Monday, June 14, 2010


First off, I just want to say thank you for all of the support regarding my last post. You are all wonderful and have no idea how great it felt to read your kind words. And secondly....Kevin got a job!!! And at our amazing alma mater no less!! I'm so happy for him. And so happy that he's happy! He doesn't have to start until July 1st, so he still has a few weeks of vacation. It will be nice for him to actually enjoy his time off now that he doesn't have to scramble for a new job. God works in miraculous ways, and I know that this is where Kevin is meant to be right now.

Things have been a little stressful lately with all of the changes going on. We were wondering if we would have to cancel our dream wedding and opt for something smaller, or push the date back, etc. We decided though that we could still have our dream wedding, just on our reality budget lol. I've done a lot of research, and the good thing is that time is on our side. I already knew that I wanted to do a lot of DIY projects for our big day. I'm a DIY kind of person anyways, and I wanted to incorporate a lot of personalization into our wedding. Now...we'll just be doing more of it! Be prepared for lots of upcoming posts on DIY ideas and projects. I've been scouring the blog world like crazy for inspiration. There really is no place better to look for it!

The main project that we have decided to take on ourselves will be our flowers. Not use an actual florist...are we crazy?! Well, looks like it folks. I've been doing some research and it seems that a lot of you out there are doing the same thing. I'll be able to purchase all of the flowers and materials for our bouquets, centerpieces, etc. at about 25% of the cost to go through a florist. To me, this seemed like a no brainer. I know that it will not be a piece of cake, but with careful planning and preparation I know that I can do it.

I found this picture on JL designs and fell in love. It is so simple and classic, yet works perfectly. And even better, they simply covered blocks with fabric themselves to create the stand! Sounds pretty simple to me! This is definitely my inspiration for our centerpieces, and I know that I will be able to pull it off.

I knew that I wanted to use hydrangeas to begin with, so this seemed like the perfect idea! Hydrangeas are not only beautiful and classic, but they are large enough that it wont take many of them to fill a vase and they are relativly inexpensive! I also had a thought of borrowing tall vases from family and friends instead of buying 15 or so new ones. I like the idea of each one being a little different as long as they are all generally the same height and width. I have a feeling that it will not be a problem rounding them up, and it will be a great use of resources!

I have a long list of the projects that we need to start looking into. Be prepared for that post tomorrow!

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