Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Save the Dates!

I have been working on options for save the date postcards, and I need your help!  Below are some of the save the dates I have created.  Here are my questions for you!

1) Which is your favorite front design?  Keep in mind the picture can be changed.  Also, the colors can be modified as well. 

2) Which is your favorite back design?  The back will be printed in black and white.  Again, keep in mind the picture can be changed. 

3) Out of the featured pictures, which is your favorite picture for the save the dates?  If there is a different picture from our engagement photo shoot that you think would also work, let me know!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Finished Flowers

Awhile back, I mentioned I had been working on my wedding flowers.  I took a short break from making them, but I am happy to report I have finally finished all of the flowers!

I made 6 bridesmaid bouquets and a toss bouquet for the reception.  Here is a picture of all of the bouquets lined up above my cabinents:

I also made the boutonnieres and corsages.  I used turquoise ribbon to wrap the stems of the boutonnieres and corsages.  However, for parents and grandparents, I used white ribbon.  Overall, I kept them pretty simple.  You can see examples of both below.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Paper Products

Recently I have worked on a couple of paper products for the wedding.  First, I worked on a guestbook instruction sheet which will be framed and placed by the guestbook.  It includes our monogram and the fonts that I will use on the rest of our formal paper products, such as menus and programs.

I also made a fun, playful I Spy worksheet so people have something to do during the reception!  Also, this will ensure that people take pictures (and hopefully post them to facebook) of our wedding reception.  I found this idea on Pinterest

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Oh Happy Day

It is with abounding excitement that I write this post.  Lee and I got a few e-pics emailed to us today!  The rest of the pictures will be edited and in our hands in the near future.  :)  Our photographer must be editing chronologically, because most of these photos are from the beginning of the shoot.  Enjoy! 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Getting Around Town - DIY Map

Last night, Lee and I were able to pick up the remaining silk flowers I need to make the bouquets!  Since I'm in Portland for the weekend, I couldn't finish the bouquets just yet.  Instead, I decided to try my hand at designing a map of Grand Forks to include with our invitations.  It's nice to have Lee around to provide feedback on what looks good.  :)  But I would like to have your feedback too!  Is there anything else needed on the map below?

The red route shows the easiest route (with the fewest turns) to take from the church to the reception.  As you can see, there are many ways to get to the reception, though!  Also, this route takes everyone past the three hotels we have made group reservations at.  That way, anyone who needs to stop at the hotel between the ceremony and the reception will be able to.

It was quite simple to make the map.  I Google-Mapped Grand Forks and took a screen shot of the area I wanted to feature.  I then took a screen shot of the map, pasted the shot in to Microsoft Paint, cropped the image, and saved it as a jpeg.  I then opened the image in Microsoft Word.  I drew lines over the major roads and landmarks in the appropriate colors and labelled them with text boxes, clip art, and images from online. 

To finish it all off, I deleted the original Google Maps image from the background. I then took another screen shot of the Word Document, cropped the image again Paint, and saved the image you see above as a jpeg.  I love computers.

I'm not sure what will be next on the DIY agenda.  I feel like I have been going full speed ahead on these projects and may need to slow it down for a little bit.  I don't want to run out of projects to do!  :)