Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ray & Day


Easy Signs

Get vintage looking paper (or white) :)
Find a vintage looking font
Purchase a vintage looking frame
Now you got some neat little vintage looking signs

Then I personalized the signs with our stamp (etsy).


Picture Line

We weren't trying to be particularly vain when we did the picture line. We just wanted to give our guests something to look at while they waited for their food.


Dessert Bar

We decided on a dessert bar and we obviously used my mismatched dessert china to serve it! We had an assortment of cookies, assortment of cheesecake bites, brownie bites (made with love from my aunt Sharon), and cream puffs. We were going to have lemon tarts as well-but we unfortunately left those in the fridge at home. A little oopsie. 

I also tried to keep with the "tag" theme and made the dessert's labels in the typewriter font. 


Games, Games, Games

Games were a must have at our wedding. We were going for a relaxed feel and we wanted everyone to be entertained-even those who would rather not cut a rug.


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Preparing The Signs

The timing couldn't have been better! My parents had an old outhouse attached to their barn (made out of barn wood) which they decided needed to be removed. Not sure if it was for the good of the wedding, or if there was another reason for its removal, but nonetheless, I would have my barn wood. 

The bad:  someone had to remove it. The good:  I got legit barn wood for my signs.

I never knew Damon had it in him-but his sign making ability was astonishing!


Table Numbers/Vases

I did the finishing touches to the table numbers and vases. I added the stickers from Michaels and added the pearls. The only thing left to do was to add the candles. I also pinned the lace around the mouth of each of the mason jars. 


Bathroom Signs

I was inspired by Pinterest with a similar bathroom sign idea, but wasn't sure how I would execute it. I gave two pictures to Damon's dad and gave him little direction. Viola-Damon's dad came through! I added some scrabble letters and the bathroom signs couldn't have been more perfect.


Corn Hole Boards

My Uncle made these boards for my cousin and very generously gave them to us-saving Damon some time-you know I was going to have him make these from scratch.

-He couldn't get out of painting them though :)

I ordered the bean bag sacks off of Etsy



Chalk-boarding a Mirror

So chalk-boarding a mirror or glass couldn't be easier.
 Clean the surface and be sure to tape up the sides and spray away.
The spray paint I used was: Krylon, 12 OZ, Black Chalkboard Spray Paint.

We used the three chalkboards to do our menu, welcome sign, and a sign for down at the ceremony.

The teacher/bridesmaid was given the special privilege of writing the signs!



I have managed to collect a TON of hankies, but for the life of me could not figure out the way to best display them. We tried a wooden crate, a basket, a tray-you name it. They all looked stupid and really didn't display all the beautiful patterns and detailed fabric and embroidery. After some discussion and another 12:30 am epiphony I had the idea of putting them on one of our shutters. It turned out awesome. We simply put tacks through a strand of lace and hung the hankies by itty bitty clothes pins.

*MY hankie came in handy-seeing that I couldn't keep it together walking down the aisle. :)

You'll have to wait for the wedding photos to see all of it come together.



After my shower, three of my bridesmaids stayed to help make my programs. 

(at the wedding)


Etsy Details

As many know-Our wedding was definitely a hand made one. Most made by myself, Damon, mothers, bridesmaids, aunts, friends, and of course ETSY. Here are some of our Etsy details.

Bridesmaid's ring
Gold Circle Ring