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My Movie-Themed Wedding




Rocking My Wedding Reception – Michael Jackson Style

Mar 15th, 2011 | By | Category: My Movie-Themed Wedding

Ever since I first watched fave movie 13 Going On 30 for the first time back in 2004 and saw Jenna Rink (aka Jennifer Garner) so charmingly reenact the Zombie Dance sequence from “Michael Jackson’s Thriller” while at a party, I became absolutely obsessed with doing the very same thing at my wedding reception.  At the time the Grim Cheaper had yet to propose, nor had the two of us ever even really talked about marriage, but I knew that we would most likely be [...]



My Wedding Hair and Make-Up Stylists

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: My Movie-Themed Wedding

There are still quite a few stalking-related wedding posts that I have yet to blog about and I figured I might as well get started on them today since it has already been six months since the Grim Cheaper and I tied the knot.   So here goes.  For me, the decision of whether or not to hire professional hair and make-up artists for my big day was a complete and total no-brainer, much to the GC’s chagrin.      I have never been very adept at [...]



Our Movie Locations-Themed Scavenger Hunt

Dec 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Locations, My Movie-Themed Wedding

My good friend/party planner extraordinaire Natalie Drees has become famous in our circle over the past few years for creating absolutely amazing customized scavenger hunts.  She plans one for pretty much every event she hosts and not only are they insanely fun, but they also provide a fabulous way for people to get to know each other.  So, once it was decided that our rehearsal dinner would take place at POP Champagne & Dessert Bar in Old Town Pasadena and that all of our family [...]



Our Rehearsal Dinner at POP Champagne & Dessert Bar

Dec 10th, 2010 | By | Category: My Movie-Themed Wedding, This and That

As I’ve mentioned many times before on this blog, POP Champagne & Dessert Bar in Old Town Pasadena is my very favorite restaurant and, even though I wasn’t even engaged at the time, when I first walked through its front doors over a year and a half ago, I immediately knew it was the place where I wanted to hold the rehearsal dinner for my wedding.  The only problem was that the Grim Cheaper and I had long been planning on getting married in Malibu [...]



Our Press Kit Wedding Programs

Dec 7th, 2010 | By | Category: My Movie-Themed Wedding, This and That

Once we had our movie ticket wedding invitations printed and sent out to all of our closest family and friends, the Grim Cheaper and I set about designing our wedding programs.  At first, neither one of us had any idea what sort of program we wanted to create.  All we knew was that it had to have some sort of a movie-premiere theme and that it had to accommodate a large amount of text, as I had long ago decided that the GC and I [...]



Our Movie Ticket Wedding Invitations

Dec 6th, 2010 | By | Category: My Movie-Themed Wedding, This and That

After the favorable response we received from our movie poster Save-the-Date cards, I knew the Grim Cheaper and I had to do something equally creative and unique for our wedding invitations.  The only problem was that neither one of us could come up with any award-winning ideas.  So, I once again called in the troops, so to speak, by enlisting the help of my good friend/party planner extraordinaire Natalie Drees, who immediately came up with the idea of designing our invitations in the style of [...]



Our Save-the-Date Cards

Dec 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: My Movie-Themed Wedding, This and That

In November of last year, the Grim Cheaper and I met up with our wedding photographer, Rob Greer – whom I blogged about yesterday – for an engagement photography session in Old Town Pasadena.  Our original plan was to take a few photographs in front of the Laemmle movie theatre located in the One Colorado Shopping Center.  Because our wedding was going to be movie-themed, I thought it would be cute to use the theatre pictures as our Save-the-Cards by having the GC digitally alter [...]



Our Wedding Photographer – Rob Greer

Dec 1st, 2010 | By | Category: My Movie-Themed Wedding

Deciding the order in which to publish the various blog posts that I am planning to write about the different movie/filming location elements of my wedding has proved to be a bit of a challenge for me.  Today’s entry was originally going to be about our invitations, but then I realized that I can’t very well write about them without first blogging about our wedding photographer, as he took the photograph that wound up serving as the inspiration for those invitations.  So, while it may [...]



Paramount Studios as a Wedding Venue

Nov 30th, 2010 | By | Category: My Movie-Themed Wedding, This and That

Well, I guess it is finally about time that I start blogging about my wedding, but I can’t very well do that without first writing about the place where I got almost all of my wedding planning inspiration – the Studios at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.  When Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and I embarked on our very first VIP tour of the historic lot back in September of 2008, our fabulous tour guide, Ian, who sadly no longer works at the studio, mentioned that sections of [...]



My “Sex and the City” Bachelorette Party

Aug 5th, 2010 | By | Category: My Movie-Themed Wedding, This and That

As I mentioned in Tuesday’s blog, this past weekend I headed up to Northern California to celebrate my final days of singlehood with a bachelorette party in San Francisco.  My friends Nat and Kylee planned the entire celebration and until I actually arrived at the party site, I had absolutely no idea of what the evening would entail.  As it turned out, they had put together a Sex and the City-themed soiree for me which was held at an amazingly chic New York-style loft in [...]