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« on: January 28, 2010 05:49:20 PM »

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:
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 Smiley 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:)

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010 07:11:43 PM »

Never too early to start getting ready! You'll save a lot of money and have a wedding that looks like you spent a million dollars.
The doiley you made for the ringbearers pillow is just gorgeous!
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010 07:19:43 PM »

thank you!  Smiley I hope to save a lot of money doing things this way; i just ran the guest numbers by the boyfriend and did some math- the catering he is insisting on having will pretty much blow our budget out of the water... Lips sealed Unless, of course, we have some help from the parents but we aren't counting on that. lol

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010 09:20:00 PM »

Good luck with all your crafts! The doily looks awesome, and if I may offer my opinion, I think a satin pillow might be nicer and provide more of a contrast than a crocheted pillow will. But it depends on what you like!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010 07:36:16 AM »

Good luck with all your crafts! The doily looks awesome, and if I may offer my opinion, I think a satin pillow might be nicer and provide more of a contrast than a crocheted pillow will. But it depends on what you like!

thanks! i think i'll be going with a satin pillow after all. i tried looking for 'shiny' yarns to use to crochet with but they aren't shiny enough to make the impact i'm hoping for. so i'll probably sew a simple square pillow up with some dark brown satin:)

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010 05:10:37 AM »

Me and my boyfriend will be celebrating our 4th year together the day you get married! & I LOVE that doily (Im a huge fan of dainty vintage looking stuff). You have a ton of time to plan (which is good since you have all those coffee filter flowers to make!) Good luck with all your crafts!

« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010 06:49:34 AM »

Penny- aww happy pre-anniversary! i'll need all the time i can get with three kids at home underfoot...lol. Iactually bought some coffee filers last week to start cutting the petals out- except my boyfriend found them and has beem using them to make his cold brew coffee... Roll Eyes so i'll have to steal them back and get to work!

« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010 12:11:52 PM »

updated OP Smiley

« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2010 06:45:05 PM »

I hope you don't mind but I borrowed your mini pie idea! they are super cute and very easy to make ( I made my own crust which consist of three ingredients and Canned Pie Filling). Turned out very flaky and deliscious!

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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2010 08:28:09 AM »

11-11-11 huh? My little boy turns 4 that day! What an awesome day!

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