Thursday, August 30, 2012

23 Days

I can't believe I'm getting married in 23 days ahhhhh!

Kc and I are off to get our Marriage License tomorrow and to have our final meeting with the deacon! I'm so glad to have a long weekend to get lots of wedding crafting accomplished. I have lots of little banners to assemble and paint among other creative tasks to complete.

I'd love to make something like this for the dessert table but ours mights say "How Sweet It Is..." but that's pretty long- we'll see how much patients I have!

Also! I am 100% stealing this idea because I love it! We already have the wheel and everything...and look! She's got our date! Both of these found on this lovely etsy shop. She has all sorts of neat things.

I've been hand doing all of our lettering. It appears that she uses stencils...or maybe she's just that amazing. Something to definitely consider if you are making your own and aren't exactly confident in your painting/lettering abilities. These are really easy to make, just a bit time consuming. I can post a "how to" explaining how I made mine once I start working them this weekend.

I STILL have to cut out our table squares. I know, I know! Just do it already! I will. This weekend.

My mom got us our little bird's nest for our rings! I have yet to have seen it but I'd love to achieve something like this (also found on etsy):

We've got the lemonade stand to build and our photobooth backdrop to create! All of the fun stuff at this point. :) I went to the dentist today and she asked if I am sleeping haha! Yes, I am sleeping quite well. In fact I think I'm more tired than usual and yes, stressed but ecstatic! My schedule at school is awesome this semester and is leaving adequate time for planning and working and the never-ending journey of staying organized and on top of things. I expect the next few weeks to get a bit crazier but I'll manage, as we always do. :)

Happy Planning! 


Monday, August 27, 2012

Something Old & Borrowed

Evening Friends!

All summer I've been gearing up and doing a lot of thinking about where I want to go from here. I don't want to be designer...I just don't have it in me. I don't have it in me to take criticism from clients who know nothing about design! Congrats if you do...that takes a lot of self constraint and patience.

So what shall I do? I love taking old things and making them new. I have a design background. And I also love event planning. I have learned that through the course of planning my own. While I may be stressed doing it, it's different sort of stress than designing stress. It's not in a self-depleting sort of way where no matter what you make it never quite feels good enough. And it's not the kind of stress where you're forced to create things that just don't come naturally. Anyway, a little off track here...I decided that I could create a blend of the three- especially while Vintage Events are very in. 

Two words- Vintage Rentals, particularly for weddings and photo shoots as well as events like Tea Parties, Bridal Showers etc... I get to keep my vintage inventory full of fresh stock that I love creating while selling pieces that have been around a while (and are still in good shape). While there are all sorts of vintage themed weddings out there for us to drool's not that easy to come by great pieces for a reasonable price. Most people don't want to purchase furniture or the accessories themselves and certainly don't want to take the time to refinish them the way they want. Who has the time to do all of that? And what do you do with it in the end? You rent them instead. :)

I'm sooo excited to get this started as a branch of our current store Timeless Trends Boutique. I plan to work on all of the branding and such as my senior capstone project...if I don't make all of it before I get to next semester! Pictured are a couple pieces that I picked up as part of our starting inventory as well as some other pieces that would be great for a rental.

If you are interested in renting some of our pieces for your event let us know! You can contact us through the store site or on here- we have a large collection of pieces as well as a space you can rent to hold smaller events (tea, themed birthday, showers etc...)

Happy Planning!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

1 month to go...ah!

Needless to say, we're getting down to the wire!

I cannot believe we're actually at the one month mark. I thought it would never come. Never come time to really be worried about all that was to be done; Never come time to have an excuse to be fully emerged in wedding stuff. Well, it's time! It's here! I'm fully emerged! Wow!

Being that I am now in Philadelphia and classes have begun, you can imagine that the next month is going to be totally crazy. There is so much to get done!

  • Schedule and have final fitting and alterations done on my dress.
  • Order Rentals
  • Finish up burlap decorations
  • Make Photo Booth backdrop
  • Finish tagging jars
  • Finish making chalkboard
  • Get Kc a bowtie
  • Get gifts for all those people we get gifts for
Goodness. Anyway, here a few pics of somethings I actually was working on a while back and just never really got a chance to post.

You may recall this birdcage that I posted pictures of a while back. Well here is the little banner that is going on it. I just have to decide how much cleaning up to it I'm going to do.

These little gems are to tie onto our chairs! Just simple little burlap pennant banners that I used acrylic paint on. I think I just used a pencil to make the holes to put the twine through.

Happy Eve


Sunday, August 12, 2012

40 days

Happy Sunday!

Today was a lovely day! And I got many things accomplished with the help of my sister. 

9:00 It was an early start as I arrived at Justine's church, (my bff) to sing with her at her church. It went really well, I had a lot of fun and it got me in a good mindset for the day.

11:30 Annie and I had an appointment with the Hair and Make Up artist(?) She did a test run on our hair which went quite well. We decided not to post pics and leave it to be a surprise but I will tell you that pretty braids were featured in both of our updo's :) We were able to multi task and order the favors while Lauren did our hair! Two things to cross off the list at once- check and check!

1:00 We began crafting! Or cleaning rather haha. We're using vintage china so we began pulling that out and loading into the dishwasher. Next! Wash jars! Yeah not the most exciting thing ever but you gotta do the dirty work first right?

Alright time for the fun part, the jars! Finally all washed up we began tagging. Remember those tags I made in a previous post?

Find out how I made these here.

They're being tied to the mason jars so everyone's cup already has their name on it!

Scout wanted to know what was so interesting :P
I can't wait to see what they look like topped off with an old fashioned spiral straw!

Happy Planning!