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« on: August 28, 2007 01:02:04 PM »


I've mostly lurked, occasionally posted, and often drooled over the amazing stuff I see on the boards here.  This is my first project post, in large part because I never had uploadable photos.  These are some that were developed to CD; however, I also have sometimes access to a digital camera now, so hopefully I can post more!

I got married last October.  Made invites, did all the reception decorating with my Mom, good friend made my dress, and matron of honor made her dress and her daughter's, who was the flower girl.  Oh - matron of honor (a professional potter) also made the favors as their wedding gift to us.  Unfortunately, I don't have any pics of the favors, and no good "craft" pics of the dress, but I'll do my best with the other stuff for now!

Here's the front of the invites:

Closeup of a table centerpiece:

Closeup of the amazing wine bottle tags my Mom made and *hand-lettered*:

Partial decor on top of the baby grand piano:

Flower girl in the dress her Mom made her (doubled as part of her Halloween costume for Titania Smiley ):

Another friend catered as his gift, and made the cake.  It's not what I expected visually, but it worked, and it was heavenly! (White cake with amazing raspberry filling he made):

No good pics of inside of invites; but to make them, we found textured burgundy cardstock, glued the taupe ribbon down so that it wrapped around the edges, and lined it with matte metallic gold (does that make sense?) paper inside so that the end of the ribbon were covered up.  Glued the brown Venetian lace (bought at JoAnn's with a 40% off coupon! Smiley which was kind of a pain.  Printed the text onto peach-colored vellum and used chocolate brown perl cotton to tie it in, frayed out the ends for a tassel-like effect.  The little roses were self-stick - that part was easy-peasy, and they actually stuck really well!

The woman who made my dress is amazing - she does textile restoration work for museums, and ended up hand embroidering it as a surprise!

I was probaby proudest of the invitations as I designed and made them all myself, and it was the first time I'd done something like that on a large scale.

Hope you enjoy!

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007 01:18:21 PM »

Your flower girl is adorable!!! But then, I'm biased, because she looks like my daughter.  Wink I think you did a really great job with the invitations, by the way. And I'm rather jealous of your autumn themed wedding. I had a wedding in October, too (2002), and I wish I would have thought to play on the fall thing.

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2007 01:28:15 PM »

I think the autumn theme was a success too- it`s so colorful and beautiful! I like the centerpiece a lot... and actually the cake too- great, that it wasn`t the traditional white stuff Tongue (i would`ve preferred chocolate leaves instead of the shiny silvery ones Cheesy). by the way- how did your dress look like?

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2007 06:14:41 PM »

Everything is beautiful and totally unique! Looks like a smashing success!
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2007 06:47:32 PM »


I had a wedding in October, too (2002), and I wish I would have thought to play on the fall thing.

Fall is my favorite time of year; I love the weather, the colors, the seasonal food - everything!  And deep reds, burnt oranges, and warm browns are my favorite colors to wear, period.  The fall theme was never really a question. Smiley

by the way- how did your dress look like?

Strapless, warm off-white.A garther at the center front, with real pearls.  The basic dress was peu de soie - fine silk.  It had an overlay of silk organza.  I really wasn't sure about using organza at all at first, but it turned out really pretty.  Not a very full skirt - not even a-line.  Basically straight down, I guess.  The overlay was a little fuller.  It has some color accents in the hand embroidery.  Less color than I'd hoped - we had put burnt orange drop crystals hanging from pearl base beads down the front of the overlay - but my friend cut them off and put the embroidery, which is beautiful, amazing, and freehand in their place, so I can't complain! SmileySmiley  Hopefully, I can take some good pics of the craftsmanship and add them in the near future, cause I'm sure the description is clear as mud!

Oh - the veil was also made by the same woman, who did a really lovely but understated headpiece with asters she handmade out of silk organza ribbon.

Everything is beautiful and totally unique! Looks like a smashing success!

Thanks!  And thanks for the kind comments, everyone.  Like most, I was little nervous about my first project post.

Oh - kinda random, but FYI the pumpkins, apples, sqaush, corn, and pinecones in the tabletop decorations were all real.  My Mom collected bagfuls of pinecones from the windbreak of evergreens on their farm.

Any other questions, feel free to ask!

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007 08:03:50 AM »

Wow, very pretty!  Everything matches so well and your flower girl - how adorable!

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