Thursday, October 23, 2008

#407: that don't impress me much.

hey shania, where are you?

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that don't impress me much. that used to be my anthem. and it still kind of is. i think my ex-bf in college struggled with my 'meh'ness the most; i was probably the most unimpressed girlfriend he'd ever had in his life. it was (really) fun at the time to see him try so hard (i was 19 and didn't know much about respecting relationships yet. obviously.) but there was also something more than slightly unattractive about a guy who measured himself only by how "impressive" he could be.

i digress.

not much fazes me (um, except myself). i think it has something to do with the fact that i'm really lazy and yet totally opinionated. do lazy people even have the right to be opinionated? meh. fact is, i'm too lazy to get excited over something my opinionated self doesn't think is worth getting excited about.

getting to the point, though not much impresses me, i was struck by the awe-stick yesterday when i received an email from one of my 3 readers.

she took a $68 PLAIN WHITE target wedding dress and did a handy dandy number on it to make it hers. and by handy dandy, i mean something pretty amazing.

and then on top of that, she created her own paper flowers as part of the tablescape.

and then on top of THAT, she covered all of her matchbox favors (theme = animal love).






stunning, right? made me go daaaaaayyyyyyuuuuuummmmmm.

happy friday, ya'll.

{thanks kimi!}

24 comments:

Gossip. Style. Wed. said...

Holy mother of God, how did she do that?!? More details please!!

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Allegra said...

Thats is the prettiest thing I've seen done to a wedding dress in a LONG time! And I'm a wedding photographer so I see LOTS of dresses!

PurpleLime said...

Wow, that dress looks stunning. Who would have thought it was such a bargain and DIY??

Oh, and I think we could be the same person in regards to being lazy and opinionated. Yes, we have the right to be opinionated!

Tusset said...

That dress is amazing!

Bridechka said...

daaaaaayyyyyyuuuuuummmmmm is RIGHT... tell us how!

casablancabride said...

wow...that's fantastic!

Allie said...

That's a-ma-zing! I think we all need a tutorial. I especially love how the pattern extends past the bottom of the dress. Some people are just amazing.

Kat said...

That is freaking fantastic! Which dress was it? I didn't realize that target had any dresses that had any amount of a train!

Melissa said...

Amazing!

ka1t_lyn said...

Wow amazing! Wish I had that kind of talent.

Also, you have more than 3 readers. More like 905 according to google reader :)

Guilty Secret said...

That is pretty impressive. I love the dress.

Paisley said...

Yes, tutorials are a must. I also want to see more stuff from her wedding. I'm sure it had so many other lovely touches!

Kathryn said...

I am VERY impressed. MUCH impressed.

bekapaige said...

oh. my. gosh. Amazing! I love the dress and the candles!

Brian, Katie, and Bella said...

daaaaammmmn is right!!

and make me number 4 if you are still stuck on only having three (which I doubt) because my google reader just brought me to you, and I am in love!!

pasadena said...

Her dress i fabulous! WOW! WOW! WOW!

Angie said...

That dress is amazing! Also, you definitely have more than three readers!

Rae said...

W.O.W.- Like PP I'm gonna need more details!

AmyJean said...

That dress is awesome!

Kara said...

I lovvve the paper flowers! Could someone please share some ideas on HOW you do these!?

C.Reynolds said...

Wow, I am speechless. If only I was that talented....grr

diane said...

wow. this is gorgeous!
love your blog btw. i'm a recent "follower" also trying to plan a wedding on a budget :)

Cornerstone Events said...

OMG! That is gorgeous! Would LOVE to know how she did that! Wouldn't we all love to be that talented and creative!! Thank you for sharing!