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Our wedding

Cinthya Urasaki

We celebrated our wedding in Lima, Peru, my beloved home country. We were very thankful to have so many friends from all over the world come join us on this day. We live in NYC and know the effort it takes to travel to far away places, so this was truly a special occasion for us.

I wanted to post about our wedding to help other brides and grooms get some tips and inspiration as we did when planning our wedding. Here you'll find all the details of the amazing people who helped us make this happen. 

Both of us are designers working on crafting user experiences for technology products. But we were trained as graphic and print designers as well, making this a super exciting opportunity since we don't get to do print and interior design that often.

We went a bit crazy with all the elements, colors and experience we wanted to create. We definitely spent a lot of time designing every single detail from the save the date, the wedding site, invitations, place cards, favors, decor, etc. We created a "brand" with our initials y+a which we used throughout all web and print materials, as well as part of the interior design at the reception.  My next post will be about all the design elements we created and "the making of", but for now let me go into the wedding details.

It was an evening wedding, starting with a church ceremony (very traditional in Peru) followed by a wedding reception which lasted until the very early hours in the morning (also very common in Peru).  There were lots of food, drinks and dancing! 

Scroll down to take a peek at our wedding experience and the details of the people, artists and services we worked with. 

 

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Here are all the details, hope it helps!

  • Wedding site:  MohrLove.us Designed and created by us
  • Wedding dress:  Vera Wang, NYC
  • Sash and hair piece: Roxana Pardo 445 4894
  • Makeup and Hairstylist: Besso Salon Artistas y genios Juan y Miguel Barbaran
  • Flower girls dresses: Etsy Olive and Fern
  • Flowers church, reception, bouquet & boutonnieres: The Flower shop  Fiorenza Bragganini y Larissa Porraro
  • Church: Virgen del PIlar - Ana del Carmen 440 2230
  • Father: Mateo Garr mgarrsj@gmail.com
  • Choir: Arpegio  Marieli (directora) 999 234 200
  • Car: Jet set limousine
  • Reception: Jockey Club del Peru 610 3000
  • Catering, decoration: Andrea Sambra  242 4690
  • SushiHanzo
  • Hora loca (Crazy hour):  Naricitas 784 4336
  • Photographer: Esteban Nakano  999 177 761
  • DJ: Igor Carrillo 994 015 608
  • Security:  Pancho Seguridad  348 7601
  • Favors: Handmade by my amazing sister
  • Invitations, place cards, table signs, bar decor: Handmade by bride and groom

Beautiful flower arrangements at MoMa's The Modern

Cinthya Urasaki

We went to have dinner at MoMa's restaurant "The Modern" in Midtown last week. Like the name suggests it as a modern decor, but the best thing for me were the gorgeous flower arrangements. I took a few pics with my iphone so I could share them.  Maybe it will help with wedding or special occasion's decor. When we were planning our wedding I used to take pics of beautiful flower arrangements anywhere I saw them: stores (Bloomingdales on 59th has nice arrangements), flower shops, restaurants, etc.

Hope this helps you get inspired!

Honeymoon in Turks and Caicos

Cinthya Urasaki

We spent our delayed honeymoon (which became a babymoon) in Turks and Caicos a couple of weeks ago. It was the most relaxing and gorgeous place ever! The hotel was the only one on the whole island which made it very private and peaceful. If you're looking for a party hotel, this is not the place for you. But if you're up for quiet, relaxing, beautiful weather and delicious food then you found the right place!  

The hotel and island is called Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos (Caribbean). They have different packages throughout the year. High season lasts from Christmas to February when everyone is trying to escape the cold weather. We went in June and the weather was perfect. To get there, fly to Providenciales airport (main island) where there will be someone from the hotel to pick you up. From there it's a 15min drive to the boat. The boat ride to get to the island/hotel is about 30min. It's the only way to get there. Once you're there, you'll only be in the hotel. Since there are no stores or anything around there we recommend bringing some snacks with you for your stay. 

If you're a yogi and is looking for a yoga and/or pilates retreat, they offer a Yoga Shambala Retreat including a special nutritional menu. We tried their Shambala menu, it was fresh and tasty!

Take a look at a short video of our trip. We definitely want to go back!

Changing your name in NYC

Cinthya Urasaki

I recently got married (yay!) and decided to take my husband’s last name. It was a tough decision because my heritage is Japanese, I was born and raised in Peru and now live in New York. My husband is German and also lives in NY. For me, changing my last name meant losing my heritage because I have a spanish name and my last name was the only thing that kept my “japaness-ness”. In the end, I decided to take my husband’s last name and change my middle name to my japanese name, which it’s not on any of my legal papers but everybody back at home calls me by that name.

Long story short, the last name change was easy, all I had to do was to check a box when we got married. I can use my marriage certificate to change all my legal documents. By the way, if you just did this and are wondering how to go about changing all your docs, I’d recommend using a site that helps you identify all the agencies/banks/etc you need to notify and then gather all the docs for you. All you have to do is print and mail them. 

here are some sites:

http://www.namechangeexpress.com/

https://www.missnowmrs.com/

This is all great but I also wanted to change my middle name. The legal process to change your name could be quite overwhelming. I did a lot of research and realized it was overwhelming at all.  First, I found this really great blog post that helped understand the process: http://www.legalzoom.com/name-change-guide/name-change-instructions.html

Then, I went to the the NYC Civil Court site and applied for a name change petition. It was super easy to do, and no need of lawyers

http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/civil/namechanges.shtml

Once I got the petition notarized, i went to the NYC Civil Court and submitted my paperwork. The clerk gives you a date to come back for your hearing. The hearing was easy as well, the judge asked me a few basic questions and it was done!

Then, you have to publish you new name petition to a paper. They give you different options, I picked the Irish Echo. I went to their site and applied online. I submitted my info, paid $35 and uploaded the name change petition. After a couple of hours I got a phone call from them telling me the date it will be published and where and when I should go to pick up my affidavit. 

Once you pick up the affidavit, go to the NYC Civil Court Clerk again and voila! you’re done. All you have to do is get certified copies of the name change document so you can then submit all the paperwork needed in different agencies to change your name.

I used name change express to gather all the paperwork I need. Even though the site is targeted to married couples, you can still use their service for a name change process. The only difference is to use the name change doc instead of your marriage certificate.

Hope this is helpful!

Cinthya Urasaki

I’m getting married in November (yay!).. It’s been super exciting to plan and design the whole experience. Right now we’re exploring ideas for our wedding invitations, we want something fun and since we’re both designers, we wanted to make things ourselves whenever possible. My fiance handmade a stamp of a pattern he created with pictures of leaves. I think it’s super cool!! and now, i think we’re going to try getting custom made stamps for everything!..  Here are a few pics of the the first stamp design he made..  
     Here are a couple of places we found who make custom stamps:    http://www.theinkpadnyc.com/custom-stamps.htm     http://www.rubberstamps.net/art-stamps.aspx#width5

I’m getting married in November (yay!).. It’s been super exciting to plan and design the whole experience. Right now we’re exploring ideas for our wedding invitations, we want something fun and since we’re both designers, we wanted to make things ourselves whenever possible. My fiance handmade a stamp of a pattern he created with pictures of leaves. I think it’s super cool!! and now, i think we’re going to try getting custom made stamps for everything!..  Here are a few pics of the the first stamp design he made..


Here are a couple of places we found who make custom stamps:
http://www.theinkpadnyc.com/custom-stamps.htm
http://www.rubberstamps.net/art-stamps.aspx#width5