Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Handmade Cards for Important Questions...

I asked 3 of my best friends from college, Lindsey Glenn, Brittney Owens, and Gabby Denny and my sweet cousin, Emma Atkins to be the House Party at my Wedding

I realized after telling some Tennessee folks about my House Party that it is perhaps a Texas term or something because people had NO idea what I was talking about...

These 4 sweet sweet girls will help me with:
the Guest book (which is going to be fun and different),
programs, and decorating the church that day...

this is my cute $1 Handcrafted stamp from Micheals that I have been putting on the back of all my handmade cards and projects so far...

This is my card to ask my life long friend Ali Blagg to do everyone's hair on the wedding day. She has a salon in Texarkana and I have known Ali FOREVER... I am so delighted she will be with me in pre-wedding and wedding day activities... so fun to be able to ask friends to do everything because then you get to hang out with them! She said she wanted to frame my card and put it in her salon! so fun...

You can visit Ali's fun blog too!
she is engaged and wedding planning as well....
Brown Eyed Blogg

Sunday, September 20, 2009

invitations on my mind

all the random invitations I have loved and been inspired by on blogs and websites...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Personalize Your Reception

Family Tree photos

I found all of these on some GREAT blogs: see my blog lists and inspiring wedding websites in the column to the right to see where I look for inspiration...

a very unique way to display photos- on a big birdcage!!!

I love the idea of having a picture from everyone's wedding from either side of the family on display at the reception!

if I had a ton of money, I would totally do a photobooth at the reception for guests to take one strip for themselves and leave the other for my guestbook, scrapbook of the wedding and etc...

my friend Krista is also planning her wedding here in town right now..
you can see her blog:

Becoming Mrs. Dial

she made an interesting post about a Giggle Booth which is kind of a new thing, very fun!

I also LOVE the idea of having polariods at the wedding since they are a dying art apparently, since the film is expensive we couldnt just sit them on tables, the way people do disposable cameras, even though that would be awesome! but maybe just somehow we will tie it into my FUN interactive Guestbook area :)

I want to have a clothesline with a little table where people can take take polaroids, leave notes, etc... and we can use all of it as a cool way to incorporate your guestbook into our wedding photo album...

by http://www.corikindred.com/
or go to Cori Kindred's Etsy Shop

I LOVE this idea.... little bits of paper that are cool (like above) even with cut outs in some of them... but writing "Love is..." on them for guests to give us marriage wishes and advice :)
this is also by http://www.corikindred.com/
you can see her stuff at her Etsy Shop

plus it makes for wonderful fun decorations!

same color, different styles

I LOVE mismatched bridesmaids dresses!!!

same color with different styles
similar shades different styles

my wonderful bridesmaids ordered their dresses SO fast! it has been so stress free so far...
I went with Davids Bridal's new coordinated looks bridesmaids dresses AND since I got my bridal gown there, all my bridesmaids got $20 off which was great news!

anybody have great suggestions for flower girl dresses?

Ring Bearer baby :)

my sweet cuddly honorary ring bearer - Rivers Glass

my bridesmaid Mali Glass's sweet new baby boy... I told her we just mainly need one photo of him near a cute ring bearer cushion! haha... it will mainly just be fun for us!

I am sure I will make something cute with some fabric and stuffing,
but I thought these were cool!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Save The Date!!

I made my own Save The Date Photobooth strip by scanning an old photo strip of me and Loyd a couple of years ago and taking the pictures out of the middle...

this is the wedding journal page I made before starting my DIY Save The Dates

I made some cards with the words on them and used one of Martha Stewart's border cutters to add some detail, I got it at Micheals and used a 40% off coupon so it was only like $11

There wasn't a real photobooth anywhere locally so we staged one in my living room!

I bought a tree stamp on Clearance from Micheals for $1

I got these cute envelopes at Office Max, and they were only $7 for a pack of 50! to which of course Loyd made a joke about Susan on Seinfeld dying from the cheap envelopes.... haha!

The night we began making these, Loyd was reading Lord of the Rings again all cozy by a lamp so I asked him to do the stamping...

my favorite part of this evening: seeing Loyd think he was finished stamping, carefully closing the ink pad and placing the stamp on top and pushing it neatly forward on the table...I could tell he was so proud of helping and thinking "alright... back to my book!"

haha... then I pointed out that was just the first pack of 50 envelopes! We laughed SO hard!

my dad said "oh why didn't you tell me you were taking a photo, I would have looked like I was helping!"I bought a pad of assorted paper from Micheals (using another 40% off coupon I might add) and printed the info cards on my printer and cut the strips, everyone's was a little different which I thought was a lot of fun!

They all had similar colors which went with the wedding and most of them had trees or leaves which went perfectly with our Autumn wedding!