bridesmaid inspiration

I love these cute belts! It gives your maids some individuality and it's different then a headband or something more obvious. What do you think?

I have joined Etsy!

I had so much fun making my bouquet that I decided to make another one and see if I can sell it. I have seen the fabric flower bouquets on Etsy and I think that mine can compete but we will see. Every time I think I can do something like ebay it never turns out to be as easy to sell something as it seems it will be.


DIY wedding projects

So I have been a busy busy bee. I am a dental assistant and my doctor has been away on vacation. So I have been being paid to work on my wedding! Thanks doc! I can't tell you how many hours I have been slaving away but I have gone through every glue stick I had in the house. I have mastered the art of making my own flowers and I am in love with the result. It's work but to me it doesn't feel like it. I have been waiting so long to do this stuff. I am excited and I hope that it lasts because I still have a long road ahead of me. I am tackling the center pieces as soon as I am done with the church decorations.

Above: the ball is for Rylee the flower girl to carry...the boutiners and a corsage for someone like a grandmother...and my bouquet!


the fabric store

Can I tell you a secret? I spent $158.00 at the fabric store yesterday...yikes! I was in heaven. There is nothing that inspires me more then a trip to the fabric store. I think it's just the raw potential that really thrills me. While most people feel overwhelmed I am calm. Slowly going up and down the aisle feeling each piece as I pass. It takes me hours-literally- but in the end it is so worth the time. The whole look of the wedding came together in beautiful silkes, netting, and burlap of course. And that's where my Martha Stewart Keepsake Wedding Planner came in handy. It has a spot to store little swatches of all the fabric I picked out to preserve so I can show my daughters some day all of the little elements that went into planning my wedding.

If you want to buy your own Keepsake Wedding Planner go here!


wedding programs

I know it's a big trend right now not to have programs at your wedding. Although I agree it's not necessary I believe it's something more important to your older guests- who are use to the tradition and expecting it {lets just be honest} So because of this reason I am going to have programs and why complain??? - it's just another way to infuse my style into the wedding. I don't want to have just a regular old boring program! I love the whimsy of the program above. Simple and something I can probably do on my imac.

Then I love, love, love this little "game" to keep guests busy and talking before the wedding called "What tree did you fall from" It's a Celtic tradition much like the Chinese Zodiac. I think it will make a great ice breaker to get guest mingling. And since I am over 50% Irish it's nice nob to my heratige. If you want to see what tree you fell from go here!



Don't you love these??? I was instantly inspired when I saw this to cute craft. I grabbed my soon to be sister in law , Rylee,{who also happens to be the flower girl- she's nine} and headed to the fabric store. It was surprisingly simple. Rylee cute the circles from a template we made ourselves. I was in charge of the hot glue gun. I am excited to show you pictures of how stinkin' cute it turned out. But I ran out of one kind of fabric so I have to get more to finish it. Stay turned!

P.S. I found the instruction here.


where the wild things are

Check out Utterly Engaged! It is the first online wedding magazine and it is FANTASTIC. So much eye candy and not enough time! Right now I am completely smitten with their idea for a "Where the Wild Things Are" bachelorette party. I don't know what I love more, the cozy flannel blankets, or the cute and silly headdresses, or the great ideas for games and food. P.S. a camping bachelorette party would save your guests so much money. So many times now brides are opting for long weekend getaways for bachelorette parties-and while these are fun they can get to be expensive. This idea is chic, simple, and inspires fun in a new and inventive way. So don't be afraid to be unique. Every bride has a budget but even with a budget you can have something like this spread- you just have to be willing to put in a little bit of elbow grease and hard work.


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