Monthly archives "September 2011"

DIY Camera Bag

I went to Bali for family holiday last month. Then, when I came back I was so caught up with lots of orders. Gosh…. So many people getting married. That’s why it took me so long to have the chance to upload this Bali trip.
First, I’d like to share about this my DIY Camera Bag that I carried around in Bali since I needed to take some pictures during vacation. It’s originally Canon’s. It looked so boyish, so I decided to make it more girlie by adding a fake fur trim and sacrifice one charm bracelet as the accessories hanging in front of the bag. Also, I changed the strap to a chain which originally belonged to one of my clutch. I really love the look so much. Now, I can bring my Canon camera to any occassion without feeling carrying a plain camera bag.

Vivi’ s Engagement Party

At this party, honestly I’m not too happy with my outfit. After I put it on, I just felt it’s not me. Well anyway, I am happy that the dresses worn by the others ( the ones you see in the pictures below) look nice. All of them are made by Nancy & Warren Couture. I like Gwen’s dress the most. (My cute niece with black and white checked dress) She loves the dress.

I also post Warren’s clutch that she design herself inspired by her black gathered lace Christian Louboutin shoes. The clutch’s nice but she couldn’t wear it together with the shoes because it’s a standing party. She’s afraid if she’s standing on them too long the shoes will give her so much pain. They’re very high, pointy and no platform.

I enjoyed the little cupcakes made by Theresia (Warren’s sister in law) There were three flavors: tiramisu, chocolate and cheesecake. Yummy…..

I always like standing party because I can just jump here and there meeting people and hang out while at the sitting down party we just sit and watch what’s on the stage not to mention sitting in the same table with people we don’t know. So, this is the chance I meet all the people I know and catch up each other. Fun….

Decoration : Steve Decor.
Event Organizer: Wedding Bells Planner

Party Party Party

Me and my families were invited to a wedding of my parents’s close family friend’s daughter at Grand City,Surabaya. I haven’t taken a picture together with my sister, July for quite a long time. I was wearing this white embroidered lace and white pencil skirt with gathered bias cut flare on the waist. I made this dress separate as blouse and skirt so I can mix and match them with other outfit in the future. Luckily I have this white grey Chanel shoes that Carrollien (my BFF mentioned in my previous post) Thanks to her :) It was perfect color for this white dress.

About this other party, my husband and Warren’s husband (they’re brothers by the way) were invited for Irama Mas owner’s son’s wedding. So I decided wearing this green furry dress and dark blush color mini dress with strands of chains as necklace because the dress is very plain in the chest area. Warren wore a nude organza with black lace dress. I really like this dress on her. Both of us wore super high sling back high heel to add more legs since we wore mini dresses.

Actually, I still have another party because we had 3 parties in 8 days, but I’m now still too busy. So I’ll keep up as soon as possible. GBu all

Nancy

One Year Old Birthday Party

This event Enchanted Garden Party is celebrating one of my youngest customer. It’s Michelle’s daughter’s first birthday party. Her name is Claire. Awesome party with beautiful decoration with food corners for snacks (popcorns,cotton candies, sweet&cookies;,churos etc) They also have some fun activities like scrapbooking a photo frame, face painting etc. And the dress code is fairy costume, so there’s lots cute little girls dressed up like fairies.

The little children sit in seperate dining table from the adults with small tables and chairs. They have so much fun. My favourite is the little girls dancing competition. They dance so hard shaking their bodies. Hahahahhahah.

On my last pictures you can see the invitation (scrapbook) which can be used for photo frame. Really nice!

Children dining table.

Dining table for the families.

Dance performance.

Dance Competition.

Me and Michelle wearing dressed up fairylike.

Me and Yuliana (Michelle’s husband’s cousin)

Me and the kids.

This is done by my son in scrapbook fun booth.

The invitation made of scrapbook as you can see the layers. Very creative!

Decoration: Steve Decor. Event Organizer: CJs event by Wedding Bells Planner (Facebook:Luluk Gozali) Location: Sheraton hotel ballroom,Surabaya.

Wedding Fair & A Note of Marriage II

Nancy Warren Couture participated in Wedding Exhibition at Imperial Ballroom few weeks ago. It’s been hecticly busy I haven’t had the chance to blog about it. As usual, we let Steve decoration to make our booth pretty and we’re happy with the result. He even had this restaurant, Moonlight Bistro which location is in the middle of the two ballroom decorated for a wedding ceremony ( you can see the last three pictures on the bottom . He put crystal carpet in the middle of the room. And they served mini cupcakes in the shelves at the corner. Cute!

Sponsored by Steve Decor ( www.facebook.com/stevedecor )

A NOTE OF MARRIAGE II

During the Wedding Fair, I saw lots of young couple preparing for the wedding. They are so detail while the wedding industries now offering so many interesting services and products.
Day by day, details for decoration is more luxurious and surprisingly the bride and the groom are willing to spend so much like money is no option. Not to mention they do pre-wedding photos overseas like in Japan, Australia, even Paris and etc. Wow! I wish I had this kind of wedding long time ago. Hahhahahah. And when I look at the invitations, they are so beautiful and of course some of them are very very pricey. It take months or sometimes more than a year to prepare the actual wedding. Sometimes it can be stressful and take a lot of energy during the whole thing.

Now, the question is how hard are the couple willing to work on after years of marriages. I hate to say I’m very sad to see and hear lots of young couples now are so easy to get divorced after all the efforts they spend to prepare for their wedding. Of course later in their marriages, they find differences maybe in lifestyles and in principle thoughts.

There’s no such perfect marriage anywhere without struggle and problems in this world. Marriages need to be worked on. It’s not something that just going to flow perfectly by itself. It’s a learning arena for every body to grow more and more mature. Patience is tested almost every time. It’s good to teach them to be more patience and more humble, take away their ego and less selfish. Those things are benefits for those who realize that these bring them to be a better person than make it sounds like a disaster.

I can say I’m glad I’ve been to that phase before, even until today I’m still tested in similar circumstances. Especially I’m a wife, so I have to submit myself to my husband. That’s a law of nature and that’s also the application from the word of God. We women are the neck, not the head. the head of the family is the husband. But since this is the era of equal rights, sometimes it becomes misplaced and often misunderstood by a lot of women. Indeed, the women now are so awesomely smart, strong and brilliant, but it’s impossible to have two heads in one family. A big ship is steered by only one steering-wheel. Men’s pride has to be maintained because it’s a very sensitive issue. If the pride’s hurt, they usually doesn’t function the way they should be as a husband,as a father and as a business men. They may have less confident to meet more people or lobbying for a new business opportunities. They may do something annoying just to get even or to show they have more power. For men: Sorry,no offense. So,there’s nothing to loose for the wives to humble before the husbands in order to make the marriage to be ideally working and also giving good examples to the children. Nobody wins, nobody looses. It’s a win win solution for both sides. Giving is better than receiving.

One more thing, the romance atmosphere has to be mantained. Lots of couple become cold. They don’t hold hands and never say,’ I love you’ anymore. Every activities becomes routines only. Some of them even let their children to sleep in the same room with them. That’s a big NO NO. So sad :(
I often joke with them when they say they’re not the type who shows affections to their couple,”How did you make many kids before, when you say you don’t show affection to your spouse?” It’s funny. I found out sometimes, they don’t even want to try to fix it, their egos play the role. They don’t realise, it’ll bring bad influence to their children too. The fruit ain’t fall far from from its tree.

All marriage is always challenging, between couple, between parents and children, financial etc. But, it’s a glorious moment when they can win in every challenge. The good thing after they pass, they can strengthen the other couple and become blessing to the others. I myself have to go though my own trials until I can help my friends who’s going through similar phase like me. So, I don’t mind to be tested, I know God knows how to make me a better person through problems. He knows my ability, I just surrender myself to Him. There’s a scripture say: “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1Corinthian 10:13)

Well, have a blessed and joyful marriage, everyone. You are welcome to share or ask anything. Just give me an email. JBU

Nancy