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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / My thrifty DIY wedding thread 12-18-10 on: July 10, 2010 04:36:49 PM
So my fiance asked me to marry him two weeks ago today (Squeee! Yay!!) We have a pretty small budget ($2000) and I'm very crafty, so we're going to be diy-ing and thrifting almost everything for a wedding of probably 250 to 300 guests. Several people have already volunteered to help, which is great. We're going to use every resource we can beg, borrow, or steal!

Our date is December 18, 2010, one week to the day before Christmas. My colors are cranberry, brown, cream, pale burnt orange, and gold or copper, and the men are wearing kilts.

Here's a picture of usfrom a month and a half ago. His sister hasn't sent the cute ones she took the day we were engaged yet.


Anyway, I thought I'd start my diy wedding thread to show off, I mean share, all the fun things I make!

I'm planning on making:
STDs will be sent via email, Facebook, and phone
invitations will be postcards, vintage style
my dress can't decide on a design yet
his jacket we're reconstructing a suit or tuxedo jacket into a kilt jacket
ring book rather than pillow, we're both bookworms
flower girl pomander she'll only be a year old, so the simpler the better
wrist corsages and boutonnieres cloth flowers or pine cones; the bridesmaids will probably be carrying lanterns
card box
programs pretty simple, one of my bridesmaids will probably design them, and we'll print them on the computer
tablecloths maybe, we may get several bolts of natural muslin, don't know if that counts for diy
centerpieces probably a stack of books with either a lantern or bowl with floating candles on top, with home dried apple and orange slices and pine cones scattered around
food probably a soup bar, salad bar, and finger sandwiches; one of my coworkers offered to help
cake we'll do a small wedding cake for cutting, and a dessert bar; I want to make everything ahead of time and freeze it.
favors probably tea bags in fancy packaging
photobooth/guest book I'll have a white or chalk board that guests can write messages to hold for the camera
decorations we'll probably be having the reception in a school gym, and I have to find ways to disguise it... any ideas are welcome!

I think that's everything! I'll add anything else I think of. let me know what you think!
2  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Rachel Morgan/Attack by a Vamp on: October 30, 2007 09:24:55 PM
I decided at the last minute to dress up as Rachel Morgan from Kim Harrison's series of books about her. The scene is at the end of book 5 when she is leaving the church where she lives and traveling by bus to arrest Trent Kalamack at his own wedding. Where he hired her to work security disguised as a bridesmaid! Then later in the evening (and more makeup added) after she's been attacked by a vampire (one of the wedding guests) and been knocked out by a friend to rescue her from a curse. (You'll have to read it!)

I sewed the sleeves of the dress, which I found for $5 dollars at the Goodwill. Also cut the slit up the side to leave an opening for the thigh holster. The rest of the accessories I picked up new at various places.

Anyway... on to the fun part - the pics! I'd appreciate any feedback. This is my first project post!


Leaving for the Kalamack wedding


Where to put those handcuffs?


Driven home unconscious by police/friends


Just because I really liked it!


Better look at the damage. (AKA I have friends to take good care of me!)

Hope you all like! Happy Halloween!
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