me how is he supposed to react if he hates my dress. -_- But I confidently told him that he won't, haha. He was quite stunned to find out about the price of my dress a few weeks before the wedding, but he told me that it was worth every cent 'cause I looked a million bucks, hehe.

We started walking towards our ceremony deck, and it was just us holding hands, catching up with each other. And I was right, I was so calm walking with him. :)

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Our ceremony deck, a moment of tranquil before the flurry of activities begin!

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My bridesmaids entertaining themselves while we were doing our first look, haha. I got them hydrangea posies in ombre colors! I intended for the bouquets to be of a much lighter shade, and they turned out quite dark though. But aah, I was determined not to sweat over the small things!! And I love how well their matching silver shoes go together. :D

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Our wedding venue is a bit of a maze with foot trails and steps everywhere, so signages were everywhere! We came up with every single signage message that was at the wedding that day. :)

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Boutonnieres for the men in the family! I labeled every one of them, and am really happy with how rustic and 'wild' they look as compared to the standard rose corsages. :)

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Poor Rocky! He was ringbearer for the day, but we only put him in his tux (yes he wore a tux!!) right before the ceremony lest he faints from a heatstroke wtf. Here he is balancing some hydrangea petals haha.

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A candid photo of the bridal party. :)

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One of the table set-up. Here we had all heat and insect busters, haha. We had fans and umbrellas, as well as insect repellent patches for every guest. :)

The hand-painted fans are a personal favorite of mine! I literally went all over KL and Klang Valley buying as many of these fans as I could. Also got some satay fans wtf for the men, just in case floral fans are too feminine for them, haha. One of my favorite parts of wedding-planning was sourcing for items to make up the day!

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I wanted to add a touch of humor into the day, so I actually got these mozzie patches with various cartoon animals on them. Plus, they really went well with our color scheme of pink, blue, lavender and green! :P

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Doing the walk-in with my parents. :) And yes, my mother wanted a part in giving me away, haha.

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Exchanging our vows. :)

The weather turned out to be great! It was quite cloudy so there wasn't much sun, which was a blessing in disguise. So I finally got to fulfill my dream of getting married under a canopy of trees and a chandelier. :D

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I love my girlfriends SO MUCH! Actually, the dress code for our wedding was pastel/ jewel tones, but somehow they ALL turned up in floral dresses! :O Which looks crazy good in photos, haha. Not to mention, it looks like I have another batch of bridemaids, nyehehe.

I guess it's 'case whenever they ask me what is my wedding theme, I will reply "wildflower", referring to my deco theme. But they took it as the dress code? Haha.

Superficial reasons aside, I love them so much 'cause most of the girls in the photos don't even live in KL! And they came back from Australia/ Singapore just for the weekend for ME. T____T

AND, they also threw me a super awesome bridal shower the day before. :D

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Dapper Rocky is dapper. Here is him in his custom-made tux,haha.

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My flower girls sipping on candy-colored straws. They look SO freaking cute that day, can't wait to share more photos of them!

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With my mom's friends. Well-dressed guests make the event look good, haha.

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Hand courtesy of Audrey wtf. Instead of a cocktail hour, we served ice pops instead! Which was a godsent in the humid weather. :D

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We had our guests sign on Jenga blocks instead of the traditional guestbook. Jing's message to the boy is: FEED HUI WEN" wtfff!!!

Okay, I think my "sneak peek" ended up being quite informative after all, haha. Promise to update with more photos after this! :D


In the meantime, if you would like to get some wedding doses, I highly recommend heading to a site that helped me immensely in my wedding planning--! One of my favorite pastimes (back in the wedding-planning days T_T) is to browse and read about real weddings! You can check out some of my favorite stories on's blog. :)

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