We will be having our ceremony and reception at our community clubhouse, which we are going to be able to rent for free (woo!)
'Fiance' has left the colors and decor up to moi...mwahahahahaaaa. I've chosen dark brown and light blue.updates! Check out the red text items:)
latest update 03-03-11, 8 months left to go*bouts and corsages! i haven't assembled them yet as i am still working on details for them but i at least have all the rosettes crocheted up and the leaves cut out and embroidered:)I was gifted yarn for my crocheted Crocus Bud wedding shawl, and i'm slooowwwwly getting that started. i'm beading it and it's consequently taking FOREVER.
the larger one isn't done yet. i have to soak it some more and wrap a few more smaller boughs around it to help round it out some more. i have one more i can make now, and will have to cut some more branches to make a couple more. Then i just need to figure out how to 'accessorize' them. ribbon and love birds (sewn) added on there somehow, maybe?
[/color]- I've decided the wreaths are fine as is. I've picked up some scrapbooking paper in a lovely brown floral print to cut out letters for the words "Love", "Cherish", "Family" and "Forever", which i will then add to the wreaths after sticking some artfully arranged preserved moss and small bundles of mums on the wreaths. These will be hanging behind our ceremony arch on either side of the arch.
i have also decided to crochet up my bouquet. i may still use the coffee filter roses in some fashion... in any event, i did some pattern research and decided on this pattern:http://www.crochetspot.com/crochet-flower-pattern-rose/
and here are the first two. I used ummm. a bernat acryclic and cashmere blend in a sportweight. th smaller rose used a 3.5 mm hook and the larger rose used a 5.5 mm hook.
I crocheted up part of a doily to use as part of the ringbearer's pillow:
it will be sewn onto a dark brown pillow. I haven't quite decided if i will also crochet that pillow or sew one up using a matte satin.
Other projects to work on
*decoupaged mason jar luminaries: i've already started collecting jars
i'll be docoupaging light blue and brown tissue paper to them and placing lit tealights inside for both the ceremony and te afterparty
* heart-shaped birdseed 'ornament' favors
ETA (01-29-10) I'm making my veil- totally forgot to add that to my list. haha. I'm thinkin a fascinator with a birdcage type veil.
Have decided against a veil... depending on the hairstyle i choose i may make either a hair comb or fascinator to wear instead
I will also be making my own garters (one to keep and one to toss).
.. am not going to be able to get this one completed on my own and i don't think we're doing a garter toss... these are the two i made for my best friend's wedding. I will likely do something similar for my own:
* personalizing pint glasses for wedding favors- they will have our wedding date and a short quote (yet to be determined)
* making cup sleeves using
blank cardboard sleeves
felt to write each guest's name on each sleeve to keep track of each guest's pint glass
White christmas light canopy for ceremony- not quite sure how we'll construct that... i hope the weather is decent that day if we're going to put that much effort into it! lol
ceremony will be indoor, decided to nix the light canopy
grow our own white pumpkins to use as decorations... not sure if that is actually going to work out though, i still need to do some research
The Fiance says no vining plants in the garden this year. Also, i figured white pumpkins probably won't quite work with what i've got planned.
* buy potted mums (brown or as close to brown as i can get) to use as decor. I'd grow our own but the mums we planted last fall don't seem to be thriving as well as we'd hoped for general landscaping.
I've got a bunch more stuff running around in my head and we now only have 8 months to get all of this in order. We just found out that we are expecting (unexpectedly!!) our 4th baby, due roughly a month before the wedding, so this makes things a little more challenging. We will probably be trying to stay as well under $3000 as possible. I'm already overwhelmed with the details of this event and it's so far away! i'll be perusing the craftster boards for more ideas of course:)