Friday, July 31, 2009

adorable little succulents

continuing the succulent obsession, I love these little arrangements, via brooklynbride. I love the contrast with the nature and concrete pots.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

martha and her paper

More paper love from martha. These are from the most recent (I think...) MSW. Her stylists are amazing to be able to make simple paper accordion decorations look so swanky.

I wonder how I can fit these into our reception. Maybe as a backdrop for the photobooth?


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

paper paper paper lanterns

photo from design sponge
I love this creative arrangement of paper laterns that I stumbled on while searching on party perfect for some baby shower ideas (NOT me... for a co-worker).

close up (photo from party perfect)

Everything from Martha's walmart line. I wonder if they still have these things??
Amazing creation by Ashley Ann, with DIY here.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Because what is more important than envelopes?

well, everything, actually. like .... the whole getting married to your best friend part.

but you still gotta send your invites in something, right?

I have some kraft paper envelopes from Thailand that I bought in a random art shop in Mae Hong Son, but I don't think any of the sizes I bought will actually work.

The one above is$1 per envelope, which seems cheap, from Jam Paper. But not compared to the thai ones, which I purchased for the very reasonable price of 45 baht (about $1.20 USD) for a pack of 40. man, I miss Thailand.

These are 10 for $8. Plus they seem a little brighter in color. oh shit. I just became the bride who cares about the shade of an envelope.

oh shit.

I'm done.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

most awesome photo booth ever?

yeah. I think so.

created by sasha souza for kristen*’s wedding (via kiss the groom - check out more pics there)

Made with a huge sheet of plywood, covered in wallpaper, with frame holes cut out. Nice added touch of the bride and groom's family photos.

I mean, this is clearly very ambitious, but not totally out of the realm of DIY possibility, right? riiiiiight?

even woodier

love this kraft paper + wood veneer combo (and rounded corners!) from night owl paper goods

Friday, July 17, 2009


ok. still in the invitation abyss. Our moo cards came and they are nicer than I expected. (full post to come...). But as for the invitations, we are still a little stuck. I think we have a general idea of the text and formatting, but need to decide on paper. and, um, order said paper.

Steve and I both have had a thing for wood veneer for awhile, but true to our pattern of "excitement! creative idea formation! no execution!" we haven't ever made anything with wood veneer. I've seen a couple of invites using wood, and I must say I really really like them. Nice, but still a little different. And I think we could print on them with our gocco.*

I love this one, with darker wood and light ink:

via Oh So Beautiful Paper

And here is a super helpful post on where to get supplies and how to work with veneer to make invitations from Paper Crave.

* Paper menagerie seems to have had great success with gocco on veneer, but I wonder if our smaller text might bleed??

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

more succulents

another succulent bouquet:

from housemartin (via Oh Joy!)

And how cool is this succulent arrangement? I love the floppy dragontail succulents!

(via housemartin - which has some great arrangement examples!)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

moo cards

Just spent much much MUCH longer than I intended making moo cards as part of our invitations. We ended up deciding not to include an RSVP postcard or anything like that. We figured everyone invited is an adult, and they can RSVP as they would for any other get together we would host.

But it is a special get together, so we put together little business cards with our contact info and RSVP options. I'll post again when we get them, but I think they are going to look great. Steve's mom had suggested moo cards for our Save the Dates. Since we decided to do the video instead (will be posted soon!!!), we thought the RSVP was a great use for the moo cards.

For the front, we chose photos of our travels together, our succulents, and little drawings we've made over the last 9 years.

Hanoi 2009

Chianti 2006

And... they have a "green" option, with 100% recycled paper and no chlorine.

Valentine's card 2006

Baby Toes succulent 2007

Amsterdam 2005