… I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Dresses have been purchased, details are being finalized, suits at the ready, and an emergency trip to IKEA. It’s been a messy week, but a lot of shit got done. The biggest being bridesmaid and groomsmen attire. That’s a huge factor right after all the venue / supplier stuff that I didn’t think would be so brain-consuming. I’m feeling much more relaxed knowing their outfits are sorted 🙂
First up I designed and printed the tea stickers for our favours. A label to indicate what can be found within. That’s a whole hella cutting-out ahead of me …
In the beginning I didn’t want matching bridesmaid dresses. I figured it would be impossible for all to agree on one. Turns out, we found an amazing dress for one bridesmaid, and they all look smashing in said dress. Hell to the yes. And for reals, they will be able to wear them again.
I sorted out the gentlemen’s boutonnieres this week and thoroughly enjoyed making them. No lie. I was in my element, and can’t wait to sit down and craft more weddingy stuff. Tutorial is right on over here if you’re curiosa.
Groomsmen = sorted. They look a bit screamy-purple here though. Ties will be mismatched so it’s not too stuffy looking. I’m not fond on things being too matchy. Just think – black suit, purple shirt, dark tie, plus above boutonniere. Not bad me thinks.
And something that blew my mind a little – I had my engagement ring resized for the second time. Who knew hands hoarded so much fat? I’ve been slowly loosing weight since Christmas. I’ve lost almost 30lbs / 2 stone / 12kg to date, so I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised when my fat-ass hands aren’t so fat anymore. Hands are weird. Side note – my engagement ring is much more sparklier in real life 🙂 Fiance picked it out himself. Sob story – he spent two weeks’ worth of lunch hours shopping for the right one. Sometimes going without eating lunch. He hurts my heart sometimes.
Anyways, happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a kick-ass weekend planned ahead. I myself will be heading to dinner followed by seeing one of my favourite movies on stage tonight. Literally cannot wait.
I’ll end on one of my favourite quotes of all time –
“If you haven’t anything good to say, come sit by me.”
-Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias
I must tell you the story of the origin of your favorite quote! It is originally attributed to Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of US politician Teddy Roosevelt. She was quite the pistol, and a famous beauty. Read about her here — you won't regret it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Roosevelt_Longworth
A further bit of serendipity: She favored a particular shade of blue, which came to be known as "Alice Blue". There was a hydrangea named for it — here's the advert, from 1910 http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1915&dat=19100418&id=5fIgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eXQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3141,4748554
Alice Roosevelt Longworth is one of my very favorite females. Thanks for giving me a change to go on about her!
Ohhh thanks for the info Barbara. And you managed to link all of that back to hydrangeas – excellent. I read about her there and it sounds like she has a healthy amount of sass. Just what I like.
Thank you for sharing and for hooking me up with the links!
I like where you're going with all of it, and those boutonnieres are amazing! I like the ribbons on them a lot.
Congrats on your weight loss too – is your dress going to be needing major alterations? Or do you have that chosen yet?
Aw, thanks Mel 🙂 Dress is all sorted, I had my final fitting on Tuesday. I'm getting very nervous now … Ahhhhh! – but in a good way.