Friday, January 4, 2013

Went to the chapel, got married

Photo by a doublin
Custom bridal sash and necklace (necklace not pictured) by Couture Love

5 tips:

■ make sure you have the proper undergarments and wear your dress around the house for a few hours just to make sure.

■ don't skimp on your venue, dress or photographer (something I'm so glad we didn't do).

■ check in with all of your vendors 6 months and 1 month prior to your day.

■ expect for something to go wrong. it will.

■ enjoy the moments. don't rush and take it all in.

So the big day came and went. Now that it's been a few months I can take a look back with some perspective. 2012 was definitely was not felt by me. Spring and Summer came - I didn't really notice. All I had on my mind, was wedding, wedding, wedding! I finally got back in to the groove of things come December when I was able to once again "feel" the seasons, and I'm so happy because Christmas and New Year's were a blast - and I wasn't pre-occupied with little details all floating in my head.  I wanted to take a moment to thank some of my fantastic vendors (list is at the very bottom) and of course share some of my details (and Etsy buys, which I had a lot of!). I did infuse some vintage in there of course, from the hubby's vintage black velvet bow tie, to my brooch bouquet which I made myself with many vintage and new brooches I collected.  I'll definitely always look back and cherish all that was wonderful about the day - which was pretty  much everything. And now I can finally get back to books, cocktails and giveaways!! So stay tuned, as a new giveaway is coming up very shortly! Happy 2013!!

Photo by a doublin
Vintage bow tie from Lollipops and Pistols
Handmade ring bowl by Say Your Piece
Custom hanger by Custom Wedding Hangers
Handmade garter by Ellarye Boutique
Enjoyed some wonderful Dom Perignon, Vintage 2003 which was perfect because that was the year we met.
I made our table numbers and our mason jar centerpiece vases, which were the result of eating about 30 jars of tomato basil soup!
Photo by a doublin
Vintage cake topper by Chocolate Letters and Custom Bird Toppers by Gift Worldz
Photo by a doublin
Bridesmaid dresses from Alfred Angelo
My Jim Hjelm Blush gown came from Mon Amie Bridal Salon

Etsy shops not mentioned or pictured, but a million thanks are in order nonetheless:

My veils came from Simply Wedding Design and Bridal Veils 66
Our handmade rosary came from SG Signature
Our vintage Las Vegas ashtrays for our cigar station came from Betty's Kitschen 
I made little silver pennant flags for our cocktail straws with Japanese Washi tape from Washi Wishes
I had a sixpence in my shoe of course! It came from Kim Kat Designs (Why a sixpence? Answer here)
My vintage wedding band came from Bella Jewelry Shop
The husband's wedding band came from Spexton

"When we met I felt my life begin. So open up your heart and let this fool rush in"

Fools Rush In, Frank Sinatra 1960

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