Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Katie + Rob: June 20, 2009- Part Two!

I have to reiterate just how talented my friend Katie is, and what an amazing job she did on her wedding! One of the first details she mentioned after getting engaged was spending time covering matchboxes with graphic paper... talk about attention to detail! I wanted to share a few of her DIY details and some amazing pictures of Katie's projects, by Cindy at The Open Shutter.

As far as DIY projects, these were lots of fun - and time! I bought the paper for the invitations (cardstock, envelopes and pocketfolds) from www.cardsandpockets.com. They were really easy to work with and I received everything in perfect condition and very quickly. Loved that I could order samples to make sure I was getting exactly what I wanted. For the belly bands, I just cut strips of cool scrapbooking paper from Hobby Lobby and secured them with dot of glue. We had the invitations, menu cards, programs, escort cards and lots of other miscellaneous stuff printed locally at www.superiorimagingservices.com. Very friendly and did awesome work. Couldn't believe how reasonable the printing is when you provide your own paper!

MATCHBOXES- I bought generic matchboxes at the Dollar Store (12 boxes for $1) and covered them with fun scrapbooking papers using double-sided tape. They turned out really cute. I was going to have labels made for them with our names and wedding date, but ran out of time and energy. I kinda liked them plain.

ESCORT CARDS- this project was a lot more work than we were expecting! I grew up spending summers on Lake Michigan with my family, I wanted to be able to incorporate the lake in the wedding in a subtle way. I love the smooth beach pebbles, so we collected TONS of them. I rubber-stamped a number on the front, and glued an extra strength magnet on the back. We took the glass out of a few store-bought vintage frames, painted pieces of plywood with magnetic paint (it took waaay more coats of this stuff than we thought it would), and covered the plywood in a coordinating fabric. The pebble magnet then held down the escort card on the frame. This was helpful because I could have the escort cards printed ahead of time with people's names, but didn't have to commit to what table number they would be at until way later (to change someone's talbe, just swich out the magnet). It also prevented the cards from blowing off, since they were on a table outdoors.

CENTERPIECES- The florist assembled these, but I hand-wired all of the dangling crystals and votive holders on the tall branch centerpieces. This was also another place to incorporate the beach pebbles. For color on these tables, I bought bunches of loose peonies from Harding's (gotta love 'em!) that were put in small votive holders (used as vases) borrowed from a cousin's wedding. The short centerpieces were a way to save money, in that we used the pomanders from the ceremony atop a short vase to double as reception centerpieces.

Can you tell I'm totally obsessed with her wedding details?! You'll be seeing more posts on Wed Michigan about this talented gal who also runs De Mano Handmade Jewelry, where she makes custom jewelry! Email me at wedmichigan{at}gmail.com if you'd like more information on getting some custom designs of your own! A big shout out to Katie for sharing her DIY projects with Wed Michigan!

{Photos by The Open Shutter, photo #2 by Katie Maxwell}

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