Monday, April 29, 2013

DIY Bridesmaid Invites

1/ Colorful Sharpies
2/ Sequins or confetti
3/ Scissors
4/ Chevron ribbon
5/ Plain colored cards & Envelopes
6/ String of your choice
7/ Hearts cut from fabric in the shade of bridesmaid dress color
8/ Washi tape
9/ Glue

I knew that I wanted to craft up a special way to ask my beautiful friends to be a part of the big day ever since I pinned this pin here!  So here you have it - a very simple DIY card with a hand written message to each of them.  & now you all know the color I have chosen for their dresses...mustard yellow! I cut out a heart shaped piece of mustard fabric, glued it into the card, & told them that this would be the color of the dresses, but that I wanted each one to be unique and summery (if that's even a word?!) I have fallen hard for mustard in probably the last year and couldn't imagine the day any other way. The sequins were the final touch, placed inside the card in a big messy pile so that as they each opened them up a little mini confetti party would take place. The only hard part about asking in this manner was waiting for what seemed like forever to actually "ask them". I am so not good with surprises, but it was well worth the wait. 

How did you ask your bridesmaids to be a part of your wedding day?! I would love to hear... 

Monday, April 22, 2013

a camouflage proposal

a terribly blurry screen shot from the film of the emotional moment. & yes, that would be my pants slowly falling off. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

we're engaged!!!!!!!

at 6:30 in the morning, in the middle of the woods, while wearing camo pants, moments after shooting a turkey Leland John - my bestest friend, truest companion, & most patient turkey hunting guide asked me to be his wife. to spend forever together. to raise babies & battle the ups and downs of life together. to live out & encourage each other in our dreams together. what a happy day! & thanks to lee's good friend, Taylor the entire proposal is on film and will be shared one day on this here blog. for now we are savoring in the first moments of the term fiance and hitting the wedding magazines. thank you lee for making me the happiest girl in the world. you have the biggest most patient & tender heart and I am so ready to explore the world with you.