These will be in onyx pocketfolds with crimson matting.
I ordered these belly bands from etsy! I found them early on in my planning and decided to make my own invitations because I love these so much! (I have always loved laser-cut paper!)
Menu design to go with them:
My Swarovski bracelet sparkles like crazy! I hope I can find earrings I love.
Nina "Horacia" shoes. The heel is still a *little* high (I'll be slightly taller than FI), but they'll do. I don't want to wear flats!
So everyone's on a strict budget, and my girls are mostly traveling in from around the country. Since I have never ever purchased a BM dress for myself, I decided to return the favor. I found these Merona dresses from Target for 42.99 (woo hoo!), which sold out pretty quickly. They look great on, especially once the wrinkles are out!
They will be pairing them with a white taffeta sash or a flower at the waist. Not sure yet, but I ordered the sahes yesterday.
We rented a rowing club's boat house for our reception. It is a very DIY place- we're bringing it all in: chairs, tables, sound, etc. We liked it because it was on the Bay at an affordable price. Unfortunately, FI's guest list is much larger than we had anticipated when we rented the place. =( Also, the ceremony and reception will be at the same place, with hotels in walking distance; we really loved that.
Ceremony site (on the sand, not the boardwalk)! So beautiful!
Not a huge fan of the wood paneling (we're not exactly doing the rustic thing), but I'm sure it will look different with our uplights and decorated tables.
Our tables will have black pintuck linens (I have yet to see them; I ordered from yourchaircover.com and they're backordered), silver chargers, red napkins, and red flowers for centerpieces. We splurged and rented silver chiavari chairs.
I am waiting for a couple of signs from etsy seller Pinstripes0108. So cute!
My florist did these flowers, and we're gonna go with the same type of centerpieces (of course in reds, though.)
The bouquet sample:
My first DIY were my STDs. FI and I both work for the airlines, so the ticket style seemed appropriate. Absolutely *no* more airplanes in our wedding!
I made the ticket jacket from black cardstock, and printed the 'tickets' on Opal Stardream paper at Staples. (Do anyone else's .pdf files shrink about a quarter inch when you use their EasyPrint program? Weird. Not going to be acceptable for the invitations.) I ordered the 'passport' stamp online and used silver ink, which still smeared quite a bit. =(
I have terrible handwriting, so I used my printer to print on the envelopes and traced with a silver pen. FI's grandma commented that I have pretty handwriting! Ha!
Obviously, our colors are black, red, silver, and white.
Karen Millen dress, Kate Spade "Lovely" shoes.
I am so in love with these: I think they've been my favorite purchase. Hee hee.
They are from papermart.com.
I made 24 of these suckers.
2 water bottles, Nature Valley bars (package of 2), mini Altoids, 2 homemade chocolate chip cookies, a cello bag filled with about 15 Hershey's Kisses, 2 packets of 2 Tylenol Extra Strength Tablets, and a thank you card.
Table numbers so far:
Programs and basket
Favors! They were filled with 3 each of milk chocolate and dark chocolate Dove candies. Tying the bows on 105 of these was pure hell. =)
I was totally not going to do these, but... I love paper!!
I borrowed very liberally from etsy seller cheerupcherup's design. link
If anybody would like the file, let me know! =) I spend too much at istock photos. (You'll need to have both "pharmacy" and "LT Oksana" fonts for it to be the same.
These were paper airplanes suspended from fishing wire. I wish I had more pictures of them, but I don't. I unfortunately delegated them to the wrong bridesmaid the day of, and they got hung waaay too late.