This is my inspriation, I loved this table setup. It is very vintage and reflects my style alot. My flowers are going to be along the same color tone. But while shopping at the Dollar store I found this great mirror, and after leaving the store, I thought about it more. I had to go back and get them. I will be taking the mirrors and spraypainting on the table numbers in black, and decorating it with my butterflies (to pull in the garden theme.)
I am making my own programs, and since we will be having an outdoor ceremony in June it makes since to have program fans. I have been on the hunt for purple shades of cardstock and last night I found a pack of 50 at Joanns for $1.99. I am so excited to start making 150 programs!! Once I get the Ceremony details wrapped up I will be printing them on white printer paper and using a lace holepuncher to add those finishing touches. As well as spray painting the fan sticks with a stark white for an overall look. Keep in tune to see the end result : )
Finally have gotten the time to sit down and turn on alittle Grey's Anatomy, and put together these great program fans. I am loving them and can't wait to finally finish all 150 of them. After having a great day where I could get outside and spraypaint all of the craft sticks white. It really made them in the end have a great finished look. I started folding the cardstock in half and double sitck taping them together and the craft stick, after runnign out of double sided tape quickly, I switched to glue sticks. It was much easier and I didn't realize in the start that I would be going through so much of it. Otherwise everything else on them has worked out liked planned. I purchased these great pearl accents from Michael's that I found in their dollar bin, it was part of their Christmas Decor. I did not know what I was going to use them for at first but after playing around a bit with how I could add alittle something to the programs, I found that they added that little something they needed. Now all I need to do is wait to type up the program and then attached those on to the card stock.
Craft stick (I got 8 inch wavy ones, pack of 24 from Hobby Lobby)
White Spray Paint (Semi Gloss)
8 x 11 Card stock (Joann Fabrics had a 50 pack vareity of purple)
Adhesive Accents (pack of 20 pearl accents)
Lay out all craft sticks on plywood and spray each side twice to give it a good coat and to have a great finished look, I only did half the stick (because the other half will be covered by the card stock).
I waited 24 hours to prepare the rest (to make sure they were fully dry.)
Folding all cardstock in half (horizontally), double stick tape the outter edges and the craft stick. Then press frimly together.
Easy as that, you can decorate with whatever you'd like. I took the easy route and bought adhesive pearls, placing them at the cardstock and craft stick meet to give it alittle detail.
Once You have your ceremony planned up, type it up with how ever you'd like it, once all copies are printed use a paper cutter to slice them all to size. I am using a lace trimmed hole puncher (martha stewart) to the whole edge of the paper, and a corner rounder to the card stock. All these little details will have the appearance of a great finish.
You never want to have a DIY project look sloppy or unfinished.
YAY for bubbles. Since we are having an outdoor wedding instead of having rice thrown we are going to give bubbles to our guests so they can see us off with something fun. After doing tons of online research on prices and checking out all the different kinds of bubbles that are out there I found that the Dollar Tree has 9 bubbles to a pack and that they are just plain containers. This was the cheapest way to go, I went down to the local store and picked up a bunch of packs. Holding onto them for weeks till I could figure out a way to make them our own and give them that detail that makes it part of our wedding. I found these cute little purple flowers at Michael's (on one of my weekly checks of the store). They were only $3.99 a pack of 50, I also had a 40% off coupon (which made them well worth it). They were not preadhesive so I did have to pull out the hot gluegun to attach these. It was a quick and easy way to add our purple color and that little detail.
Mini bubbles (9 pack from Dollar Store)
Mini Fabric flowers (50 pack from Michaels)
Hot Glue Gun
This has to be the easiest project, just take the hot glue gun and give the back of the fabric flower a dab of glue, then place on the top of the bubbles top.
TaDa, beautiful bubbles for your guest : )
So speaking of bridesmaids dresses, augh. I took the whole bridal party out shopping the same day I went for my dress. It was a packed day of girl fun. I really was on a mission on finding my dress as well as finding the girls dresses. We
finished my dress shopping and went for some drinks and lunch at Friday's then hit a huge sale at Davids Bridal. Once at Davids Bridal the girls went crazy and found tons of dresses, but there was one that the girls all wanted to try on that was on the
manni. It was a beautiful plum color and was tea length (but actually hit them on the calves.) All my ladies were able to try it on and everyone agreed upon it, but once we left and I talked to them all seprately they told me they weren't that crazy
So with my maid of honor in hand and a day to ourselves we went back out hunting down the perfect dress for my bridesmaids. I was looking for a purple (any shade that could go with Men's Warehouse.), tea length and could be something the girls could wear again. Once my maid of honor had tried on everything in two different shops we just tried on "the bridesmaid dress" (the original) just to compare it. With Courtney (maid of honor) and I going to school for fashion and having that eye for detail and what we could make out of things, we saw that this dress had a great base to it, just with a couple fixes we could make it what we have been hunting for.
Shortening the dress to the length that is going to look great on everyone and give it a better shape, adding a ribbon to break up all that plum color, and a fabric flower for flare (and to match my dress) is what this needed. With my maid of honor being such a great sport about trying on a million dresses and running around the salon with fabric sashes and flower girl flowers for their hair, we ended up with the greatest bridesmaid dress ever!!!!
Thank You Courtney, I love you <3
After just browsing the web forever, I finally found some brooch bouquets I love. I am still unsure if I want to take all the time to make one, to find every piece that I whould want is going to take forever, since I am a perfectionist. But again after looking at these photos, how can I not take this project on as well?
My Favorite is the one with the fabric flowers added as well, I whould prob also add some butterflies to add my theme to it. But how stinking cute are these? (DIY is soooo much cheaper than buying these, they retail for $300 plus)!!
With the holidays finally over I can get back on track with all my wedding planning. I sat down and wrote out a list of all the to do's to still do.
Now being back on track, I have been looking up my center peices so I can get started on my major projects.
Hye fellow future brides.
I have recently attended a bridal show that is giving away a free photo booth.
We got a photo done and it is placed up on Facebook, all we have to get is the most "likes" on the photo to win. The last day for voting is Feb 7th.
To help us out, just go to
2- Facebook page 585wedding
3- Find the album Bridal Expo.
4- I am "FUTURE BRIDE #81"
5- Thank you all fellow brides to be and brides. <3
I am so happy the front of my guest book has turned out so well. My guestbook is another DIY project, I wanted a book with black pages so all my guests can write in cool pastel gel pens. But unfortunately I could not find one at a reasonable price, so I found this great sketch pad on sale for $8.00. I am hand decorating every page, with photos of my fiance and I, leaving enough room for all our guests to write something and sign their name. I love to scrapbook and hated the ideal of a normal guest book, this is one of my favorite DIY I've done so far.
EXAMPLE OF A PAGE: