Letters to My Sister – Tokyo

Hi Fabe,

We travelled all day from Japan to Korea today and you are passed out next to me. I’m really tired too, but I wanted to write while you were asleep so that we can both remember this time. It is so beautiful here in Korea with all the cars buzzing by, but it is SO frigid cold. We woke up so early to pack all of our Japan goodies and tried to stuff hundreds of things in our luggage. When we got to the airport the korean Air lady told us the flight was full so she upgrade us to business class. We acted totally cool about it but we were so psyched and happy and we got to pass the line of what seemed like 200 people. When I asked you, ” i wonder why she upgraded us??” you told me you smiled at her really big and I just smiled, but that really did make me smile because it showed me how funny you are. Yes, our smile did compel the Korean Air lady to push us up to business class. It was amazing. Everything was just a little ( or a lot better) and they covered us with real blankets and gave us OJ in real glass cups. We joked about how we can never go back to yucky economy now.
We just had dinner with grandpa and he asked you when you were going to get married. They kept asking why J wasn’t proposing and you had nothing to say!! haha. I helped you out and told them you were getting married next year and gramps wanted to know the exact month. He said he needed to plan ahead and is going to Spain in September and told us that May would be ideal for him. I thought it my head that I really do think you might be getting married in May so it can totally work out for him and you! Gramps remembers everything and I guess he remembered that you want a destination wedding so he said he would meet all of us in Hawaii. He is SO cute.
Our trip is coming to an end soon. Time has passed by SO fast. It rained all day in Japan yesterday and we were walking around with so much stuff and the rain made is so hard for us to get around, but together we did it. Without speaking a word of Japanese we got through it and we had an amazing time and met some of the nicest people.
I hope you will remember Japan and this trip as much as I do. Sushi Dai at the Tsujiki fish market was… no words. I will never forget that experience for the rest of my life. The nicest sushi chef…standing for 2 hours waiting to eat the most amazing sushi at 8AM was totally worth the wait. I will never forget that toro melting in our mouths and whenever I eat sushi I will think of you.
I love you so much suca. I know life is gonna get crazy for you but I hope you know that I am here for you. We will make this wedding of yours amazing and we will have a blast doing it.
good night!

xx, neca

Us at Sushi Dai

Pre-Bridal Shower

We have 2 weeks to go for Fabe’s wedding. The boys are off to J’s bachelor party and the gals are throwing Fabe a bridal shower tomorrow morning. It’s been a long time coming with lots of planning, meetings, textings, e-mails… drawing mocks, making signs, gathering cups, ordering food… tomorrow is finally OUR big day where I think it will finally hit her that she’s getting married. It’s weird because I feel like whenever someone is going through the wedding planning process, it’s this out of body experience where when it’s their actual bridal shower they don’t really believe it’s for them. All of our lives we attend so many showers and we feel so happy and joyful for the bride, but when it’s our turn, we don’t realize that it’s for US and people are happy and joyous for ME! I keep trying to remind Fabe to soak in the moment, smile, have fun! Bottle up all of the love from everyone.

We have 43 ladies attending the shower. The entire week it’s been pretty chilly and rainy, but tomorrow it’s supposed to be beautiful. Cross fingers. I can’t wait for Fabe to see everything we have put together for her! Her own little mini wedding. Can’t wait to share pictures and all of our inspirations with you all.

I’ll let you all know how it goes! Eeps!

image via Pinterest.

The Cream. Part 2

More from The Cream event. So much goodness.

The yummiest cheese (and even better hand held cheese platter) from Whoa Nelly Catering.

Cute wine.

A super cute and yummy dessert! Shaved ice with funky (but good!) flavors from Sno Con Amor. My favorite flavor was watermelon with basil.

Love this heart. Wish I could hang it in my house.

Even if you are not engaged or are already married, I would definitely recommend The Cream event. You just walk out of there feeling inspired and the energy in the room is so fun and happy. Also, all the ladies are dressed super cute so if you love to people watch– this is the place.

The Cream. Part 1

Fabe and I went to The Cream event 2 weeks ago and it was so much fun.  It was so nice to see all these hard working women (and men) in the wedding industry making it happen for themselves. There was a dance contest in the end where a couple won a trip to Paris! Super sweet.

Honestly. Life has been insane. With Fabe’s wedding exactly (exactly!) 2 months away we are all starting to feel it in our bones. So much planning goes into a wedding and  seeing Fabe juggle wedding planning and work– I must say she is a trooper.

All the invitations are being sent out. The wedding, the bridal shower… I just can’t wait for the bachelorette where we can bask under the Hawaiian sun and get away from it all even if it’s just for a sweet moment.

Happy Leap Day

Happy Leap Day everyone! I was trying to find out some fun things that happen on this day and the one thing that stuck and that I kept reading about was that Leap Day is the day WOMEN propose.  Isn’t that so funny/cute? If it’s something that’s been on your mind, get to it! Today is your chance!

Speaking of weddings, Fabe and I are going to THE CREAM event on Thursday!

We hope to be inspired not only for Fabe’s wedding, but for Everly too! After I saw these pictures of what’s to come I got even more excited.

images via 100 Layer Cake.

We’ll definitely post all about it! We hope you all enjoy your extra day of 2012!