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. :)