Monday, March 30, 2009

Mapmaker Mapmaker

Since my fiancé is a mapmaker-yes you heard it right a mapmaker!- cute I know J I thought these vintage maps would be awesome to use in our wedding! I wonder if we could incorporate these into our save the dates somehow? Since we met and fell in love in California- I thought this California card would be absolutely perfect! What do you think? Or maybe use them in the table number someway, like a different map at each table? The possibilities are endless! Either way I love them so!

Source- I DIY

Friday, March 27, 2009

I am in L-O-V-E

with peonies- saw this pic and had to share- OMG so beautiful!


wedding projects

In my quest to have a mostly DIY wedding- there are many projects that I have been collecting that I want to do. One is tissue flower napkin rings. I think these are so great! and seem relatively easy. Thanks to Martha- she has proved step by step instructions to make this project a breeze. I have ordered the tissue paper from papermart, (and it arrived the very next day) and hope to get started on these gems this weekend. What do you think- worth it- or way too much work?
Martha Stewart
Here are step by step instructions
1. Stack 4 sheets of tissue, cut a 10 by 5 inch rectangle going through all of the layers. Make 3/8 inch wide accordion folds.
2. Fold an 18 inch piece of floral wire in half, slip over center of tissue and twist to secure. Trim ends of tissue.
3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time
4. Bend wire into loop to fit around napkin and twist to secure
You can also do other floers and tissue paper bouquets, check out Marthas page for inspiration- enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wedding arch

For our venue I definitely want to have a homemade arch. I am hoping this is something that my dad can help me with. I love the look of a bamboo arch, maybe with some fabric and/or flowers around it. What do you think- what kind of an arch did you have at your wedding? Was it homemade or already at your venue? Our venue overlooks the water so I think am arch would be beautiful!

Some inspiration

Source-Brian Crane photographer

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

today's inspiration

During the daily 9-5 grind, it is nice to find inspiration in places. For me this includes many wedding blogs, and sites that have pretty things. Some inspiration for today is.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Here are mock-up's of my DIY centerpieces. These flowers are from the LA flower mart. And I have been collecting the Aqua mason jars for awhile now. I am so excited to make these centerpieces for our big day!

Friday, March 20, 2009

LA Flower Mart-

My mom, sister and I headed to the LA flower mart last weekend to pick up some inspiration for our May 2010 wedding ( I know seems like forever away, but really it will come quick!)
Sooooooooo many beautiful flowers! I was in love from the first minute! There is so much to see there- and so many great ideas! I did a mock up of our centerpiece (simple-aqua mason jars with single stems) and I love them! They are exactly what I wanted. Pictures to come soon!
Have a good weekend!