Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Fall Wedding!

Yesterday was my friend Michele's wedding day. Everything was beautiful! The bride was breathtaking (of course), the reception place was gorgeous, and everything was just lovely in spite of the rain. They even got to take a few pictures outside when the rain let up, and from what i saw on the photographer's laptop (don't you love it when a wedding photographer does that? you get to see wedding pictures DURING the wedding! nothin' like instant gratification), their photos are gonna be perfect.

I loved the colors Michele picked; brown, orange, and green. (Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive, to be exact.) Perfect for a fall wedding. Michele & DJ had a twiggy "tree" set up near the entrance with cardstock leaves (in their 3 colors) hanging all over it. Each guest's name and table number was on a leaf. They had to be the most unique and creative placecards i've ever seen!

A few weeks ago a group of stampers got together to make some things for Michele and DJ's special day. Here are some of the handstamped items we created.

The program, made of Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip, stamped with the Baroque Motifs stamp set:
The tables were beautiful. They each had a table number which had also been stamped with Baroque Motifs (using the Rock n' Roll technique). They all had a Chocolate Chip base and a Very Vanilla top layer. The other layer was either Old Olive or Pumpkin Pie.

And then at each place setting was a menu card. Again, some with Pumpkin Pie and some with Old Olive, all tucked into chocolate brown cloth napkins. Put all that together with beautiful floral centerpieces which used a pumpkin instead of a vase and a tablecloth which inspired me to stamp something gorgeous, and the tables were so pretty.

So of course, when i sat down to make a card for Michele & DJ, i HAD to use their three colors again. If you've read my blog for awhile, you've seen a card a bit like this one before, but to me it looks completely different in these colors. The hearts & swirls, and the sentiment, are embossed in Classy Copper. I also did something for this card that i had never done before. I wanted my brads to match perfectly, but they were gold, not copper. So i pushed their tops into my Versamark pad, and then into the embossing powder. Holding each brad with needlenose pliers, i heated them with my embossing gun. And voila, copper brads!

Michele and DJ, may God bless you richly as you begin your new lives together! Thanks for including me in your beautiful wedding day.

1 comment:

Alison Shiloh Wear said...

clever fix for the brads! I've painted them with nail polish before when I wanted red brads.