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Anniversary Celebration

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Blog, Feature | 2 comments

Back in early October, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. We were married on October 10, 2010. I was eight months pregnant, so I didn’t really feel like much of a bride. Here’s a photo from the day:

We got married at the picturesque Old Mill in North Little Rock with only a few family members and close friends.

Not everyone was able to make it so I promised that we would have a “real” wedding with a party for our first anniversary. It was a little stressful, but also fun to plan a nice party with decorations and everything. I decided to do a woodland theme. Here’s my Pinterest board where I saved most of my inspirations if you’re interested. I didn’t get to implement everything I wanted, but it still turned out pretty nice. I loved having all of my family there and getting to decorate for my little faux wedding.

I was busy being a hostess so didn’t get to take a lot of great photos of my decor. Luckily, I’ve got some great shots from Bonnie, our kids’ grandmother.

Here’s a photo of me wearing the first dress I’ve ever made. It didn’t turn out exactly the way I wanted but overall I’m pretty happy with it.  When my mother came to visit right before she got married, she and I made our bouquets. I love the way it turned out.

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I set up a table in the backyard for our guests. The weather was lovely and it was still fairly warm out. I love my bunting! It’s currently hanging up in my living room, and it always makes me smile. I just used some scrapbook paper and twine for an easy, no sew garland.

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Here’s a closer look of the table along with Bonnie’s boyfriend, Jimmy, Zali, Ophelia and Lex.

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I like this one even though it’s out of focus. You can see Anthony’s goofy grin there on the left. :)

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I love the way all the little elements came together. I made the little mushrooms with polymer clay and used Mod Podge to make the heart river rocks.

Here’s me and my tiny Lex! You can kind of see my hair do here, which my wonderful best friend, Ginger, did. She did my hair for my real wedding, too. :)  The table was really pretty in the candle light. The photos don’t do it justice.

My boys ♥

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And a lovely family photo. :)

Part of me would love for this to be an annual event, but the more practical (read: lazier) part of me is glad that it’s not. Oh well, there are always Lex’s birthday parties.

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Weekly Inspiration

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in Weekly Inspiration | 0 comments

>I promise I’m going to have a real post soon. I’m up to my elbows in faux wedding projects for the moment. But to let you know I’m still here and thinking of you, here are some of my favorite pins this week.

If only I’d seen this sooner! I would love to have this for my faux wedding, but I don’t think there will be time to do it.

I think I just found a use for those fake leaves and LED tea lights from the dollar store.

I found the perfect river rocks for this at the dollar store. Simple and sweet.

Guess what else I found at the dollar store– moss rocks! I got four packages and I love them. I may have to keep them out year round.

Source: flickr.com via Ashley on Pinterest

I’ve also been busy making bunting. Not hearts, just the regular triangles but in similar types of paper.

Soon I will share some progress pics with you! Now, back to work!

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Weekly Inspiration

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in Weekly Inspiration | 0 comments

My husband and I got married almost one year ago, on October 10, 2010. I was 8 months pregnant at the time and it was kind of a last minute decision so we decided not to do the traditional wedding. We had a small very informal ceremony at the Old Mill park in North Little Rock. We decided that since not everyone could be there, a year later we would have a family celebration. It’s almost time! I thought I’d share some of my inspirations with you.

Source: etsy.com via Ashley on Pinterest

I love the basic shape of this simple chiffon dress. I want mine to have the same outline, but I want to do something a little different with the bodice. I’m also just using cotton instead of chiffon.

Source: flickr.com via Ashley on Pinterest

This is a detail from Marilyn Monroe’s famous dress from The 7 Year Itch. I love the detail in the midsection and plan on doing something similar for my dress. Yes, I’m going to sew myself a dress and yes it will be the first piece of women’s clothing I’ve ever made. Wish me luck!

This lovely party on Hostess with the Mostest has heavily influenced my theme. I want a woodland theme but nothing too cutesy. I plan on lots of little toadstools on my table.Also lots of moss and rocks and moss rocks.

I’m kind of obsessing over terrariums, especially the ones under bell jars like these. Mine will most likely be in humble recycled jars but hopefully still have a whimsical feel.

For my cake topper, I want to sculpt an autumn tree and have our initials carved in it like this one. I also want 6 little toadstools at the base to represent our 6 children. I’m not 100% sure I’ll be able to pull it off, but I’m going to try!

Lastly, here’s what I plan on doing for the favors. Instead of printing on the paper, I want to use my brown craft paper and a hand carved stamp with chalk ink. I haven’t decided what to put inside yet.

I also plan on lots of pumpkins and bunting. Man, I love the fall! I’m so excited to have my little faux wedding. :)

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