Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
While I was putting together the 'page of photos' for her - I ended up piecing together the vest, tie and suit Ben will be wearing and even added a Wheat and Sunflower boutonniere! It's neat to be able to see the whole suit/accessories come together on the screen (as we were not able to at the store!)
Here it is - I think it looks great!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Suit - Chocolate Two button notch lapel tuxedo
Shirt - Ivory Microfibre
Ben's Vest - Diamond Pattern - Champagne and Ivory
Close Up - Look like 'honeycomb'
Ben's Tie - We decided to buy Ben a nice gold tie to match the grooms plain silk ties - the nice soft plain look of these ties will 'tie' them all together!
Groomsmen Vests - Synergy Gold Vest
Groomsmen Ties - We decided to buy them nice plain ties to keep as a gift for being in our wedding, as the ties that came with the vests would have caused too much patterns to be going on, and we thought that the brown and gold complimented each other nicely and would match the colours of the sunflower boutonniere they will be wearing.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
THEN when my dad found out our reception would be in the barn he suggested using bandannas and napkins! So I guess my dad could work for Country Living!
So I just ordered and received the bandannas. I got a light Beige colour and a Light brown colour so that we can rotate each colour on the table.
We will either use 'rope/hemp' like string to tie them up - or raffia. Then I would love to stick a sprig of herbs (possibly rosemary or dill) in under the rope for a bit of scent and a nice presentation.
Here are the two 14x14 inch bandannas I chose:
Here is the initial 'example' I saw on Country Living:
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Ricker and Angela Vandenhurk (Ben's Cousins) have graciously said they would donate as their gift to us for the wedding their own honey! They have recently purchased and started their of bee hive and it has been producing lots of delicious honey! So it's so exciting to have the honey be 'homemade' and from our family! Thanks so much!!
I'm so happy that our favours won't just be purchased from the store - but also 'handmade!'
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I am very please about how they turned out and here is a sneak peak at a few of my favourites! :D
Etc... I don't want to give too many away! :D
Mom and I found really nice 5x7 'barn board' looking picture frames at a Dollar Store and so I will print these as 5x7s and simply insert them into the frames for on the tables at the reception!
I think it will be a good way for tables to 'mingle' too - as people from table one for instance might want to go around to tables two and three to see what the photos look like!
I will probably also use them on the 'photo scavenger hunt' lists to promote table mingling too - So for example on table seven's scavenger hunt list it might say "Take a photo of Table three's table number photo!"
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I was in Stratford this past weekend doing an engagement session and we stopped into one of my old favourite stores there called 'The Wanderer'. I had actually bought beads for a necklace that I made Ben there, which was the first Birthday present I ever gave him (other than signing my name on his presents when I was a kid I guess). But in this store I found cute little fans in brown, gold and rust colours and thought they would be perfect for pictures with the bridesmaids on the day of the wedding. They looked a bit too Asian for our theme, so I glued on some 'lace/ribbon' along with some ribbon hanging down off the handle to make them look a little more victorian!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
SO I commissioned her (hopefully not forcefully) to create a personalize 'Wedding Map' that displayed all of the important elements of our wedding day such as the date, the times, the locations, a map to the reception, and some of the features of the day such as the truck and our attire etc.
She has mocked up a couple of sketch's (below) and so far they are looking great! Its going to be such a neat element to add into our invitation and a keepsake for years to come!
Thanks so much Jill!! I told her that though this is her first real commissioned artistic piece it will probably be one of the most challenging and confusing!! BUT I can't wait to see her illustrations in a children's book some day!! And I will probably get her to draw photos for my nursery one day - or even a family portrait once I have one hehe!! I definitely reccomend her to any one looking for custom portraits etc.!!
This is a 'Mock Up' i did of what the map will eventually look like - using Some of Jill's drawings and some random clip art! Should be pretty neat!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
So here they are....Your welcome ~ hehe:
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
And today I was at my friend Carlene's house (a faithful reader od this blog I might add :D), and she happens to have an adorable garden with herbs in the back yard of her adorable little house, and she let me take home a bag of 'Lemon Balm Herbs' that smell delicious! So we decided to stop at the dollar store and pick up some 'mist bottles' for me to test out this idea!
We found two packs the included a 'mist bottle' and a 'cap bottle' so this gave me the idea to also create a 'body oil' by filling the cap bottles with baby oil, as well as the lemon herbs.
So when I got home I made them (as I didn't want the leaves of the herbs to wilt) - & I remembered that I had fresh lemon and lime, so I sliced that up as well for extra scent and I placed it, along with cold water and the herbs, into the mist bottles!
I then thought it would be cute to include little clear and yellow glass beads/marbles that I already had to jazz up the 'body oil' bottles, since they did not have lemon and lime slices in them!
Then on Adobe I wrote 'Refresh' for the mist bottles of 'Herbal Lemon Balm and Fresh Lime Body Mist' and 'Relax' for the 'Herbal Lemon Balm Body Oil' - I also found an old fashion depiction of a lemon and thought it would add an extra flare to the bottles! I printed this sheet, making the text the right size to be cut out with my 'tag punch' that I got from 'Stampin Up!'
I purchased yellow ribbon to hold the tags in place so I simply uased a regular whole punch to create a place to hold the tags onto the ribbon, and then I simply tied the ribbon to the bottles and 'Wala'!
I think they turned out really neat and they make a quick and easy gift idea - or would be great as a favour or a prize at a wedding or baby shower. Or it would also be nice to make to place in your own bathroom when you have a BBQ or guests over!
Here are my photos! Like I said, Martha's Got Nothin On Me! :D
Monday, July 20, 2009
I would really love to have old fashioned soda pop for when guests arrive to the reception!
I was in the new Squires restaurant in my home town this weekend and they had 'Boylan Sodas' which are made with pure Sugar Cane and are sooo tasty! They have also been established since 1891, so they look great and go great with the old fashioned theme!!
I have found a 'whole sale' website that sells them in variety packs or in bulk, so its looking like a good option for our refreshment table!!
I would love to place them in my mom's old 'wash tub' with ice!! I found this photo of a wedding that did something similar, and it looks like the kids loved it!
Friday, July 17, 2009
At an old bookstore I found an adorable old 'Scrap Album' cover for 50 cents!! Its SOO Me with the birds of the front cover, and the green and gold colours!!
I thought it would be great to re-use as a 'guest signing book' for at the reception!
I will simply reinforce the spine to make it strong again and add in scrapbook pages with photos of Ben and I for people to sign around!
SO after doing so antiquing we decided to stop at 'Fabricland' to look at what material options they had, to see if making skirts (like the ones in the 'inspirational photos' below) was a feasible idea!
And we found some GREAT colour and fabric options! Below are photos of both silk and satin options that we think would look great as skirts and sashes. We would probably use the 4 first shades of the silk for the Bridesmaid's skirts (as they are a nice range of similar tones) and then possibly the burnt orange coloured silk for the Junior Bridesmaids!
Aunt Ali has agreed to make the skirts for us, which is totally awesome!! So it looks like this might be a good option to get something a little more unique for the girls to wear!
Blouse Examples - each girl will either be in the same blouse - or we will pick all different ones that make each girl just a little bit different (like the colours of their skirts)