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Our April 2011 Moon Palace Wedding * Lots of Pictures on Pages 1, 3 & 5*


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#41 mochamakes3

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    Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:08 AM

    Thanks Ladies for all the compliments. Now that I am back, and married to an amazing husband, I can post a few more of the last minute details.

     

    Caramilk Favors

     

    We decided to make Caramilk bars for favors and I redesigned their labels just for us. We picked Caramilk's because they are distinctly Canadian.

     

    Here is the label:

     

    Caramilk Wrapper.png

     

    And here is hubby assembling them.

     

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    I also hand painted a fuchsia parasol for our photos:

     

    1. Printed out "Just Married" on a wide format printer, cut out the letters and used adhesive spray to attach them to the parasol. I tried pinning but that made little holes, and tape wouldn't stickWedding Week 071.jpg
    2. Carefully traced the letters in pencil and removed the stencil. I stuck the parasol between couch cushions to hold it up straight. Wedding Week 072.jpg
    3. Did a quick outline with black paint and the filled in letters with black acrylic paint (I mixed in a little pearl so it wouldn't be as matte)Wedding Week 074.jpgWedding Week 075.jpg
    4. Let it dry for overnight and did another coat to make sure the letters really stood out. Wedding Week 084.jpg

     

     

    Revised Bridesmaid Bouquets

     

    I decided to take them apart and added rhinestone stephanotis just for some extra bling.

     

    Wedding Week 058.jpg

     

    My Second Veil

     

    Since I wasn't going to be wearing my first dress, I needed a veil that matched my new dress. Initially, I planned on making a long veil with a lace trim, but due to time constraints, I eliminated the lace and also decided that a really long veil would be too formal for me. But here is how I quickly made my DIY veil.

     

    1. Laid out fabric and folded it into thirds to approximately the length I wanted. Wedding Week 076.jpg
    2. Cut the bottom edge into a rounded shape, I did this freehand so it's not perfect, but gets the job done. Wedding Week 077.jpg
    3. Hand stitched across the top, get as close to the edge as possible and make sure to grab all the layers, and gathered the thread. Wedding Week 078.jpg
    4. Hand sewed it onto the veil comb. When I tried it on for hubby we decided it was a little too pouffy, so I cut one layer out. I wasn't about to take it all apart, so I took out the bottom layer. Wedding Week 079.jpg

     

     

     



    #42 mochamakes3

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      Posted 06 May 2011 - 06:34 AM

      And finally,

       

      The Dress

       

      My only regret from the whole wedding wedding planning process is that I never found a dress that I loved. I only liked a few and did not feel like a bride in any of the over 100 dresses that I tried on. Once I designed and ordered my final dress, I was feeling good. Of course there was delays in making the dress and it only arrived a week before we were to leave. Thank goodness the only alterations I needed was to have the neckline adjusted to a deeper sweetheart.

       

      Wedding Week 053.jpgWedding Week 054.jpgWedding Week 057.jpg

       

      Hubby was actually pleasantly surprised that no one else ever saw this dress before the wedding day. He was kind of upset when I tried on my first dress for some of our male friends.



      #43 Terpgurl

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        Posted 09 May 2011 - 04:29 AM

        Mocha! You are so talented. The parasol is amazing! I could never do something that good!


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        #44 kiwimel

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          Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:16 AM

          Wow!  You have done the most amazing job!  I loved your brochure and looking to do the same sort of thing.  Do you think you could message me your template so that I might be able to have a read through it close up?

           

          My email address is mkennerley@hotmail.com

           

          Thanks so much for posting this - it really helps us other MP brides to be out loads!



          #45 dominiqueamber

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            Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:55 AM

            Ok I don't know what I like more...hot air ballon...colors...diy projects...candy bars... you guys did an amazing job!



            #46 KelandJay81

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              Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:35 AM


              Hey! This is awesome! 

              Do you mind if I ask what the cost difference was between making your own and buying one? I am completely clueless!

               

              Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

               

               

              My Second Veil

               

              Since I wasn't going to be wearing my first dress, I needed a veil that matched my new dress. Initially, I planned on making a long veil with a lace trim, but due to time constraints, I eliminated the lace and also decided that a really long veil would be too formal for me. But here is how I quickly made my DIY veil.

               

              1. Laid out fabric and folded it into thirds to approximately the length I wanted. 
              2. Cut the bottom edge into a rounded shape, I did this freehand so it's not perfect, but gets the job done. 
              3. Hand stitched across the top, get as close to the edge as possible and make sure to grab all the layers, and gathered the thread. 
              4. Hand sewed it onto the veil comb. When I tried it on for hubby we decided it was a little too pouffy, so I cut one layer out. I wasn't about to take it all apart, so I took out the bottom layer. 

               

               

               



               


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              #47 sascolo

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                Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:12 AM

                Kelandjay81- I bought by veil on etsy. It was custom made and I paid a whopping $18. It's great!

                #48 mochamakes3

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                  Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:28 AM

                  Kelandjay - Since the supplies in Canada are so much more expensive than in the US, it cost me $12 for the tulle and I bought the comb off an etsy vendor for $3. Most bridal stores want about $100 for a simple veil. Where do you live? If you want mine, I can send it, since I'll probably never use it again.



                  #49 cocoginger

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                    Posted 17 June 2011 - 04:18 AM

                    Holy Cow!  You have done such an awesolme job!  I loved your pre-travel brochure and have the same idea since a lot of my guests are first timers out of the contry.  Do you think you could message me your template?

                     

                    My email address is nguyenthaod@gmail.com

                     

                    Thank you so much for posting this - it really helps me out since my wedding is 4 months away!

                     

                     

                     



                    #50 ginnette87

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                      Posted 07 September 2011 - 09:35 AM

                      your dress was beautiful, was it ivory or white? i ordered my dress yesterday from babyonline and im nervoussss!






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