Mar 19, 2011
So, I'll get this all organized and pretty at some point. I swear. (It sounds nice if you ignore that it took me damn near four months to post these.)
I don't know what's so funny. I'm guessing this is about when I nearly faceplanted.
Random boaters. :) they cheered.
So, what do you do with your other hand during the ring exchange? I have no idea. I look paralyzed.
It took a little extra work.
So as a time saver, and because I wanted another day to wear my fabulous dress, I informed DH we'd be doing a newlywed shoot in downtown Charleston after the wedding. And then I told him he'd be wearing a bowtie. :)
Okay, so if you're not aware of it Charlie and I like things that are different. Just a little. We have plenty of traditional things, but this isn't really one of them.
We're doing a cupcake tower in lieu of the traditional wedding cake. For a few reasons, really. Everyone loves cupcakes, it'll be a good attention grabber, we know someone that can do it for us, and it saves on cake cutting fees. That, and ever try to mingle and drink while eating a piece of cake? It's hard to eat cake with a fork off a plate when you have a beer in your hand.
I'll need to buy the stand (probably from saveoncrafts.com) and decorate it to suit my purposes. The first layer will be a cake so we can cut into it! And I made a topper, so I need something to stick it in. I like the clean, simple but elegant styles. The top tier would probably just be white icing (NO fondant) with a blue ribbon at the base.
Just a few little bits of inspiration! But uh... Okay, so don't judge me for this but we decided there's no way we can use chocolate icing if it's piped on. He and I have waaay too much of a juvenile sense of humor, and it kinda looks like a pile of poo.
Do you have any cake idea you just LOVE?
I saw this in a Bi-Lo and immediately thought of Charlie! I told him I was going to get this as his Groom's Cake.
I'm not a huge baseball fan, my alma mater just won the College World Series! To get to the final series, we had to play out rivals, the Clemson Tigers. It was needed after the beating we got in Cola during the regular season. They have incredibly hideous colors and their fans are awful, awful people. If you ever meet one, punch them! (Okay, they're not all awful. I just happen to find myself around the obnoxious ones that need to learn to be quiet.)
Anyway, after we beat them twice someone sent me this. It's our head coach.
Look! A chicken! This little guy just trotted up to me and posed for the camera! He was maaaaybe eight inches tall, too.
#19 University of South Carolina hands #1 and National Champions Alabama an upset to remember!
34-21: Man handled!
My BFF/MOH took these for us. Neither of us is very photogenic, so bear with me here. And Charlie has given me ONE day of his life where he will smile for pictures. Today was not that day.
(Yes, my house is yellow.)
I did our unity candles. Neither of us cared to do this part of the ceremony when we looked at how much the sets are. But then, I thought to myself as I was buying dang near 50 yeards of ribbon in our colors: I can make one! So I did. And here they are.
I just used the pearlized pins to stick them around the candle. You may want to heat the pins up, because those candles are a pain. The ruffled look was totally my accident but I guess all's well that ends well. At some point between now and March 19 of next year, I'll be putting our monogram onto it.
I'm also experimenting with some poms. I also did a coffee filter one, and I'm making a mental note to myself to get a picture of it for this page.
I think after all that, I'm going to not even use these. Instead, we're going to cluster wheat and line the aisle with those!
My favorite so far, the cake topper. I loved the idea of the monogram, and Charlie was all on board. (Because he didn't have to glue rhinestones....)
Step one: Contact Craffy Eddy. Tell him what you want.
Step two: Wait a few days. Get monogram in the mail. Our colors are teal and ivory, and while the smart thing would have been to paint the letter teal to make mistakes less noticible, I painted it white. I like the contrast and painfully obvious mistakes. Add character, you know?
It looks much better than it did before. Once you get it mostly covered, it starts taking shape and doesn't look so much like it caught a disease. I ordered 10 gross (1440) stones, aaaaand ran out. I was so mad, honestly. I'm thinking I need to repaint it, but we'll see how I feel. It's not quite as even as I had hoped, but I like the way it looks in the light!
Don't mind the expression on my face. Just trying to see how it was sitting. My veil! I love it! I'll be wearing my hair down, so it'll be a challenge to see how I need to position it on my head so it looks good and doesn't screw the whole look up!
I did this pearl bracelet recently, and I can't even remember where I got the idea from. It's five strand, three with larger pearls and two with smaller pearls. No real reason, just because that's how it worked out with the amount that I had. Two of the large pearl strands are interwoven with a silver chain, and one small strand has some nifty/pre-vintage inspired charms.
And yes, I realize it's uneven in length. It was actually done semi-purposely just to give it less of a structured look.
But wait! There's more!
I painted this! Okay, traced and then painted, but still. Painted! It took me foooorrreevvverrrr!! But finally FI decided I needed to get it done so we could clear the dinning table. (btw, it's still on there. nobody tell's me what to do!)
And the finished p
I love our monogram. I love it so much, I spent hours one Sunday stamping it onto cocktail napkins.
So I couldn't find a fascinator to go with my blue veil, and I just made one instead. I took those loose petals that come in the plastic boxes and some felt. I cut out a felt circle, and starting with the outer/base layer I just began to sew on the petals! And then glued some rhinestones into the middle and there you have it!
Now i just need to find a way to make sure it stays in my hair...
Pdub won't let me rotate. I'm sorry! But this is our invitation I made! We ordered bulk cardstock, and I designed it on a program FMIL has. We definitely wanted simple, with a little bit of flourish, and lightweight. Because I don't want an increase in postage.
Guests have loved the wrap around labels.
And that's our cardbox! It was $9 at TJ Maxx. I covered it in an ivory damask print wall paper, and then trimmed it in blue ribbon.
And there's our cupcake stand. :) With the rooster. Yaaay. Coverd it in the same wall paper and trimmed it in ribbon. It's a matching set.