WEDDING IS ALL OVER... Poo! But I have uploaded some pics from our day on PAGE 4!!
Ok, so I've been poking around these boards for a while now and finally decided to start my own thread. I'm getting married in September and could always use some outside opinions on stuff. I'm so excited and love to craft my own stuff (even if its just as expensive as buying premade and super time consuming, I love it nonetheless!) I'll be updating this when I finish something and I'll be posting for advice and critique too!
For now, all I have completed is our Save The Dates. I just finished my mock up of our invitation last night, so pictures of that will be coming soon too. Thanks for taking a peek! Here's a list of my crafty To Do's so far:
Save the Dates Invitations Programs - Newsletter style scrolls (like these: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=107723.0 from binkey75) Wedding Party Emergency Kits - One for the girls, One for the guys "Through the Years" photo board Flowers (we're doing silks this weekend! yay!) Martha Stewart's Pom-Poms for reception decor - did a test run with these and they came out great!
Decided to ixnay these.
Make pocketsquares for the groomsmen "In lieu of favors...donation" - in frame Tags for our Love Knot bubbles Centerpieces/decorations Handmade cards for each member of wedding partySAVE THE DATE - postcards
Our photographer threw in an "engagement session", so I have her to thank for the marvelous pics. Everything else is done in Photoshop/Illustrator.
Here are our invitations! #10 Backings in Soft White from Paper Source. Vine vellum, thick papers in white and ivory, and white cardstock from Paper Direct. Designed by moi in Illustrator. Printed on my trusty HP printer. Cutting was the worst part... took forever and a day, but well worth the effort in my opinion. #10 Envelopes with end openings in ivory from Paper and More, my own calligraphy for addresses (not pictured). Also, these were hugely inspired by these fabulous craftsters and their invites (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=44757.0
Front with vine vellum (love this stuff!)
Directions, Accommodations, Misc. Info
RSVP Postcard - perforated for tear-off
Back of RSVP Postcard - self inking stamp with our address (time-saver!)FLOWERS
My mom, her friend, one of my bridesmaids, and myself helped do my flowers a few months ago. We bought high-quality silks and I think they came out fabulous!!
My bouquet! Wish I had taken a pic when it was all wrapped. We wrapped the stems with teal ribbon, criss-crossed with thin ivory ribbon and stuck pearl headed pins in the crosses, and left the bottom few inches exposed for a natural look.
Here you can see my bouquet and some bridesmaid bouquets. We also did corsages and boutennieres. Wrapped with pretty teal ribbon.DRESS
Ok, so it's not crafty, but my dress came in and I had to show it off! It's Maggie Sottero's Grace. I love love love it and didn't want to take it off. I tried on with shoes, earrings, headpiece, bracelet etc. Found out I don't love the earrings, time to look for or make new ones! The best part - no alterations needed on the dress except bustle! Wahoo! That's not my veil in these pics... you can see that in beauty salon pics.
Mirror shot - you can see back and front in the mirror
Back - it'll be tied up in a pretty even bow on the real day.HAIR AND MAKEUP
Again, not so crafty, but had my run through hair and makeup this weekend and I was impressed at her handiwork!! That stylist is an angel!
(There's my veil...
And, because I'm always looking for decorating/setup ideas for our location, here it is.
Here's what we were thinking for setup - Stantions with tulle making aisles/barracades from the public (it is a public park), chairs, "aisle" between the trees, and arch where Mom and I are standing. That's Lake Champlain in the background...ahhh..
Looking up at our reception hall - it's hiding in there behind the trees. There's actually three buildings on site.
A pretty house on the property - circa 1790!
Will make a pretty place for pics outside.MISCELLANEOUS SCHTUFFPocket squares
for all the groomsmen and my hubby-to-be. I just bought some pretty teal satin and stapled onto thin cardboard, covered staples with more satin and double stick taped! Voila! Super easy, but I did make a few test samples with muslin first. The cardboard can be trimmed on the bottom for each guys different pocket depth, since they are not all wearing the standard-from-the-shop tuxes. Bubble wands
for the ceremony. This was inspired by some craftster here, but I can't find the link (sorry!). Printed off the computer, punched and threaded with teal ribbon. Sorry for the darkness in the pic.