May 23, 2009
Bridesmaids dress inspiration:
Groom and Groomsmen inspiration:
I love making things. We did almost everything ourselves for the wedding as we were working with a rather tiny budget and I'm a crafty one.
1. Parasols to replace bridesmaids bouquets: not so proud of these, but they ran out of
parasols in my wedding colors and I had this cool lace pattern.
2. "I Do" Shoes: My inspiration was a picture on Dirty's profile that was done in rhinestones,
but I couldn't find turquoise rhinestones so I used glitter glue instead.
3. Stamped Napkins: just turquoise and brown napkins that I used gold and brown ink to
stamp our names onto with a personalized stamp we had made.
4. Invitations: I really just came up with the design and had them printed. The jumping
picture is the front and the other is the inside. We did have to adjust the date, which turned
out looking better since we added the ribbon you see here.
5. Guitar Picks with our Faces: Legendguitarpicks did these for me. I created the design in
adobe indesign and they printed these for my favors.
6. Toss Bouquet: yes.. I used fake flowers (don't judge me). I'm more a fan of fun colors and
paper than of smelly flowers, though I do love orchids, wildflowers, and wildflower
daisies. I have a field of them, but they wouldn't have survived.
7. Programs: I originally was going to do the fold out fan for a nice tea party addition, but am
a huge procrastinator. I made these instead. The lace paper is brown paper like on a
roll that I found and it had a lace pattern and was perfect for a tea party so I cut and
printed and ribboned these all up.
8. Pomanders and Pew Bows: we wanted to incorporate the flowers into the ceremony decor
when my mom saw one of these in hobby lobby, she said "we need to do this" despite
the fact we had less that 10 days until the wedding, we made these.
9. Poofy tulle headpiece veil: I created this after seeing some neat poof alternatives to the
traditional veil. I'm traditional, but I'm a quirk and this was super "me"! It's tea dyed
also and has my "something old" which is a brooch from a grandmother or great grandmother.
10. Boutonnieres and Corsages: I loved all the ribbon corsages I saw and wanted to incorporate
it because it looked so fun and whimical. I settled on this daisy/ribbon duo and loved it. The bouts
were fabric callalillies that came with about 10 from wal-mart for $1. I tea dyed them and rolled them
up and used ribbon and pearls for fun color. I made the flower girl's a wristlet for extra cuteness.
11. Bridal Bouquet: I loved these colors when I saw these flowers and they kind of influenced
my colors. I loved the ribbon work on another bouquet I saw a picture of and used
what I liked about it for mine.
12. Garter: I was going to make it just from scratch, but the dollar tree had some lace and plain garters so I ripped the bows off and save myself covering elastic completely. Instead I just embellished this plain lavender one with ruffled turquoise ribbon I found. I was going to add the sculpey tea beads I made, but didn't have time.
me and my mother prepared all this lovely tea party food. But she made me make the teapot cake, which I've never done, so it's not the greatest thing.
Hanging parasols, daisies, and tea pots
These are for the windows
in ceremony Parasols to hang from ceiling in reception
Paper Lanterns Making pew bos
I honestly didn't know this was a trend to make photo guest books when I made it. Shutterfly kept sending me promotional codes to my email for a free 8 X 8 in. photo book and it would expire soon so though I really wanted photo books of the wedding to give to grandparents and parents instead of a stack of prints, the code would expire long before the wedding and I wanted to take advantage and see how it would turn out. We didn't take official engagement pictures and weren't going to have a slideshow. We thought of a slideshow with cute pictures and I started making it and wanted to die it was so boring, so I gave this a shot. The pages are themed with things we did as kids and things we do together now.. with a picture of us together on the right page where all the guests can sign and pictures of us as kids on the left. Page themes include music, eating cake, playing outside/in the woods, being masculine/feminine, dressing up in fancy clothes, and there is a page devoted to him dressing up in costumes and one to me having tea parties. This turned out great and only cost me the $8 shipping with my free promo code.
P.s. for those of you making one... I made the lines by drawing them the length, clicking enter drawing the same length, enter... until I had a stack of lines and then I copied and pasted that block until I had quite a few and (shutterfly alerts you when there is too much on the page) so I gradually deleted to find out how many lines I could have on one page. when I got one page the way I wanted it, I copied all the lines and pasted that number onto every other page. so it only sucks figuring it out for the first page and then you're set.
sorry I can't get the slideshow to work here, but click the link to see our guest book.