Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DIY Passport Wedding Programs

UPDATE: Order these adorable Passport Wedding Programs for YOUR wedding at my new Etsy shop, Becky Seymour Designs!

You may remember my exciting purchase of a Print Gocco last summer. I had many elaborate plans for using the adorable Japanese screen printing machine for wedding projects. Unfortunately Adobe Illustrator and my home printer won out and the poor Print Gocco was only used once. But the results were lovely and well worth the splurge to buy it!

What IS a Print Gocco, you ask? Check it out online here.

I used mine to print the covers of my passport programs!

We designed the cover and inside pages in Adobe Illustrator. The cover I screen printed with my Gocco. The inside pages included our wedding party, ceremony outline, in memorial and a list of things to do between the ceremony and reception (always important when there is a gap!). We scattered vintage passport stamps throughout the pages. The inside pages were printed on my home computer.

My husband (then fiance!) and I had an assembly party with our DVR and a glass of wine.

And here is our finished product!

I love them! And they fit our theme so well. Success!

Monday, February 21, 2011

I'm a MRS!

Matt and I were MARRIED this past weekend. Our wedding wasn't perfect but it was a blast. I can't wait to share more from our special day with my readers.

Did I stay in my budget? I'll be revealing all the details over the next few weeks. For now, I am enjoying some QT with my husband.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sneak Peak: BHLDN Bridal

When I heard that Urban Outfitter (the parent company of one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie) was coming out with a bridal line I swooned. And then I turned meanly-jealous. Knowing that these lovely dresses were coming just an eensy-bit too late for me to wear them hurt my heart just a little. I had to wade through piles full of polyester and pick-ups to find my dress. Luckily my dress was there, between cupcake mountains of virginal white that made me nauseous. But I would have killed to wear one of these lovely BHLDN dresses. Not a pick-up in site, thank god.

The prices are a little steep for ladies in my budget bracket. Bridal gowns range from $1,000-$4,000 and bridal party dresses from $200-$400. Although I'd seriously consider breaking the bank for the chance to wear one of these dresses. Perhaps I should be glad the opportunity missed me :)

Thank you to 100 Layer Cake for the pictures.

8 Days!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Officially in the Single-Digit Countdown


So, what am I doing today with just 9 days left until our wedding? I am going to the ballet with my mom, sister and one of my bridesmaids. We are seeing BalletMet's production of Cinderella. I am so very excited!

I feel like Matt and I are in a good place at the moment. We have 95% of our wedding "To-Do" list complete. Only a few small strings are left to tie up and we are knocking more out every day. I am taking pictures of everything and I can't wait to share the final products with my readers (after my guests have seen them first, of course!). This wedding has been planned in bits and pieces, by collecting things along the way. I am finally seeing the pieces come together (in my livingroom.... stacked to the ceiling!) and it looks better than I imagined. I think our theme kept us cohesive throughout the planning process and I can't wait for everyone to see the results!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Real Bridezilla Moment

What a Monday! I am enjoying a day off of work to work on wedding projects after a FABULOUS Bachelorette Party Weekend with all my besties. I had a few errands to run so I went to the mall with my future mother-in-law. We decided to check Men's Wearhouse to make sure the groomsmen were all sized.

Here's the problem. My fiance stopped in to check on things two weeks ago and then had our order totally wrong.  Wrong vests, wrong ties on every member of the wedding party. So he corrected them.... or so we thought!

When I went in today, they were STILL wrong! So I was working with one of their employees to fix our order when his co-worker came in. The co-worker remembered taking the corrections from my fiance, and he started arguing with me that they were done correctly, when I was just told that they weren't. He kept arguing as I walked out the door, so I turned around and yelled at him... It wasn't one of my finest moments. It was 100% real bridezilla. 

It left me feeling mean and pretty crappy. I've prided myself on being level-headed and rational. I don't think I've had any really blow-ups or meltdowns. Thank you, Men's Wearhouse, for bringing on my first.

Also, which of these vests do you think is turquoise?

Men's Wearhouse considers the top vest to be turquoise. The bottom is pool. Our official colors are red and turquoise, but I am definitely going with the bottom vest. Hopefully they don't up-charge me for the last minute change, cause that one was all me!

12 Days!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

DIY and Homemade Wedding Favors

My mom rocks. Seriously. She is very good in the kitchen and those skills are playing a big role in our wedding... and saving us some money along the way. Our favors are one of her homemade goodies, but I don't want to ruin the surprise until after our wedding. In the mean time, here are some of my favorite DIY and homemade wedding favors. They were a great inspiration in deciding on our own.

Maple Syrup from theknot.com
I love the pretty fabric toppers on these jarred treats. Adorable!
These pretty, printable favor cones from Martha Stewart.  Fill with candy, cocoa or cookie mixes and personalize!
Homemade Soap with instructions at Bridal Buds!
If only I was having a summer wedding... Cherries! Idea from Wedding Bees.

I can't wait to reveal my own favors soon. So soon!

17 Days!