Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Love the custom look of DIY but don't have the time to create it?

My name is Kendel, this is my personal wedding blog but I am am also a photographer and graphic designer and I love to create custom products for other brides too!

Below is a list of designs I can custom create for you - you can scroll through the rest of my blog to see more images and desctiptions of each.

If you are interested in more then simply send me an email at ko2_photography@hotmail.com with your ideas and questions and I will send you details along with a quote and we can work together to create your custom and unique wedding products!

Check out my ETSY Shop HERE

- Logo Creation --> I can create a logo to fit your theme and personality and this logo can then be used on invitations, save the dates, programs, maps, bottles, napkins etc.

- Silhouette Creation --> you send me a profile image of you and your fiance and I create your silhouetts! Can be used as decor on the day of, or as part of you logo, or on invitations, programs and so much more!

- Mini Newspaper Style Program --> A retro, vintage and rustic style wedding program! Featuring a 'top story' about how you met, how you got engaged, your wedding planning etc. written from your perspective, in interview style or fomr the perspective of someone in the wedding party perhaps. Also featuring several of your engagament photos, the wedding ceremony details as well as reception information for the guests.

- Mad Libs Kissing Game --> Your guests come up with Mad Lib Stories about the two of you for a fun kissing game! (Scroll through the blog to see more details on these Mad Libs)

- 'I Spy with My Little Camera' --> A checklist for guests to use along with their disposable cameras!! Ensure that you get some great photos and that you don't get 200 pictures of the SAME THING!!

And check out more of my ideas on my blog - See something you like? Send me an email!

--> Or if you have your own idea send me an email and we can work together to create it!

How it works:

All of my proofs and final designs are sent via email - So distance is not a problem!

Once you have 'okayed' your proof the final copy along with printing instructions are given to you.
Then all you have to do is print them out, or use the product however and whenever you need to!
Thanks! I look forward to working with you on your custom creations!
To see all the creations we can get started on for your wedding today!

Monday, September 13, 2010

How It All Came Together...

How it all came together to make my dream wedding a reality!!

Here are some photos to share with you how all of the planning that lead up to the 'first day of the rest of my life' with my new husband Benjamin came together!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Wedding Is This Weekend!!

Wow its Here! Months and months of planning will come together over the next couple of days!!

So excited to be Mrs. Ricker!

Thanks to everyone who has helped and who will be helping over these next few days! Couldn't have done it without you!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Newspaper Wedding Program

Inside of Mini Paper
Front and Back of Mini Paper
I got my first request today from another bride (her mother actually) to create a 'Newspaper Style Program' similar to the one that I will be having at my wedding. The bride is a journalist so this would be such a fitting program for her wedding! She is also doing a 'vintage' theme so the old fashioned newspaper will really add to the ambiance as well.

I was just in the process of printing my own programs when I got this request. My dad (who is printing my programs) suggested I try to make an actual 'mini paper' as apposed to the 8x10 piece of paper that I had made to look like a newspaper.

AND because I was already going to be making a new 'newspaper style program' for this other bride I decided to give it a try!

The following are pictures of what I came up with! I am pretty happy with it, it looks pretty cute and it actually looks like a real 'mini' newspaper!!

& if there are any other brides who are interested in having a custom newspaper wedding program made for their big day, or if you have any other fun and unique ideas that you think I might be able to design for you contact me at ko2_photography@hotmail.com

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mad Libs - Kissing Game


For The Kissing Game at our wedding I am going to be creating 'Mad Lib' stories that each table can fill in as a group and then read at the microphone to make us kiss!

Each story will be different and will be based on something about us as a couple. For example the one below will be a story about 'How we Met' and I will create others such as 'Ben and
Kendel's First Date' and 'Ben and Kendel on their Honeymoon' etc.

Each table will get two sheets of paper - the first with the rules on it, the blanks to fill in with the corresponding 'grammar prompt' as well as some 'grammar reminders' at the bottom :D

The second page is the story itself that the guests will transfer their words onto and then read as a group or in pairs etc. at the microphone!

Hopefully they will be a funny and entertaining way to make us kiss!

Interested in having a custom Mad Lib Kissing Game at your reception? Click HERE to see the listing for this item in my ETSY Shop.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jack and Jill - Carnival Game Posters

Our Jack and Jill is coming up this Saturday! I am super excited and super busy with preparations for the event! With all the little details it has been like planning another wedding!!

My Dad is going over and above (as per usual) and has created some awesome carnival games out of wood (photos to come)! So I created posters for each one to explain the rule and prizes for each!

I thought I would post them so that other couples could get ideas for Jack and Jill games!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Inspired by this...

My Wedding Hair

My childhood friend Karen did a fabulous job of my hair during my trial this past Wednesday!! Who would have thought that we would both go from playing hairdresser and photographer as little kids to now pursuing them as both of our careers!

She incorporated everything I wanted while using her judgment to edit out things that my conflict with each other!

I am super happy with the final result! My 'hair trial' doubled as a hairdo for my graduation that took place that afternoon and everyone just LOVED the hair!!

Thanks Karen! I can't wait for you to do it on the day of!

The hair from all angles:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Florist!

My florist is Awesome!
On top of being artistic, accommodating and let's be honest, patient with my vast vision and various ideas for my wedding flowers, my florist is going to the extent of matching up the flowers in each bridesmaid's bouquet with the boutonniere of their groomsman partner.
Each girl's bouquet is going to be having a different type of sunflower and different coloured mums in them (that will compliment the colour of each of the different skirts) and so my florist offered to match the girl's bouquet with the corresponding groomsman's boutonniere!!
Thanks for going over and above Melissa!!
And word out to the bridal party:
Be sure NOT to disregard your name on your bouquet or boutonniere as they are that way for a reason ;)
Take a look at Melissa's Website Bella's Floral Boutique and her Facebook page!
Fabric Swatches & Names!

Our Invitations:

Outside Cover:

Inside Words:


RSVP Postcard:


Monday, June 7, 2010

Wedding Map!


Now that most of the invites are out I can put up a picture of our wedding map.

Jill Mitchell drew all of the images! I love how it came together and I love that it displays all of the details of our day along with emulating the theme nicely.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hair Choices...


I have my first 'Hair Trial' tomorrow with my friend Karen who has been playing with my hair since we were 5 (and maybe even sooner)!

I am so excited that she will be doing my hair for the big day and can't wait to try out our first 'up-doo' tomorrow!

I think I will start with the braid look... Which style I don't know... We will have to figure that out together!

I put together some braid styles that I like to bring with me tomorrow!

Monday, May 10, 2010

On to more planning and creating!


I just finished Teacher's College and so now I can begin to finish up the wedding planning / creating!

The first priority is to get the invitations ready! So I designed the 'inside' of the invite yesterday:

I also put together two floral arrangements that will be used for ceremony decor:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Flower Girl Hair


Jenna is modeling her hairstyle for the wedding. I want each of my girls to have some sort of braid in their hair (and I will probably have one too!) Isn't it beautiful!?

Thanks for the photos Jenna and Tammy!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Engagement Photos on Jen's Website:


Jennifer Stark, our wedding photographer, posted some of our engagement photos on her site !!

We are really excited to have her as our wedding photographer!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bouquet Elements...


Finalized plan with the florist this past weekend!

Here are some of the elements of my bouquet - I hope it all comes together nicely!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Flower Girl Dress!


What A Cutie!

Our flower girls dresses finally arrived (Thanks for all your help 'Moms' in ordering those!)

This is Makaylan modeling the dress! She is my little cousin and one of the flower girls! Such a cutie! Thanks for posting these photos Crystal!

I can't wait to Hope, Jenna and Hailey in their dresses as well! They will look so cute when they are all together!

We will be taking off the flowers on the front and each girl will get a different coloured sash to match the bridesmaid's sashes!!

Should look really nice! :D

We got the dresses online from 'Flower Girl Dress For Less'

Sunday, March 28, 2010



This is one of the 'photo booth' options at our Jack and Jill - So Ben and I thought we would promote it by taking a picture in it of ourselves!

When looking at the photos later we found that if we put these two side by side it looked pretty funny!!

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