Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wedding Weekend Projects with Lee

Lee visited Salem this weekend, and we were able to complete a few wedding projects.

For our ceremony, we made decisions on songs and readings.  The parents, grandparents, and bridal party will be walking down the aisle Air on the G String by Bach.

I will be walking down the aisle to this version of the wedding march:

This song will be our special music during the lighting of the unity candles:

And we will be walking up the aisle as a married couple to this song!

My brother will be doing our readings.  Here are the readings from the Bible we have chosen:

Jeremiah 29:11-13  
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, 
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

1 Corinthians 13:1-8
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, 
but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, 
but do not have love, I am nothing.  
If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, 
but do not have love, I gain nothing.
 Love is patient, love is kind. 
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 Love never fails.

A couple of other fun things.  I got Lee's pocket square in the mail this weekend.  They did not have pocket square in our color at Mens Wearhouse, so I had to order online.  I ended up getting a good deal; the pocket square, with shipping, was under $10!

Lee will wear this in his tuxedo's pocket

I also was able to work on the wedding invitation suite, since I am designing my own.  This picture is kind of blurry, but you can get the general idea.  There will be two pages sent with our invite.  The first will be the invitation and the second will be the information and a detachable RSVP postcard.  The third page you see is the back side of the information/RSVP postcard.  To RSVP, guests will detach the pre-stamped bottom portion of the second page on a perforated line.

We are going to print the invites on white or cream shimmer paper.  I would like to either tie something around the 2 pages or put a belly band around them to keep them together.  The tie or band could be turquoise to introduce our color scheme. 

Here is one last wedding project we started but did not finish this weekend: escort cards. We are going to be making wax seals to put on each escort card.  Lee's mom does calligraphy, and we are going to have her write them out for us.  Here is our inspiration and our tester card:


This seal has wedding bells, but we also bought a wax stamp with hearts

We didn't use real wax to make our version.  We used hot glue, a wax stamp, and silver spray paint to achieve the same effect.  We found the cards at the dollar store in packs of 50 for 25 cents a piece.  The back of a card will have a printed off sticker designating which tables the person can sit at.  We will not be having individual seating place cards, but these will serve as a guideline so family can sit closer to the head table. 

Lots of to-do list items were conquered this weekend!  I love crossing things off my list. 


  1. You were very productive! Great job to the both of you!

  2. Good work! The invite set looks awesome! Also, love the song choices...especially the Colbie song, I'd never heard that one :)