Friday, May 8, 2009

#631: stuff.

hi again.

i've been wanting to share these pictures with you. because i think they're nice.

but before i do, let me just say that after a small meltdown earlier this week, i feel like i'm in a good place. in other words, i've got my sh*t together. for now.

big sigh of relief.

i'd also like to add -- that i wouldn't be even close to this sane without my little sister. she's been cc'd on every email i've been blasting out for the past few weeks re: for crafts, for the rehearsal lunch, for the guestbook table, for meetings, for ideas, for a song she's going to sing during the ceremony, for the slideshow she's putting together for our entrance, for drams. everything. she only just turned 25 (our little baby!) but she's been my friggin' anchor. go figure. she's done things unprompted like clearing her schedule for this entire month so that she could be available to help me with any and all things.

i mean. srsly? i'm not even close to being as thoughtful.

and to put things into perspective, let's just say she's the kind of person who has 1000+ friends on facebook. uh, not in a weird way but in a she's-a-major-social-butterfly way. do you know what i'm saying here.

anyways.

point being. there isn't quite anything like a sister and i'm so stankin' happy to have mine. she's not my friend...she's my sister.

it's different.

here's a shot of our placecards and a closeup of the centerpieces. my bridesmaids and i spent a saturday and sunday (read: 8+ hours) cutting, folding, gluing, horsing, hurting (glue gun = scary).


30 comments:

LPC said...

OK. So you left something out of your blog title. It's not Ten Thousand Only. It's Beautiful For Ten Thousand Only. This may be the first post that would ever want me to craft stuff in my entire career of reading about people's weddings.

Rosalie said...

Those are damn beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

So, I have to ask -- I'm intrigued by how perfectly you can make your paper roses. I've tried and tried, and every time I make mine, they look emaciated and ugly.

Any hints?

holly p said...

Everything looks beautiful!

I'm glad you have your sister to depend on. I have a little sister that is my rock too, it's awesome.

Linda said...

They look wonderful. I love them!

Tiffany @ bride-on-purpose said...

LOVE!!! WTF girl... these are amazing... you've been hiding your amazing talent!! DIY tutorial?!?! Glad to hear the experience with your sister has been so amazing!!!

Stephanie Lyn said...

I really, really like these creations. Your wedding is going to be gorgeous.

Just realize being a woman is complicated... you have to hit the bottom to build yourself back up. It's great that you have such a wonderful little sis. Weddings bring people together & make you realize how much your family really does support you

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jessica lynn said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful. you must eb so proud :)

Mo said...

Really pretty, the roses came out amazing.
I totally relate to having sisters you can rely on. I am the baby sister in the family, and I don't know what I'd do without my big sisters!

Nicole said...

I love these projects. Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations!!

Your post also reminds me of all the love I have for my own younger and extremely thoughtful sister.

ya meg said...

serious? paper roses? those are so sic! I'm going to attempt!

Katelin said...

aw those are gorgeous. i love it.

vanessa said...

Looks like those practice runs paid off. Everything looks awesome! Love the escort cards too.. so cute! How are you going to display them? In cute little pots?!

Kristy said...

Those look awesome. And props to your little sister. I love mine, too. I'm 90% sure I found my dress, but my mom wants me to keep looking while my sister says the one I found is great. It's nice to have support from somewhere.

Tri the Knot said...

Little sisters are the best!It's surprising how helpful they can be. Thought all they were good for is taking your clothes. :)

Your place cards are too cute!

Cristina Gallardo said...

It looks amazing and i know how difficut it's to make these little flowers!

Mollie D said...

I'm so with you on this one. I have a small homage to my sister on my page. My break downs came early on and she was amazing. And this woman who has kids and work and a million people who need her has made a large amount of her time available to me. It scares me as I get closer, I will probably put her through that again!

Great post- great escort thingys- sisters rule

Megan said...

Everything is beautiful! Great job.

PLANNING ON PENNIES said...

<3 beautiful!

Jennifer {Bridal Inquirer} said...

WOW! I cant wait to see the professional pics! These look AMAZING just like that! Everything is really coming together. So exciting!!!

un-bride said...

Ah yes, hot glue guns. Never meant to be in the hands of anyone nearly as clumsy as me. And yet, your papery things look perfect.

flamingofluffy said...

those are the bomb diggity.

and, the centerpiece "tree," how in the world did you construct it?

Julia said...

beautiful! beautiful words, too.

amber {daisy chain} said...

Those paper flowers are gorgeous!! Doesn't it feel good to have so many things checked off your list?

Elizabeth said...

Wow. Absolutely beautiful!!!

ema.leigh said...

These are SO beautiful! I'm actually using that GREEN paper in our wedding too!! Michael's? How funny!! I love your centerpieces.

Adri said...

wow! amazing and very beautiful!

Rachel (joliejolie) said...

i love the centerpiece with the flowers!! what did you put it in to keep it standing up?

Joy said...

Hey!!! I want the same paper flowers centerpieces, I fell in love with them when I first time I saw them back on last December, I've been playing with them ever since, I love the way yours turn out! great job! :)

The Perfect Pear l.l.c. - Jeremiah K said...

wow! nice! all the accessories are well made! beautiful indeed! :)

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