Oct 10, 2009

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All of the photographs taken by the incredible Jackie G!

DIY Fabric Flowers! One of my MAJOR labors of love!

Corsages for the ladies in the family                             Boutonnieres for the men

Our Wedding Day photo 1 Our Wedding Day photo 2

And Bouquets for my girls!

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Made from different types of fabric and lace all hand sewn by yours truly and embelished with vintage brooches and buttons and feathers!

Getting ready

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The Ladies

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Twin Sisters

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The Gentlemen

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The Gifts

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The First Look

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Some Portraits

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Our Family                                  Daddy and Daughter


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More Portraits

Yeah... This pillow was handmade by my mother      The flower girl dresses were hand smocked by my mother
using pieces of her wedding dress that she hand      onto dupioni silk.  The pictures,though beautiful don't show
made herself.  If it was not from her dress, it was    the incredible detail of the smocking and stiched on pearl  
vintage lace she has collected.  Yeah, she rocks.     beads!  I love you so much mom.

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The flower girl baskets? hand
and wrapped by my mother's
dear friend Mary. Mary rocks too.

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The Ceremony Details

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The Rings

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The Ceremony

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I love this photo.  This is one of those
moments that you know... I'm ready.

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Parent's Pledge

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Post Ceremony Wine Tasting

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The Reception

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Polaroid Guestbook                                               In Action!

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This is what happens when your wedding is at a
winery... what was I thinking?

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The Great Escape ;)

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Taken by the talented Jackie G

Engagement Pictures photo 1    Engagement Pictures photo 2

Engagement Pictures photo 3    Engagement Pictures photo 4

Engagement Pictures photo 5    Engagement Pictures photo 6


  • Last updated on August 18, 2009 at 6:01 am
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So I had my first shower August 15th and it was beautiful!  My mother and sisters, and by sister I mostly mean my awesome twin sista Amanda, got together and threw me a beautiful shower.  My sister creative a kick a$$ candy buffet table (inspired by Amy Atlas) and my mom created a lovely snack bar complete with a Martha Stewart inspired centerpeice! 

It was beautiful and fun and I loved every minute of it! 

Showered with Love and gifts photo 1 Showered with Love and gifts photo 2
The gift Table (before guests arrived)    The candy bar my sister rocked out!

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The fantastic favor table, guests were treated with                    The delctible snack bar!
tasty truffels and chocolate squares.

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Me: Grateful, yet uncomfortable with all of the                        Totally gratuitous gift shot.
attention :)

I wish I could express to them over and over again how wonderful they all are!

  • Last updated on January 15, 2009 at 8:47 am
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As far as decor goes I want things to be inviting and casual.  Mason jar containers to hold flowers and candles, hand made table runners, antiques where we can throw them in :) 

Idea from GoingtobeGoff's page:

Honor Table Pic: to honor the love of our parents and grandparents. 

Decorations photo 1

 The image below was taken from Style Me Pretty regarding their newest DIY editor, Whitney, from Darling Dexter.  If you haven't seen her wedding details, I highly recommend a visit to her blog!  I am planning on using these signs to designate different areas at the reception:  "sweet love" for the cakes, "Love of Ages" for the honor table, etc...

darling dexter

The Menu

So instead of having a menu at each and every table setting (and to reduce paper cost) I plan to do something similar to this:

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I like that it is laid back and low key... that is my style.  Now, where to place it? 

Table top Decor! 

AKA... Let the collecting begin.

My mother, sister and I have all started collecting vintage glass cake stands (see cake table idea above), milk glass containers of varying shapes and sizes, blue mason jars and random birds for table decor :)  Below are a few of the pieces that I have already come by.  There are a lot more, but I don't want to bore y'all :) 

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  • Last updated on December 3, 2008 at 4:14 am
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I am, like many of my fellow PWers, a bride on a serious budget.  As such I have decided to DIY as much as I possibly can in order to control cost while having the personalization and charm that so many larger budget weddings have. 

So here is my DIY list, tentatively.  None of which have been completely accomplished, all of which I have ideas for! 

Invitations: Completed and in the MAIL!

Programs:  In Progress

Vintage Hankies for Tears of Joy:  Completed!

Fabric flowers for the bridesmaids’ dresses

Fabric flower for Amanda’s hair

Fabric boutonnieres for groomsmen and close family (different kinds)


Invitation inspiration:                   My version (mock up):

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The actual invitation content has not yet been determined, but I like it so far :)

 DIY Brooch!

Handmade Brooch in lieu of a corsage for the MOB and MOG and the Grandmothers and Close female family members.  I will be making around 8 or so :)

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 Completed Projects:

Signage for the wedding day:  Bid the Bride and Groom Farewell, In case you should shed a tear, Sweet Memories, Polaroid Guestbook

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Ceremony Reserved Seat Signs and the Cards for the Bride and Groom sign for the Birdcage!

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Sparklers, seperated into threes placed through cardstock slips and into cellophane bags, presented in a vintage tool box:

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Reserved Table signs.  (no seating chart at this reception)

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My mother's incredible friend made my flowergirl's baskets with smocking and hand pearled details and also my garter from vintage lace and beads!  She basically rocks!

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More projects coming soon! 

  • Last updated on November 26, 2008 at 4:48 am
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My Lady's Dresses! I am letting them choose their own shoe, I just put that one in as an example of the color I would like them to purchase :)
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I am going to DIY either a hair flower for each or a brooch.  Here are pics of the inspirational flower brooches/pins:

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However, I might opt for a smaller version and make it into a hair accessory!  I think it needs feathers...


So I was stumped about how to dress the fellas for the beg day.  So naturally I took it to my fell PWers and they helped me out yet again! 

I think we have determined to go with Taupe suits (not tuxedos) for the men.  It is an outside, more casual affair and I don't want them to be uncomfortable :)  I am so not in touch with men's ware, I didn't know you could rent a suit!  (without all the tux stuff) Hey I grew up with four sisters!  What can I say?

Here it is

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Not sure about the shirts and ties yet.. I will get back to you on that!

Boutonniere inspiration!! 

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My first boutonniere trial:

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The lighting is horrible, but you get the idea.  I am thinking about aubergine millinery leaves instead of the brown and the aqua... still up in the air :)