Tag Archives: wedding

recycling gold.

i posted these pictures on Instagram a little while ago, but never got around to elaborating about them.

i recently purchased two separate, unrelated vintage 14k yellow gold wedding bands: a plain thin one i planned to use as a stacking ring and this heavy (6 grams) man’s wedding ring. i intended to resize the latter and completely smooth out the exterior design. there was a date inside the band, which is very close to when my parents were married. it was my jeweler who noticed the ring was actually two-toned; he also convinced me to keep the original design.

image

image

i know there are a lot of new options, new designers and aesthetics for jewelry available now,  but i find older pieces to have so much character. there’s a story – and if you don’t know the story, there’s mystery. i like to try and save pieces from being melted down when i can, and really admire the artisans and designers who either restore or re-work these old treasures to give them a new life.

image

while antique or vintage wedding bands aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, i’ve noticed an increasing trend. there’s certainly an appropriate irony when an antique wedding band, a circle symbolizing eternity and never-ending love, is worn again and again, carrying that same message, instead of being melted into scrap…

image

*all images property of gloria c. and imunlisted.wordpress.com

wedding gift.

here’s a wedding gift i made from some old and dear friends of mine who tied the knot after 8 years of being together…

20131228_020527

painted the exterior first with white, then went over in gray and french blue, blotting the last two coats before they dried.

20131228_015940

handwritten cards designating wine to celebrate years 1, 3 and 5 of marriage…

20131228_015910

card backs…

20131228_015955

card detail.

*images property of gloria c. and imunlisted.wordpress.com

viva las vegas.

and we’re back!

1

1

2

2

3

3

4

4

5

5

6

6

7

7

8

8

9

9

10

10

11

11

IMG_0042

12

12

13

13

14

19

15

20

16

14

17

15

18

16

19

17

20

18

21

21

22

22

23

23

24

24

25

*images property of gloria c. and imunlisted.wordpress.com

a little less conversation…

…a little more action, please.

bride-to-be meg, fellow bridesmaid amy & i are vegas bound!

vegaspacking

just a few of the things i packed… #texas 🙂

 

*images property of gloria c. and imunlisted.wordpress.com

Asbury-Hall Wedding

this past weekend, i was proud and honored to be able to serve as the maid of honor at my best friend kat‘s wedding.

we’ve known each other since 1st grade and have been close friends since middle school – i’ve also grown very fond of her now-husband, wyatte, and am so happy for them both. i wish i could have gotten as many photos as i usually do, but thankfully, they had a much more qualified professional photographer on hand! i can’t say it would have been worth trading being able to really immerse myself in the day – from helping matron of honor joy get kat ready, scrambling to put out the expected little fires, making new and seeing old friends and signing as the happy couple’s witness on their marriage certificate. (oh, and also that part where i blubbered tearfully through my speech…)

wishing love and all the best to the new mr. + mrs. hall!

KW-wedding1

my gift to the bride.

KW-wedding2

the dress.

KW-wedding3

pre-wedding imbibing…

KW-wedding4

joy lending a hand…

KW-wedding5

details, details…

KW-wedding6

…and more details!

KW-wedding7

maid of honor, bride and matron of honor…

KW-wedding8

kat’s paternal grandmother proudly shows us her rhinestone tie necklace…

KW-wedding9

kat and her mother hamming it up for the professional photographer…

KW-wedding10

…x2.

KW-wedding11

three generations…

KW-wedding12

down to the final minutes… (the bride carried silk roses, the bridesmaids carried handmade feather fans).

KW-wedding13

the bride’s cake…

KW-wedding14

…and the groom’s dr.who themed cake!

KW-weddingBooth

…and of course, photo-booth photos! (L-R: groom + groomsmen, wedding party, groom + bridesmaids.)

*images property of g. cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com.

the bridal shower.

very belated – my dear kat‘s bridal shower.

KBS1

KBS2

KBS3

KBS4

KBS5

KBS6

KBS11

KBS8

KBS9

KBS10

KBS11

(…i would also be very remiss not to share that the matron of honor, joy, made all the food herself! see the complete photo set here.)

*images property of g. cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com.

a DC engagement.

my darling kat got engaged to her wonderful and very-nearly-equally lovely wyatte last weekend in DC – we all managed to gather under the radar and help him surprise her twice!

(image links to album…)

congrats!

*photos property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com. unauthorized use strictly prohibited.

Legacy Continued.

i had no interest in the royal wedding until this morning when i found out who designed Kate Middleton‘s dress: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen!
gorgeous dress, still very much in homage to the late, great designer… and that is the extent of my interest.

View 1

View 2

View 3

*images not original; property of several separate, unknown sources.

mr. + mrs. lopes.

congratulations!

my friend robert and his lovely fiancee karen tied the knot in houston, texas last month. i’m sorry it took me so long to get these up, but here they are! see their beautiful wedding in “mr. + mrs. lopes” on Flickr.

the new mr. & mrs. lopes.

getting photos done by a professional (a.k.a. not me).

the bride's bouquet on a church courtyard bench.

*photos property of g.cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com. unauthorized use strictly prohibited.