That’s literally the way my MOH now addresses herself in email communications with me.
Now that you saw the beautiful outcome of our save the dates, let me tell you the story of our plans for wedding invitations and save the dates…
Personal Photo of MOH and her Hubby
You see my MOH, pictured above, has been my best friend since we were both extracted from the South and moved to the Frozen Tundra [read: Chicago, IL]. We know exactly how the other one thinks and sometimes that’s a bad thing.
Case in point, she was going to work on my invites and Save the Dates as part of her wedding gift to us… BUT then all of a sudden she dropped off the face of the earth [read: interwebs and mobile phone]
Remember our inspiration for our Save the Dates…. here’s how they came out. I present to you the long hard journey ending in the beautiful creation of our Save the Dates…
This is what we are aiming for in postcard form:
First of all, we took a BILLION photos with FSIL (our wedding photographer). Because she’s an arteest and it has to be just so. BTW I’m glad she is, because these came out perfect! For most of the photo trials I was desperately trying not to laugh….
Throughout my intense wedding/bridal blog reading I have been unable to find a Save the Date that really “gets me.” UNTIL my fabulous, wondrous MOH sent out her Save the Dates. They were classy but funny, adorable with personality- everything I ever wanted. I was both happy and extremely upset with her. It was everything I wanted in a Save the Date…
Due to my Bridal Zombie Flu, I have spent a lot of my time around and reading old wedding blogs. While pooling over older posts by 10,000 Only I found a link to a wonderful website that allows you to make Free puzzles! What a perfect addition to our informational packets or Kid’s Table Activities. Who doesn’t love a fun and free activity?
For the young kids (ages 10 and below) we made a Wedding-related word search.
And for our families (who happen to love the Sunday Crossword) we made a personalized crossword to include within our OOT bag informational folders.
After finding this online I had to make this work for the modern DIY wedding. Who didn’t love rainbow crayons as a kid? And who doesn’t love cheap, custom, and colorful kid’s favors?
Jas Family Fun
Ahhh wedding binders… how beautifully you lure us newly engaged women into you- thinking that a beautiful, odd-shaped binder really can work for us. How little we know…. but don’t think this blogger was immune to its siren song. I was most definitely not.
Barnes and Noble
Simple and stunning, sold! This was a great binder to work from when you are still in the very preliminary planning stages. However, I realized once I started paying vendors that it’s stunning-ness left much to be desired. And a very large, very messy pile of wedding-related papers on our office floor.
As sung to the tune of the Beatles…. anyway! Let’s take a look take a look through time at my ever changing hair… and then discuss what the HECK I’m going to do with this mane for the wedding…
85- Nothing I could really do about it at that point, but look at that amazing flip I’ve got going on…
86- When was my hair curly?!
90- Long with weird bangs and a bad smile.
You may remember, in our last Cherry Bud installment, that we were looking for flower girl dresses? We did finally pick one and buy it online from a company called Girls Dress Line. See if you can recognize it! Just take a look at our Petal Sprinkler…
Beginning with the obligatory getting ready shots of the little Princess….
… Or Flower Girl if you prefer to call her that. You’ve met the Ring Bearers now meet the little Flower Girl. Here she is with her brother and cousin, who are considerably bigger than her then 2 year old self.
We’re not too worried about her making it down the aisle, since she has two very goal-oriented boys to walk with, and because I will buy her a great big lollipop and have someone hold it at the end of the very short aisle.
But juuuust in case our soon to be 3 year old Flower Girl doesn’t make it all the way down the aisle, or sprinkle a single petal… Bliss Florist will have “pre-sprinkled” petals. So we’ll still have a beautifully sprinkled aisle resembling this:
Jenni Goldman Photography