Jul 24, 2009
FI and I went back and forth with table names or numbers for what seems like FOREVER! We were driving to a little vacation at a Vermont bed and breakfast and realized we could do names of places that we stayed on vacation or had special meaning to us. So we came up with...
Jamaica, Blue Mountain, Equinox (in Vermont), Ormbsy Hill (the bed and breakfast that we got engaged at), New Orleans, Sacandaga (my camp), Alden Ct (address of our house), South Pine (address of our first apartment), Washington D.C., Tulip Festival (our favorite Albany activity), Skyline (the bar that we met at!)
We got the little easels by a seller on bravobride.
Okay, so they are not as difficult as I thought they would be. I made up templates for myself on microsoft word, took a long time (and a lot of paper!) to print them out and cut them down to size and of course, trim the edges so they looked *perfect*
-Green pocketfolds from www.cardsandpockets.com
-Light purple cardstock (sale at Joanne's - 6 pages for 96 cents) - used for a border on the green cardstock and for little "handmade with love" stamp/embossing cards
-A box of 250 pieces of linen cardstock from www.paper.com - used for the invitation itself, rsvp cards, accomodations and directions
-Green envelopes for mailing and rsvp cards
-Return address labels - FREE from vistaprint with a little bride and groom picture on it :)
-Tape dots/a tape roller
The great news is, since the envelopes are a normal size and they're not too bulky, it's only going to be 59 cents to send (61 after the post office stamp increase)
I'm excited to think about how to decorate these...I have a can of purple spray paint, but we'll see if there are any jewels or other accents that we'll add =)
I bought 14 pomanders from a bride on the knot trash to treasure page...they are purple and green with green bows - perfect with our colors! We plan on using them in the church on the pews.
I have been gathering supplies for bathroom baskets...here is what I have so far...
-Tide to Go pen
-Clear nail polish
-Cottonelle fresh wipes
-Cottonelle Fresh Wipes
-Tide to go pen
-DIY signs for the bathroom baskets! The baskets were on clearance at Micheal's after Christmas - I guess b/c they are gold, they were considered "seasonal".
I am loving flowers and decor that is unique and contemporary...our inspiration for the floral centerpieces are tall pilsner glasses filled with green apples and topped with purple hydrangeas. Our colors are purple and green and I love the deep purple colors below for a bouquet.