Oct 02, 2010

  • Last updated on August 5, 2010 at 8:53 am
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Sooo, I had my hair trial, and since I didn't know EXACTLY what I wanted, we played around with a few ideas.  I'm thinking double braids on either side, then some sort of messy bun in the back.  So this is sort of a softer version of what we'll actually do on the wedding day.

Hair Trial and Hair Piece photo 1 Hair Trial and Hair Piece photo 2

And I have THIS hairpiece which I totally love!!  It's from etsy seller Lulusplendor!

Hair Trial and Hair Piece photo 3


  • Last updated on August 5, 2010 at 8:40 am
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I've been working on wrapping lace around candles for DAYS now.  Just the process of getting all the paper off the jars, then cutting and glueing... but it's totally worth it.  I love how they turned out.

Centerpiece Mock Up photo 1

  • Last updated on March 5, 2010 at 7:03 am
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Matt and I are both very much stewards of the environment.  We've spent so much time outdoors: hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, bbq-ing, and picnicking.  I even work outside!! We just can't get enough.  Weddings can be so wasteful, and we've made a promise to each other to keep our wedding as "green" as we possibly can.  Our goal is to have '0' waste at the end of the day.  How are we doing this?


  • Using recycled and recyclable materials for our centerpieces and other decor.  We're using interesting jars, mason jars, jelly jars, spaghetti sauce jars, for our candles on each table.  The jars are not being purchased, and they can be recycled afterwards.  The jars will go on top of wood "cookies," which can be burned in a fireplace or placed back outside to decompose naturally.  
  • We're donating all our extra food to the shelter that Matt works at.  We don't expect to have much for leftovers, but our venue has agreed to package them in foil pans for us to transport.
  • Local vendors for everything.  We are only using flowers for the bouquets and boutonnieres, but they will be hand picked from a local pick-your-own farm near our venue.  We'll be assembling them the morning of the wedding.  This is my favorite part.  We are also purchasing potted mums to decorate the ceremony from this farm.  They can be replanted afterwards.
  • Our favors are going to be made from birdseed.
  • We are not printing programs for everyone.  We are using a chalkboard at the entrance of the chapel that folks can review as the enter and exit.  We felt it was a huge expense and it was just going to be tossed at the end of the day.
  • We're using online RSVPs.  Again, less paper waste.
  • We're borrowing white christmas lights from friends and family to use around our reception hall.  Elegant and simple.  It creates a nice, warm, and comfortable atmosphere.
  • Our table numbers will go into picture frames that we can use after the event.
  • We're using real dinnerware, flatware, and glassware that we are renting.  No throw away plates or cups!

Wow! I feel like there are more, but I can't think of them right now!  We're working hard to make this happen, and I hope we can do it.  It's really important to us and it would make us so happy to really feel our wedding didn't impact the earth in a negative way.


  • Last updated on March 5, 2010 at 2:03 am
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Navy blue suits, an ivory shirt and an ivory tie for the groomsmen...

Navy blue suit, an ivory shirt and a stormy blue tie for the groom.  He's going to look SOOO handsome :)

Groom and Groomsmen photo 1

  • Last updated on February 8, 2010 at 2:16 am
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Inspiration All Things Natural photo 1

I love the idea of a burlap table runner with an ivory table cloth.  Very simple and natural.


I like the white kale, maybe with some blueberries to tie together the blue groomsmen suits?

Inspiration All Things Natural photo 2


I love birds :)

Inspiration All Things Natural photo 3& amp;nbsp;

These favors are from an Etsy seller, but I'm thinking I can totally DIY them for our guests.  The bells are easy, the challenge is finding the mold for the hearts... Hmmmmmm.


Inspiration All Things Natural photo 4

These invites are from Green Wedding Shoes... A friend of mine is an illustrator, and I think we might go with a VERY similar theme.  I think the two little portraits are soooo cute!!


  • Last updated on February 5, 2010 at 9:17 am
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I really think this cake is adorable!! 

Our Cake photo 1

Oh Martha... You amaze me in so many ways :)