Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Decorations pt2

In my previous post, I mentioned the metal paper pieces I picked up. I was thinking it might be fun to do something like this by mixing those pieces in with some pretty paper (non-metallic). I found this once again at Martha Stewart Weddings. Those people know what to do and they're not messing around.

Monday, January 26, 2009


These are the decorations I found at Polka Dot Variety's going out of business sale :(. I think I could go over these with a light spray of color and then an even lighter spray of gold radiating out from the center. Then, we can hang them from the ceiling and watch them sway. They were only 50 cents a piece!!!! They're huge and I think will make a nice bold presence.

I also found this beauty there. Perhaps we can use this on the favor/candy buffet table (the candy buffet kind of got cut out of the budget, but if there is extra money...)

Off topic...
I got this radical typewriter! It needs to be oiled, but it works!

These don't look like much, but I got a bunch of metal-like sheets of paper to use for decorating and what have you. I also picked up about 200 envelopes for $5!!!

I think this hodge-podge wedding will be really fun once it's all put togevah.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

For fun OKAY?!?

I've been scouring ebay and and vintageous.com for dresses for my lady maids and happened upon a little, rough-looking, yet totally sweet white dress for me :) :) I bid on and won this little get-up. I paid $24 bucks.

I'm thinking, wherever the after party takes us…I might need something a little more festive to change into. Something more light-hearted in case we end up dancing it up at the Madonna Inn. Who knows, but I want to be prepared! I need a little costume change for the later night. I'm going to see if I can repare the bedazzles and chop the bottom so I look over 4 feet tall. Maybe Grandma Phyll will help me!

I can't wait to show you the decorations I found...more on that tonight.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Kate found this amazing idea from Martha Stewart Weddings. Cotton Candy is wound around a stick of rock candy. So pretty. Apparently the color of cotton candy can be customized. I love this. Even if we need to maximize the candy, we could use the rock candy separately.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

One more thing…

I just bid on and won these badical admit one tickets. They were pretty cheap and I was thinking we could stamp a monogram on the back and use them in the invite envelopes or at the reception somehow. The colors are perfect!

Some cool ideas from Martha

I can't find the photo of the candy buffet that Kate and I found in Martha Stewart Weddings, but while searching the site, I found these interesting ideas for the same theme. I like the circus awning over the buffet. Interesting…

A purchase for the candy buffet table + decoration ribbon

I found this beautiful glass vessel for the candy buffet! Target is having a 75% off Christmas sale. Morgan and I are going on a quick road trip tomorrow to some ghost towns and on the way I plan to stop at a target or two to see if they have any others I can snag. This one has a beautiful iridescent finish that isn't easy to see in this photo. Final price: $6.24

They also had some really pretty deep red velvet ribbon. I'm not sure what it can be used for yet, but it was super cheap and it is the accent color so it will be nice in small doses.

My shoes arrived!!

After many days of incorrect routing and giving an alternate address, my wedding shoes arrived two days ago. They are even better than I imagined! Even in the dark, they catch the light. They feel really special when I put them on. I'm totally happy with them and can't wait to wear them for realz.

Hey 3 people that would be interested!

I decided instead of sending out endless email chains, if you're interested, I can post pics of things I find for the big day here for you to see!

Thanks for being interested in the fun of putting this together.

Insane love to you,