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My DH and I planned a semi-DW in Sonoma to take place Christmas weekend. Our wedding was December 23, 2017 and we kept our guest list small at 40 guests.... View More

My DH and I planned a semi-DW in Sonoma to take place Christmas weekend. Our wedding was December 23, 2017 and we kept our guest list small at 40 guests. I enjoyed the planning process so much that I'm still here to help other couples plan their beautiful wedding. I'm one of the "Rockstars" of the community which means that I'm here for you to answer any questions you may have regarding the wedding planning process. Best wishes on your wedding!

Happily married 🎉

December 23, 2017

1656days 7hrs


Who else loves lace? Show off your lace dresses and/or veils!
earias in Style and Décor, on April 17, 2018 at 1:03 PM

Is lace a requirement for your dress and/or your veil? For me, it was! I had my dress and veil custom made and in the design process the one thing I really wanted was lace. It is so pretty and...

Melissa, Jan 8, 2020 177 3,660
Share your proposal story!
earias in Community Conversations, on January 7, 2019 at 2:52 PM

How did your FS propose? Or were you the one who proposed? Share your story! As for me, my DH proposed on Christmas Eve in 2016. The proposal itself was a complete surprise. I thought it would happen...

Annie, Sep 16, 2019 172 1,928
My Custom Dress and Veil: From Start to Finish
earias in Wedding Attire, on December 6, 2017 at 9:45 PM

I'm so excited to share my dress and veil I had custom made and the process behind it for those contemplating doing the same. I found my dressmaker on Yelp and met with her back in January. We went...

Paulette, Aug 14, 2019 37 305
California brides - who is your hair and makeup artist?
earias in California Planning, on November 15, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Have you found your hair and makeup artist (HMUA)? Or, if you're already married who did you use? Share who you used or plan to use so those brides who are still searching can get some ideas. I used...

AdventuresofRobinHed, Mar 27, 2019 22 467
California brides and grooms let's see your venue(s)!
earias in California Planning, on October 11, 2018 at 3:41 PM

Are you getting married in California? If so, post pictures of your ceremony and reception venues. I got married in Sonoma. Our ceremony was at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and our reception was at...

earias, Mar 5, 2019 35 776
Post your first selfie as a couple!
earias in Community Conversations, on February 7, 2019 at 4:03 PM

February is the month my DH and I met and began dating so we'll be celebrating 4 years together this month! We took our first selfie about a week after meeting. We were quickly smitten with each...

Shelby, Feb 28, 2019 48 518
Earias' Pro BAM: a Christmas Wedding in Sonoma (Pic and Advice Heavy - VENDORS AND COST BREAKDOWN IN COMMENTS)
earias in Community Conversations, on March 17, 2018 at 9:02 PM

DESCRIPTION OF THE WEEKEND AND GENERAL ADVICE Friday, the day before the wedding, I woke up with a cold. Fortunately my excitement for the wedding helped me keep my energy up, but my throat was...

earias, Feb 7, 2019 71 1,651 2
Show off your veil!
earias in Wedding Attire, on January 21, 2019 at 1:31 PM

What type of veil are you wearing or did you wear? What decisions went into picking your veil - dress detail, train length, something else? Where did you get your veil? I had my veil custom made. I...

Nina, Jan 22, 2019 16 188
One Year Wedding Anniversary!
earias in Married Life, on December 23, 2018 at 4:22 PM

I can't believe it has been one year already! This year has seen its ups and downs. The biggest up is we finally finished our house remodel. We still have the landscaping to complete but the interior...

earias, Jan 4, 2019 31 511
How will you celebrate Christmas this year? Big party or something more cozy?
earias in Parties and Events, on December 20, 2018 at 5:14 PM

My DH's family always gets together for Christmas brunch and it's a relaxing, fun time where we drink mimosas and open presents. We always bring a honey baked ham. Growing up, my family was more...

Keary, Dec 23, 2018 21 159
Who does the cooking in your relationship?
earias in Married Life, on October 29, 2018 at 3:53 PM

Do you or your spouse do the cooking? I'm surprised to say that my DH actually does the cooking! It surprises me because before we met each other that wasn't the case. He usually allowed his partner...

Natalie, Nov 8, 2018 99 761
Let's see your burgundy color inspiration!
earias in Style and Décor, on April 30, 2018 at 5:06 PM

Burgundy seems to be a popular wedding color lately - no matter the season! I used burgundy in my wedding because I love how rich and vibrant it comes across both in person and in photographs. It is a...

Marshee, Oct 20, 2018 50 1,265
Let's see your invitations! Any special details?
earias in Style and Décor, on September 19, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Who else was like me and obsessed over their invitations? I love pretty paper and enjoyed customizing my invitations with the seller, Pretty Lil Notes I found on Etsy who designed them based on my...

Grace, Sep 23, 2018 51 899
Who else has gemstones in their ring(s)? Let's see them!
earias in Style and Décor, on August 10, 2018 at 1:50 PM

I have always loved sapphires so when DH took me to the jewelry store to show him the type of rings I liked I knew I wanted something with sapphires. My favorite part of my e-ring is the hidden...

No, Aug 22, 2018 42 1,031
Northern California Engagement Pics - Let's See Them!
earias in California Planning, on April 2, 2018 at 3:26 PM

Hi WW couples! I can't believe a year ago this time my DH and I were getting ready to take our engagement pictures, and now we're married! Since we had a Christmas wedding, I wanted the setting for...

Nelly, Jun 29, 2018 22 226
Do you think weddings bring out the worst or best in people?
earias in Family and Relationships, on May 14, 2018 at 3:37 PM

Some people say weddings bring out the worst in people. Family drama even sometimes erupt when nothing was present before. Tensions are high and a lot of money is at stake. Other people love weddings....

JaiBriuna, May 26, 2018 54 2,048
My First Look (non-pro Pics)
earias in Married Life, on February 4, 2018 at 1:23 AM

My MIL took these pictures of the First Look. We initially weren't going to do a First Look but I'm so glad we did. It was very special and didn't take anything away from that moment he saw me walk...

Shante, Apr 12, 2018 13 624
Sneak Peak Teaser From Our Wedding
earias in Community Conversations, on February 23, 2018 at 2:48 PM

Today is exactly 2 months since our wedding and I have been not-so-patiently waiting for my pro pics. My photographer sent me these sneak peak pictures - can't wait to see the rest! Twirling Under the...

Bride2B, Feb 24, 2018 26 519
Pro bam Highlight Video
earias in Married Life, on February 15, 2018 at 5:07 PM

Still waiting for my pro pics, but in the meantime, here is my highlight video from my videographer. I made some friendships on here and a couple of WW brides came to the wedding. Wedding Highlights ...

RPMOB18, Feb 19, 2018 12 325
Earias' Christmas bam
earias in Married Life, on December 25, 2017 at 2:02 AM

December 23rd in Sonoma was a beautiful day filled with so much love and laughter. Everything exceeded my expectations and went according to plan. I owe it all to hiring the best vendors and trusting...

GoodMOB, Dec 30, 2017 44 664
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