How to get married in 48 hours or less...
First of all, you have to just throw away all of the thoughts in your head that are saying..."it can't be done in two days". And then relax and just go for it. Here's how it all went down for us, first we drove downtown to find a wedding band for him. We walked around the jewelry district and ate cafeteria style at Cliftons. Then I went to Golyester where my friend Laura works and tried on lots and lots of dresses. I found a pretty 1930's lace dress with potential and bought it. I found Justin a spring grey jacket (he wanted to wear his shorts). We drove to East L.A. to get the marriage license. That was probably the hardest part of the process, and took 2 hours.
Lucky for me, I have amazing friends & family who are super talented in sewing/designing, floral arranging, catering, BBQing, decorating, and planning a party within 24 hours! The cake above was from local bakery Delilah's, RED VELVET with exotic wild flowers that Fran stuck on top
here I am the night before getting the dress fitted!
here's the PRE- wedding pictures- (the early re-designing the dress stages) My friend Danielle and I went down to my friend Niki's studio, where the original dress was cut up and some FLAIR was added. Niki and I originally started the Show Pony together out of our messy apartments...and 10 years ago we used to sew clothes on ourselves and wear them for funny photo shoots.
this picture above was captured right before niki and I shared a teary eyed- John Hughes wedding moment. There was this exciting moment where we both felt like we knew someday we would be doing this, working on a dress together again.
my pal Laura Kranitz made me an awesome headpiece to wear to the wedding
I ran off to the Eagle Rock Macys to snag a pair of sparkly silver shoes (don't ask me why...just had one hour before the ceremony to find something for my feet!)
With hardly any time to spare we told our friends who live nearby to swing by if they wanted to witness our vows at 5! Our friend Jeaneen's mother drove in to officiate the ceremony.
the VOWS: click on image to watch them (only took 10 minutes )
Tossing the bouquet! My friend Kathryn caught it (after the second try, cause my first throw landed in the rose bushes)
Cutting the CAKE!
click on image to watch the cake cutting LIVE
I couldn't have asked for a magical amazing wedding day. The entire thing was completely stress free. My friends helped make food, arrange flowers, and even apply some makeup on me. Almost every aspect was natural and effortlessly easy. My only regret would be that I didn't have some of my favorite people in attendance...like family and my best guy friend Kutmah (who has been dealing with an awful deportation drama) It took all my strength to not break down into tears at the alter when the minister mentioned taking a moment of silence for all the people who have passed or are unable to be with us on our special day. Justin (Kutmah) McNulty is my oldest pal here in L.A. and he's like a brother to me. We all gave him a toast.
So it's official, I am a married woman! It's been so nice becoming part of a team.I promise to share some of the pics from our adventure out to Joshua Tree next.