Bachelorette Weekend

Well I’m finally getting a chance to post about all the FUN we had a couple of weeks ago for my bachelorette party. It was seriously the best girls trip ever! We had a blast and made some amazing memories. Most of all I was so thankful that 8 of my wonderful girlfriends were able to join for a whole weekend!

My best friend, Theresa, booked the gorgeous house in Savannah. It was just stunning! And we are pretty sure there was a ghost or two hanging out with us as well!

My sister, Laura, (MOH) was also a major planning queen with the weekend so I have to give her a shout out as well!

I knew I wanted to make something special for each of the girls…especially for taking a whole weekend for just little old me!

I started off stamping this adorable illustration and then used Copics to color each one in. 8 total, but here are just a couple of shots I grabbed before we headed out:

And for our “night out on the town” the girls all planned to wear all black with red accessories (and the Bride {me} in all red). So I spent [way to long] scouring stores for red jewelry. Here’s a snapshot of some those as well:

And here are some of us before we took over a karaoke bar:

And  probably my most favorite part of the weekend…I talked all of the ladies into doing some fun “saloon” photos!

Just priceless.

Thank YOU to all of you ladies who joined me on my last weekend as a “single woman”! It was more than I could have ever imagined and I am so blessed to have each and every one of you share our special day….it’s almost here! {{starting to FREAK out}}

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Boutonnieres

Hello Blog world…Sorry I’ve been so quiet as of late. Between wedding planning / work / family / and an oyster shell through my foot over Labor Day weekend, my life has been even more hectic than usual! I did survive my encounter with the crusty little bastard after jumping off my fiancé’s boat in Crooked River, GA. Four stitches, a tetanus shot, and lots of pain meds later I have this little *souvenir* to share…

Yep that little beauty was all up inside my poor little foot. I’m thinking about making a necklace out of it. And then of course having an oyster roast!

Well on to the real reason for this post. I’ve been meaning to show off the boutonnieres I created for our upcoming wedding. Why yes…it’s only 3 months away!! {{time to start freaking out!}}

Ok so I was inspired from some different styles I found on Etsy and here is what I came up with:

Super simple and I LOVE the way they turned out 🙂 All it took were some crafty goods from Michaels including:

  • Paper Gardenias (from Wedding section pack of 12 for like $5)
  • Speckled Feathers (bag of like 500 for $3)
  • 1 Roll of Ribbon (Apple Green from Michael’s 360 Brand $3)
  • Flower Tape (Dollar Store $1)
  • Pearl Tipped Pins (Pack of 50 at Dollar $1)

Grand Total: 12 Boutonnieres for $13 

And I have tons of feathers left over I’m using with the invitations. Pretty genius thought I had speaking of those…what better way to embellish something you have to (pay) to mail! They are light as a feather…Brilliant!

Hope you are having a great TGIF!

Engagement Photos

Just wanted to share the BEAUTIFUL photos my good friend Becky took of Todd and I for our engagement. We had the kids tag along to get some family photos as well!

I love just each and every one! Here are just a few:

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Make sure you check out more at her website and her Facebook Page.

Thank YOU again & again Becky! XOXO

Sew Happy

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Finally got some time to play with my sewing machine and made a little ring bearer pillow for our upcoming wedding. Super simple! (and best of all free since my fiancé owns an upholstery shop full of scraps)

Here is the tutorial I loosely based mine on: Martha Stewart

I used vintage rose seam binding sewed to the center for tying the rings on. What do you think? I’m pretty happy with it and love how it turned out!

Fun with Flowers

This Friday I have my first appointment with a potential florist for our wedding. I’m super excited.

One of my favorite wedding blogs is Style Me Pretty. I just came across their awesome Build a Board Tool.

(Kind of like Pinterest but a little more specific & you can make different layouts)

This is what I will be bringing to the florist for “inspiration” for our wedding:

// Bouquets //

// Centerpieces //