Tag: bride

Party All The Time!

Advice, DIY, Wedding June 22, 2015

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Throwing parties are one of the funniest/most stressful part of being a future bride.  It takes equal parts intense planning and a total “go with the flow” mindset. So needless to say, I had to do a lot of meditating last week.  Here’s a quick walk through engagement party #2 Orange County.

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Fresh flowers were a must.   My favorite DIY floral arrangements include Peonies, lisianthus, hydrangea, hanging amaranthus, and tons of greenery.  Oh and I also spray painted some Starbucks bottles for vases.

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I like to add a little quote to remind everyone why they came.

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Then there was our LOVE table.

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I simply love brunch, so our engagement party was filled with eggs, pancakes, fruit, veggie meat, and all types of confections.  I made some cookies that I will feature in a future post.

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No brunch is complete without mini pancakes and fresh berries.

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Selfie cookies were a must.  Such a great company!

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Just me and my Mommy!  Also, note the floral wall.  This was my favorite project of the event.

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Two of my 7 bridesmaids were able to make it out.  In these days and times we live all across the globe and it’s good to see each other when we can.

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See what they gave me?  Oh it’s nothing, just a basket FULL of cuteness!!!

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There were selfies galore, this was one of my favorites!

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Stevie did some singing, there’s no way he can be within 20 feet of a piano and not take full advantage.

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The party was a day before my Grandma turned 89.  Yup, this lady is 89, Black don’t crack.  I believe that’s what they say.

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Even Erin and Kevin were surprised.

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These women have all known me since before I was even myself.  They have been spectacular guides and wonderful examples.

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We welcome the new additions to our family with open arms.  We were so glad Pastor White, my soon to be Father-in-law made it out.  There’s my flower wall again…it made another appearance.  Embrace it!!!

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Overall, the day was a success.  Aaron and I thank all of you that made it out and those of you who were there in spirit.  XOXOXO

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Calling all my Bridesmaids

DIY, Lifestyle, Wedding January 16, 2015

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It’s go time…wedding planning has commenced and bridesmaids have been chosen.  Why ask like a normal person, when you can mail them a balloon filled with glitter and a note?  I never would, and that’s why I thank Pinterest for it’s many wonders.

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To get started you’ll need: a box, string, balloons, glitter (duh), Safety pins (not pictured), a funnel (I clearly made mine from paper and tape), and your message.  I got my supplies from Moskatels but if you don’t live in SoCal you can go to Michaels, also known as, the best place on earth.

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Here’s my message.  I took it all the way back to junior high for this one.

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Roll up the message and slide into the deflated balloon.  Pretty simple.

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Then use your funnel to add the glitter.  I used large and small glitter.  You can NEVER have too much glitter, don’t let anyone tell you anything different.

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Then blow up the balloon, make sure it still fits the box (releasing air from a glitter filled balloon is NO fun).  Tie the string and add the “pop me” note and safety pin.

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Now your done and you can make all the ladies, or gents, in your life feel super special.  I love all of my ladies!!!  More arts and crafts to come.  We have another art day scheduled for this Sunday!!!

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