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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Aisle Runner - Finished!

I have another DIY project finished: the aisle runner! I'm really happy that it is finally done. It was a royal pain. It took me a few weeks to finish it because I just didn't have the patience for it recently. There were lots of tiny lines and it took a while to figure out which paintbrush was going to work the best. gave me the idea to do the DIY aisle runner. I really liked the idea of taking something simple and personalizing it. So, without further ado, here it is:

It's not perfect (one of my lovely pups bumped me as I was standing up and I dropped the paintbrush onto the fabric... I will eventually get the spot out, but for now, I'm just glad that the biggest part is done!), but I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Soon, I will put up my instructions (a few changes from Road to the Aisle) and some pictures of the journey to the finish. ;) However, for now, my hands need a break!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Engagement Announcement

I am so excited! Our first engagement announcement made it to my parents' town's newspaper today (Plymouth Pilot News - Plymouth, Indiana)! It looks pretty good, too! :)

If you'd like to see it, you can find it here. We are on page 5 right at the top center of the page. Okay, so I can't wait for you to see it, so here is a preview of it:

It's so exciting! I didn't think i would be this thrilled about the engagement announcement! But, I most definitely am. Please, share my joy! :D

It took a few weeks for it to get posted, but I am definitely pleased with the result.

I still plan to have the announcement put in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania newspaper (Philip's grandparents), the Phoenix, Arizona newspaper (Philip's Mom & Stepdad), and the podunk, Pennsylvania newspaper (Philip's Dad & Stepmom... okay, so I can't remember the name of the little bitty town - HA!). I wonder if the excitement will wear off for those announcements? I doubt it! :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wedding Planning Resources

I have spent a lot of hours researching online about DIY weddings. I've had quite a bit of luck. There are lots of very helpful brides out there! I know that many brides are not Google savvy, so I have compiled a list of the websites/blogs that I use most often. I was going to just do a blog post about it, but I wanted it to be easy to get to even after this post isn't on the main page.

So, I've dedicated a page to this cause. ;) You can see it at the top of the blog. It's titled "Resources." You can also get to the page by clicking here.

I hope that brides can get some inspiration or even some instructions from these resources like I did! If there are any blogs/websites that you think should be added, please let me know! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Final Engagement Photos

We got the disc in the mail on Friday with our final, edited engagement photos. They turned out really well. The only thing I wish was that there were a little more variety. I know we posed for a lot of different shots. I didn't see a lot of those in the finals. We ended up with 41 final photos... that seems legit because he told us 40 to 50. It's just that some of them are just black and whites or sepias of the same photo.

Don't get me wrong; I love our photos. And, I still definitely recommend Lucas McDonough. I mean, we paid $50.00 for the photos. So, they are definitely fantastic to the max. :)

Instead of posting all of the photos to this post (it would have taken 87 years and it would also require effort for viewers to find when I post a few more entries after this one), I made a page specifically for the engagement photos. You can see it at the top of the page (it's called "Engagement Photos") or you can just click here to go there directly.
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