Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The beadwork here is amazing!
This is a traditional bridal necklace!
**I LOVE THIS ONE **
Maasai mothers make these beautiful necklaces, called “engarewa,” when their daughters are to marry. To the basic collar, the mothers add knee-length strands of beads ending in cowrie shells for good luck and wealth. The color of each bead in the necklace is chosen for its meaning in Maasai culture: Red for unity, blood, and bravery; blue for peace, water, and the sky; green for health and the land; orange for the gourds that hold the milk that is offered to visitors; yellow for the hospitality signified by animal skins on guest beds; white for purity; and black for the hardships of life which the bride and groom will weather together. Brides wear these necklaces at their wedding, and when they go to the home of their husband for the first time.
These are birch tress and the one above it is teak wood
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Us at his cousin's wedding in April
Us at the rehearsal dinner for his cousin's wedding
FI's mom, cousin, and me at Tam's bridal shower!
I did not get to see the final product of this reception. It was a tropical theme. My FSIL was a guest so I will have more pics.
I think that this wedding reception came out really cute. I loved to damask print hints that were through out the room!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Commitment: the act of committing;a pledge or promise; obligation
Monogamy: marriage with only one person at a time
Is marriage the ultimate form of commitment? Do you have to be monogamous to be commited to a person ?
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Your asking what does this have to do with weddings? Well look these lovies! They are all clay bouquets and so are my earrings.
So I am DIYing my girls earrings out of clay! So what do you think?
Monday, July 20, 2009
You can't see the color that great, but you get the jest of it. I got 2 for $6 not bad right! I will add monograms and notes to it later!
I also saw some feathered wreaths that I like for the outside of the ceremony doors. I would like these wreaths with monogram letter in the inside if that makes sense. Here are the pics of the wreath and monograms. For you to get a feel of my vision!
I like the idea if a branched pomander with flowers and feathers! Here are some balls made from branches. While I was there I saw these cute branch breaths that were small and could possible be used for a FG halo!
***Update*** Baker#1 was at the show and my mom did not like the cake so she on the back burner for now!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
The cupcake wraps! These are pretty but a little costly! Going avg rate: 10-12 for $13. If I do this it will be DIY project!
Sunflowers are my fav so of course I liked this one!
This is a great idea for DIY wrappers! Just use a paper doily. Way more cost effective I snagged with from Knottie mycicybride from The Knot AAW board. I was going to use (laser cut) scrapbook paper from Micheals. Colored paper liners are also a cute way to dress cupcakes and it's cost effective. These cuties are only $8.99 for 100! Great deal right. I found these at A Cupcakery, they have a variety of liners to chose from in various different colors and prints!
I am thinking that if we do the wrapper we probably won't have a topper. But if we do the liners then we could get on of these cuties that I found on Etsy.
This one is by etsy member Maddie Claire. I would customize our colors and use one the monograms! Cost $7.50 for 15 not bad right .50 for one! This can totally be a DYI project!
I like photo cakes so why not photo cupcake toppers. The top pic is from BugandBoo on Esty. The others are from Etsy seller Vintage Scraps. I really like the bottom pics. I'm thinking that we can do photos of during the course of our engagement and maybe incorporate friends and family pics as well. I will go with the black and white pics. I love the vintage feel.
So what you think? Tough decisions right?
Friday, July 17, 2009
i was reading about setting your budget and how you should pick 3 elements to spurge on (the most important to you and FI) and 3 things that you could careless about or should i say scale down a bit. we will not start a marriage in debt from having a wedding!
here are my top three:
- photography/videography- very important to me!
- dj/entertainment- i want a great party!
- venue-i want it to be a place that we can always come to and visit and i wanted ceremony and reception in the same location!
gotta be for the lo in order to go:
- stationery- don't get me wrong i want cute paper but i refuse to pay $5 or more for an invite that will in up in a landfill (not even recycled) not happening..
- florist- i am not a flower girl. i want some for accents and that's all folks
- cake- i want it to taste good but not $5 per slice good!
the middle child:
- dress- i want a dress that fits my personality but i am not willing to pay but so much for it sorry! not happening!
- honeymoon- we deserve a nice vacay so i willing to budget a little extra this way!
- catering/bar- i want good food and drinks but i don't think we should pay for people to get inebriated! not happening!
what is the most important aspect of you wedding budget?
Marriage is NOT about having life as fun and easy as possible and making sure your spouse doesn't get in the way of that. Marriage requires you to let go of some old things to make room for new.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This faux photobooth was created by Sasha Souza and its perfect!
- They used a piece of wood and covered it with wall paper
- Made some cut outs
- Put frames over them
- VIOLA a masterpiece...really