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lucid501
« on: March 20, 2005 10:19:09 AM »

I am getting married in November, just after Thanksgiving at our local conservatory. They have a room called the Palm House which a green house area at the end of the building (that's oh so pretty) and we are having the wedding and reception there. Daytime formal, string quartet, plated luncheon. You get the idea. There's a nice pic of the ceremony site at this page: http://fpconservatory.org/ewedding.html

This is the dress I am wearing: http://tinyurl.com/656xm

My maid of honor is wearing this dress in "apple": http://davidsbridal.com/bridesmaids_bycolor_detail.jsp?stid=1575&sid=4746&cfid=8

and my matron of honor and two bridesmaids are wearing this dress, also in "apple": http://davidsbridal.com/bridesmaids_bycolor_detail.jsp?stid=442&sid=2865&cfid=8

Also, my fiance is thinking about this:
http://tinyurl.com/3jnus

I'm not sure how we ended up with this wedding--we always wanted something simple but then once we chose the conservatory and I saw that dress, it sort of all started falling into place.

Anyhow, many many things are going to be made by me and others:
invitations, save the date cards, place cards, favors (marble magnets? I have been making a lot of those lately) centerpieces, decorations, possibly even the cake topper (my mom is making our cake)

I am an English major and my fiance is a math major. We also have a love for anything oriental and since everything is red so far, this would be easy to throw in here and there...AND my fiance is super-good at origami so we were thinking of incorporating origami cranes somehow. I love the 1000 paper cranes story but I'm not sure we will get around to it. We were thinking possibly origami swans as cake toppers though.

Sorry for my rambling. I have had a lot of ideas for different things, but I sort of want to do everything. I though perhaps someone who hasn't been planning my wedding for the past three months will have some fresh ideas.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2005 11:25:28 AM »

Wow...how ironic.  I was searching for "marble magnets" and came across your thread, that was apparently just started.  I saw your dress...it's gorgeous!  Anywho, I live in Columbus as well... the Conservatory is an awesome place to have a wedding...kudos to you!

Your wedding plans sound awesome so far!

Second irony... I am trying to make fabric origami cranes for a fundraiser I am doing right now... I just purchased red, white & blue star fabric (it's June 25th...nearing the 4th of July).

There is a thread on here about mini origami..it's really neat!  She makes earrings... "search" for it.

I will think of some crafty ideas for ya in a bit... I have some errands to run. 

Good luck until again... Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2005 12:50:43 PM »

There was an issue of Martha Stewart's wedding magazine about a year ago that had origami paper folded into fortune cookies with the person's name on the strip part that hung out as placemarkers. That would be cool.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2005 12:56:58 PM »

with me, origami is practically a religion.  Smiley
do you just want to stick to folding cranes or swans?

allow me to suggest origami butterflies!
origami butterflies scattered on the tables would be absolutely lovely!  the buterfly model that i use is super easy and quick to fold.  it's verrrrrrry addictive, and much faster to fold than cranes.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2005 01:07:17 PM »

with me, origami is practically a religion.  Smiley
do you just want to stick to folding cranes or swans?

allow me to suggest origami butterflies!
origami butterflies scattered on the tables would be absolutely lovely!  the buterfly model that i use is super easy and quick to fold.  it's verrrrrrry addictive, and much faster to fold than cranes.

Oh Jane...that's a great idea Wink  The Conversatory is currently displaying "Blooms & Butterflies"... it's so awesome!  http://fpconservatory.org/calendar.html  The display will be gone by then...but it's still a great complimentary piece to the theme. 

A fellow Craftster, scrills, was in town not too long ago...and took photos of the Chihuly at Franklin... *clap*  Here's what she had to say...
"I was in Columbus this week and I stopped at the Franklin Park Conservatory to pick up some Chihuly Postcards. Well they still had some of his works there. So i ran to my car and grabbed my camera. The pics aren't that great because it was already dark, but I still had a blast.
http://public.fotki.com/scrills/hobbies-1/franklin_park_conse/"
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2005 01:20:38 PM »

Here are some Craftster-spawned ideas:

Wedding Invitation plates... (decoupage, invitations, keepsakes, cheap cheap, too!)
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=9817.0
http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/218/218828/folders/159282/1156705sidney003.jpg

Another wedding invite...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=23626.0

Pippacloud's got it ALL.. cake, invite, menus, bouquets...beautifu l!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=21565.0

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2005 03:24:23 PM »

Oh Jane...that's a great idea Wink  The Conversatory is currently displaying "Blooms & Butterflies"... it's so awesome!  http://fpconservatory.org/calendar.html  The display will be gone by then...but it's still a great complimentary piece to the theme. 

i think they would look amazing... i fold them whenever i have parties in festive colours and leave them all over surfaces like tables and counters...people really respond to them.  it's funny and cute to see my guy friends pick them up and play with them, and they always do.  Smiley  also, whenever i go to restaurants or bars or concerts i always leave my table/area littered with paper butterflies...and i always manage to meet people by doing so.  i never leave the house without paper!  case and point:  at my local British pub on St. Patrick's day i left my table littered with butterflies in different greens.  i met some people at the next table who wanted to learn how to fold paper cranes and before i knew it i had a rapt "class" of 5 "students!"  like i say, you can't take me nowhere.  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2005 03:44:13 PM »

Back when I was planning my wedding (fell through sadly) I wanted to do origami dragonflys. I just dont really like butterflys all that much, but the dragonfly is wonderful. Just a thought. They look great scattered on tables and such. Congrats -  and good lluck with the headache of planning. The dresses, btw, are beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2005 07:02:49 PM »

Too bad that the wedding fell through but great that the ensuing marriage did not!

Last fall I went to a wedding which was much lower budget than yours.  However, I was VERY impressed with some of the decor. Had it been in a more lush environment, it would have only been been enhanced all the more.  There were squash and brilliant maple leaf arrangements.  Arrangements is the only word for them. - The squash arangements, augmented with greenery, looked better than most medium ranged floral arrangements.  The maple leaves selected, some still on branches, were absolutely brilliant, almost neon, light colored oranges.  These colors went well with the purchased flowers of which the only ones I remember were the white roses.   -  Maples are common in large parts of the orient, in Japan, and in China.
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2005 09:10:17 PM »

with me, origami is practically a religion.  Smiley
do you just want to stick to folding cranes or swans?

allow me to suggest origami butterflies!
origami butterflies scattered on the tables would be absolutely lovely!  the buterfly model that i use is super easy and quick to fold.  it's verrrrrrry addictive, and much faster to fold than cranes.

Oh Jane...that's a great idea Wink  The Conversatory is currently displaying "Blooms & Butterflies"... it's so awesome!  http://fpconservatory.org/calendar.html  The display will be gone by then...but it's still a great complimentary piece to the theme. 



I forgot about the Blooms and Butterflies thing! Origami butterflies sound amazing! I am only ok at origami, but my fiance is awesome, so if I can't master them I can always put him up to making all of them. Spillyjane, I would love to see the model you use, if you're willing to share...
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