Monday, June 30, 2008

Pretty Starfish

Charm from Garnish, Necklace from Dogeared, Necklace from Tiffany & Co., Brooch from Ebay, Earrings from Etsy by Crave Jewelry Design, Cuff Links from Tiffany & Co., Bracelet from J.Crew, Necklace from Nordstrom by Juicy Couture, Pendant from Etsy by Artgirlx

I think starfish are so pretty. Our wedding has been inspired by them, aqua blue, and the beach. I've been thinking about out what jewelry I might wear for our wedding besides my ring :) This weekend I found so many pretty things from the inexpensive to the diamond platinum necklace which is beautiful but a little expensive for me :)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Perfect Mason Jars

A photograph of the mason jars my fiance's parents found for our centerpieces. They are perfect, I am so excited!

image by Eric's mom

Friday, June 27, 2008

T-Shirt For My Fiance

My fiance's bachelor party is this weekend. His best man made him a t-shirt so I made him one too :)

Just Married Banner

I love this idea from Martha Stewart Weddings! Even better you can download the template from their website to create it yourself. I think I need to make this for our wedding :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

My Dress is Here

My dress was delivered today. Here are some pictures of the box and some small details that don't show the actual dress just in case my fiance reads this :) I'm excited it's here but it still needs to have a few alterations done :(

My Flower Inspiration

Peony from Fifty Flowers, Sand Dollar from Hana Hou Productions, Ribbon from the Paper Source, Mason Jars on Ebay, Gerbera Daisy from Fifty Flowers, Vases on, Ribbon from the Paper Source, Galvanized Bucket from Flowers and Supplies, Carnation from Fifty Flowers

Here is my inspiration board for our wedding flowers. I am going to order flowers from to create the centerpieces and make the bouquets. I am really excited about doing the flowers myself and it will be less expensive :)

For the centerpieces I am going to put white Gerbera Daisies in aqua blue mason jars. I was having a hard time finding the mason jars but my fiance's mom just called me today to let me know that she found them while driving to Pennsylvania. I am so excited!

A little while ago I saw a Martha Stewart TV special, Destination Weddings: Bahamas. I was so inspired by the whole show, but my favorite part was when Martha Stewart personally made the bouquet for her friend and publicist, Susan Magrino. She drilled holes in a sand dollar to use as the base for the bouquet. Then she placed the flowers through the holes she made and tied the flowers with a satin ribbon. For my bouquet and for my bridesmaids bouquets I am going to place white Gerbera Daisies through sand dollars and tie them with chocolate brown satin ribbon.

I'm also thinking about putting white Carnations in small galvanized buckets and using them to line the stairway outside at the Saltaire where we are having our wedding.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Gift From the Sea

One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books :)

"One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few."
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh

image from

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Our First RSVP

We received our first RSVP today from the best man :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Birthday to My Fiance

Today is my fiance's birthday :)
I made the little flags for the cupcakes using cardstock, glue, toothpicks, and letter stickers from Michaels.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Invitations Ready to Mail

I just finished handwriting the addresses on our invitations. I was a little nervous about addressing the envelopes myself so I used a ruler, pencil, and the best Martha Stewart fine-tip writing pen in ebony. I think the pen actually helped make my handwriting prettier :) I'm excited to take them to the post office tomorrow morning!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Martha Stewart Wine Labels

My sister bought these wine labels at Michaels for us. They are perfect and are light aqua blue with a white seashell border. I love Martha Stewart and my sister is the best for finding these for us :)

Wedding Wine

My fiance and I are making the wine for our wedding. It may seem like a crazy idea, but so far it has been fun :) We are making a Riesling from a wine making kit that we started at the end of March. This weekend we moved the wine to new glass bottles and tasted it for the first time. So far so good, I think we are going to make a few changes to make it perfect. In addition to the wine we will be having beer, a signature drink, and champagne of course :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Perfect Satin Clutch

I saw this pretty satin clutch online at J.Crew this morning. This would be the perfect bag to carry on your wedding day or the perfect gift for your bridesmaids. Even better it's aqua blue and on sale with an extra 20% off!
image from J.Crew

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Invitations Delivered

I'm so excited our invitations were delivered today from Wedding Paper Divas! They couldn't be more perfect :) Tomorrow I'm going to take the sample to the post office to find out how much postage they will need and to see if they can be hand cancelled too.

Our CD Favors

We are going to give our guests CD favors at our wedding.
Here are the songs we chose:
Do You Remember by Jack Johnson
Sunrise by Norah Jones
Better Together by Jack Johnson
Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin
Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem by Kenny Chesney
I'll Back You Up by Dave Matthews
Lucky by Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat
Summerwind by Michael Buble
Stick By You by Andrew Lipke
One For My Baby by Frank Sinatra

Our First Dance Song

Better Together
by Jack Johnson

Rehearsal Dinner Dress

my rehearsal dinner dress

image from J.Crew

Groomsmen and Usher Suits

Here is the suit our groomsmen and ushers are going to wear. We are going to rent them from the Black Tie Affair on the Outer Banks. I think they are going to look really nice with the bridesmaid dresses.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Three Months Away

Our wedding is three months from today!
This is the sunrise picture I took right after we got engaged :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thread Thank You

A thank you card I made for Thread Design for being so helpful! I used their turquoise cotton seersucker fabric swatch to make the dress :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Here Comes the Bride

I found this necklace on Etsy today and fell in love. This is such a cute idea instead of the traditional bride to be t-shirt :)

image from dcdesigns on Etsy

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Perfect Beach Buckets

This weekend at Michaels I found these aqua blue beach buckets that will be perfect for our welcome "buckets" :)