Here we are standing on a boulder on moeraki beach.
We are from the South lsland in Christchurch New Zealand.
Im 32 and have 11yrold twins Corban and Jesse.Im a online retailer, I LOVE my job. It gives me the freedom drop my kids at school and pick them up each day. They get to enjoy me nagging them after school to do their homework LOL.
I met Dean on the internet, You dont get out much as a single mum so I joined a dating site and was surfing through the endless pages of faces when BAMMMMM! I found him.
Dean is a factory manager and a macguyver. There is nothing he cant make or fix which is good as I always have things for him to fix or make for me HAHA.
Lucky for me he was loking for love the the internet which still astounds me that someone so sexy wasnt snapped up already! He has a wee girl Jade which is now my wee girl too. Yippe got my girl now so - NO MORE BABIES FOR ME!
Well Deans quite shy (except with a few drinks or some anthestic so I found out after a hernia op) Im quite talkative and not really shy...
So we were out one day shopping at the mall, drinking coffee, and I did notice that he a bit quite and wierd all morning, We went to a resturant for lunch and he didnt eat much ( sooooo not like him as hes a BIG eater)
HMMM I thought - must be tired or some man flu coming on.
We went home and he sits me on the couch and Jumps on me (i was really full and a little perplexed - needed a toilet stop haha) He said so will you marry me (i thought nothing of it as he says that all the time) yeah you have to ask me first ( as I always say back)- he said I AM and pulled out a ring! well blow me down. He then brings out a bottle of wine and a rose - CUTE!
NOW LETS GO BACK TO THE START......................
I found out later that he had planned this big trip boating down the river and had a bottle of wine and roses and he was going to ask me then, He planned the day with no kids. BUT it POURED with rain.Poor guy.
SO we went to the mall and the reason he was quiet and funny cos he had this box in his pocket and kept me all morning on the other side of him.
The reason he didnt eat at the resturant was because he was trying find a time to ask me but becuase he knows I would have squealed loudly he didnt want anyone watching LMAO! ( hes right I would have)
At the end of the day being asked at home and having a glass of wine and a cuddle was just perfect.
&nbs p; Oh and texting the world to tell them
I just adore him!
Bridesmaid - my sister
Groomsman - his mate wayne
Thats them at a dress up party
2 pageboys - Sons - Corban and Jesse
1 Flowergirl - Daughter - Jade
Bridesmaid dress - $150 on auction - fits her PERFECTLY!
Its the silver dress but in the burgundy - with a black fur jacket.
We made them ourselves out of Burgundy card 20.00 - The gold paper was a unbelieveable $2.00 each on sale for 10 sheets so I brought 4 pkts for 8.00. Gold evenlopes were 16.00.
They have gold rings with pearls for bind them together.
WE LOVE THIS! perfect for us crazy car lovers.
&nbs p; WEDDING CARS
The boys! Yes that right its a pink Zephyr with V8 in it - AWESOME!
&nbs p; Things I want to do.......
- paper pomanders to line the aisle
- Baskets for the cars
- Shoe initials
- Wine charms
- Table names
- Center pieces
- Cake stand - thats FHs job!
- Invitation mock up finished
- Dinner Menu - maybe?? mock up finished
- Photo guest book
- Easel reception stand
- Table place names for outside reception Mock up finished
- My Light dream!! - Fhs job.
- Bombouries (think I spelt that wrong!!) -
- Bride/BM/FG blinged tees)
- I need " I do" "Love" " Apryl & Dean" letters
- Just Married umbrella
- Thank you umbrella
- Place names mock up done
&nbs p; Just Married Umbrella
I sooooo had to have one for pictures!
Here was my inspirations
I really wanted this font but it wasnt in any of my programs. :P
After a few searches on the net for how to do this I went for the trace on method.
First I brought all the umbrellas for the wedding - as knowing my luck it will rain!
I ordered an extra white one. All eight umbrellas were $80.00 - bargain!
&nbs p; SOOOOO on with the project.
In photoshop or Coral draw- make a template of your umbrella, choose your font ( I used curlz) and size and place it on the template.
When your happy with the size and font, print each letter off.
You will need paint colour of choice ( I used black) a marker pen, scissors and a selection of different size brushes.Also helpful is someone around to help you cut them out LOL>
1. Cut out letters - mask the back and place of umbrella
2.Trace around each letter with a marker and remove lettering.
3.Paint the inside of the letter - do two coats and if you are LEFTHANDED!! start from the right side or else yourll cry when you smude it!
WAHH LAAAA - all done.
Thank you umbrella for photos - we plan to make postcards on Vistaprint (im a VP addict!!)
&nbs p; I DO shoes and something blue!
&nbs p; Wine Charms
I made wine glass charms with all the guests on them. Noone will be loosing their glass at my wedding!!
&nbs p; Table Names
I printed off old car ads and glued them onto canvases - Also sprayed them with protector.
&nbs p; The trial cupcakes
Deans Titanium band
Im very undecided as to what jewerelly im going to wear.
My dress has both pearls and crystals , SOooo im going to buy two sets one of each and decided closer to the time or on the day.
Ive decided on the pearls :)
Jades Flower girl dress - this is on a younger girl - Jade will be nearly 11 - it looks gorgeous on her.
I found this gorgeous Vintage bunnykins tin to gift her brooch in.
Her brooch for her jacket
Heres our beautiful girl in her dress - jacket is a weeeee bit big - she still has 11months of growing.
Im thinking a burgundy sash and some red roses added
Im loving the look of this
These are my choco and banana cupcakes.
I cant decide on up or down but I LOVE this!
And this is the headband I found which can be pulled apart and the main pearl piece added to a clip if I go for a long hairlook.
Isnt it GORGEOUS!
As soon as I saw this quaint church I knew it was the place for us.
We plan on having a light backdrop behind the headtable ----INSPIRO---
FISHBOWLS!! - I love fishbowls.
I have a big bowl HUGE that is being filled with rose petals and floating candles
Smaller fishbowls with red silk roses and a candle centrepiece.
Wishing well = it is going to be painted cream and the metal candle bit cut out
Iron stand for the wishing well - also being painted cream
Candle holder for on the wishing well table - you guessed it - to be painted cream!
Finshed now they just need decorating
&nb sp; &nb sp; Silk &nb sp;
Mine with my mums cameo attached
BM & FG
The menu hasnt been set but this is what it will look like.
Template came from ------------->http://www.styleathome.com/food-and-entertaining/party-planner/damask-party-invitations-menus-and-place-cards/a/1716/2
This is the style I was after except more princess.... This is what I found
Template came from ---------->http://www.styleathome.com/food-and-entertaining/party-planner/damask-party-invitations-menus-and-place-cards/a/1716/3
These are not finished - they need ribbon and pearls Watch this space :)
We are on a budget, $6000 doesnt usually include splashing out on banners, printed personal items unless done ourselves on the computer!
But THANK YOU vista print for all the AWESOME items to make our day special.
Everything on this page was FREE just postage paid -which roughly ended up around $60.00
1.something metre x 92cm banner car decal for the wedding car
50 save the date magnets 100 sender label stickers
Front & nbsp; Back
100 postcards for messsages on the tables
250 - please send us your photo cards
this is our signing pen - We really wanted it in a B&W damask but this really the only one we liked and at the end of the day noone but us will know about the pen anyway - at least its kinda gold and burgundish!
I was minding my own business walking past a Opshop in the city, Some thing little ad cute caught my eye... Here they are - all for a shiny gold $2 coin.
Im going to take of the coloured flowers and replace them with our wedding colours to sit in the rear window of the car.
Im just in the early stages of planning - It going to be a Pink tea party!
Banner for the shower.