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#11 KittenHeart

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    Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:42 PM

    For d©cor we decided on natural colored paper lanterns and white string lights. I bought 30 paper lanterns in 3 different sizes from Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.

    Those aren’t the string lights we’re using; I ordered frosted white string lights on a white wire from Click the image to open in full size.

    I then wanted to somehow incorporate the Italian tradition (I’m half Italian) of the 5 Jordan per guest that represent wishes for Health, Wealth, Happiness, Longevity, and Fertility
    I bought mint chocolate Jordan Almonds since they look like birds eggs and are my colors and little organza bags for them:
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    At the last second I opted out of DIYing the escort/placecards due to time. I found Click the image to open in full size.

    I am having a Manzanita branch “tree” since I love them. I collect vintage bird themed playing cards, punched a hole in them and hung them from the branch. I am not bringing the branch in the photo with me, customs doesn’t allow it so I had to rent one.
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    More to come...

    #12 KittenHeart

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      Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:43 PM

      I have gathered up pictures of my and FI’s family’s wedding photos and framed them to decorate the guest book table:
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      I kept putting off getting a cake cutter and knife set. Finally the other day it dawned on me that I recently received a full set or 2 of silver from my grandmother. I bought some silver polish and had FI get to work on polishing it up and it’s like brand new! I tied ribbon around it and this is what we’re using (it’s so shiny the glare from the flash kept messing up the photo so sorry for the bad pic)
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      As for table numbers I wanted to do something a little different. I’ve been collecting vintage playing cards that have birds on them and got lucky with getting 2 of each. These will be my table “numbers”
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      I bought a chalkboard from Click the image to open in full size.

      I bought these signs to hang from our chairs at the reception:
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      More to come...

      #13 KittenHeart

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        Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:43 PM

        OOT Bags:
        I have a hookup with someone that works for a corporate gift service so I got major discounts on the following:
        Bridesmaids beach bags (with vintage lady deco cards attached) Click the image to open in full size.

        Groomsmen messenger bags (with vintage rook cards attached) Click the image to open in full size.

        Guests mesh beach bags Click the image to open in full size.

        White board dry erase door hanger with pen attached (I got blank ones and sold the ones in the photo) Click the image to open in full size.

        Vanilla lip balm (had the custom stickers made by Click the image to open in full size.

        Got the following from Oriental Trading Company
        Maraca keychain Click the image to open in full size.

        Chilli pepper notepads Click the image to open in full size.

        Deck of cards
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        Sunglasses (the white are glow in the dark!)
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        These are for all the wedding party day of for cool pix Click the image to open in full size.

        More to come...

        #14 KittenHeart

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          Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:44 PM

          I made these keycard/tip holders, ebay for the card holder, punch and coil for the wristlets & Vista Print for the business card inserts Click the image to open in full size.
          I ordered these vanilla scented candles from Beau Coup and put our monogram stamp/sticker on it
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          I ordered custom matches from weddingchannel.com
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          I also made Just in Case kits with First Aid kits I got from Target for $1 each. I added 2 packets of Emergen-C & 2 packets of Emergency and individual packets of B1 vitamins which is the vitamin that you become deficient in when you drink and causes a hangover. FI and I made the sticker we put on top of the kits
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          I bought these recently for the groomsmen and FI immediately picked out his color
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          Instead of Spanish for Dummies, I decided on Cocktails for Dummie which I found in the Target $1 section for 50% off! The group I’m going with is mostly friends and more of a party group and they are always trying to come up with a new drink or fun shot so I thought this would be more appropriate:
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          I also had OOT bag tags made by on Click the image to open in full size.
          She also made me escort & place cards but they didn’t photograph right for some reason.

          More to come...

          #15 KittenHeart

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            Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:45 PM

            Created and printed:
            I downloaded and printed this door hanger for me while I’m getting ready Click the image to open in full size.

            I also downloaded these Tree Programs from marthastewart.com. On the front is says “What tree did you fall from?” Then you match up your birthday to the tree and it reads you like a little horoscope. It has nothing to do with anything except that it’s something to do while people are seated for the ceremony. I punched a hole through the back side and put black ribbon through to hang from chairs Click the image to open in full size.

            We made our own menu’s using Microsoft Publisher; it was very easy to use:
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            We also created a sign for our signature drink, which I spent an evening with some of my girls making 3 different recipe options and doing lots of taste tests to decide. We ended up with a Sparkling White “Swangria” which I know, it’s cheesy but it cracks me up since we’re having a bird theme:
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            I also made postcards at VistaPrint to have everyone fill out at the farewell brunch the following morning noting down advice or their favorite moment of the trip and then I’ll have my MOH stick these in the mail once a week so we can continue to be reminded of our day. I got this idea from someone else on the forum, I don’t remember who but it’s brilliant!
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            Our BM created our wedding day Timeline that we printed out on cardstock and put in the OOT bags:
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            Clothing:

            I bought this tank top for our flight and made this hoodie as well:
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            More to come...

            #16 KittenHeart

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              Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:45 PM

              I made this for FI to wear on our way to Mexico as well, cracks me up 
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              Some bikinis!
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              I could go on with clothes but at 12 Word Doc. Pages I figured I should stop somewhere. I hope you all enjoy this and I wish you all amazing weddings, hope it helped!

              #17 damaris

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                Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:55 PM

                Wow you did so much and it all looks so great. I gotta get to work LOL
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                #18 *HOLLY*

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                  Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:57 PM

                  Amazing Amy just amazing. It makes me want to be part of your wedding :)

                  #19 Kimmysals

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                    Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:04 AM

                    Wow, you are one busy bride! All this is great and you have some really unique ideas here. Thanks for taking the time to share it all.

                    #20 *Meagan*

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                      Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:05 AM

                      AMY! everything looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!! You are going to have such a great time!!! Cant wait to see your wedding day pics!!! COngrats!




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