Aug 22, 2009
Dress ~ Davids Bridal
Shoes ~ DSW
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
We took Our E-pics at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton Maryland with Carmen Wang Studios.
OK so I didn't think I would be doing any projects but you girls are very inspiring!!
VERY FIRST DIY:: Seashell Wreaths
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
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!!
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 !!
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.
DIY JUMPING BROOM ::
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 !!!
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:
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
The STD magnets were done by Sparz84. I let FI pick out the design ;) $90 for 60 + $18 postage
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!!!
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 :
For their ties I bought these labels on etsy :
Etsy shop ljoembroidery Here is a closeup of their Machado cufflinks
The Day Of: