May 28, 2011
Manuel and I decided to have a wedding candle for our special day which we can light on every year on our anniversary. As I'm not really good in DIY with candles and wax (I tried it two times for our wedding candle but the results were horrible *lol*) so I searched the web for some good vendors who could do me a nice candle - matching our theme - for a good price. I found one in Germany for luck. I sent here the details like color, wording and pic and within two weeks she made us the most beautiful wedding candle which I had never could created and it is so perfect for us. We love it so much as the graphic is the same as on our RSVP's and on our guestbooks. Here are some pics.
and in action on our wedding day <3
As we were in Turkey on vacation when Manuel proposed to me we still wanted to make pics by a local photographer, so we decided to turn it into our e-pic session. So we didn't need to go once again to a photographer in Germany who will be also a lot more expensive than the photographer in Turkey. And also the scene in Turkey was a lot better and more beautiful as in Germany - we had elected a blooming garden, the pool, the beach and the jetty to the sea as our photo backdrop.
It was a wonderful photo shoot and we had a lot of fun with the photographer. Then we even got a brilliant deal with the photog. We got all digital pictures he had taken for € 130,00 burned on a CD - and there were over 340 photos. That was a really great deal - still can't believe it!
Here are some of our favorites :)
I made our wedding book with mixbook.com and it came out soooo amazing. I choosed the size 14 x 11 coffee table landscape Photo Book and the size is really great for a wedding photo book. Although I live in Germany it was not a problem to deliver it to me. It was send by priority mail and I received it within one week. So great
Our photographer unfortunately doesn't offered to do a photo album of our wedding pics, so we decided to make this ourselfs, since it is very easy with programs like mixbook.com or shutterfly and plus they have great photo albums templates for every occasion. So far I've only made one album of our portraits / family photos, because the rest of the photos would otherwise have blown up the photo album. I'm currently still in the working progress to make the photo album with the photos of the ceremony and reception, as well as our guests photos.
I got the album for a great price and mixbook also offers almost every week to brilliant deal.
Hope you love it :)
Our wedding ceremony verse was:
"Love is like a puzzle. It lasts until you've found the right part, but when you have found it you will never give it away."
We build this frame on our own (ok, my brother build it for us *haha*) but I painted it. Actually I wanted to paint the puzzle pieces in brown and burgundy like our color scheme but my Mum told me to do something looking better. As we asked our guest for colorful evening dresses she thought it would be nice to also paint the puzzles colorful - we thought that would be a great idea to have such colorful guest pics. We both are soooo happy how it came out.