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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Love your wedding? Then show off your photos here! on: July 10, 2006 05:29:53 PM
I've been lurking this thread ever since it began, getting lots of inspiration from looking at everyone else's beautiful weddings, so it's only fair that I share mine now! I originally posted about my 1920's/ Great Gatsby idea for our wedding when we were first engaged. Things snowballed into more of a late 20's/early 30's hybrid. I don't have many picks of the limited craftiness I pulled together, but all of the bouquets shown were DIY. We bought the calla lillies from Costco and then my bridesbabes tied them all together while I barked out directions from the make-up chair. The car is a 1935 Mercedes Benz, that magically appeared the day of the wedding, my dad and I drove up in it to the outdoor ceremony. I had no idea that my parents called in some favors and arranged for the car until it was time to leave for the ceremony!

First, the pretty posed photos:

Second, a few caught off guard:

I have no recollection of what we were doing here, but it does allow for a closer-up of my hair-do!

Finally, the real essence of the evening. Elvis Costello might not be "period," but he always gets me dancin':

2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Suggestions needed for Wedding Reception Activities on: May 03, 2006 03:00:48 PM
Is there an outdoor lawn area at your site where guests are allowed? We're having "coctails and croquet" on the front lawn during the short chunk of time between the ceremony and dinner. You can leave out the cocktails part, although it might not be as much fun to play croquet sober (I've never tried it!  Smiley If you do have an outdoor area to work with you can come up with other "lawn sports."
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: ~ Alphabet Photo Swap ~ on: June 08, 2005 02:37:26 PM
This is a great idea. I would love to take part!
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Great Gatsby Wedding, Ideas? on: June 03, 2005 07:22:55 AM
So many great ideas everyone! It's funny that shuffar mentioned the idea of renting Gatsby's car, because I've already mentioned to my fiance that I want to rent a vintage car instead of the typical Limo. My idea, is that my dad and I will pull up in the car as an alternative to him walking me down the isle. Who knows if that will actually happen, but it's fun to think about.

I love the idea of mint juleps too! I hadn't even remembered that part of the book. Because we live in the South, mint juleps are especially perfect.
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Great Gatsby Wedding, Ideas? on: May 31, 2005 05:16:51 PM
I just explored this weddings forum for the first time, and I just had to post my ideas for my wedding next June. We got engaged a month ago, and I'm just in the very beginning stages of coming up with ideas. We have a year, so I'd like to try and make as much of the stuff ourselves as we can.  Any ideas would be much appreciated.

My inspiration comes from my engagement ring which originally belonged to my great grandmother, and was worn by my grandmother and mother. The ring is very reminiscent of the 1920's and 30's, which makes me think of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jazz, flapper girls, short dresses, long necklaces, you get the idea? We're not looking for a traditional wedding (we're having the ceremony and reception at the same place, and right now I'm looking at a place called The Solarium, which appropriately enough was built sometime in the 1920's).

Any ideas of crafty-vintagey goodness I might be able extract from this theme? Big thanks in advance!

Oh, I do have one big idea, but my aunt already offered to make the cake, and  I think she might faint when I explain that I would like it in the shape of a Victola!
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tattoo/piercing/bodymod swap! (Sign up until June 1st, mail by July 5th) on: May 31, 2005 04:34:33 PM
Thanks for the info! Will do.
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: One Skein Wonder KAL Anyone? on: May 31, 2005 04:32:03 PM
I will definitely try to get in on this. . I am just about to finish the ribbed shrug from the interweave knits online issue, and now I need a short sleeved shug. I also love that it only takes on skein.
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Re: LOOPY PILLOW BLUES on: May 31, 2005 04:05:56 PM
I tried this one right after the book first came out. After a few mis-interpretations of the pattern, I finally figured out how to do the loops, but after a couple rows I couldn't stop dropping the blasted stitches for some reason, those mofos didn't want to stay put on my sticks and it turned into a big wooly mess.

I'm interested to see the finished projects of others, maybe I'll be re-inspired.
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: vagina swap pictures on: May 31, 2005 03:54:09 PM
I saw talks of a round two. Has anything happened with that and maybe I just can't find it? I am hating myself for missing the first go round. 
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Tattoo/piercing/bodymod swap! (Sign up until June 1st, mail by July 5th) on: May 31, 2005 03:49:58 PM
Oh jeez. I just realized two of my last posts were all about how I never post! Now, inevitably, this one is too! The altoids swap is completed, my partner received her goodies, as did I, but I don't know how this whole system works as to when they actually post feedback for it. The other two swaps I did were before the new system took hold.

Well, now since I'm home from work, I guess I can shamelessly post. Look out craftster boards, here I come!
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