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07
May

The Scenery

Crafts, crafts, crafts!

My recent creation for our travel themed wedding is a sign composed of our instagram photos and … our wedding hashtag!

So long disposable cameras, hello hashtags! You either love them or hate them. Personally, I think it’s kind of cool to have all of the photos taken by your guest lumped into one easy-to-find category, but that’s just me. 🙂

Either way, here’s how I did it!

Instagram sign

I had already created and printed my instagram poster so the next step was to work on the frame itself. I started with an old cork board that I’ve had for YEARS. I stripped all of the cork off the board, which wasn’t to difficult since it was all ready peeling off.

 

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All right. Time to turn the old into new! I used my trusty glue gun, some burlap ribbon, and white paint to cover the old ugly frame.

 

Crafts

I painted the whole thing white, covering up all of the wood.

 

Paint

After the paint dried, I used flat thumb tacks to attach the poster to the frame. I wanted to be able to remove it in case I wanted to use the frame for something else in the future. You never know what I’ll do next! 🙂

I then measured out the burlap ribbon. I wanted it to fit the frame without covering any of the poster. In the end I had to double up the ribbon before hot gluing it to the frame.

Burlap Ribbon

And there you have it! It was probably the easiest thing that I’ve created so far haha! Hopefully it survives the trip to our wedding in Utah!

 

Frame

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finished sign

See ya next Wednesday!

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30
Apr

Here We Go Again

We had the pleasure of spending our Saturday with the oh so beautiful Hailey and charming Mr. Matt!

We first met Hailey and Matt at 54th Street Bar and Grill to discuss the details of their special day. I new immediately that their wedding day was going to be the perfect way to start out our 2014 wedding season. They were super relaxed, easy going, and I couldn’t have been more excited to be their wedding videographer!

Hailey’s day started at her parent’s house, complete with the cutest puppies I have ever seen and the most gorgeous bridesmaids dresses. (I ABSOLUTELY loved their wedding colors!! 🙂 )

Matt started the day off with breakfast, beers, and some good old fashion outdoor fun!

Thankfully the storms held off! I literally counted two rain drops the entire day!

For a preview of their wedding, check out the film below.

A big thanks to Ali for being so fantastic to work with! Check out her wedding photography at Alison Duffy Photography. All of you film junkies out there will LOVE her work!

Until we meet again!

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23
Apr

Up In The Air

Hello all!

I hope everyone is enjoying all of the beautiful weather we’ve had  lately here in St. Louis! Jimmy and I took advantage of it this past weekend and decided jump back into wedding planning.  Our most recent wedding project we worked on was our wedding lights.

While Carol (my future mother in law! 🙂 ) and I cut burlap for our table runners, Jimmy and his dad worked on the lights stands.

testing out the first idea

testing out the first idea

wedding lights

Jimmy and Kevin testing out the first idea.

Jimmy and Kevin testing out the first idea.

During their first trip to Lowe’s (notice how I said FIRST haha!), they decided to use pvc pipe to hang the lights because it’s so light and would be super easy to bring out to Utah.  There was only one problem….

They had to support the buckets or the whole thing would come crashing down!

They had to support the buckets or the whole thing would come crashing down!

The lights were too heavy for the stands to stay upright.  They supported the buckets with boards while they contemplated the best way to hold the lights up.

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Jimmy and Kevin coming up with a new plan...

Jimmy and Kevin coming up with a new plan…

After a few hours of testing out a couple of other ideas, they made a second trip to Lowe’s (thankfully they only had to go twice!).  They came back with cables to anchor the poles to the ground. It worked!

The next step? Plugging the lights in.

Drum roll please!

Drum roll please!

We waited until it was dark enough to see them and…..dun du dun!!

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After their second trip to Lowe's they figured it out! :)

After their second trip to Lowe’s they figured it out! 🙂

Seeing the beautiful lights had made me even more excited for our destination wedding in Utah!

While Carol and I were working on the burlap table runners, we came across an idea to cover up the buckets. We were pulling out the strands of burlap to make it easier to cut when Carol said, “These would make cute skirts for a little girl!”

“Skirts!” I said excitedly. “We could make burlap skirts for the buckets. What a genius idea?!”

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Carol and I came up with an idea to cover the buckets with burlap skirts.

Carol and I came up with an idea to cover the buckets with burlap skirts.

After this past weekend do have a few more stands to make and we need to fine tune the burlap skirts but we finished the hard part! And best of all? We only broke one light bulb the whole time! Luckily we bought plenty of extra :)!

And I couldn’t thank Kevin and Carol enough for helping us out with our wedding decor. They truly are the best for putting up with all of our trial and error wedding ideas!

Take care!

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