Wedding Day!

>> Sunday, September 17, 2006

It's our wedding day today! I'm up early after tossing and turning last night...I had to get up and make a list of all the little things I wanted to remember. I finished the flowers last night, my bouquet is creamy white roses, the pale pink are extras for flower girl petals. The bridesmaid bouquet is dark pink roses. It was so much fun choosing flowers yesterday!

We found lovely pink snow berries to add to the vases.
And finally, one of the boutonnieres:
Thank you so much everyone for all your best wishes for our wedding, see you when we return!


Speaking of flowers...

>> Wednesday, September 13, 2006

That's right, I'm going to breeze in and post as if I haven't been neglecting needle book. I finished my graphic design contract on Monday and I'm starting to catch up with everything. Our home is starting to look a little more organized! I'm also doing lots of wedding crafts which I wish I could show you but I want to keep most of them as surprises.

Today I made some paper mats to go under our vases in the centre of each table. We found nice ceramic vases at IKEA a long time ago and thought we might as well get them. It's one of many things we're so glad we did do at the time because the wedding date is now coming up so fast. I can't believe it's this Sunday, I keep feeling there must be an extra weekend in there somewhere.
I had a great time today flower shopping. There are a group of four flowers shops on Avenue Road just south of Davenport and I've always loved them but rarely get up there. But they're perfect for the wedding flowers because they are all just full of rows and rows of beautiful, fresh, inexpensive flowers. I noticed to my delight that most of the flowers are arranged nicely in bouquets already. For example, they have pretty roses already arranged to form a dome with the thorns trimmed. I'm tempted to consider roses now for the bouquets because they were so nice - white roses would be really elegant, but the white ones tinged with pink may be my favourites. The shops also have buckets with large leaves that you can buy individually, so I can frame my bouquet with leaves.
I picked up some flowers to try out for the table decorations. The tiger lilies are my favourite because they also have a wonderful scent. Now I have to go finish working on the seating chart...p.s. Thanks for your comments Heather, as always! I love the green jar too, I think it's vintage and it's probably meant for cookies but right now we have granola bars in it. I put a measuring cup in the background so you can see how large it is.



>> Sunday, September 03, 2006

Today was another day to do odds and ends to get ready for the wedding. It's in TWO WEEKS! It's starting to seem very very soon. We were very happy with our idea for favours. Three people today asked me what favours are (although to be fair one of them was my four-year-old niece) so I will just mention that they are the little chocolates or suchlike that you take away with you as a treat/thank you/memento. Much like the loot bag but of course more weddingish and elegant. I spent most of the afternoon assembling the favours, printing out labels and writing people's names on the tags since they will double as place cards. Of course I can't show any pictures so it's a surprise for my readers who will also be guests!

Speaking of my niece/flower girl, I just talked with her on the phone this afternoon and as always (believe it or not throughout our year-long engagement) she was greatly interested in hearing more about the wedding plans. She was asking to see my wedding dress a year ago before I'd even picked up a bridal magazine. She was very excited today to hear about the cake and the favours and told me she was really looking forward to the wedding.

Today I also did a practice run with my bouquet. I'm actually making the two bouquets and four boutonnieres myself since I felt I could do it. I don't know if it's a good thing or not but knowing so many crafts I just assume I can make anything. But I really don't know much about flowers. The style I like best is just tied in the middle with floral tape, then covered with a thick ribbon, then a thinner ribbon in a bow. I have special ribbons which I am saving for the real thing. I love white flowers but I wasn't sure they would work since my dress is off-white but I held up the bouquet next to it and it looks very nice. I wanted gardenias but I've heard they need to be wired because they don't have substantial stems. I do really like carnations though.

Here is a close-up picture. The final thing will be more carefully done, I just wanted to try it out generally. I will make sure the ribbon covers the floral tape. But I do prefer simpler, more natural-looking bouquets anyway, with just one kind of flower. I may add leaves around it though.
And finally how lovely do Blair and Peter look on their wedding day? I love her anniversary photograph too.


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