Well, I finished our cake topper today. I covered the letters in glitter so it's more sparkley than ...
Around the Clock Shower - Gift Ideas!
So I'm invited to a bridal shower for my friend, and its an Around the Clock theme. I have never heard of this before, but I absolutely love it. Basically, each invited guest is told of the theme and assigned a time of day. Then the gift you get is supposed to be something the bride would be using at that time of day. So at 11pm, she could be using sheets or lingerie, etc. So fab!
But I have 8 pm... a little early for night time but a little late for dinner time. What do you girls think for gift ideas? I thought of the following things but I haven't narrowed them down to a specific idea yet.
*At 8 pm, she could be entertaining guests - gift ideas: wine glasses, fondue set, ice cream bowls/set, etc.
*At 8 pm, she could be spending an evening with her husband - gift ideas: movies/popcorn machine, gift certificates to dinner and a movie, etc
* At 8 pm, she could be pampering herself before bed: lotions, shower gels, pedicure things, etc.
Does anyone else have any input or gift ideas? Thanks!
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What's happening with my photo uploads?
Why are all of my pictures that I upload turning red? Does anyone know? It happens with all the pics I upload. I even deleted the post and tried on a different day but the same thing happens...
A Sample of my Professional Pics (ZabbyDee)
Our photographer sent us a sneak peek of some of the pictures he took at our wedding. We should receive the full cd of all images once he is done editing them, hopefully within the week.
I am in love with them. He did a phenomenal job! And I got him for an awesome, awesome price... thousands under what most photographers here in Edmonton charge.
I can't stop looking at them!!
Items for Sale
Here are some items I have for sale from my wedding...
1. table runners - 4
made of red satin with a raised velvet damask pattern
6 feet x 18inches - used on my cake table
$30 for all 4
2. one huge piece of fabric - a red sheer organza with raised velvet damask pattern - 5feet x 10feet
5. diamond paperweights - 2 red, 1 aqua
these measure approximately 3-4 inches across. I believe they can be etched with your names and wedding date, but I left them unetched. Will sell for $5 each.
7. girls veil
8. diamond ice cube trays - 5$ for both
9. canopy - used over cake table
white sheer fabric
(Item would be too large to ship - Edmonton area only)
13. napkin covers - 10
made of organza with a black damask velvet pattern.
Sits over the napkin for an added touch of elegance.
I used them on my head table. (they are pictured here over red napkins, but they look great over any color, even white!)
16. Two strings of crystal garland
Each string had 6 strands, and the bunch can be seperated or used together. The pictures don't show how pretty they are, as the flash makes it sparkle so much.
$10 for both bunches
17. Crystal stems for bouquets - 90 stems
Genuine swarovski crystal stems, long enough to fit even calla lillies
I used approximately 30 of these stems in mine and my bridesmaids bouquets (roses and daisies) the stems were more than long enough. They are 16ss across (4mm). They add such a beautiful sparkle to the bouquet.
Will sell all 90 for $50.
18. Crystal branchy stems for bouquets or centrepieces - 24 branches
I bought these for my centrepieces and didn't use them after, because my flowers didn't open. Will sell all 24 for $20.
Ugh - I deleted my post!
So I worked forever on listing all the things I had for sale, and I somehow managed to delete it all. Now I am not happy!!
But if you had your eye on anything, dont worry, it is all still for sale, I just need to relist it all, which is not going to happen at 1:43 am!
For the record, I have lots of diamond items and red damask items for sale from my wedding... table runners, diamond confetti, paperweights, etc...
Pics from ZabbyDee's Big Day (Shots from friends)
My wedding went well.... There were only two things that went wrong, which is really good when I see all the things other people say went wrong. The first was that my hair dresser was unable to do my hair. Someone else had to do it, and they could not do it. I had a simple style, it was back combed and smoothed over on the topand the front pinned back. SImple eh? She did it three times, and nothing. It was flat. I finally broke down in tears and another stylist came along and fixed it in 10 minutes. So after 2 hours, I looked good.
The other thing was that 22 people who RSVPed yes didn't show up. When you have 150 guests, 22 isn't such abig deal, but when you have 75 guests invited, that's almost 1/3 of your seats empty. It was embarassing. But it was a very very cold day (-42) and maybe some people got lost, I'm not sure. We haven't really felt like talking to those people yet to find out.
Other than that, the wedding was amazing. The ceremony was beautiful and precious. We gave our daughter a ring as well, to signify our commitment to ot only our marriage, but our family. We had a unity candle and a reading by my dear friend from the Velveteen Rabbit. Then we had a lot of fun taking pictures downtown - cant wait to see the professional shots.
The reception was so much fun. Our emcee, one of my best friends, Mike, was a hoot. Everyone was laughing the entire time. For us to kiss, the guests had to do crazy tasks, like give their best Newfie accent, or take a shot of my husbands homemade hot sauce (a small bottle the size of Franks Red Hot has 25 Habenaro peppers in it, the hottest pepper in the world). We had a great time.
Everyone raved about the decor, which I liked. I worked really hard on it, and did pretty much everything besides the backdrop. The decorator placed the linens on the head table, but I did all the decor on top of that. Everyone said it was the nicest wedding to ever be at my venue.
One of my favorite parts, besides the decor, was the cake. My husband's grandmother made the cake, and it turned out fabulous. It was so beautiful I didn't want to cut it. But when I did, I was thrilled to find out it was the moistest, softest, most amazing cake I have ever tasted. One layer was lemon (my fave) and one was marble (Steph's favourite), and the top was angel food cake, to freeze for our one year.
The food was awesome, the music was great, everyone looked stunning. If those 22 people hadn't flaked out, ou wedding would have been absolutely, without a doubt, flawlesly perfect. But it was still a wonderful evening and I loved it all.
Tomorrow is the Big Day!
Well this is it, the end of my planning road. I just got home from the hall, where we were decorating. And I must say, it looks freaking amazing. I am so happy with everything. We had our rehearsal tonight, it was really nice. I think everything is going to be beautiful. Except two of my bridesmaids had spray tans and they turned slightly (but not very badly) orange, and they are a little splotchy. Hopefully some make up can fix that.
Well, I won't be back until a few days after the wedding, when hopefully I will have some pics to share. We aren't taking a honeymoon, as my wonderful fiancee is beginning training for a tour of duty in Afghanistan next week. We will take a nice relaxing honeymoon once he is home from there.
Wish me luck, this is it!
Some Pics I like
We are closing in on the day, so I thought I would gather a few pictures I really like to give my photographer. We really wanted an outdoors, urban photo shoot, but we just found out it is going to be -28 degrees Celsius PLUS a wind chill, so I doubt there will be too much outdoor photography going on. *sniff sniff*
But here are my dream pics none the less. I still have all the sparklers, and I hope it isn't too cold to at least get a couple of shots with them. And I have to have some shoe shots. Too cute!
I love the picture of the guys being silly, a big group shot and then one of each of them alone. I think it would be cute to get one of the guys like this and one of the girls.
I'm big on details I think. I want to see pictures of all the small things. Afetr all, they are the things you put so much time and effort into, I want to remember how beautiful the whole day looked.
Wow... 2 days to go eh? Crazy.
Look at Me Go!
You know they say neccessity is the mother of all invention? (or is it the mother of all evil?) Okay I obviously don't know my sayings, but ANYWAY... what I mean is, look at what I made!
My sister does a lot of graphic design and photography and editing and all that jazz, and she was in charge of making everything that needed any form of that - my place cards, seating chart, menu, wine bottle labels (that also serve as table numbers), water bottle labels, programs, etc... Well my sister has been super busy, she has been over run with photography clients this Christmas, and having an eight month old doesn't help. I finally realized there was no way she would get all this done before the wedding on Friday, so I buckled down and taught myself how to use Paint Shop Pro. And I don't think I did too bad! She is still working on the place cards, and the seating chart and program are on the to-do list for tomorrow, but I did the menu, the wine bottle labels, and the water bottle labels all by myself! I am so proud of me!
Need a little help - My (Semi) Final List
Well I never really gave much thought to music. I had the first dance songs picked out and the songs for the ceremony, and that was about all the thought I gave it. Then I saw someones post yesterday which gave a very detailed list of songs that would be played throughout the whole day, and I thought, oh crap, I totally need to think about that. Sooo I did. I thought about it into the very wee hours of the morning. And here's what I surmised.
Blessed Elton John
You Raise Me Up Josh Groban
Season of Love Rent
Ever The Same Rob Thomas
For You I Will Monica
I Knew I Loved You Savage Garden
Thank You for Loving Me Bon Jovi
Could Not Ask For More Edwin McCain
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion
Before You Chantal Kreviazuk
Truly, Madly, Deeply Savage Garden
What A Wonderful World Sarah Brightman
Home Michael Bublé
Yellow - the String Quartet version of Coldplay
Traditional Wedding March
Unity Candle Lighting
The Luckiest Ben Folds
Traditional Wedding Recessional
Introduction of New Couple
Happy Baby Shaye
Dinner All instrumentals
Pachabels Canon in D Major
Kiss From A Rose
Everything I Do
Stand By Me
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Who Wants to Live Forever
Think of Me
When I Fall in Love
Love and Marriage Frank Sinatra
Feels Like Home Chantal Kreviazuk
Cinderella Steven Curtis Chapman
Bridal Party Dance
General Dancing Bride and Groom Requests
Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel
Old Black Rum - Great Big Sea
Wasn't That a Party - Irish Rovers
Life is Beautiful - Sixx:AM
Scolding Wife - Great Big Sea
The Night That Paddy Murphy Died - Great Big Sea
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
California Dreaming - Benny Benassi
Crush Crush Crush - Paramore
Time of My Life - Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
Paper Planes - M.I.A.
The Way I Are - Timberland
Hot and Cold - Katy Perry
Let It Rock - Kevin Rudolf
Beautiful You Are - Deborah Cox
So What - Pink
American Boy - Estelle
Don't Call Me Baby - Kreesha Turner
Heave Away - Fables
I'se Da B'y - Great Big Sea
Underneath Your Clothes - Shakira
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Man! I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
That Girl - Maxi Priest and Shaggy
What are you guys doing for the cocktail hour? Our DJ won't be there yet, and we don't really want people tearing up the dance floor already because we won't be there. Maybe just some soft jazz music?
Also, I love the song SEA OF LOVE by Cat Power, and I really want to use it somewhere special, but I have all of my special songs picked. Can you think of anyway that I can use it? We are staying the whole night to party with our friends and family who came from far away, so we won't havea farewell song... but maybe the last dance of the night song? It is sooo pretty, and it's from my favorite scene of my favorite movie (JUNO). Any suggestions would be great.