Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fans for my Gals!

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!

Wedding Slide Show Preview!

My friend Jenn did some additional engagement photos for us at Balls Falls - and I asked her to take these photos of us running / dancing etc. specifically to use for our wedding slide show to make it look like an old fashioned 'stop motion' movie!! I'm really happy with how it came out! So this is a little preview of a portion of our wedding slide show!! Thanks for watching! Enjoy! (Make sure your sound is turned up to hear the song! :D)

Guest Seating Tree

So far for the guest seating tree I have spray painted two branches gold (I actually did them about a year ago as a 'test' to see how they looked and ended up keeping them in my garage this whole time) - AND at Dollarama the other day mom and I found really cute little lanterns (much cheaper than the ones at Michales) and they are pink, but they come all apart so we can spray paint them, probably ivory or maybe a nice dark brown.

We also got little fake tea lights, as they are easy, and a lot safer as this guest tree will probably be sitting on a table made of hay bails and old barn boards!

I also did a VERY rough mock up of one of the table lists to show what they will look like hanging all around the tree. In the photo I used raffia, but i might also use ribbon so that they can hang down lower. And I just used computer paper but for the real thing i will use a nice metallic card stock or maybe a textured type paper!

Here are some photos - Picture the Lanterns in Ivory or Chocolate! (the lipsitck colour pink does not go with the theme!)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hand Drawn Wedding Map!

I had a class with Jill Mitchell this past year at Brock and evidently added her on facebook to discover she had a really neat artistic aesthetic when I came across her blog!

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

Tin Punch Candles

Last weekend I was working on the tin punch candles that will be for the tables at the reception! Dad helped me drill holes in the sides of the cans so that I could attach the handles. I decided to make the handles out of brass coloured floral wire so that I could make them twisty. Then I attempted to spray paint the ones we have punched so far with copper spray paint, but Dad had to take over as I was making them drippy. I'm happy with how they turned out and we have about 20 more to punch and spray paint!

In this photo you can also see the 'Card Holder' mailbox that we spray painted a 'mocha' colour. It turned out really good and Dad will be painting 'The Rickers' on it in brown and white maybe, and then I will tie a ribbon around it. AND I had an idea this weekend to drill the mail box into a long tree log and then place the log in a metal pail with rocks around it to hold it upright - and then I could decorate the top of the rocks with moss or something.
That way the mailbox actually looks like a mail box, as apposed to just sitting on the table.
It would then be something that we could actually use, or at least place in the garden as decoration!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Road Map AND Word Map!

I know that I HAVE to give both options - as ONE is never enough in a car with a man and woman!! In my experience the Man needs to "look" at the road map - while the women reads and points out all of the REAL turns they must make to arrive in one piece on time! :D

So here they are....Your welcome ~ hehe:

Inspired By This....

Inspired By This....

Our Wedding Day Storyboard

Our Wedding Day Storyboard
Elements of our wedding day!

Collage of Our Engagement Photos:

Collage of Our Engagement Photos:
I finally put together a collage of our own engagement photos. I am always making them for other couples but never us. I am thinking about getting it custom framed (when frame go half price at Michales) and then doing the same square format of our wedding photos. They will be nice custom pieces for on the wall at home and I like that you can show multiple photos at once (instead of choosing just one!)

Our Wedding Movie Poster!

Our Wedding Movie Poster!
My friend Jenn took this photo for us and I thought it would be great to make it into a poster! Great for an online 'Save the Date' or can be used for a 'Jack and Jill' invitation/Poster!

Our Program - News Paper Style

Our Program - News Paper Style

Thanks for visiting our wedding blog! Below you will find posts about our wedding plans! - Photos by Jenn Stark of 'Jennifer Stark Photography' taken at Balls Falls our reception venue!

Photos Of Us!

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K + B = Love

K + B = Love