I have decided IF I do favors that they will be homemade, so while searchng different ideas I came a...
Babygirlnaenae: A few pics from our big day :)
Hope everyone is well! I'll fill everyone in soon :) xoxoxoxoxox
BRAND NEW VEIL FOR SALE!!!!
BRAND NEW GREAT PRICE!
Hey Everyone!!! I bought this beautiful veil for my wedding in 2 weeks! But then last night my mom suprised me with the more expensive one I had my eyes set on!!!
This one is beautiful.. I paid $99.99 plus tax for it. I'm willing to let it go for 80.. I'll cover shipping!
It's a 2 tier.. they said it's Ivory but I think it's a very light Ivory. It has scalloped edges with beading. Let me know and I can ship out asap :)
Thanks for looking and Happy Planning!!! I don't know how you all stay blogging into the last two months.. I've been crazy! lol
Love and miss you all!!!
Ohhh and you can dye it darker with TEA!! that's what I was gonna do!
FOR MY DAD AND GROOM :)
Ebay is my best friend!
The future hubby looove transformers.. he actually likes the decepticons better.. but I couldn't get the good guys too!!! So I got the pair! Love them!!! There's more coming for him :) Boudoir being on of the gifts.. and some stuff for the garage :)
And for my dad... I got the cutest I "heart" my Dad cufflinks! He'll love them! "Project get dad to cry" has been put into play! :)
Girls, check out ebay... there are tons of sellers that sell these cufflinks for under and about 10 bucks with a giftbox! I bought my Dad's for like 7 bucks with a gift box.. and it ended up being pink :( So I bought another one on ebay for 3 bucks... black velvet display box :) It's great!!! So look to see what the gift box looks like. I've bought alot of items from Hong Kong lately... took about 2 full weeks to get to me in California :)
ALL YOU 10-10-10 BRIDES!!!
It's 6:15 am here in southern california and I can't sleep... and I"m sitting here crying, just thinking about the fact that so many beautiful brides are getting married today!!!!!!! Congrats to you all!!!!
Sara.. I love your guts and I'm so happy for you and Chase!!!! I can't wait to hear every little detail about your beautiful day!!!!
Congrats to you all and I hope your weddings are simply gorgeous and perfect and the happiest day of each of your lives!
me crying with my sister
cake.. to much..hahha
cupcakes.. she made them :)
bro's g/f made these ones
bm's in the kitchen cooking
my cousins baby meadown
me and my 89 yr old grandmother
me and my mom
me and my sis moh
sis, me and mom
me and bm marcie
me and bm's carolyn
apron kitchen utensil game
me and my girls.. minus 1 in South Carolina
strike a pose
best caramel chocolate pretzels
Meghan bm :)
playing a game
they hid.. so people wouldn't steal their ideas
look at her garter
a little amish looking
they braided tp
all the girls
Stevie won! hello I was born in the 80s
my little buger
the Video game with FH
he's going "gross, coconut" ha
cute gift box
trying so hard not to break ribbons.. no babies yet!
gma says bubble wrap is good exercise
cutest box... my toasting flutes from a bm
me and my second mom
mom of my bm's marce
me and Kayla, bro's g/f
giving sis her hostess gift
her opening it
bm meg 2
her apron, she loved it
I'VE BEEN MIA
BGNN'S BRIDAL SHOWER :)
Okay.. where have I been??? It's just been a crazy few weeks. We got our invites out.. and suprisingly have over half our RSVP's back :) woohoo!!! And then my bridal shower was around the corner... so I decided to make a bridal shower memory scrap book all pre made and waiting for pics.. I love it.. i'll get pics of that later.. but for now, here's my shower!
My sister planned it all and my bridesmaids and mother helped put it all together :) It was AMAZING! the only thing I knew was the colors.. other than that it was a complete suprise.. you can see me crying as I walk in and hug my little sister. She did such a perfect job!
We played lots of fun games.. the best one where she taped my FH asking me questions.. then she'd pause the video, and I'd answer.. each one came with a little story.. I got all but 1 right.. which I still think I was right and he wasn't! hahahahah anywho.. At the end he said he loved me and couldn't wait to get married and girls started crying.. it was perfect!
I actually got really amazing gifts too!!! There was 1 thing I ended up exchanging.. other than that.. they were all beautiful and thoughful and or from my registry.. not that this is something expected.. but to be honest.. I expected alot of STUFF.. you know what I mean? Alot of stuff I wouldn't want or need.. but that's fine... no big deal.. I was pleasantly suprised with so many beautiful wonderful things. Things that I love! It really showed how much my family and friends really know me as a person.. meant alot :)
There are so many more... my friend had an issue with her camera... i'll try to get the cute details tomorrow :)
I hope you all are well.. i'll try to post more often.. miss you all :)
BGNN'S BRIDESMAID ZIP UP HOODIES!
So this is a fun story :) I searched and searched for the famous short sleeve zip up hoodies for my girls. I really wanted silk robes, but my sis and MOH talked me out of it. She was worried people wouldn't be comfortable running around.. and it makes sense.. not to mention the fact that I know sometimes I get hot in them.. I'm def getting one for me for right before I get in my dress :) Just for pics.
Anywho... searched with not much luck. Until one day I found this one at Kohl's online.. and the weird thing is I found them using the find.com... not on kohl's. I searched every clothing line I knew of.. that carries plus mind you.. and no luck.. even on kohl's.. but it came up on the find! wth.. so they were normally 38, on sale for 16.. and I had a 25 dollar coupon.. AND if you opened a credit card you got 30 percent off!!! Awesome! So total for 6 girls... my MOH is not plus sized.. would be about 48 bucks total after shipping and my gift card! not bad right???
So now, pink or black... These are super frilly girly hoodies.. so I went with pink to see all the details. They come in.. and not so much. Too many details.. made them kinda funky... SO I decide to return and get the black... I was so worried they'd be out of them since it was 2 weeks later and they were already on sale! nope!! they had them, and they were 7.60 now!!! woo woo!!!! But I can't use that one time 30 off anymore.. BUT I found 20% off discount code online! I really think something was wrong with the search engine on the site.. b/c I searched for every possible name for these guys on the site with no luck... I bet that's why they still have them in stock at such a low price! anywho...
I got all 6, in black.. after my 20% off and my returned gift card.. I paid lik e19 bucks out of pocket! Oh and I couldn't exchange since it was online only.. but when I returned.. they pointed me to a kiosk in the store.. If you order online there at Kohl's, it ships to your home FREE... score!!!!!
Okay, so sometime last year FH and I got these Iron on rhinestone decals in downtown LA and we ironed them on last night.. came out great!!! Sorry the pics suck so bad.. but I'm super excited for pics with these!! woohoo!!! should be great!!!!
IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED:
GIFT'S FOR GROOMS PARENTS
BGNN'S PARENT'S GIFTS :)
Last week I finished getting gifts for the FH parents. I'm order handkerchiefs for my parents and his. I wrote one to my dad and his mom.. and FH wrote one to his dad and my mom :) They're cute.. I'll show those as soon as they come in... but we were trying to come up with a little something extra for his parents. I ended up finding different Mother of the Groom Compacts that they only sell in the UK! what the heck??? USA is too good for MOG compacts?? lol Not just one.. but like 5 different styles...weird
So anywho there were about 25-35 US dollars.. but I went on Ebay.. found one for about 15 with shipping!!! what??? So then I saw that they combine shipping so I looked at the other items they had.. and they had some silver FOG cufflinks with a tie pin in a cute box.. perfect! All together about 26 bucks! score!!!!!!!!!
I called the FH, he liked it... so it was done! hahaha Whatcha think???
BGNN'S CAKE LETTERS!!!
Hey hey hey! So last night... first night of wedding invites being done! woo woo!!! I was like...omg I have so many little projects that sound like fun... what to do?!!? So I decided to get these guys out of the way! I bought these letters months ago.. Love.. ties into my love birds theme. I painted them white and then blinged out the trim of them. They'll be on the cake table.. not sure how yet. I'm actually thinking about connecting them in a cool way.. like high, low, high low placement but connected to a wood platform so they are standing up.. hmmmmm Gotta get the FH's creative juices flowing in the garage :) I'll keep you all posted :)
Calculations.. tons of these sheets
All in a row
Carolyn Helping :)
Seals with Rhinestones!!!!!
Homemade RSVP Envelopes
RSVP helper lable :)
BELLY BAND PRE SCORED BY FH
CLOSING AND GLUING BELLY BAND
CLOSE UP BELLY BAND PATTERN
CLOSE UP OF SEAL
WAX UP CLOSE
BACK OF OUTER ENVELOPE
PRAISE THE LORD!!!
BGNN'S INVITATIONS = DONEZO!!!!
Thank you to the heaven's above! b/c I really don't think I could have worked on these one more day! lol
But I love them more than I imagined. They're exactly what I wanted. And no joke, they weigh 4 ounces each! That's insane! I always knew I wanted a pocketfold.. I just think there were alot of little things that ended up causing so much grief that we could of avoided.
1st... we MADE the pocketfolds. If you're on a budget... great savings, but it was a headached. The paper was 20 dollars as opposed to 95 for the pocket folds.
We matted everything. I could have just printed the border to avoid all the extra work.
We decided to do the style where the pattern goes all the way to the edge, unfortunately most printers, including at kinkos... have rollers that pull the paper through the machine, so they can't print to the edge... so you have to print on slightly larger paper, print, and crop. Who'd of thought!
We had a bad experience with getting our paper professionaly cut. They had dull blades and frayed about 50 dollars of paper.. so we decided to cut every single piece by hand. 90 invites x 14 pieces of paper per invite. yah... took us over a month after work. I'm exhausted. but again.. I love them :)
We MADE the rsvp envelopes. We had a standard 5x7 pocketfold, but the smallest envelope you can buy is an A2 which is just over 5" long... I didn't want it vertically in there.. so we made our own. Cut them out, scored them, glued and added double sided tape with a little label to explain what it was. It was see through red, and after everything we did to these babies.. I was making it as easy as possible for my guests to respond ASAP! lol
We also lined all our inner and outer envelopes with patterned paper. We used glue.. DONT!!! use double sided tape. The glue expands a bit when it drys and caused the envelope to ripple. So we ironed every single envelope!!! crazy! but it helped a ton!!!
We handwrote the outter and inner envelopes. I had thought long and hard and decided I would find a pretty font and print them.. then I went to a family function and my Aunt said, "you are handwritting the addresses right?" "yes, yes I am" lol I've followed every other ettiquette rule.. why break this one! lol
After cutting all the cards and green matting to the perfect size.. attaching them all with double sided tape... We realized the thickness of the cards made them wayyy too thick for the pocketfold. so we had to trim the green on the right and left from each card... oh yay! lol
So anywho.. a pocketfold, with the main invite, matted, and ribbon wrapped around where the pattern and white meet. The white is iridescent.. I know that doesn't show well in my pics. The green is irridescent too :)
The cards: Map, Reception, Accommodations, and RSVP. Once it's all folded up, we added a belly band of our pattern with a seal. I made the seals and bands on irridescent paper as well and added 3 rhinestones to each seal.
Then that went into the black inner envelope. I hand wrote the guests names and sealed them with a wax seal. I actually made the seals on a cookie sheet and then attached them to the envelope with glue. That way I could do them early, and so that any ugly ones got tossed. :)
Then that went in the outer white mailing envelope that was already hand addressed but I printed the backs late last night.. no way in heck was I hand writing our return addy label.. I couldn't do it! So I made a cute little emblem with a tree and birds with our return addy and printed our monogram on the back of the envelope.
So anywho.. here they are!! And I'm back! I have 11 emails of "brides I'm watching" to catch up on! Can't wait to see what you have all been up to!!!!
SO EXCITED FOR THESE!
BGNN'S CUSTOM BEVERAGE NAPKINS!!!
So following with our Love Birds and Love theme... I got these made! I think they speak for themselves!!! hahahahha So in love with them.. it's not even funny! hahahahha
I got them off the knot when they were on sale.. 100 black and 100 white for the cocktail hour.. I also picked up the extra black and green for a steal at Ikea months back! Got about 5 pkgs of each for like 1.50 each! woo woo!