Wednesday, November 27, 2013

- My Sister's Rehearsal -

My sister's wedding crept up on us quickly this past spring.  After all the planning it had finally come to the day before the wedding.  The day of the rehearsal, my sister and all our family worked hard putting together all of the details for the wedding.  My sister did an awesome job with all the preparations, spending months collecting all the perfect antiques to put together her vintage wedding theme.

An old window, baby's breath, and my sister's engagement photos finished off the guest book table.

My sister ordered this picture book to use as the wedding guestbook.

An IKEA frame decorated with a chalk pen.

This was one of the entrance tables in the wedding and reception hall, my favorite to decorate!

My sister found these playing cards at an antique shop with her wedding dates on them.

My sister and mom spent hours making these pinwheels by hand out of scrapbook paper.

All the pinwheels were handmade of scrapbook paper also.  These were to be given to all the guests to hold as the bride and groom left the church.

My sister ordered these adorable shirts for my kids to wear the next day while we were all preparing for the wedding.

I loved my Maid of Honor bag!

My mom, sisters, and I =)

The happy couple to be!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

- The Fling Before the Ring -

This past spring my sister and I planned a bachelorette party for our little sister Kelsey.  The theme we decided on was a combination starting with a relaxing Mani/Pedi morning and then dinner and drinks in the evening to follow. In preparing for the party, I put together a little tutorial on glittering up some dollar store champagne glasses.    I wanted to serve Mimosas in the morning at the salon and what better than to drink Mimosas bright and early from sparkly glittered champagne glasses!

These are the supplies I gathered for this project... 3M spray adhesive from Michaels, champagne glasses purchased at the Dollar General, & silver and pink glitter from Walmart.  I also used a shoe box to catch all the extra glitter. 

First, the glasses came apart at the bottom.  I removed the bottom of the glass and sprayed adhesive on it over the box... although, I would recommend doing the adhesive spraying somewhere other than your kitchen table because it can leave a sticky residue on the table (I have been scrubbing this off my table for several months now =) ).   I then took the glitter and poured it over the adhesive. 

After I covered all the glass bottoms with glitter, I put them aside to dry over night.  I then put all the glasses back together the next morning.  They turned out super cute!

Here are some of the projects I put together for this party...

I found this silver marker at Hobby Lobby and had all the girls sign this wine bottle for my sister.

I got a little carried away with the glitter and decided to cover the dollar store handcuffs too!!

I found this bride to be sash at Michaels and added some lace to the top and bottom to jazz it up a bit.  I also found these silver glitter letters at Michaels and glued them on the back of this tulle veil.

What party is complete without YUMMY cupcakes!

It was a successful Bachelorette party and lots of fun was had by all!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

- Peacock Themed Bridal Shower -

After sharing my sister Kelsey's bridal shower, I thought I would post some pictures from my other sister Kacie's bridal shower 2 years ago.  We chose a more modern classic peacock theme for her shower.  With the help of my sister, mom, and all the bridesmaids, Kacie's shower was a success.  

                                                          - Karmen