Oct 13, 2012
I knew that I wanted to lose about 10 lbs before the wedding, like most brides do. Well, just as I was beginning my new workout regimen, I came across an ad about a Total Body Transformation. In less than 500 words, I had to explain why I deserved to win a body makeover. DUH! to look fabulous on my wedding day :) Not thinking I would hear anything, I began my normal walking and light weights. In mid-March, I received the phone call that myself and 5 other individuals have won a FREE (everything!) total body makeover. We were receiving unlimited personal training, fitness classes and nutritional coaching all for free for the next 12 weeks. SOOO EXCITED!!!
Before Pictures :
12 Weeks later - down 30lbs, 15 inches all over and from a size 14/16 to 8/10 ....
Could not have gotten through it without my favorite trainers pushing me :)
Here is the mock up of our wedding cake :) We ordered from April at http://www.cupidcupcakery.com/
We decided on Pumpkin cake with caramel filling and cheesecake frosting ... mmmm perfect for a fall wedding.
It has swiss dots to match my dress, and with fondant strips around each layer in the color malibu. The P will be made out of sugar in the malibu blue color as well and sugar orange lilies at the top
I came across this blogspot last year and fell in LOVE with the flowers and this is when my idea for blue and orange wedding colors began :) These bouquets and bouts will pop against the malibu dresses and vest
bouts for groomsmen
Pinterest Inspired STD's :)
I bought the magnets off of magnetstreet.com and customized them with our wedding colors and engagement photos.
I used one small bottle of silver aryclic paint from Michaels and target brand dish soap (you can use Dawn or Joy as well, personal preference). I put a quarter size of silver paint in a dish and mixed a few drops of dish soap with. I did small amounts at a time, otherwise it would get a layer of film on the top and be all sticky and not go on smooth. Then I painted over the date and let it dry :)
I just sent these out today and in the envelopes I included a small white square of cardstock that read 'Scratch the paint....to reveal the date!' and attached a penny underneath using a glue dot :)
I created the centerpieces myself with flowers from Old Time Pottery and Hobby Lobby. I bought the filler and vases from Pat Catan's. I went through a few trial runs because I wasn't sure how tall or short I wanted them, but these work perfectly on the tables.
Now, I couldn't leave them just like this. I needed another project to get my hands on, so I created a light base for these to sit on.
I started with a green drain cover from Home Depot they are about 50 cents each and spray painted them white. I then used a tool from my uncle's shop to drill 3 holes in the top.
I found these LED flashlights at Ace Hardware sitting by the register. I was able to buy them in bulk for a decent price on an ACE hardware site. The have 6 led lights in them and they have a button on the bottom to click on/off.
Here's what it looks like all together:
I decided I needed to add a little more blue, so I added the a floralyte to the flowers. I bought these blue floralytes from save-on-crafts.com. I spent a little more to have the ones with the on/off switch so they will last!
Finally completed the centerpieces!
I created the invites! I bought the fall photo online for $10 and then finished everything in Microsoft Word. So easy! I chose shimmery turqouise pocketfold envelopes (same colors as name font) The colors look great together.
UPDATE 3/19/2012 :)
I contacted a college friend, Lindsey, when I noticed on facebook she started her own graphic design business : http://www.elleadesign.com/main
Here is what she created....I'm in LOVE!