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I am happy it’s Friday that’s for sure! I have been getting up so early this week I can’t stand it! It will be nice to get up early on Saturday knowing I can go back to bed!

I love Fridays and I LOVE our save the dates!


In my opinion they turned out great! I could not have done this without my sweet friend Lynny and her sister Darcey! They are both so inspiring and I miss that we all don’t live in the same state anymore. The portrait is the front of the card and on the back is the laid out text. The business card size hotel information is perfect for my guests to slip in their wallet when they are traveling. Then they always have the number of their hotel!

I mailed them out in a black envelope with the Celebrate stamp!


Cheers to our save the dates being done! Now on to the next project!

Happy Friday!


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Where did the tradition of wedding favors come from? A little online research led me to this:

“The custom of wedding favors has been around since Elizabethan England, when Queen Elizabeth I began the tradition of using ribbons to symbolize the bond of marriage. Ribbons would be used as wedding favors; for royal weddings, gold or silver ribbons would be chosen and for all other weddings, blue and white ribbons would be given as favors”.

I am a firm believer in functional, practical favors for my guests. What is someone going to do with one votive candle, or one shot glass with the bride and grooms initials and wedding date? I know that sounds a little harsh, but I think it’s true.

Favors are your gift to your friends and family that come to the wedding. Why disappoint?

Now, I am not saying my favors are going to be the best – but who can’t use a set of salt and pepper shakers?


I got these cute shakers at Beau-coup! Beau-coup even has a favor category titled “Practical Favors” (so I am not the only one with the belief in practicality)! You can find wine openers, luggage tags, and even small martini shakers! Who wouldn’t love a one cocktail martini shaker?

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I have always thought that the United States Post Office needed more “cool, design friendly” stamps than what they usually have. Luckily right now they have these awesome stamps dedicated to Charles and Ray Eames for their “groundbreaking contributions to architecture, furniture, design, manufacturing and photographic arts”.


I am not ready to send my invitations right now! I am not even ready to send my save the dates! So now what? Do I have to use the grand ‘ol flag? On some sites the stamps below are available (but they are worth .41)!


I like the sunflower, even though it does not match my color scheme, it is appropriate for the time of year – summer!


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DIY fabric photobooth

I love this idea! I was inspired by my gal pal Ricci at her wedding! (I will post her photo booth pics as soon as I get them)!


I originally wanted a real photo booth at my wedding but the cost threw that idea right out the window – not to mention that the look of an actual photo booth is pretty drab. This is a much better solution!

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Two ways you can create this look:

1. Draping fabric from heavy yarn (or strin) that is tied between two trees (see above)

2. Staple gun the fabric to the side of something (house, barn etc). Where we are getting married has a carriage house and I plan on stapling the fabric on the side of the house.

Here is the fabric we are using for our photo booth:


Fun huh?

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Dahlias Dahlias Dahlias

I just love them! They are so unique with their vibrant colors and petal design! Bill and I had to change our wedding date (no biggie – all is good) and it works out nicely because dahlias are in bloom in August!


I will be posting more regularly from now on! The past few weeks have been a bit hectic!

P.S. The NEW date is August 8, 2009!

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Save Our Date

I am so excited to show everyone the BEAUTIFUL portrait that my good friend Lynsey painted for our Save the Date cards!

The original painting is 14 x 18. I plan on snapping a few photos of it, bringing it into my computer and designing the save the dates around that! We are also going to use the image for gift tags for our out of town gift bags! I have about 12 pieces of Lynny’s artwork, and I am honored that she offered to do this for us! It makes this whole process that more special!

Thank you so much Lynny – you mean to the world to me!

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Remembering the music

Quick post.

Thank goodness for my trusty iPhone! There is an awesome application on the phone titled “notes”.

I have titled two pages in my notes: Wedding Music Dinner, Wedding Music Dancing. I am never without my phone, so whenever I hear a song that I think would be good for dinner or dancing music – I type it in and voila! I don’t have to mess around with scraps of paper. All the songs we want to hear are at my fingertips – literally!

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