Friday, September 23, 2011

Wedding blogged.

So, we got married this summer... 

Of course, if you are reading this, you were probably there. If there is anyone reading this. HELLO out there in blog land!
Anyway, I am super proud of the DIYs and art that went into the day. It was definitely my favorite part of the planning... and the most crazy! Seriously ended up being the most time consuming thing. But so worth it! Here is some of what we did:

Programs- This was seriously the easiest thing every! I just copied the font and color that I printed on the invites (those came in a nifty pack from Michaels) and drew some bunting on paint. Easy and inexpensive! Woo!

Flowers- I would definitely recommend a foray into floral arrangement if you are getting married. All I had to do was head down to my local flower stand and got lots of friendly help to pick out the best flowers. I wish I wouls have done more than just the flower girls' bouquets!

Centerpieces- So, these were interesting... The potted flowers got a little bit wilted. But there were pretty bottles and colorful flags so I got over it.

Decor- Are you sensing a theme yet? Somehow I jumped on the whole bunting/flags bandwagon. Overall I'd say I'm happy with that. I got the idea for my guestbook painting from something I saw on a wedding blog... And by "got the idea" I mean "tweaked the colors and put our faces in it. Big shout out to the original artist, if you can credit it, let me know. I absolutely love it now and the whole thing is hanging on our wall. I would absolutely recommend this over a regular guestbook! now we get to look at it every day!

I hope you enjoyed that adventure in bad DIY! 


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

between the bars.

Random thought... 

It's strange how much music can effect you in the most unexpectedly deep ways. I sat down tonight with a book and Elliott Smith in my headphones... I just had to stop and close my eyes and whisper the words. He is/was one of those artists that I can't listen to passively... The melody seeps into me and fills all the open space in my heart. It sounds a little silly to put it that way, but it's true! We humans are so lucky to be able to experience something so beautiful. Go evolution! (or Creation, if that's your dig.) 

Okay, so that was weirdly emotional! Ha! I haven't even blogged in almost a year.... Why not jump in head first?