Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ring Bearer Pillow-DIY

my supplies
putting the final stuffing in pillow!

finished product!

I was looking at the prices for the ring bearer pillow and was shocked. I'm already a cheep person but they were over $20 bucks at two different stores so I thought I'd take on the challenge of making my own. I first found the fabric, I picked a shiny ivory color and it was under 2 bucks for a 15x15 piece. Then I picked out some ribbon around $2.50 for the entire roll. I saw a photo of a ring bearer pillow online and instead of rings it replaced it with a flower so I took that idea and found an artificial ivory rose to put on top. ($3) I don't have a sewing machine so I pinned the 2 pieces together 12x12 and flipped it inside out and started hand sewing. I wouldn't say it's perfect but worked well...with only about 2 inches left I turned it back right side out and stuffed it with some pillow stuffing I found at Michaels ($3) and sewed the rest shut. I tied on the ribbon and glued the flower on top with super glue. Total cost fewer than 10 bucks! I was pretty impressed and Ryan said it didn't look half bad haha. I think I could get into do it yourself projects, especially if it helps me save some cash for the wedding!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cake Topper!

I keep getting all my online wedding purchases in the mail and the other day I got our cake topper. It was a little weird to get a big 'M' in the mail knowing that will soon be my new name! I ordered in online and got it for a steal only about 10 bucks! It's got a gold tint which will match my cake perfect. Ryan and I went cake tasting over Easter and picked out a 3 tier wedding cake. It will be white cake with a almond butter frosting with chocolate fondant on top and fake leaves draped down from the top. We're also having sheet cakes too for our guests. I didn't want to spend 1/3 of my budget on cake so this was an affordable way to have lots of cake for everyone.
We have Ryan's cousins wedding this weekend and I'm pretty excited! Plus, as Ryan says we can see how his family acts at a wedding before our big day! haha
Until next time-much love!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wedding Veil Arrived!

My wedding veil arrived in the mail today!  I have to be honest ordering a veil online for the biggest day of your life is a little scary but it was beautiful!  I'm going for a vintage style wedding in the first place so I was leaning toward a birdcage style veil and decided on this one with a detachable feather clip.  My dress is ivory lace and this will hopefully be the perfect compliment to my big day!  I'm planning on wearing the veil and clip for the ceremony and just the feather clip for the reception.  My jewelry is being custom made by a lady at my work and all the beading in the clip matches the ivory pearls I'm wearing!
Trying the veil on tonight, I got a little teary eyed.  I've had a couple moments before with the dress but this put the entire outfit together for me!  Ryan was pretty cute too, he didn't want to see it on me and insisted I keep my bedroom door closed when I was trying it on.  Can't wait till I get to see him on the big day!   The photos I attached are from the the lady I ordered them from...  she had some beautiful veils and I fell in love with the feather clip with the ivory golden center.  The birdcage veil will look just like the second photo but with my clip attached!

First Post

This is my first official blog post!  For being such a computer nerd, I'm surprised I haven't jumped on the blogging boat sooner!  My bestie Maria... got me excited about the blogging world so I jumped on board!  I'm 5 months away from my wedding and getting very excited!  Lots of little planning has been going on in the recent months and I still have a lot of small projects left to do!