Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On Weddings

I don't have a writing post for you today. I wanted to have one, but it would probably be similar to yesterday's. That IS the problem I'm dealing with currently, after all, and I don't want to bore you with the repetition. If you check back later tonight, I'll update you on my word count for the day. :)

In the meantime, I hope you won't begrudge me a little bit of narcissism. As I've mentioned before, I'm marrying my best friend in November. We're not the wealthiest people alive (I'm a nanny/writer and he's an artist...draw your own conclusions :P), so we're taking on a lot of the work ourselves. In fact, the only outside vendor we've hired is our photographer. I handmade all the flowers for the bouquets and boutonnieres, as well as the centerpieces for the tables. I'll be making the escort cards myself too, and we'll be designing and printing our own invitations in the next week or two. But right now, I really want to show you all my flowers and centerpieces.

I don't really think of myself as a crafty person. That's more my mom than me. But over the past few months, I've discovered that I'm actually craftier than I thought, and that I genuinely enjoy sewing. Who knew? Anyway, on to the pictures! Please excuse the poor quality...they're cell phone photos. :/

These are the boutonnieres. The top row is: groom, man of honor, best man, groomsmen. Bottom row: FOB, FOG, groomsmen

This is my bouquet. :)

The green bouquet is for the toss. The others belong to the bridesmaids.

These are the centerpieces. They'll have cupcakes on them at the reception, since we opted for those instead of a giant cake. They're made from flower pots, if you can believe it. :)

There's your first sneak peek at our wedding! I'll be back later this evening to let you know how writing goes today, but for now, happy Tuesday! :)



  1. That is so cool, J! We made our own invitations, too. I was A LOT of work, but they were unique and unforgettable and I don't regret the extra effort at all. I can't wait to see pictures of your wedding. :)

  2. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE!!!!!! So gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow, incredible and unique. These really are wonderful. Congratulations :-)

  4. How cute J!!!! I love seeing these! :) If you need anything let me know!

  5. I think you're going to have the most awesome wedding ever.

  6. These are great, J! If I weren't already married, I'd definitely beg you to design everything for me=)


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