Thursday, September 8, 2016

Something Blue Something New



PHOTO CREDIT: JRV PHOTOGRAPHY

 This is me on the day of my wedding, remembering my mom as I fiddled with her earrings.  She was no ordinary mom, and I felt like she was with me as she was in all the important moments of my life.
Mom must have whispered to God as soon as she set foot in heaven as I met Patrick only 3 months after mom passed on.

Before she did, she imparted to us all the love, wisdom, talent, resourcefulness, pragmatism (and much more) that she had.  She taught us to create with care, and to bless others with the work of our hands.  So off I went and thought to make as many elements of our wedding as I possibly can.


OUR MONOGRAM
THIS OR THAT?  SAVE THE DATES IN DIFFERENT SHADES
Patrick and I have been blessed to have similar tastes.  The first church we considered was Eastwood's John Paul II's Holy Family Chapel.  Once we went in, we both loved it and no other church compared.  Motif was a similar matter.  We based our ceremony on Luke 5:4 so the colors of the deep blue sea it was.




THE INVITATIONS

I can be pretty indecisive at times (this IS the only time I'm doing this) so I made 7 designs for my (now) hubby to choose from.  He liked almost everything and said I can make even more, one design per guest!  He is hilarious!



PUT OUT INTO THE DEEP  Luke 5:4


 THE CEREMONY

Couples don't usually choose "Put out into the deep" as their life verse but it is ours.  Our priest obliged us by agreeing to have it as the Gospel reading too.  If not for this verse, we wouldn't be together today.  That is another story for another day.



THE RECEPTION

To satisfy my craving for all things chalkboard, I made this stage backdrop for the reception.  It introduced everyone to the important members of our now-joined families.


OUR BACKDROP IN CHALKBOARD STYLE

PINK SUGAR'S CORNER

I must put a word in for our excellent dessert buffet by Pink Sugar.  They really stole the show!  Good thing we put them near the stage as the different types of dessert not just tasted good, they looked good too!  My brother gave the cake as a gift to us and it was so exquisite to look at.



I guess this photo was a lot closer to the end of the event as you can only see a bit of the center piece items.  We had a festive look with flowers, a jar for wisdom and wishes, candle bottle and book table number.



I put together a lot of jars with beribboned brooches and had all the guests give us their thoughts and well wishes.



The little jar above isn't finished yet - I took out the lid, sprinkled white snowy glitter and put wire flowers around it to make it look dainty.






The book table numbers were fun to make.



THE GIVEAWAYS

Pouches with unisex scents were also a delight to put together.  I made labels for men and for women.  The monogrammed pouches were actually supposed to all look alike but I think it turned out better (less boring)!


I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the DIYs I made for our wedding.  All the details made the day all the more special.

Now I'm reading a book "Three to Get Married" by Fulton Sheen.  Try to get a copy as it is put together so beautifully and it reminds us how God must be at the center of our marriage (or any relationship for that matter).

We are off to a good start as we embark and put out into the deep in this matrimonial adventure journey!



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