Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wedding Weekend

Yesterday was my sister's wedding. It was beautiful weather here in Austin. The reception was on a boat that goes up and down Lady Bird Lake. We went under the bridges just as all the bats came out. It was pretty cool timing. No major catostrophes and overall a really smooth wedding. I'll have to get pics from some of my family to post. I'm horrible at taking pictures. I must say that my Bump It was a big success again and made for easy bridesmaid hair. You just stick that sucker in and BAM, its basically done.
I figured today that I wouldn't be in the mood for wedding what nots, but we're on borrowed time since Clay leaves for safari in a week and doesn't get back until four days before the wedding. He also got a contract on his house last week and they want to close two days before the wedding. It will be madness. We picked up my wedding band today before he left for Dallas for some meetings so at least that is checked off the list. We'll also go to the county office this week to do the marriage license. After he left, I got started on projects. First, I did the wine cork labels for the food tables:

Then, I cranked out a handful of tissue poms. I'm done poofing them out ahead of time. The rest, I'll just fold and cut and poof out at the venue so they don't get squished. As long as it doesn't rain at the reception, these will be hanging in all the trees

Here is the latest on the candy buffet. I haven't filled up the gummy bear jars yet since I think they'll get funky if I leave them out. I just wanted to get an idea of how its coming together. I do think I need a tone on tone patterned table cloth for this table or a solid color instead of white to keep it bright. The lollipop trees will also have clear rock candy stuck in there as well to fill them up.

Here are my little antique wedding people on the cake topper. She has a veil too, but I'll put it on when its actually at the venue.

Here is a full shot that includes the big monogram my grandpa crafted for me. After the wedding, it will don the shelves in my craft room. I love it. I think it will make for a great back drop. The desk is my little craigslist find that I got for $50. After a little paint and new knobs, it turned out pretty good. It'll make for a great sewing desk once I get all the wedding stuff moved out.

On top of the craziness, we are dog sitting for a friend that has a cockapoo named Penelope. I don't think they have stopped playing for two days. Her and Ruby have been running laps around the house and yard all day. Bruiser just steals her toys and steers clear of the girls.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Layer Cake Shop

If you haven't seen this website, you are missing out! Layer Cake Shop has the cutest baking supplies ever. They have a great assortment of baking cups, flavoring oils, and cupcake toppers. I love all of their vintage inspired cupcake picks. They are so cute. For my rehearsal dinner, I'm doing individual cherry cheesecake pies so I ordered these cups:

I also ordered some flavoring oil in champagne and orange. I'm going to try to make champagne cupcakes for something. I don't know for what in particular, but it sounds really good. They also have cute colored printable labels for all you DIY brides.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wedding Swirl and Curl

When I was little, my sister and I used to have "swirl and curl, a.k.a makeover" with my Grandma Heckmann and anyone else that would let us. My uncle used even let me hairspray his beard! Apparently, letting go of giving makeovers is as hard as giving up the Caboodle. So, after my bridal shower, I went back to my mom's house where after a "little" wine, I started doing makeovers. Gracie (my goddaughter, cousin, and junior bridesmaid) got it first. Poor thing had her brows plucked for the first time.
*Gracie, I know you read this, so just know I did it out of love my little grasshopper.

Then, came my mom. Good thing my uncle was there to capture the shananigans with his iPhone. Click here to see my Facebook page where the videos are posted. Always lots of laughs when we get together.
p.s. and yes, that is my blue Caboodle in the video. I don't think I'll ever get rid of it...


Geez, another two weeks have gone by without a post. There has just been so much going on. It's like Christmas almost everyday I go home with all the packages of wedding stuff that is waitin on the doorstep. We have gotten so many big checks marked on the 'ole to do list. I still have quite a few craft projects to do but Clay leaves on safari in a week and a half so I will have two weeks of quiet to get lots knocked out. We found wedding bands, which was huge victory. He went for a ring by a designer named Konstantino. Its really different. It has a cross design on one side, and onyx on the other. For me, we found a band to match my engagement ring perfectly and it will be here on Friday since they didn't have it in stock.

I had my bridal shower on 13th hosted by my bestfriend and MOH, Tressa, and her mother. It was great. She is going to send me pics so I can post them. I did, however, find out that day that the new Mystic Tan formulas are way different now. I spray tanned that morning and just kept getting darker all day. I looked like Malibu Barbie by that night...and not in a good way. Obviously, I do not need to add a bronzer to the new formula! Good thing I did a test run before the big day. Wouldn't want to look like Anne Hathaway in Bride Wars:

I did decide on the rehearsal dinner decor. I wanted something that tied into the wedding colors, but didn't want to match it. So, I'm going with the red and turquoise as my color scheme. I found white cloth napkins for cheap at Target. I'm going to tie them with turqouise grosgrain ribbon that has a white hemstitch on it and secure a little fake bright cherry to it. It sounds corny, but I think it will be cute a whimsical. I ordered bright turquoise tablecloths and will put white bud vases down the middle with red ranunculas. For dessert, I'm making individual cherry cheesecake pies in red polka dotted cupcake cups. I think it will all come together nicely. Dinner will be short and sweet since there is a herd of us going to the venue that night to start setting up. Here are some pics from Martha Stewart of the same color scheme:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I guess I'm feeling "bloggy" today or something. I went home for lunch and stepped upon a package on the front doorstep. It's my candy buffet candy! I'm not sure if it was a good idea to order it so far in advance, but I wanted to make I got enough. I have a SERIOUS addicition to anything fruit flavored when it comes to candy. Gummy bears are my enemy. I'm just glad they are wrapped in big bags so it would have to be a really bad day for me to want to rip those babies open. Now I have to stare at this mound of goodness for the next six weeks.

However, I was happy with the mini lollipops. The color is perfect and I love the white swirls. I think they will look great on my lollipop trees that I showed you in this post. Here they are up close:

I also finished the cake topper a couple of nights ago. I'm not sure if I mentioned it, but my cake topper people are antiques that my mom found on Etsy. They are pretty little, so I wanted to make a unique topper that gave them some kind of backdrop. I'll post another pic when I get them secured to the base, but here is the main part:

Its been awhile...

I can't believe I haven't had a post in almost two weeks! There has been so much going on lately. It seems like every night and every weekend is full of errands to run, things to mail, places to go, and rsvps to log in. The responses are starting to come in. Looks like it will be quite a party! We are down to the nitty gritty. We getting balances paid, rentals done, and final charts made. My grandpa made a huge wood monogram for the candy buffet that turned out so great. I love it. It will don the shelves of my craft room after the wedding. I got the proofs back from my bridal portraits and I'm really happy with the way they turned out. Since most of you have seen my shoes (and tried on by a certain junior bridesmaid), I'll give you one bridal pic sneak peek.