Thursday, April 28, 2011

Coming Together

It's kind of cool to see the wedding plans coming right along. Small pieces are falling into place and I am really glad I am able to be at my parents' in order to be a part of it. Last night my mom and I put the centre pieces together. I'll try to get a photo of them and put one up. They are so cute, if I do say so myself. We are using cracked glass, round, wide rimmed vases with a darkish purple ribbon about a quarter of the way from the bottom. Where a bow normally would be, we've glued an oval, orange jewel type thing and opposite to that oval on the back, is a tiny, orange jewel-like butterfly. Once on the tables, we will be placing them on top of mirrors and dumping purple stones in the bottoms. We'll fill them with water and have three floating candles in each vase. As of right now, we have two orange, flower floating candles, but we will be scouring the city for purple ones to add some dimension and colour to the piece. We are also going to sprinkle orange jewel-like stars, butterflies, squares and ovals around the foot of the vase. I also cut the stems off of small, purple rosettes that we'll mix into the glittery bits.
I've also been in contact with LDB and they are making five by seven cards for each table that tells our guests that a donation has been made in their honour in lieu of favours. Mr. K and i figured that people just take favours home and pitch them, so why not donate the money to an organisation we can both support whole heartedly? So, that is what we're doing. The woman I spoke to at LDB is supposed to be mailing the cards to my parents' house in a couple of days. It's good to know that we're getting some of these little things done with plenty of time to spare, just in case we have to come up with a plan B.
Lindsay, long time friend and Bride's maid, and I were looking online together at bow ties for Glacier and Roscoe yesterday as well. We're not going to go crazy dressing the boys up, but a nice purple bow tie for Glacier and an orange for Roscoe is definitely in order. We discovered that they really aren't that expensive, which is even more exciting. Mom and I checked for Tinkerbell charms in Walmart last night-I want to add them to my garters, which I bought for three dollars a piece-but it appears we'll have to head over to the Michigan side and check over there as there wasn't any cheeky pixies to be found. That said, we still have about a month to go, so I'm not worried. We also had wine made for our guests a few months back and that should be ready soon as well. Mom heard from our mystery DJ after she dropped the L word (lawyer) and he has agreed to get her deposit to her so that she can pay our new DJ.
So, needless to say, things are definitely coming together and I apologise to everyone reading my blog as of late as it is full of wedding or retraining posts. Variety is the spice of life, so I'll try to ensure that I slip posts in about other topics. :)


browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Hey! It's life! Enjoy and we'll enjoy sharing with you.

Never apologise, it's your blog! Write for yourself. Remember, we wouldn't be following you if we didn't enjoy your writing.

One day you'll look back and have a sort of "diary" of the trials and tribulations you faced along the way.

BrownDog's Momma

Brooke, Phoenix, Cessna, Aspen & Canyon said...

Your centre pieces sound so pretty! We had fish bowls with blue and silver rocks and bright blue beta fish :) All of the fish ended up surviving a few months or even a year in some cases after the wedding so that was pretty cool. Instead of having people bang their glasses for us to kiss, we asked that they make a donation to the Diabetes Association in honour of my mom and Granny - we ended up making $125 and then matched it penny for penny when we actually gave in our funds :) For give aways we had little ceramic wooden shoes (Huib's dutch) and then attached each pair together with 4 coloured ribbons that symbolized my native heritage (red, yellow, white & black). We had a lot of those left over though, so I think it's great you guys decided to make a donation rather than giving out something no one will really look at again :) Our wedding colours were navy blue and silver, so we were able to pick up a lot of our decorations after Christmas in the clearance areas :)

So glad to hear your wedding plans are going well!! Can't wait to see pictures when it's all over with :)

Frankie Furter said...

The "L" word... usually does the trick.

I am glad that things are starting to come together!!!

Butt NO wedding is without some hitches. BaaaaWAaaAAAHHHHH I made a Frankie Funny... Wedding/Getting Hitched BaaaWaaaah
I just CRACK myself UP!

Anonymous said...

Wedding plans are exciting. I can't wait to see pictures of the center pieces!

Jen said...

Don't appologise, they are both great topics to read about.
Sounds like your putting so much work into the wedding and making everything so special. You got the wine made, that's cool!

Jess and Glacier said...

Brown Dog's Mama: you have a point. lol Thanks. :)
Brooke & Gang: Real fish? That is cool: I like that. I like the donation idea for the kissing thing as well. Originally we were going to have people tell stories about us instead of clinking plates, but Mr. K pointed out that most of it would be about me as he has a small turn out-so we went back to the clinking. Maybe I'll pass the idea of a donation by him. :)
Franky: LOL! You are awesome. :)
Sherlock: I have my camera, but don't have a cord to attach it to my Laptop, so once I have that little problem fixed, I'll get photos up of what we have so far. :)
Jen: Thanks. :) The wine labels are even unique with a castle on them, a saying, our names and purple and orange colours to match our wedding colours. I hope the wine turns out. lol

L^2 said...

Yay for purple stuff! ;) I'm glad it's all coming together for you. And I love the idea to donate to LDB instead of buying favors that no one will really care about after the wedding anyway.

Brooke, Phoenix, Cessna, Aspen & Canyon said...

We didn't really want to be hearing the glass clinking all night so thought the donation vase was a really good alternative. My cousin had people sing songs about love or that had love in them for his wedding rather than clinking glasses which I also thought was a pretty cool idea.

Another thing we did that was pretty neat, was to put a disposable camera in the middle of each table for people to take pictures of things they thought we should see and then a note pad and pens for people to write messages on for advice they felt we needed to know for a life long marriage. The one I remember the most is the one Phoenix's foster family left us "Never go to bed angry" some great advice and something we do try to follow :) They've been married for 64 or 65 years now so they mu$st know something right?

Keep telling us all about your wedding preparations, they are so great to hear about!!

Anonymous said...

Hey it's lynette, i found your blog through Brooke's site. Congrats on have fun with the planning!