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our (extremely long, super fun, tiring, eventful, expensive) big day!

it’s over.

all the planning, all the work, diy-ing, trips to michaels, daily wedding blog checking, constant money being handed out, wedding magazines being bought, frantic emails to bridesmaids and family for help with last-minute details…. it’s finished.  centerpieces were grown, menus were written, 150 airplanes folded, labelled, bagged, then set up…. all the prep and work has come to an end!  people came, they watched us pledge our love to each other, they ate, they drank, danced, ate again, and left.  it almost seems silly to think about how much work goes into one day.  i actually am ok with everything being done.  i have however, come to the realization that i love making things.  and from what i’ve been told, i guess i’m pretty good at it 🙂 so that was exciting.  it’s nice to see that all the effort was worth it!

Soooooooooo, you are all aware that i did create, or help create almost all the decor that we used for the wedding.  well here my friends are those little details!  I’ll go into detail about them all in their own posts.

the centrepieces were grown by Matt and my mom & doug!

the flower on my dress was handmade by moi!

menu! it's just pencil crayon on cardstock...the other side has a stamp on it (see picture #1)

one of 150+ planes that were hand folded by myself and the bridesmaids!

plane + centrepiece shot...

i also ended up putting the ceremony program on a chalkboard which was framed….it however didn’t make it to the ceremony site until 5 minutes before the wedding.  so apparently there are no pictures of it!  we also put together the bridesmaids bouquets…and when i say we, i mean mostly kathryn johnston.  so yay kathryn! 🙂

i did end up putting pom poms on all of the bridesmaid bouquets!  AND i also ended up creating another banner…which only a select few have seen….doesn’t make sense you say?  stay tuned!!!

sigh.  so although it’s all over, we’re almost overwhelmed with going through our old “stuff” and finding place for our brand new stuff.  along with thank you card writing (still from the showers! :S), and house cleaning in general (as it was sorely skipped in the last weeks leading up to the big day!). 

there will still be a couple of wedding posts explaining how i did things, or how matt did things!  and when we get through all that… don’t fret, there’ll be stuff to blog about!  you can’t get rid of me that easily!!!!! 

that extra dessert may have to be posted on the weekend.  teaching and retail have me keeping busy over the next couple days.

until then, 

don’t be a fool, stay in school.

sincerely,

eflatt.

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sandra and derek’s diy wedding! :)

alright, here is the long awaited wedding i’ve been talking about for like 2 months….. i was too busy getting pictures taken, and doing bridesmaid duties to take photos of the fabulous little details that sandra did, so i waited until lots of pics were posted on facebook….and then i stole them.

hey- what else is facebook good for? 😀

Candy buffet!

mmmm!

table assignments were written on window panes!

which kind of looked like this when set up!

signs like these lined the way to the ceremony

🙂

sandra also printed her own programs which were really pretty, AND did little bags up for the candy buffet which were stamped with a matching flower from her invites!  super cute!  those my friends, i do not have pictures of, but if you’re lucky i will look for them this weekend, and try to scan and post next week!

let me tell you people; speaking from experience, if you are doing it yourself for wedding projects,  michaels and the dollar store will become your new favourite stores.  sandra’s candy buffet pots were from the dollar store…for reals.  and most of the rest of them were from michaels.  i actually looked forward to getting emailed 40% off coupons from michaels every thursday… if you are getting married sign up- they will help you!   i went there so much i’m actually kind of going through michaels’ withdrawl!  i need a new project- perhaps that’s why i’ve started doing home renos!

but that my friends will be another blog entry!

that’s it for now yo.

see y’all on the flip side.  Monday meals for real on Monday.  promise!

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