Monday, June 20, 2011

Less than a week to go!

Sorry I've been MIA!  I've been in the last stretch of planning the wedding.

Want to see what I've been up to lately?

I made all of our escort cards!
I had paper left over from our invitations so it didn't cost me extra money to make them so that was a bonus.  I used the paisley patterned paper in cotton candy and cotton candy card stock from Cards and Pockets.  I cut the paisley patterned paper in half height-wise.  Then, I cut 2"x3" rectangles out of the cotton candy card stock.  I made each name and table assignment in Photoshop.  I printed them on white card stock and cut them out (1.5"x2.5").  I used double sided tape to adhere everything together.

I finally decided on my DIY centerpieces for the reception!  
I put real light pink rose petals in water, followed by a floating candle in each hurricane.

I made our layered ceremony programs!
I got the idea from a friend of mine that did layered wedding programs for her wedding.
I designed them in Photoshop and had them printed and cut at FedEx Office.  I used metallic cotton candy card stock from Cards and Pockets for the backing, folded it over on the front, 2-hole punched it, and tied it together with green ribbon.  My awesome Maid of Honor, Natalie, stayed up until 3AM to help me assemble them.

I made our dinner menus!

I made our beverage menus! 

I made our flip flop basket sign!

I made our cocktail hour centerpieces and decorations.  They're ranunculus luminaries. 

I also changed my mind about the pomanders for the aisle decorations.  Now they're pink peony pomanders.  They look just like the pink peony topiaries, but in pomander form.  
I haven't gotten around to taking photos yet, but I will.

I have some miscellaneous things to do this week to wrap everything up.  
I took most of the week off of work so I wouldn't be as stressed out. 

Brad and I took two dance lessons last week.  It was a lot of fun!  We decided to have one more lesson tonight.  Now we just have to practice this week!  We're not planning anything fancy.  We just don't want to look like two eighth graders turning around in a circle for our first dance.

5 days to go!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A wedding wish from the President

We got a note from President and Mrs. Obama in the mail today!
It's not a personal note, and it's not personally signed by the president or first lady, but I still think it's a pretty cool thing to have.

Want your own wedding wish keepsake from the president?  It's super easy.  
Just send a wedding invitation to President and Mrs. Obama.  I mailed theirs out with the rest of my invitations in mid-April, so it took about 7 weeks to get the note.

Here's the address:
The Honorable Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama
The White House
Greetings Office Room 39
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500
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