to one of my FAVORITE stores....Flower Factory. I got an email last Saturday that our local store will be closing. And it's the only one in the STATE! I didn't have any plans for the day so I went ahead and headed up in that direction. I'm so so so glad that I did! I got some AMAZING deals on silk flowers! Plus, I finally found the perfect bird cage for our card box & a crate for our ceremony programs. Check out all of the goodies!
Last summer, my church group helped to tear down some abandoned homes here in our small town. One of the homes had been flooded. The other, a tree had fallen through the roof awhile back. It had some beautiful gingerbread work & solid wood floors....definitely would have been a beautiful house in its hay day. Anyways, when tearing down the second house, i was able to salvage some of the old doors. I wasn't sure at the time what I wanted to do with them, but ran across these images on some blogs and knew exactly what to do! Now, thanks to some handy family members, we will be turning them into the arbor for the front our ceremony. I love it because it's something we are DIYing, and we will be able to use it in our yard at our home for years to come. So super excited about this project!!
I love the fact that I have family that is willing [and able] to help with with some DIY projects. My dad's friend was tearing down his privacy fence. Thankfully, dad saved some of the wood to create directional signs for the wedding. I absolutely love these! They will be placed on main intersections near the farm, as well as in locations around the property to help direct guests. So super excited to share this sneak peek :)
Last week, we got all of our save the dates in the mail [thanks to the future mother-in-law]. And the even better news is that we already have RSVPs! As an uber planner, that makes me super excited!!! So now for the breakdown. We ordered the S/Ds from The Blue Envelope on Etsy. To help our guests use this as a reminder [and not another piece of paper they could lose], we added magnets to the back of each invite :) We also had so many people asking about our engagements pictures that we decided to pick 6-7 of our favorites and include one random photo in each invite. What do ya think?!?!
With about 5 1/2 months to go [and through the suggestion of the MOH] I finally made my DIY To-Do list...and holy cow, do I have a lot of work to do :) Obviously, I will have some help on things with my mom and other family/friends. Here's a run down...
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