Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lions and Tigers and Capricorns, oh my!

Getting married at the zoo meant that I had to embrace at least SOME zoo-like motifs. I mean, there were elephants at the ceremony after all! I wasn't ready to go all out with animal print and other theme-y goodness, but I wanted to bring in some cuteness.

Enter my escort cards and table numbers:
I found some animal silhouettes on the web and loaded them into my Silhouette machine (haha!) and cut them out for each guest (and got my mom to write the names. Score!)

I cut larger ones with a base to mark the tables and serve as tags for the dessert table (more on that later).

As an extra bonus, I finally learned what a capricorn looks like...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Paper flower power (or lack thereof)

So remember when I was all hopped up on crack and thought I was going to make my wedding flowers out of coffee filters? Ha. Apparently I underestimated all the other stuff a bride has to do (like go temporarily crazy and attempt to make a wedding dress, but that's another story for another day...)

Anyway, I made flowers until my fingers fell off/I got bored, and only had enough for like 1 table. So I bailed and convinced hubby to let me buy flowers. BUT I did wrangle some of them into a small arrangement for one of our cocktail tables:

Side note: I've got a bunch of assembled but unpainted (i.e. plain white) coffee filter roses in different sizes (plus a few of my interpretation of a carnation/garden rose) if anyone is interested...

I also got what I considered to be a good deal on fresh flowers, and I think they turned out gorgeous. What do you think?

P.S. Did you spot my zoo-riffic take on table numbers? More on those soon!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I'm back....

and I'm MARRIED!!!

Nope, I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I just spent the summer planning a wedding. The fall flew by as I got hitched, enjoyed being a newlywed, and the settled back into my normal busy life.

BUT, my friends, I DIY'd the crap out of my wedding, so you are in for some fun recaps. In the meantime, here's one of my favorite wedding photos:

(Catch up on the first part of my wedding planning adventure here!)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Yes you can...

Hula-hoop a half marathon!

I lost 15 pounds and almost 2 pants sizes, but I gained so much more...