Thursday, November 20, 2008


I forgot to mention that we found a photographer! We met with Pattie Gabriel the day of Becky and Steve's wedding at her studio. Steve and I really liked all of her work. I really liked some of the little things you don't get with other places. For example, our proofs will come in a handmade box for us to keep. Besides these things Patti seemed really easy to get along with and I think it will be great to have her document our special day.


I just saw this cute saying on Once Wed. They made boxes to place feathers in to toss as the newley weds walked back down the aisle. The boxes had this saying attached: "When the newly weds walk your way, toss these feathers and shout 'HOORAY". I may replace feathers with poms and attach to the bags with the poms in them. :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Paper Pomander Balls

I have always loved the idea of pomander balls hanging down the aisle(on the chairs) but getting these seems silly as I'm sure they aren't cheap and then there's the hassle of flowers falling off of them. But then I saw this DIY project on Once Wed. They are paper pomander balls. The approximate cost of one is $5, but they got the Styrofoam balls SUPER cheap. I paid $5 for one at Micheal's!
So last weekend I picked up a ball, paper(its Martha Stewart) and a cute flower paper punch(also Martha...found it cheaper later at WalMart though). The rest I used what I had at home. I think it turned out really good. I can only imagine how great one made with all the right materials would look.

My delima now is do I want to make these and have the pom poms on the chairs? It might be too much. Oh and the pomanders would probably only go on every other row half way down the Piper Palm House. I don't know! Sometimes I think I have too many ideas and they aren't all going to go together! eek.

Did some research today and I found this site where you can get the balls for about $1.75 each, when purchasing 12. Not too bad.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pom Poms 2

I found these two pics of throwing pom poms. It makes me love them even more. I have been trying to think of ways we can use them as decorations as well. I really like what this couple did. They had three next to each other, but they were in the middle of pews. I don't know where you would find something like they used or how to attach them to chairs. Any ideas?

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Things have been very busy lately. We were in St Louis last weekend for Becky and Steve's wedding (congratulations!!!) and ever since then the ball has really gotten rolling on planning. We met with a photographer last Saturday, I emailed a florist and ceremony officiant this week and mom called a caterer today for us. We have been lining up days we are back in STL next with appointments. It is going to be very busy, but I can't wait to get everything going! I have lots of pictures and things I want to blog about. Hopefully I can find time later on to fill you in on everything.