I wanted to add yellow to the invitation suite and so my obsession with envelope liners began. I couldn't find the right paper or the paper that wasn't going to make my invitations the most expensive part of the wedding. Then a long lost Christmas diy idea for wrapping paper came to me and I knew that's what I was going to do. Found the perfect stamp that was very similar to the fabric that will be on the table, pastel yellow ink,cardstock and the crafting project began. A couple hours and glasses of wine later I had all the envelopes lined and exactly what I had imagined in my head had become a reality. I think they turned out simply awesome and yet another diy project in the books.
The invitations have been in the works for a long time and finally the mock up is complete. And I love it!!! My older sister, Season, designed the monogram and the unique touch makes it very personal and even more special. I think they convey the feel of how the wedding will be... personal, rustic elegance and fun.
We are 6 months away from the day. Met with Kathy from Las Brisas Farm today and got so many more ideas as well more concrete details of things that they already have at the farm. I was able to check a few items off my long to do list. I definitely wanted something lining the aisle and we can use the candle holders already at the farm. Going with the flameless candles so I don't have to worry about them going out half way through the event. And best of all I met our bartender. What a great guy!!! I'm so excited for the day to come but will be sad when it's all over.
The above picture is one of many inspirations for the birdcage veil that I am making. I am still tweaking exactly how I want it to be but so far this is my favorite. I plan to make the rosettes from the fabric for the halter on my dress once altered.
The search for the perfect flowers that work in our budget was difficult and daunting. Sure who doesn't want real flowers and those gorgeous bouquets. But once I found the fabric pom poms this was going to be the end to my search. They were unique and they weren't going to break the bank. They are a tedious task but the end result will be something that will stand out and not be the same ol' element from weddings past. As well as a huge cost savings from the $350-400 asked by florists. That much money for 5 bouquets and 5 boutonnieres is ridiculous.
We are well into our wedding planning...well my planning. I'm obsessed with wedding blogs and websites. I find ideas everywhere. The above is one of the latest ideas that will be added to our wedding. I think it is going to be perfect for the cake, pie and cupcakes that will cover the dessert table. and yes I will be doing the cupcakes and probably the cake myself. I'm not crazy. I just like having my hand in all aspects.