Friday, September 3, 2010

Love is in the Air

There's been a distinct lack of project posts here lately. I promise I've been working on things, just not for me! I have been helping out with a lot of wedding related projects. I'll have to get some pics and post them soon, but it's been all go!

In the meantime, here's a run down.

Wedding 1:
Amanda is my sister (not to be confused with Amanda my friend mentioned in other posts). When she and Shawen were married 10 years ago, they had a lot going on in their lives and were struggling financially. They were married in their living room by a friend with only immediate family in attendance. We had donuts and coffee for the "reception!"

I have to say, this remains one of my favorite weddings. It was small, intimate and no fuss. It was all about the two of them getting married and sharing the day with the people they were closest to. Her husband remains like a brother to me and I couldn't have been any happier to see them get married.

Now, it's 10 years later and they have come such a long way. To celebrate their anniversary, they want to give themselves the wedding day they didn't have before. As much as I loved their wedding, I'm equally excited about this vow renewal! I won't go into the details of their lives, but you can take my word for it that they deserve this.

In the ceremony, I will be playing the role of Matron of Honor. Last night, I got my dress!

This little number came from David's Bridal. I'm thinking about wearing it with red shoes and making some little, red organza flowers to wear at the waist.

So, projects! Because of a debacle involving horrendous customer service (there will be a whole other post about that), my ever helpful friends and I had an emergency invitation making session. I'll also be making purses for the bridesmaids and putting together all of the bouquets.

Here's a couple ideas for flowers:

Wedding 2:
Sara and Brandon have known each other since they were kids and they really couldn't be any cuter together. We all worked at the same place previously, so while I knew them, I didn't know them well. It wasn't until we all happened to move the Chicago to work at the same place that I started to spend more time with them and now they've become two of my favorite people in the world! (I would be remiss if I didn't thank Kenney for bridging the gap.)

Sara is the consummate crafter (Brandon isn't shabby either) and has taken on many DIY projects to personalize their wedding. So far, I've helped with making bunting, linen table numbers and sandwich board signs. I'll be painting little wooden people for the cake toppers, which I'm super excited about!

I realize this is all a little flat without more pictures, so I'll work on getting more documentation this weekend.

Speaking of weekend, have an awesome Labor Day!


  1. I love that dress!! I think it will be adorable with the red shoes and should think about wearing them in your hair instead of on your dress! :o)

  2. I made a little organza flower last night. Yay!
    But I forgot to take a picture. Boo.