Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I love sales.... it makes me buy things I don't need (or do I?)

I got an email today from Magnet Street Wedding with a promo code for 20% off your purchase! Now... I know my wedding already past, but hey, we all need personalized stationary, right? haha. Well, I haven't bought anything (yet), but I wanted to pass on the promo code to you readers (if any even exist out there) just in case you DO need stationary of some sort of perhaps for wedding stationary!

The promo code is WGEN331
expires 4/4/10

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Adorable Wedding Invites, for FREE!

iDiy just posted this fantastic free invitation template kit from e.m. papers! Check out how cute these are!!!




to get your free customizable template, go here
(this is for PERSONAL use only)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

an untraditional entrance

I just can't get enough of our wedding :) I love every detail of it!! One of the highlights for the wedding party (and hopefully our guests) was the men's entrance....

luckily, a friend was able to capture it on video for us...

so without further ado...i present to you, Husband and his groomsmen:


I'm married!!!!!! Our Friday wedding was AMAZING!! Husband (formerly known as Fiance) and I are mini-mooning it up at the local beach for the weekend :)

In the meantime, here's one of my favorite pics from the day (from a friend's camera)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Top That, wedding cake!

With a wedding cake topper of course! It was a difficult decision to decide what we wanted as our wedding cake topper. Did we even want one?? Fiance and I had somewhat discussed the idea of a topper, but we kind of just figured we'd throw some flowers on top to make it simple & easy.

but then, a genius idea hit me! and I wanted it to be a surprise. The problem was... it had to be customized... so off I went to my go-to-place for customized work-

I looked for custom cake toppers. My vision was to have our cake topper resemble our characters from our save the date magnets:

So I scoured etsy, looking for someone who could make my idea come to life! And then I discovered Sophia's Workshop. After only a few conversations and a picture of our magnet- she created a sketch for us:

looking pretty spectacular right? I think so!
oh yea, if you're wondering about why my outfit is altered, it's because I asked her to add a flower sash that I'll be wearing with my dress and to put shoes on that resemble my wedding day shoes.

flower sash:


So on Thursday, we get our fedEx package...the one I've been checking the tracking status every day and practically every hour to see when it was going to arrive!

I open up the box, tear the packaging open, and am sooooooo thrilled to see our topper:

I could not be happier. I showed fiance as a surprise..and of course, he loves it too!!

Are you planning on topping your cake with anything special?

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Bachelor Party favors?

I've heard of girls giving gifts to wedding shower/bachelorette party guests...but do men do it? Now, I'm not talking about groomsmen gifts, I'm talking about thank you gifts to the men (groomsmen and non-groomsmen alike) that go to the party and presumably, pitch in for the party. It only seems fair to at least thank the men that are helping pay for the awesome party, right?

So, fiance and I (ok, fine, maybe more me) decided to get small gifts to those attending his vegas bachelor party. Nothing fancy - because frankly, we can't afford it - just something to say "thanks" with.

The problem is: what do you get a bunch of guys, who are going to vegas to party, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? ALCOHOL!

Since some of the guys are already pre-purchasing the booz for vegas, it seemed redundant to purchase more alcohol....BUT, what if it was a small souvenir sized bottle?? ah-ha!

and so fiance and i set out to our local booz shop (Total Wine & Spirits) and purchased some of these small suckers:

yep, small belvedere bottles of vodka.

So, to spruce it up and it make it look more festive- I found a vintage "las vegas" label, courtesy of, i found these:

What's even more perfect is that the label, which I printed onto sticker paper to make into a sticker, matches perfectly with the small belvedere label that came with it!

Using some left over tissue paper and ribbon, I wrapped them up to look more festive and gift-like. I *think* they look good. :) A little more dressed up than without.

Have anyone else done gifts for their fiance's bachelor party? if so, I'd love to hear what you did!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

DIY pocketfold instructions

I made our own pocketfold invites (as seen below) using cardstock I purchased at Kelly Paper Supply, a score board, bone folder, a martha stewart edge puncher, and a handy dandy paper cutter.

The hardest part of making the pocketfolds (in my opinion) were getting the measurements just right. So, I'm going to share with you, the basics, a template, if you will, of how to make the pocketfolds:

Step 1: cut the paper so that it's 10.75" x 6.75"
Step 2 and Step 3 are interchangeable - this was my preference
Step 2: Use the martha stewart edge puncher and punch the design on one side (here, the left0
Step 3: using your score board & bone folder, score the card stock at the appropriate measures (as identified in the picture)
Step 4: create the insert holder

Step 1: Cut the cardstock 2.75" x 4.75"
Step 2: using the same craft edge punch, punch the top of the insert holder to give it the texture you want.
Step 3: score the paper at 1/2" margins on the left and right side & bottom

Now that you've created the pocketfold AND the insert holder, it's time to attach the insert holder to the pocketfold. Place tape along the three margins, fold the margins inward, and attach to the pocketfold.

And that's it!
Fold it up and marvel at your glorious creation! :)