May 28, 2011
I am trying to put together our invites and programs when I decided I wanted a monogram. Futuremrshanika's graciously offered to do our monogram for free about a month ago and cause I'm such a flake (and have been really busy) I never got back w/ her until yesterday. Anyway, I Googled "how to make a monogram" and this link was one of the first to come up:
Right from our very own Project Wedding! I should of know we'd have support like this through this site! Anyway I've spent all morning and came up w/ eight different monograms. I had the FI pick his fave and we both agreed on this one:
I saw these on someones bio but also on the Martha Stewart website. I used these directions:
They were time consuming but turned out wonderfully! I'm going to use bendable wire and curve it into a spiral shape then put it in the ground to hold these up along the aisle. I hope it works!
My mother and I were out shopping for wedding stuff. We were trying to find something to put the cards in and I didn't really want the run of the mill birdcage and the boxes I found at Michael's were over the top and too expensive. We were in this party store and we found this beautifully wrapped present that was actually a card holder! We just fell in love with it. They we saw it was $25. We were like, "Really? For a wrapped box?." So of course I had to make it myself for so much less! They had the same wrapping paper they made up the box with but it was like $6. And yeah, you may be thinking, "But Cupcakegirl, it's only $6!" but to me $6 is a lot for some wrapping paper. I did look around at quite a few stores for the perfect wrapping paper but none of them had as nice of paper as the party store. My mom kept bugging me about "THE" wrapping paper at the party store, that I better go and get it. So to pacify my mom, I broke down and bought "THE" party store wrapping paper. I figured I'd use the rest of the paper I didn't use on the box for my program holder or something like that. Well, I got a box free from work and some wired organza ribbon half price at Hobby Lobby and the box turned out as beautifully as the $25 box at the party store. The wrapping paper turned out to be the most expensive wrapping paper on the face of the Earth because it had 4 feet in it. Yes I said 4 feet. So I had about 2 inches of it to go in the recycle bin. Anyway, it saved me a bunch of money and made me proud to boot. Here the box:
I think I'm changing my name from Cupcake girl to Bargin Shopper.
We just got our engagement pictures done last Sunday and our photographer, Shalmai, who owns SJ2 Photography in Goshen, Indiana, sent us a link to her website where she posted some of the pics she took. OMG they turned out great! I am so excited for them! She going to send me a disc with them all in there but go to her website for a teaser and I'll upload them once I get them. She did such a fantastic job, especially for someone (my near-future husband) who hates their picture being taken. She made us feel so comfortable and it was good to spend that time with her so we know what to expect when we get to the big day. It's so funny cause in a lot of these pictures it was so awkward for us trying to "act natural" so she could get the good shots. I'm surprised they turned out as beautifully as they did since my man was so done taking the pictures by the end. Please check them out! :)
So I saw a picture of an entrance of someone's wedding on Project Wedding and they had the bride and groom's first initials on the doors leading to the recption hall. I thought they looked so cute so I just had to incorporate them into ours. I got some cardboard letters from Joann's & painted them white. Once dry I got out the Mod Podge and sprinkled fine glitter over the top and they turned out great. They are going on the glass front doors to the entrance of the reception hall. I got some of those 3M sticky squares to mount them to the doors. Hopefull they stay on all night! Here you go:
So I've finally started getting my projects done. The one I just finished is my cake topper. I've been looking for a "W" w/ bling for some time be the finishing touch on our cake. The ones I found were just too far out of my budget to justify buying them. Soooooo...my oldest friend's (actually the one that I've known the longest, and one of my bridesmaids) dad owns a sign business and he so graciously made me a "W" out of a paintable PVC for free! So I painted it w/ some metallic silver paint and painstakingly glued literally 500 little rhinestones on it. It was tedious but it turned out beautifully! Here is my before pic.
I used Crystazzi rhinestones and Mod Podge to glue them on. That is the best stuff ever! I use it on everything. Here's how it turned out after the bling:
So hooray! Another project done!