My wedding pics!

God, I am so bad about updating – I am sure people (who aren’t added to my facebook, twitter or instagram) must have thought I died during my honeymoon. I am alive!! I just wasn’t prepared for how hectic life got during the holidays with both sides of the family!

Ok, review on my wedding. It was probably the most emotional I have ever been in my life. Everything from trying to write a note to my dude to read while he got ready, to waiting to go down the aisle with my dad. Really, there is no way to prepare yourself for the day – the only thing I wanted to make sure was that I wouldn’t get stressed out or panic if something went wrong. And yes, things don’t always go as planned. I forgot to bring my programs for the church, I forgot 2 jars of candy at our house for the candy bar but who cares. Little things didn’t bother me because I was just happy and nervous to see my dude.


Best decision ever was to hire a day of planner. Since my dad’s accident we had to really budget ourselves. Which wasn’t a big deal because we wanted the cheapest, most simple wedding ever!! Hell, my decor was all PAPER! XD Which was great! Although since the summer we were making pinwheels, pom poms and center pieces. But the only spurge was hiring our day of planner. She really was amazing – I am glad she understood our vision! Alright here are some pics of the reception so you can see our set up!




I need to say thanks to my bridemaids and my mom. My sister Kim made my head piece, boys’ bowties and my garter. My sister Kat did my makeup and nails!!! My bestie Emily made the amazing white paper flowers at the entrance to our dinner area~!! And my mom did all the pom poms!! My dude and I made over 100 pinwheels. Why pinwheels? Jody had a younger sister who only lived a few months. When Jody would visit her grave, he would always bring her a pinwheel so this was our way of having his little sister at our wedding ;o;!



Overall amazing night, we had many amazing friends who came to the wedding like – my personal hero and longest online friend: Yui!! Our amazing friend Ginger and so many of our friends from college ;o;!!

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  1. Carrie Said:

    on December 31, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Haha! I love your sense of humor! Thank goodness you’re still alive =)

    Sounds like you had a wonderful wedding/honeymoon! I’m praying that my fiancee and I get married in 2013! ♥

    Have a wonderful New Year!

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    Mija Reply:

    @Carrie, Congrats on your engagement!! I am so happy and excited for you!!! <3

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  2. Ginger Said:

    on December 31, 2012 at 8:35 am

    OMG THEY ARE SO PRETTY!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE.
    It was seriously the best wedding I’ve ever been to and I loved everything about it!

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    Mija Reply:

    @Ginger, ;ooooooooooo; thanks so much for coming to our wedding. It really meant alot!! ANNNNND you taught me to do Gangnam Style! <3 <3

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  3. Cat Said:

    on January 1, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Yay, wedding photos! I really love the style of your wedding 😀 It has a vintage feel! I also liked how everything looked bright and spring-like, even though it was autumn. Everything looks beautiful! I’m so glad it went well! I also noticed that you’re standing on a step to kiss your husband, haha. That’s adorable XD (“Husband” – doesn’t that word feel weird now???)

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    Mija Reply:

    @Cat, Yes! My husband is 6’3″ and I am only 5’2″ so even with heels I failed to reach him!! Our pictures in the garden with our wedding party – I also had to be on a step ><;;;!!! Its Houston - we don't really have fall in October so I figured I could do bright colors still XD!!! Oh yeah it feels really weird to say husband but I love it!

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  4. Cat Said:

    on January 1, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Oh yeah! I forgot to give you my 3DS friend code: 3394-3531-6595. My husband seems to have taken over the 3DS, so it’s his profile that shows up XD;; We’ve been thinking about buying another one, haha.

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    Mija Reply:

    @Cat, my code is 2020-1000-1087!! I am pretty much obsessed with it >

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  5. Robin Said:

    on January 1, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations. The part about pinwheels is especially touching.

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    Mija Reply:

    @Robin, Thanks so much – it was a really touching memory he shared with me. I knew we had to include her somehow! <3

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  6. tiff Said:

    on January 1, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    You and your husband make an incredibly adorable couple. Your wedding is just as adorable too– I absolutely love the idea of the bridal party wearing blue converses. And the color theme of the wedding is GORGEOUS, I really love all the white and the sprinkles of teal. You had such a beautiful wedding!

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    Mija Reply:

    @tiff, haha thanks so much!~!! He totally styled himself and his groomsmen (brothers) from head to toe – with simple luck we found the sparkly girls’ chucks at the mall!! I didn’t even plan it – we saw them and the shoes were just too shiny to pass up!!

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  7. nyuu Said:

    on January 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    aww the pinwheel is very meaningful! Everything looks amazing! I never liked weddings that’s over the top. Hence, I think your wedding is really pretty. I’m not much a wedding person, but I have to admit that yours is probably one of the best I’ve seen. Though, I don’t go to weddings often, I only see them in movies, tv shows, etc lol 😀 Happy New Year!

    nyuu } lolitium.net

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    Mija Reply:

    @nyuu, yes I know what you mean!! All the weddings I have been to have been boring, or so gaudy that I wanted to make sure I wanted simple and sweet. Thankies ;o;!! <3 <3 <3

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  8. ninnikuneko Said:

    on January 2, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures!! Paper is totally awesome!! much better than all the pretty flowers that will wither after one day without water.. 🙂 You and your love are amazing and the atmosphere in the pics is fantastic! looks like out of a movie 🙂

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    Mija Reply:

    @ninnikuneko, yeah I only had real flowers for the bouquets. I didn’t see the need to spend so much money on something that would just die (like you said)!! Thanks, I was so lucky my friends and family are artistic and helped us so much!!

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  9. Yuri Said:

    on January 3, 2013 at 2:10 am

    OMG your wedding looks so lovely >~< I love it all<3 You seem super happy :] I am glad you also enjoyed your honeymoon!

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    Mija Reply:

    @Yuri, Thank you!! I was worried my family wouldn’t understand the paper theme but thankfully it seemed to come together!!

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  10. Ru Said:

    on January 3, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Wow what a beautiful wedding! Kudos to you for all the diy decor, and I love the color theme as well! I’m also looking at a simple wedding, but we’ll think about it proper when the time comes. Congratulations! 😀

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    Mija Reply:

    @Ru, I’m so happy for you guys! My engagement was about a year and a half – so I didn’t really do any real hardcore planning until 7 months in advance. Thank you!!! We were on a totally small budget and needed to really do everything ourselves, I was really happy how everything came together!

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  11. Joy Said:

    on January 3, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Omgosh your wedding is a dream! So pretty and awesome and so much personality!

    I’m getting married this summer can I trouble you with a few questions about the whole process because I am completely clueless about this stuff lol

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    Mija Reply:

    @Joy, Of course!! If you want to email me: mijavera@gmail.com

    I would be happy to help, I totally know how it feels to be stressed on where to start!! <3

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  12. Kayla Said:

    on January 3, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    This is honestly the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen. I love the colour scheme, you all look so adorable (love the shoes!) It’s just breathtaking. The pinwheel idea is just gorgeous, I’m sure he would have felt like his sister was there with you guys.

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    Mija Reply:

    @Kayla, Those shoes were from Modcloth – I had been keeping my eyes peeled for anything vintage and blue at local shops but after months of searching I found no simple blue heels!!! Then I search at Modcloth and was so happy to find array of blue shoes!!!

    Thanks so much, the pinwheels were probably my favorite part of the reception!

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  13. Jessica Said:

    on January 15, 2013 at 12:33 am

    First off, CONGRATULATIONS!! You look so adorable and beautiful! Marriages and wedding are just so sweet, and I can definitely tell the amount of time and effort that went into preparing your special day. Everything looks perfect and so cute! I especially love the sneakers, I think it’s a cool way of making it slightly informal, but it still looks classy 🙂

    And Happy New Year! Blog more 🙂

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    Mija Reply:

    @Jessica, <3 I have blogging more on the top of my list for 2013 XD!!!

    Thankies for the sweet comments <3<3

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  14. Rae Said:

    on January 15, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Congrats Mija!

    Thanks for the comment. This mysterious bubbly feeling wants me to keep going on. I’m going to start of slowly and basically try talking to him. haha. 🙂

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    Mija Reply:

    @Rae, <3 I know you will do well! Getting to know people from the beginning is always fun!!!

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  15. Saori Said:

    on January 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    hey, thanks for visiting my site ^_^
    and congratulations on your marriage!! the pictures look gorgeous!

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    Mija Reply:

    @Saori, Thanks so much ;o;!!

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  16. Pam Said:

    on January 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Your wedding photos are lovely!!! <3 You look so pretty!!! and the setup you have looks so wonderful! Really lovely wedding!! All the stress and wedding preparation hard work really paid off! I'm so happy for you and your husband!!! I hope you'd have a happy new year ahead the both of you!! 😀

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    Mija Reply:

    @Pam, ;o; thanks so much for the sweet and kind words!!!! <3 Your comment really touched my heart!!!! ;o;

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  17. alex Said:

    on January 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    wow SUPER CONGRATS!!! and you and your husband look really cute 🙂
    gorgeous set up! glad the planner suited your needs and she definitely did a great job! i love the colors a lot! and d’aww at the photos of the converses :’) glad you had a great time with friends and family !

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    Mija Reply:

    @alex, thank you soooo much!!! XD

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  18. Cassie Said:

    on January 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    of course official congradulations are in order!! i’ve been dreaming about that day for myself since i can remember! everything from the pictures look beautiful!!! love the pop of blue! and of course the SHOES!!!!

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    Mija Reply:

    @Cassie, thank you sooo much!! It was truly the most cherished memory!

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  19. Richelle Said:

    on January 31, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Congratulations!

    I’m so happy for you and your new husband! The wedding is gorgeous! Who said you had to spend a ton of money to make your wedding look amazing? I especially love your cake! I would’ve probably stolen it…and then eat all my by myself 😀

    You both look so cute! Oh geez, I can definitely picture myself being an emotional wreck. I’m uber sensitive so something like this will probably make my eyes leak all day. I’ll need some super duper intense tsunami proof mascara.

    Where did you go for your honeymoon???

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    Mija Reply:

    @Richelle, I have become more sensitive ever since meeting my dude. And my emotions were at an all time high when preparing for the wedding. Thank you!

    We went to Disney World!!!!

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  20. Shiki Said:

    on February 4, 2013 at 8:20 am

    the pinwheel 🙂 nice touch-up for such a meaningful story. and congrats for the wedding! I can see how excited you were, seeing how you used to many exclamation marks there haha. the setting and all were good; simple and sweet. as expected, simplicity is the best 🙂

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    Mija Reply:

    @Shiki, thank you, haha yes it was a great day and even making this post I couldn’t help grinning! Simple was better so I wouldn’t over think or stress out about things!

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  21. Bunny Said:

    on February 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Congratulations! The wedding photos look great =} I wish mine had been half as nice as yours looked!

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    Mija Reply:

    @Bunny, Thank you soo much!! I hired a friend from college who has an amazing eye – I was truly lucky to have reconnected with her!!

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  22. mishi Said:

    on February 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Wow!!! I really like the colors and decorations. You all look so classy and happy ;_; Those pictures can put a smile on anyone’s face.

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    Mija Reply:

    @mishi, awww thanks so much! After picking the colors everything else fell into place!!

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