Jun 29, 2013
I went to numerous invitation stores in the bay area and looked through so many books. Most invitations in my price range were just to simple for me. The few I found that I liked were way above my range $14+. I started searching styles on Etsy and ordered a few samples. I found a shop that had an invitation I liked but it was still missing something. The Shop owner Allison and I worked together and in the end were able to design and Invitation that I had been wanting. Shop name on Etsy:ThePerfectGiftShop Owner:Allison
The orginal design Allison:
I ended up ordering square crystal buckles from a wholesaler from china and having them shipped to Allison.
My Wedding Invitation: I fell in love with them once they were completed. It was exactly what I wanted. We did a silver folio with champange inserts and purple writing. The ribbon was purple with a silver crystal buckle and crystal rhinestones added in the center of the damask symbol.
I fell in love with Erica Koesler, it was the first piece of jewerly I tried on when I first tried my future wedding dress on. It had the vintage look I was in love with and sparkled perfectly.
Ive always loved purple and have always known that would be my wedding color. When it came to the bridal party I wanted all of there dresses to have more sparkle to it. The color I pick was a royal purple for the bridesmaids and last minute decided to make my maid of honors dress a vintage lavender.
Inspiration: I loved the mix of purples in the bridal party
The Winner-Bill Levoff Sample Dress
When the dress arrived-Bridesmaids did Royal Purple/Maid of honor Vintage Lavender
Day Of Wedding! The girls all looked gorgueous, the maid of honors dress matched perfect with the rest. We also added a brooch to the buttom left of each dress to add more bling to them.
My gift to the bridal party was their day of wedding jewerly and brooch that was added to the dress. I added thank you letters and was truly happy to have each of them be apart of this amazing day. I got them all matching earrings and bracelets.
Earrings: the pair of the left, placed them in a silver gift box.
Brooch:I had three different brooch styles, I used the two styles on the left in the picture below. Each of these was placed on the buttom left of the dress right were the dress hits the knees.
I fell in love with a cake I found on PW when I first began the wedding process, so when we started cake tasting we both assumed this would be a breeze. Until we got quoted $4000 for the wedding cake we wanted! (Jen's cake and a pieace of cake bakery, both from San Jose, CA) Than I went to The Cakery in Burlingame and Maria the manager there was amazing! She took the design I wanted, talk to the design baker and came back to me with a sketch. She also brought the price down to less that half what the other bakeries where quoting me!
The Cake I loved from PW
The Sketch The Cakery designed for me
My WEDDING CAKE!!!! The day of my wedding the cake looked even more beautiful than I imagined! I ordered a bling letter P from ebay and crystal ribbon to add to the cake.
I love the little details that go into a wedding. I had my fingers in everything, I wanted every piece of this wedding to be personalized. With all the little details etsy and PW became my best friend.
I fell in love with this sign, I got this inspiration from a previous PW bride. The frame is from Ikea, it comes in black, I spray painted white and got the sign made by signsbysarah.
Final Product: Day of the wedding! I had it at the front of the church than later moved to the out side area of my reception
I also got a thank you sign made, I had the template made from a shop off of Etsy Fabulousfetes. I wanted to thank everyone right away and I wanted it to be personal. Orginally I wanted to have one on everyones place setting, I later decided just to get one made larger and place it next to the card basket in a white spray painted frame.
Day of the wedding!
Personalized Wine Labels, I was able to add one white and red wine bottle to each table. On Esty Amanda from the shop paper crabb designed my personal wine labels. Gu gone a spray i got from oash made removing the previous label easy.
Prepping them (my husband helped)
Day of the wedding!
Personalized Matches and cocktail napkins
During cocktail hour I decided to add a bowl with personalized matches and napkins.
Personalized Hanger:Purchased off etsy! Great for pictures with Wedding Dress hanging
I added "I Do" to the buttom of my shoes! Purchased off etsy!
I can honestly say I had the most amazing proposal! The day was amazing, all of our family and friends together in our home. I knew Ali was coming to my parents home to ask my parents for my hand in marriage. I had no idea he would be proposing to me that very same day. Although he was so nervous, he asked and my father accepted! We all had dinner and champagne and just as it seemed the evening was coming to an end, Ali grabbed my hand, brought me to the middle of the living room and got down on one knee!!! I was shocked and had no idea. I couldn't help the sudden surge of emotion, and of course, started to cry. The fact that everyone was there to witness this was priceless. My grandparents, parents, family, and closest friends all there seeing it as it happened!!!! It couldn't have been more perfect!!!!