Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Our Invitations

One part “work” party, two parts fun times…

Well – here they are! Our invitations, well at least the start of them anyways… A lot of it was a whole day of work, work, and work for a few good (and very giving/sacrificing) friends and some members of our really supportive bridal party... But, more than that – it was a lot of fun times…

And here is the crew that Vaness and I must give many many thank yous to… Starting with Darcie our “envelope-embossing-stamp-expert”…

Here is D.Alaba, Dennis, my best man, using his funnel invention to precisely layout all the gold “dust” necessary for that 3-D effect…

My very good friend, Adam – our happiest worker – mostly due to the great cooking that Vaness’s mom provided for the party!

And of course, his loving wife, Jasmine, whom many of the hand-made ideas of our invitations were inspired from! Thanks Jaz!

Our next crew member, Vaness’s maid of honor, long time friend, and bay-area native at heart, Ginger…

And here she is with Marilou, another one of Vaness’s long-time friends and purveyor of all bay-area vocabulary. Unfortunately, she became the one I “picked on” during our “work” party whenever I fell behind in the assembly line – I needed to deflect! Plus it was too easy! Sorry Marilou!

Here is a very good example – a story VERY ACCURATELY TOLD by my camera’s point of view… Marilou is working on cutting ribbons along with another one of our crew and our good friend Richard, winner of the most precise and supreme maker of invitations and all things involving stationary. Richard's work style, very neat and clean.. Marilou, well, let's just say she had her equally effective way... Observe, as the story unfolds from left to right…

The possible captions are endless! I’ll just leave it for you to make the story… Finally we are joined by Chris, my good friend from High School, and his Fiancee Lisa… I swear they were happy! They were just concentrating on working really hard in the short time they had!

Of course, a shot of my very beautiful Fiancee doing her part to help, taking time from her duties as boss and director of the show… We called her the boss the whole day, but it was only because she had everything so well organized and together!!!

Here are the shots of some of the parts of the final product as the night progressed…




And the final product (minus the embossing done on the seal of the encasing envelope)…

As you may be able to tell, Vaness is very, very happy with the way they turned out! (I am too!!)

Vaness and I are extremely grateful for the bridal party that we have. It is an amazing thing to know that we have the support of our family AND friends in our marriage. Making the invitations was actually a lot of work and in the end they turned out really well – considering it was pretty much done entirely by manual labor!!! For us though, it actually turned out to be a good time where some of our friends were able to meet each other and spend time together.

A huge thank you to Darcie, Dennis, Adam, Jasmine, Richard, Ginger, Marilou, Chris, and Lisa for all your hard work… It really means a lot to us. We hope you had fun!

6 comments:

Jasmine Marie said...

Fun fun fun! We had a great time. Thanks for having us! We're so excited for you two!

isangheart said...

looks like it was a lot of work but a lot of fun!!! beautiful!!

Anthony said...

you WOULD call it a work party haha your invitations are very classy =) and the photos, as usual, are breathtaking. there's this one picture w/ vcast in it and the rock looks pretty much gargantuan. see you guys soon! =)

Catie said...

Pretty! Hey y'all are getting married on my sister's Birthday! :)

Ginet said...

nicely done. scriptina is very popular. =)

ohana photographers-david and kimi said...

wow daniel those are INSANE AWESOME!!!! you guys rocked those invites! i'm impressed! ok one more wow. wow!