Sunday, June 28, 2009

Our weekend

Well, I enjoyed my last free day until we head down to California. We spent it

1) making a chalkboard
2) fixing my french net birdcage veil
3) going to the dog park
4) making the seating arrangement. My hope with this one is that everyone will be happy :)
5) making a delicious dinner
6) working on thank you notes
7) working on a photo shot list

I'll still have some short workdays and some free daytime hours, but every weekend from here on out, I'm working 11 am to 8 pm. Sad.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Accessory festival!

I went to try on my dress today with all of my accessories... More on that later. But, when I got home, I put all the accessories together with the veil I made today to take a picture.

I may try and make another veil with french netting. I'm not fully convinced that this one is quite right... but since I made it today, I thought I'd try it on. Veil making is another post as well!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Beautiful bouquet

I guess I'm on a flower kick, because this bouquet caught my eye today.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Flag it!

I just wanted to share my latest DIY. Total cost: less than $4 (cost of glitter and tempra paint). Everything else was free! Please excuse the messy front porch. The picture wasn't going to get taken if I didn't do it right then!

You can find instructions for this project here. It was actually incredibly easy. All you need is a ruler, newspaper (we just saved all the spam we get in our mailbox), some water soluble paint, glue and some glitter or letter stencils.

One little tip, don't plan to go around an MRI machine the day after working with glitter! Whoops!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Perfect peonies!

I have a whole hedge of peonies in my backyard. I love them so! When I was planning for wedding flowers, I knew that I wanted peonies. Every florist told me that peonies bloom in May, and so by July there will definitely be none left. Well, last year was a very cool June in Seattle, and my peonies did bloom in July, so I was hoping that mine would be blooming for the wedding this year and I could bring flowers of my own to round out our florals.

Well... wouldn't you know it... It hit 90 degrees in May and June here, and we haven't had a drop of rain in weeks. My peonies are in full bloom right now. It's sad because we won't have any for the wedding, but I'm trying to see the glass as half full-- after all, they are gorgeous.

I made a bouquet yesterday in honor of the wedding, and the beautiful flowers are now sitting on my dining room table!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Milk Expiration Date

Chris bought milk today that expires on July 18th. Yep, by the time our new milk expires we'll be getting married! :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Spectacular Shrug

My friend Jen (hi Jen!) found this amazing designer who makes custom shrugs. Jen and I worked with Holly to make the perfect wedding shrug to go with my dress. Holly (and Jen) were so great to work with! This is what Holly made for us :)

Lots of love to Jen because she is in the midst of moving into her new home this weekend!