Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wedding week...

Wedding season begins (again)... picking out bridesmaid dresses, wedding gowns, attending a bridal fair, securing photographers, and more. Cousin flying in and out of town to head bridal dress shopping (come back soon Mare!), spending almost 5 hours at the casino where the bridal fair was at to get ideas (Lori won something!) and countless emails back and forth.


Who said the economy was doing bad? The wedding business is doing great!! I should definitely consider a change in career considering the several weddings we have planned (3 of them ours and the rest for family and friends) :P

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Nicholas & Jeannie's ROM cake by love-a-cupcake

When Nicky first told me that Jeannie's the one... I was super thrilled and happy for him! That and me trying to keep it all a hush hush as he (the romantic one he is) plans how it would all go down. I did what any best friend would do - help out anyway I can even if this means tracking down a book (you really got to give me a bigger challenge than that buddy :P ) and mailing it back to him in time for the big question. Then, when there were more things in the works and a ROM (Registration of Marriage) date decided upon, I knew I had to make my presence known on Nicky's important date somehow all the way from NY.

Right before the new year, who do I call for such a special occasion? Why, my dearest friend Ween Nee, the super amazing love-a-cupcake extraordinaire of course. I knew she was always up for a challenge and so I introduced her to the work of another super talented soul, an illustrator whom I have been following since the start of her business, Rachelle Anne Miller.

See the amazing cake which Ween Nee made below and the inspiration in the previous blog post.


Cake made by the amazing Ween Nee of love-a-cupcake
Inspiration and Illustration by Rachelle Anne Miller

An artsy cake

Cake made by the amazing Ween Nee of love-a-cupcake
Inspiration and Illustration by Rachelle Anne Miller

Nicholas & Jeannie's ROM

Peter and I would like to wish you both congratulations on your registration of marriage. We are both truly sorry we could not be there with you on your special day.We wish you both much happiness and know that you are always on our thoughts.

Nicholas & Jeannie

We cannot wait to be back on the island in May and will definitely see you both then. A later celebration is definitely called for!

Dearest Nicky and Jeannie…

You have chosen each other above all the rest
To share your love and laughter
To live life at its best

May you always fill each other's lives with love.


Sherene & Peter

*illustrations by Rachelle Anne Miller

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Suet Ling's last day

Right before Christmas, we lost Jess as she leaves the IA family for the next chapter of her life. We miss her already, and thank goodness she is still in Buffalo and we get to meet up still. Yesterday, it was Suet Ling's (a.k.a. 'Sweet Thing') last day. All of us at IA will definitely miss her dearly

Suet Ling's Last Day

We wish you best of luck in your future undertakings!

Suet Ling's Last Day
As you can see... we are all sad to see Suet Ling go.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Dinner with Sharon...

The gang met up for dinner at Carrabbas for Sharon's last night with us here in Buffalo -while we were all happy for plenty of Sangria and food on the table, it is sad to know that Sharon is heading back to Indianapolis tomorrow :(

Sharon's Dinner at Carrabas

We are going to miss you very much around here!!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Tennessee Barbeque Ribs

Tai Boon came over and made amazing ribs for dinner...

Tenessee Barbeque
Chef at work preparing the ribs...

Tenessee Barbeque
...with tennessee bar-b-que sauce from the famous Jack's.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

We had a cozy and relaxing gathering over at our place for new year's eve... we wish you had a wonderful time with your loved ones and friends as you usher in the new year as we did with ours!

New Year's Eve 2010
Happy 2010!