Aug 22, 2009

  • Last updated on August 25, 2009 at 3:46 am
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Dress ~ Davids Bridal

Shoes ~ DSW

Handbag~ Elquinique

Necklace & Earrings ~ Whimz Accesories

Bracelet~ Bellezza Jewelry

Veil ~ Ebay

Bridal Hanger ~ Kim Grant Ink

Hair & Makeup ~ Becoming Salon

Venue ~ Celebration Events

Officiant~ Tawnya Minca

Cake ~ Signes Bakery

Cake Jewelry ~ Whimz Accesories

Photographer ~ Classic Photos by Toya

Florist ~ My Mother :)

Wedding Decor ~ Michael's, TJ Maxx, Ross, Joann Fabrics,  EBay, and Etsy

Invites, Menus, and Programs ~ Sanskripts

Calligraphy ~ Pen & Ink Calligraphy

Flower girl baskets & ring bearer pillow ~  My Mother again :)


  • Last updated on June 3, 2009 at 2:50 pm
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We took Our E-pics at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton Maryland with Carmen Wang Studios.

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  • Last updated on March 24, 2009 at 8:14 am
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OK so I didn't think I would be doing any projects but you girls are very inspiring!!

VERY FIRST DIY:: Seashell Wreaths

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2 MPT Wood Wreaths          $2 ea.                                  

4 Small Bags of Sea Shells    $ 1 ea.

1 Bottle White Paint            $ .50 ea.

1 Bottle Brown Paint           $ .89 ea.

2 9.5 " MPT Wood Letters    $ .99 ea.

2 Wreath Hangers              $ 2.49 ea.                     all supplies from Michael's total cost $ 17.17 w/tax

I'm On A Roll Now :: Bouquet Holders

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Supplies :

5 Blue Ball Perfect Mason Jars (Quart size)      $7.00 for two

5 Antique Starfish Brooches                          $7.00- $17.00 ea.

3 yards of Nautical Grosgrain Ribbon              $1.25 ea.

1 tube of Goop Adhesive                              $2.50

All supplies from various Ebay sellers. Total estimated cost : $80 this can be much less if you can get a deal on the brooches.


Measure the ribbon out to go around the jar. Loop into a bow if desired. Apply goop to jar in a thin layer where you would like the ribbon to go. Smooth down ribbon onto the glue. Overlap slightly in the back. Cut off excess ribbon. Voila!!

 Aisle Markers::

I actually bought starfish on ebay for this project but they were so stinky!! I put them outside and they still stink. Anywho I was in Ross and ran across an entire pack of 8 starfish for $4 !!! So the price was so unbelievable !!

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1 pack of eight medium starfish   3.99

1 roll Tiffany organza ribbon        3.98

6 medium crystals                      .79   ea. (need two more)

1 roll thin Tiffany satin ribbon      3.98

1 roll Chocolate raffia                 2.49

                                 Total :   20.13 w/tax

Hot Glue it altogether.  I can still use the ribbon for other projects, theres alot of it.


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Broom - Dollar Tree    $1.00

Spray Gladiola - Michael's  $3.89

Silver Ribbon - Michael's  $ 1.99

Brown Ribbon - Michael's $ 0.00

Crystals - Michael's $ 0.00

Total : $ 7.22 including tax..................................these retail for like $ 45 !!!


Manzanita Tree::

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Supplies :

Two branches  ( save on crafts)      $6.99 ea

glass container  (Ross)                    $5.99

plaster of Paris (Michael's)               $

Cristalier crystal strands & solitaire     $ 19.00

Preserved Orchids (save on crafts)   $

You have to work fast with the plaster of Paris!! We ( my Mom & I ) filled the container about half way with the plaster mixture then stuck the branches in , then poured in more plaster. This is pretty messy so it's good to have plenty of wet paper towels and newspaper on hand. I then placed the crystals they have rings so I didn't glue them. I hot glued the flowers.

Actual Day of:

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  • Last updated on February 10, 2009 at 12:26 pm
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Sites & Blogs ::::

Project Wedding                            a 10,000 Wedding                   The Brides Cafe

Style Me Pretty                             Navy & Lavender                    Oh Joy!

Wedding Chicks                             Martha Stewart Weddings         Utah Bride

Isn't She Lovely                            Once Wed                               Rock & Roll Bride

Southern Weddings                        The NotWedding

Snippet & Ink                               weddings Simple & Modern


  • Last updated on December 27, 2008 at 10:12 am
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Bridesmaid/MOH Newsletter

 I made it with Microsoft Publisher using a newsletter template and then went to Kinko's to have it printed up. The salesperson was nice enough to give me 4 extra copies so I will send these to the MOB/FMIL. I would recommend you have them printed up cheaper if you have a larger wedding party. Total $15

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The STD magnets were done by Sparz84. I let FI pick out the design ;) $90 for 60 + $18 postage

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I ordered a few signs from Pen & Ink calligraphy. They came out so beautiful that I thought of a few more that I need. Lisa's packaging is so cute!!!

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  • Last updated on December 14, 2008 at 1:29 pm
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I agreed with FI that the groomsmen did not have to wear tuxedos because he said he does not like them.

He found a very handsome suit for the BM/GM :

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For their ties I bought these labels on etsy :

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                  Etsy shop ljoembroidery                            Here is a closeup of their Machado cufflinks

The Day Of:

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