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Some of my favs!
These are a few of the amazing pictures that our photographer took at our wedding! I have a ton of other pictures from family and friends but these are some of my favorites from the set we actually paid for. :-)
Married life so far has been not all that different to be perfectly honest. I love my husband and getting used to having a new name has been only a minor adjustment. We lived together for two years before actually getting married so other than making a few of my older relative a lot happier, being married hasn't changed us all that much. That being said, our wedding was an absolutely fantastic day and I wouldn't have changed a single thing about it!
Good luck to everyone still planning their perfect day (and no, not everything went perfectly as planned, but most of the minor details were either negligible or the actual things that happened were even BETTER than I could have imagined!).
Some professional pics
I can't wait!!!
Our photographer posted a few of our pics on her blog today! I haven't seen the rest of the set but if these are any indication of how they're all going to look- I can't wait for the rest of them!!!
By popular demand...
I've had a few requests for information about specific vendors that we used for different parts of our wedding - for the first round of pics see my last post, I'm still waiting on more pictures! I answered some of the questions directly but since I saw a few of the same ones pop up I thought I'd just make a post with the list.
Also- selling stuff! I probably will be selling a few of my damask items (I doubt that I would be able to off load the million pears I've accumulated though :-) Will post exactly what will be on offer as soon as I get it all unpacked!
Feather fascinator: YJdesigns on etsy
Dress: Maggie Sottero Samara (diamond white/black)
Cupcake Stand: Made it ourselves! I have detailed instructions on a previous post. Our stand held 80 cupcakes and an 8" square top cake. I've had requests to buy this stand, which I'm not opposed to, except that there were small lime frosting spots (we removed the green though) and I have no idea how I would be able to ship it (the base is three feet square!). If you're still interested message me!
Feathers: bought these from an ebay seller: jeanyves9280. She's from Quebec and her prices on feathers are AMAZING! If you don't see what you're looking for then just ask, she has more stock than what is listed.
Florist: My SIL did all the flowers and pomander balls. I'm still in awe.
I can't bring myself to part with the pomanders just yet...
Damask Tags/Monogram: I made these up myself using a combination of clip art, photobucket editor, photoshop elements, ms word, and several other photoediting programs (it was a long process of trial and error). The final products were made in Word though and printed by an amazing local printer!
As for the rest, I'll update more if I get asked any other details. Still waiting on the pictures (I've been checking my photographer's site every half hour or so...) ;-)
My freakin amazing bouquet!
My SIL made my bouquets and these pomander balls to hang outside the church- they are so amazing!!
The Best Man changed to an orange tie for the reception
Waiting for the bride to arrive
Groom signing the registry
Signing a lot of paperwork!
Sneaking an extra kiss while the minister signed the papers ;-)
Waiting to be introduced
Our cute little table. With a bottle of wine each!
The back of my dress and feathers!!
Me dancing with my Dad. Good thing we were joking the whole time cause if we'd been listening to the song we would both have been bawling
The full cupcake stand
I don't care what anyone says- I LOVED this cake topper!!
Cutting the cake
The lime green frosting was popular with everyone (except maybe his mom...)
Cupcake carnage and a favor jar
What a great day!!
More like a great week actually since we have been gone since last Wednesday!
The wedding was fantastic! We had an amazing time and even with all of the little stresses leading up to it - everything came together for a really fabulous day! We've talked about it non-stop since Saturday and even the teeny hiccups that happened were so minimal that absolutely no one noticed but us.
I have a few pics that have been posted to facebook from friends already but I will post some more pics soon!!
Seriously. That's about all I have to say about that.
Our wedding is in ONE WEEK!! ONE!!!! I'm about to completely lose my freakin mind though!! And very little of it is directly related to the wedding!
1. We booked our honeymoon to Cancun. Leaving at the end of May. Not so much. Our travel company has cancelled all Mexico trips until June. We can rebook for a later date (even one week later means a $600 price increase), or go somewhere else (except that our travel company stops flying from our city to anywhere except Mexico and Cuba next week). Price increase means we pay the difference and price decrease, they still keep the full rate.
2. Our vehicle is possessed. We've had it for over 2 years with absolutely no problems. In the last month we've had it into four different shops a total of 9 times. $5000 we hadn't planned on spending a month before our wedding dammit!
3. Our best man is an idiot. His wife left him a month ago and they've been trying to sort out their custody situation, finances, etc. Except that she decided she's moving across the country to hook up with an old boyfriend from high school (over 10 years ago!) and can't decide if she wants her kids or not. Our best man has decided that he wants to bring a new date to the wedding. A chick he hasn't met but has chatted with on the internet. Um, what about your two daughters you idiot?!? Our wedding is out of town- are you going to share a hotel room with your three year old, five year old and some strange woman you met on the net??? Um no.
4. My work has been insane for the last couple of weeks. Its getting into our crazy busy season but we need to finish up all of the projects from last year before we can get any new ones started. Meaning: my boss emails me 6 times a day even though he is aware I'm working on a totally different project for another supervisor now. They both want all of their stuff done, like, yesterday.
5. My fiancee just announced that he has a job offer he got today for a posting 8 hours from where we live. I can't move, I need to stay right where I am for my job. He's considering taking it on a six month term. He tells me this all just went down today!!!!
I laugh when people ask if I'm stressed about the wedding! The wedding is actually the LEAST stressful thing in my entire life right now!
Work in progress- note that styrofoam makes nasty dust and little pellets everywhere when you cut it!
Measuring for size holding cupcakes. I used our little favour jars in place of cuppies
Gluing layers together. Styrofoam safe glue is a good thing!
Weighting the pieces while they dry
The final product with my frog princes (and my damask curtains in my living room :-)
Final product- close-up of the damask paper
DIY Cupcake Stand
Shiny and damasky goodness!
Our cupcake stand has been done for awhile now, but I've been so crazy busy that I haven't been able to post pics of any of our projects! Hopefully a slew of posts soon to come...
We made the stand out of two sheets of 2" styrofoam (sheets were 24' x 96"). We bought the large sheets at Home Depot for $15 each I think.
We cut two pieces for each tier and glued them together to make them four inches high. If you can find 4" styrofoam then you wouldn't need as much but 2 or 3 inches were the only options that day.
My wonderful fiancee cut them down to size for me- I had to spend quite awhile calculating the sizes that we'd need for 80 cupcakes and a small top cake tier (the top cake is 8" square). The four layers each measure:
32x32" / 24x24" / 17x17" / 10x10". We had to piece together some sections to make the bottom tier since our sheets were only 24" wide. To attach the extra pieces we used spray glue that is safe for styrofoam (careful with this one!!).
I covered all of the tiers using shiny damask wrapping paper that I bought last Christmas on sale (same wrapping paper as the napkin rings). And finally we wrapped 1 1/2" ribbon around each layer to finish them off. I think it came out great!!!
(The frog princes were decorations from my shower but they look cute with the stand!)
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HELP! - Is an expensive hair trial worth it???
HELP! I basically need a little hand-holding here...
I'm getting married out of town. I don't know any hairstylists where I'm getting married. Its a small town so basically I called every stylist in the book and the one that actually answered the phone was the one I booked (another one tried returning my call over a month late to book- um no thanks!). So I've never met this person and have no idea whether she's any good. The hair appointments for both myself and my MOH are $85 each (CAD). Not too bad for a bridal updo I figured.
I called to book for a hair trial appointment a few days ahead of the wedding last week. I waited to book until I knew when we would be heading out for sure and what other things had to get taken care of. I asked what the cost was for a trial appointment: $85.
I was a bit shocked but I booked anyways because I have no idea if this stylist will be any good and maybe its better to find out a bit earlier than the morning of the wedding!!! And then I can get the style exactly the way I want. But is it worth paying the same amount twice when I'm going to have to take it out before I even leave the salon?!?
HELP!!! - Were other people's trials as expensive as the actual day??
Please pat me on the head and tell me it was completely worth it!!! Thanks!
How did this happen?!?
Ok. So less than a month. Less than 4 weeks! Since we're leaving early to go out to our wedding site to get stuff ready, just over three weeks actually. Holy CRAP!!
I've got a ton of DIY projects that I've been working on that I want to post. Must do that before Easter dinner!
Things just seem to be speeding up now- everything is happening so fast. I have showers (mine and others), dance shows, stagette, dance rehearsals, regular work, DIY goodies, confirmation calls, hunting down non-RSVP responders (GRRR!) and a million other things that I can't think of right now. Eeeek!!!!
Ok- breathe. There's my rant for this morning.
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Where to get wheatgrass??
I love these escort card displays with wheatgrass. LOVE THEM! I hear that wheatgrass is so cheap, and pretty, and its exactly the right colour...
Where the heck would one get large enough sheets of wheatgrass to set up a card table? We're getting married in the next province so I shudder to think of the logistics involved in hauling giant trays of grass with us in the car either, but I'm not sure where to find the stuff to begin with?
Testing, testing, 1-2-3
I really wanted a different centrepiece that didn't involve many flowers. I did want to incorporate pears somehow. Getting guaranteed pears in springtime that don't look sick or bruised was going to be tough so when I found these really blingy pears at Michaels over Christmas I was thrilled! I am currently two short, but if I have to buy beads and sequins and bling up two extra then so be it.
FI actually put in a lot of centrepiece ideas, some of which have stayed in and others he very grudgingly let go (making damask-y designs in black and white sand would be cool but pretty much impossible to get right - determined after much trial and error).
I love the moss and ferns in some woodsy type centrepieces so I whipped up this little number this morning while having my coffee. We want to keep the basic layout- the damask square, clear vase on the base filled with waterbeads and a white LED to make watery light, and the black tray on top covered with... something.
I really like the way this trial turned out- I would like the moss to drape a little more around the edges but I didn't want to soak all of my dried moss already, but it will be do-able. I grabbed some random twigs, dried flowers and pods from a giant potpourri bowl in my living room :-) and we have TONS of river rocks around our house (we're rock freaks).
Since we're getting married at a hot springs resort in the Rockies, I would maybe like to collect some twigs and leaves from around the area and include those too. I really like this set-up because each centrepiece will be a little different and have some different elements incorporated. Which means that they don't have to be *PERFECT* just pretty and natural on the top.
Thoughts? Opinions? Suggestions?