Nicole & Jay
July 4 & 5, 2008
Nicole & Jay
July 4 & 5, 2008
Jay & I met at work, laughing together and developing a wonderful friendship. After dating all around the world (Europe, South Africa, Taiwan, Brunei, Hawaii, and India)...I am so excited to marry my best friend.
We will combine our lives, families, and cultures in a wonderul weekend filled with 2 wedding ceremonies (Hindu & Catholic) & many parties!
The ring! Believe it or not, I saw this ring 3 years before (2 years before I even met Jay) in a magazine when my college roommate was planning her wedding. At that time I said it was my dream ring, and I've always thought of it when I pictured my "perfect ring." Jay did not want me involved in picking a ring in any way, and I didn't even known he had begun shopping. He completely surprised me (and I think himself) when I realized it was the Jeff Cooper ring of my dreams! :*)
Jay was also very sure to get a "conflict free" diamond, inscribed and guaranteed to be mined in Canada.
My beautiful bridesmaids & my fabulous fiance!
Rehearsal Dinner/Mehndi Party
July 3, 2008 - Our Catholic rehearsal will be followed by a buffet dinner with Indian food (yum!) at the Metropolitan Centre.
Some other saris we picked up. I changed into the purple one for the second half of the reception.
The set-up for that night...minus the stage & the chiavari chairs.
Buffet Menu: veggie burgers, chicken sandwiches, garden salad, fries, cookies, & cherry delight (health food)
Our wedding bands! I really thought I'd want the matching band to my engagement ring (Jeff Cooper), but I really fell in love with the channel set diamonds. Jay chose a tungsten band that won't get scratched & isn't too expensive to replace if it gets lost (and it WILL get lost).
UPDATE: It DID get lost...& replaced...within the first 2 weeks of returning from our honeymoon.
Tuxes from Men's Warehouse - Reaction by Kenneth Cole three-button, notch lapel with ivory vest & tie for the groom, diamond red vests & black ties for the groomsmen, and black diamond vests & black ties for the Dads.Boutonnieres for the boys.
Our signature drink was a deep red to go with our wedding colors.
This basket of bangles was next to the escort cards for the ladies entering the reception. (Bangles from Ebay vendor Jaipur Fashions)
Flowers for the reception (not centerpieces, just a couple of accent pieces).
Thank You Gifts
Personalized Family Trees for our parents. My dad is a HUGE genealogy researcher...a hobby he developed since retirement. I thought it was really special because we are combining two very different families, and our backgrounds mean a lot to both of us.
Also, initial brooches on their bouquets from Pat Catans, Victoria's Secret pajamas & slippers, and pearl and peridot bracelets.
Cake -- Joanne Slider -- B, but now living in the Pacific Northwest!