the final level of the game… and the best weekend wrap ever!
now I will have all my professional photos in about 10 days or less which is stupid fast, so let me do this before I do anything. I need to send praise and thanks to the following people BIG TIME!
SHOUT OUT AND CRAZY LOVE TO:
MY PHOTOGRAPHERS: ART TORRES & TONY CHU
WOW. JUST FUCKING WOW! amazing job you guys, I hope to get you much business as you are the best wedding photographers in the game right now!
MY VIDEOGRAPHERS: ANDREW HO & JEFF KOU
you completed my camera crew as the bad motherfuckers who came to clean house! I cannot wait to see the video! you guys are something else!
seriously though, my camera crew from photos to videos were the dream team for real!
thank you to my man for 2 decades… DJ Coolwhip aka the eye doctor!
you came through like Kobe in the Clutch! wow! all the audio! the mixing board! the sound and equipment all by your damn self!!!!! I owe you crazy fam! thank you 100,000,000 times!
the others who were glue to this amazing and beautiful wedding! our wedding coordinator: Vic Perez(greenlight entertainment enterprise) without him expediting our wishes and demands and truly organizing all this together, this would have been a disaster! THANK YOU VIC!
much love to our co-host and main entertainment: Antoinette Taus wow! angelic voice for real! your entrance serenade to our ceremony got me real emotional and that set the tone and energy for the entire evening! I owe you as well!
and to our MC: TK Tony Nguyen, bro, I had my doubts about you. I actually side-eyed you when you walked in because I didn’t think you could pull it off, but you proved me wrong and now I get to beat your head in. thank you so much and the way you handled those wedding crashers? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! wow! you escorted them out like they were some cockroaches! at a 5 star hotel!! smh! glad you won that premium LE XBOX 360 bro! much love and let’s get some Pho soon!
And lastly to our amazing Photo Booth vendor! Wackyface Photobooth wow times a billion!!!!! you guys broke the ice and lightened up the entire party! you were one of the highlights of the night! everyone loved you guys and you guys were a hit! thank you so much. I’ve had some amazing photobooth experiences from clients & friends like Ice T and Coco’s wedding to Paris Hiltons halloween party and you guys killed their photobooths!!!! slayed them. not even competition! thank you!
so with the thank you’s, I will briefly break down that this wedding was seriously everything I could have wanted and it was more than I asked for. I obviously can’t tell you all enough how coveted and how sacred marriage is to me. But I want to share this with my readers because I never thought growing up that I could afford a fancy wedding. I have never been scared to marry, I just never met the right one…. but I waited a long time and for the right time, when it’s right, it’s right. and I was in no rush to get married, but you don’t pass up on something this wonderful so even after a postponed wedding in september due to my best friend/best man passing, we went with February 25th. Nic wasn’t having some vegas wedding or a walk to the courthouse… she’s dreamed of this day all her life since she was a little girl…. so I wanted to give her what she wanted. and this set date was before the NBA lockout was over and due to that NBA lockout ending, the all star game date was set the same day, leaving about 12 guests in my already very very small party not being able to attend due to the fact that a majority of their yearly income depends on all star weekend, so fuck it… I know we will celebrate another time. so with that, we had a very small intimate 87 person wedding and at a beautiful venue(CASA DEL MAR in Santa Monica Beach, CA)
let me start by saying that this wedding was expensive. it stressed Nic and myself out big time and without Vic’s help, this might not have happened the way we wanted it to. We went all out with everything. held no bars, veuve and dom p rose champagne flowing stupid…. flowers on another level, lighting, tables, chairs, place settings …. I mean we went down to the special table cloth even for our wedding. and still I had doubts and anxiety about it being just right. I was nervous as shit the day before, not only because the time flew by so fast, but a majority reason why we were so stressed out was because the Hotel catering department that handled the logistics of our wedding at the Casa Del Mar should be fired for being the worst possible staff in professional and wedding history. I won’t get too deep in how disrespectful they were, but booking an event on the same day as ours with a 1 hour lead time to get ready? really? on the actual day of, we had extra workers and they worked super hard and super fast and this was a very small wedding and we didn’t even use the 2 extra spaces in the main ballroom and it still took over 2.5 hours to set up properly! unbelievable… thank god the “day of” staff and management canceled that event and thanks to the actual help who work there were on point and I thank them and MY team for coming together to give us the most amazing wedding a newlywed couple could hope for. Our beachfront suite was also incredible, wow. that amazing view! and the bathroom to the 1000+ thread count sheets and actual bed and everything in our room was heavenly. the room service was incredible and the hotels restaurant and bar are all top notch. but the most important parts being our event/catering host for the hotel: Elizabeth Mendel was just flat out awful, her back up Helena was terrible too. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE! that is all I have to say that is bad about the wedding because the outcome was lovely and ONLY because we turned it up and around!
enjoy: (in chronological order)
I got ready quick!
and this is just one shot, one angle of the wedding rings…
I love my wedding ring! damn; 27 diamonds, all bezel set flawlessly with 9 diamonds going around evenly in a full revolution eternity style and then a diamond on each end of the each side of the ring going down symmetrically. Definitely the classiest ring I’ve ever made for any man. I got the inspiration off a magazine I was reading while taking a deuce at our new years eve penthouse suite lol! of course 18k yellow gold and again… so damn classy! I will wait for more professional pics of the wedding rings, then post my own up-close joints for y’all to see! and of course Nic’s wedding band is the classic eternity style as well, but all VVS’s and all french pave’/prong set and set in platinum! and that could be the best picture of any ring I’ve ever seen that we made. shit looks straight out of a HW catalog. super clean!
the ceremony was beautiful… so elegant…
then it was party time…
(so many pics that need to fill in the space, but here’s a few for now)
we had a raffle and most importantly, we had a LOT of fun!
here’s some of the key photobooth pics! courtesy of Wacky Photobooth! please like their FB page! I’m asking you!
there are so many pictures of the wedding on instagram, but I didn’t get to take any at all! I did keep a couple that I will post now, but it really is only a few and I want to wait to post the professional pictures only because it does my wedding true justice!
me and Nic cutting the cake! yes we had diamonds on our shit! mane! by this time we literally had no room left to eat… I had few bites and the cake was good, but I was drunk as hell and full from the delicious amazing food and damn I missed the cocktail hour! the hor dourves were incredible, but I only had a few bites! haha…. and I didn’t know until after that most people only do a 1 hour open bar and then from there it’s a hosted bar or a pay on your own bar… I’m the asshole who has a 6 hour OPEN PREMIUM BAR! and Rose’ flowing!!! haha, smh! oh well. everyone had a damn good time! we stayed til midnight and left when we got asked to leave! lol
I’m most proud of Cat Dicc Jr. this motherfucker might be giving me a job in a few years smh… fool walked in like he owned the place. smh and much love to George and Jack from Platinum having the front of the hotel stunted out crazy! the SLR/Aventador boys don’t play! and the hotel was stupid packed already due to the spirit awards party! saw seth rogan and kate beckinsale walking around and the upstairs bar was crazy!
again, the night ended so fast, I was spinning but I was high off of life. I never thought I would actually get married before I was 40, but my lifestyle has changed so much in the last 3 years… slowed down a LOT and got my grown man all the way on. late, but that’s ok though! and man, the party continued in our suite and I got to bed late and we still had 2 jeroboams left! shit was lightweight crackin! haha… I have never been happier in my life, I have never seen my mother happier in my entire life… my in laws are incredible! I love them to death. I always look forward to spending time with them and they know how to party! they also have great strong family values.
the highlight of the evening was me making my special announcement after the first dance…. yep, we’re having our first baby (due in august) a DRAGON! we find out the sex/gender very soon! I posted a pic on instagram of the ultrasound from over a month ago, but here’s one from just over a week ago:
so after the wedding… woke up on the beach and thanked god that we had a beautiful day while it was gloomy the day before our wedding and the day after…. amazing! walked right next door to shutters to have brunch with Nic’s family and that was amazing too… then got my pig on! I lost 14lbs. to fit into that damn tux! smh… after that it was fried chicken and shakey’s pizza and mojos all day long! watched the all star game and kicked it at home and watched my sister kick ass at the oscars….
I really couldn’t have asked for a better weekend in life. I was so damn nervous on saturday though, that I had to drink 16 cups of water and took some valerian root!
but yesterday I woke up and was back on my grind…. fuck that, I gotta get ready for this caribbean honeymoon, so I got orders to ship and jewelry to finish!
here’s some swag shit we recently finished!
and you know I like smaller type jewels and big stones, so we made this 6 carat VS cross with 2 rows of prong set diamonds…. the stud chain has another 16 carats on it. don’t trip!
so I guess the cats out of the bag…. my lil homey Justin Bieber called me as soon as he heard I was having a baby and sent me and Nic mad love…. he also invited me to his 18th birthday party which I guarantee will be the biggest party of the year! but I won’t be able to go due to my honeymoon so I’m a little bummed, but fuck it, I’ll see JB soon enough.
p.s. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE WEDDING GIFTS! WOW!
OUR KITCHEN GAME IS ON SUPER POINT! HAHAHA! I MEAN RIDICULOUS! we got the entire Breville catalog! and williams sonoma! damnnn!!!
and shout out to my boy Q from Worldstar!
btw, we didn’t spend insane money on our wedding…. but we coulda got a new S550 instead… the only thing is, there wouldn’t be the epic memories with the S550 that will last forever…. I don’t regret it. we make this money to spend it! I also think they should make it harder to get a divorce in this country. Make it harder than getting a loan. real spit.
anyways, gotta go and get ready… got a new house to get ready for and my vacation/honeymoon!