April 10, 2012

2 year a go...

... I married my best friend =] and I can't believe it has been that long, I guess time flies when you are having fun right? So today I wanted to share how blessed we both feel to have each other and even more now.











We are so excited to welcome baby Poodle to our home new home, we were so excited to become home-owners only a few weeks a go and now to be able to share this news just fills out the perfect picture =]

Our house is still a mess because I've been super sick but I know we will get there =] hopefully before this little one comes =] I've miss the hive so much so I am so excited to share our little blessing in here.

I hope you all have a lovely day!
XOXO
Mrs. Poodle <3

October 21, 2011

Not Adios, but hasta luego...

I know I've been avoiding to write this post because I hate to say goodbye, but the time has come and even tho I know it would be a "see you later" because I love the hive way too much, it's still sad to officially finish the Handmade Amor recaps, but don'y worry I will be showing my face every time I can =]

Right now I am in Chile enjoying some beautiful spring weather while in vacations with my family and it's a little touching to be sitting down in the exact same chair as when I wrote my very first post back in 2009.  Mostly because since the wedding I've only been here twice.



When I think about our wedding I can't help but associate pretty much everything with Weddingbee. This community helped us shape our wedding, we shared with all of you our moments of joy, projects and a few tears along the way too. All of the comments supporting our projects and plans meant the world to me and Mr. Poodle. Because of weddingbee I started blogging and after 2 years I am completely hooked, so you can visit me at my little blog-space called HowJoyful.com, there I share tutorials, crafts, my sewing adventures and everything in between - I am also on Twitter and my latest obsession Pinterest! =]




I've showed you all the pretty wedding pictures we have, but I also have to show you all the reality of how cold it was while we moved from place to place =] and I have to thank our awesome photographers Cat and Adi from Next Exit Photography for being so talented and show a prefect weather day in our pictures, when it was super windy and cold =]


{personal pic}


And after our wonderful wedding day we spent a day with my Mom because she left to come back to Chile two days after the wedding, she helped us opening presents and we relaxed before leaving for our honey moon in Lake Tahoe =]


{super tired day after pic}




I have to say that saying goodbye is pretty sad, I shared so much with all of you. And our wedding plans would have not been the same with you, so for that - Thank you! The hive will always have a special place in my heart.


XOXO
Mrs. Poodle
(from Chile with Love)




p.s. if you want see all of our recaps here is the list for you =]

Handmade Amor: The dance is on
Handmade Amor: Bee love
Handmade Amor: Our cake and reception details
Handmade Amor: Toast and thank
Handmade Amor: It's tossing time!
Handmade Amor: Our first dance
Handmade Amor: Not your typical Getaway!
Handmade Amor: We are Husband and Wife!
Handmade Amor: The vows
Handmade Amor:  The Ceremony Begins
Handmade Amor: The Bride’s Turn!
Handmade Amor: We are ready to start!
Handmade Amor: Our Chapel and Rings
Handmade Amor: Bride and Groom (Part 2)
Handmade Amor: Bride and Groom (Part 1)
Handmade Amor: The ladies!
Handmade Amor: Mr. P & the Groomsmen
Handmade Amor: First look


*All Images unless otherwise stated by the super talented Next Exit Photography

October 19, 2011

Handmade Amor: The dancing is ON

One of the thing all of our friends remember about our wedding is how much we all danced =] the dance floor was busy until passed midnight (the time Mr. Poodle and I left) So a huge thank you to our friend Ricky (our DJ) that kept people dancing for hours!


We didn't just dance tho, there was a lot of singing involved =]


The bridesmaids set the example starting the dancing =]


Mimi (Mr.P's grandmother) having fun with the line dancing


Dancing with our beautiful flower girl Lily


We all danced with each other, and it was my second time ever line-dancing =] (the first one was my Bachelorette party)







The bee's also had their dancing on



Mr. Poodle's parents posing for the camera =]





We also had an unplanned money dance, we didn't plan for it but our friends started it so we went with it =] I have to say that it was pretty awesome.


Most people just handed us the money or put it in a basket, my sash or Mr. Poodle's vest.


MIL's best friends made a Mr. Poodle sandwich and had so much fun in their turn =] love it!


As you can see I was pretty excited to see how much we gather lol



FIL getting low in the dance floor


Mr. Poodle's face in the background is priceless =] hehe





Want to catch up?
Handmade Amor: Bee love
Handmade Amor: Our cake and reception details
Handmade Amor: Toast and thank
Handmade Amor: It's tossing time!
Handmade Amor: Our first dance
Handmade Amor: Not your typical Getaway!
Handmade Amor: We are Husband and Wife!
Handmade Amor: The vows
Handmade Amor:  The Ceremony Begins
Handmade Amor: The Bride’s Turn!
Handmade Amor: We are ready to start!
Handmade Amor: Our Chapel and Rings
Handmade Amor: Bride and Groom (Part 2)
Handmade Amor: Bride and Groom (Part 1)
Handmade Amor: The ladies!
Handmade Amor: Mr. P & the Groomsmen
Handmade Amor: First look


*All Images by the super talented Next Exit Photography
(I’ve edited some of them)

October 12, 2011

Handmade Amor: Bee love!

One of the things i love the most about Weddingbee is the sense of community, even tho when we started planning our wedding I was still living in Chile, the power of internet brought me here and got me hooked. I loved the interaction with brides, that just like me had questions and were excited abut very similar things. I was lucky enough to actually *meet in person* with a lot of the California Bees when the time came for me to move from Chile.





A few of these lovely ladies also came before the wedding to help out with wedding crafts and have an afternoon at the ranch, they got an exclusive peek on our wedding chapel and a jeep ride with Mr. Poodle hehe.


My favorite picture from that day curtesy of Mrs. Moonbeam that was unable to make it to our wedding




They had fun posing with our gigantic letters and driving the quads =] I was so happy to have them there! I was also happy because it started raining after we took all of the outside pictures



The only bad part is that even tho I warn everyone about wearing comfy s hoes I forgot to want them that It could be cold (maybe that was just me not wanting cold weather lol) So I know some of them were pretty cold during our ceremony, but we fixed that with some dancing at the reception =]



The Meatballs


The Dachshunds



The Stripes


The Sprinkles




 and The French Bulldogs being funny =]




We were so happy to have all of these ladies specially because only one of my friends from Chile was able to make it to our wedding. So it meant a lot to have them there, Thank you ladies!! XOXO





Want to catch up?
Handmade Amor: Our cake and reception details
Handmade Amor: Toast and thank
Handmade Amor: It's tossing time!
Handmade Amor: Our first dance
Handmade Amor: Not your typical Getaway!
Handmade Amor: We are Husband and Wife!
Handmade Amor: The vows
Handmade Amor:  The Ceremony Begins
Handmade Amor: The Bride’s Turn!
Handmade Amor: We are ready to start!
Handmade Amor: Our Chapel and Rings
Handmade Amor: Bride and Groom (Part 2)
Handmade Amor: Bride and Groom (Part 1)
Handmade Amor: The ladies!
Handmade Amor: Mr. P & the Groomsmen
Handmade Amor: First look


*All Images by the super talented Next Exit Photography
(I’ve edited some of them)

October 11, 2011

Handmade Amor: Our cake and reception details

We were so lucky to have my talented MIL Betty bake our wedding cake, she asked us what flavors we liked and the look we were going for, and we could have not been happier, because it was not only delicious, it was so cute! We loved it so much =]



We use one of the 8 tree stumps FIL worked on to be used as trays for the sweets and as the cake stand, MIL kept a tray so the cake would not directly touch the coated wood just in case.




I worked on our cake toppers made out of clay and wire long before our wedding, they were actually one of my first projects and short before the wedding I finally finish them with the help of Tammy, on of my Mother in Law Betty's good friend, she did an awesome job painting the faces of out little selfs :)


Betty did an amazing job with the texture I describe I'd like, and even from the beginning I was not worried at all because she's awesome. So I knew it was going to be great, we gave her as much creative freedom as possible and she did great!




We also had so much fun cutting the cake, even tho I have to say that I was kind of scared to have cake shoved in my face. I  had already asked Mr. Poodle to be gentle, but I was unsure of the outcome lol
After we cut the cake we feed each other and Mr. Poodle was awesome, not a crumb in my face hehe



I also wanted to show a little more of our reception details, first our sitting arrangements, since we had a long dessert buffet, we decided to stamp little lunch bags with our guest table numbers and wrote their names so they could find their assigned table. I made this sign below to explain it and we hanged all the bags with clothe-pins that they could use to close their bags once they got their sweets.




I also made circles out of wrapping paper and added a little piece of magnet tape in the back to add to the barn's metal door (where we arranged our sweet buffet)


As I shared before, the week before our wedding along with all the other last minute projects I baked tons of sweets for our guest =]


FIL helped me make 2 wood trays of 3 levels for our sweet buffet, they were so cute! and we added little birdcages at the top =]


I have to say that this must have been my last batch for refill (all of the ugly cake pops) because I know the first 2 were very cute! pinky promise!


Here you can also see the setting of the tables and centerpieces, We used jars and cut bottles with beans and seeds to hold the branches and origami flowers, we also used paper as our table runners and our wood plates and silverware =]




Below you can see the front of our trifold programs, were I used the graphic I made of of the picture I showed you guys long long time a go =]




Some more pictures of our origami and napkin flowers!






Our legal ceremony table, where we shared with everyone our beach ceremony pictures.



Our mini toppers that ende up being a thank you for coming sign in one of the tables.



And here is how our guest book "tree frame" looked like =]



We were so happy it got all full of lefts even tho I was surprised someone misplaced the purple ink I used for the bags and set it with the rest of the green inks I had for the tree, i was pretty bummed because I wanted all of the leafs to be different shades of green. But after a few days I realized that even tho it doesn't look like I wanted it does have everyone's index finger print, and that's priceless =] Besides purple and green were our wedding colors hehe.




The week before the wedding, FIL and the guys were cutting a tree in the back of the ranch and even tho it looked like a normal tree once they cut it it looked like a heart shape in the center, so we use a few of those for our centerpieces =]



Mr. Poodle's aunt Joy (I am the second Joy of the family hehe) made a sign for us to add to the ones that are permanently at the ranch, so from then on our wedding will always be one of the celebrations that took place at the ranch =]




Want to catch up?
Handmade Amor: Toast and thank
Handmade Amor: It's tossing time!
Handmade Amor: Our first dance
Handmade Amor: Not your typical Getaway!
Handmade Amor: We are Husband and Wife!
Handmade Amor: The vows
Handmade Amor:  The Ceremony Begins
Handmade Amor: The Bride’s Turn!
Handmade Amor: We are ready to start!
Handmade Amor: Our Chapel and Rings
Handmade Amor: Bride and Groom (Part 2)
Handmade Amor: Bride and Groom (Part 1)
Handmade Amor: The ladies!
Handmade Amor: Mr. P & the Groomsmen
Handmade Amor: First look


*All Images by the super talented Next Exit Photography
(I’ve edited some of them)
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