Questions About the California Reception

It felt so good to get that California reception up that I actually cheated and posted it on the main blog as well. You can always tell when I’ve put some real effort into a blog because I post it all over the place. If I spend more than fifteen minutes writing something, you can bet your sweet petunia that I’m going to spend another fifteen trying to shove it in your face so you appre-ci-ate.

After I posted about our California reception, I got a new rush of emails. The emails that come to me from wedding blog readers have been dwindling over the last couple of months as I’ve been trailing off and posting only a few times a week, so it was actually kind of nice to have a new surge. A lot of people just wanted to comment about the wedding or share pictures of their own tea ceremony or Napa reception, but there were also a lot of people who had questions. I suppose that’s why I should have broken the reception down into bite-size pieces, like I did the Disney reception, but come on, people! At least I got it up there!

So, without further ado, here are some answers to your questions…because I gave up on emailing everyone back after the fourth or fifth email…(and I apologize for not citing the questioners, but a bunch of you asked similar things)…

Where did you have your reception?

Our reception was held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Napa, California. My family has been going to that church for a long, long time and we have a lot of our special events there. It’s the same place that my mom had her wedding reception in 2002, actually!

Why didn’t you choose to have your wedding in a vineyard if you were doing it in Napa?

For a lot of people, Napa is one big vineyard, but for me it’s just my home away from home. We kicked around the idea of having a vineyard reception, but in the end it was just more comfortable and convenient to have it in a familiar space.

Since when do you have sisters?

A lot of you actually wrote in to ask me this, which I found really funny. It’s as though there was a general backlash from people who couldn’t believe I would dare to suddenly summon two sisters out of thin air. WHAT? SISTERS? You can’t DO this to us after an entire year of blogging! It’s like we DON’T KNOW YOU AT ALL!!!!

Well, I swear I’ve blogged about them before, but yes I do have two younger sisters. I didn’t intentionally keep them locked in the attic until now, they just weren’t a part of any other part of my wedding besides the California reception. Oh, and Kaylee, I did mean sisters-sisters, not sorority-sisters, but I thought it was very clever of you to think that outside of the box.

Where did you get your lion dancers?

They were from the Wong Ga Hung Kuen Gung-Fu School in San Francisco, California. You can contact them at

Where did you get your dress?

My uncle bought it for me at the shop in the China pavilion at Epcot.

Did you have to cut your hair for your reception?

No, bangs are not an ancient Chinese wedding custom. They are a rebellion against waiting three years for a certain person to pop the question before cutting my hair because I didn’t want to have bangs on my wedding day.

Is your brother single?

You know what my brother is? A minor. A non-adult. And incidentally, the baby brother of an extremely overprotective older sister. I’m glad you think he’s cute. Now back off. Immediately.

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  • Reply -J.Darling

    ROFL! Well done lady!

    May 26, 2009 at 10:36 pm
  • Reply Caroline

    That’s so special that you all had your wedding at your church that your mother had her wedding reception at. I bet it gave it a real “homey” feeling.

    May 27, 2009 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Charlene

    LOL ~ locking up your sisters in the attic…can we say Cinderella’s Revenge??? 😉

    May 27, 2009 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Brown Bear

    I’M 17,SINGLE, ALWAYS LOOKIN!! ;] AND I LOVE !!!!!!! TO DANCE!!!!!

    May 28, 2009 at 7:37 pm
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