May 14, 2009

  • Last updated on October 15, 2008 at 6:54 am
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Ordered it from gartersbykristi on Etsy.com! It was perfect!

Garter photo 1 Garter photo 2

  • Last updated on October 15, 2008 at 6:47 am
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...and the two shall become one...

Inspiration                                Our design                             Pro-pic

http://www.bridestreasures.com/ShopSite/media/3903FC.jpg    Unity candle photo 1     Unity candle photo 2


Unity candle photo 3 Unity candle photo 4

  • Last updated on October 14, 2008 at 12:57 pm
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I've been known as the DIY queen...

We placed one bubble wand on each guest's chair at the ceremony:

DIY Favors and Programs photo 1

DIY Favors and Programs photo 2 DIY Favors and Programs photo 3

  • Last updated on September 30, 2008 at 9:28 am
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Here's a list of the things I'll include in the gal's bathroom basket:

-Hair brush


-Contact solution

-Eye drops


-Nail clipper



-hair spray


-Hair ties

-Clear nail polish

-spray deodorant

-lint brush

-breath mints

-asprin, ibuprofin


-bobby pins


-nail file

-hand sanitizer

-stain-remover wipes

-cough drops

-dental floss

-sewing kit

Here's my DIY basket:

DIY Bathroom Basket photo 1  DIY Bathroom Basket photo 2

DIY Bathroom Basket photo 3  DIY Bathroom Basket photo 4

I bought the basket at Hobby Lobby, and used burgundy chiffon to cover it.  I wrapped champagne chiffon ribbon and thin hot pink ribbon around the whole thing.


DIY Bathroom Basket photo 5  DIY Bathroom Basket photo 6

  • Last updated on September 28, 2008 at 11:47 am
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Cake photo 1

Oh for the love of Babette!

We had a French gal make our cake.. she is AMAZING. Her cakes are made european style- so there's not NEARLY as much sugar as american cakes.  And she used 65%+ cocoa for her chocolate.. it's a little slice of heaven!!

We had a square, 3-tier cake, with the bottom tier being a "dummy" cake.. fake.  It saved us money, but also gave us the size of the cake we desired.  The other 2 tiers were cremé bruleé, and chocolate raspberry.

Cake photo 2 Cake photo 3 Cake photo 4


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  • Last updated on September 28, 2008 at 11:15 am
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They totally complete the ceremony look and feel...

 DIY Pomanders photo 1

DIY Pomanders photo 2 DIY Pomanders photo 3



  • 5" or 6" styrofoam balls
  • silk flowers (I used hydrangeas, mini mums, mini stargazers) with stems cut off (leave about 1/4")
  • 3/4" to 1.5" ribbon (satin or sheer works)
  • acrylic paint (optional)
  • thin wood/metal skewer/stick
  • low-heat hot glue gun and additional glue sticks


  • I painted each ball with wine-colored acylic paint first, so that "open" spots on the pomanders wouldn't show through the flowers... I used a styrofoam pad "brush" to paint them.
  • After each ball is dry, take the skewer/stick and poke 1" holes all over the entire surface area of the ball, leaving less than 1/2" of space between each hole.
  • Use the skewer/stick to poke a hole all the way from top to bottom in the ball (this hole will be used for the hanging ribbon)
  • Leave the skewer/stick in the ball, to mark where your ribbon will go.
  • Using the glue gun, put a small amount of glue on a silk flower stem, and push it into one of the holes on the ball; press it down tight
  • Do this for every hole, all over the ball, until it's completely covered, and the flowers are "pressed" together tighly.
  • After the ball is covered with flowers, take out the skewer/stick (remember where the hole is though!), cut your hanging ribbon to desired length (mine were a good 24"+), and thread both ends of the ribbon through the hole through the center of the ball.
  • Tie a double knot on the "bottom" of the ball, where the two ends of the ribbon are pushed through, and put a small splotch of glue over the knot, up against the ball to help hold it in place.