Saturday, November 1, 2008

sticker picture circa 1999

i'm officially saying goodbye to blogging. the wedding has already become a distant memory, but also a marker for all the changes that followed. since then, so much has happened including moving into my first home, becoming a student again by starting graduate school, and of course, becoming a wife. it's all very exciting and my life right now requires a full commitment on my part. it's been fun, though! adios- - -

Saturday, October 11, 2008

the ceremony space was transformed into our dining area while we were on the trolley tour. we all sat at one long family-style table.

in addition to the flowers, much of the decor and rentals were all beautifully done thanks to my new bff and floral designer, andrew anderson from ilex in the south end. he's got impeccable taste and such a pleasure to work with. to say that i wouldn't have been able to pull off this wedding if it wasn't for andrew would be an understatement. he's won several best of boston awards, including one for this year, and it's easy to see why.

the food was provided by hammersley's bistro. this restaurant just happens to be next door to the gallery, so we managed to get them to cater our wedding. jinsoo + i are very much foodies so dinner was a very important part of the night. the meal was delicious (!!!!) and we are planning to go to hammersley's for our 1 year anniversary.

that's gordon hammersley himself wearing his signature red sox hat in the makeshift kitchen that was set up behind the scenes.

cake inspired by april reed. it was a white cake with passionfruit filling and yellow fondant made by jeanne topham. yummmm.

all photos by liz linder

see more (non-professional) pictures of our dinner here

since most of our guests were from out of town (new york, singapore, california, denver, korea) we hopped aboard a trolley for a tour of boston after the ceremony. we personalized it a little bit to include suffolk law (jinsoo's school) and harvard (my school) and some of our favorite spots in the city (including fenway park, of course). we even got the driver to pull over at the public garden where we had a little photo session with liz. some more pictures were taken of us strolling the streets of the south end since we wanted to take advantage of the charming brown stones and cobblestone paths. so boston.

all photos by liz linder
see more (non-professional) pictures of the trolley tourhere

Monday, October 6, 2008

photo by liz linder

the ceremony. i cried my way through the whole thing.

see more (non-professional) pictures of the ceremony here

Thursday, October 2, 2008

photos by liz linder

since nothing about the wedding was very traditional, we decided to have our cocktail hour as guests arrived. guests nibbled on 떡 and sipped on 식해 as they settled into the gallery. music was provided by the great jazz of the eric baldwin trio. the food, the drinks, and even the music were all provided by friends and family which made it all the more special.

see more (non-professional) pictures of the cocktail hour here

+ more pictures and updates are on the way..

photos by liz linder

i've posted about our invitations before so i won't get into the details, but did want to share some pictures. i found the yellow stamps on ebay and had one of my cousins write the addresses on the front. i'm completely obsessed with the wrap around labels that were designed to go on the envelopes.

i loved elisabeth's work so much that i knew she would have to make our thank you cards. elisabeth was one of my favorite vendors so it broke my heart when she disappeared and abandoned me in the midst of our thank you card planning. i ended up getting lovely little cards from snow and graham, but still can't help but wonder what happened to my stationer. i guess this would be my horrible wedding related story to share, and feel somewhat fortunate because things could have been worse.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

photo by liz linder

i'll be updating with pictures in the upcoming weeks.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

free shipping on everything @ design within reach. i'll take one of everything please! yet another reason why i love our new apartment is that there is a dwr just a few blocks away from us. this could be dangerous.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

there are many pros and cons of city living, one of which is being sans car. i'm not going to complain though, since our neighborhood is so full of places to eat, shop, and walk around. late night strolls along the charles river, weekend farmers markets, and petsi pies is just some of the many reasons i love this area.

i'm thinking i wouldn't mind having a pretty little bike (even though i haven't been on a bike since i was 1O) if it looked something like this...

from the dutch bicycle company in somerville (via apartment therapy)

Monday, September 1, 2008

our kitchen shelf

design magazines always seem to push color to liven up a room. i myself, like the calm, clean, pure look of whites, creams, and greys.

"You are an optimist and a problem solver. Since you tend to keep from getting too close to people, your friends may incorrectly consider you aloof. You have a natural curiosity, and are always coming up with great new ideas."
from paper source's colorscope, where you can click on colors to reveal fun information about your personality