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14
May

Map It Out

When Jimmy and I first got engaged, we knew we wanted a small wedding. Many of our past couples have told us that if given the chance to do it all over again, they too would plan small weddings, so we took their advice and decided to have a destination! 🙂

We had heard of people having larger receptions a few weeks after their destination weddings so the people who could not attend would still get to join in the festivities. I loved this idea!…Except for one small detail. After the wedding the only thing we want to think about is the honeymoon, haha! So we planned a pre-wedding bash instead!

I can’t even describe to you how excited I am! What better way to celebrate with your closest friends and family than to host a lakeside BBQ on a beautiful summer day?! Or at least I hope it’s beautiful!!! All of you summer brides out there know what I’m talking about! 🙂

Anyways, as soon as we set the date, I got to work designing our invitations. We wanted our travel themed wedding ideas to be present at our big bash as well so I tried to come up with a design that represented our theme.

Invites
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One super cool idea that I got from a few of our past couples was marriage advice cards. Your guests write down their most valued marriage advice so you can refer to it later or apply it to your marriage right from the start!
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advice cardbox

 

That’s it for this week!

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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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