Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Flowers, updated

I've been working on these, with the help of my master-petal-cutter sister, all weekend, and finally, the flowers are done. Here's a sneak peak of their various applications:

Okay kids, much more to be done! We'll try to pop back in before Saturday!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

10 Days Out

Hey there, party people. It's about time for an update. Because in ten days--240 hours--this thing is totally happening. Are we ready? We think so.

So what's been going on? Well, we...

- Applied for our marriage license

- Did our final walk-through at the venue with our caterer

- Spent a lovely day with our photographer, planning out post-ceremony photo-ops and angles

- Experienced a wedding (a sort of practice run of events for us) at my friends Cat & Ken's wedding

- Started to assemble and make decorations for the party

- Hammered out details with our music/PA setup

- Delegated tasks to our amazingly helpful family and friends

- Finished sewing 5 out of 5 dresses for the wedding party, ending on this little number for our flower-girl niece Ella

- And received the first of our wedding guests/bridal party, my sister Nikki!

And you know what 10 Days Out also means? Extended forecast, yo!

We're looking at partly cloudy, in the low 80s. Sounds good to us! Just as long as we're not up against mid-90s and thunderstorms, we're fine. Cross your fingers!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Patchwork for the Party

This and the next few posts are inevitably going to focus on the smaller DIY projects we're preparing for the ceremony and reception. Seriously guys, I had about two days after I finished my dress (did I mention that here? If not, the dress is totally done!), and then I was like, "okay, now what? I need something to do." For reals.

But this is the fun part--details!

So on one of many little trips down to AmVets, we picked up some frames to house a "board" (I'm not really sure what to call it) for seating assignments and one for photos. To tie in our colors, we decided that some patchwork would be cool here. I had tons of scraps from making dresses and flowers, so it made sense.

All in all, I spent about an afternoon and a half working on these. From sewing and spray painting...

...to mounting the patchwork, backed with batting and foam core, into the frames.

These pieces will be part of the gift/whatever table and are a little bit practical but mostly just pretty. I really like them.

Okay, so what's next?

Friday, July 1, 2011

DIY Cupcake Stands

A couple weeks ago, on a mutual day off (a rare and joyous commodity), Joe and I headed down to AmVets, our favorite local thrift store to score some supplies for a little wedding project. Cupcake stands!

We filled our cart full of glass and ceramic plates, platters, cups, candlesticks and vases. Vertical elements for height, horizontal elements for surface area.

I liked this milk glass vase.

Once we got our supplies home, all we did was add some glue! We bought epoxy, but found that plane old superglue did the job. We made a few with a two and three tiers, and others as just regular cakestands.

We think this will make for a pretty sweet dessert table, the perfect home for all those cupcakes I can't seem to go two posts without talking about!