Friday, July 30, 2010

Invitations Ordered

We have 500 invitations on order along with 500 address labels.  They should all be done sometime next week.  We went very simple with the invites, no RSVP necessary.  The end result will look something like this sample (except red ribbon & a graphic instead of initial):
I'll have a ribbon tying party with one or two of those lucky girlfriends of mine... That's right ladies, 500 ribbons, I know you can't wait!  I'll buy the wine...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pictures are Here!

I'm so excited about my new shoes that I forgot about the photos!  We got our picture CD from Mandie Haman & here's a few of our faves...


Lovin' these pretty red shoes! Found them at David's Bridal yesterday & now they are on my feet. (Also got black shoes for the boys)

The cupcake stand was built yesterday too!  Next step is paint, fabric & misc. decor, pics will be posted when it's finished.  For a peek at our inspiration look here.

We were very busy with wedding things yesterday. The photographer is paid in full.  We secured a projector for the reception so the ceremony can be viewed by those not attending.  Now we are off to the fair for an evening with Buckcherry!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Finding the perfect ring!

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've been on. Hope all is well with our blog followers out there. We are still very busy with wedding stuff, even though it seems like we have so much to do, with less than 2 months to go before our big day, things are wrapping up very nicely. Well anyway, I just wanted to give a shout out to Susan and her staff at WALKERS N' DAUGHTERS. Thanks for everything. They are probably, in my opinion, one of the premiere jeweler's in the state. Several months ago I walked into their store and picked out the engagement ring that I wanted to give Nicole when I propose to her in Las Vegas. They were just awesome, very patient, and understanding. I was able to sit down and select a custom band, and loose stones, including a beautiful princess cut diamond, which is her favorite by the way.

I'm so happy with my selection, between the out of this world, Gorgeous rock that's already on her finger! And a matching band that will complement her ring which I was also able to find through the same jeweler listed above. I can't wait to see the expression on her pretty face when I place it on her finger next to what she is already wearing, it's going to look awesome. It Remove Formatting from selectionshould give her that same wow factor! And blow her away, sweeping her off her feet once again, like I did back in November when I proposed. Both her engagement ring, and band are 14k white gold, with plenty of bling! custom and unique, one of a kind, Only the best for my girl. Together they will look so beautiful on her! Without a doubt, between the new house and her rings will be my proudest purchase ever! Having her and our twin boys in my life is a lifetime investment that puts a smile on my face from ear to ear, and makes me feel like the luckiest man in the world!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

DIY Thank You Parasol

My latest project is a photo prop.  This is the parasol that I saw on Bride on a Budget

I used Microsoft Publisher to print Thank You in 750pt Edwardian Font. (Kristin, I still think it's because you are team Edward, just sayin').  Then I cut out the letters & lightly taped them to the back of the parasol.

No lie people.  This was not an easy task.  I traced very gently with a pencil so I didn't punch through the parasol.  Next was tracing with a black sharpie.  If I ever make another one of these I would skip that step.  The marker bleeds through the paper very easily.

Next step was paint, just simple, black, acrylic paint.  I used one of the boy's art paint brushes with a fine tip.  Again this was a tedious project...  The end result looks like this.  View our photos with parasol here.