Mar 21, 2009
I found my dress at Amy Kuschel's flagship store in San Fransisco. One of the biggest selling points, besides their beautiful gowns, was that their dresses are custom-made to your body and all the alterations are included in the sale price.
The dress I chose was the Hayworth
My first fitting
After all their pinning, they took out some Crayola markers and actually drew all over the dress.
(all the following pictures are from Uplift Photography)
The only thing missing here was the sash around the waist.
They also pinned the bustle.
Trying all the gorgeous jewelry.
I took her home.
The very first thing I did the morning of our wedding was make the personal flowers for our wedding. It was very relaxing.
Amy Kuschel "Hayworth"
The first cut of my dress
My reception hairpiece.
A custom silk rananculus comb, from from etsy seller Smittenxoxo
Silver shoes from Marshall's, and clutch from from etsy seller dorchi
credit Uplift Photography)
I couldn't help myself and had to embellish the soles with our first initials
I named the tables after tropical/Florida plants, using vintage botanical prints found online.
They are a nod to our professions and go well with our lush reception site.
I painted 5x7" wood frames from Ikea (2/$3) with silver craft paint ($0.50).
Other DIY goodies....
Rehearsal Dinner Invites (postcards) also free from Vistaprint
Photo sharing cards (aka business cards); free from Vistaprint
I am quite the baker, if I do say so myself. So I am doing my signature cookies all the way. I am going to go with simple packaging using favor bags
Michaels ($0.23/each), postcard and magnet printed at Vistaprint
I filled them with:
We are getting married in our hometown of Miami. Since we are planning from California we decided on a venue that includes catering to keep things as simple as possible.
To go with the venue and our own personal aesthetic we are having a Modern Tropical theme, featuring lime green, aqua, and ivory colors.
My inspiration board that I created with polyvore
Reception Site (minus patio chairs)
Here is what it looks like all gussied up and ready to go!
And the view - I love the flamingos!
The Centerpieces and Decorations will be more on the tropical side
Pic #1 From White Light Event Design, the rest from theknot
Our Save the Date Postcard
We printed these with VistaPrint for free.
inspired from amazingly crafty knottie LisaKeiko
Envelope is recycled Event Tone A7 in Tropical Green from Paper Presentation ($24/100)
The wraparound labels were laser printed at Kinkos using their ivory paper, and then turned into stickers using my Xyron.
We were lucky to have my talented friend Jade of Uplift Photography in New York pay us a visit. She came to my second dress fitting at Amy Kuschel and snapped a few pictures of us in San Francisco. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful, generous and talented friend!