Jun 26, 2010
I have a little BIG problem resisting anything sparkly. Here's a few lovelies that I picked up since the decor at the reception is entirely up to me:
These awesome sparkly tea lights from Pier one...I'm sure as soon as you light them, you won't be able to tell how sparkly they are, but they were just too blingy to pass up! Will put a couple of these on each table around the centerpieces.
Got these sparkly pillar candles at Michaels- some 5" tall and some 8" tall. These won't be used as part of the centerpieces, but will be on various "main" tables like cake table, maybe head table...
I got this sort of diamond confetti also at Pier One. I would like to either a) sprinkle these on the table to compliment the centerpieces, or 2) fill trays of them and stick the escort cards in them. I'm looking for an inspiration photo of this...
Luckily, my sister works at Beauty Brands, so she is bringing a team of stylists to do hair the day of the wedding! Note: the stylist didn't pin the french twist very tight since she did a couple of different styles on my hair, so this is a rough idea of how it will be on the big day...Here are some pics from the trial:
And from my make-up trial!
The lips are REALLY bright in the first two pics (right after I got the trial done), but you can see in the last pic which is about 8 hours later that the eyes still look good. I really liked Candace, and her prices were super reasonable!
UPDATE: Candace is unable to do our make-up the day of the wedding, but has passed along the name of a colleague of hers, Jen Thurston, and she will be taking over the day of. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
Sleek, classic, sophisticated...my hair is extremely fine and does NOT curl, so I want something that will add volume, and a style that will hold, so I'm not worrying about curls falling out throughout the evening. I'm not planning to wear a veil, but I am going to wear a flower in my hair.
Grey is one of my colors, and I LOVE purple eyeshadow, so I'd love to do a soft, smokey purple eyes with flushed cheeks and subtle lip color.
I know this is nowhere near as polished looking as some other DIY cardboxes, but I think it's cute! :)
Guestbook Table Sign
Donation Acknowledgement Sign
I ordered pocketfolds from Cards & Pockets.com, and will order printable cardstock and envelopes from them as well once I decide on which colors to use.
A couple of rough first attempts- first, my "workstation", aka, the floor of my dining room, lol:
1.1.10- First attempt (before I figured out how to download fonts!):
2nd Attempt with new font and very subtle graphic in background:
Your love and friendship have helped us become who we are today.
Together with our parents, we
Maria XX XX
Frank XX XX
Invite you to share our celebration
of love and commitment as we marry
Saturday, the twenty-sixth of June
Two thousand and ten
At half past four
Reception Card (front): Accomodation Card (back)
__Will dine, dance, and celebrate!
___Number of guests attending
__Will only be there in spirit
For your convenience, you may also RSVP online:
Your RSVP is kindly requsted by May 28th, 2010
Planning to mail these out the middle of April!
Blackpocketfold envelopes: Cardsandpockets.com; pearl white, silver, and gray metallic cardstock from paperandmore.com; various rhinestones/glitter ribbon from Michaels.
Sand Ceremony Components
I purchased the frame from Amazon:
Put a picture of us inside one of the glass panels, covered this section, and picked up black and white-ish sparkly sand from Michaels! I love that we'll be able to display this memento from our sand ceremony!
11.1.09 My first attempt- Centerpieces! I love how they turned out and they are pretty easy to make!
Update: I decided to try clear rocks/stones in the base of the CP instead of the black rocks and have decided I like it much better:
I'm planning to put my table numbers right up in the centerpieces too, so more updates after those are finished! Here they are from Crafty Eddy (unfinished):
And here's some photos of the finished product!
Woohoo...done with those!
Last Call/Cab signs
Something like this...
I love classic elements like black and grey, yet want to incorporate a fun splash of colors here and there to keep things light and reflect on the outdoor ceremony we'll have. I'm thinking classic, a little modern, and a lot of fun (with a ridiculous amount of bling- of course!)
*If I've used your photos, please send me a message and I will be sure to credit them right away*
I want to do my table numbers in the style of Caligirl9's cake topper: