My Matron of Honor

(Okay…who didn’t love the pajamas with feet back in the day?)

There was doubt in my mind who would be my Matron of Honor. My big sister, Joy, is my best bud along with my brother. We’re very close and like to call ourselves The Three Amigos.

I was honored that she asked me to be her Maid of Honor and now I was asking her for the same favor in return.

Unfortunately, due to work schedules, my sister wasn’t able to enjoy tea with me up here in San Francisco, so I flew down to ask her personally.


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Girls Day Out – Bridal Party

So I had the little dolls all done and ready to ask my girls to be in my bridal party. But unfortunately I couldn’t get everyone’s schedule to work out for all of us to meet at the same time. So I had to split up asking the girls at different times. Unfortunately, the SoCal girls couldn’t make it up.

I had planned a girls day out back in early May. I wanted to have a spot of tea. I had heard of this awesome, cutesy-wootsie place from Missy that had received good reviews and was fairly new.

It’s called Crown and Crumpet in Ghiradelli Square:

(Store Signage above the Entrance)

(Exterior shot looking inside)

(The front counter area)

If you’ve never been, you should try it sometime. It was soooo super cute and the staff their was very accommodating.

I had scoped it out about two weeks prior to our tea time there. I just loved how there was a hint of a Parisian theme around me at Crown and Crumpet.

On the most part, the girls thought we were going to just hang out. I think for two of them, they were a bit shocked when I asked them to be my bridesmaids. I also wanted to include Eric’s mom to enjoy some girls time as well.

Here are just a few fun pics from that day…

Me holding up the dolls in the background.

Missy proudly showing off her doll.

Ali in shock.

Ali showing off her doll and card.

Rita super excited about being my bridesmaid.

Mom holding up her doll.

(Little details at Crown and Crumpet)

What was cool about the experience was all the personal touches the place and staff offered. They even made a custom menu greeting especially for us which is included with the tea selection.

Me with Mom

Me with my Bridesmaid, Missy.

Me with my Bridesmaid, Rita.

Me with my Bridesmaid, Ali.

The Girls

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Something Special

When I was thinking about what I wanted to do and how I would ask my Matron of Honor and Bridesmaids to be in my bridal entourage, I knew it needed to be something special. I wanted to ask them in person.

I was trying to rack my brain in trying to figure out something cool and fun, yet unique and personalized for them.

I like to make cutesy-wootsie characters, so why not make them 3-D. So what I came up with was this idea of these mini dolls that represented each of their persona along with a handwritten note.

So I first came up with a unique shape that no one’s really seen before. Next I gave each of the dolls similar features uniquely to each of the girls.

I then started designing their little outfits. Each of the girls have different personalities. It was so much fun making them and dressing them up.

And then they were all packaged up in little bags and ready to be given to each girl.

Here are the final dolls for my Matron of Honor and Bridesmaids.

I received so many great responses on how everyone loved the dolls and from others who had seen them,  that out of this concept spun out a business venture for me.

I started and created the first ever – “My Best Friend” Dolls line for Geri Designs. I even showcased at my first ever craft show this past December for the SF Renegade Craft Fair.

Check them out here…

Also check out this cool link….I was featured on the Renegade Craft Fair (San Francisco Holiday Buys) Edition. I was so excited.

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Our Engagement Party – 3/14/09

We wanted just a small get together with our closest family and friends. It was so stress-free and so great to see people we hadn’t seen in a while to share in our good news.

Eric and I would like to especially thank his parents for hosting the party at their house and providing most of the yummy food. Thanks also goes out to my family who came up from SoCal to help us celebrate. Thanks again to Miss Missy for helping me out with the yummy cupcakes and ginormous cake and to Miss Rita for making me the cutest cake-topper ever. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks to all of our close friends and extended family who came and helped us feel the love of our engagement.

To see more of the pictures from the party…just click the link below:

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Back on Track…And Counting Down

Hi Everyone!

Ok. It has been way too long that we have not updated our blog. We can’t believe it’s already January and only approx 8 and half more months till the wedding. Pretty crazy to think it’s that close already. So to catch you up to speed….these following posts are way over due, but just wanted to share with you what’s happened over the past few months.

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Welcome to Our Wedding Site!

Welcome to !

Hi Everyone,

Eric & I would like to welcome you to our wedding blog site. Keep checking back for more details on the wedding and updates.

The countdown is on….


– Geri & Eric

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