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« on: June 26, 2009 05:17:25 PM »

Just over two one months to go, and I am finally making progress!  I am a master procrastinator.  I am so excited to share here!
My fiance and I are getting married on Sept. 5 at my family's cabin that is a few miles up a beautiful canyon in the Wasatch Mountains.  Our colors are shades of blue (sky to cornflower) and green (sage to clover).  Our flowers are blue hydrangeas and white roses.  
Here is the location (the whole wedding and reception will take place outside).  It will be a lot more cleaned up for the wedding though.  We are staining the logs and the weeds will be gone.
This is the view the guests will have looking toward the altar.  The altar will be where the pile of wood is now - the wood will be gone, obviously. Smiley  Since it will be September, the leaves will just have started to change, so it will be spectacular.  
Here is a shot of the river that runs in front of the cabin.

I will be crafting a few things:
cake topper
ring bearer's pillow
flower girl bag or basket
centerpieces (prototype finished)
sashes for the bridesmaids dresses
wrap for me
card box
road sign

My fiance will also be making an arbor for an "altar," possibly on a stage.

I made the cake topper with Sculpey clay.  I used to do a lot of little figurines and I sold a few at craft shows when I was younger.  When I went to college, I quit because I had no time, so I was surprised I could still do it!  They are hot glued onto a tea plate of the depression glass pattern I collect (Miss America; which, by the way, is not harmed by hot glue).  I don't actually have a photo of them on the plates, but here is the cake topper couple.
And here is what the plate looks like.

We designed the invitations on my fiance's Mac and had them printed at Kinko's.  We ordered envelopes made of recycled brown grocery bag paper from a website.  The look so rustic and awesome!
Sorry the picture is sideways!!

We are including a recipe card with each invitation, with a request for a recipe, a bit of wisdom, or a good quote.  The guests (hopefully) will bring the card to the wedding, and we will have a family recipe box.  I designed the card on Word.  I just watermarked a photo of the river in front of the cabin and printed it on cardstock.

I found a cheap ring pillow on clearance at Wal-Mart, but it had an awful plastic heart on it.  So, I cut that off and wrapped a little blue tulle around it and VOILA!
I added a green ribbon that matches the flower girl's basket.  I like it better.  What do you guys think?

I used ribbon, vellum flowers, and colored brads to decorate the flower girl's basket.

I used the same materials to decorate a plain green photo box to use as a card box.  This is also where we'll collect the recipe cards.

I wanted to do something creative that reflected the setting for the centerpieces.  Someone on Craftster gave me the idea of using things from the actual site in the centerpieces, so right away I thought of river rocks, pine boughs, and pine cones.  When I went to gather some stuff, I remembered that all of the river rocks in front of the cabin are slate, which breaks off in sheets.  That's when I thought of using a river rock as a base.  Then, today at Wal-Mart, I found this awesome blue fabric for $1.00 a yard, so I bought the whole bolt.  Please try to imagine it with non-wrinkly fabric.  I don't have an iron!
This is what I came up with.
We can't decide which we like better - the glass holders or the leather cups (which are beer bottle cozies my grandpa made).  We also can't decide on the bow.  I think the glass looks better without and the leather looks better with.

I didn't even think of it, but my fiance said it looks like the river with a little mountain trail bouquet sitting on an island in the middle.  Which is perfect, if you ask me.  I am excited, so I just hope everyone else likes it too!  I want them to think it's creative, not odd.

I will post more as I complete more.  Thanks for taking a look and for constructive feedback!
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009 05:25:41 PM »

I love the leather cups without the bow, very earthy Cheesy

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but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury,
fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils." - Euripides

« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009 06:41:16 PM »

what a beautiful setting for a wedding!  it will be gorgeous.  and your decorations are so pretty.  both the glass cups and your grandpa's beer cozies look great.  why not use both, alternating them?  but if you don't want to use both of them, then maybe the leather ones would be more special, having sentimental value?

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009 11:29:51 PM »

I vote for leather cup, no bow. It has a rustic feel yet elegant and it's so nice to incorporate the fine workmanship of your grandfather, why cover it up Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2009 02:07:23 AM »

Gorgeous location! i'm so jelouse!

as for centerpieces... i love the sentimentality behind the beer cozies, but i honestly think the glass looks prettier.... so i guess it depends on what you're going for...
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2009 11:12:48 AM »

The location is beautiful! I vote leather cup, no bow as well... I think it matches the rustic feel of your location.  Plus since it's at your family's cabin, what's better than grandpa's crafty wares? Good luck with everything and Congrats!

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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009 09:09:33 AM »

leather cup, no bow!
Its awesome Smiley the wedding will be beautiful

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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009 05:35:59 PM »

The setting is fantastic! Very beautiful and scenic. I would personally go with the glass holders.  Smiley Good luck!

« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2009 06:56:05 PM »

I like both the glass and leather, no bow.

If your bouquet has pinecones and spruce boughs in it, I will SQUEE!

« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009 01:48:42 PM »

I think both the leather and glass look great, though if the leather beer cozies have sentimental value I would probably go with them!  Smiley

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