Friday, November 9th, 2012

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: I don’t think I bought anything this week!
  • Weekend plans:  Try to convince Shaun to go holiday decor shopping! Celebrate my mom’s birthday.
  • Favorite TV show?:  I’m loving The Voice right now!

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Stay classy, Mellan.

Wedding photos for those interested ahead!

All photos  are courtesy of the very talented Rhee Bevere Photographywhich is a photography studio that specializes in candid photography.  I have an exceptionally camera-shy husband, you know!  Rhee and Kevin made a great tag-team and managed to grab some amazing shots throughout the ceremony.  If you are looking for a Bay Area photographer who captures moments, not just poses, I highly recommend them!  I was also incredibly impressed by the amazing shops and artists I found on Etsy to help me add personalized details.  Every single shop I worked with was excellent in customer service, accommodating my requests, and delivering early.

Wedding Soundtrack: (You think there’s a theme? LOL!)

  • Lindsey Stirling – Song of the Caged Bird
  • Florence + the Machine – All This and Heaven Too
  • Florence + the Machine – You’ve Got the Love
  • Florence + the Machine – Drumming
  • Lindsey Stirling – Elements
  • Florence + the Machine – Only If For a Night
  • Florence + the Machine – Heavy In Your Arms
  • Florence + the Machine – Cosmic Love
  • Florence + the Machine – Heartlines
  • Florence + the Machine – Never Let Me Go
  • Enya – On Your Shore
  • Florence + the Machine – Breath of Life
  • Lindsey Stirling – Crystallize (Processional)
  • Lindsey Stirling – Electric Daisy Violin (Recessional)


(Photo by Ever After Papery)

(Photo by me; we had our cake at our wedding brunch the next day!)

(Photo by me)

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480 thoughts on “Free for Haul Friday, Volume #157

  1. Sandy

    *squee* Thanks for sharing, Christine! I imagine it must be hard to post personal pictures on a blog for everyone to see, but I feel like I’ve grown to know you, Shaun, and Mellan through this blog and I wish you guys all the best!

    • It’s funny – I agonized over the photos to post. I put my face out there all the time, but these are definitely more personal! Thank you, Sandy!

  2. Judith

    You look so beautiful! Thank you for sharing such an intimate occasion with us! Love the photography! God Bless you and Shaun in this new chapter of your lives!!!!!

  3. rachel

    So gorgeous you were! You looked like a princess! Lot of hapyness for you two! Congratulations!

  4. JEN

    Wow Christine! It seems as though your wedding was beautiful as you are! I love your bouquet and the wedding cake is so cute! Your dress is amazing and I love your invitations! I’m so happy that you chose Etsy as your outlets. It’s great that you put independent companies in business…how generous of you!

    Congratulations on your wedding and may you and Shaun live a happy life together. :)

  5. THAT CAKE. WANT!!!!! It makes me really want to have a playful wedding eventually! I really love your dress too and all the amazing DIY projects! Attending weddings make feel like the process of getting married in front of people super intimidating though. I’m more of someone who want to get married privately just with my guy but hold a reception for friends & fam. Oh, and congrats again! :)


    It suddenly became super cold one day here in SC (the day I had a job interview!!! what are the odds?!) so I immediately ordered a plain white turtleneck from Zara…it was cheap and fits perfect! And just after I received it the weather went back to 70…….-.-

    I was on Zara’s site so I ordered a pair of black skinny jeans…they fit great & looks awesome w my black booties =]

    My Clinique All About Eyes Serum works soooo goood at depuffing.

    Weekend Plans:
    Ohhh I was planning on going to a football game on Saturday…but today I suddenly got a lot of organic chemistry studying to do for next week. :(

    Favorite TV show:
    DEXTER. SO GOOD. I’ve been a huge Vampire Diaries fan, but I don’t know how I feel about this season yet. :(

  6. Clementine

    You look positively stunning.

  7. Mariella

    Haul: I went to the new Sephora that opened today and – YAY – I got the Bare Escentuals Star Treatment palette. I was sure they too didn’t have it, as there were none on display but that’s because they didn’t get the display for it yet so they had them in the back. I am seriously in love. I also got the Sephora chubby liner/shadow pencil in #22 Dark Taupe Glitter (or whatever it’s called – it’s already upstairs), which the other Sephora was out of. Yesterday, I got the Tarnina Tarantino Emerald Pretty palette and some replacements for products I already use – Nars Damage lipstick and Como gloss, as well as LaVanilla perfume. And I got a Clarins facial oil in Santal (I usually use Blue Orchid but wanted to try Santal for winter). I think I need to take it easy on the makeup purchases for a while and enjoy using the new stuff I have. Seems I buy so much stuff that I never really “get into” any of it in a big way since I’m in love with it for a week and then I’m on to something new. Anyone else like that?

    Weekend plans: we and the future in-laws are holding an engagement party for my daughter and future son in law tomorrow. I’ve been baking for 2 days and tomorrow morning I’ll make the final dessert – a Parisian Lemon Tart. I’m also picking up a cake from the bakery. Then it’s time to celebrate and get to meet the rest of the family and wedding party.

    Favourite TV show: MI5 (it’s off the air now but Richard Armitage – whoa!) and Coronation Street.

    • Ooh, new Sephora 😀 Was everything clean and pristine?

      • Mariella

        Yes it was. The store is really large – maybe twice the size of the one I used to go to (had to go to as it was the only one in this area). And it was packed – I realize on the opening, this is common but I hope it bodes well for the future of the store. I live in an industrial city that’s been pretty hard hit by the downturn in the steel business, etc., so most of the good shopping is in the city “next door” which is more of a bedroom community. So it’s doubly nice to see my city get a Sephora and to see it very busy. Also nice to see 2 or 3 of the SA’s who used to work in the other store. Now we just need a lululemon store and a freestanding MAC and my shopping needs will be taken care of!

  8. K.C.

    Breathtaking. Just breathtaking. :)

  9. Liz

    Christine, you’re so gorgeous, and you look so happy! I’m glad everything went off well. It’s weird that I somehow feel like your’e one of my own girlfriends because I’ve been following your blog for so long, but forrealz, when I saw your pics, I smiled so big! Mazel tov and best wishes to you two!

  10. Elysia

    looove the dress! and the bouquet was so cool!

  11. baby in a corner

    These pictures are so so beautiful. I know that you have so many readers but reading your blog everyday makes me feel like i’ve shared part of this journey with you. Congrats, it looked like an amazing day.

  12. Cherie F

    So awesome! I was hoping you were going to share :) Congrats!!!

  13. Sarah

    Aww sweetheart! It looks like you had a magical day! You look like a princess. :) Enjoy the rest of your lives together.

  14. Tina

    Christine, are you a perfectionist ? :)
    Everything is stunning!!! Can you be my wedding planner :)? I saw your picture with a long red dress, is it a Vietnamese or an Asian traditional dress? Very beautiful!
    The cake is perfect. I was like… Where are my flip flops, I want to go to the beach even though it is 40 degree here in WA :)

  15. Not surprised that you totally look like a pretty, pretty princess.

    Congrats again!

  16. Oh Christine–you looked SO amazingly stunning! All those crystal details on your dress and tiara and bouquet and shoes (even though you can’t see them) really went well together!! Congrats again!

    Haul: I shopped the Sephora VIB sale and bought a new Nars eye primer, my Caudalie serum, Becca Mineral Blush in Sweetpea, Becca Eye Quad in Astro Voilet, and a new Jack Black lip balm
    Weekend plans: go to the mall to return some stuff, get another serum and the GA Maestro foundation, study, and try to get caught up on pics
    Favorite TV Show: Walking Dead is pretty high up there, but it’s closely followed by Dexter then Homeland

  17. Congratulations!! I don’t always comment but I couldn’t stop myself today. You look beautiful and everything about the wedding looks dreamy… All the very best. May you celebrate this day all your life woth lots of happiness, success and prosperity. Loads of Love from India

  18. Melissa F

    You looked so beautiful in your wedding dress and that bouquet was so gorgeous! I love that the cake was a non-traditional white cake and actually looked edible! Congratulations once again!

    • Thank you, Melissa!

      I decided we weren’t going to have cake at the reception, but Shaun’s mom does a mean carrot cake, so I thought it would work well for our brunch the next day!

  19. Rebecca

    Christine you look GORGEOUS. I mean your husband and Mellan look spiffy too, but you definitely stole the show :) I hope your life is filled with infinite happiness because you deserve it.

  20. MizLottie

    Wishing the three of you (Mellan included) a long, happy, healthy and prosperous life together – mazel tov!

  21. Beth Maiorana

    What a gorgeous event. I feel such happiness for you two. These photos are stunningly beautiful and so appreciated- most of all, Mellan looks so lovely. Thank you, Christine, for sharing your happy day with us!! xoxo Beth in Pgh 😉

  22. Ann

    I love the bouquet! I think the picture where you are looking down is stunning. I think your photographer did an awesome job. You looked absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing such a personal day with us.

  23. I love your bouquet! World’s No.1 most unique bouquet. And I love the cake. I really love that photo of you coming down the stairs too! I am so happy for you, Christine!

    PS: Oh, and I love your mini innovation of using nail polish bottles for ring holders! Smart!

  24. Debra

    Beautiful! you look stunning and all the details are gorgeous. Much happiness.

  25. Sheils

    Oh Christine what gorgeous wedding photos!! You look amazing and Millan is very elegant too :)
    Shame your groom was too shy for us but he looks pretty fab in his grey suit.
    Congratulations hun, may all your wedding wishes come true. Very very beautiful xx

  26. Ula

    Breathtaking, Christine!

  27. Veronica

    What a lovely wedding! Congratulations to both of you.

    Haul: Too Faced Natural Eye palette, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, Tarina Tarantino Eyelicity Glitter liner in Magic Mirror. Kept it tame this month, despite all those sales. 😛

    Weekend Plans: Massive O-Chem exam on Mondy, so, ah, studying for that is my priority.

    Favorite TV Show: I stopped watching television about four years ago, but I occasionally sit down and watch “The Walking Dead” with my roommate.

  28. Serena

    What stunning photos, Christine! Thank you for sharing them with your readers. You look absolutely gorgeous, the photos are wonderful (aww, Mellan is too cute), and that bouquet is EYE-POPPING. So amazing! I’ve never seen anything like that before. The cake is also so adorable. Congratulations again!

  29. Mel

    Simply beautiful and creatively unique as you are. Coincidentally, I’ve got Florence looping while browsing your site! Congratulations to you and your husband.

    Whoops, let’s not forget that dashing dapper, Melan.

    • What’s your favorite Florence + the Machine song?

      Thanks a lot, Mel! :)

      • Mel

        I love Howl, Between Two Lungs (lyrics are absolutely beautiful), live recording of Cosmic Love, Drumming Song, her cover of Drake’s Take Care… really, lol, everything! But I really love her live recordings; her voice is amazing. Oh, check out her duet with Jimmy Fallon called Balls in Your Mouth, even that one is amazing. Any song she covers is beyond.

  30. Rachael

    You looked like a princess!

  31. Leticia

    Christine, you look absolutely stunning!! You are glowing and all that beauty can only be due to the happiness you are feeling – you are radiating joy!
    I agree your bouquet is amazing, super original! It´s great you found photographers of “moments” – you got really beautiful pictures that reflect how everything happened in a very natural way. Great choice – and I believe it is another wonderful proof of how you pay attention to details! Congratulations once again and may your life with Shaun (and Mellan of course) be blessed with all the best things in the world :)!!

    As for this Free for Haul Friday:
    Haul: MAC Glamourdaze LS!
    Weekend plans: Get my hair done…..for one reason or another, I haven´t been able to do it and now it´s sort of become an emergency :)!
    Favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory!

    Happy Birthday to your Mom, Christine!

  32. Celeste Cirinna

    LOVE your dress Christine! It looks like you had a beautiful wedding and you looked beautiful yourself. Did I see your dress on Pinterest?

  33. Aiman

    Everything’s amazing Christine and you look very beautiful!

  34. Kate & Zena

    Ha ha! I love the nail polishes standing in as your ring holders. That’s so quirky and cute.

    Okay, and I have to love the cake, even if it totally does not match your wedding decor. It’s so cute. Why sharks though, if I may ask? You’re so dolphin-y to me.

    Haul: Nada. HOWEVER, my dear friend from Brazil did send me a rather cute Dalmatian cardi that I had been drooling over. It was the biggest pick-me-up that I had needed (considering hormones and migraines and all. I HATE HORMONE MIGRAINES.)

    Weekend Plans: Recovering from one hormone migraine. You see, some people just bounce back from migraines like nothing ever happened. I usually have the migraine hang-over. The worse it is, the longer my hangover. I suspect this one is going to take all weekend. Oie. At least I have Zena for entertainment. As well as my DVR, which now extends to my room! Yay for wireless receivers!

    Favorite Television Show: Seriously? You’re asking ME this question? That’s like asking me my favorite author or my favorite book or my favorite musical artist or just plain artist! What TV show do you want? Currently running TV show? Which “genre?” (I hate that word.) What kind of day do you want me on? One of my crabby, I-don’t-want-anything-chipper days or one of my more chipper days? I HAVE RULES TO MY FAVORITES. Give me some parameters here. (But, generally, House is still my ruling favorite. I will normally watch it whether I’m feeling crappy like today or darn chipper. House is a lot like me, and knows exactly how I feel. Plus, he has my sarcasm down to a T. Okay, and I love Hugh Laurie. He’s hilarious.)

    • The cake was served the next day, so it was the decor, LOL! :) Shaun refers to me as a shark, because of my negotiating skills/won’t take BS from companies attitude, and his favorite animal is a shark!

      I hope your migraine hang-over wraps up quicker than anticipated!

      • Kate & Zena

        I’m feeling rather chipper today, actually. I woke up at a reasonable time (for me.)

        Of course, it might be nice if I actually got dressed. It is nearly 4 PM my time! Ha ha ha.

        Aw, that’s cute. Maybe you should have made him a dolphin because he’s camera-shy (although, come to think of it, most dolphins aren’t camera shy or shy; they’re rather communicative. Hm, I need a better animal. A fish? A big, giant FISH! No, that doesn’t work either. They work in schools. I need a marine animal that works alone here. I really should have paid attention in environmental science.)

  35. Cali

    These pictures are absolutely stunning! Congrats again on your wedding, and I wish you all the happiness in the world.

  36. Heather

    Thank you for sharing your wedding photos- so much fun to look at and you looked amazing!

  37. Cathy

    Beautiful dress! Wishing you many years of hapiness!

  38. What part of the Bay Area do you live in?

    The pictures look like a winery in Livermore (where I live) or Sonoma.

  39. Joanna

    Thanks for sharing your photos – it looks like you had a lovely day! It’s “funny” to see more than just your face! You looked gorgeous and so happy.

  40. Pamela

    How beautiful! You were a gorgeous bride! The location is very Tuscan/CAwine country–love it! And the cake is so cute! I also had a beachy/seashell cake. But it was less colorful. Congrats again, Christine! I hope that you and Shaun have many more joyous days in your future!

  41. Erin

    Beautiful! And handsome Mellan, with his bowtie <3 Congrats!

  42. Jennifer

    Wow, Christine you looked absolutely gorgeous in your wedding dress! Everything is so beautiful, the dress, the cake topper, the bouquet! Such lovely details, and thanks for sharing these pictures!

    Haul: Palladio lip gloss in Mocha Cream and China Glaze nail polish in Angel WIng
    Weekend Plans: homework and celebrating my mom’s birthday this weekend as well
    Favorite TV Show? How I Met Your Mother

  43. stephanie

    Beautiful photos! Congratulations again!!

  44. Krystal

    OMG your cake is the cutest thing ever! :) and you look fabulous! i LOVE the dress! <3

  45. VJNS

    You look stunning! STUNNING. Your wedding dress, your hair, so pretty! I love the bouquet – it’s gorgeaous. And you doggie, I love it. Christine congratulations on your wedding. May you have a long and wonderful life together.

  46. Grace

    You look gorgeous, girl! Congratulations to you and Shaun, I wish you both many many many happy years together.

    Haul: OPI The World is Not Enough, and then went crazy at Sephoras sale with UD Naked Skin, some sale brushes, and then some Christmas gifts – Taylor Swifts new perfume and some UD eye liners for my sister and a Philosophy 4x shower gel and lip gloss set I plan on breaking up into different gifts for friends.

    Weekend Plans: Skyfall!

    Favorite TV Show: Too many!!

  47. Ana

    Looove the pictures Christine congrats!

  48. Krista

    Absolutely stunning!! Thank you for sharing!

  49. Jax

    Just stunning

    You look amazing, the dress is beautiful and the bouquet is so unusual. The Cake made me laugh, it’s fantastic :-)

    If it’s ok I’d like to share the pictures of the cake with a friend, she makes amazing Cup Cakes and loves sharks.
    Some of her cakes :

  50. san

    Beautiful..u guys look just as i pictured cinderella n prince Charming at their wedding,i love your makeup n bouquet is amazing..are there real flowers underneath?please post pics of reception dress and your shoes..and lots more of your face,im still trying to recreate that eyelook from my turnadot palette but its not showing up as well on my nc44 skin :(…n mellan is so good looking :-)thanx for sharing.

  51. CONGRATULATIONS Christine!!!!!! you looked absolutely stunning. I love you bouquet, very creative :)

  52. You look stunning…. Your dress is so beautiful. Congratulations to both of you!

  53. Smidgeroo

    Flawless and gorgeous aaaall around! Goodness! I’m so ecstatic for you. Congratulations!

  54. Amy

    Gorgeous wedding! Congratulations again!

    Haul: All the color cosmetics that were left at the Rite Aid that was going out of business. At 90% off, I’ll try anything, and I got some foundation, three blushes, two eyeliners, an eyeshadow, a lipliner and a lipstick for less than $10.

    Weekend Plans: Doll meetup tomorrow afternoon, and probably visit my grandparents who’ve just moved to a retirement place. Handbell practice Sunday afternoon, and I have some daffodil bulbs I need to plant!

    Fave TV Show: I don’t watch anything regularly now, but watch the old 80’s Transformers cartoon when I’m on the treadmill, LOL! I need to check out Homeland… they recently filmed an episode at my workplace (the directors were in my office watching their monitors!) so I’ll have to at least watch that one.

  55. An

    Haul: S E P H O R A!!! Splurged on a couple of items during the VIB sale. Got the Tarte Carried Away Collector’s Set and some Tarina Tarantino goodies that were still on sale. I seriously want Sparkling Ammunition Eye Dream Hyperliner so bad, but it wasn’t available.

    Weekend plans: Little bit of offline makeup shopping, looking for a new Xmas tree, and gonna watch the Panthers game on Sunday! :)

    Favorite TV show?: Mmmm, hard to choose. Out of the new shows this season, I’m liking Elementary though. ^^

    Your mom-in-law’s etsy shop is so cool. Her cake designs are fabulous!

    You look beautiful, Christine. ^^ I like the photo of you on the stairs and the pic of you and Shaun facing the buildings.

  56. Jade

    How amazing!! I’ve been waiting eagerly for photos, everything looked so beautiful. I love the photo of the rings, yours is so stunning and simple, and how boy-appropriate is Shaun’s! I love the picture below of you at the tea ceremony, is that a Vietnamese tradition?

  57. Sally

    Beautiful wedding and of course a beautiful bride! Congratulations again!

  58. Kristina Gonzalez

    So cute, beautiful, and elegant! Congrats! Weddings always make me teary. Just seeing your pics made me teary! lol And I adore your cake!!!

  59. Lisa

    I LOVE the photos! The dress is gorgeous and so is the bouquet. I like that you went with something untraditional for the wedding cake! It’s sooo cute! Congratulations!

    Haul: UD Naked Skin Foundation and Tarina Tarantino Floriculture lipstick
    Weekend Plans: I don’t really have anything planned. Maybe I’ll do some cleaning.
    Favorite TV Show: It’s hard to choose just one. I’m kind of obsessed with Downton Abbey right now. But a few shows I love – some of which aren’t even on air anymore – that I can watch repeatedly and never get tired of include Doctor Who, Trailer Park Boys, Strangers with Candy and The Office (UK version). I have a weird taste in shows, I know.

  60. Jill

    aw beautiful pics!

    Haul: josie maran bazaar set and finally guerlain meteorites!! with my 20% at sephora

    weekend plans: trying to get in the hubs’ good graces so he doesn’t get too upset when he sees my sephora purchases! lol.

    favorite tv show: the biggest loser – so motivating!

  61. Wenz

    Christine that cake is too cute to eat!!!!
    What more can I say that hasn’t already been said…. just gorgeous!!!
    That pic with the awesome breathtaking cloud cover I hope you have one facing forward….If so it needs a nice big frame …:)

  62. oh, Mellan…what a dapper gentleman. Those wedding pics are wonderful! Looks like it was a dream wedding out of a magazine!
    Haul: wet n wild polish in Sparked & Heels of Steel
    Weekend plans: baking (or trying not to ruin baking) for charity bake sale
    Favorite TV show?: Ever: The Monkees, Currently: The Walking Dead

  63. Kafka

    Such glorious photos. But none as glorious as the bride herself!

    Haul & TV stuff…. boy, this will be a long post. I’m actually a bit mortified to write out everything I bought this week. *gulp* Haul: Guerlain’s “L’Heure Bleue” Eau de Parfum, Dolce & Gabbana “The One” For Men Eau de Toilette (which is actually for ME), Caron “Montaigne” perfume, Caron “Nuit de Noel” EDT, Molinard’s “Habanita” perfume, and La Perla Eau de Parfum. Makeup wise: Tarina Tarintino palette in Lovely (GREY!!!), eyeliner in Spark of Envy, Illamasqua Phallic & Scarab nail varnishes, Butter London’s No More Waity Katey, NARS Irrestiblement bronzer, NARS Superstar nail polish, MUFE holiday Aqua eyeliner set, Sephora/Pantone’s holiday metallic foil eyeliner set, Sephora’s Flashy eyeliner set, NARS Tashkent & Bangkok pure matte lipsticks, OCC Lip Tars in Ophelia, Nylon & Hush, NARS 500 pt gift set, and the Sephora tote. I went to the store as well today and also bought got some NARS stuff to give as Christmas gifts & YSL’s l’Homme cologne as an upcoming birthday gift for my father (which I’m tempted to order one for myself in the Nuit d’Homme version because I can’t stop sniffing myself). I also bought some boots, duo-toned and in a riding style. Yikes, a long list. I need to get help for the perfume stuff.

    Weekend plans: Went for Italian tonight, then saw the new James Bond, “Skyfall.” Tomorrow, my sister is bringing over her recent Ulta haul and we’re comparing stuff. LOL. Then I have about 2 days to finish a book for my book club. Strangest title ever: “The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.”

    TV: I’m a tv junkie, so favorites currently on air: HOMELAND!! Also, Person of Interest, the Good Wife, Top Chef, Revenge & Scandal. Off-air, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey & Mad Men.

    • Very nice Sephora haul! :) A lot of perfume there, haha!

      And you DID cave on the Aqua Eyeliner set!

      • Kafka

        I did, I caved on almost everything. LOL. But I was most excited about the T/T Spark of Envy one. They’re sold out of almost all but one of them online, but when I went in to the actual store today, they seemed to have restocked so I grabbed one! I’m tempted to go back for the dark blue one and possibly, the Emerald palette. And I told my mother so much about the pencils, your raves, and how it lasted on you even in the Vegas heat, she now wants me to pick her up one in black. You corrupter, you! 😉 As for the perfume, the less said the better. Most of those are in 3.3/3.4 oz sizes too, so I’m going to be drowning in perfume. LOL.

    • xamyx

      I used to “borrow” my brother’s cologne all the time. Who am I kidding; I *still* do…

  64. Luisafer

    Once again congratulations!!!! Thnak you for sharing! You look so beautiful, the picturesnare super cute, love your bouquet, your dress, your make up… and Mellan. Wish you the best! :)

  65. xamyx

    I really hope you didn’t throw the bouquet, LOL! The photos really are amazing. Where did you have the wedding, and was everything outdoors?

    Haul: Nothing; I’m saving up for the Holidays, and a few items I’ve been eyeing for a while. There are some MAC Pro items I want, but I’m not sure if I want to buy online, or just trek to the Pro store, since it’s accross the street from the MUFE Pro store. I can be so lazy, sometimes…

    Plans: Nothing; again, trying to save money.

    TV show: I watch The Five & Red Eye nearly every night, but as for more “fun” shows, I watch a lot of TV Land.

  66. Kat

    I can’t believe you are married already! Time went by so fast….

    You look stunning, and I love all the details in your photos :) Everything looks unique, and the rings sitting on the nail polish is quite fitting, hehe.

    I’ve been a long time follower, and feel very honoured that you shared these photos with us. I’m so happy for you and your hubby! Congratulations, newlyweds :D!!!

    <3 <3 <3

  67. Gaiya

    ahaha when I first saw the post, I was like “so where are the freaking photos!” Opps missed the “continue reading.” You look beautiful in the photos and I love how they are candid and look natural. I love the sharks on the cake… and that you (the girl shark) seems to be wearing mascara. :) Congratulations again. May you be blessed with happiness and love.

  68. Malia

    so pretty, congrats again! all looks beautiful and I love the cake, she is very talented!!

  69. This isn’t even my wedding but let me gush: OMG! You looked so beautiful! And the wedding seemed amazing! I hope it was all you dreamed and more! Awwww x34!! I’m 20 and nowhere near getting married so everything wedding related is sweet and exciting. Congratulations!

  70. you look amazing…and happy! beautiful dress, unique cake! and mellan looks so handsome. wishing you the best… 😉

  71. Leenie

    You look gorgeous, and your dress, amazing! I love the detailing of your gown. Congratulations on your life time journey.

  72. Jessica

    BEAUTIFUL!! CONGRATULATIONS!! Thanks for sharing you special day with us.

  73. lilly04

    You look so beautyful. Great pictures and ordinary funny cake. I wish you the best :)

  74. Jodi

    BEAUTIFUL! YOU, the dress, the bouquet, the cake…EVERYTHING! <3 You look amazing, and so happy. CONGRATULATIONS.

  75. Ana

    Love the dress, love the accesories, love the make up, love everything on this photos.

  76. Sophie

    congratulations!!! i wish you a life full of happiness!!!!

  77. Basema

    Wooow. Congrats my dearest. You look fab :) Please post more pics and the wedding video :)

  78. Cathy

    Christine oh my gosh you looked amazing!!! These photos are amazing, the location looks amazing – I’m in awe 😀 Congratulations again and I wish you both nothing but the best. xxxxx

  79. La Boule ( pseudo)

    You were such a beautiful and lovely bride ! I really like your bouquet. congratulations

  80. Raya

    You look beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!

  81. Caitlyn

    These pictures are awesome!
    Your dress is one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen, you look absolutely amazing in it!
    The cake looks so creative and colorful, I neeeed to have one like this on my own wedding :)
    (people around here are all quite into the boring traditional cakes, but mine is to be colorful and creative, like yours … maybe not with sharks, but with dogs or bats or something else, I haven’t figured it out yet, but it’s definitely not going to be boring ^^)

    Anyway, amazing photos, amazing dress and I hope it was an amazing day for you and that you are right now floating on cloud 9 and are as happy as one can be :))
    Best wishes,

  82. Adele

    Haul: Buxom Big and Healthy Lipstick in Brooklyn, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride
    Weekend Plans: Schoolwork, yay.
    Favorite Show: Dexter

  83. abigailOD

    Thanks for sharing your big day with us! =D Wish you nothing but the best, Christine! Excited for you for what the future holds! <3

  84. Kat

    You are a beautiful bride; congratulations to you and your husband! Mellan is adorable :).

  85. Angela

    Chris you looked lovely on your big day. I wish you and the groom a lifetime of happiness and growth.
    I have a 3 month haul so with the exception of the OCC lip tar in triptych I will not buy any more beauty products or cosmetics for another 6 to 7 months. Here’s the list: 1.Guerlain radiance concentrate base with pure gold (free mini meteorites primer with purchase)2. Bare minerals ready eyeshadow collections in September Issue, The Playlist, and The Star Treatment. 3. Mally Perfect Prep Eye Primer 4. Bite beauty lip glosses in Cienna and Ruby 5.Bare minerals stroke of light eye brightened 6. Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in 10 and 11 7. Sephora by OPI It’s really 18kt gold nail polish 8.Mia 2 Clarasonic skincare system 9.Bobbi brown eye corrector (mom purchased) 10. Kevin Aucoin the sensual skin enhancer (boyfriend purchased).
    My favorite tv shows are Once Upon a Time, Grimm, Revenge, Hart of Dixie, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Boardwalk empire and 666.

  86. Sarah

    So much Florence!! Everything is just so beautiful I can’t take it!!!

  87. Cecilia

    Congrats Christine on your wedding! I absolutely loved the bouquet. Oh, and the shoes!!

    Haul (from ulta’s ff sale a while back): UD Vice palette, UD smoked E/L set, cargo hands of hope palette, and revlon nail polish in whimsical (DL’s glitter in the air dupe)

    Haul: Sephora online: UD ocho loco E/L set, sephora collection pro angled blush brush, sephora collection pro angled contour brush (if you have a brush that forms an angle, I am there), HK wild thing makeup bag and bow compact mirror (I saw these in the store after the fact, and I may return these — for what you pay for, it feels cheap — sad), UD professional size PP, Origins eye doctor, MUFE all eyes on you set, Clarisonic replacement brush head (green ones), Clarins one-step gentle exfoliating facial cleanser, NARS 500 pt gift perk, and birthday gift from Fresh. phew!!

    At my local sephora: Cinderella compact mirror, Lash Stash Kit, Give me some lip kit, Buxom Lip Crayon in Brooklyn and Shanghai.

    The local sephora was also doing a raffle drawing, and I freaking won!!!! So I have the privilege to try out some products that I would otherwise never come across or buy for myself: Caviar anti aging shampoo for dry hair with matching conditioner (my give this to my mom, since I have oily hair/skin), Laura Mercier flawless skin face polish, Laura Mercier foundation primer, Laura Mercier lipstick (cannot tell what shade, but it is deep berry red looks like), Lancome Hypnose star in noir midnight, Boscia bright white mask, Boscia Restorative night moisture cream, and finally, smashbox double sided lip gloss in fame/luminary.

    And to top off the night, I went to my local Walgreens and FINALLY found the Wet n Wild LE holiday palettes!! So naturally, I bought all three: Shimmer the Night Away, Drinking a Glass of Shine (ironically name, since they are all matte shades), and Sparkle ‘Til Morning (Favorite).

    Ok, I think I should be banned from buying any more beauty products until the next FF Sale, LOL!

  88. Beautiful, unique, original and so natural! Congratulations to you both – I wish you health, joy, many beautiful memories and tons of happy adventures! Christine, you were an absolutely stunning bride!

  89. I really love your bouquet! It’s amazing! But I also love your dress, you in the fields (it looks like an italian vine and I’m tuscany), the rings ..a black ring for a man is really an interesting choice!!!!!!!

  90. Noga

    Congrats Christine and Shaun!!

    I have to say I’m the anti-marriage type, but that bouquet made me drool :) and that cake is sooo cute, way to go Shaun’s mom!

  91. Abby

    WOW!!!!!! i was blown away by everything. You look stunning! everything..the dress, the shoes, your hair, the makeup, the cake…SOOOOO gorgeous! congratulations Christine!! :) :) :) :)

  92. Safyre

    Oh Christine T_ T I’m so happy for you! Congratulations!!!! 😀 You look gorgeous… and the cake… I’m sort of in love with your cake. I want an ocean themed wedding cake too (someday, haha) and thought it might be silly or something, but yours is precious. :3 That is all.

  93. Cat G

    What wonderful photos and it looks like it was a splendid day for you! Thank you for sharing.

  94. RS

    LOVE your bouquet and the cake is adorable!

  95. Gina

    Very nice, thanks for sharing!

  96. Elle

    These are some of the most gorgeous wedding photos ever. Congrats again :)

  97. Sarah

    WOW! You look absolutely incredible! That dress on you is just stunning, Christine! And Shaun’s mom did a super job on that cake; she should be on food network or something! Love it! Congrats again! 😀

  98. Congratulations! You was such a gorgeous bride! Your makeup was perfect and let me tell you, I’ve seen many girls that couldn’t find their colors for that Big Day. :) I love the unique bouquet.

  99. VickyM

    Christine you look gorgeous! 😀 and your wedding cake looks really interesting, what flavors was it made of? very I like it, I really like this pictures it´s ver sweet of you to show them to us.
    How could I miss this post? I´m very late to the party, shame on me.

    Haul: I celebrated today my birthday, :) my birthday was last thursday and I had a small reunion with my friends, but today I went with my mother out to celebrate and she bought me my first ever Rouge Volupte 9 Caress Pink, I´m in love with it it´s the perfect color for my skintone it´s amazing 😀 and the nice SA at the Ysl counter gave me a sample of faux cills mascara and a sample of Parisienne perfume, it smells amazing. My mother also bought me a Chanel blush, a gorgeous top and a book. After that we went to have lunch at a really nice restaurant with exquisite food and wine, and dessert at Haagen dazs. What a great day 😀 .

    Weekend: Classes and going out :) .

    Tv show: my beloved Friends!

  100. Elisa Love West Indies

    Congratulations once again gorgeous Christine!!!