Monday, May 25, 2009

Wedding: Invites

It really is never ending.

We had decided on invites but then it seemed that no one really like them and we were going to have to change everything about them and my mother was upset my parents' names weren't going on them. We could have squeezed that on, but then the Flemings didn't seem pleased that their names would be left off and I ended up with an invite made for a more modern wording ("toghether with their families...") that I was trying to make work for everyone and I was starting to hate it.

So I'm starting over from scratch. Mom found a printer who will make them look how I want, I just have to send her the copy for it. So that's what I'm working on this week. Designing my invites from scratch. I realize this is probably going to cost more but I'm done complaining because it's making the person paying for it happier and really that's what matters right?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Scrapping: May C2P kit

We've been without internet and cable at home (I know, toture) and this weekend I managed to get quite a few layouts done, in addition to being home sick. (stupid cold)

I tore through the May C2P kit (which if should be available at the end of the week!) which was completely lovely and fun to work with.

C2P: A formal Affair

I'm never entirely happy with the first layout I do with a kit. I feel like this one ended up to busy now that I look at it. The photos are from way back when (see that ex boyfriend there) at a Band Formal at Tech I went to in 2003 with my band friends (I think I got to go because I was in concert band). It was a fun time even if it was silly. I cherished that photo at the top of me fixing David's tie for a long time (you can see the ring he wore that I gave him which was probably the main reason).

C2P: Pretty

At this point I feel i hit my stride. I love these photos of the girls from my friend Kevin's wedding in Florida last may and the pink of my dress was just perfect with the pink of paper. I actually ended up scrapping a bunch of these photos.

C2P: nothing like a day at the beach

I love how the simplicity of this one just put the whole thing together.

C2P: love

This one is a little different with the paint and etc, but I was going for messy. I think it turned out all right.

C2P: the tripod

More shots from Kev's wedding this one with Kev actually in it. This was sort of a sad LO for me to make, knowing we aren't as close as we used to be, but this is the last shot I have of the three of us looking like best buds (seriously Kev is similing. I'm not kidding he always looks like that in photos unless he's making some sort of face).

C2P: Bowling Green

Simple, but it gets the point across.

C2P: I love you

Champ and I again. I try to do at least one random LO with each kit about us (two this month!) so that I can put them in our album which I'm hoping will be on display at the rehearsal dinner/reception.

I've noticed my style has started to lean towards simplistic and minimalistic. I always feel like there isn't enough on the page but then if I add something else it feels busy. Odd isnt' it? Granted I think I'm getting into that bare-bones of scrapping: pictures + story. Now if I could get the same effect in the rest of my life.

I got some more done with the latest little red scrapbook kit (which is so vintage!) and I need to photograph those. Hopefully I'll get them up to flickr at least by the end of the week.

Thanks for looking!! (as always feedback is greatly appreciated)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wedding: Favors, Photography and Music - HELP!

I'm stuck.

I've been wracking my brain for a cute idea for wedding favors and I can't come up with anything creative and fun. I need the blog world's help. Someone please, anyone, give me some advice. I've seen a million and one cute ideas, but I need something to spark and I need to hear that someone just loved something.

In addition I need some tips on photography. Certain photos that we should def include in our "must have taken" list. Also suggestions where we should have the bulk of our kT and Champ photos taken would be grand as well.

Finally I'm calling the DJ (actually here and just a second) and I need some advice with music lists so that I have an idea of what I want to add to my playlist before i start digging through, what I'm sure is an enormous collection he has. (Kudos to the DJ for having an online playlist tool!) Recs for cocktail/dinner music (think jazzy romantic, Michael Buble', the Rat Pack, Harry Conick Jr. and etc), dancing music (nothing too hokey!) and general stuff.

Thanks so much!! <3

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wedding: Invitations

After much deliberation and much back and forth I finally decided on the invites. I'm fairly certain I'm the only person that really likes them because I'm pretty sure Champ doesn't love them and Mom really wanted different ones with a little tux and dress on them, but I put my foot down and made a decision. These were the second choice, but mom really didn't like the first choice invites, and I kept going back to these. They are modern and yet refined.

We'll have the invite, the reception card, response card and note cards with our initials. For us everything that's in brown will be in the bright pink and everything in blue will be in navy. I would have done it the other way around but that felt like too much pink.

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