Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Crafts Galore

so sorry i haven't posted anything in awhile. i'm redecorating my house and i've been a little obsessed with that lately. 

there's a new place that just opened on 3rd between La Brea and Fairfax called Hands-On 3rd
Hands-On 3rd is a workshop that offers classes in anything crafty! they do emphasize in sewing, knitting, crochet. they have great workshops that would entice any diy wedding bride. i noted a few classes below:

"Yes, it's an accoutrement, an accessory! Create a fabulous design to wear in your hair, on a hat, or lately, on your shoes!" $35 members/ $45 nonmembers  + material fee of $20

Open Sew:
"Sewing workshop & free tea bar. Come hang out & work on your projects! Bring your machine or use one of ours."
FREE to members/ $15 for non-members

you can also book events there. they have one called "Bride to Bead."
"The bride and her maids design & create their own silk thread necklaces or jewelry for the big day. A fun, bonding and easy way to make just what you want with our designer and hundreds of gorgeous beads to choose from."

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

inspiration board #4

another one from snippet and ink

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who knew i was so southern? i love these colors and i absolutely love mason jars. i really like the idea of serving some type of iced teas in them.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cayucos Creek Barn- San Luis Obispo (i think!)

i also found this location on green wedding shoes

photos by sissel byington

i'm loving these barn weddings. i kinda wish it was greener but it might be the season this wedding was in. i'm hoping spring would have more green meadows. this place also has a portable firepit so i love that this couple decided to have build your own smores for their guests!

here is some info:
$2500 for the whole weekend! this is what i was expecting for a barn!

Eucalyptus Lane- Ventura

Found this location via green wedding shoes blog.
photos by Leigh Miller:
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beautiful right? i'll definitely have to check this out too since it's so close.
here are some not so fun specs though:
at least $4200 for a one day only rental fee- 11AM to 11PM. Need to use their specific caterer- most popular menu runs you at $64.95 per person.
eek! that expensive for a barn? wow.

a, b, c

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found this via stylemepretty who found it on paper+cup

these are the CUTEST details that i've ever seen for a wedding.

here is some background info for the inspiration:
"It was 1983, Minhee was new in her 4th grade class. She asked her mom to bring some cupcakes to celebrate her summer birthday during the last day of school. So her mother came and with delight started serving Minhee's birthday treats. However to Minhee's dismay, they were not the cupcakes she asked for. All the kids started to make fun of the traditional korean treats that Minhee's mom brought. However, there was one boy named Truman that just so loved the korean treats. He saw that Minhee felt sad and decided to eat as much as he can. He thanked Minhee's mom and continued to stuff his tiny stomach."

How CUTE is that? i wish my boyfriend and i had some interesting story we could incorporate into our wedding. i'll have to think of one.



i hate copying and pasting verbatim but when i read this, i thought i found my long lost twin. this is EXACTLY how i feel and i don't see it letting up anytime soon :(

here are some highlights:
"Growing up, upon finding out about something fun I were going to do in the near future, I used to make myself sick with excitement. I suspect it’s the same with many children, but I’ve never really grown out of it. Instead of a stomach ache, adult me just gets really, really obsessed with the matter at hand. Say, for example, Mr. Mary Jane and I had decided to get a kitten, but we wouldn’t get him for a month. I’d spend that whole month reading everything there is to know about kittens, looking at pictures of kittens, visiting kittens in the humane society, talking to kitten-owners about their vets, and buying cute crap for the kitten to play with when it arrived. I’d probably even make color-coded kitten-related charts. I like to be in control, and I like to plan. And when I can’t get what I want right now, I want to know when I will get it so that I can prepare. I have no excuse for this; it’s a flaw of mine. (And yes, I’m an only child. What gave it away?)

This surprise-engagement thing really bothered me. Again, I wasn’t after the ring, but it was symbolic for the next step to come. I was confused as to why Mr. Mary Jane didn’t want us to be engaged right away. I wondered how long I’d have to wait. I’m generally a “glass-half-empty” person, especially when it comes to matters concerning my character. I wondered what was wrong with me. Was he thinking twice about our future? (I have NO reason to suspect this.) Why wasn’t he as excited to get engaged as I was? I kept pushing the subject. I got annoying. I tried to get him to talk about wedding styles. About guest lists. I sent him links to wedding stuff. He was pretty tolerant, but I knew I shouldn’t be bugging him so much. I was being dumb. I knew it meant a lot to him to do the proposal his own way, on his own time. But I couldn’t let it drop.

I got pushier and pushier as time passed. Valentine’s day came and went, but not without me wondering if maybe he had the ring - maybe it was somehow possible. He gave me a beautiful pink marquise ring for my right hand for Valentine’s Day (along with other thoughtful gifts).

I started to get angry about the whole situation. I am the first to admit that I have traditional values regarding family. I would love to be a housewife, I love when Mr. Mary Jane does manly things for me to help me out (even though I’m quite capable), and I love being ’taken care of’ by him. But this proposal thing had my feminist waters boiling. Weren’t we supposed to be doing this as equals? As a couple? Why did HE get to see the ring? Why should HE get to choose when to propose? It just made me jealous and mad. I felt like he was stringing me along, teasing me, or maybe even trying to teach me a lesson about patience. It was bringing out the worst in me."

you should read the whole thing. i was going to write my own but i don't write as eloquently as she does. i feel even worse than this, if you can imagine that, because we haven't even done the ring shopping! i am getting extremely frustrated which i know is not fair to him but i don't care! i think i'm starting to get really depressed about this whole thing. :(

and what ms. mary jane said about the whole equality thing really struck a chord in me. i got upset over this same matter a few weekends ago at my boyfriend. and i still really don't think it's fair. why is he making all the decisions? why am i not involved? i think i would feel a little better if he spoke to me about it but he doesn't. and when you think about it, traditionally the guy doesn't necessarily know if the girl is going to say yes. since he does know, i feel its unfair for him to keep me waiting for so long! both he and i know we're going to get married, what's the holdup?

grr. i know im crazy. but i can't help myself.

typed reception tables

found this little ditty on green wedding shoes. created by David Stark for the Metropolitan Opera's 125th anniversary.

i love type. i think this is a great idea to place on your tabletop at a reception. and type can be so fanciful, unique with so many different ways of displaying and colors. you can really mold it to whatever you want it to be/match. amazing...